One of my funeral director friends is being deployed with her D-MORT team. D-MORT is the federal response team comprised of funeral directors/emblamers, medical examiners, coroners, forensic anthropologists, etc, called to scenes of mass casualties and other scenarios when death care providers are needed (such as cemetery floods). They don't have enough PPE for everyone … Continue reading URGENT PLEA: PPE NEEDED
For years, whenever people would talk about their Zombie Apocalypse Plans (or any apocalypse plans), I'd half-joke that I plan to be one of the first wave killed because I'm too lazy to rebuild society, especially if there's no Dunkin iced coffee available. The addiction is real with my iced Dunkin; last year, upon my … Continue reading Irreverence is a Coping Mechanism
Day whatever of reporting to work as an essential employee: we're devolving into anarchy. Uniform guidelines have fallen by the wayside. I'm at my desk in leggings and plaid Doc Martens. They have dinosaur laces. I'm making everyone look at the dinosaur laces. I've resurrected my mascara and burgundy lipstick. Gals who are fortunate enough … Continue reading Pandemic Log: It’s Getting Weird
"Have a Loki Blot, she said. It'll be fun, she said." This comment was left in jest on a FB post I made linking an article about 2 asteroids that are likely to hit our atmosphere in the midst of COVID-19 pandemonium. I laughed, joking about how I was wondering when I'd be called out … Continue reading Chaos! Pandemonium! Pandemic!
I just got a delightful voice message from fellow Lokean E, asking me to update her on the situation in my city and making sure I've got plans in place, etc. She ended the message by saying, and I quote, "I worry about you, you and the cats and Loki alone in your place- oh, … Continue reading Be Smart, Be Careful, and Be Well: The COVID-19 Post
In October, I enjoyed seeing my friends celebrate "Coming Out Day," but I didn't really think much of it. Mostly because I really don't think about romantic love or sex at all, really, and that's what I associate with sexual orientation. And that's because, as I've mentioned before, I am asexual. I'm probably aromantic, too, … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sex
Today's thought dump is brought to you by request. Over the years, lots of recently converted heathens and pagans have asked me how to deal with backlash or negativity from family/friends/coworkers, and a good friend of mine specifically asked me to write about what it's like in a blended-faith family. Unfortunately, I don't have a … Continue reading Least Helpful Post Ever
I'm calling it now: "Well, that's not supposed to happen" is the unofficial motto of my kindred. It's a theme that preceded my arrival to the group, and it's been going strong with my official inclusion. It happened again, to no one's surprise, at our Loki blot on Leap Day. Saturday's event was blissful, and … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Vanilla, Orange, and a Hint of Old Napkin