If ever there was a clear visual metaphor for what your insides feel like when experiencing a Crohn’s flare, it’s this photo of Marilyn Manson & Rose McGowan circa 1998. 

If ever there was a clear visual metaphor for what your insides feel like when experiencing a Crohn’s flare, it’s this photo of Marilyn Manson & Rose McGowan circa 1998. 

Happy Valentine’s Day, Internet. 

Guilty Little Pleasures

  • Stars without makeup. Your friends without makeup as you all age in unison.
  • Airport paperbacks. Listening to Tori Spelling’s first audiobook while sitting down in the shower.  
  • The anonymity of occupying a crowded Starbucks, muted by headphones, obscured by a laptop screen. The anonymity of a gin martini and Chatroulette.
  • Crying along to Patti Smith covering Rihanna’s Stay. Tearing up at the first 17 seconds of Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours.
  • Doubling down on the recommended dose of calcium chews. Doubling down on the recommended dose of ZzzQuil.

This pig embodies precisely how I feel on my very best day. Precisely. 

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Winter nights in are even cozier with these rustic and earthy votive holders. Thanks, Pinterest. 

Today in cool conversations with ex-boyfriends. 

Today in cool conversations with ex-boyfriends. 

Self Soothing
Tell your mother “goodbye” and never “goodnight” to ensure that neither of you will ever die.
Close your eyes and review every item of beige clothing worn by Meryl Streep in Kramer vs. Kramer.
Visualize yourself poaching two perfect eggs.
Silently repeat your family’s dinnertime grace whenever you hear a siren and everyone in need will be okay. 
Listen to the hum of the dishwasher running in a warm, dark house.

Self Soothing

  • Tell your mother “goodbye” and never “goodnight” to ensure that neither of you will ever die.
  • Close your eyes and review every item of beige clothing worn by Meryl Streep in Kramer vs. Kramer.
  • Visualize yourself poaching two perfect eggs.
  • Silently repeat your family’s dinnertime grace whenever you hear a siren and everyone in need will be okay. 
  • Listen to the hum of the dishwasher running in a warm, dark house.

Like most of us, Maude’s weekend plans were derailed by a warm pile of laundry. 

I was just noting how wonderful it would be if Jacob and I were to recreate these magical scenes for our Save the Date “cards” (am I supposed to capitalize those words?) but then he reminded me that it is, in fact, very early in the morning slash late at night on the very first day of the year and perhaps what seems like a good idea at the time may, in fact, confuse older relatives and yes, that is why I am marrying him, if you don’t mind very much.
Don’t worry, though. I still make Beyoncé’s face upon waking each morn.  I was just noting how wonderful it would be if Jacob and I were to recreate these magical scenes for our Save the Date “cards” (am I supposed to capitalize those words?) but then he reminded me that it is, in fact, very early in the morning slash late at night on the very first day of the year and perhaps what seems like a good idea at the time may, in fact, confuse older relatives and yes, that is why I am marrying him, if you don’t mind very much.
Don’t worry, though. I still make Beyoncé’s face upon waking each morn. 

I was just noting how wonderful it would be if Jacob and I were to recreate these magical scenes for our Save the Date “cards” (am I supposed to capitalize those words?) but then he reminded me that it is, in fact, very early in the morning slash late at night on the very first day of the year and perhaps what seems like a good idea at the time may, in fact, confuse older relatives and yes, that is why I am marrying him, if you don’t mind very much.

Don’t worry, though. I still make Beyoncé’s face upon waking each morn. 

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