Tired

Whenever I get tired, I can’t be funny or creative anymore. It’s the worst part of being tired, in my opinion. 

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I remember one time after my third child was born when I had just returned to work full-time. He was about ten weeks old (because America is ridiculous in that regard) and I was not getting more than five non-consecutive hours of sleep night after night after night. 

I was supposed to send an email to a large group of people, and I wanted to open it with something funny. After staring at my computer screen for a solid ten minutes (and reminding myself at least three times of what I was supposed to be doing) I finally announced to my office mate, “You know, I think I’ve forgotten how to be funny.”

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I tackled a very ambitious cleaning project this weekend and am as focused and stubborn as a mountain goat when I’ve got a project like that to accomplish. I don’t know exactly how many hours I worked without stopping, but I collapsed into my bed at midnight last night and woke up early to go at it again this morning. And I finished. But when it came to writing this blog post, whew, I guess I fractured my funny bone. 

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Happy Sunday eve! Thanks for reading. 

Don't Call Me Cute

I had an interesting conversation with a friend recently about sexy versus cute. “I love cute,” I explained, “but I can only do sexy.”

Let’s unpack that today, shall we?

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Some of sexy versus cute is definitely cultural. I was raised on the notion that women should be fiercely independent. There’s no room for cute. Somebody might take advantage of that! Don’t act cute; you could end up screwed. In fact, don’t even play at being cute because that might backfire, too.

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As an adult, I have a total appreciation for cute, and I’m even taking notes on how to ease into a cuter version of myself. But sexy remains an easier and more authentic feeling mode of self-expression.

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I suppose in some oblique way this post serves to mark International Day of the Woman. To all the cute and sexy people out there, as well as everyone else: know yourself, be yourself, love yourself!

Thanks for reading. Happy Sunday!


Vince pants (secondhand) // Nine West jacket (old) // Loeffler Randall bag (secondhand) // Dr. Martens shoes // Bottega Veneta sunglasses // North Face hat