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I’m back to writing on a daily basis, but I get distracted too easily. So I’ve installed a site-blocking extension on my browser. Again. I’m also toying with the idea of taking a month off from the Internet. E-mail only. No Netflix, Hulu Plus, Reddit, social media, or trashy blogs. My birthday is around th

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When it snows in Portland, almost everything shuts down. Commuter traffic is a nightmare, schools close, and regularly-scheduled-programming on television gets interrupted by news coverage about the weather. Forecast says we’ll have snow today and Saturday. Like most people here, I’m not going anywhere. An examp

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I’ve finally updated my documentaries page. I’m loving the shit out of the new Childish Gambino album. My energy level sucks, but my sleep patterns have recently improved. My caffeinated soda consumption dramatically decreased after I got a SodaStream for Christmas, but now I’m drinking more vodka. I medit

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(I thought I’d try out a cleaner blog template, so here it is.) For 2014, I have no resolutions or wishes for a better year, because these things never come to fruition. Last year was about loss, then hibernation for me. What’s in store for me in the year to come? I’m not going to […]

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I’m not quite sure what happened, but my cat is finally covering her mess with litter. Did she figure out my toilet-training plan? Because of these recent developments, I’ve abandoned the training. Problem solved! Now, I’m trying to get myself to finish reading one of the books I’ve started. I’

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I’ve decided to toilet train my cat. Or, I should say, I’m going to try to toilet train her. (Not exciting news, I know, but I figure I’m more likely to follow through with it if I write a blog post about it.) I’ve gone back and forth on the idea for awhile now. I’ve

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Infinite Summer ended early for me this year. I haven’t read much lately, aside from the first 400 pages of IJ and an electronic copy of Ask Dr. Mueller I found on OpenLibrary. I’ve been on a little bit of a John Waters kick. Female Trouble is a movie I need to remember to watch

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The hottest part of Portland summer days are between 4pm and 6pm. This picture was taken while I was on N Interstate during rush hour. My car’s a/c crapped out on me earlier this year. I read somewhere online that opening two car windows diagonally to each other helps cool the air inside faster. So

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Here’s a picture taken underneath the Japanese Blood Maple tree in my back patio area. During the six weeks of Oregon summer, I try to enjoy this tree as much as I can. This year, I added a little solar-powered water fountain under it. I like to sit in a canvas folding chair right next

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It took some alternative spelling, but I finally got Siri to say my name right: Your browser does not support this audio format. (http://nevafeva.com/audio/say_my_name_siri.wav)

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I’m reading Infinite Jest again this summer, this time with some friends. I’ve also been practicing nail art. Here’s a picture of my first attempt at dots and a pic of my IJ-themed French mani. This is how exciting my life is at the moment.

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As you may or may not have already heard, the TV show Futurama is being cancelled (again). This is no bueno. Click here to see what you can do to attempt to save it. I’ve created a separate page on this site for my favorite things. They’re affiliate links, so I’ll make money if you

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I’ve been using the Tickled Pink Cosmetic Makeup Airbrush for almost four months now and I love it! It’s quick and easy to use and doesn’t take much foundation to do the job. There’s a little learning curve to using it, but once you get it down your skin will look awesome! I’ve gotten several

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Long before the Scary Movie franchise started, there was this movie. Student Bodies (1981) was a childhood favorite of mine. I’d watch it over and over, giggling my butt off every time. To my delight, Amazon Instant has it available. I found myself reciting some of the lines when I watched it last night, approx.

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Yesterday was the last day of my 30s and the first day I ever received a royalty check for my writing. Actually, it wasn’t a check but a deposit into my checking account. Not the same, I know, but just as gratifying. I’m excited about being 40. My 30s, for the most part, sucked. For

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LINDA MARIE REYNEN March 5th, 1966 – February 10th, 2013 Linda, Last week, I watched them wheel you out of your house on a stretcher. Before they took you away, they unzipped the body bag for me so I could see your face one last time. It wasn’t you anymore, but I still wanted to

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I haven’t been writing any fiction lately, but I’ve been writing. Nothing I can share, not for awhile. But I’ve been writing. At the beginning of the year, I stopped taking all the narcotic medication prescribed to me. Nothing was becoming “a problem”; It was a matter of polypharmacy. I stopped

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…and his name is John McAfee. Whoo boy, things are going to get interesting around here! I read the Kindle single John McAfee’s Last Stand back in November and I highly recommend it. If you want the Cliff Notes version of McAfee’s story, check out the Willamette Week article about his arrival to Portland.

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…but I fed a troll. And if he visits this blog to share more of his self-pitying bullshit, I say bring it on, asshole.

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I haven’t gone out on New Year’s Eve since I was in my 20′s, but it’s still my favorite holiday. I love the idea of a new start. Of course, any day can be a ‘new start’, but there’s something different about January 1st. Maybe it’s the sigh of relief that the holidays are over

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I took down my last post (re:end of 2012) because it was lame. I wish I could write an interesting post about my Christmas, but I’m drawing a blank. For once, it was a pleasant one: A Build-Your-Own Grand Slam at Denny’s for lunch, Django Unchained in the afternoon. When you’re childless and single, I

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This year’s been disappointing for me, to say the least, but it hasn’t been a total loss. I got back to writing, volunteered on a regular basis, and read a lot. I also watched an embarassing amount of television and gained 20lbs. Living the life of a recluse will do that to ya, I guess.

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For the most part, I’ve been away from the online dating scene for over a year now. The Tumblr blog Nice Guys of OKCupid confirms I made the right decision to stay the fuck away from it. I don’t like the aspect of Internet culture that encourages humiliation but, man, these guys are asking for

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It’s finally happened here. A nutjob wearing all black, carrying assault rifles into a public place, shots fired, innocent people killed, witnesses scarred forever. Lone-wolf terrorism. Our country has been here before, we know how it plays out. This isn’t the first time a location familiar to me has seen a rand

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In the year 3,000, Santa is an evil robot that, due to a programing error, judges and punishes harshly. Nobody leaves cookies for this Santa; They lock their doors and stay off of the street. And in present-day Greendale, Colorado, a study group with members that are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Jehovah’s Witness, agnos

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I finally got it together and published an ebook via Amazon Direct Publishing. You don’t need a Kindle to read it; click here for instructions on how you can access books for Kindle on your computer, tablet, and smartphone. Check it out!

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I can handle pain well, but with fevers I’m a mess. Even with the smallest rise in body temperature, I freak out. An impending sense of doom kicks in along with the sweats and chills, the nausea, and the overall weakness of every part of my body. You’d think I’d be emotionally used to the

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It’s sadly appropriate that I watched Sunset Boulevard (amazon, netflix) at home, alone on Thanksgiving. This year is going to be a Norma Desmond holiday for me, I can feel it. Now, if you will excuse me, I’m going to go paint my fingernails hot pink, ignore all of my failures, and pretend I am

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I’m thankful the complaints I have these days are relatively petty. Many people in this world have a lot more to complain about than I do. I am consciously aware that things always could be worse for me because things have been a lot worse than they are now. This year hasn’t been the greatest,

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Paying someone to write a positive review of your book on Amazon is desperate and pathetic. I’m sad (but not surprised) that there are plenty of pathetic people doing just that. Even more pathetic? Posting negative reviews of your competitors’ publications just to make your own work look better. That is some 14-

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