Portugal: Women keep me sane

I came back to Lisbon for one last night yesterday. I didn’t see or do anything really. I just showed up at my Dutch friend’s place (the one who took care of me when I was sick) and talked for hours on her balcony as if she was my best friend. Travel does that. My…

This Cute Festival and Thouhts on The French

Apparently there’s this huge old car festival here this weekend. The two french guys staying in this airbnb with me came here with this car of theirs-it’s got two steering wheels and two engines and is kinda crazy but super cool. We couldn’t communicate all that well (we’re talk’n pantomiming shit lol) but I told…

Hitching in Portugal as a woman. 

Today I got picked up by this couple on the side of the road. Right after playing with that homeless dog (see my last post), I realized I hadn’t been paying attention. I love to go for runs and bike rides and get lost and then try to find my way back based on intuition…

This Spanish town 

         The afternoon:  I stayed inside all day yesterday except to eat. After exhausting myself for days on end, I got to the point where I heard myself say “oh great. Another fucking pretty crutch. Whoopeeee.” I don’t like that I have this attitude! But I’m used to spending longer periods of time…

Tinder girl in Europe 

My tinder date took this last night right before we realized this wasn’t going anywhere. I was tired and not really looking to hook up, though I’m always open to the idea. But I just wasn’t feeling it with this dude. And he was wearing a superman shirt. I’ve noticed a lot of men over…

A man in Athens who made our day 

   The owner of this restaurant in Athens was really good to my stepmom’s brother a few months back, so we decided to get dinner there last night. When we showed up and told him her brother sent us, he hugged and kissed us and said her brother was a really good man. He even…

It took two decades of destroying myself to like this body 

(All photos taken in Folegandros, Greece this week) I spent two decades of my life destroying my body cuz I thought I was fat. The really fucked up part is that I was always a tall skinny kid and teenager (and a feminist too!!) and yet for some reason I thought I was a lard…

How Alzheimer’s Is Bringing Out the Best in My Dad 

​​ Even though my dad said fuck you to me yesterday, his ever emerging sense of affection makes up for it. He tells people he loves them quite freely now, which is something he only reserved for us in the past. It’s funny, despite being emotionally detached and fearful of not being able to relate…

Alzheimer’s Ain’t So Bad! 

People think Alzheimer’s is all gloom and doom and I get why they do. I mean, it’s definitely sad to watch someone’s mind deteriorate right in front of you. And it’s even harder living in constant fear of the day they won’t remember you anymore, which is essentially like being dead to them. Like instead…