Learning skincare with Hyram

[Old person voice] In my day, we didn't have these interwebs and yoo-toobs. If we wanted to learn about skincare, we talked to the older girls at school. You know, the girls with four inch bangs and 15 ounces of hairspray on them at all times. Of course, we also had all those vague, confusing,… Continue reading Learning skincare with Hyram

Kindergarten lessons for today: respect bodies

A few more Very Important Rules, for general usage: Respect other people's bodies.Yes, everyone's.That means no touching without consent. Yes, not even their cool hair.That means no asking bizarre personal questions (or personal statements!) Special note: Think about this in terms of meeting folks with bodies that don't work the same way yours does bodies… Continue reading Kindergarten lessons for today: respect bodies

Vaccine Finder (USA)

I've managed to get vaccines scheduled for my (eligible) immediate family and myself, and VaccineFinder.org was a big help. You'll input your info and get information back about availability, then schedule via the particular store's website. Some website are buggy and difficult (I'm looking at you, CVS); some are trying their hardest (e.g. WalMart). Just… Continue reading Vaccine Finder (USA)

Bullet Journal: moving from March to April 2021

A bullet journal is a "mindfulness practice disguised as a productivity system". If you don't know the basics, watch this short video by the inventor. I've got an entire conference session's worth of reasons why bullet journaling is my lifeline, my exobrain. Today, I want to write about the cycle I go through at the end… Continue reading Bullet Journal: moving from March to April 2021

If you’re interested in vidcon 2020, I have a link for you

They're doing a presale registration thingy that's also a contest...I'm sure it's a big push to get more people on their email list / Instagram followers / etc. etc. BUT if you are interested in VidCon 2020, you can join the pre registration contest, and give me some more chances to win something, if you… Continue reading If you’re interested in vidcon 2020, I have a link for you

Vegan cheese and butter recommendations

If you'd like to get a little (or all) dairy out of your life, I HIGHLY recommend these particular things. While they're not necessarily "health food", they are yummy, yummy occasional treats: Miyoko's - EVERYTHING. This company makes outstanding vegan butter and cheese Daiya - The provolone style slices, specifically. (I'm not super fond of… Continue reading Vegan cheese and butter recommendations

Salmonella outbreak: let’s skip the turkey this year

I'm gonna ask you NOT TO COOK TURKEY THIS YEAR. We still cook meat for the extended, non-vegan family on Thanksgiving, but this year we're going with chicken for them. This PBS article tells you why, but I'll give you short highlights from the article: - No single outbreak source - 164 hospitalization in the… Continue reading Salmonella outbreak: let’s skip the turkey this year