Thankful Thursday: Safety and Compassion

In light of Sunday night’s horrific act of terror executed in Las Vegas, I’m obviously very thankful that myself and my loved ones are safe and (relatively) well. I have friends who lost people in that shooting and it’s a heart-wrenching situation. Nonetheless, I’m grateful that, at least this time, I am personally outside the bubble of those directly affected by such a pointless, heartbreaking tragedy.

I know that I may not always be so lucky, so I’m also grateful for the reminder to let the people I care about know that I love them.

I’m also thankful to see so many people looking at this nightmare and responding with positivity, love, and compassion. The Go Fund Me page to benefit victims and families hit its $100,000 goal in a matter of hours, was upped to $2mil, and that was surpassed only twelve hours after the page was created. I’m not entirely sure what the tally has hit at this point, but it’s amazing to see so many people selflessly contributing to aid those affected.

If you’re in the Las Vegas area, I urge you to donate blood if you can. No doubt they could use it to continue treating those still needing care and to replenish what they’ve used so far.

I love you all.


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Witchy Wednesday: Why Colorado Springs will Always be the Witchiest City (to me, at least)

I’m sure I’m not the only one that gets random associations in my head, right? Two things that are objectively unrelated, but are forever linked in my brain meat.

Can I talk about how Colorado Springs will always be the witchiest city in the world, to me?

Because, objectively speaking, Colorado Springs is not a witchy city. At all. It’s actually a remarkably conservative city. I’ve referred to Colorado Springs as “the biggest small town I’ve ever seen” because the attitudes of the people there give off that vibe.

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TMI Tuesday: Let's Talk About Sex(uality), Baby!

Let’s talk about… well… just me, actually.

I think most people at this point realize that sexuality can be extremely fluid, at least for some people. Some of us may go through many changes which affect our identities. I certainly have. I’ve run the gamut and come back to the start, I suppose. So, let me take you on a journey.

Like most kids who grew up kind of sheltered, I assumed I was straight. I knew I liked boys, so I couldn’t be gay, because gay girls only liked girls, not boys. And that was what I knew: Gay™ or Straight™. Read More

Monday Musings: I'm so Damn Tired.

I’m in a great deal of physical pain, at the moment, thanks to a pinched nerve in my shoulder and a tight muscle in my back that makes my entire right arm feel like it’s in a vice grip. I should start doing yoga.

I’m also in an extreme amount of emotional distress waking up and heard about Las Vegas. A friend of mine lost a friend. Other friends are still waiting to hear back about loved ones. My brother and his wife lived in Vegas for many years and her mother still lives there. I’ve never started crying so quickly after waking up. Read More

Sunday Sweets: Mini Chocolate Pie

So, while my mom and I were at Target the other day, I saw these little mini graham cracker pie crusts and thought, “Yes. Tiny personal pie. How could that possibly be a bad idea?”

This was the best worst idea I’ve ever had.

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Blog-tober… or something?

So, I’ve decided to try to do this Blog-tober… post every day in October*… thing. Partially because I think it will be fun and partially because next month is National Novel Writing Month and it will be a miracle if I find the time to post on my blog.

I forget how I heard about Blog-tober and I’m sure there’s probably some sort of prompt list for things like this, but I’m not going that route. I’m just going to (kind of) post whatever I want each day as a way for you all to get to know me as a person. I say “kind of” post what I want, because I like themes and categories (and alliteration) and stuff like that, so I’m going to stick to certain types of posts each day:

  • Monday Musings: Just me talking about life or whatever.
  • TMI Tuesday: The (probably) NSFW and deeply personal stuff.
  • Witchy Wednesday: I’m a witch and I don’t talk about that nearly as often as you might expect considering my blog is called Cupcake Witchery.
  • Thankful Thursday: If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you probably remember that this used to be a regular thing, where I would post about what I was thankful for that week.
  • Friday Faves: Just stuff I like, shameless promotion of friends and material goods. I have no affiliate links or anything like that; I really just want to spread the love of good shit so it can keep going.
  • Sartorial Saturday: Outfit(s) of the day/week. Or at least something fashion related.
  • Sunday Sweets: I will start baking again if it effing kills me. Alternately, Sunday Shorts: Some small piece of flash fiction, because I’m a writer and baking every week will make me incredibly unhealthy.

Admittedly, I probably won’t stick to this schedule after October, because I don’t really have the time or energy in my life right now to blog every single day. But, I might keep a few of them going (like bringing back Thankful Thursdays, because that really made me feel better about things and I don’t know why I stopped). And, of course, like I mentioned, November is NaNoWriMo and I really, really, really want to get some work done on my book, which means less time for other things.

So, yea. That starts tomorrow. Whoo!

I love you all.


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Personal Collage Project (aka nightmare personal exposé presentation)

On Tuesday, I presented my “Personal Collage Project” for my communications class. It went as well as could be expected. I got the full fifty points, so I guess I nailed it. My voice shook a lot from nerves, but I think everyone thought I was just emotional because of some of the subject matter. Whatever, I’ll take it.

I was considering posting my speech here for everyone to read, but, ah, funny thing…

I can’t actually remember what I said. Read More

I started shaving again after a year and you should still do whatever you want with your body.

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I’ve mentioned in the past that I have a love/hate relationship with shaving. I don’t like performing in-shower acrobatics and pulling muscles, but I also don’t like getting my hair snagged in my clothes or that sweaty, itchy feeling during the summer. Read More

Sorry, I Can't Come in Today. My Brain has the Flu.

Yesterday, I wrote the rough draft of my first essay for my English class. I printed out two hard copies and stuck them in my folder so I would be prepared for our peer review discussion in class. I was done. I was ready. I was proud of myself. Read More

School is Going Well

I’m better at social interaction than I would have guessed. Both of my classes are heavy on discussions, speaking, and interaction. This gives me more than a little bit of anxiety (I have chronic social anxiety, for those unaware).

But, you probably wouldn’t have guessed yesterday. Read More

General Education? Seriously?

Can I just rant about college requirements for a moment, please?

When you think of “general education requirements” you probably think of things everyone should know, regardless of what career path they plan to take. Everyone needs to know how to do basic math. Everyone needs to know how to read and write. Everyone should know the events which have happened in our world (history) and how our world works (science). Everyone should have an understanding of economics and politics. And I might even concede that everyone should participate in some kind of self-development.

Also, though I don’t think it is necessarily required to function in the world and workplace, I think it’s a very, very, very good idea that everyone learn a foreign language.

So, why is it that the so-called “general education requirements” for California State University are so damned specific? Read More

White People and Cheese

A friend of mine got me started on a thing over on Facebook and now I’m bringing it here because I can. For those of you not in the know, I love food and I love science, so I frickin’ love food science. I’m not good at making nutritionally sound choices (yet!), but I love nutrition.

So, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite weird nutrition facts:

White people like cheese so much because we can eat it.

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