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► index

► overview

  • MMXVIII
  • chinese zodiacyear of the earth dog
  • dictionary.com's word of the year ▸ ❝ misinformation
    • n., false information that is spread, regardless of whether there is intent to mislead
  • numerological universal year11 / 2
  • pantone colour of the yearultra violet (18-3838)
  • time's person of the yearthe guardians

► music

  • africa ❞ – weezer (2018)
  • bad at love ❞ – halsey (2017)
  • big god ❞ – florence + the machine (2018)
  • counting cards ❞ – rainbow kitten surprise (2015)
  • fire and the flood ❞ – vance joy (2014)
  • gone ❞ – harry hudson (2018)
  • go on, say it ❞ – blind pilot (2008)
  • hunger ❞ – florence + the machine (2018)
  • i hope you're happy ❞ – blue october (2018)
  • let her go ❞ – passenger (2012)
  • lost on you ❞ – LP (2016)
  • lucky 88 ❞ – speedy ortiz (2018)
  • my type ❞ – saint motel (2014)
  • new rules ❞ – dua lipa (2017)
  • no roots ❞ – alice merton (2017)
  • running up that hill ❞ – placebo (2003)
  • seekers and finders ❞ – gogol bordello ft. regina spektor (2017)
  • sick boy ❞ – the chainsmokers (2018)
  • slow hand ❞ – the pointer sisters (1981)
  • sunny ❞ – bobby hebb (1966)
  • take it all back 2.0 ❞ – judah & the lion (2016)
  • thank u, next ❞ – ariana grande (2018)
  • the a team ❞ – ed sheeran (2011) ❤
  • the sky is a neighborhood ❞ – foo fighters (2017)
  • this is america ❞ – childish gambino (2018)
  • wish i knew you ❞ – the revivalists (2015)
  • wolves ❞ – selena gomez & marshmello (2017)

► film

  • avengers: infinity war (2018)
  • black panther (2018)
  • coco (2017)
  • doctor strange (2016)
  • dumplin' (2018)
  • hannah gadsby: nanette (2018)
  • lion (2016)
  • moana (2016)
  • ocean's eight (2018)
  • she's gotta have it (1986)
  • thor: ragnarok (2017)
  • the truman show (1998)

► literature

  • ask baba yaga: otherworldly advice for everyday troubles
    • taisia kitaiskaia
  • dear ijeawele, or a feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions
    • chimamanda ngozi adichie
  • enchantments: a modern witch's guide to self-possession
    • mya spalter
  • goddesses in everywoman: powerful archetypes in women's lives
    • jean shinoda bolen, m.d.
  • the princess bride
    • william goldman
  • women who run with the wolves: myths and stories of the wild woman archetype
    • clarissa pinkola estés, ph.d

► podcasts

  • making gay history
  • nancy
  • potterless
  • spirits

► television

  • american idol (2002) · season 16
  • atypical (2017) · seasons 1, 2
  • big brother (2000) · season 20
  • celebrity big brother (2018) · season 1
  • making a murderer (2015) · season 2
  • orange is the new black (2013) · seasons 5, 6
  • patriot act with hasan minhaj (2018) · season 1
  • queer eye (2018) · seasons 1, 2
  • rupaul's drag race (2009) · season 10
  • shameless (2011) · seasons 1-6
  • she's gotta have it (2017) · season 1
  • the chilling adventures of sabrina (2018) · season 1
  • the clinton affair (2018)
  • the crown (2016) · seasons 1, 2
  • the good place (2016) · seasons 2, 3
  • the nineties (2017)

► major events

  • in january, my best friend of sixteen years died at the age of twenty-six. i flew twelve hundred miles for the third time in a month to accompany her, our family, and our friends to one last funeral.
    • i still miss you every day.
  • in february, i haunted my sister's apartment: the husk of a houseguest.
    • can you still feel her, too?
  • in march, my worst self was immortalized in derivative poetry. i quietly lost and regained my mind in the meandering terrain of the western slope.
  • in april, i slept for three nights on a cot at your hospital bedside. in the healing garden, i sought calm moments aside a bubbling pond and meditated in the cool spring sunshine. in its abutting chapel with the stain-glassed eden, i prayed for your swift recovery; for access to my own inner wells of patience.
  • in may, i baked a white cake and iced it in the full flower moon's likeness. i blew out twenty-eight candles with a wish as big as my whole heart.
  • in june, i scrambled, desperate.
  • in july, i began to work again, following one miserable yearlong (my longest) stint of unemployment. we welcomed our first houseguest & visitor from “back home.”
    • synchronicity on fleek.
  • in august, i gazed upon the perseids as my heart's mile-marker.
    • 2009 · 2015 · 2018
  • in september, i distracted myself from your birthday with theirs.
  • in october, i regarded myself so shamefully, so disdainfully: i am so typically cyclical and i must demand better, of and for myself.
  • in november, i accomplished two significant weight loss goals and shone in my first starring role as preparer of a delectable thanksgiving feast.
  • in december,

► deathspersonal

  • elizabeth ann ❤ · 09/22/1991 to 01/20/2018
  • dustin wayne · 01/13/1994 to 06/26/2018
  • shanna denise · 11/01/1990 to 10/04/2018

► deathscelebrity

  • dolores o'riordan · 09/06/1971 to 01/15/2018
  • stephen hawking · 01/08/1942 to 03/14/2018
  • margot kidder · 10/17/1948 to 05/13/2018
  • aretha franklin ♛ · 03/25/1942 to 08/16/2018
  • mac miller · 01/19/1992 to 09/07/2018
  • stan lee · 12/28/1922 to 11/12/2018
  • george h. w. bush · 06/12/1924 to 11/20/2018

► births

  • ryleigh akroma · 11/04/2018 12:12 EST

► ##0-100

  • zero sexual encounters.
  • one new tattoo.
  • two haircuts.
  • three weeks in kentucky.
  • four months at my new job.
  • twenty-eight years old.
  • one hundred pounds shed.
nov 13 2018 ∞
dec 19 2018 +