Daisy Bateman

29 Today

Today is my 29th birthday. I’m starting to think that “not turning out the way you expected” is one of those Things That Life Does. Commencing year-long freakout about turning thirty in 5. . . 4. . . 3. . . 2. . . 1. . .

Blood Money

Convential wisdom holds that when one has a fear, one must face it, thereby conquering it and becoming a more perfect person. So, as part of my ongoing quest for perfection, I decided to sell some blood. At work, because they don’t take too much and they pay pretty well (more than a hundred dollars … Read more

Mai Tais and Sunsets

One of each, actually. That’s my entirely stereotypical image of a tropical vacation, and I was determined to make it a reality. Since the sunset in question must, of course, be over the ocean, once we finished our adventure Megan and I made our way to the southern (but west-facing) shore of the island. We … Read more