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This is my very private personal blog and it remains infinitely more popular than my official author blog where I try to come off as a real live professional person/ author.

I'm Mik. I have a love affair with Impalas. I am afraid of spiders and alcoholics. I am a yogurt connoisseur. Future meta-magician. Former logic clinician. Former model. Former bookstore owner. Some other stuff. Currently mother, author, freelance editor and editor for Kleft Jaw Press.

Testimonial from a former roommate:
"Living with you was like living with a quiet little opinionated deer person who floated around like a ghost and said smart/nutso things and ate seaweed. "

I divide my time between Boulder, Colorado and Wichita, Kansas. I love mountains. I love hiking. I read and write. I raise my daughter to the best of my ability. I have lupus and have defeated early-stage cancer twice, so I pretty much fully support the use of medical marijuana.

 

theinnkeeperlibrarian:

leepacey:

a restaurant in my hometown got a review that said the servers should “show some skin” so the owner added a potato skin special to the menu and all the proceeds from the special go to the west virginia foundation for rape information services (x)

That’s exactly the appropriate response.

#latergram: A Texas oilman offers Arai and Tuesday a sweet deal on rats. (at Mort’s Martini and Cigar Bar)

#latergram: A Texas oilman offers Arai and Tuesday a sweet deal on rats. (at Mort’s Martini and Cigar Bar)

Serious breakfast business stuff. (at Beacon Restaurant)

Serious breakfast business stuff. (at Beacon Restaurant)

#latergram: Caleb looked damn fine in his birthday suit. (at Mort’s Martini and Cigar Bar)

#latergram: Caleb looked damn fine in his birthday suit. (at Mort’s Martini and Cigar Bar)

#baking time! Can you guess what I’m making?

#baking time! Can you guess what I’m making?

Well to be a serial killer you have to be like really smart so it totally makes sense. I don’t mean that in like a racist way, but disadvantaged people just aren’t as smart because they don’t have good schools.

Business Major, Year Unknown when it was mentioned that a huge majority of serial killers are white men (via shitrichcollegekidssay)

Sounds like something a serial killer would say.

rashaka:

hockpock:

qualiachameleon:

rocketumbl:

Theo Jansen  Strandbeest

Side note: These don’t have motors. They’re completely momentum/wind-powered and literally just wander around beaches unsupervised like giant abstract monsters.

these are both amazing and COMPLETELY TERRIFYING

i’m unreasonably freaked out and disturbed by these

unsupervised

On being British

mrsnerdynerdnerd:

I was teaching at a Summer School this summer and one of my students told me he did not feel British, because he didn’t look British. He was black. That broke my heart a little. So I started questioning the kids on British history, and oh they fit in it and all the kids…

Young Women Who Say They Aren't Feminists: Leave Them Alone

erikadprice:

I actually don’t think we should shit on young women like Shailene Woodley for saying they aren’t feminists.

Like

It’s not her fault that she’s be taught the ‘wrong’ definition of that word. It’s not her fault that she thinks it’s socially dangerous to call herself a…

Damn straight.

I have been that girl. Some of you even followed me then. Some of you have been that girl. We internalize some fucked up shit. And that’s what we’re supposed to be fighting, not the people who are victims of it.

I’ve been feeling amazingly productive lately. Last night Jordan and I had an amazing writing party, probably our most productive writing party yet. I’m about 7000 words in to my novel, which is not a lot, but the idea that I’ve got it 1/10 finished is super encouraging. Next writing party, we’re going to trade scenes to read.

Today I packed. I packed every single thing I own and took two loads over to my mom’s. My lease is up at the end of July but my boyfriend’s lease isn’t up for another month so I’m staying with my mom until we move in together. I’m really impressed I got completely packed in one day. I also cleaned my rats cage and started cleaning the house. None of the baby rats have left for their new homes yet, but I remain optimistic.

I work tomorrow. The next day is my boyfriend’s birthday and I am making him a bread pudding. Wednesday I have a job interview at somewhere that pays a living wage. That is all I am saying for now.

I feel I have been very productive and it feels good.

Anyone in #Wichita need a baby #rat or two? Got nine babies, wanna find new homes for about six. They’re four weeks old and have been eating and drinking on their own for a little over a week. They’re used to being handled regularly and are well-tempered. I bathe them regularly too, so they smell nice. Gotta find new homes for the males this week so I don’t wind up with another unexpected rat pregnancy. :)  I’ll be home all day if anyone wants to come pick out a new lol #ratlet…

Anyone in #Wichita need a baby #rat or two? Got nine babies, wanna find new homes for about six. They’re four weeks old and have been eating and drinking on their own for a little over a week. They’re used to being handled regularly and are well-tempered. I bathe them regularly too, so they smell nice. Gotta find new homes for the males this week so I don’t wind up with another unexpected rat pregnancy. :) I’ll be home all day if anyone wants to come pick out a new lol #ratlet…

I AaM FUCKING PIsSSING MYSELF LAUGHIBG THIS IS THE sASSIEST FUCKING DEBT COLLECTION LETTER I HAVE EVER RECIEVEd liKE WHO DO THEY THINK THEY aRE???

I AaM FUCKING PIsSSING MYSELF LAUGHIBG THIS IS THE sASSIEST FUCKING DEBT COLLECTION LETTER I HAVE EVER RECIEVEd liKE WHO DO THEY THINK THEY aRE???

#tbt: My pink-haired girl never stops dancing.