I'm Mik. Model, mother, moron. Future meta-magician. Former logic clinician.
My better half and I own Brainfood Bookstore in Longmont, Colorado. It is the only exclusively indie- and local-lit bookstore in the nation. We meet a lot of crazy folks.
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 love Colorado. I love mountains. I love hiking. I read and write. I raise my children 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.
Yeah, we do what we can. I mean our rent is much cheaper than most in the city, we literally live in the ghetto. And yeah, we have to budget really crazy. We spend almost nothing on groceries. We get WIC, which pays for 3 gallons of milk, 2 loaves of bread, 2 boxes of cereal, 2 cans of beans, a jar of peanut butter, 2 bottles of juice, a pound of cheese, a dozen eggs, and $6 for fruits and vegetables every month. Anything we get more than that comes from either pocket change, or food we get for free. Seriously, you can get a ton of food for free if you try. Whenever I go to guest lectures at my university, they always have food, and because I’m a favorite of a lot of the professors, they’ll oftentimes send some of the leftovers home with me. Any event that says ‘refreshments will be provided,’ and you can guarantee we’re there. Sometimes I just take the kids to the grocery store for free samples for lunch. Plus there’s websites like heyitsfree.net that send out free samples of different foods.