I'm not mad or depressed or antisocial. I just need to not talk to anyone for a while, and that's okay.

Introverts run the world (and you don’t even know we’re doing it)

That’s what’s great about being an introvert. We’re like social ninjas. We fade into the background, all the better to observe the world around us. And while you’re unaware of our presence, we take over. *social ninja!* No, for real, I’m an introvert. Despite what society has tried to impress […]


Just another day at the SSA office in Charlotte, NC.

Your tax dollars at work

I’m not one of those people who are proud to be collecting government benefits. It is not something I talk about much, but I do it because it is a necessary evil in my life. Realistically, my employment options are limited due to my osteogenesis imperfecta and using a wheelchair, […]


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Get Fit Friday

This may or may not become a regular features on Bums & Bellybuttons. I can’t promise with any certainty either way. But, here’s my rationale behind it. I’m fat. I know people say that – and I’m guilty of it, too – to elicit compliments and choruses of “You’re not […]


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About that time…I shut down a skating rink

When I was 8 years old, I was involved in that girlhood tradition known as the Girl Scouts. To be specific, I was a Brownie – and only a Brownie – throughout my GS career. Scouting wasn’t really my thing. Even though I wasn’t going to continue on to the […]


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Let’s Discuss Rachelle Friedman Chapman

I’d like to have a frank discussion with the media about Rachelle Friedman Chapman, the so-called “Paralyzed Bride”. In 2010, Chapman was paralyzed when she was thrown into a swimming pool at her bachelorette party. It was practically the definition of “freak” accident. But, it wasn’t enough to just report […]


Dierks Bentley in Charlotte, NC, July 17, 2015

SundayBumday: Dierks Bentley

Yeah, I could hold on to that. [Side note: I was at this show! Way out of frame to the right side of your screen, but I was there!]