Author Archives: lyssalouhoo

About lyssalouhoo

Me doing stuff. Sometimes I travel, sometimes I cook, sometimes I write. I have a dog and a cat. I enjoy my own company. That's about it.

I was quiet, and not part of the solution.

I saw something bad today, and I should have said something. And I didn’t. I was on public transpo. I’m always on public transpo, parking in any major city is too expensive, I should have my mail sent to the … Continue reading

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I review a crappy movie for you.

I don’t watch a lot of television. I don’t have any good cable channels, I have a job and college classes, and I generally would rather my spend my time staring at the wall or cleaning my cat’s ears than … Continue reading

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The Doormat Diaries.

Not a good look. I don’t know the secret to happiness or the meaning of life, perhaps I never will, but I’ve figured something out. I have learned the most glorious word in the English language. It’s not “joy” or … Continue reading

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My Brief Adventure in Online Dating: A Campfire Horror Story

This morning on the train to work, I was absentmindedly finishing a crossword puzzle that a previous commuter had started and then abandoned on the seat, when I happened to glance at the horoscope section. I usually pay no attention … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning: a short poem

I’m done spring cleaning, more or less I’m left with one concern: Your memory haunts my favorite dress, And rayon’s hard to burn.

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The Shelf Life of Phones…and Friendships.

I’ve had the same cellphone for over a year. It has remained unscratched, unscathed, so I’ve had no need to replace it. This tiny device held a year’s worth of phone numbers, over 3,000 random photos, a novel’s worth of … Continue reading

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Sojournin’. Solo.

“Goin’ places that I’ve never been, Seein’ things that I may never see again… I can’t wait to get on the road again.” -Willie Nelson I travelled solo for the first time in my life this year. And it was … Continue reading

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