Category Archives: Fatigue

To the Passenger who Called Me A Slut

I don’t even know what you said in full, the wind disrupted the sound waves as your words were on their way from your mouth to my ears.

“Slut village?” “This isn’t Slut Village?”

Whatever you said, it initially made me chuckle. Receiving catcalls and obscenities is something I’d expect in my college town. And something that did happen often while I was in college, not because of how I acted, or how I dressed, but because men are men and that’s all. Continue reading

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You Know You Have Fatigue When…

In high school French, I remember learning a lot of funny sounding words. My friend Rachel (Sylvie) and I created a list of favorite French words. At the top of my list was “raplapla,” an onomatopoeia meaning “worn out; tired; exhausted; fatigued.”

Over a decade later, I find it interesting that one of my favorite sounding French words has become the soundtrack of my life.  Continue reading

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Arduous Fatigue

In the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling creatively gives the famous wizard a very unique address:

Mr. H. Potter
The Cupboard under the Stairs
4, Privet Drive,
Little Whinging, Surrey

For those who aren’t familiar with the series, Harry (an orphan) lives with his cruel aunt and uncle who think he deserves nothing better than a small storage closet for living space. Though I surely don’t live with such a spiteful family, I do feel as though I can relate to Harry in regards to his address. To explain, this is what my current address would be:  Continue reading

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