At the time of this publication — January 9, 2018 — my dad will have been dead for exactly one month. He’s in my mom’s closet now. Well, it’s not him — but it’s also him. His ashes. The ashes of the body that held me and hugged me and loved me and made me. They’re housed in a surprisingly heavy wooden box, wrapped in a green velvet bag. I’ve only held it once, on Christmas Eve. I went into the closet, shut the door, reached up to pull the urn down, and told it Merry Christmas.
Growing up, I was taught to believe that astrology was evil. Well, not at home. I was mostly taught that at church. I lived in the sort of Mormon household that was cocooned in Orthodoxy but still always contained its own off-kilter lilt to it — for better and for worse, but mostly for better.
Sometimes a symptom of OCD can be so bad that it needs a name, a disorder borne by yet another disorder. Dermatillomania — sometimes called excoriation disorder, or “derma” for short — is a body-focused repetitive behavior. BFRBs are really common amongst folks with OCD, though you certainly don’t need to have OCD in order to have a BFRB.
@kelc__marie I go to Terrence at Tower Tattoo (he is ridiculously talented) and I’m getting some black and grey neotraditional oak leaves and acorns going down my arm. I’m ridiculous amounts of excited
Having a cat is sort of like constantly chasing a child around an art museum to stop them from touching all the paintings except instead of paintings its your possessions and the kid has claws and bites
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".