Orchid Fallen

Found an old poem I wrote three years ago. Thought I’d share it here. ORCHID FALLEN Our love is like an orchid fallen crumpled buds and scattered pollen satin petals shriveled and pale so, sad, so stale.   Our love is like an orchid fallen wilted stems and scattered pollen rotting roots dried and twisted…

Trashed Garage (Another Tenant Horror Story)

This story is infinitely tamer than my Drug Dealer Tenants post. But bad tenants are bad tenants. So here’s another landlady horror story for you. This story happened shortly after my daughter was born. We were cycling through tenants like crazy because nobody seemed to want to live in a basement and listen to a…

Be this Orchid. 

Guys, I’m on the verge of tears. My phalaenopsis orchid has bloomed after 2.5 years of TLC.  Two winters ago, the local florist was getting rid of dying orchids because they’d cut off the flowers for a wedding centerpiece. I purchased 3 orchids and lugged them home (with much difficulty) on public transit. 2 of…

Growing Up Poor – Life Lessons Pt. 1

TL;DR; I grew up dirt poor and learned a lot of hard life lessons.     When my family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, in the 90s, we spent the first year and a half living in the same building as drug dealers, prostitutes, and other seedy types. It was a moldy, decrepit building on the…

Motivational Quote of the Day

If you’re in a rut, you’re not alone. Often, problems are all a matter of perspective. Change your approach, and you might find your solution. Happy long weekend, everyone! Love, Jackie

Drug Dealer Tenants (I’m a shitty landlady)

TL;DR: I rented my parents’ condo out to drug dealers and they fucked it up. A few years ago, my parents bought a brand new condo and asked me to help them find a tenant. I said, sure, why not. I posted an ad on Craigslist, and one responder, let’s call him ‘Hank’, really wanted…

I Made A Pretty.

What’s your passion, and what have you done today to nourish it?

Kindle Unlimited and Self-Published Authors in 2016

Kindle Unlimited is often called the ‘Netflix of Books’. For $9.99/month, readers can borrow any book from a catalogue almost 600,000 books strong. Most of the books are indie and self-published titles and include fiction and non-fiction titles. KU is a subscription service hosted by Amazon and has gained increasingly popularity over the years. Many others,…

Waking Olivia by Elizabeth O’Roark: my review 

‘Waking Olivia’ is the first book I’ve ever read by Elizabeth O’Roark and I loved every second of it. It was a unique contemporary romance with just the right amount of angst and drama to keep me hooked. I read it for free through Kindle Unlimited and finished it in a week. I love Will;…