Leave a mark

Do not leave this plane without leaving a mark. Do not let this life pass you by without hearing from someone that you have inspired them in some way. Do not be content to remain unseen, unfelt, unheard. Dylan Thomas wrote “Do not go gentle into that good night.” Make that your life’s motto. “Rage, […]


So I just finished reading this book, Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell. It’s essentially about snap judgments and how sometimes making a decision with LESS information is actually better. Overthinking is sometimes a hindrance. There are many examples of studies and experiments in the book and it is truly fascinating. At the end, the author talks […]

Why I Turned Coug

It was after my divorce that I found myself interested in dating younger men. I think initially I was just searching for anyone that was unlike my ex-husband. Even though he was only three years my senior, in many ways he acted much older. Though, to be fair, there were plenty of instances he acted […]

Sunset, sunrise

There’s something about the sun setting that kicks the recollection/memory and/or questioning/analyzing parts of my brain into high gear. “I just want to go to bed without any bullshit, can we please not do this” I beg. I can feel it laughing at me because it knows that I know. We’re doing this. Even if […]

This year has been a real bitch so far

We’re almost to August. You know what that means? Just five more months until this shit year is over! Normally, that’s the kind of thought that would bring me a sense of awe (“I can’t believe this year has gone by so fast!”) and also a sense of relief and hope (“Ah, a fresh start! […]

Like a racehorse

I drink four of these glasses of water a day. I drink more liquids than that, but I drink the 4 glasses of water in the 8 hour period that I’m working. It’s over 100 ounces of water. Y’all, I am so tired of pissing all day long. It is constant. I’m talking 2-3 times […]

It just occurred to me

Don’t know why it only just now occurred to me that my blog is called The *Daily* Coug, and yet, I don’t post daily. *rolls eyes* So if you don’t know yet, I like to set goals for myself. My newest goal is to post something on this blog daily. Whether it be just a […]

Well aren’t you special?

I get it. Everyone wants to be unique, everyone wants to feel special, everyone wants to stand out from the crowd in some way. No one wants to be labeled a “sheep”, no one wants to be considered ordinary. I do understand this. What I don’t understand is the aversion to things that are popular […]


A total stranger may see me and they may not think anything about me at all, or they may think any number of things about me. Perhaps they think “She could use a lot of work, she’s nowhere near where she needs to be or could be.” And they would be right about that. But […]

Fucking Eeyore

God, remember like a month ago when I was happy, and funny, and cute and not fucking Eeyore?! (My brain insists I clarify that I am NOT having sex with Eeyore; I mean I am *acting* like Eeyore.) Just be patient (I say this to myself as well as the others around me), I will […]