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When Life Gives You Anxiety, Make Toast

For a blog to be successful, you are supposed to have a specific topic you stick to.  I would say that my topic is “Life;” not exactly narrow.

I think I’ve narrowed my topic in my head.  I don’t normally write too much on current topics.  (I don’t want to be taken as an authority on anything.)  I occasionally write on pop culture.   (Focusing on teen series of the 80’s and 90’s and Simon Baker.)

But generally this blog is about my life and the absurdity of life in general.

Occasionally something happens that is so absurd, so stupid that I actually react negatively to it (Hello Anxiety) and I can’t write about it.  All the while wanting to write about it.   (Just go with it. It’s much easier than trying to figure it out.)

Something like that happened Sunday.  I tried to help a difficult situation and instead escalated it.  I would compare it to thinking I was lighting a candle but instead it turned out to be dynamite.  A woman yelled at me.  And then yelled at everyone.  It was intense.

That’s all I can say.  I don’t do well with conflict.  I understand she has mental illness, but that doesn’t stop me from being mad.  I can’t run out my anger because of my foot and I can’t write out my anger because I don’t have words yet.

It’s times like these I wish this blog had more of specific topic.

That’s why I’m going to turn it into a Food Blog with recipes.

Tomorrow we start with toast.

All recipes will be able to be paired nicely with a vintage Diet Pepsi.

All recipes will be able to be paired nicely with a vintage Diet Pepsi.


  1. Kelli B. says:

    I love you, so I have to tell you: I don’t think a recipe blog is the way to go. For you. Love, your friend who can’t cook (either).

    1. Marianne Hansen says:

      I’m gonna start w toast. Maybe boil an egg. The rest will be guest posts.

  2. Megan Goates says:

    I really, really love this post.

    1. Marianne Hansen says:

      Thank you!

  3. I like toast…especially if it has eggs and bacon sandwiched between them in a panoply of deliciousness 🙂

    1. Marianne Hansen says:

      That is more advanced than this blog. But I might be able to post a recipe on cooking bacon. Or maybe ordering cooked bacon at a breakfast place.

  4. livrancourt says:

    “Panoply of deliciousness”?! WTF, Mike.
    No seriously, I got yelled at yesterday morning too, and no matter how many times I tell myself it was the result of the other person’s crazy, not mine, it still burns. It’s not like I’m thinking up all the things I should have said – because really, retreat is the best tactic in that kind of situation – it’s just dude, I didn’t deserve that.
    But if you’re going to teach me how to improve toast, I’ll totally listen.

    1. Marianne Hansen says:

      I think I could really help people make better toast. It should be good

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