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Tricia Lorntson
Attended School of Hard Knocks
Lives in St. Paul, MN
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Lyme Loonies - Get Loud!
On Wednesday I had a court hearing to appeal my denial of Social Security disability benefits. My stomach was in knots and I mentally prepared myself for another letdown, so when the judge ruled in my favor, three things happened in quick succession. I crie...
Tricia is a train wreck who writes unabashedly about her life for your entertainment. Single, shameless and slightly scary, she'll probably make you laugh - if only in relief that you aren't her.
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Childfree vs Parent - A Helpful Translation Guide
While everyone knows that life with children will be a big change, the reality can still be a bit shocking, like a dip in an icy lake or perhaps a dive into utter lunacy. I don't have children of my own, but I live with my brother and his wife - and the  mo...
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Mini-Me
Genetics are a funny (terrifying?) thing. Two of my cousins look more like my mother's daughters than I do. My brother and I look alike, yet I think he looks just like one of my uncles while I do not. And now there is my niece, Lil Dickie, who is clearly - ...
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Tiny Monsters
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, when we and the ticks lumber forth from our winter hibernation, blinking in the sunlight. Lyme Disease is either a simple infection, curable with two weeks of antibiotics, or a devastating and chronic infectious disease....
Tricia is a train wreck who writes unabashedly about her life for your entertainment. Single, shameless and slightly scary, she'll probably make you laugh - if only in relief that you aren't her.
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Oops, I Did It Again
27 moves in 38 years. I'm tired. Tired of packing, tired of schlepping. Tired of hoping that any place will ever feel like home to me, tired of believing that I will belong somewhere. Tired of trying to prove my worth to people. I couldn't work or drive, bu...
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What Goes Up Must Come Down
Living with Lyme disease is like being trapped in a body gone mad. You spend a huge percentage of your time fighting dozens of symptoms that migrate and shift constantly. I'll spend days on end vomiting constantly and then - POOF! Suddenly my stomach calms ...
Tricia is a train wreck who writes unabashedly about her life for your entertainment. Single, shameless and slightly scary, she'll probably make you laugh - if only in relief that you aren't her.
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Friends Forever
I've been thinking a lot about friends lately, probably because my 20th HS reunion is in a few weeks or possibly because, when you have no career, car, home, partner, family or children of your own, your relationships are all that's left in your life. I wat...
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Never Say No to Cuddles
"There's clearly something going on neurologically." "It seems like an infection, but it could be heart disease or a systemic cancer. Or possibly a blood clot." "There are abnormalities but she's an unusual case - we aren't sure what to think." "At this poi...
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Spoon Feed Me
Some of my friends are heading to the cabin this weekend. Some are spending time with their families. And some are jumping out of airplanes tomorrow. I'm supposed to be in Duluth with a friend, meandering the shore of Lake Superior, but for the spoon theory...
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Gen Me
Who decided that little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice? I have a new niece in my life, and there's no sugar coating. There is definite cuteness, but there is also willfulness, manipulation and a stubborn streak wider than a KardashiAs...
Tricia is a train wreck who writes unabashedly about her life for your entertainment. Single, shameless and slightly scary, she'll probably make you laugh - if only in relief that you aren't her.
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Bad Luck and Blind Love
Before you think I'm blaming broken mirrors for my lot in life, rest assured I'm aware that many of my choices have proven poor. Yet even when I make good decisions, I have a propensity for bumblefucking my way through life tripping over every black cat on ...
Tricia is a train wreck who writes unabashedly about her life for your entertainment. Single, shameless and slightly scary, she'll probably make you laugh - if only in relief that you aren't her.
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Body Image
I wasted so many years hating my body. I missed so many chances to do things because I was self-conscious of how I might look. By the time I was ten, I'd figured out that my skin was different - while other kids browned and crisped in the sunshine, my pasty...
Tricia is a train wreck who writes unabashedly about her life for your entertainment. Single, shameless and slightly scary, she'll probably make you laugh - if only in relief that you aren't her.
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Will write for food, beverage, spare change
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St. Paul, MN
Story
Tagline
Author, Confessions of a Recovering Cynic
Introduction
I'm a shameless writer missing several brain cells and a filter. I write about stuff you don't want to know but you laugh anyhow then glance around surreptitiously to see if anyone noticed and you feel vaguely ashamed.
Bragging rights
I was an extra in Mallrats, my big toes are double-jointed and I make a mean homemade salsa.
Education
  • School of Hard Knocks
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Gender
Female
Other names
Tershbango