The Hideous Truth
A blog by a regular josephine-shmo type o' gal who desires to share various hideous truths with the world.... and to hear readers' points of view re said hideous truths. Perhaps I am just a bitter, loopy 30 something with a chip on my shoulder. Or perhaps not. We shall see, shan't we?


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NOVEMBER 17, 2009 5:06PM

How Do You Let Go of Anger?

I have a question.  How does one get over a hurt?  How do you get past feelings of anger, feelings of hate, feelings of rage even?  I’ve had so many shitty things happen to me in the past few years, but also much good, and for some reason my brain keeps… Read full post »

We have some friends who are getting married.  In addition to deciding on a destination wedding (in Malaysia) which will take course over one entire week, they also stated on their wedding invitation “no boxed gifts.”  Now I knew that they wanted cash because they had mentioned… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 13, 2009 11:52AM

Hasan, Death Penalty & Racism

Hasan, Death Penalty & Racism: Why Death Penalty Should be Laid to Rest


Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was formally charged Thursday with 13 counts of premeditated murder for his rampage at Fort Hood which killed 13 people and wounded 43.  The horrendous act that took place at Fort/… Read full post »


My cats take advantage of me and I am mad as hell about it.  They sponge off me and disrespect me like there’s no tomorrow: they eat me out of house and home but have the audacity to zone out whenever I’m talking to them. 

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NOVEMBER 12, 2009 5:47PM

Why I changed my profile photo

I have noticed that there are an awful lot of eyes out there.  In OS profile photos, that is.  And mouths in a close following.  Why no noses? Why no ears?  Why no hands?  They have personality, too, don't they?  In my desire to try to be unique, I have switched… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 12, 2009 1:18PM

Diary of a New OSer

Dear Diary,

 I have belonged to OS for about a week and it has been quite the roller-coaster ride.  I have, for the first time in my life, written about my infertility struggles and how my mom is bisexual.  I have also written some incredibly obnoxious and demented posts, which… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
NOVEMBER 11, 2009 10:02AM

Crack, HIV and Letting go of a Friend

A long time ago, I tried crack.  I had been living in the city by myself, and had reconnected with a high-school friend who was also living in the city on her own.  All my other high school and college friends were living in the suburbs so it felt a little… Read full post »

 John Allen Muhammad died by lethal injection last night.  He was sentenced to death for his homicidal rampage across the Washington area in 2002.  He, along with Lee Boyd Malvo, shot sixteen people, 10 fatally.  To his death, John Allen Muhammad maintained his innocence. Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
NOVEMBER 10, 2009 10:54AM

Bisexuality at 70: Not Your Mother’s… Mother

My revelation that my mom was dabbling in sexual relations with women all started when my mom was telling me about her psycho friend who was stalking her.  We were in the backseat of the car and my husband was driving, with my grandmother in the front passenger seat.  My mother/… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 9, 2009 12:19PM

Breaking News: OS Bloggers Unionize!

Okay, I have been an Open Salon blogger for a week and I can already see the scam going on here.  I – and you - …WE write brilliant commentaries, and Open Salon monetizes the shit out of our literary jewels and makes TONS of money off our hard work.  Meanwhile,/… Read full post »

I have not yet read Jonathan Safran Foer’s new book “Eating Animals,” for I just learned of it on the Salon front page.  Being a vegetarian since about age 12 (earlier if you count leaving the meat on my plate my entire childhood and getting stuck sitting at the dinner table/… Read full post »

Do you suffer from abusive loins?  A post I read on Open Salon recently proclaimed that the author’s “pussy” was screaming for release.  Apparently the lack of release was due to medication.  This sounds awful and made me feel great sympathy for this poor soul. Read full post »

When I registered with Open Salon two days ago, I noticed a feature that allows you to place ads on your blog.  At first, I thought “what the hell” and so I registered with Google for this adsense program.  Well I have been an OS member for two days and I/… Read full post »

butt plug


Romance has officially not died.  Okay, okay.  So the butt plug wasn’t THE gift; it was actually a freebie of sorts that my husband got as a thank you when he ordered the real gift, which was a gigantic vibrator with every/

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bad smell

I was recently in another state for some medical issues and stopped taking showers due to my doctor’s orders.  Well, let me tell you: I like it.  It harkens back to yesteryear when I was in grad school and stopped taking showers around exam/

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NOVEMBER 4, 2009 12:47PM

People Who Blog Are Self-Absorbed

This is a suspicion I always had and still harbor.  I just joined Open Salon last night and I cannot shake the sense that I am joining the legions of self-absorbed losers who blog on and on about their own meaningless lives and inane observations when they could actually be using… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 4, 2009 11:02AM

Don’t Tell Me to Fucking Relax.

going insane

Don’t Tell Me to Fucking Relax.

Infertility & Me: A Hate Story.


I am so sick of people telling me it will happen when we relax.  I’ve been trying to get pregnant for five excruciating years and for some reason/

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NOVEMBER 3, 2009 11:20PM

When Your Friend's Cooking Sucks

bad cooking

“Want some to take home?” my sweet friend Liz asks.

“Um… that is so sweet, but he’s going to be gone this week on business…” you nervously respond motioning with your head to your husband who you are going to kill for

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