Lindsay Rae Brown
Lindsay Brown is a freelance writer who loves to give people a chuckle with relatable stories about everyday life.
Marriage on the Opposite Ends of the Couch
We sit on opposite ends of the couch. Not even our feet touch — it’s as though we are both the north poles of magnets and repelling away from one another. He is storyboarding in a ratty old notebook, and I am writing this in the notes app on my phone. We haven’t spoken in hours. There is this heavy tension between us that isn’t quite approachable, not yet at least.
It Doesn’t Matter How Old I Get, I’ll Always Have a Bowl of Rotting Fruit on My Counter
There is a white porcelain bowl that sits on my counter, just beside the french press that still holds soggy grounds from yesterday’s coffee. On any given day, it accommodates three very brown bananas, a few bruised apples that are quickly turning to mush, as well as the oranges that nobody wants to eat because they are too soft for human consumption.
I Was Sloppily Drunk When I Received the Best Beauty Advice of My Life
When one embarks on a girl's trip to Mexico at 18 with three of her closest friends, there are bound to be shenanigans. Hopefully not dreadful, getting tied up in some Mexican Cartel drug situation type shenanigans, but you know, the normal kind of shenanigans. Is this the most someone has ever used the word shenanigans in an introductory paragraph? I hope so.
Bondage-Clad Gingerbread Men
I love this time of year. There is a pristine white blanket of snow out my front window, the smell of fresh-baked cookies wafts through my home, and my children are extra nice because they know a jolly fat man is watching their every move and just waiting for them to fuck up.
Pivot When They Do: A Guide to Supporting Local During the Holiday Season
I work as a social media marketer for one of the local small businesses here in my city. It’s an Italian diner that has done well in gaining support from the community during these challenging Covid times.
When You Are Meant to Watch Porn Together
Marriage is hard work. It's gruelling sometimes, and like many aspects of this ever-changing life, there are days when it seems to take more work. After ten years of married life, my husband and I seem to go through stages.
Death and Gratitude: My Son is Turning Twelve, and There’s a Lot of Feelings Up in Here
Twelve years ago, I nearly died in childbirth. It’s not something I often bring up because telling people about your birth story is akin to telling them about your dreams. Maybe it’s an interesting story for you, the person who experienced it, but it's hell to have to listen to for everyone else.
Why People Watching Will Always Be the Best Pastime for a Writer
I’d be willing to wager that people-watching is the most worthwhile pastime. Ever. Once upon a time, when my husband and I owned a small business, our shop’s windows faced a busy main street. It was the perfect place for some good old fashion people watching. There were many a slow afternoon when I’d find myself sitting at the window seat of our restaurant, staring out into the world while eating a pressed sandwich and contemplating the universe.