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The blue pin-striped dress I was wearing had a ruffled collar that I thought looked old-fashioned. Against my will, I had worn it to second grade picture day with my stringy hair and toothy grin as accessories. Now I was in the old-fashioned dress again, this time in a piano recital at the Methodist Church. I didn’t much like piano lessons. I didn’t understand music in the way I knew the other kids grasped it. I could play the correct notes from the page, but that is where the translation would end. There was no passion or beauty in my... Continue »
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It wasn’t until I was early pregnant that I first started to hear the voice. It was less than a whisper. Inaudible, really. Just a slight hiss when the issue of drinking caffeine or taking prenatal vitamins came into conversation. One of those things I did, and the other I didn’t. And not the right ones. As my ankles swelled and my belly expanded, I was more aware that it was an actual voice, ringing in my own ears. It was hard to make out what she was saying over the volume of the speaker at the drive-thru window. By... Continue »
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A friend from high school posted a series of snapshots from our teenage years to her flickr account. At first it was funny how those things often are: Oh look at our clothes! My hair! The eyebrows! Then I got to a set from a trip we took with the showchoir. (Yes, I was in a Glee-style showchoir. Only without the Top 40 hits and pregnancy.) In all the pictures from that choir trip, I’m smiling. Clearly ignoring the raging acne in my T-zone. Even I can’t see any sadness behind my eyes. But I know better. On that trip,... Continue »
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It's my hope that "date a normal girl" refers to a non-famous type of normal rather than a non-vampire type of normal. Either way, no, he won't date you. Continue »