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Oh, hi there, nude.

Long ago, I wrote a post about the difference between being naked and being nude.

(Don't worry, I don't expect you to remember the difference. I don't remember what I had for breakfast. So we'll just hold hands through this, ok?)

Naked is when you're not wearing any clothes with the intent to be frisky or troublesome (or both). Nude is when you're not wearing any clothes but with the intent to do something dignified or solitary, like showering or getting a pelvic exam.

(Note: neither of these is to be confused with being nekked, which is when you're not wearing any clothes and running like hell across an open space, possibly wearing a Batman mask. Or so I've been told.)


When my husband and I first started living together, we got into the habit that, if ever one of us saw the other person in any state of undress, we would say, "Oh, hey there, nude."

Flash forward eight years and now we have a toddler. A naked toddler. (See previous definitions…

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