What’s Up Mother Fuckers?

Just another asshole who left Medium and came back eight months later.

Ginger Cook
2 min readSep 29, 2023


Author’s photo — swinging at a bar in Mexico

It’s a good day to suck a dick.

If that’s your thing.

It’s also a good day to get on Medium for the first time in I don’t know how long.

I’ve been God damn overwhelmed for months. Trying to write a book that fell flat on its sad fucking face, and then trying again and again and again, ya get the point. I have a friend–don’t ask who, you nosy fucks– who is kind enough to help my sorry ass get it together. I’ll let you all know when I actually have something real in the works.

But realizing you aren’t as stellar as you thought you were, is a real blow to your confidence. If you’ve been there, you know what I’m talking about.

Anyway, I’m gonna keep working on that but I miss my medium friends. And I miss writing short stories. That shit is so much easier.

You might be wondering, what else did GC do all summer besides fail at life? I went to Mexico, which was badass. I took up golf because my kids, my husband, and my brothers all play. I’d like to take a shot at my sister with one of those clubs once I get a good, strong swing. I’ll keep you posted on that.

But mostly I spent my mornings writing, deleting, kicking shit, and then succumbing to the comforts of my bed to read or watch TV. I don’t even like TV but I watched Grey’s Anatomy (the ENTIRE series), The O.C., and Monk. And every true crime or sports documentary I could find.

Essentially, I have been depressed out of my mind.

Oh yeah, and then I turned forty one, and FUCK THAT.

But I wasn’t so miserable that I gave up on sex. No sir.

Strip clubs were visited.

Put my new mattress to work.

Broke the couch.

Got a rugburn from the stairs.

Ya know, all the normal shit.

And now it’s almost October, meaning that I will be in a constant state of joy for the next three months.

Now that we’ve got that all out of the way, I have two questions.

What the hell did you do all summer?

And what should I be for Halloween?

Let me know, sluts.

❤ — GC



Ginger Cook

All the funny things please, they keep me from severe depression. If you like Pearl Jam and peanut butter, we might be soul mates.