I’ve been thinking about self-care a lot lately. I haven’t been taking proper care of myself lately. Brian likes to joke that he feels responsible for making sure I’m well cared for, and I joke that it’s because my parents gave up that responsibility when he walked into my life. In reality, I need to […]
Whilst shopping at Carson Pirie Scott, I observed (eavesdropped) a couple of ladies who had run into each other randomly. I listened as they played catch up and maintained a somewhat blah degree of small talk. I drew a little bit closer as they began discussing one of their children who, to her mother’s dismay, […]
Being at home this week has been…interesting. I’ve been working hard on finishing stuff up for school and run a couple of obligatory errands, but mostly I’m home alone. I’ve forced myself to shower, but other than that, grooming and regular maintenance have been…lacking. I even skipped out of cap and gown pictures with a […]
I realize that I’m a total creeper. To be fair, you guys asked for more of these…so if you’re weirded out, you’ve only got yourself to blame. Except for the graphic. That was all me. My old company had a big ole corporate office that I almost never visited. I worked at a satellite office […]
My (Sometimes) Ridiculous Life
Quitting a job is absolutely bizarre. Today is my last day at my current company. In two weeks, I’ll start a new role at a new company, where I’ll learn new things and make new friends and start a new routine. But over the last week or two, things have been…weird. Because I knew I […]
I love culinary professionals. My first full-time job was as a catering manager at a small, private college. Our chefs were absolutely fantastic, and I was and am proud to call them my friends. I’ve worked with several amazing chefs over the last decade or so, and I learned so much from them – lessons I’ll […]
With fall quickly approaching, I’ve found myself dreaming of a trip up to Six Flags for Fright Fest. Okay, I’m actually dreaming of a weekend getaway to Walt Disney World, but Brian did that 3 years ago, and he isn’t quite ready to go back yet…we’re working on that. I don’t know if I can […]
One of my favorite pastimes is people watching. It began as a simple pleasure. Dining alone at a restaurant allowed me to play games in which I guessed everything about you, from your relationship status to the reason you ordered the salad or the steak. I’d watch carefully as you tucked that strand of hair […]
The Holidays are Coming!
Who Wants a Christmas Card? Wait. That Title is Boring. Step Right Up For the Best Christmas Card You’ll Get This Year.
I KNOW. It’s like. Just BARELY the end of Halloween season. Thanksgiving week (yes, it gets a week) isn’t quite here…actually it’s coming late this year which is messing up my ENTIRE schedule…but whatever. Brian won’t let me put Christmas up until I take Halloween down… BUT I LOVE my Halloween village. Thanks to my […]
Show of hands, Blog Friends… Who’s making a New Year’s Resolution this year? I’ll bet it’s related to weight, money, happiness, or education…amiright? Fuck that shit, you guys. Everyone makes THOSE resolutions. It’s time to get serious about your life. Do some hard thinking and really plan out the year that you want. Lucky for […]
I’m working with my friends at Charmin and Roto-Rooter to show you how I get my bathrooms ready for the holidays. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. As you probably remember, we just moved […]
Okay. That’s a total lie. But this is the 2013 Christmas list of things you should buy for the people you love. Last year, I offered you my Christmas wishlist and I didn’t get ANYTHING from it, BRIAN. But I did get a Keurig. And it was wonderful. And just this morning I was obsessively organizing all […]