Category Archives: Life

NPR Personalities Reality Check

A friend recently posted a Buzzfeed article in which they showed pictures of various NPR personalities as imagined vs. as in actual life, and it was pretty dead on. You can check it out here. They overlooked a few that … Continue reading

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In the New Year

“I tell ya, I love you. And my hearts in the strangest place.” It’s my New Year’s Eve. Saying goodbye to 2015 felt good, but saying goodbye to 37 feels more significant somehow. 37 was an incredible, sweet, sad, heartbreaking, … Continue reading

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A letter to my daughter’s school, and anyone else who is shaming girls for what they wear

Hi friends, since many of you were curious about the letter I wrote regarding the recent dress code and girl shaming incidents at the kid’s school, here is the letter, with identifying information removed.  Thanks to the friends that took a … Continue reading

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You Say Soda, I Say Coke

Hey, remember a while back when everybody was doing those regional accent video blogs? Well, a friend of mine just sent me link to a bunch of maps put together by a North Carolina University PhD student that are based on … Continue reading

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Good Friday

With all the arguments about equality, hate, marriage, womens rights, rape culture, guns, mental illness and such that has been pervading our lives lately; I’m happy that this weekend will be all about getting out of dodge, spending time with … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Grandma Marian

On Sunday morning we said goodbye to the boyfriend’s Grandma Marian at the ripe old age of 95 years young. I met her in 2007, when she just a spring chicken, and she won me over immediately with her smart aleck mouth and affinity … Continue reading

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A Haircut and a Cure

This is my friend Seth. Seth is going to shave off all of his luxurious locks and his beautiful beard a fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research to find cures for childhood cancers. Seth … Continue reading

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Remembering the Surreal, and the Beautiful, 10 Years Later

NPR is bumming me out today, and for good reason.  My brain had sort of a weird response when my good friend and roommate Carrie woke me up 10 years ago today to say that someone flew a plane into … Continue reading

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Insanity. Of both the Sock and School Shooting Varieties.

After a long reprieve from the insanity of The Kid trying on 25 pairs of socks in the morning, its back. Only now its the pants that feel funny. Too long, too short, they feel funny in the butt, they’re … Continue reading

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Best. Lunch break. Ever.

Ever have one of those days when you feel incredibly lucky? I do.  Finishing up the workday was no problem after enjoying such an unbelievably beautiful walk during my lunch break… I sincerely hope I never get laid off.

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