Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…guitar?!

You know what’s funny? Going through your phone on Monday morning and finding a photo from Saturday night you don’t even remember taking. That’s the sign of a great weekend! The photo wasn’t even of me. It was Tara, dancing in front of a mural in Art Alley after dark. She may have paid for … Continue reading Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…guitar?!

The Happiness Project

Five years ago, on my birthday, Tara gave me a little blue journal called The Happiness Project. It's based on a self-help book by Gretchen Rubin, in which the author dedicated a year of her life to focusing on things that truly matter...and as a result, finding happiness. The book was wildly popular and spawned … Continue reading The Happiness Project

Boozin’ Hump Day Away

Today was pretty great, as far as Wednesdays go. I know everybody's all "rah-rah, Hump Day, woot!"...but what does that really mean? The midpoint of the workweek isn't all that different from Monday or Tuesday. It doesn't really start to feel like the weekend is close until Thursday. But when Wednesday is a holiday, well, … Continue reading Boozin’ Hump Day Away

Pretzels are the New Pickles

There are surprisingly few things I miss about living in the PNW. Family and friends, of course. Powell's Books. Liberalism. But most of my fondest memories are tempered by reality: the worsening traffic jams, the median home price inching ever closer to $400,000. Tara longs for the ocean at times, and while the ruggedly beautiful … Continue reading Pretzels are the New Pickles

Nature’s Fireworks FTW

Four more days until we move in! Really though, we've pretty much been living in the house since last Wednesday. We go home to sleep and feed Sydney; otherwise, we are here. As is most of our stuff. The apartment is looking pretty barren these days; there are a few essentials in the fridge and … Continue reading Nature’s Fireworks FTW