Tag: Rapid City

Bachelor Chronicles: Day 1

I’ve decided to go ahead and blog every day that Tara is gone, just for posterity (not to mention a public record of how unwell I function in her absence…humility be damned, I’m going for it!). These posts won’t be as wordy as usual,…

June 24, or, How I Arrived Here (Twice)

Twice on June 24, I arrived in Rapid City. I don’t think I even realized that until a couple of days ago. Obviously, the anniversary of our arrival on this date two years ago has been top-of-mind lately. But equally momentous—though I did not…

Dirty Work, But…

So, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is officially on. I’m not sure how to feel about that. Initially, I was opposed; the last thing we need is 500,000 bikers descending upon the Black Hills, because you know they’re the last people in the world to…

Can It Please Be November?

The first two hours back at work yesterday felt very weird. But after that, it felt completely normal. Just took me some time to rediscover my at-work groove, but once I did, I was super productive. And my best dog buddy Marley was happy to see…

Hector & the Polar Vortex

This weekend felt normal(ish) for the first time in ages. Saturday morning, we went out to breakfast. At an actual restaurant. It’s funny how something so routine that we used to take for granted felt like an absolute novelty. It wasn’t exactly like the…

The Final Frontier

I’ve been listening to a podcast called “13 Minutes to the Moon” these past couple of weeks. It’s a departure from the usual true crime, news, and entertainment stuff I typically gravitate toward, but with all the crap going on nowadays, that’s a welcome…

An Intimate Dinner of 100

Tara stopped by a local food co-op last week and found black garlic. She bought a bag, reminiscing over the amazing black garlic aioli we used to enjoy from Pacific House in Vancouver, WA. “Let’s make our own!” I said, suggesting we use it…

Give Me Tenderloin or Give Me Death

In light of the Smithfield plant closure in Sioux Falls, I decided to make a pork run yesterday. I mean, we can’t be running out of bacon now, can we?! Actually, bacon isn’t even the issue. I was looking for pork loin and chops….

Half a “P”

I read that jigsaw puzzles are more popular than ever now that people are stuck at home with nothing else to do. In my opinion, there is always something else to do. In fact, I made a list of things that I would rather…

Time Traveler Goals

I remember a shopping trip to Target about two months ago when we were stocking up on toilet paper. I grabbed one of those giant 24 packs but hesitated before putting it back on the shelf in favor of a 12-pack. I reasoned that…