Two weeks ago, I attended my 25th high school reunion party. We were a small class, under 150 people, but the attendance at this event was really, really small - only about 15 of us. Plus one person who was at the restaurant with his wife coincidentally and had no idea there was a reunion. … Continue reading Twenty-Five
Today in the United States is National Adopt a Shelter Pet day. A little over a year ago, I lost my best friend who came from the Denver Animal Shelter. When I decided to get a dog back in 2009, there was never any question that it would come from a shelter. I would never … Continue reading My Best Boy
Okay, okay - I realize I live a great life. But it's exhausting having this much fun all the time! Uncomfortable Travel One wonderful thing that came out of COVID was really cheap airline tickets before the world really started opening back up. I had so many points saved from not going anywhere, and then … Continue reading Taking a Break From…?
Happy Halloween from Savannah, Georgia! If you aren't following my other blog, you might not know that I've been a nomad for the past thirteen months. I try out a new state every five to six weeks, staying in long-term AirBnBs. Over the summer, I stopped back in Colorado to hike some more mountains and … Continue reading Creeping Myself Out
To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and when the time comes to let it go, let it go. -Mary Oliver To the world's best bear, Trotsky Bear (birth date unknown … Continue reading Trotsky Bear
When I bought my townhouse last year, I intentionally bought a place with two bedrooms plus an office so I could have my dedicated workspace but also a guest room. I wanted the guest room for family and friends, and I figured that when it wasn't getting used, I could put it on AirBnB. Why … Continue reading Why I’m Quitting AirBnB
Just under two years ago, the company I worked for was acquired by a private equity firm. And as so often happens in these cases, the chipping away began. But the little cuts weren't really the problem. I work in software; the benefits are really good, even with the cuts that were made. The problem … Continue reading Saying Goodbye (and Hello!) in a Covid-19 World
I had a pretty rough October this year and, being an introvert, when things are bad, I tend to retreat into my own little world and ignore everyone. This works for me for the most part, but when it goes on too long, it becomes unhealthy. And so one Saturday last month, my friends suggested … Continue reading A Quick Note of Thanks
Now that I'm 40 and half my life has gone by, it seems about time to do the big girl thing and commit. To property. I almost bought a townhouse back in January and then I didn't...and then, a week ago, I bought the same townhouse I passed on before. Well, not the exact same … Continue reading Am I A Grown-Up Now?
Last summer when I went to visit my friend Melissa on the east coast, I was plunged into nostalgia. Partly because we spent a few days at her family's house on the Jersey shore, where she and I lived during the summer of '99, but also because she and her mom were having a garage … Continue reading The Art of the Sale