Scattered Pictures

Twenty-seven years ago (ACK!!), I moved into my first apartment at Georgetown with three classmates.  It was like playing house--walking to Safeway to buy groceries, making Quick Corn Light Bread from my mother's recipe, using the carpet sweeper, fighting over whose turn it was to buy toilet paper, throwing dinner parties.  We had so much fun.  And of course it seems like it all happened yesterday....more

Why I Feel Sorry for Married Ladies and You Should Too

“We’re not just married. We’re friends.” That’s a shame. I feel sorry for the woman who proclaims as much on her wedding day. Yeah, it’s the nuptially-correct thing to say and sometimes it’s even true. Still. It’s a shame. Fast forward 10 years, her spouse is her only friend, and sometimes they aren’t even friendly. ...more
LOL is this post even serious? You sound bitter. Crazy hella bitter.  And I'm saying that as a ...more

Celebrating a friend's birthday and thankful for friends

Late morning and this afternoon, I spent time celebrating a friend's birthday. She wanted to do something in addition to having lunch together. Due to an appointment that ran late in the morning, we weren't able to do much, in addition to lunch. I am glad I got to spend time with my good friend on her birthday. ...more

Facebook Saved My Life

Facebook saved my life. Well not literally (although it has saved some), but I have to create something catchy to draw you in!I guess a better title really would be “Facebook saved my sanity”  and here’s why. ...more
@A FIFO wife although our perspectives for facebook are a bit different, the concept of allowing ...more

This is a Post on Friendship

Last Saturday was my 45th birthday. In my opinion, birthdays are the absolute best day to be a Facebooker. By the end of the day, I had a really cool notice on my page: “71 friends posted on Stacy’s timeline for her birthday.” 71 friends — wow! The tentative middle school girl, who still lurks quietly inside me, felt really popular....more

The Cruelty of Ms. Bourbonpants

I drove my friend Ch ... oh, crap. I promised I wouldn't write her name tonight. I'll just call her Ms. Bourbonpants. I drove my friend Ms. Bourbonpants home from a top-hatted, steampunky show in an old converted taxi garage that we went to tonight....more

The Beauty of Community Lies in its Fragility

 wrote some about the beauty of community in Part One.  I believe everything I wrote.  It really is amazing, and I’m so thankful for the impact it regularly has on our family....more

Finding My Place

Originally posted on my blog, Domestic Pirate.I've never seen myself as shy.  Socially awkward?  A little.  But, somehow, I have always managed to make friends in new situations....more

In Praise of Friendship

How did I get so lucky? I have a best friend who also happens to be my husband... who loves me unconditionally, and encourages me to follow my dreams, and keeps me laughing at life. I have friends who choose to spend time with me... who are fun, and creative, and live joyfully with an expectation of good things. I have friends who trust me enough to share with me... who open their hearts, and expose their vulnerabilities, and invite me to learn more about them. ...more

The Last Little Bit