Canada: The True North

I went on a trip to Canada! three weeks ago.... Better late post than never post, right?Anyway, so I headed up to Calgary (where I experienced a magical rodeo/fair known as the Calgary Stampede) and then off to Banff for....well, you'll see the pictures below. THAT'S what for ....more

We need a little Quatro de Julio now!

The 4th of July is my favorite holiday. It never disappoints!My weekend was everything I wanted! Food, friends, fireworks, patriotic apparel ....more

"You may say I'm a dreamer..."

There are a hundred things I could say about the events of the past few days.Gay marriage. SCOTUS. Facebook debates ....more

Always Stay Rooted

I went to a meditation class earlier this week.I've never been much for meditation, because....well the long and short of it is that my attention span is dismal, and my body doesn't like to sit still. These are actually the exact reasons my mama homeschooled me for kindergarten and half of first grade. Ha ....more

Choose Pie Heaven

“When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if it's not, mmmmmmmm, boy.” Jack HandyI'm not much of a baker. Or a cook in general ....more

I Need You for...

A few years ago, I dated a reeeaalllly quiet guy.I don't mind quiet. I actually mind loud more than I mind quiet. But I remember this particular relationship felt a little too quiet...which made me worry that we didn't have enough to talk about ....more

The Business of Changing Your Mind (amongst other rambles)

I took a few minutes yesterday and read through some of my old blog posts, mostly from that "featured posts" column on the left side of my blog design. There's some good stuff over there. Like this...more

So I went on a boat to Mexico....

Sometimes you get spontaneous and hop on a cruise ship to Mexico.This was my life last weekend. In a matter of 48 hrs or so, I gave in to some FOMO I'd been experiencing about a cruise that a group of friends was going on, bought myself a ticket and off I went! We sailed from southern California down to Ensenada, which was my first time being in Mexico ....more

The Summer 2015 Preseason Show

I've been doing stuff lately. I totally have.Life is short and it's too easy to get caught up in monotonous know: sleep, go to work, watch Veronica Mars, maybe do chores, more sleep, lather, rinse, repeat. I generally have a good smattering of social stuff balanced in there too, but I also like to be deliberate about having ADVENTURES and MISCELLANEOUS SPONTANEOUS STUFF ....more

Clear eyes, full hearts...and building a resume I can be proud of

I read an article recently that struck a chord with me: The Moral Bucket ListIf you don't have time (or a desire -- no judgies here) to read it, here's an excerpt that sums up the general idea: "It occurred to me that there were two sets of virtues, the résumé virtues and the eulogy virtues. The résumé virtues are the skills you bring to the marketplace. The eulogy virtues are the ones that are talked about at your funeral — whether you were kind, brave, honest or faithful ....more