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How to Have a Second Miscarriage in Hawaii on Valentine’s Day (and Survive)

For the sanitized Hawaii recap without, you know, copious amounts of sadness, please see Case of the Missing Hawaii Recap: SOLVED. This post is the real deal. To be clear, I loved Hawaii, even though I ended up giving it my blood, sweat, and…

Podcast Love

I’m working on a mind-numbing, soul-sucking data entry project at work that has me questioning my existence and general contribution to society. I have been listing to podcast after podcast as I type type type away. Here’s what I’ve been listening to. I started…

Geocaching…What Is It?!?

I have a new hobby that is pretty much free and a lot of fun and gets you outside.  It’s geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing).  The idea is that you are given a set of GPS coordinates and your goal is to find a hidden container.  The container…

2015, the Year of the Finance

2014 was amazing for me.  Got married, bought the house, traveled internationally twice, did a ton of home improvement projects, paid off both cars, and got assigned to some different attorneys at work (a step in the right direction jobwise because I’m working for…

Shaking Off Scrooge

I’m kind of a scrooge.  The holidays have always had a depressing undertone to me.  Maybe it’s the commercialism or the feeling that Christmas isn’t the same because certain loved ones can’t come home or can’t celebrate with me.  Or maybe it’s the food…

Minimalism, Closet Edition

I love having things, but I loathe seeing them.  My work desk is spotless (I win neatest desk by a mile) and I am constantly re-arranging things in the house to make surfaces look neater and cleaner.  I can’t function if there is too…

The Best Songs For Unrequited Love

I’ve spent a lot of my life loving people who didn’t love me back.  There’s nothing special or unusually tragic about this.  I’m just happy that part of my life is a closed chapter. But it stays with you because it’s painful.  These are…

Food & Cats in Ecuador

Okay, finally getting around to my last Ecuador post.  It seems like we were there FOREVER AGO when it was only two weeks ago. I saved the best for last.  Food and cats!  Without further ado: Cuy (that’s guinea pig, folks): Verdict:  the skin…

Ecuador Part II

I realized I forgot a few things from my last post.  That’s the sign of a good trip—lots of things to recap! Here we are at the equator.  We’ll have to go back because this line is actually a few yards off.  We tried…

Ecuador Recap Part I

Whenever I thought about traveling abroad, I will admit Ecuador was not in my top ten countries to see.  But, when Kris’ college roommate invited us to his wedding in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, we booked our tickets and I immediately hopped on…

Online Dating Mistakes

I am an online dating success story—I trapped a man!  Okay, we trapped each other, but we met through Match.com.  And even though I joke about being featured on match.com commercials as a ‘real’ example, I will probably never be selected.  Mainly because I made about…

Love of My Life

I’m not overly sentimental.  I don’t have any photos hanging in our house.  I threw out my wedding bouquet when we got back from our honeymoon.  I’m not a fan of overt “feelings” or being mushy.  That is not to say that I don’t feel—as…