I didn’t have a set bedtime as a kid, ever, as far as I can recall. I slept most nights, but even as a kid I was plagued by insomnia, and it’s only gotten worse as I’ve gotten older. (I sound like a grandpa here. Yikes.) For obvious reasons this reached its peak as I … More Curse of the Night Owl
For about 9+ years now I’ve had it on my list to try out this Geocaching thing. I heard about it in middle school and thought the concept sounded fun and adventurous and just all around appealing. But I didn’t have a gps or even a cell phone, so it was added to the bucket … More Bucketlist Check: Geocaching
I’m thinking about trying out this NaBloPoMo thingamabob. Can I write a post a day for all of November? More than anything, I don’t want my posts to ever be meaningless. I want to write about what truly matters to me, or what’s going on that I really find funny or meaningful. Do I have … More NaBloPoMo?
I sometimes joke with my sister that being around her kid has convinced me to have none of my own. About 50% of the time that joke is a joke, and the rest of the time it’s not. My nephew is the cutest kid. He’s a little sweetheart with a contagious laugh and a set … More Teething Menace
(I should start off by saying, unrelatedly, that if you read my last post and were wondering, my sister’s surgery went without a hitch, so she is successfully recovering and trying to deal with temporarily being confined to crutches.) My friends came to visit me! Various friends from all over the country visit from time … More Was that really a week?
I tend to stop blogging when the actual interesting things in my life happen. This week I’m not writing because two of my best friends in the whole world are visiting me and I want to spend all the time with them. But for a moment I’m making an exception. As I write, my sister is … More Surgery?!
Just last week I woke up and discovered quite to my dismay that I’m an adult. Another discovery came swiftly on the tail of the first: I’m bad at adulting. I barely even noticed the difference when it happened. One day I was in university trying to overcome my natural tendency toward procrastination, and the … More Adulting
Anyone who has had more than, say, three life experiences knows that great surprises come in all shapes and sizes. This time my surprise came in the shape of a long lost friend offering me a great opportunity. My plans for moving to China in January to teach English have remained surprisingly cohesive for the … More Let’s get excited for a moment.
I’ve always been one of those people who frequently doesn’t know what to say in many situations. Silence is my default anyway, as I’d prefer to listen. But there are those times when someone has said something to you that you simply have no response for. I’m not speechless because ‘if you don’t have something … More Speechless
Have you ever been going about your day, minding your own business, when suddenly life smacks you in the face, out of the blue, all the way from left field? You’ll have to pardon my mixed metaphors, I’m still in a bit of a fluster here. I’d been at the gym working out for about … More Surprise Surprise?