True Crime, Not Murder

If I had to share three key things about myself, the following would absolutely make the cut: I grew up binge watching "Law & Order: SVU". Like, if I were to fake sick to stay home from school, you could bet the calendar would say Tuesday. Laying around any day there wasn't an all-day marathon on [...]

I Got Glasses

This one's going to be a shorty, but I'm too excited an internet thing ACTUALLY WORKED to not blog about it. My job involves staring at screens pretty much all day. If I'm not writing something, I'm editing it. And 90 percent of my meetings have at least one remote attendee joining via computer. When I'm [...]

Disney Pixar Bracketology

Disclaimer: I know movie titles are supposed to be in quotes, but it became way too cluttered to commit. Sorry. We need to talk about this bracket. I honestly don't know where to begin. The egregious omissions on the Disney side? The INSANE seeding that has several top picks facing off in the first round? Or the [...]

Pet Emergency: What We Learned

One month ago this very second, we were checking Charlie in at Urgent Pet Care. Why? He ate a bottle of strawberry-flavored melatonin—from Costco. And thus began the longest, most nerve-racking 48 hours of my life. Fortunately (and shockingly), we came out unscathed. But on the few occasions I've looked back on it all, I've realized [...]

Opportunity over Change

Here's the thing about big life decisions: They're horrifying. I don't care what it is or when it happens or how prepared you think you are, that stuff is scary. Sure, it can be scary exciting, but any deviation from the norm is bound to get your adrenaline pumping, preparing your body for the unexpected. Does that [...]

The Breakout Breakup

I've had it with you. We've been doing this same song and dance for more than HALF MY LIFE. But you are insatiable. Every time I think I have you figured out, hoping and praying you've finally met your match, that you'll never return again, you're back—more intrusive and resistant than ever. I'll admit, I [...]

Italy, Stop 3: Rome

Remember that time we went to Italy? Nine months ago? I'm the worst, I know. But in my defense, Calabria and Florence set two very high bars. And I'm not saying Rome wasn't great—it was beautiful and full of more history than any one person can consume in just three days—but the vibe was somethin' else. We'll [...]

A New Kind of Valentine

I'm fully onboard the "Valentine's Day Is Pretty Dumb" train. In fact, there was a span of 4-5 years where I could've called myself the conductor. Granted, it's a pretty cool day when you have someone to celebrate with (assuming that someone wants to celebrate with you). But even then, it's kind of a stupid [...]