Going 100 in a 25

I have a car that can reach about 140 mph and I love it. I love that such an incredible speed is something I can achieve all on my own! As a human! Windows down, music blasting, pedal to the metal, watching that speedometer rattle at its max is frickin' EXHILIRATING. Just having the power [...]

The Novel(ty of) Coronavirus

The newness, the freshness, the intensity of the unknown! It’s wearing pretty thin. Like, three weeks ago, when quarantine first became a thing, it seemed like an okay idea. Just hang out at home, watch TV, get some cleaning done, maybe reorganize your closet, FaceTime your pals. All while helping everyone else stay healthy? Not [...]

That’s So Retrograde

First and foremost, I apologize for any typos this entry may contain. I'm usually the first to spot and fix misspellings and other keyboard errors, but my computer decided its 'i' and 'o' shouldn't adhere to the functionality of every other letter and symbol. (That just came out as "symbool," if you're wondering what I [...]

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 [...]