Be an Academic

Your eyes ain't lyin'—Writing Wednesday is back. It's been well over a year since my last installment and man, have I missed being bossy about words. It's not that I haven't had anything to write about. I think about this stuff all the time. At the grocery store, sitting in church, listening to music (some lyrics fail [...]

Italy: The Jerks

Full disclosure: I had every intention of this installment being about our first actual stop, but as I began writing the story of this customs encounter, it became a whole thing and I can't bring myself to trim. As always, your patience is appreciated. And I do mean patience. Because I realized the other day that we're [...]

Shout

Yeah, I know it's Friday. But like I said before, weddings happen. So let's skip the bickering. I get heated about a lot of Writing "Wednesday" topics, but this one is easily Top 5. Exclamations are so overused it actually kills me. Years are taken off of my life anytime someone ends every sentence in a message [...]

Find Me

The thing about Wedding Season is you don't have to be in a wedding for the festivities to take up a ton of your time. Our first ceremony of 2017 was just four days ago and already I'm counting down until our next free weekend. Sorry if that makes me sound ungrateful. Not the case at [...]

Holiday Road

There are a lot of birthdays this month. Like, a freakish amount. I work on a team of 28 people and six of us have already celebrated an April birthday. Pretty sure there at least two or three to go. So I thought I'd make this Writing Wednesday as relevant as possible and address proper capitalization [...]

Sugar

Drew and I are 2.5 weeks into the Whole30 program and I have a lot of thoughts. If you're not familiar with the Whole30, it's a diet free of all sugar, grains, dairy and legumes. Basically all of the things I love. No big deal. Oh, and alcohol. The premise is that each one could be doing weird things to [...]

Dammit

  I have a hard time understanding age. And that could be because I've never felt my age? But it's also kind of weird that we place such a strong emphasis on years. If you ask me, years mean nothing. Sure, I walk around commenting on how quickly time flies, wondering how I'm already a certain age. But aside [...]

Here Comes the Sun

Remember when I said I plan my posts way in advance? This one backfired big time. See, it was supposed to be about all of the fun things I've been able to do since spring sprung! With warm weather and sunny days and birds chirping so loudly you can't sleep in but that's okay because it's [...]

Breathe

Okay, yeah. The cover photo on this one is kinda freaky, but I promise it's relevant. Here's what's goin' on: I'm a very passionate person. When I feel a certain way, I really feel that way. Like when I'm frustrated. All I can think about is why I'm frustrated—there's very little brain power to dedicate to [...]