The Fourth 4th

I woke up in a funk when I realized it was my fourth Independence Day that I’d witnessed in Seattle. I went to pick up all the essentials for my non-barbeque on the rooftop as I would be providing my guests with snacks and wine but most definitely was not hostess enough to fire up … More The Fourth 4th

The Meat Section

“Don’t worry.  You won’t have to go on stage or anything,” I was promised. “Good.  Because I don’t do things like that.  I’ll freeze up.  Or throw up,” I responded. “They take volunteers so they will leave you alone unless you want to participate.” Being a human who prefers to be in a zero participation … More The Meat Section

Disaster Bridesmaid

I flew into Indianapolis in early May, ate dinner with my family, and then took off on a 2 and a half hour drive into the wilderness…or as close to the wild as I get as a city gal. My friend, Katie, was getting married at Turkey Run State Park in Marshall, Indiana. I’m pretty … More Disaster Bridesmaid

Skeeball Queens

I’ve been looking to shake up my routine for a while now.  So when my friend in Seattle texted me asking if I wanted to join a skeeball team, the answer was obviously a yes. While I feel overwhelmed by the amount of things on my plate at the moment, I also hate the feeling … More Skeeball Queens

Swamp People

I had a weird obsession with the show Swamp People for a long time, at one point trying to convince my dad that we would make a great father/daughter team on the show.  It was quickly pointed out to me that I would not be good at any of the skills needed for this line … More Swamp People

Something in the Air

“I genuinely don’t have the patience for this,” I thought to myself while sitting on the bus ride home from work listening to two grown men bitch about how the bus should go faster and then proceeded to heckle the driver, telling her when to merge into traffic and to speed up. I’m convinced the … More Something in the Air