Wichita Karma

I arrived in Wichita only to wait in the scorching heat for the shuttle bus to my hotel. I had about 15 minutes to ponder if the milder Seattle weather had weakened me to the heat and humidity of the Midwest.  I was leaning toward yes, while wiping the sweat off of my forehead when … More Wichita Karma

Ax Master

After I finished all of my interviewing in Lawrence, Kansas and was officially off the clock, I met up with my cousin who drove down from Omaha to cross paths for a short while. I’d had a rough day, and I was incredibly grateful to chat with her and needed to let off some steam. … More Ax Master

Bus Bitches

I know, I know.  I write a lot about the buses in Seattle. But considering I spend at least an hour a day on them, it takes up a significant portion of my life.  Five hours each week if I just include travel time to work. More if I head somewhere on the weekend. That … More Bus Bitches

Accidental Stalker

One of my new favorite past times is participating in focus groups.  I don’t get chosen that frequently, but when I do I definitely love it more than I should. I get paid a decent amount of money to give my opinion and run my mouth about something for two hours.  It’s kind of an … More Accidental Stalker

Cookie Controversy

I have sensed Girl Scout cookie season on the horizon now for a while.  There is a change in the air when I know it’s right around the corner. But I hadn’t seen them in person in Seattle to fill the cookie void in my life. I mentioned this to my parents on the phone … More Cookie Controversy

Two Ply

I wondered how it was I had found myself on the bus hugging a 12 pack of toilet paper on the ride home. My coworker was going on a Target run during the day and asked if I needed anything.  Like a psycho, I answered, “Toilet paper,” without hesitation, thinking it would save me from … More Two Ply

Hula Hula

About a month ago, two friends of mine came up with the idea of going to see the roller derby.  I always want to do something new and different, so I figured I would go one time and see what it is about.   My friend suggested we buy tickets in advanced, and I laughed … More Hula Hula

Hurts So Good

I figured I must’ve been very good this year when I walked away from Christmas with two new pairs of shoes.  I considered it a win, since it’s one of my favorite things to blow money on.  Plane tickets and shoes take up most of my disposable income. I have been on the hunt to … More Hurts So Good