One New Year’s Resolution: to exercise more. Actually, it was Chris’ resolution: he’s backpacking for the first time in his adult life this summer and we’d both prefer that he came back in one piece. My own weight was creeping up (still in normal BMI range, but definitely getting up there) and clothes weren’t fitting… Continue reading Let’s get physical!
We’re cable-free. Again. I grew up without cable. No MTV, no Nick, no HBO. The first time I ever had cable was an apartment I lived in my last year in college: the rent was dirt cheap and included cable. The first time I ever had to pay for cable was about seven years ago,… Continue reading Cutting cable again
Anyone remember this song? I’ve worked, on and off, for years on figuring out what I want to do when I grow up. Law school seemed like a good idea: I had okay grades, a fabulous test score, and the support of some wonderful professors. But I wonder if it delayed the inevitable: I frequently… Continue reading When I grow up…
One of the elements I adore about our home is the foyer. I didn’t realize it until we had one, but it’s just so nice to have a space wherein you shed and store all the outerwear and shoes. In a perfect world, I’d furnish the foyer with a small desk or console table (to… Continue reading Foyer organization
I love food. I love to eat, I obsess over foodie culture, I obsess over what to eat. But I hate grocery planning and shopping. Which we’re in the middle of doing right now (which is why I’m blogging instead). It really isn’t that hard and we’ve got some basic rules we try to follow:… Continue reading Food, glorious food…
So what inspired me to start blogging again? I wanted someplace to put together my thoughts on a new HD antenna. (Yeah, I know, that’s just so HOT!) We cut the cable cord late last year. So much of what we were watching was on network, our cable bill was about to go up (we… Continue reading A/V nerd-dom
Wow, it’s been about 2.5 years since I blogged here. Since then, changes in my personal life include: A few jobs (one I hated and wisely did not blog about) Selling the condo Moving into our apartment Starting a business Resuming travel (this time with a focus on my own country) Reconnecting with my dad… Continue reading And… we’re back!
So I started blogging again because I wanted to collect my thoughts on a new antenna. (Yes, I’m a nerd. I even have the degrees to prove it.) I received the antenna on Monday, but didn’t get around to installing it until Wednesday. It really is stunning. No extra channels, unfortunately (I was hoping to… Continue reading Mohu Leaf Antenna
So under-employment (I have been working sporadically) continues. In the past 8 months, I’ve had about 10 interviews, some of which went very well and some of which were border-line disaster and NONE of which lead to a job offer. So what have I learned in this process? 1. I’ve got too much experience. For… Continue reading What I learned over summer vacation
I’m watching Divine Design. I wish I could find a Candice Olsen clone in Chicago (although I did read a rumor that her first sewer, Edmund, moved here last year). Since I’m almost finished with the bedrooms, I’m now free to dream about the kitchen. In the past 4 years, the only thing we’ve done… Continue reading Dream kitchen