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September 14, 2009 by


I went with a friend the other day to get a tattoo–wait. She got a tattoo. I didn’t haha. We started talking about dreams and I asked the tattoo artist if he dreamt about tattooing people. (My boss at Quiznos explains our “One Dollar Sub Sale” to her boyfriend in her sleep.) He said that […]

A New Decade

August 29, 2009 by


2:15 on a Saturday afternoon is probably as good a time for reflection as any. I’ve just turned 30, and that’s kind of a milestone. As I see it, my 20’s were my “checklist years”. The decade started out like a scavenger hunt. I had a list of things I wanted to do. Some were […]

The Classes High School Should Offer

May 6, 2009 by


I’m a believer in practical education. When I saw this sign out in front of my workplace, I thought, “These are the kind of skills I wish our education system focused on.” Of course, some people will need to know Shakespeare, and some people will need to know trigonometry — but everyone could make use […]

Look who’s woodworking now!

May 4, 2009 by


…and by “woodworking” I mean drilling screws into wood.  Cuz that’s pretty much all I can do. So Hannah and I finished our garden box last week!  We’re pretty excited about getting our first garden going.  But with all the rain this weekend, we still haven’t been able to fill it with soil.  I’ll work […]

I’m back

April 7, 2009 by


Hey, just wanted to let you all know that we’re back from Japan.  It was a great trip, Maya behaved herself wonderfully.  And I ate just about everything I set out to eat during my week and a half there.  It was great for me to connect with all of Hannah’s family after not seeing […]

The Most Pathetic Song in the World

March 31, 2009 by


I was listening to the radio yesterday and caught part of a catchy song. At first I thought it was Nickelback. The lyrics were self-absorbed and whiny, and the sound was, well, Nickelback-y. Turns out it’s actually by a band I’ve never heard of, Theory of a Deadman. The song is called “Not Meant to […]

If it’s meant to be…

March 25, 2009 by


A friend of mine went through what was a really rough break up for her and it seemed that the thing that gave her the most comfort was the phrase “If it’s meant to be it’ll happen.” I’m really bad at being comforting in these kinds of situations, and since that made her feel better […]