I was going to call this post something like “C’est La Vie, Paris,” but let’s be honest, “J’Barfed” is a hilarious turn of phrase. I really did barf — multiple times — on our second-to-last night. But no hard feelings, Paris. So it took me a few weeks to hit the blog with news of our trip, because I was still processing and feeling unwell. … Continue reading Paris, J’Barfed [Travel Recap]
Today is quite likely our last day with Annie, our blind foster dog. She’s starting a trial tonight in Huntington Beach! Crazy enough, her brother (Sully) is also starting a trial tonight in our neighborhood. They’re separate, but still synced. (Much as my fostering FAQ outlined, everybody wanted us to keep her. Sorry not sorry. We enjoyed her presence, though! She and Charlie had a … Continue reading MOMENTS: A Cheesy Little Mystery
[As promised, I’m trying out some nonfiction. This morning I had a fleeting interaction that felt meaningful to me in the moment, and decided to write about it here. I think the hardest thing is the editing — deciding how much to say, which tangents are worthy and which are just… clutter. And also — how to end it.] “Going down?” My neighbor holds the … Continue reading Moments: Cookbooks & City Living
You guys, we really did it. We booked a long weekend to Paris during my upcoming hiatus! I have a lot of trouble booking travel when I don’t know what the future holds for work, and I also have a lot of trouble just locking in decisions in general, so this was a win. My previous two trips to Europe (not including the third one, … Continue reading Oui, Paris! (aka WHEEE PAREEE)
I’m on a roll! All I’ve eaten so far this year is ice cream! Will I keep it up?? (Evidence above… think of it as a metaphor, a bowl ready to be filled by — more ice cream? The events of 2018?) While making lists is on my mind, I thought I’d mention a few things I’m looking forward to in 2018 — I’m not … Continue reading Hello 2018!
Our Whole30 experiment is done. Since we got to Day 13, my sister dubbed this period of time, “13 Going On 30.” We woke up today feeling the same as we did yesterday — that is, I wasn’t feeling any more energy than usual, and Sam was still feeling consistently stomach-awful. This morning we actually went to Whole Foods looking for coconut aminos (a soy … Continue reading A Whole Lotta 30 (Day 13 – Fin)
[EDIT: My upset is somewhat cancelled out because work called off sushi in favor of salads. LIFE, you guys!] Well, I’m past Days 10-11, which are officially “The Hardest Days,” when the most people tend to quit. So I guess we can pat ourselves on the backs. Days 12-15 are “Boundless energy! Now give me a damn Twinkie.” And while you are about to see … Continue reading A Whole Lotta 30 (Day 12)