Hi everybody. Wow. It’s been a minute. Well, it’s been a few months but it might as well have been a few decades. Every day is a long time lately. My job wrapped up right before Thanksgiving, and Sam and I decided to take a quick post-turkey trip to Maui. Right before we left, Sam Adams took a real turn in the kidney department. On … Continue reading Everything’s (Not) Happening
[I was musing over a title for this post, and then a lyric popped into my head: “New York, I love you, but you’re bringing me down.” I googled the song and realized that it’s LCD Soundsystem, which gave me a laugh because we stayed in an AirBNB in Brooklyn above a wine bar owned by a member of LCD Soundsystem and Dana kept saying, … Continue reading New York, I Love You, But…
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]
I have always thought that it would be SO COOL to speak a whole mess of languages. Unfortunately, the operative word for me is MESS. I have been reading up on Paris, and the one thing that “experts” seem to agree upon is that Parisians appreciate an effort to speak French. When entering a shop, it’s imperative to make a good impression (aka, not seem … Continue reading Bonjour, Monsieur
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!
So many people I know are visiting Japan lately (possibly due to good flight deals… and cherry blossom season) that, after looking through their many photos, I almost feel like I’ve been there myself. (As I write this, I’m sipping diluted Gatorade out of a cup covered in illustrations of Tokyo, a souvenir that Dana brought back for me.) But the more I see, the more I affirm … Continue reading FOMOOJPB (Fear of Missing Out On Japanese Popcorn Buckets)
When we chose to go to Salzburg and Italy for our honeymoon, we were definitely going with a wander around, follow-the-food approach. In Salzburg we planned to beer garden it up, and in Italy we planned to… I mean, eat Italian food. That’s pretty simple. And it was pretty easy to follow our stomachs as we booked our trip. The agriturismo we stayed at in Tuscany was … Continue reading Food-Lessons From Our Honeymoon