throwback Thursday: the art of the mix tape

wow. what an unexpected walk down memory lane i took this past weekend. i spent a good part of it re-arranging furniture, making room for new, finding room for books that have been in boxes since we moved in an generally trying to unclutter every inch of this house i possibly can. we have a…

navigating digital dependence: lost without my GPS

[tap, tap, tap] huh. what the . . . ?  [shake, shake] what’s wrong with this thing? hmpf. is it broken?  [holds map to ear, then looks at it again in disbelief.] i don’t get it. why isn’t the lady telling me where to turn? it’s been a long short week, y’all. that’s all i…

my first crush

oh, how did you guess this is one of The Daily Post’s prompts? the first real-person crush i remember must have been in maybe 5th grade? i remember hanging out with my friend Jodie a lot that summer, because she lived across the street from Ricky Whats-His-Name (5th grade was a long time ago, y’all)….

Friday favorites: Labor Day edition

soooo looking forward to the long weekend! who’s with me?? the beginning of September always gets me energized to get things organized and (re)start some good new habits. to that end, i have a huge to-do list to tackle over the next 3 days, but instead of feeling overwhelmed i’m excited! here are a few…

Sunday, lazy Sunday

you know what i usually never do on Sunday (or any other day for that matter)? nothing. Spy is kind of a master at it. and that’s not a dig. i’m actually a little jealous of his ability to just relax. me, i’m usually the one never sitting down always running around the house cleaning…

summer sunset: fin!

  my numbers are off. somehow i lost track of the weeks. i think my math was bad. i maybe messed up at the beginning. or the middle. or just now. high school calculus be damned, math never was my strong suit. and in the meantime, 10 weeks of summer have passed. the end seemed so much…

out of the zone

do you ever feel uncomfortable? not like “i can’t fit into my skinny jeans after 6 weeks of holiday parties” uncomfortable. no, i mean like the kind of uncomfortable that creeps up from out of nowhere then lurks just over your shoulder for days on end — it’s out of sight, but you can feel…

summer sunset: week 4

sorry, y’all. this is not a fun post. it has not been a fun week. on the heels of having to suddenly put down our cat, Parker, last Saturday, i learned Tuesday that a dear friend and former co-worker had died in a car accident the night before. Pedro was 28 and one of the…

cheers to old fashioned commerce and karma!

i’d hoped to get this up for wine Wednesday, but well, wine Wednesday got in the way. anyhoo . . . in the past couple weeks, i got an email asking if i would be willing to sell one of my domains. it was one that had a brief (though private) life as my blog…

you called my friend fat.

file this one under nonsense, y’all. a weird thing happened in my social media world a couple weeks ago and i’ve been sitting on this a while figuring out what i wanted to say and how to say it. because it was so freaking stupid on so many levels. so here goes. a friend of…