We are Low-Risk.

We are Low-Risk.
Matt and I went to Terminal 2* last night for our Global Entry interviews. I know we had already passed the background checks and have nothing to hide and no reason to be nervous, but SWEET JESUS, people in uniforms with guns and tasers scare the shit out of me. I had trouble keeping my hands from shaking when she ...

Time for a Google Break. 2

Time for a Google Break.
We locked ourselves in the house from 6pm Friday to midnight last night to play trivia. And not just any trivia, but the World’s Largest Trivia Contest. When they stopped reading the scores after hour 47, we were in 2nd place, losing by almost 800 points. When I woke up this morning, I learned that we’d won by 55 points. ...

Forever Winter 2

Forever Winter
So it’s winter again, apparently, and there’s no end in sight. (The end I have in sight is going to somewhere it’s spring in 10 days.) At least the sun is making a showing for a little while today, before the snow returns tomorrow. My new perennials have already arrived, which means I now have a pile of dormant rhizomes ...

Two of my Favorite Things.

Two of my Favorite Things.
This Sunday was far more exciting than most Sundays for two reasons: Beer class My greatest travel win to date We took the Intro to Brewing class at Northern Brewer, and it was great. (Also free.) In three hours, they demonstrate the entire beer-making process, and explain everything you need to get started. From there, you go into the store ...