Signed, sealed, and delivered, I'm yours! We all love getting fun mail, but the practice of sending letters and packages now seems to be reserved for special events. I believe the popularity of subscription boxes came to be and stayed because we all LOVE to receive a fun package. Snail mail delivery is even better when it's… Continue reading Subscription Box Mania
Whoop, there it is! Last week was one of those weeks that started slow and then Friday hit like a pie in the face. I started a new role within my company that requires an entirely different set of skills than previously used on my old team, so the Friday afternoon sunshine was welcomed.
Can you remember the last time you were a beginner at something? It’s hard. It’s plain hard, especially, when you know what you were once capable of doing on a regular basis. I’m a lifelong mediocre athlete. I played high school tennis, but solidly held onto the 4th singles slot. I was and still am… Continue reading Starting from Scratch.
February was a whirlwind of traveling: three cities, two different travel companions, two beaches, in only in seven days! I sipped on frothy butter beer in Diagon Alley with other aspiring wizards in Orlando, Florida. From there we rented a car and experienced my first toll plaza and turnpike as we cruised cruised down to… Continue reading Havana, Cuba
Where's The Food Club (WTF) is back for round 2! This week the winning cuisine vote went to Ethiopian, we threw a dart and Yelp suggested Ras Dashen. 57 reviews, one $ out of five, and a solid 4.5 stars provided the group confidence that this restaurant would meet our "high" expectations. Not two minutes… Continue reading WTF Does Ethiopian
When your friends start a food club, (Where'sTheFood?) it seems like an appropriate time to return from a blogging hiatus. The inaugural event took place at a local dumpling house, Din Thai Fung, commonly known to locals as DTF. Please, don't mix that abbreviation with any others that may appear in UrbanDictionary.com. If you'd like… Continue reading DTFWTF
It's December 4th and the holiday season is in FULL swing here at "The Penthouse."December is my favorite month of the year. This is solely based on the fact that it's encouraged to wear huge comfortable sweaters to parties. These sweaters are generally of the "ugly" variety, and lighting candles every night is more socially acceptable.… Continue reading ‘Tis The Season: Weekend Review
Time flies when you don't write anything! I'd love to do a recap post, but how to condense an entire year into a few hundred words is beyond me. Instead, I'll provide a couple of bulleted highlights and move forward with my year and plans to blog. Always look forward and don't look back, right?… Continue reading Time Flies
Everyday is different, but this is a glimpse into last Wednesday. 7:00 Alarm #1. Roll over, turn on light, turn on coffee, scroll through email and instagram. 7:30 Make lunch, "bake" Shakeology protein pancake for breakfast, fill water bottle, and turn off lights in the apartment. 7:40 Slip on shoes and out the door with… Continue reading Day in the Life #1
Flights are long, even the short 2- 2.5 hour flights can seem long if you aren’t prepared. Every person travels differently and has different needs to meet, but one thing we all agree on are the need for entertainment and snacks. I spent 6 hours in flight from Seattle to Honolulu last week and had… Continue reading Long Flight Travel Tips