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It’s about control.

October 14, 2017


I had a great talk with a student last night. She is over 50, married and has a teenage child, and came in a bit late. We talked about her recent trip to the salon, where she had her hair dyed and treated with a wave. In the conversation, she said ‘I MUST dye my […]

We went to Fuji Rock and it was…

August 13, 2017


Wonderful is the wrong word. It was everything. It was perfect. It has ruined every other future festival concert for me. We’ve been to other concerts here. Mark and I have both been to plenty of festival concerts in plenty of countries. I went to my first festival concert when I was 15. I saw […]

We were THOSE TOURISTS: we went to the Park Hyatt Hotel’s New York Bar.

August 5, 2017


Also commonly referred to as ‘the Lost in Translation bar‘. It had to be done. I love the movie, I loved the scenes shot in the bar, and I wanted to see it for myself. It’s not often you get a chance to see filming locations, and after having lived in Baltimore, which shows up […]

We went to Kyoto (again) and Nara!

August 5, 2017


I know I’ve been MIA for a while. I’ve been busy living and working WAY too much. I’m going to try to get through all of the posts I’ve got lined up (since May). So, yeah. We went to Kyoto again, and this time it was totally different, and SO MUCH BETTER. We also went […]

You guys. My body is REJECTING Cheez-Its.

May 12, 2017


I don’t know what the fuck is happening. I just can’t imagine THIS is happening. When my friend Camilla came to visit me in April, she brought me two family-size boxes of my favorite Cheez-it flavor: regular. NOTHING HAS CHANGED since I finished off the last box, except that I may have started eating less […]

Story of my life, reminded in New Zealand

March 12, 2017


No, you won’t be able to come back this way and take that photo tomorrow. This is the story of my life and I think a sound argument against procrastination. Or at least, it’s MY sound argument for why I don’t (read: can’t) procrastinate. Mark gets annoyed with me sometimes because I have a physical need […]

Less Work, More Money

March 11, 2017


It’s a simple idea. It’s a goal of mine. I don’t need to be rich, or to make more than I need. What I do need as a human being is something that makes me WANT to work, and a place where I feel appreciated. While I haven’t had any major issues with my major employer […]