Baby, what’s your sign

Photo courtesy of Nik Cyclist
Photo courtesy of Nik Cyclist

I recently had a really interesting discussion with a friend about horoscopes, and I thought I’d write about it here on the blog and see what you guys you thought about it.

As a kid, I was extremely interested in astrology. From the ages of 10-14, I spent an embarrassing amount of time on and learned everything I could learn about my personal star sign, Aquarius. (Being a bit of a romantic, I also focused a lot of energy learning about my so-called “perfect” romantic matches–Gemini, Sagittarius, and Libra. Then I promptly fell in love with a Capricorn. Go figure.)

I was chatting with a friend recently about our respective signs, and how, despite my generally logical, science-minded approach to life, I consider myself a typical Aquarius. Read more

Beginning Again

Photo courtesy of Chris Ford

If you follow this blog with any semblance of regularity, you may have noticed my prolonged absence. About 6 or 7 months ago, I switched jobs and moved to Chicago and my entire life changed.

And while I truly intended to keep up with my blogging, I had to re-focus my attention on my career, my relationship, and general self-care. However, a lot has changed during my 7 month hiatus, and my goal in 2015 is to bring blogging back into my life.

Expect a lot of changes here. The theme will be switching up and I may do some spring cleaning of old posts, categories. Pretty much the works.

Please stick with my through the changes. I’ve got a TON of fun new stuff to tackle and many new adventures to write about.

Cheers my dears,


2014: A Look Back

Hi, everyone!

I know it’s been awhile. A REALLY long while, but I’m back online to review this waning year and discuss my future plans for this lovely blog of mine. Good things are coming! But for now, let’s take a quick look back.

In early February, I dubbed this year the Year of Unabashed Nerdy-ness, and it has definitely been so! I wore my geeky ha eart on my sleeve without shame, made some new friends, and picked up some new nerdy hobbies.

In the last several months since my move to Chicago, I haven’t really been present here on the blog. I was busy settling into my new apartment, new car-less environment, new job, all while trying to prioritize my relationship and keep my cat alive. Life, uh, finds a way, though!

Here are some awesome things I accomplished/was a part of/loved in 2014 (in no particular order)! Read more

On Yard Sale-ing

140531_0004Yesterday I had what could be considered the saddest, smallest yard sale of all time. It was hilarious!

I’m still in the thick of the moving/packing process, and since my current apartment is about twice the size of my new place, I’m being forced to downsize considerably. I don’t mind getting rid of things–it’s very cathartic, and it brings me back to my days in Costa Rica, when all of my belongings fit into 2 suitcases and a cat carrier. Read more

I’m Back!


Hey, guys! Hey there! It’s been SO LONG and I’ve missed you!

There is SO MUCH HAPPENING in my life right now that I can barely keep myself showered on a regular basis, let alone adhere to any kind of blogging schedule at the moment. Let me do a quick update on what’s happening:

Quick and dirty run-down of current happenings:

-I got a new job in Chicago and it starts next Monday (!!!!)

-I spent the last week and a half apartment-hunting, and I signed a lease this week.

-I move into my new place June 15th, so I’m packing as we speak. My living room is a flurry of boxes, tape, and newspapers right now.

-Until June 15th, I have to commute to said new job via bus, so I’m trying to figure that out.

-I’m downsizing significantly and trying to sell a bunch of my stuff because my new place is smaller than my old place. Yard sale tomorrow, holla!

-I’m also still trying to be a functional human and handle all of these things with grace and poise (aka, just trying not to f*&k it all up or fall down the stairs or something).

-I was really behind on Welcome to Nightvale, and had a wealth of old podcasts to listen to. And then I listened to 10 in a day while packing/cleaning and now I’m all caught up and there’s a Glow Cloud-shaped hole in my heart now. All hail the mighty Glow Cloud. Read more



So much to type, and so little time!

Guy, I know I’ve been absent. Lots of reasons for that. Work events, general life craziness, my computer crashing & dying on me, and now–I GOT A JOB IN CHICAGO!!!!

I didn’t want to publicize my job hunt here on the blog numerous reasons. But now I can tell you all without fear that I’ll soon be working right in the heart of downtown Chicago, and I’ll be doing event marketing and coordination for a lovely little media/publishing company. I couldn’t be more thrilled, and I think this job is a perfect fit.

The next few weeks will be turning my life upside down. I’ll be packing, purging my apartment of unnecessary objects, and apartment-hunting in the Windy City.

Once things die down a bit (and once I get my computer back up and running), you’ll see more posts from me. I promise.

Until then, chickadees!