Subtle (and GORGEOUS) geek jewelry you can wear every day!


I don’t know about you guys, but even though I like rep myself as a loud-n-proud nerdy girl, I tend to keep things on the subtler side in my daily life. My current work dress code is quite casual, but I still can’t rock my TeeFury shirts in the office without receiving some serious side-eye. And while I love and wear my pokeball earrings and piece of heart necklace on a regular basis, I also find it fun to invest in some more classic-looking geek jewelry.

In the last week, I splurged and bought two stunning pieces–a ring and a necklace–that are ultra cute and ridiculously nerdy! Read more

27 Reasons Getting Older is Awesome (But Actually it’s 17 Reasons, whatevs)

Photo courtesy of Aih
Photo courtesy of Aih

So a bit over a week ago, I turned 27. I decided to compile a list of 27 reasons why getting older is kind of awesome, but then I got distracted with simultaneous birthday celebrations and celebrations for my boyfriend, who passed his nurse licensing exam.

It’s been a very exciting time for both of us.

Despite a lot of brainstorming, I couldn’t actually come up with 27 reasons why I’m glad to be on the so-called “wrong” side of 25. It’s not that I couldn’t come up with 27 if I REALLY tried–it’s just that I have other things to do that are more important. . (Please see # 10 if you have an issue with that.)

Also, a lot of these reasons are all-encompassing, Big Picture-type reasons, and lots of smaller reasons would fit into each category.

I hope you’ll enjoy my reasoning here. And if you don’t, it’s no skin off my nose. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have mature 27-year-old things to do…


1.  Mo’ Age = Mo’ Wisdom

This is kind of a no-brainer, sure, but it’s also totally true. The older I get, the more I feel I have the knowledge I need to tackle life in general. Or just find my way around the city. Or answer difficult emails in a concise and professional manner. Or write silly blog posts about ageing.

2. Better sense of self

I’ve had 27 years to get to know myself. I have a better sense of what I like and dislike, what I’m truly capable of, and what I struggle with. And I’ve also had the time to go on adventures and push myself to the limit. (Like that time I moved to Costa Rica on a whim?)

I feel like a complete person, even if I’m still learning and growing. I feel like I know a lot more about who I am these days, and that alone makes getting older worth it. Read more

Calvin and Javs


My life has been so incredibly filled with cute lately, and I want to dedicate today’s blog post to that cuteness. Allow me to present our newest addition to the family, Calvin.

My boyfriend and I have been considering getting a second kitten for a long time now, and for a number of reasons, and I’m so glad we finally did. One of our reasons for adopting another cat was that our life was decidedly lacking in chaos and knocked-over knickknacks. Another reason was that I was worried my 4 year old cat Ezra was lonely during the day and needed a friend. Read more

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!