Reading

An Indecisive Person’s Guide to Summer Reading (Or Why I Don’t Read Books Anymore)

I do read, just not with physical books. (I prefer to sleep with them under my pillow and absorb the content through dream osmosis.) Not really, but now that I just thought of this, I’ve decided that’s what I’m going to tell people when they ask. For the past 6 months or so, I’ve been…… Continue reading An Indecisive Person’s Guide to Summer Reading (Or Why I Don’t Read Books Anymore)

New Hobbies

The Secret To Maintaining A Long-term Relationship (Or Why I Decided To Just Do The Laundry Already)

You wanna know the secret to a long-term relationship? BRAINWASHING!* Or maybe denial? Actually, you probably shouldn’t trust me on this one. I’ve only been in one truly serious relationship in my life and I’m pretty sure it’s because I managed to find the most tolerant person on the planet. (Also, dividing up our stuff…… Continue reading The Secret To Maintaining A Long-term Relationship (Or Why I Decided To Just Do The Laundry Already)

Crafting · New Hobbies

6 Reasons Cross Stitch Is More Awesome Than You Think (Or What 2 Weeks Of Writers Block Will Get You)

I was going make some lame excuse about how I’d been traveling through Eastern Europe for the last week and a half (true) and that’s why I hadn’t posted in awhile (false), but I won’t. I’ll just own up to the writers block and move on. I guess it’s not really writers block. More like…… Continue reading 6 Reasons Cross Stitch Is More Awesome Than You Think (Or What 2 Weeks Of Writers Block Will Get You)

Crafting

Ignorance Is Most Definitely Bliss (Or Why I Love My Patio And Will Never Build One Ever Again)

It’s been awhile since I posted. I know. But I have a good excuse! Operation: New Patio literally became all-consuming. For the better part of 6 weeks, Adam and I have spent ever possible minute working on this project. (Which is crazy because we’re literally just moving rocks from one piece of ground to another. Who’da…… Continue reading Ignorance Is Most Definitely Bliss (Or Why I Love My Patio And Will Never Build One Ever Again)

Crafting

Sew All The Things! (Or It’s Amazing What You Can Accomplish With Adult Supervision)

So my beginner sewing class is over and out of everything I learned, I would say two primary lessons stuck out to me the most: You are never too old for adult supervision. Even when the class isn’t graded, everyone knows who the best student was. (Hint: I was the best! Those little old ladies…… Continue reading Sew All The Things! (Or It’s Amazing What You Can Accomplish With Adult Supervision)

Crafting · New Hobbies

I Dug A Hole (Or Yard Work Is Hard And Everything Hurts)

A friend recently asked me why I haven’t included joining a gym as part of my “trying new hobbies” blog. So let me be clear, for everyone who doesn’t know me (and probably those who do as well) – I do not consider working out a hobby. Why, you may ask? BECAUSE EXERCISE IS TORTURE.…… Continue reading I Dug A Hole (Or Yard Work Is Hard And Everything Hurts)

cooking

Making Shakshuka (Or Cooking For Normal People Who Are Lazy And Work All Day)

Shakshuka (also known as eggs poached in tomatoes) is a way of cooking that makes you sound sophisticated and more worldly than you actually are. It’s my favorite because you really only need two ingredients and a pan, but Adam will still find it impressive. Bonus points if (by some miracle) you have bread in…… Continue reading Making Shakshuka (Or Cooking For Normal People Who Are Lazy And Work All Day)