New Hobbies · Reflection · Social Hobbies

The Elusive Iowa Caucus (Or How I Lost All Faith In The Democratic Process)

I am not a native Iowan and for various (legitimate) reasons, I was unable to participate in a caucus until the 2016 nomination process. And while 2016 did teach me that caucuses are, in fact, the dumbest way to conduct a vote in the 21st Century, I still left feeling like my voice was heard…… Continue reading The Elusive Iowa Caucus (Or How I Lost All Faith In The Democratic Process)

Crafting · New Hobbies

How To Quilt: The Basics (Or What Happens When A Fabric Store Moves In Down The Street)

It’s no secret that my favorite part of any hobby is thinking of all the pretty things I can buy. Pretty yarns, pretty thread, pretty fabric, etc. So when JoAnn’s fabric decided to leave their awful location at a super busy intersection and move in just down the street from us, it would have been…… Continue reading How To Quilt: The Basics (Or What Happens When A Fabric Store Moves In Down The Street)

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 · 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)

Crafting · New Hobbies

Sewing For Newbies (Or Why You Should Just Suck It Up And Take A Class)

So you guys. The reason why I have yet again broken my “post once per week” rule (can it really be a rule if you’ve never once followed it?), is because I wanted to wait and tell you about a new adventure after I’m starting. I’m taking a sewing class! In the past, I have typically…… Continue reading Sewing For Newbies (Or Why You Should Just Suck It Up And Take A Class)

Crafting · New Hobbies

Let There Be Life (Or How To Feed Yourself And Not Kill Things)

So today we’re starting on another new adventure – gardening! Like a lot of what I write about on here, gardening isn’t exactly a new hobby. In fact, I’ve had some semblance of a garden at every place I’ve lived in since college, including my adorable little container box herb garden which was the only…… Continue reading Let There Be Life (Or How To Feed Yourself And Not Kill Things)