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)

Music and Art

Life Is In The Little Things (Or Why All The People At The Park Think I’m A Giant Weirdo)

In which I pretend to be a serious photography hobbiest and attempt to only take photos of texture. Series 1: The Neighbah-hood Pronounced as such because my New England roots are having a resurgence of sorts. This first series of photos was taken during a 70-degree walk around the cul de sac. (I know some people…… Continue reading Life Is In The Little Things (Or Why All The People At The Park Think I’m A Giant Weirdo)

Failure · Reflection

On The Tribulations Of ‘Wanting’ (Or Why I Decided To Stop Worrying And Do What I Love)

On The Perception of Time One of my least favorite parts of being an adult is the perception of time. Remember when you were a kid and waiting 5 minutes was the equivalent of cruel and unusual punishment according to the Kids’ Principles of Fun? Well now, 4 hours free in the evening somehow isn’t…… Continue reading On The Tribulations Of ‘Wanting’ (Or Why I Decided To Stop Worrying And Do What I Love)

Crafting · Failure

Look At This Thing I Made (Or How To Justify Buying Even More Yarn For Your Stash)

An interesting thing happened to me on my travels recently; I found myself irritated that I didn’t have my crocheting with me! I realize that doesn’t sound weird from most people’s point of view, but in all the time I’ve been knitting/crocheting, I’ve never actually missed the actual act of knitting/crocheting. This is doubley true…… Continue reading Look At This Thing I Made (Or How To Justify Buying Even More Yarn For Your Stash)

Games · Reflection

For Love Of Crossword Puzzles (Or Anything Can Be A Competition If You Try Hard Enough)

One unintended benefit of my decision to subscribe to a real newspaper is that I now have easy access to a crossword puzzle. I LOVE crossword puzzles. I used to buy compilations of them at bookstores. My favorite anthology was probably an assortment of all the best Monday puzzles from the New York Times. For those of…… Continue reading For Love Of Crossword Puzzles (Or Anything Can Be A Competition If You Try Hard Enough)

Failure · Music and Art

I Have Too Many Instagram Accounts (Or How To Find Hobbies If You Travel For Work)

So one of the reasons I’ve had such a hard time learning and maintaining hobbies is because I travel fairly extensively for work. You’re probably now picturing my life as some fabulous, jet-setting adventure (I just want to be clear here – I am and always will be super fabulous) but traveling for work is…… Continue reading I Have Too Many Instagram Accounts (Or How To Find Hobbies If You Travel For Work)

Music and Art · New Hobbies

Amateur Photography For Lazy People (Or Why All My Photos Are Of My Cats)

I don’t know about you, but I definitely have different summer and winter hobbies. For instance, I very rarely crochet or knit in the summer. (I also very rarely crochet or knit in the winter, but for different reasons). That type of hobby – one that is primarily done indoors with the purpose of creating…… Continue reading Amateur Photography For Lazy People (Or Why All My Photos Are Of My Cats)