Games · Social Hobbies

The Dos And Don’ts Of Playing Board Games (Or How To Know When You’ve Gone Off The Deep End)

The following is a list of Do’s and Don’ts for aspiring board game hobbyists. All items have been assessed through trial and error. Ignore at your own caution. Do play games with your partner. Now that we have a shared hobby, Adam and I actually spend our evenings in each other’s company, rather than watching…… Continue reading The Dos And Don’ts Of Playing Board Games (Or How To Know When You’ve Gone Off The Deep End)

Music and Art

The First Week Of Practice (Or Why My Flute Is My New Favorite Accessory)

The flute is my new favorite accessory. It’s shiny and silver so it clashes beautifully with my skin tone. It also has practical uses, like poking things. In particular, it’s great for pointing out hairball vomit on the carpet to Adam when you don’t want to get near it because it’s gross and he needs…… Continue reading The First Week Of Practice (Or Why My Flute Is My New Favorite Accessory)

Crafting · Failure

Creating Your Own Succulent Garden (Or How Not To Use A Hot Glue Gun)

So Adam and I have officially been homeowners for a year now. Why anyone would loan me that much money and entrust me with this seismic responsibility is anyone’s guess. The house is still standing though, so I guess that counts for something! Anyway, it’s been a long journey getting this house the way we…… Continue reading Creating Your Own Succulent Garden (Or How Not To Use A Hot Glue Gun)

Failure · New Hobbies

How To Be An Interesting Person (Or All The Things I’d Like To Do When I Grow Up)

I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up. I realize that at 27 I should probably have figured this out already, but what are you going to do? It does seem more and more that my peers have everything in their lives figured out while I consider folding laundry an…… Continue reading How To Be An Interesting Person (Or All The Things I’d Like To Do When I Grow Up)

Reflection

How Did I Turn Out This Way? (Or Why My Parents Are Way Cooler Than Me)

Webster’s dictionary defines “success” … eww. No. I can’t even joke about how awful that cliche is. In fairness though, I did kind of struggle writing this post. Not for any insightful or intellectual reason – mostly because I’m tired and it’s an inhumane 8 degrees outside. Anyway, you’re probably thinking, “What monsters raised this woman -…… Continue reading How Did I Turn Out This Way? (Or Why My Parents Are Way Cooler Than Me)

Failure · Reflection

Are You Not Entertained? A List of All the Hobbies I’ve Ever Tried

This is actually going to be 2 lists – “the things I’ve tried and failed at” and “the things I know how to do but for some reason don’t.” The Things I’ve Tried and Failed At: Sports. In all forms. I’m pretty lazy by nature and running around just to get all sweaty is just…ugh.…… Continue reading Are You Not Entertained? A List of All the Hobbies I’ve Ever Tried

Reflection

Stick to What You’re Good at (And Why This Is The Worst Advice I Ever Received)

I used to have hobbies. In elementary school I could entertain myself for hours. I read everything in sight and created whole worlds out of Sculpey (my creations still take up a whole shelf in my mother’s dining room hutch). I liked to paint and draw and play outside. We also had a great dress-up…… Continue reading Stick to What You’re Good at (And Why This Is The Worst Advice I Ever Received)