How Two Bloggers Three States Apart Became One Heckuva Couple

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away—at least that’s how it feels today—a young man signed up for an account on an online journaling website. This was his first foray into blogging, a term that had been coined just a few years earlier. He wrote mostly about the minutiae of daily life. … Continue reading How Two Bloggers Three States Apart Became One Heckuva Couple

Ruth-Less

I was watching an episode of House Hunters last night, and one of the homes featured a bathroom with a urinal. Predictably, the husband was thrilled and the wife, mortified. This made me wonder why urinals in home bathrooms aren't common, because that's a trend I could get behind. Or in front of, as the … Continue reading Ruth-Less

Like an Eagle or Superman

Flying last week reminded me how much I hate flying. There's something about defying the laws of gravity that feels...I don't know, cocky, for lack of a better word. I'm no engineer, but I do understand the mechanics of flight. Lift and weight and thrust and drag. Pitch, roll, and yaw. Rudders and elevators and … Continue reading Like an Eagle or Superman

Highlights, No Lights

It's been a productive weekend considering we haven't even left the house except for a quick jaunt to the grocery store. Not that we'd want to go anywhere; we've had a little snow and a lot of wind the past two days. We've been on the western fringes of a major storm impacting the central … Continue reading Highlights, No Lights

Beautiful and Treacherous

We are back home today. Smartest move I ever made? Taking the day off. I knew we'd want a chance to recuperate. What I did not expect was for the city to shut down thanks to a surprise snow and ice storm yesterday - one that made the long drive back both beautiful and treacherous. … Continue reading Beautiful and Treacherous

Winning

I feel like I'm on a winning streak lately. I should probably head to Nevada or something, huh? Wait. I'm in Nevada! Hmm... I suppose it feels like I've been winning because, well, I've been winning. First there was my company's fantasy football league. Immediately following the draft in September, you are graded on your … Continue reading Winning

A Whole Bunch of Gottas

Every year, around May or June, I begin to yearn for Christmas. The holidays always feel magical to me, and doubly so when they are so far away and the summer doldrums are about to kick in. There's a certain anticipation that just builds and builds as the year wears on. I long for the … Continue reading A Whole Bunch of Gottas

One Mile Closer to the Sun

There was a moment Tuesday afternoon when I thought I was going to die. I was standing on a platform 7434' in the sky, looking down at a distressingly thin pair of cables about to whisk me on a 60-mph, 1400-foot drop, wondering how I'd gotten myself into such a jam. Maybe I'm being a … Continue reading One Mile Closer to the Sun

Not All Stuffed Animals are Cuddly

I am sitting at home with the windows open, enjoying the whisper of a gentle breeze beneath a cloud-dotted sky. There's a promise of autumn in the air this afternoon, though the weatherman is telling us we'll be back into the upper 80s in a couple of days. I hate that guy. It's Tuesday, and my … Continue reading Not All Stuffed Animals are Cuddly

Nevada Adventures Part 2: Ely-Elko

After spending approximately 26 hours in the car from Saturday - Tuesday, we were relieved to pull into Ely mid-afternoon on New Year's Eve and not have to worry about driving anywhere far for a few days. Everybody gathered at Tara's dad's house, as I mentioned previously, and we had a great time eating pizza, … Continue reading Nevada Adventures Part 2: Ely-Elko