People, People Everywhere

I guess it's basically summer now. Maybe not from an astronomical standpoint—equinoxes and whatnot—but once Memorial Day rolls around, it might as well be. It's when the tourists descend upon the Black Hills en masse. Tara is not a fan of tourist season. From June through August, our normally quiet little downtown nearly doubles in … Continue reading People, People Everywhere

When Stalking Pays Off

Friday was my one-year anniversary with Ye Olde Media Company. Weird to mark the occasion without being in the office, and weirder still that I wasn't even in my home office. Instead, I was galavanting around the Black Hills "on assignment," researching and photographing locations for my Mystery Monday pet project as I did a … Continue reading When Stalking Pays Off

Go Ugly or Go Home

Monday, we were instructed to wear ugly holiday sweaters to work for a company Christmas card photo. I didn't even own one, but a quick trip to Kohl's over the weekend solved that dilemma. I picked out the most garish sweater I could find. I mean, that's the point, right? Go ugly or go home. … Continue reading Go Ugly or Go Home

Thanks for Nothing!

Holy crap. I haven’t written a blog post since LAST YEAR! I apologize for being so remiss in my duties. I'm happy to report I survived my first week back in the trenches of Corporate America unscathed. Unlike back in August, I didn't go bolting for the door in a mad panic this time, wondering … Continue reading Thanks for Nothing!

And then all hail broke loose…

I've said it before, though never using a fruit analogy: the weather here is bananas. Take Tuesday, for instance. Our day started out quietly enough; we decided to go for a hike along the Sunday Gulch Trail in Custer State Park. Can I just say how different the trails are out here? No ferns or … Continue reading And then all hail broke loose…