One away from 50K!

Lots of change is afoot. For starters, I completely revamped my site. Or rather, sites. Plural. For years, I've had a professional(ish) site, first name last name dot com, plus a separate blog. Once upon a time, that was Mark My Words. Then, when we decided to move to South Dakota, I started a new … Continue reading One away from 50K!

Getting OUR Griswold On: Day 8 – Austin, MN

How Cheesy! And just like that, we've arrived at our final destination: Austin, Minnesota. It's hard to believe we've been on the road for an entire week already. On the other hand, Sioux Falls already feels like a lifetime ago. This has been a fantastic trip. Tara is ready to be home, while I kinda … Continue reading Getting OUR Griswold On: Day 8 – Austin, MN

Ativan in Tijuana, and Other Enticements

I was going through my blog's spam folder a few days ago, after being notified that comments from one of my readers weren't showing up. Sure enough, they had somehow incorrectly been flagged as spam. (I should note that I am referring to junk email and not processed lunch meat. And dammit, now I'm hungry). This has happened … Continue reading Ativan in Tijuana, and Other Enticements

Needed: One Velvet Elvis

I work for the best company ever. This morning, I filled out a request for PTO time. Tara and I are headin' up to Seattle next Friday to celebrate her nephew's first birthday, and we wanted to leave early for a change. We'll be taking off around 2:00, so I submitted the paperwork to my … Continue reading Needed: One Velvet Elvis

Getting My Griswold On – Day 6: Austin, MN

Miles traveled today: 556.9 Total miles traveled: 2282.9 So That's How They Came Up With The Lyrics My alarm was set for 6 AM today, but I woke up at 5:46 with bright sunshine peeking through the curtains. I sighed, because I knew it was time to bid Rapid City farewell, but I was also … Continue reading Getting My Griswold On – Day 6: Austin, MN