I was clearing out old LinkedIn messages recently and came across one from a former coworker named Jason. He reached out to me last February because he was considering a cross-country move and knew I embodied that whole "rolling stone gathers no moss" mentality. During the course of our conversation, he asked, Do you have … Continue reading Shaped Like a Mitten? Consider Me Smitten!
Tag: United States
Bachelor Chronicles: Day 5
When I headed out the door for my morning walk at 5:30 today, the temperature was 70º. Yesterday, it was 51º at that hour. Quite a difference, eh? Wednesday I wore long pants and a hoodie, Thursday it was shorts and a t-shirt. It felt like two different seasons within the span of 24 hours. … Continue reading Bachelor Chronicles: Day 5
MegaKota? Mega NO, duh.
Have you heard about the online petition to merge North Dakota and South Dakota into a single state and call it MegaKota? Some guy in Fargo must have been really bored, because he started thinking about how badly he wants Puerto Rico to become a U.S. state, but hates the idea of changing the flag, … Continue reading MegaKota? Mega NO, duh.
I was reading an article the other day about states with the most appealing shapes. This piece declared Montana the winner. I'm a little suspicious though, because the article in question was printed in a Montana newspaper. Conflict of interest much? I have actually given a lot of thought to states' shapes over the years. … Continue reading Tentucky, Anyone?
What’s a “Swinged Cat,” Anyway?!
Like most states, South Dakota has several different nicknames. Most are not surprising. It is called, among other things: The Mount Rushmore State The Coyote State The Sunshine State The Blizzard State The Land of Infinite Variety But one nickname stands out from the pack: South Dakota's most unusual moniker is the Swinged Cat State. … Continue reading What’s a “Swinged Cat,” Anyway?!
A Francisco Clause
The Tape Face show on Friday night turned out to be lots of fun. Well, fun in retrospect, because throughout the performance I was paranoid I was going to be yanked onstage and humiliated, like the poor fella who had to face off with the comedian in a light saber duel involving a limp tape … Continue reading A Francisco Clause
An Ely Good Time
Earlier this summer, I embarked upon a road trip across the country. It was a fantastic journey, filled with sights and sounds and new experiences, and it changed my life. I didn't think I'd ever be able to top it, let alone a mere two months later. But I did. My trip to Ely was … Continue reading An Ely Good Time
Empty Skies and Reflections
If all goes as planned - with technology, you never know - I will be on the road, headed home on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 when this post is published. I've had to do a little bit of pre-planning to ensure it happens. Gotta love the scheduled post feature! Here's the deal: I have … Continue reading Empty Skies and Reflections
Surreal Moments in White Pine County
Yesterday I experienced one of the most surreal moments of my life. A few minutes past 7:00, just as the sun was sinking behind the Nevada mountains, I pulled up to the curb outside Tara's house. She was there to greet me, and we hugged each other tight and kissed hello. You have to understand, … Continue reading Surreal Moments in White Pine County
The 15th State
I am getting my Griswold on...again! This is, to put it mildly, a surprising turn of events. A few weeks ago, I never would have dreamed I'd be hitting the road again this year. Especially for such a compellingly unexpected reason. It's all about a girl, you see. A girl whom I have known for … Continue reading The 15th State