Here Comes the Rain Again

Dunkin Donuts Strawberry Shortcake

Or at least a leaky roof. Our lovely house is so old that there is virtually zero climate control. This means that during the hottest part of the summer (right now to mid-September) the house will not get below 80 degrees. No matter how low we set the thermostat. We can't even cook with the oven ... read more

Batman and Bicycles

Programming RunKeeper

Yesterday Matt played hookey from work. He has only taken a day off for business/travel purposes since I've known him and it's been hard this summer with me teaching night classes to spend a lot of time together, so we decided it would be nice if he could take the day off and we'd have a ... read more

How I Quit Smoking


It's amazing how bad habits go so well together. The photos above were taken of me a few years ago during my binge drinking, chain smoking and fast food eating days. It ain't pretty. I started smoking when I was 19. I didn't know anyone who smoked and I just wanted to see what it was like. ... read more

C9 Workout Apparel from Target

Dork at the Park

Give me the choice and I'd rather buy new workout clothes over 'regular' clothes any day. Or, don't give me the choice and I'll still probably do it. I'm in workout clothes 75% of the waking part of the day. As such I'm pretty picky about what I wear to exercise in and it can be a challenge ... read more

Taco Cups!

Empty wonton cups

Arriba! I love making Mexican food just because Matt turns into a comical Mexican character the entire time we're cooking & eating. Lots of finger tambourine gestures and "Aye aye aye aye!" DIY Mexican has been a staple in our house recently because it allows us to customize our plates. ... read more