Runner Regrets

I’ve regretted a lot of things in my life: Mentioning every single one of Lucille’s ailments while on the phone with her prospective pet health insurer. Skipping Mitch Hedberg’s October 2004 show in Portland, convinced I’d get the chance to see him another time. This haircut. But you know what I’ve never once regretted? AContinue reading “Runner Regrets”

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Dog Days of Summer, or Keeping Your Better Half Cool

I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about my own personal health and comfort. Today, let’s shift the spotlight to someone far furrier and less likely to hold a multi-year grudge: my dog. Lucille, as you’ve probably realized, gets a lot of real estate on this page, and for good reason: she’sContinue reading “Dog Days of Summer, or Keeping Your Better Half Cool”

Up, Up and Away

We’re in an era of human existence where we spend an awful lot of time looking things up. “Can I use baking soda instead of baking powder?” “Dunno, look it up!” “What ever happened to Brendan Fraser? “Dunno, look it up!” “Is is still my favorite cousin’s birthday in Hong Kong?” “Dunno, look it up!”Continue reading “Up, Up and Away”

Ghosts of Bloggers Past

Have you ever been ghosted? No, I’m not talking about throwing romantic ceramics with Swayze, may he rest in peace. And I’m not talking about use of this emoji, which is the only proper way to punctuate the phrase “I’m so hungry I could die.” And I’m not talking about hiding under a white sheetContinue reading “Ghosts of Bloggers Past”

All Downhill From Here

I exhibit a lot of quintessentially millennial traits: I remember life before the internet, cell phones and area codes I don’t have cable but my phone’s never out of reach I’ll add avocado to anything, can use a library card catalog and have very strong feelings about Topanga’s decision to enroll at Pennbrook University overContinue reading “All Downhill From Here”

Hair of the Dog

Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest beer-drinking nights of the year, and whether you threw back too many because your team won or because your team lost or because watching Steven Tyler reverse-age Benjamin Button-style while racing a Kia Stinger made you painfully aware of your own fleeting mortality, you may be feelingContinue reading “Hair of the Dog”

20/18 Vision

Alright folks, it’s time to talk about New Year’s Resolutions! But wait — you may be asking yourself — isn’t it a little late to be setting 2018 goals? I mean, the presents have been opened, the tree’s been untrimmed and the bearded man in red came and went. True statements, all of them, butContinue reading “20/18 Vision”

Excuse Me: I’m Streaking Here

I’ve googled A WHOLE LOT of things this year, from presidential lines of succession to alpha-dog behaviors to whether a human and bear can ever truly be friends (spoiler alert: they can’t.) But the thing I’ve surely asked the internet most often this year is a telling sign of my often-wavering commitment to fitness: “ShouldContinue reading “Excuse Me: I’m Streaking Here”