We’ve Trained for This: The Coronavirus and Me

I may have forgotten to mention it: Did I tell you I’ve been training pretty hard for the past three months? Training for a fifth marathon, you ask? A community 10K? A speedy half? No, dear reader. I’ve been unknowingly training for a whole different kind of event: social distancing. And MAN, am I inContinue reading “We’ve Trained for This: The Coronavirus and Me”

A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place

Given the chance for a do-over in life, I’d probably take it. Now I’m not talking about the big stuff, like who I’d choose to marry or what profession to pursue or whether to stream Queer Eye Season 4 as slowly as humanly possible to savor every last corgi scene. But there are literally hundredsContinue reading “A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place”

Pouring One Out for the OG Blog Dog

Before Lucille — or even Ben — graced these pages, about 85% of my posts were dedicated to a certain goldendoodle with great hair, a sunny personality and immediate star power that probably warranted its own spin-off blog but then what would I have written about here? Oh yeah, running. Forgot that’s what I foundedContinue reading “Pouring One Out for the OG Blog Dog”

It’s My Party and I’ll Hygge If I Want To

My childhood was leave-it-to-beaver charmed, and never more so than on the days leading up to November 18. Every year, we’d check out the same “how to plan a birthday party” book from the library, design six to eight handmade invites for a sweet group of babes I’m mostly still friends with, and print aContinue reading “It’s My Party and I’ll Hygge If I Want To”

Something Old, New, Sweaty & Blue

Weddings — no matter how you slice it — tend to be pretty decadent affairs. If you’re a guest, it means hours of unlimited crab dip and bubbly, unless you were at our wedding, in which case you strangely chose to drink the bar dry of totally healthy full-cream White Russians. Mmm. If you’re aContinue reading “Something Old, New, Sweaty & Blue”

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”

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”