I am taking it really incredibly easy this weekend because we are home for the first time in forever and I have no super urgent work to do (just kidding, Bob, I promise I’m working on those book edits). I’m plugging away at some cookbook projects and tomorrow I’ll be making some videos for a new partnership (good thing I went out and got a sunburn today), but today and yesterday I mostly just hung out at the beach, soaking up the sun and the ocean and the summer. It has been everything I needed and more. 
Some highlights & whatnot from the past few weeks:
- I had my 10 year high school reunion! It was awkward. And then we drank more, and it was less awkward. I didn’t really realize how awkward a person I am until that moment. Being with people who knew you when you were a teen makes you feel like a teen again, huh?
- Beach, beach, beach, beach, beach, marsh. The Dream. 
- Dan had a massive allergic reaction to a cat (not his first, but the worst yet) so I was up until 3am on Friday making sure he didn’t die. He didn’t, thanks Benadryl for the help. Now I need to start pressuring him to go to an allergy specialist. 
- I was lucky enough to add a pair of tieks to my wardrobe this weekend and now I think I have a new favorite shoe (close your ears, birks). They are like perfect little clouds for your feet. 
- Our house is really coming together, and I’m loving it. I’ll do a little home tour soon once we get a few things set into place, but it’s 95% there and it feels so good. 
- I didn’t realize you were supposed to have chickens in your kitchen (for luck? Maybe?) but now that I know it’s important I have some chicken prints. I’m not one to mess with good fortune. 
- I say this all the time but we are so rich in friends and community in Wilmington. This weekend has been so full of time spent with amazing and kind and inspirational people. We are so lucky. It almost makes me want to say #soblessed. But I won’t. 
- Wilmington Brewing Co, the best. Forever. 
And that is it. Go forth, eat a po’ boy. Float in the waves. Enjoy the summer breeze.  I am taking it really incredibly easy this weekend because we are home for the first time in forever and I have no super urgent work to do (just kidding, Bob, I promise I’m working on those book edits). I’m plugging away at some cookbook projects and tomorrow I’ll be making some videos for a new partnership (good thing I went out and got a sunburn today), but today and yesterday I mostly just hung out at the beach, soaking up the sun and the ocean and the summer. It has been everything I needed and more. 
Some highlights & whatnot from the past few weeks:
- I had my 10 year high school reunion! It was awkward. And then we drank more, and it was less awkward. I didn’t really realize how awkward a person I am until that moment. Being with people who knew you when you were a teen makes you feel like a teen again, huh?
- Beach, beach, beach, beach, beach, marsh. The Dream. 
- Dan had a massive allergic reaction to a cat (not his first, but the worst yet) so I was up until 3am on Friday making sure he didn’t die. He didn’t, thanks Benadryl for the help. Now I need to start pressuring him to go to an allergy specialist. 
- I was lucky enough to add a pair of tieks to my wardrobe this weekend and now I think I have a new favorite shoe (close your ears, birks). They are like perfect little clouds for your feet. 
- Our house is really coming together, and I’m loving it. I’ll do a little home tour soon once we get a few things set into place, but it’s 95% there and it feels so good. 
- I didn’t realize you were supposed to have chickens in your kitchen (for luck? Maybe?) but now that I know it’s important I have some chicken prints. I’m not one to mess with good fortune. 
- I say this all the time but we are so rich in friends and community in Wilmington. This weekend has been so full of time spent with amazing and kind and inspirational people. We are so lucky. It almost makes me want to say #soblessed. But I won’t. 
- Wilmington Brewing Co, the best. Forever. 
And that is it. Go forth, eat a po’ boy. Float in the waves. Enjoy the summer breeze.  I am taking it really incredibly easy this weekend because we are home for the first time in forever and I have no super urgent work to do (just kidding, Bob, I promise I’m working on those book edits). I’m plugging away at some cookbook projects and tomorrow I’ll be making some videos for a new partnership (good thing I went out and got a sunburn today), but today and yesterday I mostly just hung out at the beach, soaking up the sun and the ocean and the summer. It has been everything I needed and more. 
Some highlights & whatnot from the past few weeks:
- I had my 10 year high school reunion! It was awkward. And then we drank more, and it was less awkward. I didn’t really realize how awkward a person I am until that moment. Being with people who knew you when you were a teen makes you feel like a teen again, huh?
- Beach, beach, beach, beach, beach, marsh. The Dream. 
- Dan had a massive allergic reaction to a cat (not his first, but the worst yet) so I was up until 3am on Friday making sure he didn’t die. He didn’t, thanks Benadryl for the help. Now I need to start pressuring him to go to an allergy specialist. 
- I was lucky enough to add a pair of tieks to my wardrobe this weekend and now I think I have a new favorite shoe (close your ears, birks). They are like perfect little clouds for your feet. 
- Our house is really coming together, and I’m loving it. I’ll do a little home tour soon once we get a few things set into place, but it’s 95% there and it feels so good. 
- I didn’t realize you were supposed to have chickens in your kitchen (for luck? Maybe?) but now that I know it’s important I have some chicken prints. I’m not one to mess with good fortune. 
- I say this all the time but we are so rich in friends and community in Wilmington. This weekend has been so full of time spent with amazing and kind and inspirational people. We are so lucky. It almost makes me want to say #soblessed. But I won’t. 
- Wilmington Brewing Co, the best. Forever. 
And that is it. Go forth, eat a po’ boy. Float in the waves. Enjoy the summer breeze.  I am taking it really incredibly easy this weekend because we are home for the first time in forever and I have no super urgent work to do (just kidding, Bob, I promise I’m working on those book edits). I’m plugging away at some cookbook projects and tomorrow I’ll be making some videos for a new partnership (good thing I went out and got a sunburn today), but today and yesterday I mostly just hung out at the beach, soaking up the sun and the ocean and the summer. It has been everything I needed and more. 
Some highlights & whatnot from the past few weeks:
- I had my 10 year high school reunion! It was awkward. And then we drank more, and it was less awkward. I didn’t really realize how awkward a person I am until that moment. Being with people who knew you when you were a teen makes you feel like a teen again, huh?
- Beach, beach, beach, beach, beach, marsh. The Dream. 
- Dan had a massive allergic reaction to a cat (not his first, but the worst yet) so I was up until 3am on Friday making sure he didn’t die. He didn’t, thanks Benadryl for the help. Now I need to start pressuring him to go to an allergy specialist. 
- I was lucky enough to add a pair of tieks to my wardrobe this weekend and now I think I have a new favorite shoe (close your ears, birks). They are like perfect little clouds for your feet. 
- Our house is really coming together, and I’m loving it. I’ll do a little home tour soon once we get a few things set into place, but it’s 95% there and it feels so good. 
- I didn’t realize you were supposed to have chickens in your kitchen (for luck? Maybe?) but now that I know it’s important I have some chicken prints. I’m not one to mess with good fortune. 
- I say this all the time but we are so rich in friends and community in Wilmington. This weekend has been so full of time spent with amazing and kind and inspirational people. We are so lucky. It almost makes me want to say #soblessed. But I won’t. 
- Wilmington Brewing Co, the best. Forever. 
And that is it. Go forth, eat a po’ boy. Float in the waves. Enjoy the summer breeze.  I am taking it really incredibly easy this weekend because we are home for the first time in forever and I have no super urgent work to do (just kidding, Bob, I promise I’m working on those book edits). I’m plugging away at some cookbook projects and tomorrow I’ll be making some videos for a new partnership (good thing I went out and got a sunburn today), but today and yesterday I mostly just hung out at the beach, soaking up the sun and the ocean and the summer. It has been everything I needed and more. 
Some highlights & whatnot from the past few weeks:
- I had my 10 year high school reunion! It was awkward. And then we drank more, and it was less awkward. I didn’t really realize how awkward a person I am until that moment. Being with people who knew you when you were a teen makes you feel like a teen again, huh?
- Beach, beach, beach, beach, beach, marsh. The Dream. 
- Dan had a massive allergic reaction to a cat (not his first, but the worst yet) so I was up until 3am on Friday making sure he didn’t die. He didn’t, thanks Benadryl for the help. Now I need to start pressuring him to go to an allergy specialist. 
- I was lucky enough to add a pair of tieks to my wardrobe this weekend and now I think I have a new favorite shoe (close your ears, birks). They are like perfect little clouds for your feet. 
- Our house is really coming together, and I’m loving it. I’ll do a little home tour soon once we get a few things set into place, but it’s 95% there and it feels so good. 
- I didn’t realize you were supposed to have chickens in your kitchen (for luck? Maybe?) but now that I know it’s important I have some chicken prints. I’m not one to mess with good fortune. 
- I say this all the time but we are so rich in friends and community in Wilmington. This weekend has been so full of time spent with amazing and kind and inspirational people. We are so lucky. It almost makes me want to say #soblessed. But I won’t. 
- Wilmington Brewing Co, the best. Forever. 
And that is it. Go forth, eat a po’ boy. Float in the waves. Enjoy the summer breeze.  I am taking it really incredibly easy this weekend because we are home for the first time in forever and I have no super urgent work to do (just kidding, Bob, I promise I’m working on those book edits). I’m plugging away at some cookbook projects and tomorrow I’ll be making some videos for a new partnership (good thing I went out and got a sunburn today), but today and yesterday I mostly just hung out at the beach, soaking up the sun and the ocean and the summer. It has been everything I needed and more. 
Some highlights & whatnot from the past few weeks:
- I had my 10 year high school reunion! It was awkward. And then we drank more, and it was less awkward. I didn’t really realize how awkward a person I am until that moment. Being with people who knew you when you were a teen makes you feel like a teen again, huh?
- Beach, beach, beach, beach, beach, marsh. The Dream. 
- Dan had a massive allergic reaction to a cat (not his first, but the worst yet) so I was up until 3am on Friday making sure he didn’t die. He didn’t, thanks Benadryl for the help. Now I need to start pressuring him to go to an allergy specialist. 
- I was lucky enough to add a pair of tieks to my wardrobe this weekend and now I think I have a new favorite shoe (close your ears, birks). They are like perfect little clouds for your feet. 
- Our house is really coming together, and I’m loving it. I’ll do a little home tour soon once we get a few things set into place, but it’s 95% there and it feels so good. 
- I didn’t realize you were supposed to have chickens in your kitchen (for luck? Maybe?) but now that I know it’s important I have some chicken prints. I’m not one to mess with good fortune. 
- I say this all the time but we are so rich in friends and community in Wilmington. This weekend has been so full of time spent with amazing and kind and inspirational people. We are so lucky. It almost makes me want to say #soblessed. But I won’t. 
- Wilmington Brewing Co, the best. Forever. 
And that is it. Go forth, eat a po’ boy. Float in the waves. Enjoy the summer breeze.  I am taking it really incredibly easy this weekend because we are home for the first time in forever and I have no super urgent work to do (just kidding, Bob, I promise I’m working on those book edits). I’m plugging away at some cookbook projects and tomorrow I’ll be making some videos for a new partnership (good thing I went out and got a sunburn today), but today and yesterday I mostly just hung out at the beach, soaking up the sun and the ocean and the summer. It has been everything I needed and more. 
Some highlights & whatnot from the past few weeks:
- I had my 10 year high school reunion! It was awkward. And then we drank more, and it was less awkward. I didn’t really realize how awkward a person I am until that moment. Being with people who knew you when you were a teen makes you feel like a teen again, huh?
- Beach, beach, beach, beach, beach, marsh. The Dream. 
- Dan had a massive allergic reaction to a cat (not his first, but the worst yet) so I was up until 3am on Friday making sure he didn’t die. He didn’t, thanks Benadryl for the help. Now I need to start pressuring him to go to an allergy specialist. 
- I was lucky enough to add a pair of tieks to my wardrobe this weekend and now I think I have a new favorite shoe (close your ears, birks). They are like perfect little clouds for your feet. 
- Our house is really coming together, and I’m loving it. I’ll do a little home tour soon once we get a few things set into place, but it’s 95% there and it feels so good. 
- I didn’t realize you were supposed to have chickens in your kitchen (for luck? Maybe?) but now that I know it’s important I have some chicken prints. I’m not one to mess with good fortune. 
- I say this all the time but we are so rich in friends and community in Wilmington. This weekend has been so full of time spent with amazing and kind and inspirational people. We are so lucky. It almost makes me want to say #soblessed. But I won’t. 
- Wilmington Brewing Co, the best. Forever. 
And that is it. Go forth, eat a po’ boy. Float in the waves. Enjoy the summer breeze.  I am taking it really incredibly easy this weekend because we are home for the first time in forever and I have no super urgent work to do (just kidding, Bob, I promise I’m working on those book edits). I’m plugging away at some cookbook projects and tomorrow I’ll be making some videos for a new partnership (good thing I went out and got a sunburn today), but today and yesterday I mostly just hung out at the beach, soaking up the sun and the ocean and the summer. It has been everything I needed and more. 
Some highlights & whatnot from the past few weeks:
- I had my 10 year high school reunion! It was awkward. And then we drank more, and it was less awkward. I didn’t really realize how awkward a person I am until that moment. Being with people who knew you when you were a teen makes you feel like a teen again, huh?
- Beach, beach, beach, beach, beach, marsh. The Dream. 
- Dan had a massive allergic reaction to a cat (not his first, but the worst yet) so I was up until 3am on Friday making sure he didn’t die. He didn’t, thanks Benadryl for the help. Now I need to start pressuring him to go to an allergy specialist. 
- I was lucky enough to add a pair of tieks to my wardrobe this weekend and now I think I have a new favorite shoe (close your ears, birks). They are like perfect little clouds for your feet. 
- Our house is really coming together, and I’m loving it. I’ll do a little home tour soon once we get a few things set into place, but it’s 95% there and it feels so good. 
- I didn’t realize you were supposed to have chickens in your kitchen (for luck? Maybe?) but now that I know it’s important I have some chicken prints. I’m not one to mess with good fortune. 
- I say this all the time but we are so rich in friends and community in Wilmington. This weekend has been so full of time spent with amazing and kind and inspirational people. We are so lucky. It almost makes me want to say #soblessed. But I won’t. 
- Wilmington Brewing Co, the best. Forever. 
And that is it. Go forth, eat a po’ boy. Float in the waves. Enjoy the summer breeze.  I am taking it really incredibly easy this weekend because we are home for the first time in forever and I have no super urgent work to do (just kidding, Bob, I promise I’m working on those book edits). I’m plugging away at some cookbook projects and tomorrow I’ll be making some videos for a new partnership (good thing I went out and got a sunburn today), but today and yesterday I mostly just hung out at the beach, soaking up the sun and the ocean and the summer. It has been everything I needed and more. 
Some highlights & whatnot from the past few weeks:
- I had my 10 year high school reunion! It was awkward. And then we drank more, and it was less awkward. I didn’t really realize how awkward a person I am until that moment. Being with people who knew you when you were a teen makes you feel like a teen again, huh?
- Beach, beach, beach, beach, beach, marsh. The Dream. 
- Dan had a massive allergic reaction to a cat (not his first, but the worst yet) so I was up until 3am on Friday making sure he didn’t die. He didn’t, thanks Benadryl for the help. Now I need to start pressuring him to go to an allergy specialist. 
- I was lucky enough to add a pair of tieks to my wardrobe this weekend and now I think I have a new favorite shoe (close your ears, birks). They are like perfect little clouds for your feet. 
- Our house is really coming together, and I’m loving it. I’ll do a little home tour soon once we get a few things set into place, but it’s 95% there and it feels so good. 
- I didn’t realize you were supposed to have chickens in your kitchen (for luck? Maybe?) but now that I know it’s important I have some chicken prints. I’m not one to mess with good fortune. 
- I say this all the time but we are so rich in friends and community in Wilmington. This weekend has been so full of time spent with amazing and kind and inspirational people. We are so lucky. It almost makes me want to say #soblessed. But I won’t. 
- Wilmington Brewing Co, the best. Forever. 
And that is it. Go forth, eat a po’ boy. Float in the waves. Enjoy the summer breeze.  I am taking it really incredibly easy this weekend because we are home for the first time in forever and I have no super urgent work to do (just kidding, Bob, I promise I’m working on those book edits). I’m plugging away at some cookbook projects and tomorrow I’ll be making some videos for a new partnership (good thing I went out and got a sunburn today), but today and yesterday I mostly just hung out at the beach, soaking up the sun and the ocean and the summer. It has been everything I needed and more. 
Some highlights & whatnot from the past few weeks:
- I had my 10 year high school reunion! It was awkward. And then we drank more, and it was less awkward. I didn’t really realize how awkward a person I am until that moment. Being with people who knew you when you were a teen makes you feel like a teen again, huh?
- Beach, beach, beach, beach, beach, marsh. The Dream. 
- Dan had a massive allergic reaction to a cat (not his first, but the worst yet) so I was up until 3am on Friday making sure he didn’t die. He didn’t, thanks Benadryl for the help. Now I need to start pressuring him to go to an allergy specialist. 
- I was lucky enough to add a pair of tieks to my wardrobe this weekend and now I think I have a new favorite shoe (close your ears, birks). They are like perfect little clouds for your feet. 
- Our house is really coming together, and I’m loving it. I’ll do a little home tour soon once we get a few things set into place, but it’s 95% there and it feels so good. 
- I didn’t realize you were supposed to have chickens in your kitchen (for luck? Maybe?) but now that I know it’s important I have some chicken prints. I’m not one to mess with good fortune. 
- I say this all the time but we are so rich in friends and community in Wilmington. This weekend has been so full of time spent with amazing and kind and inspirational people. We are so lucky. It almost makes me want to say #soblessed. But I won’t. 
- Wilmington Brewing Co, the best. Forever. 
And that is it. Go forth, eat a po’ boy. Float in the waves. Enjoy the summer breeze. 

I am taking it really incredibly easy this weekend because we are home for the first time in forever and I have no super urgent work to do (just kidding, Bob, I promise I’m working on those book edits). I’m plugging away at some cookbook projects and tomorrow I’ll be making some videos for a new partnership (good thing I went out and got a sunburn today), but today and yesterday I mostly just hung out at the beach, soaking up the sun and the ocean and the summer. It has been everything I needed and more. 

Some highlights & whatnot from the past few weeks:

- I had my 10 year high school reunion! It was awkward. And then we drank more, and it was less awkward. I didn’t really realize how awkward a person I am until that moment. Being with people who knew you when you were a teen makes you feel like a teen again, huh?

- Beach, beach, beach, beach, beach, marsh. The Dream. 

- Dan had a massive allergic reaction to a cat (not his first, but the worst yet) so I was up until 3am on Friday making sure he didn’t die. He didn’t, thanks Benadryl for the help. Now I need to start pressuring him to go to an allergy specialist. 

- I was lucky enough to add a pair of tieks to my wardrobe this weekend and now I think I have a new favorite shoe (close your ears, birks). They are like perfect little clouds for your feet. 

- Our house is really coming together, and I’m loving it. I’ll do a little home tour soon once we get a few things set into place, but it’s 95% there and it feels so good. 

- I didn’t realize you were supposed to have chickens in your kitchen (for luck? Maybe?) but now that I know it’s important I have some chicken prints. I’m not one to mess with good fortune. 

- I say this all the time but we are so rich in friends and community in Wilmington. This weekend has been so full of time spent with amazing and kind and inspirational people. We are so lucky. It almost makes me want to say #soblessed. But I won’t. 

- Wilmington Brewing Co, the best. Forever. 

And that is it. Go forth, eat a po’ boy. Float in the waves. Enjoy the summer breeze. 

So I’m back on the horse— the marathon running horse! After taking that doctor recommended break (that ended up doing nothing but making me depressed) and searching for the right race I settled on the Kiawah marathon this December and jumped on in. 
I’m working through the Hal Higdon intermediate marathon course. I’m trying to add in some speed work to help with my slow-pokedness, but right now I’m just trying to get my body used to running a lot again. It’s been a while since I was consistent, and I’ve found that I’m 100% better when I have a plan. In essence, if I’m not training, I’m not doing it. So, I’ll train!
I have been battling some calf related pain for the past month, something I think is related to a tight IT band. We haven’t been as consistent with our yoga the past few months as we should have been due to an incredibly busy schedule, but I’m trying to get better about doing daily hip openers and gentle stretches at home. I also ordered a heavy duty foam roller (mine is not cutting it) that should be here next week, so we’ll see. 
All in all, I’m excited to be working towards something. I also started vitex, a homeopathic option for regulating my hormones/cycles, two months ago and have seen a huge improvement in my day-to-day life. Not only did I have my first non-medicated 30 day cycle ever, but I have felt pretty good. Which is amazing considering I’ve spent the better part of the past two years nauseated and feeling like shit. It’s weird (and awesome) to feel… normal. Is this normal? I’m not familiar. 
So, yeah. Race plan, check. Training, check. Whole body health, check.  So I’m back on the horse— the marathon running horse! After taking that doctor recommended break (that ended up doing nothing but making me depressed) and searching for the right race I settled on the Kiawah marathon this December and jumped on in. 
I’m working through the Hal Higdon intermediate marathon course. I’m trying to add in some speed work to help with my slow-pokedness, but right now I’m just trying to get my body used to running a lot again. It’s been a while since I was consistent, and I’ve found that I’m 100% better when I have a plan. In essence, if I’m not training, I’m not doing it. So, I’ll train!
I have been battling some calf related pain for the past month, something I think is related to a tight IT band. We haven’t been as consistent with our yoga the past few months as we should have been due to an incredibly busy schedule, but I’m trying to get better about doing daily hip openers and gentle stretches at home. I also ordered a heavy duty foam roller (mine is not cutting it) that should be here next week, so we’ll see. 
All in all, I’m excited to be working towards something. I also started vitex, a homeopathic option for regulating my hormones/cycles, two months ago and have seen a huge improvement in my day-to-day life. Not only did I have my first non-medicated 30 day cycle ever, but I have felt pretty good. Which is amazing considering I’ve spent the better part of the past two years nauseated and feeling like shit. It’s weird (and awesome) to feel… normal. Is this normal? I’m not familiar. 
So, yeah. Race plan, check. Training, check. Whole body health, check.  So I’m back on the horse— the marathon running horse! After taking that doctor recommended break (that ended up doing nothing but making me depressed) and searching for the right race I settled on the Kiawah marathon this December and jumped on in. 
I’m working through the Hal Higdon intermediate marathon course. I’m trying to add in some speed work to help with my slow-pokedness, but right now I’m just trying to get my body used to running a lot again. It’s been a while since I was consistent, and I’ve found that I’m 100% better when I have a plan. In essence, if I’m not training, I’m not doing it. So, I’ll train!
I have been battling some calf related pain for the past month, something I think is related to a tight IT band. We haven’t been as consistent with our yoga the past few months as we should have been due to an incredibly busy schedule, but I’m trying to get better about doing daily hip openers and gentle stretches at home. I also ordered a heavy duty foam roller (mine is not cutting it) that should be here next week, so we’ll see. 
All in all, I’m excited to be working towards something. I also started vitex, a homeopathic option for regulating my hormones/cycles, two months ago and have seen a huge improvement in my day-to-day life. Not only did I have my first non-medicated 30 day cycle ever, but I have felt pretty good. Which is amazing considering I’ve spent the better part of the past two years nauseated and feeling like shit. It’s weird (and awesome) to feel… normal. Is this normal? I’m not familiar. 
So, yeah. Race plan, check. Training, check. Whole body health, check. 

So I’m back on the horse— the marathon running horse! After taking that doctor recommended break (that ended up doing nothing but making me depressed) and searching for the right race I settled on the Kiawah marathon this December and jumped on in. 

I’m working through the Hal Higdon intermediate marathon course. I’m trying to add in some speed work to help with my slow-pokedness, but right now I’m just trying to get my body used to running a lot again. It’s been a while since I was consistent, and I’ve found that I’m 100% better when I have a plan. In essence, if I’m not training, I’m not doing it. So, I’ll train!

I have been battling some calf related pain for the past month, something I think is related to a tight IT band. We haven’t been as consistent with our yoga the past few months as we should have been due to an incredibly busy schedule, but I’m trying to get better about doing daily hip openers and gentle stretches at home. I also ordered a heavy duty foam roller (mine is not cutting it) that should be here next week, so we’ll see. 

All in all, I’m excited to be working towards something. I also started vitex, a homeopathic option for regulating my hormones/cycles, two months ago and have seen a huge improvement in my day-to-day life. Not only did I have my first non-medicated 30 day cycle ever, but I have felt pretty good. Which is amazing considering I’ve spent the better part of the past two years nauseated and feeling like shit. It’s weird (and awesome) to feel… normal. Is this normal? I’m not familiar. 

So, yeah. Race plan, check. Training, check. Whole body health, check. 

I don’t have anything poignant to add to what has already been said, but I did have a few thoughts. 

1. Suicide can be prevented. You are valuable. Get help

2.  I have spent much of this week thinking about how Robin Williams was the anchor role in all of my favorite movies. Childhood classics like Aladdin, Hook and Mrs. Doubtfire, of course, but also Birdcage and Dead Poets Society. And Jumanji. And FERN GULLY! How could I forget about Fern Gully? He was a light, a bright light in the lives of millions.

3. I feel more personally impacted by this death of a stranger than I thought I would. But that’s the thing about life- we cannot measure the impact that we have on other people, even (maybe especially) people we have never met. Each one of us is loved by a community, either physically in our lives and around the world. Each of us is the light in someone’s life. 

4. In your grief for this great man, do not forget to be outraged about what is happening in Ferguson. We should all grieve as much for the unarmed teenager that was murdered by police as we are for Robin Williams. 

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I turned 28! I feel the same. Basically. Dan and I got into a heated conversation about whether I was turning 28 or 29. I was right. 

In other news:
- We moved! We now live 10 blocks further from the river than before. And our house is giant. Hugely ridiculously big. As compared to every other place we’ve ever lived. Which, relatively, is not that big. It’s perfect.
- We went out for tacos and margaritas and queso on my birthday and I almost got into a fight with this woman who stole the seat we’d been hovering over for AN HOUR. When she stole it out from under me I said “seriously?!?!” and she said “well I beat you to it!” and then I decided she was going to burn in the poor manners layer of hell, so there. I was raised better than that.
- Afterwards we went to a bluegrass concert and it was lovely. Banjo forever.
- I cannot for the life of me find my running watch. I put it “somewhere safe” before the move and it’s location eludes me. Please turn up, fenix2. Please.
- Speaking of running, I am very bad at doing it in the morning. This is something I continually work on though I wonder- at what point do I stop self loathing and just run at night? I’m not sure.
- In a desperate attempt to normalize my body (which has been on a post-clomid roller coaster) I started Vitex this week. I’m combining it with soy isoflavones, maca, and fish oil and I feel better than I’ve ever felt. At least significantly less nauseated. Let’s hope that herbal supplements are the answer to leaving nausea behind.
-  We bought a washer and dryer for the new house. Having never purchased appliances before I just want to ask- is spending that much money on something so utilitarian supposed to give you cold sweats? 
- Our new house is 100% unpacked. Thanks to the deadline of my dad coming this week we hauled ass and got it all done. I’m feeling pretty great about it. If only I could find that damn watch.  I turned 28! I feel the same. Basically. Dan and I got into a heated conversation about whether I was turning 28 or 29. I was right. 

In other news:
- We moved! We now live 10 blocks further from the river than before. And our house is giant. Hugely ridiculously big. As compared to every other place we’ve ever lived. Which, relatively, is not that big. It’s perfect.
- We went out for tacos and margaritas and queso on my birthday and I almost got into a fight with this woman who stole the seat we’d been hovering over for AN HOUR. When she stole it out from under me I said “seriously?!?!” and she said “well I beat you to it!” and then I decided she was going to burn in the poor manners layer of hell, so there. I was raised better than that.
- Afterwards we went to a bluegrass concert and it was lovely. Banjo forever.
- I cannot for the life of me find my running watch. I put it “somewhere safe” before the move and it’s location eludes me. Please turn up, fenix2. Please.
- Speaking of running, I am very bad at doing it in the morning. This is something I continually work on though I wonder- at what point do I stop self loathing and just run at night? I’m not sure.
- In a desperate attempt to normalize my body (which has been on a post-clomid roller coaster) I started Vitex this week. I’m combining it with soy isoflavones, maca, and fish oil and I feel better than I’ve ever felt. At least significantly less nauseated. Let’s hope that herbal supplements are the answer to leaving nausea behind.
-  We bought a washer and dryer for the new house. Having never purchased appliances before I just want to ask- is spending that much money on something so utilitarian supposed to give you cold sweats? 
- Our new house is 100% unpacked. Thanks to the deadline of my dad coming this week we hauled ass and got it all done. I’m feeling pretty great about it. If only I could find that damn watch.  I turned 28! I feel the same. Basically. Dan and I got into a heated conversation about whether I was turning 28 or 29. I was right. 

In other news:
- We moved! We now live 10 blocks further from the river than before. And our house is giant. Hugely ridiculously big. As compared to every other place we’ve ever lived. Which, relatively, is not that big. It’s perfect.
- We went out for tacos and margaritas and queso on my birthday and I almost got into a fight with this woman who stole the seat we’d been hovering over for AN HOUR. When she stole it out from under me I said “seriously?!?!” and she said “well I beat you to it!” and then I decided she was going to burn in the poor manners layer of hell, so there. I was raised better than that.
- Afterwards we went to a bluegrass concert and it was lovely. Banjo forever.
- I cannot for the life of me find my running watch. I put it “somewhere safe” before the move and it’s location eludes me. Please turn up, fenix2. Please.
- Speaking of running, I am very bad at doing it in the morning. This is something I continually work on though I wonder- at what point do I stop self loathing and just run at night? I’m not sure.
- In a desperate attempt to normalize my body (which has been on a post-clomid roller coaster) I started Vitex this week. I’m combining it with soy isoflavones, maca, and fish oil and I feel better than I’ve ever felt. At least significantly less nauseated. Let’s hope that herbal supplements are the answer to leaving nausea behind.
-  We bought a washer and dryer for the new house. Having never purchased appliances before I just want to ask- is spending that much money on something so utilitarian supposed to give you cold sweats? 
- Our new house is 100% unpacked. Thanks to the deadline of my dad coming this week we hauled ass and got it all done. I’m feeling pretty great about it. If only I could find that damn watch. 

I turned 28! I feel the same. Basically. Dan and I got into a heated conversation about whether I was turning 28 or 29. I was right. 

In other news:

- We moved! We now live 10 blocks further from the river than before. And our house is giant. Hugely ridiculously big. As compared to every other place we’ve ever lived. Which, relatively, is not that big. It’s perfect.

- We went out for tacos and margaritas and queso on my birthday and I almost got into a fight with this woman who stole the seat we’d been hovering over for AN HOUR. When she stole it out from under me I said “seriously?!?!” and she said “well I beat you to it!” and then I decided she was going to burn in the poor manners layer of hell, so there. I was raised better than that.

- Afterwards we went to a bluegrass concert and it was lovely. Banjo forever.

- I cannot for the life of me find my running watch. I put it “somewhere safe” before the move and it’s location eludes me. Please turn up, fenix2. Please.

- Speaking of running, I am very bad at doing it in the morning. This is something I continually work on though I wonder- at what point do I stop self loathing and just run at night? I’m not sure.

- In a desperate attempt to normalize my body (which has been on a post-clomid roller coaster) I started Vitex this week. I’m combining it with soy isoflavones, maca, and fish oil and I feel better than I’ve ever felt. At least significantly less nauseated. Let’s hope that herbal supplements are the answer to leaving nausea behind.

-  We bought a washer and dryer for the new house. Having never purchased appliances before I just want to ask- is spending that much money on something so utilitarian supposed to give you cold sweats? 

- Our new house is 100% unpacked. Thanks to the deadline of my dad coming this week we hauled ass and got it all done. I’m feeling pretty great about it. If only I could find that damn watch. 

“Feminists are like bees. They are adorable and fuzzy but people run away from them because they don’t understand that they just want to make things good. We’d be fucked without bees. Seriously. And yes, some bees are assholes and maybe one killed your great-uncle and there are some that you give the side-eye to when they start acting crazy but eventually you realize that you have to take the good bees with the bad bees and maybe just be picky about what honey you choose to eat. Eat the raw honey, by the way. It’s way healthier. That last part isn’t part of the analogy. It’s just good advice from my great-grandfather (beekeeper)”