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Oh No, He Won’t Be Forgetting This Year*

She (weeping): …and I’m gonna be FORTY! (sobs) He: When? (beat) She: Someday! — I loved that movie. I’ve often quoted the scene above. When Harry Met Sally is a romantic comedy, but now that forty is so close, it feels like a horror film. However. As I get older my peers are also getting [...]

Annual Identity Crisis, Aloha Style

It’s been almost a year since my epic four-day trip to London (see sidebar for Epic London Posts) and I completely skipped over the fact that the five year anniversary of this blog came and went on September 14. Here I am on a solo trip again, a similarly epic four-day trip to Oahu. I [...]

Email From Hawaii

Dear Hawaiian Host, I am having a fantastic time here. Thanks to Twitter I went to a tweetup last night at the Honolulu Design Center hosted by Kelly Mitchell and met some lovely locals, one of whom is the sales representative for Atlantis. Today after breakfast with Rachel and Nancy, I went to Pearl Harbor [...]

"It Smells Like Doom"

When Kyle woke up and came out of his bedroom into the living room the morning after Stewart bombed the pantry with organic ant killer, that’s what he said. Luckily, to Kyle, doom smells like mouthwash. I’m giving away a can of the same stuff we used to kill the weevils that infested most of [...]