Tag: life

A few things

A few things

 

1. I can’t stop listening to Dara Maclean’s new CD Wanted. It’s going to be the soundtrack to my life for the next few months. (And that’s high praise, since usually my playlist at this time of year is exclusive to decking halls and roasting chestnuts and fa la la la la-ing from dawn til dusk.)

2. This apartment description wins all the things: “Unpredictably roomy 3 bed 3 story home with enclosed rear courtyard.” Thank you, Craigslist. I could not stop laughing for the rest of the night after finding it because I kept envisioning rooms appearing … Continue reading

Closer than they appear

Closer than they appear

Travel Season

My travel season adventures have officially come to a close. It was 8 weeks and just shy of 8,000 miles on the road, and I loved every minute! Lots of people have asked whether I’m glad it’s over or sad it’s over, and honestly, I’m neither. I soaked up every ounce of travel freedom, spending hours in a car that works (!) while playing Christmas music and talking with God and stopping every 5 miles to refuel on coffee. But I’m glad to be in one place today, not navigating multi-lane highways or standing behind a table in a gymnasium … Continue reading

There is, in fact, a Room 464

There is, in fact, a Room 464

Let’s huddle up and discuss one of the funniest and most pathetic moments of travel season thus far.

Last Friday I had driven hither, thither, yon, and yonder – from near Canada to New Jersey – and had finally arrived at my hotel for the night. Not wanting to take multiple trips back and forth to the car, I loaded up like a pack mule and headed inside. To paint a picture: backpack, overnight bag, laptop bag, purse – which contained, among other things, a travel mug, a blender, and a bible – rolling bag, and my dinner from Panera. … Continue reading

Seven Things to Chat About

Seven Things to Chat About

Oct Collage

1. This week is my truck driver week of travel. I started at home (near Albany) made a pitstop in Canandaigua, then Rochester and Buffalo, then Herkimer, then Watertown, then down near NYC, then PA. To complete the truck driver analogy I stopped at a Wegmans along the way and picked up enough exciting new and beloved old items to consider it a sizable cargo haul, which brings me to my next point.

2. Favorite Wegmans haul: Way Better Snacks Pumpkin Cranberry Chips, Angie’s Holidrizzle Dark Chocolatier Sea Salt Kettlecorn, P28 Bagels, and the Chuao Ravishing Rocky Continue reading

Heels: A Brief Manifesto

Heels: A Brief Manifesto

I’m trying to wear heels more often. First, because it seems like a skill set that should be added to my resume as a woman. And second, so that I stop getting mistaken for a high school student at college fairs and high school visits.

(For real.)

But here’s the thing I don’t understand about heels. Actually, retract that, because there isn’t a single thing I DO understand about heels. I want to know who came up with this idea? Who thought it wise to put an entire woman atop two tiny little pegs? And who manages to wear these … Continue reading

10 Things Driving in NYC Taught Me About Life

10 Things Driving in NYC Taught Me About Life

NYC Driving

I’ve been driving in NYC quite a bit lately for college fairs and high school visits. In fact, I’m headed down there again just as soon as I wrap up this post and pack and shower and run out the door. And even though I have more miles on my driving record than most experienced truck drivers, I’ve never spent an extensive amount of time driving in New York City.

While I still maintain that driving in Dallas or on any highway in Maryland is just as stressful, driving through NYC is a unique experience. So much so that … Continue reading

On Job Searching

On Job Searching

Since this travel job with admissions will end in mid-November, I’m on the job hunt again. And at this point, I really think it’s only right for Willie Nelson to write Part II of his legendary tune, this one entitled On The Job Search Boards Again. It would make for good background music as I scroll through all of the listings and look for sharp objects and/or one-way tickets to Tahiti.

However, I found these two blog posts the other day just as I was teetering on the edge of Monster.com turning me into a Monster myself. Both are from … Continue reading

10,000 Reasons

10,000 Reasons

Remember my travel list on Monday? It was so nice. I eat healthy breakfasts! I workout! I laugh and sing and am strangely content at all times!

Fate seized the opportunity to take my list and make a mockery of it, which is what all of you may have wanted to do when you read it to begin with. This week saw my well-composed travel life and raised it to new heights of ridiculous. And it wasted no time in getting started. This round of crazy began promptly on Monday morning – or rather, unpromptly on Monday morning.

Let’s … Continue reading