You’ll realize I’m actually really cool… when you are thirty.

By |2018-04-03T09:15:17-04:00April 3rd, 2018|Friendship, Growing Up, Musings|

It’s April, my birthday month, which is also the start of a marathon mind fuck surrounding things like mortality and the afterlife and if Hunger Games time will come before or after I am gone. […]

The Girl’s Girl

By |2017-06-14T12:39:20-04:00March 18th, 2015|Friendship, Womanhood|

Yesterday my friend Loren said something incredibly kind about me. She called me a "girl's girl." Someone that fights to level the girl playing field, and reminding each other that we're on the same team and we need to look out for each other. This is Loren and I before Field Day at Camp Throwback. [...]

The Internet is a Place. For Real.

By |2017-06-14T12:40:14-04:00January 28th, 2015|Friendship|

My friend Amy shared a video with me this morning about a boy named Josh who was previously bullied after losing his dad, but one day decided to open doors for people, and it changed his life. It was the typical tearjerker, emotional piano music in the background, only watch this shit on your period [...]

Group Therapy

By |2017-06-14T12:46:09-04:00July 14th, 2014|Friendship, Marriage|

"8 and three dashes." "What?" "8 and three... yes three dashes." I hold three fingers up into the air as Andy and my brother Adam stare at me from the table saw positioned on the deck. "8 and three dashes." I yell at them again from the center of the dining room. "What the fuck [...]

Confidence… WE GOT THIS.

By |2017-06-14T12:47:03-04:00June 23rd, 2014|Body, Friendship|

There is a box at the very top of my closet full of photographs. Remember those? Archaic artifacts from a time when we needed our memories to be tangible and red-eyed. The box is deceiving. While the photos weigh mere ounces, the collection itself contains hundreds of pounds gained and lost and gained again. Glossy [...]

Texas

By |2017-06-14T15:40:34-04:00April 5th, 2012|Friendship, Travel|

I've never been to Texas. In fact, all I know about Texas I learned from the Rick Perry Presidential campaign and when Pee Wee toured the Alamo in Pee Wee's Big Adventure. So, I had really high expectations, and when one of my best friend's in the world, Shauna, asked us to stay with her, [...]

The cure for the down lows.

By |2017-06-14T15:17:30-04:00February 18th, 2011|Friendship, My Life|

Do you know how to braid? Should I whiten my teeth, like, pretend you are looking at me, and I look like myself, only with whiter teeth, how do I look? Can I paint my toes hot pink in the winter, or is that like white after Labor Day? Andy, seriously, can you tell I'm [...]

And enough.

By |2017-06-14T14:38:13-04:00February 10th, 2009|Friendship, My Life|

In March of 2005, I lost one of my dearest friends. My cooking buddy. My business partner. A girl who stood up for me on my wedding day, and spent the night before stuffed into bed with me as we giggled about weddings and babies and boys. She was an artist, a singer, and my [...]