Tryon Half Marathon

You can tell that I came up with my own half marathon training schedule since most don’t include an actual half marathon race less than a month before the one you’re training for.

After the Spinx Run Fest, I discovered how much more I enjoy races than long runs by myself. I kept setting out […]

“Ain’t no party like a Time Lord party because a Time Lord party is not bound by typical temporal parameters and thus cannot stop.”–Janna G.

1. “If it’s after 3am wearing anything more than a wife beater is being overdressed.” –Ben Well, excuse me because I completely put on on airs at Fuel City at 3:30am. We left on Friday evening after work, and drove straight through without stopping for 17+ hours. I’ve driven that long before so that wasn’t […]

When will hotels have DVRs so I don’t have to watch commercials like a savage?

This weekend was AMAZING. Even more so because I had been so anxious about it.

For his birthday, Ben had received free VIP passes to the Atlanta night club The Opera. We decided to stay in a hotel in Midtown which was just a block away from the club. We had a corner suite with […]

Tour Of Places Where Bad Decisions Are Made

Me: I am going to get a tattoo on my birthday! My Dad: Where’s your birthday?

1. The Painted Pony: A Tattoo Parlor in Anderson, South Carolina. Ben has always loved Norse mythology (which when you’re dating me means you get large tomes about Norse mythology and runes as gifts.) He decided he wanted to […]

“This country is in an awkward position : Too late to vote them out, too early to start shooting them.”

I’m back from Gawja where they have subdivisions named Bedford Forrest because nothing says home like the founder of the KKK, and where the temperature is hot enough to confuse one as to whether you’re already in hell or just heading there. All in all, I’m very glad to be home. The whole vacation was: […]

“Crap. That’s a Mormon word. In English, it means ‘crap.” (my family doctor)

I had the most heavenly weekend ever, and not just because I finally got to eat at the divine Early Girl Eatery in Asheville where I had a BLT where the T was a fried green tomato. How did I not know that such perfection in the form of food existed? Plus, the restaurant […]

A fake Jamaican took every last dime with that scam. It was worth it just to learn some sleight of hand.

Instead of following my normal after-Christmas ritual of throwing all of my presents on the floor and rolling around in them while cackling with gluttonous glee, I went down to Georgia with Ben to see his family. The trip was quite delightful, and included a New Year’s Eve bash complete with firearms, pyrotechnic displays, and […]

“It’s like the movie Little Miss Sunshine, but without the healthy family relationships.” (Ben)

I just returned from a family vacation to Florida where I was lured with promises of a visit to Disney World where I could frolic with the mice. There was no land of Mickey. There was no vacation. However, they did keep their promise in that there were rodents. Oh, how there were rodents. For […]

“Though I am a committed Christian, I believe that everyone has the right to their own religion, be you Hindu, Jew or Muslim. I believe there are infinite paths to accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior.�

Best. Vacation. Ever. On top of Grandfather Mountain, NC More photos in the extended entry:


Roadtrip Ravaging

Since the bookstore’s bestseller over the Fourth of July holidays has always been electricity, we have decided to close the shop from Monday to Wednesday. This is an unprecedented move which I’m quite giddy over. In my six years of running the place, I’ve never closed the store for that many days in row. And […]