Just Admit You Were Popular

I’ve had this question on my mind for some time now—well, ever since I’ve mysteriously become an adult.  I’m curious about whatever happened to the popular kids in high school, especially since I… Continue reading

Voters, Fans, and Hong Kong: Post Election Thoughts

On Tuesday night, America re-elected President Obama to four more years in office. And like many of you, I stayed up to watch the “election night drama unfold” on the Big Boards of… Continue reading

Good vs. Popular?

Last week, some good friends generously treated DH and I to a double date at an intriguing restaurant north of Seattle called the Grouchy Chef.  It was a totally unique and new dining… Continue reading

Soup Snob

We’ve reverted to mean here in Seattle.  People are back in their sensible rain boots, Gore-Tex, puffy jackets, and fleece.  Runny noses, germs and Kleenex are making their rounds along with the Halloween… Continue reading

The Great Divide

It’s been kind of an intense week.  After our second publically televised presidential debate I’m sure most of us have already drawn up divisive lines and made up our minds, irrespective of the… Continue reading

Seattle: Pet Literati Capital of the United States

I’m sure most all of you know that Seattle is home to some of today’s most recognizable American companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, Nordstrom, and Costco. Boeing was also born in Seattle (we… Continue reading

The Conscience of a College Football Fan

It’s football season folks.  That crisp cool bite is back in the air.  The leaves are turning colors, and we are in the early half of the college football season where championships are… Continue reading


I was recently (ok, not-so-recently) honored by Expatially Mexico for the Inspirational Blog Award.  Thank you so much!  I apologize for the lateness in turning this around.  If you haven’t seen Kristin’s blog,… Continue reading

Modern Day Foraging: Grocery Adventures

Apologies as I’ve been remiss with my posting recently.  I think I’ve been so distracted by this long stretch of amazing Seattle sun that any mental excuse to be outside and not in… Continue reading

Brunch: Are you Savory or Sweet?

A typical weekend scene unfolded a few weeks ago.  DH and I were getting together with another couple at a popular breakfast spot.  The restaurant was crowded and loud—always a good sign for… Continue reading