Last week felt nostalgic to a few years ago, checking out local events and taking walks during the week (this was a 2016 resolution). It was a “cheaper” and easier way to feel like I was getting a staycation and being grateful I live here because people want to live here. OC Brew Ho Ho I got tickets to Brew Ho Ho for us as Christmas … Continue reading Appreciating home
Friday: board game night It was a simple and easy evening with friends. We took a group trip to Target to buy Cards Against Humanity. I couldn’t stop making jokes and laughing, especially playing off kindred spirit Freddy. Saturday: Christmas events December 1st so of course we were allowed to do all things Christmas. We started by getting hot chocolate and cookies on the beach … Continue reading Back into it: Socializing
Today, I mailed another package. I think it’s the 4th or 5th one I’ve sent since May to Colorado. This package had some snacks as always but also sunglasses. May It’s serendipitous because on Cinco de Mayo/Kentucky Derby weekend, I left my sunglasses in North Carolina and they were taken to Colorado. June Instead of having them sent to me, I went to Colorado a month … Continue reading 6 1/2 months later… (from the meet cute)
Can we do this trip over again? Let’s bike to hotel hot tubs and drink with strangers from Pittsburgh for 4 hours again. Let’s play pool until 3am with lost souls again. Let’s go to another tiki bar together. Let’s eat Nashville hot chicken at a gay bar again. Let’s lay on a blanket in the park again. Let’s drive through Joshua Tree then make … Continue reading Palm Springs: Let’s Do It Again!
I have a countdown to Thanksgiving break and a special visitor. I won’t get into all the things that got us to this visit – maybe one day. The last few weeks for work has sucked, simply and plainly. It’s busy and filled with a lot of unnecessary tasks and challenges that makes me wonder, Is it worth it? I’ve oscillated from crying to anger far too frequently. … Continue reading Sunday Bests: The Good Stuff
I spied Noon Lodge on the Instagram of California Through My Lens awhile ago and was stuck on the idea. A couple weeks later I booked it and was set for a trip to Big Bear. I’ve only been once a few years ago. Sadly, the pool was closed for the season but they had some lawn games, BBQs, Adirondack chairs spread about, a fireplace, … Continue reading 24 Hours in Big Bear
Meetings, paperwork, meetings, and… teaching. At the beginning of the week, especially Wednesday, I’m a mess. So on Wednesday, I put in a sub request and booked an AirBnb in Lake Arrowhead. …and immediately, I felt free. My mind felt free from my daily “teacher” brain and I dove into my library to find a book (The Secret Life of Bees) and started watching “The Haunting … Continue reading Solo 24 Hours in Lake Arrowhead