Party at PDX

I hopped off the plane at PDX with a dream (of seeing my cousins and  aunt) and my cardigan (because it was MUCH colder in Portland than Florida). Welcome to the land of hipsters – am I gonna fit in?  Okay, enough, I’m good.   The same week back in February that my mother flew […]

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One Down, Two to Go

My mother came for a short visit a month or so ago – my first visitor while living in Florida! Of course while she was here we went to the beach and shopping at the outlets, but the main event was taking the Key West Express down to Key West, Florida for a day!  The […]

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This is Real Life

Guys, moving to a new city/state is stressful.  And overwhelming.  And exciting.  And a whole lot of other things so please forgive my lack of posting on here. My blood has already thinned out.  Once I made it through the brutal heat of August, it took me very little time to adjust to Florida weather. […]

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Impromptu Photo Shoots

Last weekend was a special one for me.  I journeyed back to the Buckeye State to see my family, watch Night Ranger/Foreigner/Def Leppard in concert with my mama, and to witness one of my very best friends get married.  It used to be that leaving Ohio called for a blog post.  Now going back deserves […]

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Need A Little Sunshine

Technically I have moved before, but never quite like this.  It still hasn’t really sunk in that I’m moving, which is probably why I haven’t been shouting about it from the rooftops.  Which is odd for me.  When I moved to Italy, people couldn’t get me to shut up about it… They still can’t. On […]

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Disney Do-Over

The last time we went to Disney, Jodi was two and I was six… And I had the chicken pox.  Literally the only thing I remember about the actual park was meeting Mulan and getting her autograph for my book.  Oh, and having to swim in the hotel pool with a t-shirt on.  Yuck. Don’t […]

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All Aboard the Hogwart’s Express

This past week, my sister and I went on a trip to Orlando, FL and Savannah, GA.  The reason?  To celebrate her high school graduation and my upcoming 23rd birthday!  She and I have been hassling our parents for YEARS about visiting Disney World and Harry Potter World.  And a few months ago, they informed […]

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Let the World Surprise You

These days it seems as though everywhere I look, there is something reminding me of Italy or other trips I’ve been on.  My father’s subscription to Home & Away featured an article on the Cinque Terre.  I made the mistake of watching Letter’s to Juliet the other night (Verona and Siena).  A friend brought up […]

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Keeping Austin Weird

Last week I finally traveled south to visit one of my best friends in Austin, Texas!  I flew in on Sunday (Easter) morning and flew back Tuesday evening.  We partied only the way we know how: by listening to the Gilmore Guys podcast and watching Broad City.  Truly, it was a riot. Oh, and we […]

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Eighth Grade: Part Two

Two weeks ago, I took an unconventional day-trip with friends.  We traveled from Ohio to Washington DC.  Yes, we drove twelve hours total in one day just to spend a few in another state.  There was a legitimate reason for doing so, but for one of my best friends and I, it was a chance […]

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