Category Travel

Ten Things I Learned On Vacation

1. It’s good to misplace your own antiperspirant among your bajillion pieces of luggage because then you get to use your husband’s Old Spice deodorant, which actually works. 2. Cracker Barrel is a great place to bring your three-month-old because the place is basically run entirely by grandmothers and aunts. Also, there will always be […]

Waves of Awesome

This has been a great week, and not just because Florida decided to mind its manners and clear its skies once we got there. (Although I would like to give a big shoutout to the Sunshine State for living up to its name.) First, Dear Expletive Baby had her baby. Awesome #1. Then, Squatch from […]

Well, that was fun.

We made it to Sanibel Island! Here it is: And some more: Yay. Now we’re crossing our fingers and toes that this foul weather clears out, you know, before we leave later this week. But the real question I know y’all are all wondering about is, how did Miss C do on the drive? She. […]

Well, this should be fun.

B and I fancy ourselves travelers, whether or not we’re actually good at it. We’ve circled the globe, but our packing skills are still lacking. Last year was the most travel-packed year ever, with trips from Korea to France to Iceland to Memphis to northern California and finally to North Carolina, although that last leg […]

It’s All Fun and Games Until a Juicy Walks into a Window

Today is your lucky day! I am too sleepy/busy to write a post that has an actual point to it, so I am resorting to a story that I’ve been saving for just such an occasion. I was tempted to tell it back when I was preggo, but I knew the day would eventually come […]

I’ll Keep Being Weird

There must be something good in the water in Austin, Texas. I say this because I just noticed that several of the blogs I love such as I’ll Sleep When They’re Grown and A Rich Full Life are based out of Austin. Indeed a cool town with some cool people. If you sleuthed around for about 20 seconds, you’d […]

March is for Art

Yesterday B and I went to the NC Triangle to drink some good coffee at Third Place, use up a Whole Foods giftcard (my, what a chore) and visit the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke. While we were wandering through the handful of galleries of the museum, it occurred to me that exactly one year […]

How I Spent My Shower Vacation: I Promise This is the Final Installment

OK, so I realize that this whole chronicle of my trip to Memphis has gotten a little longer than we all hoped, but I can assure you that the slideshow is wrapping up and pretty soon I’ll be refreshing your drinks/ offering you a piece of strawberry shortcake/ allowing you to escape. Sleep did not […]

How I Spent My Shower Vacation: Part Three

Sunday night’s sleep was choppy, to say the least. My brother Trevor and I both went to sleep with the knowledge that our mom’s night was going to be a lot rougher than ours, though, what with her spending the night in the hospital. Monday morning we got ourselves together and headed over to the […]

Notes on the 32nd Week

There are lots of similarities between the first and third trimester. Barfing and nausea become your calling card. Your body aches in places it never ached before. I mean, my shoulders hurt. My shoulders! I’m waiting for my toenails to also jump ship. They’d find a way to punish me. Also, you’re exhausted through and […]