Why is it we panic when we realize next year is a “milestone” birthday? Shouldn’t all birthdays be milestones? “Hey, you survived another year … yay you! Have some cake!” When the realization sets in you’ll enter into a new decade next year, it’s like your mind goes into flight or fight mode. You either… Continue reading The year before the big one
Dear Assholes: Stop blowing shit up. Stop firing missiles because you can. Stop trying to intimidate and control people through fear. Stop being assholes. Enough already. Don’t you remember being a kid and not getting anything when you threw a temper tantrum? Same basic theory applies here. You’re not going to win by being… Continue reading Stop it.
Ah Hawaii … full of warm sand, gentle breezes flowing through towering, swaying palm trees, and the Pacific Ocean stretched out as far as the eye can see in glorious hues of blues and turquoises. See? Doesn’t it seem like a good idea? Hawaii holds a special place for us. Husband was born there, has… Continue reading Hawaii: It seemed like a good idea
I’ll be honest and say I really didn’t know much about Prague. The bestie and her husband went last fall and fell in love. Almost every person I’ve discussed this city with has fallen in love with it. Like, if-I-wasn’t-in-a-committed-long-term-relationship-I’d-marry-it kind of love. It’s safe to say my expectations were pretty high. So, when Boy… Continue reading Prague, Czech Republic
After my recent bout of flying, I watched the behavior of my fellow passengers and was appalled. When did common courtesy and simple politeness get tossed out the window? Between seeing multiple sets of bare feet rubbed all over armrests, to irate passengers that couldn’t get the chicken curry, I was honestly amazed that the… Continue reading An ode to the flight crew
My lord. I cannot keep up, y’all. I’m trying, but each time I take a couple of steps in the right direction, something else just plops right back into a different place. Husband and I just moved to our new assignment three weeks ago. Girl and Boy Child didn’t make the move with us just… Continue reading Moving onward and upward…literally
Do you remember reading “All Quiet on the Western Front” in your freshman English class? I can barely remember it, but I remember the artwork on the cover. It was stark barbed wire and a German soldier. The story recounts the mental and physical toll of World War I. It was a story that I… Continue reading Battlefields of Verdun, France