Like much of the world, we’ve been under (very wishy-washy) shelter-in-place orders here in Virginia. I haven’t socialized with anyone outside my household, gone to a grocery store, restaurant, or to my office, in over a month. It’s the one… Read More ›
The everyday, the mundane and the boring.
I Think my Roommate’s Cat Hates me and I Need a Vacuum.
My five glorious days of solitude are sadly coming to an end as my roommate is coming back from her pirate convention tomorrow, but it was nice while it lasted. I did a lot of stuff and learned a lot of… Read More ›
I have a whole new respect for cooks and fast food workers. This past weekend I had not one but two BBQs and decided to make cheesy arepas, which are basically cornmeal stuffed with cheese then fried. I think… Read More ›
I Know my Trainer is Trying to Kill me
I’ve been with BAO for about two weeks now. It’s been painful but I’ve been trying to “power through” (his words, not mine) and impress him to make him think I’m in far better shape than I actually am. This is one… Read More ›
Can you Guess my Ethnicity?
First of all, this is me: A few weeks ago on a boring, lonesome Friday night, I decided to order one of those test-at-home mail-in DNA tests. Well, this morning I got the results. Any guesses on what I might… Read More ›
Alfie is Having a Tough Day
It happens to the best of us.
I had a great start to my weekend. Yesterday my friends Rasha and Tamara met me at Taqueria el Poblano, a really tiny, apparently very popular Mexican place on Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray. Seriously, I had to wait… Read More ›
I like Nice Grocery Stores and I Cannot Lie.
One of the hardest things about being a single person living alone is the whole cooking/eating thing. I don’t know about you, but I find no joy in cooking a nice meal for one, so most of my meals are… Read More ›
A Sad Serving of Reality
Today I had another one of those very dreary, sobering realizations. About every two weeks or so I head over to the Giant next to my office to stock up on those frozen, prepackaged meal in a box things…usually one… Read More ›
Call of the Wild: A Foxy Showdown on a Hot Wednesday Morning
It all started one hot, muggy Wednesday morning. This morning at 7:47 to be exact. I was happily walking Flatlick Stream Valley with Alfonso Emilio (Alfie for short), proud of my newfound committment to cardiovascular activity. There I was, sweatpants,… Read More ›
When I Was a Kid, I Was going to Have the Most Amazing Farm in the World
Well, looks like Miley Cyrus really did save the day…over 500 hits yesterday! Of 7 billion people in the world .00000007 of them visited my blog yesterday. I actually have no idea if this math is right because it actually… Read More ›
Thanks a lot, Miley Cyrus
I have good news and bad news. The good news: My blog came back to life overnight. As I mentioned before, things had gotten really sad and pathetic over at (My Former) Nomad Life. Google betrayed me and suddenly stopped delivering the… Read More ›
“Son can you play me a memory? I’m not really sure how it goes, but it’s sad and it’s sweet…”
Our microwave has been acting up lately (it’s like a lightning storm in there) so we called the microwave repairman to remedy the situation. Have you tried living without a microwave? It sucks. Anyway, Mr. Microwave Repairman was supposed to… Read More ›
I have this horrible, reoccurring dream every couple of months and it happened again last night. In my dream I start losing my teeth one by one. Well, losing is probably not the right term; more like I push my… Read More ›
My dad left today. Yesterday, my dad, boyfriend, and I went out for pizza and beer in my apartment. Luckily, it seems all parties get along. In other lucky news, I’ve been getting a lot of classes and have an… Read More ›
I Love Sundays
Sundays are my favorite day of the week, especially when Monday is a puente (holiday) as it so often is in Colombia. My dad is visiting so we spent most of the afternoon in Usaquen, where we went to the… Read More ›
I’ve decided that Sundays should only be for relaxing and having fun. No housework, homework, or errands.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The Good: (1) I’m going strong on my 2.5 year loan repayment plan (writing articles such as “how to date a hippie” and “meeting girls in Columbus, Georgia.” (2) I cleaned my apartment today (3) 12 more days of classes… Read More ›
Rewiring my Brain
This week has been a litte hectic because Monday was a holiday and all my students replaced their classes at weird hours of the day. However, today I am extremely happy because my last class ends at 3. Aside from… Read More ›
Me, the Volunteer.
Because I don’t actually have experience working in the mental health field and my grad degree is going to be in mental health counseling, I’ve decided that if I actually want to get a job in the field when I… Read More ›