My birthday has always marked the end of summer for me. Despite the first day of autumn occurring closer to September’s end than its beginning, the first day of September seems to demand its arrival. In the spirit of bidding summer an official farewell this week, I give you a photo series of my birthday … More Goodbye, Summer
I take pictures of my feet. Cape May, NJ I wish I could say this is an odd happenstance which started recently, but I’ve been putting these bad boys on display since my teen days of getting lost in the woods with my fellow wanderer, Amy, all while we documented the process on video recorder*. … More The Did Nots and the Dids
1. Did you know postal workers practice delivering mail? We were driving home from breakfast and drove by a post office and saw this: Lance promptly turned the car around so we could fully behold and attempt to comprehend this sight. 2. Labor Day When I worked a real* job all the random days off … More Four for Friday!
This has been a pretty low-key summer for us if you couldn’t tell by the plethora of movies and shows I’ve watched and books read.* Lance is studying for his CPA which includes four massive exams spread out over the course of 18 months. He comes home from work, and studies. He wakes up early … More Food and Places of the Past Two Months
Because I promised I was back and have refused to post since the Fourth of July, I’m going to give you a two-part post* comprised of the important things worth sharing about the past two months: *And yes, I promise the second part will be posted within a reasonable time frame**. **One month later is … More Where’d You Go, Jess?
I was gifted The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers last year for my birthday. After watching the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and crying like a baby no less than three times during it, I knew I needed to read this biography of a man who I saw on TV … More Book Report: The Good Neighbor
When I’m particularly frustrated at a person’s veneration of a celebrity, I often default to quoting a classic movie. Shout it when you know it: “Mickey Mantle? Is that what you’re upset about? Mickey Mantle makes $100,000 a year. How much does your father make? You don’t know? Well, see if your father can’t pay … More Mozzarella, Panini, and Pizza…oh my!
For several years now, Lance and I have wanted to do a pizza tour in NYC. There were two factors which kept us hesitant: First, we weren’t sure we wanted to do such a ‘touristy’ thing. Tours are for people in places they don’t go to often. A city you frequent multiple times over the … More A Self-Made Pizza Tour of NYC
I’ve told myself I was done blogging. But, gosh darn it, I’ve missed it. I’ve thought on and off about other ways to keep such a perfect chronicle of my life happenings and among the options included were: keeping a Word document (too easy to forget about/get lost with countless other files), a diary (my brain … More Radio Gaga
Today I’m going to share with you the most annoying, then uplifting, then confusing conversation of last week. While waiting for the doctor at my six-month allergist check-up, the nurse came in to do the preliminary screening. She started asking all the questions which frustrate me. Not only do the answers never change, more often … More Hiding in the Mid 20’s