Living with a mastiff is tantamount to sharing your home with an extremely affectionate baby cow. Don’t misunderstand my use of the word “baby.” Our mastiff tips the scales at a whopping 190 pounds. Think about that for a minute. When Wes steps on my foot, it feels like an injury. Wes’s head is bigger … Continue reading What It’s Like Living With A Mastiff
After college and then graduate school, I lost a lot of friends to geographical sprawl. I have stayed steadfastly put here in Boston, watching friend after friend take off for Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Diego, New York, Tennessee and countless other states. And while I still love and cherish their presence in my life, it … Continue reading Finding Friends In Your Backyard
In my last post, I shared a little bit about how I try to achieve balance among my competing interests. Full disclosure: I completely failed at balancing anything this week. I had such good intentions, but work, bar association events, socializing and general fatigue all got in the way, all at the same time. I … Continue reading Well, I failed.
Work and workouts. Constantly at odds. Battling for attention like competitive siblings. I wouldn’t be happy without both of them. Too much work, and I feel unhealthy, sluggish and unfocused. Too much exercise, and I feel tired and my mind begins to wander, undoubtedly unfulfilled by all the mileage. Yes, this is the essence of … Continue reading Work And Workouts: My Path To Balance
Last month, a dear friend of mine asked me to change all of her passwords online. So I happily obliged her. This is not the first time we have made this little agreement. For one month, despite any potential plea she made or how angry she got, I was not to provide the new password. … Continue reading Social Medi-Uhhh
We have The Flu. Or, more accurately, he has The Flu. This distinction is meaningless to me. Watching someone you love suffer is a terrible kind of torture. The Flu is one of those afflictions during which, despite tailoring the medications to the symptoms, the sufferer does not really get any relief. Therefore, I am … Continue reading Influenza
I started blogging one week ago. 7 days, 7 blogs. Is it love at first type? Possibly. I have a new found appreciation and respect for writers. Putting your personal thoughts out there for everyone to read is scary, to say the least. News outlets are constantly covering stories about online bullying and sometimes, the comments section … Continue reading Love at first type.
My boyfriend is snoozing beside me. It’s 11:30 am on a Saturday. I’m sitting here on my computer, writing, researching, emailing, thinking. Which one of us has the right idea in this scenario? As with almost all important questions, it depends. What a boring answer. I’m pretty much floating in and out of work mode … Continue reading Are Weekends For Resting?
I cut off 18 inches of hair in September. Yes, it’s just hair. But there was a lot of it! It’s possible only certain men and women (those who’ve had really long hair and cut it all off) understand the kind of impact this has on your life. As we grow up, we become comfortable … Continue reading My Hair Changed My Life
6:00 am: Alarm blaring. I hate that sound so much I want to stomp on my phone.6:02 am: Temper tantrum over. Go back to sleep.6:15 am: Snooze function means alarm blaring again already. Repeat temper tantrum. I have a decision to make. Do I get up and try to get my too-long triathlon workout in … Continue reading Most Days