Charlie in the grass

Bluegrass in wine country

When last you left me I was ranting about the musicians Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott (I GUESS I SHOULD LINK HERE SO YOU CAN CATCH UP). Well it just … Continue Reading →

Lyric chalk graphic

Tim & Darrell

Warning: lots of YouTube videos coming your way. Save yourself some time and discover some great music by opening this playlist and jammin’ along. It’s a blog post with a … Continue Reading →

Creche in an alcove

Sorry for all the late-night cackling, neighbors

Before falling asleep one night, Richard and I were discussing the importance of finding the right customer base for a business venture we’ve been noodling on. You know. Like everyone … Continue Reading →

Skinny and fat leaves

Not fat, but not skinny either

So I saw someone post this article: 10 Struggles of Being Not Skinny, But Not Fat Either on Facebook, and I clicked through thinking, “Ah, a cute little throwaway post … Continue Reading →

Fox Theater marquee

PTX at the Fox

I may have mentioned before that I kind of like a cappella music. It just so happens that my wonderful husband, who I somehow tricked into also liking (some) a … Continue Reading →

San Francisco 1906 earthquake

Mr. Grumblepants

In the Midwest, we’re well-versed in severe weather: crazy storms, tornadoes, flooding, blizzards–we’re taught from a young age what to do in case of serious bad news from the skies. … Continue Reading →

Hot buttered rum

Sum up rum up

Remember that time in November when I was like, Blog All the Things! Lol. Shortly after that, a big change happened: at the end of November I was offered a … Continue Reading →

Moss Beach Distillery

Half Moon Bay

Ricardo and I were invited to go camping one weekend in October, but because we left all of our gear in Indiana and we’re too cheap to buy new stuff, … Continue Reading →

Cat draped over keyboard


Lookit my new site design. LOOK. It’s…darker? Less pink and curly. As with my clothing, I feel drawn more to darker pieces with a bit of an edge since moving … Continue Reading →

SoLaLa a capella group

Internetting: Tabletop concert

Here’s a simple formula for awesomeness: get your talented band around the kitchen table, set up a camera, and perform with only your voices and some cottage cheese containers. Those … Continue Reading →