& Retail Therapy

“The schedule was wrong. I can’t find you relief for a break so here’s a $20 gift card instead.” “Why must we form one line? He wants to play the lottery and I want to return all my groceries. I’m in a hurry.” Everyone was always in a hurry especially during the holiday season. I’ll…

& You Gotta Belize It

Cruising is more than stuffing your face in a Jacuzzi with a Twilight Zone drink. Happiness happens when you’re in port. Although I only visited five ports in seven days I made memories to last a lifetime. Costa Maya: My bestest found us this great deal. For $50 we could snorkel, kayak, and enjoy all…

& This Christmas

My Auntie Kitty always has at least two Christmas trees and more than two dozen people in her house. Christmas is her holiday. My mother’s is the fourth of July Thanksgiving is always a surprise here lately. “It’s too much food. Too much money.” 10 children and 28 adults That’s the count this year for…

& I Don’t Know How To Girl

Growing up with two brothers  (and two step-brothers), I’ve mostly been the only girl! I got the best of both worlds. I had every Barbie that you could imagine yet I would still take my brother’s WWF figurines and stomp my feet crying until they let me play flag football with them. I was a cheerleader yet I…

& Summer’s Almost Over

Boot season & layering is almost upon us and I’m sort of okay with that. My summer has been pretty darn awesome. I won tickets to Cedar Point and got to take three people with me for an overnight trip to the park and the water park. Then, my mom and my aunt took me…

& 31

Dear Self, When you open this in the year 2020 you’ll probably smile amused by 2015 problems. You have a thing for stressing out about small things and hopefully you’ll grow out of that by 30. It’s weird because you also see the bright things in most situations. I may come off as chill but…

& Halloween Happened

I landed in Pittsburgh on October 30th not the 31st. This was done intentionally. After spending the 30th stressing like a crazy person, trying to make sure my TV would be shipped in a timely and cost effective manner, and making sure I had everything settled with my security deposit, I was ready to go…

& Highlights of My Day

I voted this morning. I did not get a sticker. I wanted a darn sticker! I got a job today and it’s kind of sort of using my degree. I went to Joe’s Crab Shack. Apparently on Tuesdays select drinks and appetizers are $2 I helped my aunt create a resume and apparently that was…

& Adventures

March was full of adventure after freakin’ adventure I tell you! You know those Facebook contests that you swear are fake? They’re not! Thanks to Rue21  I  won a completely free trip to San Diego to meet Lea Michelle. They gave me spending money and put me and a friend in a suite.  I don’t…

& So I Partied Like a College Kid & I’m Not in College Anymore

Friday I partied like I was still in college. My former roommate was celebrating her 22nd birthday and her upcoming graduation. I’m pretty sure sleeping on the tiny little couch in her living room hurt my back. It was fun though. It’s not the first time I’ve crashed on a friend’s couch and probably won’t…