Archive for January, 2018


I’ve often thought that it’s silly that anyone would think that there’s just ONE romantic person for each person. I mean, that’s a) crazy from a biological and evolutionary point of view and b) crazy because why and how?! There are zillions of people on the planet and we all have a zillion different tastes, so how in the world could there be just ONE person for each of us?

And then . . . What if that one to-be partner dies in a car crash at 10 yo . . . Or is aborted . . . Or gets hit by a bus . . . Or never leaves Uzbekistan while his ‘true one’ is in Iceland? The other partner will never be whole?!? That just can’t be right. It just can’t.

Lucky for me, I never really have to think about that because I found my non-ONE, my friend and husband, in AO. I’m really lucky.

I spend most of my time thinking about how lucky I am. We argue, sure. Too often, probs. But we work together, live together, raise a kiddo together, so it seems like it’s not crazy. At the end of the day, despite too much time together, there’s still no one else I’d rather be around. I got really lucky. Really, really lucky. And sometimes I find myself thinking, maybe there is just the one right person. But I know that’s crazy.


Best taco ever?

More on our trip to CA.

I think I had the best taco of my life at Los Arroyos in Santa Barbara. It may not be what not folks would consider a ‘taco taco’ in that it’s probably super gringa, but it was delicious! DELICIOUS, I tell you.

As you can probably see, its first claim to fame is that it’s in a hard shell. And it’s clearly a homemade shell, so it’s interestingly, non-uniform in shape. And divine. It’s then filled with juicy, flavorful, shredded chicken, iceberg lettuce, crumbly queso fresco, and pico de gallo. Simple? Maybe. But perfect. I also got to eat it in bed while we chilled out after a long day of travel and enjoying the California sun. Dream-y. In fact, I’ve been dreaming about this taco since it came into my life. If you have the option of Los Arroyos, take it.


More on this soon, but I just wanted to give you the update — and a spoiler alert — that this latest trip to California was maybe the BEST TRIP EVER!

Except for having to leave World Headquarters at 3:45 a.m. to drive to Santa Barbara to catch a 5:30 a.m. flight. That’s borderline criminal.

But still. BTE? It’s more than a contender. It’s in the World Series of BTEs for me.

January 2018
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A girl and her dog. 
#love #yinyang How many pictures of a sleeping kid is too many? 😬 It’s just that they’re so calming to me. And her hands just kill me. Which seems contradictory now that I write that. #letmerethinkthis Watching horses who are watching kids who are changing the 🌎 #nationalwalkoutday #madison #madisonwi She’s hates color, pattern, and picking out her own clothes. #kidding #myheart #inspired #miniboden #catandjack #tryingtodistractmyselfforonesecondfrom #pa18 This. Sleeping like this. “Minions 3,” as she calls it, won the family Friday film night election and then left her zonked out. (I voted for #nattygann). Public service announcement: don’t see a movie with this one if she’s already seen it. She reveals every spoiler. And then some. #minions #despicableme3 #familymovienight

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