4 Years!

Today is our anniversary … and of course we are not together! J is in Minneapolis (for work) and I am in NJ. Makes me laugh that we’ve spent more anniversaries apart than together! We did celebrate on Sunday a little before J left. We dined at The Black Forest Inn, where we held our…

The Big Apple

Three guesses where I was today? My sister and I met up in NYC on this rainy, yet humid, fall day. Growing up a stone’s throw from the city still means you can play tourist, which we try to do together every once in awhile. And we did what most NYC tourists would do. We…

High School Friends

J had a very different experience in high school than I did. It’s no wonder since he went to an all boys’ school. I can’t even imagine what my experience would be like if I went to an all boys’ school, but I digress … Anyways, J is now 15 years out of high school,…

Week 20 of Unemployment

It’s a little depressing to think I’ve been unemployed for 20 weeks. I’m just about halfway through my maximum unemployment benefits, so I’ve started thinking about my game plan post-UE. Right now, I apply for most jobs I see, which are still few and far between. Many times, though, it pays more (literally) to collect…

Week 19 of Unemployment

I wasn’t really unemployed this week … My old company hired me as a freelancer to cover a conference. Working is good for the soul … or maybe just the ego … or the pocketbook. Anywho, yeah for me! The conference was in St. Louis. I’ve driven through the city on my cross-country trips before,…

We are home safe!

First of all, thank you Quick Question for updating the blog while we were on our “vacation.” I think she had too much fun doing so, wouldn’t you say? Overall, we had a great and rewarding time on the LT! We hiked over 100 miles in 10 days, which is amazing to me, but less…

To NJ and back again

Well, there was not ANY traffic this past Labor Day weekend on our drive to Jersey. Which forces me to ask, where all the people at??? But, no traffic=happy road trippers. The purpose of the trip … you guessed it. A concert. It looks like J’s all-time favorite band, From Good Homes, is semi-back together…