Yesterday during a girls’ brunch that I’m refusing to call “Galentine’s brunch,” we were asked: “What is the funniest, weirdest, or most interesting Valentine’s Day you’ve ever had?” The first one that came to mind is the one I alluded to in a recent Motif article, about the Scotsman in a Red Fez. And since … Continue reading Little City Love Story
The bugs have found me. It started with what I thought were mutant mosquitos that attacked me in the middle of the night. My second day in Scotland, I woke up with several itchy bites, two on my ankle and one—fortunately enough—on my face. It looks like I’ve got some sort of blemish disease, which … Continue reading “Jenny Bee” Returns
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THIS BLOG: Since Lauren, whom I’m traveling with, also blogs, we thought it would be wildly exciting to have a dual blog about the same event written from both of our perspectives— one with her “voice” and one with mine. It’ll be like listening to two different eyewitness accounts, and this entry … Continue reading A Tale of Two Blogs: a Cautionary Tale from Hawaii to Scotland
Something I learned this morning: Just as there is no greater motivator for productivity than a deadline, there is no greater push for walking speed than frigid temperatures. It was so bitterly cold this morning, I felt like my face might fall off. I’ve never walked to my office from the bus stop with … Continue reading Haggis for Everyone! A tribute to Scotland.
I have a question for bloggers out there: How is it that those of you with day jobs find time to write? I was bad at blogging when I was unemployed, but now it seems impossible. My day job takes up my days, waitressing takes up my Saturdays (and occasional evenings), the gym … Continue reading A Serious Question For Bloggers (on Being a Hot Mess)
So, I’m laying on the beach yesterday. Scratch that. I’m laying on the grassy knoll above the beach because the wind is blowing, and blowing sand is a bit like being pelted with small razors, particularly when it gets in one’s eye (which I’m thrilled to report, did happen. Twice). The beach is called Cronulla, … Continue reading Scotsmen come with Australian recommendation
To commemorate the new year, my absolute FAVORITE holiday (as in, I loathe it with a passion only slightly less than that of Valentine’s Day), I’ve decided to compile a list of my top ten moments in 2010. These moments were determined by a sense of long-lasting (at least the entire day) euphoria and general extreme … Continue reading Top 10 of 2010