Archive for April, 2011


#4: The Cook Book Lottery (aka baking cursed bread)

I’ve never been much of a cook. My recipe catalogue only has about a dozen recipes, and most of those contain either cream of mushroom soup or marshmallows as the main ingredient. I’m terrible at meal planning. I’ve been known to eat 4 – 6 bowls of cereal for dinner and my husband and I are […]


#3: Rock Climbing

I’m going to be frank: I don’t really get the allure of rock climbing. It doesn’t seem to have a very practical application. If I want to get to the top of something I’d much rather walk the long way, or ride a mule, or take a helicopter, or a jet pack… pretty much any other form […]


#2: Getting My Girl On – manicures & pedicures

I’m a DINK (duel income no kids) suburban nearly 30 year old. I’m sure the internet research trollers tracking my every move think they know everything about me and my spending habits. They assume that I spend copious amounts of money on expensive coffee drinks, I read Oprah magazine and I constantly have perfectly manicured […]


#1: Riding a Local Bus

Riding the bus. Many of you urban folk have likely been hitching a ride on public transit since pre-teendom. The metro transit here in the Twin Cities is a complex set of arteries that can take you virtually anywhere. In contrast the city bus in the town I grew up in was a glorified van […]


40 by 30 – The adventure begins

I’m not an adventurous person. I’m quite the opposite in fact. I enjoy the security of the predictable, the comfort in routine. There is a major pitfall to this outlook though. My life is boring. I very rarely have interesting stories to share at the water cooler Monday morning and I don’t often feel the […]

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