One of the bonus questions from Life Story asks about pets. Our family’s first pet was my mother’s cat. When my parents were planning their wedding, a neighbor’s cat had kittens. The story goes that my mom rushed home to ask my dad if she could have one. He sarcastically said, “Sure, if you name the sucker Dog.” The story goes, the next thing my dad knew, there was a tiny kitten running around and everyone was calling it Dawg. Continue reading “My furry friends”
I realized yesterday the issue that I have with toast. Let me back up a few steps from that statement though and explain myself. I love condiments. A meal feels incomplete to me if condiments are not involved. Bachelor fridge? Yep, that was me. (B has this annoying habit of insisting “real” food be kept in the fridge. It’s pushing my condiment space aside, sadly.) Continue reading “The problem with toast”
One of the topics that lead to the name of my blog was travel. I love to travel, both as a tourist to see the magnificent things that others before me have seen and to learn and experience the culture of people different from myself. To me, this is the two sides of the “worldly” coin – both experiencing the sights and learning the culture. The final Life Story blog prompt asks me to talk about the places I have traveled outside my home country, so this is a perfect topic for this blog. Continue reading “My Travel History”
I had already planned to chat about my current job and my ennui related to it, and interestingly enough, a few articles showed up on my Facebook feed. The first was from The Oatmeal about being unhappy. That lead to a WSJ article about the same thing, in prose format. I’m not someone who would be described as a happy person. I have resting bitch face (it keeps you pretty!) and a general pessimistic outlook on life. Continue reading “The cures for ennui, part 2”
Your name is only the first chapter of your story.
Last entry, I mentioned that I had a personal goal to average one post a week. While I may not post an entry every physical week, I want the cumulative average to be 52 entries a year. When I have a lot to say (like my vacation wrap up), I can post many entries in a week. Sadly, when I’m in a slump, I don’t post for weeks on end. I enjoy writing, though. Its one of the few creative outlets that I feel confidant in my skills. So, in many ways it’s stress relief, and like I’ve mentioned before, it helps me solidify my thoughts. Continue reading “Whats in a name?”
Most of them are life changing, and sometimes expensive…
It’s been right at four weeks since my last post, which puts me way behind on my once a week average posting schedule. I was increasingly suffering from ennui – my current job and living situation being the primary causes and I just haven’t had the desire to write recently. I have been exploring other avenues to alleviate my boredom, and while I am still somewhat displaced, at least I have some topics for this blog. Continue reading “The cures for ennui, part 1”