Today's prompt: Your favorite childhood vacation As far as favorite childhood vacations go, I think I'm supposed to say Walt Disney World. Certainly, that was a fantastic and memorable trip and I would have named it as my favorite several years ago. As I have gotten older, though, I find myself reminiscing more about the … Continue reading My Favorite Childhood Vacation
Today's prompt is: You're in a foreign country and don't speak the native language We were in a train station in Paris, France, hoping to board a train to Giverny, where Monet painted, then another to Lisieux, and then a final train back to Paris, all in one day. None of us spoke French (we'd … Continue reading The French Lisieux
Today's prompt is: It's June 13th, the snow won't stop falling. It's June 13th, the snow won't stop falling. It must be springtime in Colorado Springs. A priest warned us the first year we moved here that this might be so, but I didn't believe him. It never even snowed this long in Pennsylvania's snow … Continue reading Snow
Today's prompt is: "You have $300 and a Prius, describe the 2,800 mile road trip from NYC to LA". I modified it a little since I've actually lived this road trip. This essay is my memory of driving the 2,470 mile road trip from Conneaut Lake, PA to Fillmore, CA in August 2009. The August … Continue reading California or Bust!
Today's prompt was "Write about your first job". It is a juxtaposition to grow up in a small, rural town that also serves as the summer getaway for hundreds of people from not-too-distant big cities. For two-thirds of the year, the population is about 3500 people in my hometown, the streets are quiet, and the … Continue reading My First Job
I've had a theory for a very long time that Pete Wentz, bassist of Fall Out Boy, has some sort of relationship with Catholicism. I've also suspected the same for Fall Out Boy frontman, Patrick Stump. After a night of internet deep diving (one of my favorite activities) I discovered I was right. Though neither … Continue reading The Future Patron Saint of Liars and Fakes
For the next 60 (week)days, I'll be writing a short essay in response to a writing prompt. My writing has become a little stale lately, so this will (hopefully) spice it up again. Today's prompt is, "Write about the first time you held someone's hand". I do not remember the first time I held someone's … Continue reading Reaching Out, Touching Hands
Thank you to everyone who entered the July giveaway. Catherine Thorp is the winner! I hope you enjoy all your new loot! It's been a while since I've written anything, mostly because life is crazy. I'm in writing for late night comedy class now and I also freelance and I'm also still working on my … Continue reading July Giveaway Winner and…Stuff
Since it's the month of my birth, I decided to run a huge giveaway as part of Light Up the Night in conjunction with the Up Too Late podcast. Starting today through July 31st, you can enter to win a box of prizes from me! All this and more! Included (not all items pictured yet … Continue reading July Giveaway!
So I decided to give growing things another go. We have plenty of seeds lying around and eat avocados regularly, so I thought, "It's warm again, why not?" So I planted a bunch of flowers and some eggplant, put two avocado pits in water, and prayed. So far, so good! There's now one more tiny … Continue reading Haphazardly Homesteading: Vol 3. Here I Go Again