Top 9 of 2016

2016 was a year full of adventures. As for trips, we did a long-weekend trip to Yosemite in February. During the summer, we went to Hawaii for a friend's wedding, and got the change to explore a little bit of both Oahu & Kauai. On Kauai, we went ziplining, took a boat along the Napali … Continue reading Top 9 of 2016


Lobster Boil & Sea Urchins

We had a lobster boil on Sunday. I found this amazing live seafood market, Sun Fat Seafood Market, in the Mission where they had tons of fresh fish, seafood, and lobster. We went and picked out a two-pounder. (I named him Tony on the way home.) We also got a live sea urchin, some Manila … Continue reading Lobster Boil & Sea Urchins

6.0 Earthquake

It always starts out the same. From a deep sleep, I'm swimming up to wakefulness, then snapped into fighting mode, Who's shaking the bed?! Oh. Earthquake!! It's kind of a helpless feeling, knowing that there's nothing to do except to lay there and wait it out, listening to the screens rattle. After moving back from … Continue reading 6.0 Earthquake

Rainy Weekend

The bay area has been in a drought this season, but we finally got some much-needed rain recently. Alas, it does make for a rainy weekend. A weekend in means feeling ok with laying around in bed all day, having taco night with wine and Cards Against Humanity, finally getting around to scrubbing the kitchen … Continue reading Rainy Weekend

Life in 2014

To see things thousands of miles away, things hidden behind walls and within rooms, things dangerous to come to, to draw closer, to see and be amazed. The Life Magazine motto in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is inspirational. And it happened as part of my first-time experience at a drive-in movie theatre. Chairs … Continue reading Life in 2014

San Francisco

I officially moved to San Francisco! I found a place close-ish to downtown with a girl that I used to grow up with back in Nashville. Our families have been friends for so long, but their family moved away, so we hadn't talked in a few years, but I told her I was moving out … Continue reading San Francisco


You're an Adult, Learn How to Tip! Read the blog post above. As a former server, tipping poorly/not at all is a deal breaker for me. In the US, tipping is part of the cost of eating out, among other activities. It really shouldn't be optional, and it should be calculated into the budget when you're … Continue reading Tipping