August 30, 2019

At 8:20 we finally left the house. 

Our secret Lazy Goat reservation was at 8:30. The earliest we could make it downtown was 8:35, but the restaurant had twenty minute grace period. I thought about waiting until after dinner to ask her, but I had told them we were celeb...

August 29, 2019

The emails from Etsy kept coming faster than I could stop them.

They were letting her know the ring was ready. That the ring had been shipped. That the ring had arrived. I felt like Julius Caesar in reverse. “I came. I saw. I ruined the surprise.”

I was continuing my att...

August 28, 2019

“Remember our Netflix system?” Jaimie asked. 

(Quick reminder of our Netflix system. I choose three movies I’m cool with watching, Jaimie makes the final selection. It basically saves relationships. For full context go read yesterday’s blog.)

“How about I show you three...

August 27, 2019

So Jaimie and I have a system. 

It’s a system we use to avoid one of the major pitfalls of the modern relationship. That pitfall being finding a movie or a television show to watch on Netflix. 

Everybody’s been there. You and your loved one are snuggling on the couch, st...

August 26, 2019

The Engagement. Part 1. 


These next few blogs are going to have a common theme as I try to make sense and put into context what happened over the weekend. 

Because on Friday night, Jaimie and I got engaged. Engaged! Holy shit it feels so strange to see it typed...

August 23, 2019

“What are dreams?” 

This was the first question I asked my therapist yesterday. I could have asked him about the three appointments that I had had this week. About the conflicting opinions from my doctors over the meaning of my scans. I could have shared with him my wor...

August 22, 2019

You want to feel old? Go teach high school. A student told me I had a good Facebook Mom Meme energy. I had no idea what that meant, but I failed them immediately. 


Students usually like to wear a new outfit for the first day of school. I know I did. I’d have a...

August 21, 2019

I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night. 

It's been happening this past week. 3, 4 o’clock in the morning. One minute I’ll be asleep and the next second- BOOM! Eyes wide open, staring at the ceiling, the only sounds the fan and the white noise app on my iPhone. 


August 20, 2019

Steve Martin said that when he turned 60 his long term goals turned into his short term plans. I think that’s sound advice for everyone. Is there something you want to do in the future? Well guess what- you have no idea what that future is going to look like. Do that s...

August 20, 2019

Does anyone else feel super guilty when they wish someone Happy Birthday on Facebook and go right by whatever charity the person is raising money for? I just wanted to type Happy Birthday on your wall. Why you gotta bring United Way into this? 


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