15 year class reunion

‘god has it been 15 years already?’ i remember thinking to myself when the postcard arrived in the mail.  ‘that can’t be right’ i said as i scanned the time and date info on the back.  i flipped the card back over and re-read the front.  ‘fifteen years?!?’ i said aloud.  ‘shit.’ admittedly, i immediately decided i wouldn’t go. i skipped my five year…

still riding the high…

i don’t even know where to begin this post with everything that happened this past weekend.  i guess like all good stories, i’ll start from the beginning. a few weeks back, my brother let me know he and his wife were hosting a garage sale and that i was welcome to bring any items i’d like to part with. the following day, my sister-in-law…

working retail

i’ve been thinking about writing a post about working retail for a while now, and after today’s events, i figured it was time.  more about that in a minute. when i left my job with the state, i returned back to a my job at a local ski / bike shop.  immediately, the stress of working as a PO was gone and it hasn’t…

updates

a. you’ll notice a clean new look around here as well as a few added surprises, so take a few minutes to look around. i think it works, and it certainly goes with my ongoing effort to live a minimal lifestyle. 2. twenty-one days ago, i made my plans to leave this fall public. since then, the amazing people in my life have donated…

i just don’t get it

i find myself saying this a lot lately. the driver stopping in the middle of the road for no apparent reason. the thirty-something chatting away on his hands free in the middle of the waiting room, outside voice blaring like he just walked out of a Metallica concert. and i find more i try to figure out why people do the things they do,…

i won the lotto.

it’s true. i matched 3 of 5 numbers and won a whopping seven bucks. ‘seven more chances of winning the big one’ i thought as i cashed in my ticket. i play the lotto. religiously. twice per week, same numbers every time, and i never play more than one dollar per drawing even when the jackpot soars to 100’s of millions – that’s just…