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The evidence of Amanda’s visit

Apparently, Mandy occasionally reads the site. Also, these items were procured only after Mandy had intricately conveyed to the salesgirls my own interpretation of Eau de Brown Sugar & Fig, eliciting an, “Ooooh, it smells exactly like that!” and a promise to forward said improved description on to corporate. (In related news, two SLC-based Bath…

You can take the man out of Berkeley…

We’re scheduled for dinner with one of Michael’s co-workers, and while the weather looks a little sketchy to me, Mike insists it’s just a few blocks away, and we should really walk instead. Now there are a few things about which Mike is completely oblivious, and one of them is weather patterns, and another is…

Cribs

Given our largely improvisational, seat-of-the-pants approach to existence, Michael and I are surprisingly skilled at planning things: fun crap like parties and vacations, long-term projects like getting Amazon to throw some partner benefits my way, even bonerkillers like how to pay for large unexpected expenses. (And yes, Moses, I am looking at your bionic knee,…

Shameless product placement

For the past few months, I’ve been obsessing on a Bath & Body Works product. I’ve never bought anything from B&BW, but there was something about their Brown Sugar & Fig Body Butter that compelled me to throw fourteen bucks at a salesgirl, speed home and butter myself up. And ooooh, the fresh creamery-butter goodness….

And then he broke our hearts.

For the past few months, I’ve been cultivating a perfectly life-like fantasy world in which today was not drawing inexorably closer. Despite the fundamental and quantifiable natures of time, April 9 was not to arrive, certainly not soon and quite possibly never. It stood so far ahead on the calendar that even a mention of…

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