Monday, March 13, 2006

Six month anniversary.

"I just know some old guy is going to snatch her up and we're never going to see her again," is what my dad told my mom when I left NY back in August.

I had no idea that less than a month after I left, I would meet Kevin. On Sept. 12 I went over to his place in S.F. for dinner and a massage, and I didn't leave for 4 weeks. And now I'm living in the Bay Area, and yesterday we celebrated our six month anniversary.

We decided on that day, because we didn't go on our first "real date" until almost a month after we met, and I was living with him, so the date of me first coming over seemed more appropriate.

I'm so happy. I can't believe it. Sometimes we just hold eachother in a tight hug, and celebrate how lucky we are that we found eachother. It only took me packing my life into a van, driving 3,000 miles, and having a body full of muscle knots that Kevin was a pro at getting rid of.

I feel all mushy and gushy, but I won't make you get a toothache with all my sweet thoughts.

Like all relationships, there's balances to find and adjustments to make, and we evolve and grow and work together to strengthen what we have. And it's all new to me, and sometimes it's hard and scarey, but it's also so wonderful and exciting, and completely worth my time and energy and emotions.

So, that's where my heart is right now. And everything else is great. I feel like I've never looked better - California agrees with me physically. My friends are all interesting and funny and supportive and I love them. My family is doing well and my mom and sister will be here in a month (YAAAAAAAY - I miss them sooooo much!). Work seems happy with my performance, and it brings home the bacon (and sometimes free prosciutto.)

And tonight I am starting yoga. A little anxious about that, but if I can't move Kevin will rub my muscles until I can again. Oh, and he is teaching me how to massage as well. It's amazing how many people line up to me massage dummies. :-)

Friday, February 24, 2006

Life is good

It's been a long time since I posted here, and people might not even look at the site anymore. If that's the case, I'm sorry. Hopefully those of you who want to keep in touch have my contact information.

I'm just posting a quick blog to say that life is good. I have an apartment in a warehouse. My housemate is awesome. The apartment is COLD, and the cats have fleas, but all of that can be fixed with warm blankets and flea bombs. I'm waiting until March to paint the walls red - yes, red. And I'm in the process of getting furniture.

The job is OK. It pays the bills, and provides security. Right now, that's what I need.

Kevin and I are great. We're wonderfully in LOVE, and happy, and enjoying our time together.

Other than that, I have a great group of friends, am constantly meeting more cool people, and am just enjoying life.


Wednesday, January 18, 2006


The National Meat Association just hired me to be their Communications Assistant.

I'll write the weekly newsletter, distribute it via email, update the web sites and be an initial contact person for the media.

Yeah, I'll be bringing home the bacon!!!

Actually, I will probably get some free summer sausage and stuff around xmas time, and at trade shows where they have samples. Maybe I can hook up a deal with some bacon people.

It pays well enough for me to live comfortably, I get benefits, I get to travel a little, and it's in Oakland so the commute is really easy.

I start TOMORROW!!!!

It's such a relief to know I'm gainfully employed!!! And yes, I still giggle every time I say I work for the National Meat Association.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Random good news

When I first started traveling, I had the bright idea of being a travel writer.
Uh huh.
I wrote ONE article - about Yellow Springs, Ohio called - Putting the "High" in Ohio.
It was published on a British travel web site that didn't pay me anything. Oh well, I figured.
That was months ago - before I even went to Burning Man.
Well, today I got a random e-mail from the site publisher.
I WON 50 POUNDS for the Most Entertaining and Memorable FreeStyle Article.
That converts to about $86!!! Hurray!!!

(They even posted my picture:

Maybe I'll write more articles, although probably not for this site again because they changed their award system.

Any way, just some random good news.

If anyone wants to check out the article:

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas

It's Christmas Eve, and here in California we just unwrapped all of our presents. With a party tonight, rolling into a party tomorrow, we decided we wanted to have our family tree time before the chaos.

Lovely presents.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Mine is going great.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Made it safely

I'm in California. We rolled into Alameda at about 12:30 Sunday night, or technically Monday morning.

It's sunny and warm today, and it's so nice to see my friends again. Life's busy, but I'm enjoying it.

That's all for now.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Moving to California

Tomorrow morning I'm heading West again. I'm going to drive down 25, over 40, stop at the Grand Canyon Sunday morning, and be back in Alameda Sunday night.

Kevin is flying into Denver tonight to drive back with me.

I'm so excited, and nervous, and scared. But I really love the Bay Area, and I'm not making a forever decision. I'll definitely be in Alameda through February. After that, I don't know.

Wish me luck!