living an unconventional life, one cocktail at a time

Giant bubbles in the park

I totally meant to post this LAST week and then, big surprise, I got distracted by something else and never came back to it…story of my life. Last Sunday (meaning the Sunday before last!) was a beautiful day for a birthday party in the park. Sweet Silas turned one and we helped celebrate with festivities at Watson Park, lovingly referred to by the locals as the train park because of the historic locomotive...

Touch-a-Truck (and epic meltdowns)

Last night at the Homecoming pep rally, a couple of our friends mentioned a Touch-a-Truck event that was happening today at a local church just outside town. Since Cooper loves all things transportation right now, and since he’s unfailingly awake at the crack of dawn—HOW is my child a morning person?—I thought it might be fun to check out. We weren’t disappointed. There were at least 20 different trucks...

I love Sandbar popcorn.

Well, I DO, except I’m not supposed to eat it right now because of the braces currently inhibiting my enjoyment of certain foods. (I said “not supposed to.” Yes, you can interpret that to mean that I’ve snuck a few bites here and there when I couldn’t resist, like when a friend I hadn’t seen in over a year came to town for a visit, or when we visited my parents and my dad made...

How many college girls does it take to wash a car?

More than three, apparently. I noticed a gaggle of girls standing around an SUV at the car wash when I pulled into the bay next to them–I only noticed, I think, because it seemed a little odd that all the passengers would get out of the car to watch, but whatever. A few minutes later, as I was spraying down the front bumper of my car, I turned to find three young girls watching me. “Oh, we’re just...

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