Drivin’ Ms Judy

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Our bags are packed, we’re ready to go. We’re sitting here, inside the Hyundai, Judy looks at me and says, “Let’s get on our way!” We’re leaving Central Texas, We should’ve rented the Lexus… OK, let’s hit the road! Could I be any more nerdy with that sad attempt at rewriting the lyrics to “I’m […]

Traveling through Thailand

I’m sitting here in our home in Texas, day dreaming about our totally tubular time traveling through Thailand last October! WOW! Six-word alliteration!! Can ya dig it?!? YEAH!.. Anyway, where was I? Ahh yes, traveling through Thailand… It was a hot and humid night on the 21st of October, when our plane touched down in Bangkok. Our cabbie weaved through […]

Two Weeks in New Zealand

Short side story: I began penning this tale about a month after returning home from NZ, however, I only made it about two paragraphs in before abandoning it for almost four months! I’m sorry!! I was busy with my little business!! You leave me alone!! Ha ha ha! Anyway… I tell ya, those Europeans, man… they just […]

Kanagawa Snow Day {video}

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We’re lucky if we see a couple inches of snowfall here in the Kanagawa prefecture of Japan, but this year was AWESOME! February 9-10th we received about 2 feet and then another 2 feet the following weekend!! All I have to say is: Haaaallelujah! Haaaaallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Halleeeelujahhhh! This video was just the beginning of the storm, but […]

Healthy-ish Chocolate. Yes please!

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I don’t know about you, but when I see the words ‘easy’, ‘homemade’ and ‘chocolate’ in the same sentence I get pretty darn excited! So, you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled across PrimallyInspired.com’s recipe for easy, healthy, homemade dark chocolate! Without further ado — the recipe (adapted from Primally Inspired)! Easy, Healthy, Homemade Chocolate […]

Surviving a visit from your Mother and Mother-in-law

You’re in panic mode! You just found out that your Mother and Mother-in-law are visiting… at the same time!! What do you do?!? First off, stop hyper-ventilating, that’s only going to help you pass out. Next, follow my two easy steps on how to survive this situation or rather, how to avoid it in the […]

Coconut Ice Cream

I definitely scream for this Vegan/Gluten-Free Coconut Ice Cream — it’s DELICIOUS!! Best of all, it only requires three ingredients and you don’t even need an ice cream maker! Here’s the original recipe from The Hungry Mouse. I can’t thank you enough Hungry Mouse!! [symple_divider style=”solid” margin_top=”20px” margin_bottom=”20px”] 3-Ingredient Coconut Ice Cream (Gluten-Free/Vegan) 2 (13-oz.) […]

Happy Anniversary

Today Mike and I celebrate our two year anniversary! It being our anniversary and all, I thought I’d dedicate a post to my main squeeze! The man that I’m so madly in love with today started out as my climbing partner. Is there a better way to meet someone?!? I don’t think so. If you […]

Hackintosh Build

Boot Arguments, Bios and Drivers… OH MY!! Perhaps you’re thinking, “Nerd!”, or possibly, “GEEK!!” — call me what you want, but my computer kicks ARSE! It’s fast… like, REALLY fast, especially compared to the last-updated-in-2008 (the “update” in ’12 doesn’t count) Mac Pro that I could have purchased for another $1,325! Where I come from, […]

Public Nudity

I, like most American women (I think), am not exactly fond of getting buck naked in a changing room with other women and then proceeding to bathe with those same women in a shared bath. I’m not sure if growing up in the states is to blame for this, but I have a feeling if […]

Skiing in Hokkaido

Powder, crabs, ramen and beer. What do these things have in common? These are probably some of the best things about Hokkaido! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the geography on this side of the world (I was until I arrived here), Hokkaido is a pretty large island off of the northern coast […]

Home for the Holidays

Thursday, December 13th started at 3:30am. Mike and I were out of the house by 5am, rumbling down the small streets leading from our home to the train station. I was frantically going through the checklist in my mind… Had I forgotten something important like a gift or those awesome dark chocolate kit-kats that we […]

Fluffy Pancakes

Mmmm… Pancakes… Seriously, who doesn’t like pancakes?!? The recipe serving size says eight, but Mike and I really LOVE pancakes, so I say it’s for two! Ha ha! This is one of my favorite go-to recipes for a Saturday or Sunday morning! I found this recipes on AllRecipes.com. Servings: 8 | Calories: 230 | Fat: […]