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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.) […]
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 […]
It’s Summer, so I figured that this would be the perfect time to share a short video that I put together showing just how awesome skiing and riding can be in Hokkaido, even despite having unseasonably warm temperatures! Enjoy!
Below is a collection of some of the curious signs and Japanglish that I’ve encountered while being here in Japan. I will continue to add new images to this collection as I discover them, so be sure to check back soon!
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, […]
The Mom’s came for a visit and we toured places like Hikone, Kyoto, Tokyo and Izu, just to name a few (…that happen to be featured in this video)… We covered a lot of ground and had a ton of fun!
Anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE chocolate! Chocolate comes in many forms, all of which I am greatly appreciative of. Today we will be talking about the cake form. This is my chocolate cake. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My chocolate cake is my best friend. It […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
This photo was not taken while we were existing a concert, but rather a Super Viva Home (similar to Home Depot). These men and women are all over the major cities in Japan, maintaining traffic order in this cramped country. They may be only directing traffic, but they wear their uniforms well, take their jobs […]