Chicago

I often consider Chicago my second hometown. I’ve never lived there personally, but both my parents are from the South Side (yes, really) and much of my extended family lived in the area when I was a child. The first time I remember visiting downtown, I asked my dad how big the city was. His […]

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The House on the Rock

After a few very crazy weeks – bacheloretting around Chicago, two wedding weekends, a Hamilton history lesson, and just soaking up as much Wisconsin as possible – I’m returning to my regularly scheduled blogging. Or at least I hope so. I’m currently still in Wisconsin – I have one more event to attend this weekend […]

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My First Packer Game

Although I spent 23 years living in Wisconsin, yesterday was my first-ever Green Bay Packer football game. I know some people have been wondering why it took so long for me to partake in one of our state’s great traditions. I have several reasons. For one, my parents are from Chicago, and though my dad […]

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Door County, Wisconsin

Before yesterday, I’d only been to Door County once. I was 19, my boyfriend of a few months was about to leave for a study abroad in Russia (spoiler, I married him), and we were only there for a few hours. I don’t remember it very well, but we do have these ridiculous pictures to […]

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Wisconsin State Fair

Yesterday was our first full day back in the U.S., and our first full day back in Wisconsin since Christmastime 2017. It also happened to be the first day of the Wisconsin State Fair, so naturally, we had to go. I have fond memories of the fair from my childhood. My brother and I insisting […]

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Denver

I feel like this post is pretty unnecessary. It’s basically going to be me telling you how awesome Denver is, not that you needed another millennial doing so. But I love Denver and want to talk about it, so here we are. The last time I was in Denver was 2009, and when I told […]

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Friends Like These

Over the years I’ve come to realize the following about myself: I’d rather have a few good friends, than a ton of so-so friends. In this transient lifestyle, it means more to me to be able to stay connected to people who genuinely know me than to try to have to explain myself to new […]

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Two Weeks of Eating in America

I’m back! I took last week off – sort of intentionally, sort of unintentionally – because I spent the previous two weeks in Denver for my Annual Meeting and then a besties reunion. I did manage to blog a bit while I was working at the conference, but when my friends were in town I […]

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Throwback Thursday: Orlando

Today is the first day in the history of me working my Annual Meeting that I didn’t have a late night. I’m celebrating by writing this blog about the time I left for the meeting a week early and Sean and I went on our “Dushanbe Moon” trip to Orlando to act like children before […]

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Bad Methods for Coping with Stress

We’ve done it. We’ve managed to create the perfect storm of stress. In the next 30-ish days the following things are happening: the ACHA Annual Meeting, Sean goes TDY, vet appointments including dental surgery for one tiny cat, a trip to Costa Rica (which is meant to be relaxing but I’m not so sure it […]

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