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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Operation: Replant Grass

So it’s May. I’m not sure how that happened exactly, but here we are. We are now approximately two months out from leaving for Georgia, so it’s crunch time when it comes to life in America. That includes getting the house ready to rent. Our yard had a tough winter. First it was buried in […]

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“Surprise!” I’m Anemic

Last week Friday I went in for my pre-PCS physical. Now, I’m a fairly healthy adult human. I exercise regularly, eat relatively healthy, don’t smoke, don’t drink in excess – I’m boring – so I was feel pretty confident in my ability to pass my various blood tests with flying colors. I even joked with […]

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Vacation Deficit Disorder

It has been 464 days since our last vacation. For anyone who doesn’t want to do the math, that’s January 1, 2017, when we returned to Dushanbe after three weeks in New Zealand. That’s a long time for someone who loves to travel. I can feel the wanderlust creeping into the core of my being. […]

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Resolutions: Update

Uh, is it just me, or is 2018 FLYING?! How exactly is it already April? I’d like a full report on this please, ASAP. I think it feels like the year is flying because we have so much happening in June. Not to mention that our 14-15 months in the U.S. suddenly became 11 when […]

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Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning

Yes, you read that title correctly. To celebrate the end of winter and the start of spring in Maryland, Annapolitans roast oysters and burn socks, like any normal, well-educated society would do. Thankfully, the fire used to burn those undesired foot shackles is not the same one used to roast oysters. Don’t be silly. The […]

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