Birthday Weekend: Bellini, Beer, Basketball, And Ballin’!!!!

So yesterday was my 35th birthday, and the hubby and I made one hell of a weekend out of it. After all, I'm officially old enough to run for President now! That's not just any ordinary birthday! To start off the festivities, we went to Bellini Fine Italian Cuisine for dinner on Saturday. It's a… Continue reading Birthday Weekend: Bellini, Beer, Basketball, And Ballin’!!!!

Vacation In Ohio!

Here I am in my home state of Ohio! It's just as cold and gray as I remember, and I still love it. People are simpler here; they're not as pretentious as the wealthy suburbanites in Cary who all buy the same cookie cutter house for $400k and drive the same $80k luxury SUV in… Continue reading Vacation In Ohio!

Guess What Doesn’t Mix Well With Liquor? Old Age.

When I was in college, I had an amazing talent. I could drink a half a bottle of vodka in an evening and then go do manual labor at the plastic factory at 7 am the next day feeling fine. That was well over a decade ago, and I'm amazed when I think back on… Continue reading Guess What Doesn’t Mix Well With Liquor? Old Age.

Food Delivery: It’s Not Just For College Kids Anymore

If you read my blog regularly, you already know that I prefer to work an entire pile of 10-99 contract jobs rather than being stuck in one soul-sucking corporate 9-5. Unfortunately, contract work can be fickle and sometimes contracts fall through at inopportune times, making me regroup and find another revenue stream quickly. This happened… Continue reading Food Delivery: It’s Not Just For College Kids Anymore

My 9/11 Story: How A Terrorist Attack Established Me As An Adult And An Atheist

September 11, 2001 was a pivotal day for many Americans, including myself. I was 17 years old and a senior in high school, which is really weird for me now because my current husband was only 13 years old and in middle school. Of course we hadn’t even met and lived in different states, but… Continue reading My 9/11 Story: How A Terrorist Attack Established Me As An Adult And An Atheist

NC State Sports, Marriage, And Me

I was born and raised in NE Ohio but I moved to North Carolina about 5 1/2 years ago in search of two things that the Cleveland area is always short on: sunshine and jobs. I found both, and I also happened to find my husband here, so I stayed. North Carolina is big on… Continue reading NC State Sports, Marriage, And Me

FAFSA: Making Up Excuses To Deny Student Aid Since 1965

I’m about to age myself here, but it’s been exactly 16 years since I graduated from high school and began taking classes at Kent State University (yes, THE Kent State University...famous for the 1970 National Guard shootings). I know, I look just a bit younger than 34, right? Not to brag, but I’ve been carded… Continue reading FAFSA: Making Up Excuses To Deny Student Aid Since 1965