Posted on December 18, 2015
STAR WARS! Nothing but Star Wars!: I just need to (spoiler free) gush about Star Wars El Despertar de la Fuerza
This was me last week…
And this was me today… Read More
Updated on January 3, 2016
Last time I got a fun and funky for the White Elephant gift guide. But what if you’re trying to please a larger crowd? This year I had to buy gifts for my very first Yankee Gift Swap. Unlike White Elephant gift exchanges, these gifts should actually be good and useful, you know… things people really want, things people will fight over!
I used a couple of the ideas in this post, but here are things that are sure to become the most popular item at your Yankee Swap or family gift exchange… Read More
Updated on December 29, 2015
Seeing as how I never thought I’d travel to Bogota, when the tickets were booked for a trip in December, my huge question was: what do I pack? Fortunately, we have friends living and working in Columbia (shout out to Narcos on Netflix!). So we reached out to them to get some tips on what to pack for a trip to Bogota.
Here are the super-helpful tips from our friend Shelly, who’s lived there for a while, which really helped me figured out what to pack for Bogota…
What to wear while in Bogota:
Okay, so safety is important. We have heard and been close to people that have had their phones, money, and/or jewelry taken right off of them. BUT don’t be scared you can avoid this by making a few small changes… Read More
Posted on December 5, 2015
Just a quick “hola” from a Crepes & Waffles in Bogotá, Colombia before the battery dies on my laptop…
I’m writing this in mother fucking Bogotá . After waking up in mother fucking Bogotá with the man that I love. After a night of wandering around eating and drinking in mother fucking Bogotá, with the man that I love, and our actual friends who live in mother fucking Bogo-fucking-tá.
This is my life. This is all happening. This is real. I wake up every morning literally thinking, “holy crap. I’m in mother fucking Bogotá.”
I have no idea how I got so lucky. But I’m so damn thankful for it. I might be annoying Mike with how much I’m thanking him for this experience. But I still feel like I should be thanking him more.
This whole trip has been unbelievable so far…
From my first glimpse of the city lights, nestled snugly between darkened mountains, I felt a moment of shock. The entire month building up to this trip was so fraught with talk of cancelations, that I never really let myself believe that I’d be here. But, once the very real flight started making it’s decent into the very real city of Bogota, I couldn’t deny it any longer. I — WE — had made it.
Wandering around the city, one hand clutching my purse and the other being held by Mike, I can’t help but risk face-planting into the uneven sidewalks (that are littered with gaping holes and missing bricks) as I glance wildly around. I feel like I’m trying to actively take all in, just in case the experience (like my purse) could be snatched away from me at any moment.
And yet, every morning I wake up, and I’m still here. And so is Mike. And every morning I say “gracias.” And every day the city responds “con gusto.”
Updated on January 3, 2016
It’s that time again: Time to stress about gift-giving! As I was shopping for the people on my list, I kept seeing gifts that were SO AWESOME, but so not exactly right for my shopping needs. So maybe these unique gifts will help you win the holidays this year, or at least make a killing as white elephant gifts… Read More
Updated on November 24, 2015
Knowing that waffles are my favorite thing, my boyfriend Mike got me this waffle iron (surprisingly, not this waffle iron) as a present for our six month anniversary. We have since made waffles, and they were good.
Then we wondered, what other things can we make on a waffle iron?
In our quest to become the world’s foremost waffle iron chefs (okay, I might be overstating things a bit) we have started scheming up waffle iron recipe plans. And this morning we executed our first masterpiece…
The Waffled Egg Melt (aka. the “diet waffled egg melt”) (warning: this is not diet in any way)…