Sleep Is Important

After several rather long days, I found myself excited by the thought of pouring myself into bed on Thursday night. I went through my typical routine – brushing my teeth and whatnot – prior to actually sliding between the sheets into blissful oblivion. While normally I only require about 30 seconds before sleep takes me,…

An Apple A Day

I have a confession to make. A confession that is well overdue, and going on 4 years in the making. At the strapping young age of 38, I am without a family doctor. I’ll give you a moment to pick yourselves up off of the floor. For years this was never a problem. I moved…

19 Again

For those who follow my Twitter account1, you’re likely already aware of the fact that I had a bit of an incident at the liquor store yesterday. Nothing crazy of course – I made no scene, there was no need for security to be called. Regardless, something happened; something that was a mix of amazing and surreal and ridiculous…

My Life Is Weird And Wonderful

Just when you think life couldn’t get any more interesting and bizarre, someone asks you to be a model. You know, if someone told me years ago that at some point in my life I’d be walking a runway, strutting my stuff, being all that and a bag of chips, I would have assumed they were…

Excelling In Slackitudity

Happy Easter all y’all. So apparently I’ve been slacking in so many ways. To start, let me begin by apologizing for not having written anything in so very long. I could use the excuse that I’ve been swamped with a million different things, which is true, but that never seemed to stop me from writing…

Natasha The Spider

Remember just over a week ago when I met Natasha? And then remember how I held Natasha like we were age-old friends? And remember how I promised there’d be video? Well, dear readers, I am happy to say that a video is ready for your entertainment. I think the video gives you a general sense…

Today Is The Day

Holy hell. Today is the day. Today I am going to willingly allow a spider to crawl on me. Let me write that again because it still seems surreal. I am going to willingly allow a spider to crawl on me. A real, living, breathing, man-eating spider. Crawling. On me. Me! GAH. Clearly this may be…

So I’m Not Sleeping Tonight

Disclaimer: Dr. Beth – Don’t read this post. Gah. Just gah. Gaaaaaaaaaaah. So this evening I received a tweet from a good friend who apparently wants me to suffer horrible horrible nightmares filled with eight legged monsters (ELMs) who are evil and live only to plot my untimely demise. Have I mentioned I’m arachnophobic1? Anyway,…

My Downward Spiral Into Cookie Madness

I’ve spent the better part of my day number crunching, drafting a report, thinking about a grant, and eating. Eating a lot it seems (well, a lot for me). Okay, maybe it’s not so much that I’ve eaten a lot, maybe it’s just that I seem to have eaten nothing better than the empty Calories…

Bad-Ass

It’s hard to believe but it has been roughly 2 years since I last set foot in Hawaii. Given my recent bout of wanderlust, you’ll understand that this has been preoccupying my mind of late. Yesterday, January 22nd, would have been the two year anniversary of the day that my face was introduced to the…

Not Even A Travel Disaster Is Keeping Me From Goofy

After the most ridiculous travel “adventure” I have landed in Orlando. It’s warm and the fresh air feels amazing. I have to give a big shout out to Mark and Jeff for patiently waiting for me at the Orlando airport while my flight was delayed and delayed and delayed some more. It started with a…

Sometimes Not Running Is Harder Than Running

Despite knowing that my last long run before the big race this coming weekend was due to an epic eating failure on my part, and knowing full well that I need to take the next 5 days to rest my legs, I spent the bulk of the day annoyed with myself for being so stupid…

And The Golden Moustache Award Goes To…

And just like that the contest is over. We can all wake tomorrow knowing that most of the moustaches we see today will be replaced by freshly shaven faces. This may or may not be a good thing, depending on the individual sporting said ‘stache and your own personal facial hair preferences. Anyway, after some…

Time To Choose

Holy hell it’s already the 29th. That means we have one day remaining in Movember – the month where those who have the follicular ability sprout whiskers of awesomeness in support of men’s cancer research. Since I am what one might call follicularly challenged, I have once again opted to support my Mo-bros by holding…

I Am So Smart, SMRT

Every now and then I have a moment where I’m on. You know those moments. We all have them. We’re in a situation where we need to know something quickly, and for whatever reason – sufficient sleep, hard work, solid nutrition, hydration, planets aligning with stars, ascending moons, green clovers, blue diamonds, purple horseshoes, whatever…