“Firsts”

Today, I cooked my first whole chicken {well two of them} and they turned out AMAZING. Today, was the first time I de-gibleting a chicken. Today, was the first time I used a meat thermometer. Today, I actually dumped a newly opened bottle of wine down the sink because it was disgusting. Today, I used…

Wow, I am sore!

  Wow, am I sore! Together with Love is an annual race that the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center hosts on the beautiful Monterey Coast. This was the second year I was able to participate and I am so glad that I was able to! This year was exceptionally beautiful! Not only was it a…

where is my fire?

Decisions. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Where is life going to take me next? I am so torn between doing something that would make my summer great and something that could possible start my career. Am I ready for my career to start? I’m not sure yet… I am driven by my desire to travel and see…

snow, sunshine & friends

I am so happy that I have a group of friends that can meet up for a weekend and we haven’t seen each other for a year or more and still, no matter where we are in our life, we can hang out, be ourselves and still have one hell of a good time. We…

Here & now 

Many people asked me what my “New Years resolution” is going to be….. “be happier” “enjoy life more” “travel more” “smile more” “this and that”…and honestly, I am happy with my life and I have done a lot this year. Wow, where have I been over this year…? I have traveled over 7 countries, 17,000…

Work.

So, I found this amazing quote that I think acutely describes me and my fellow travelers: I am currently in the “fun” part of this quote – the work phase:  I had an amazing time traveling the past month and a half!  I have found two jobs and am working my butt off! I barely…

Italien Eating

Food is one of the best ways to experience Italy and believe me – DO NOT SKIMP – eat it all. GELATO  PIZZA PASTA MANGIA – MANGIA – MANGIA MEAT DRINKS If an Italien asks if you would like wine – DO IT. If an Italien asks you if you would like expresso after a…