Moving on Up

Our upstairs neighbors are having a party tonight.   They were really polite about it.   They even invited us to come.   But then they asked to borrow our coolers, so I’m fairly certain the invite was just a technicality.   But I digress. The problem is not the party.   And its not our neighbors.   Its that its a Monday.   And at the risk of sounding like an old fart, they’re being loud.   And its a Monday. The real, underlying problem here is that I’m…

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BE MY FRIEND!!

A few weeks ago Chris and I had dinner with my boss and his wife.  They took us to their favorite restaurant on the coast.  It was beautiful, relaxed, and had really, really great food.  But the most impressive part of the dinner was that my boss and his wife knew the entire staff by name and they all know them.  The owner of the restaurant even came out, hand selected our bottle of wine, and spent a few minutes chatting about their daughter’s upcoming wedding.   I think its…

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He Graduated!

After 3 years of grad school, I am so proud to say that Chris has finally graduated from the Yale School of Drama! WOO HOO!!! I have ever been more proud of anyone in my entire life. And to make this time even more special for him so many special people showed up to support him throughout the weekend. Other than my own wedding day, I have never felt so much love in one place before. Family and friends really went above and beyond to rain down love on both…

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Disney World and the Ivy League

This weekend is Yale’s Commencement weekend.  Aside from weddings, Chris, and s’mores, graduations are just about my most favorite thing in the world.  I love them.  All those people there to celebrate the hard work that people have put into their degrees – just makes me happy inside.  And it makes me cry.  I’m a crier at graduations.  I’ll cry even if I don’t know anyone whose graduating.  I once cried at a televised graduation ceremony for some college out in Arizona (it was on Oprah).  They just make me…

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Landlords

Maybe its because we’re so close to owning our own home. Maybe its because I’m home dying from a cold. Maybe its because I don’t want to clean my house. For whatever reason, I have decided today, actually about 5 minutes ago, that I do not like my landlords. Sure, they’re nice enough. But they just barge into our house at any given time. And lately they have been bringing their entire families – including a month old infant, a 2 year old, a grandmother, and their dog. They sometimes…

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The 5-Year-Old Philosophy

This weekend Chris and I went to a park with some friends and our dogs. We figured there was nothing a little sunshine and frisbee couldn’t solve. We ended up climbing trees. Like 5-year-olds. And you know what? It was awesome! I suggest if you have any stress or anxiety in your life you take 5 minutes out of your day and climb a tree. I guarantee you that you cannot climb a tree as a grown adult and not crack a smile.

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Spring Has Sprung!

It is officially Spring. Sam Adam’s Summer Ale is out! Now I’m not a big beer drinker (I’m actually not a big drinker period), but I do love a good cold Summer Ale, and I wait all year to enjoy it. I came home from work and lo’ and behold, Chris had brought a case home. Spring has officially sprung! Days like today are the reason that I love living in New England. It was 65 degrees, crystal clear blue skies, no wind, no humidity. Just perfect. It was the…

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It’s Almost That Time…

Last night Chris and I had a few friends over for Game Night. Traditionally, I have always been against any kind of “couples themed” get-togethers. While I love my husband, I hate it when people lump us together just because we are married. Invite us over because you like us, not because we’re a matching set. We do have lots of friends that are married or living together, but I’d say we have just as many friends who are single and fantastic and when we have people over or we…

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