Happy February!

February is thought of as a month to appreciate love and loved ones. In celebration of that theme, I am posting the video of the Free Hugs Campaign event that I was a part of back in June 2012. The campaign reaches out to others under the premise that,  “Sometimes, Continue Reading →

Rain & Relaxation >> Sunday Sense

Let the rain kiss you Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops Let the rain sing you a lullaby   ~~Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967)  American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. It is a rainy, gray Sunday in Connecticut. Normally, I’m Continue Reading →

Top Ten Things I Survived in 2011

Pretty soon we will be ushering in the New Year. Cue the annual traditions of Top Ten Lists, New Year’s Resolution creating, and get ready for a year of highly irritating “The World is Ending” humor. Before 2012 comes along, I wanted to remember 2011. It was a year where Continue Reading →

Of wet logs, old mail, and s’mores

Yesterday, ended up being a great end of the week and it nearly completed my personal symbolism of what makes summer. I already got grilled burgers (more please) and hot dogs (which I only eat once or twice during the summer). I already went hiking. I already almost offed myself Continue Reading →

Borrón y Cuenta Neuva >> Spanish Friday

 ¡Hasta el próximo viernes! (Siéntesen libre de comentar sobre las correcciones en los comentarios. He añadido una traducción al final del post.) A Clean Slate >> Spanish Friday I have been taking advantage of having a clean slate by doing a lot of nothing. I don’t have a car. I have a new apartment. Connecticut has actually changed enough while I’ve been gone that it is sometimes unfamiliar. Then again, saying that I’ve been doing nothing is not accurate, either. I Continue Reading →

Hiking >> Things I Like

It’s been a while since I wrote a “Things I Like” post. Having just gotten back to Connecticut, I got to do one of the things I like to do a lot during the summer: Hiking. Recently, I got to go hiking around the West Hartford reservoir and Sleeping Giant Continue Reading →

Moving Back Home: Hail Storms, shared spaces, and more

It might be the best/worst/most regrettable/most financially necessary decision I have ever made – I have moved back into my parents’ home. Moving proved to be an adventure in itself as I faced tornado-spawning thunderstorm that rained hail down on the moving truck as I drove up I-81 in Pennsylvania Continue Reading →

Good & Bad News in CT- Layoffs to Railways

So, I woke up this morning after a much-needed extra 2 hours of sleep to good and bad news going on in CT. Mind you, I’ll be moving back there soon and was hoping to eventually get a job there. That whole “need money to buy stuff” thing that I Continue Reading →

Things I Like: Fat Grip

This “Things I Like” post is on a band I like: Fat Grip. Fat Grip is a Connecticut-based band that were nominees of the Hartford Advocates “Best New Group” of 2009. They wrote/recorded the theme song for the WCCC 106.9  “Picozzi, Klonk & Holden Show.” Within the past year, they Continue Reading →

My Summer Vacation in Pictures

Since Labor Day effectively represents the end of my summer vacation I’ve decided to put up a post that depicts my summer vacation as a photo board. If it is true that a picture is worth a thousand words, you should be able to glean more from the photos than Continue Reading →