Things, October

This month has been especially quiet in blog land. And it’s actually gearing up to be a very busy month, but things with me are sort of…. wonk. The month started off with some downers on the job front. Nothing seems to be panning out. There have been many many many applications filled out with … Continue reading “Things, October”

Maris Turns 30

The milestones, they just keep coming. Of course, we all look exactly like we did 10, 15 years ago, because duh. And really all this means is that we’re now both that much wiser. Right? (Sorry for the terrible quality, I think this was for one of the joint 19th birthday celebrations ELEVEN YEARS AGO … Continue reading “Maris Turns 30”

Date Nights and Chore Wheels

Two questions have been asked of me at least a few times and I’ve sort of put off answering them because I thought the answers were boring. Except I love peering into all of the nooks and crannies of other people’s lives, so maybe I should just get over myself, hm? The first question that’s … Continue reading “Date Nights and Chore Wheels”

Weekending 35

We had a really great weekend. There was a lot of normal stuff that happened – Gabe’s dance class, a trip to Target where I finally made a LIST so as not to forget anything (except of course we got home and I was like “oh shit toothpaste, oh shit replacing that thing that broke, … Continue reading “Weekending 35”

City of Flour and Sawdust

I looked up nicknames for Minneapolis and this was the first one, coined in 1883. So shout out! The Twin Cities are the midwest hub of publishing right now, which is fascinating. One might think its Chicago, but you’d be wrong. There is quite the scene in Minneapolis/St. Paul and I got to experience a … Continue reading “City of Flour and Sawdust”

The Last Year of my 20s, Being 29

This is a yearly tradition started when I was 21. Some of those posts have been lost, but if you would like to catch up, please check out 28, 27, 26, 25, and 24 (with photos missing, unfortunately).    I look back on last year’s birthday post and see so much travel, so much activity, so … Continue reading “The Last Year of my 20s, Being 29”

First Trimester, The Second Time

Yesterday’s post was actually supposed to be about this, but then I derailed myself about other things. I’ve been starting this post in my mind for the last few weeks now. How is this time different than last time? What is it like to be pregnant with a child to care for? I was really … Continue reading “First Trimester, The Second Time”


On Friday Gabe came to my office and practiced trick or treating around at people’s desks. It was really cute and he got in the groove of taking candy and putting it nicely in his pumpkin bucket. He refused to wear the tunic part of his shark outfit, but instead he wore the hat, a … Continue reading “Weekend-ing”


Saturday I was on top of my game. We swimming lessoned, we cleaned the apartment, we went to target, AND had a date night where Kamel and I went out to a GROWN UP dinner and then to see Lena Dunham pimp her new book. Sunday I was a failure. We had birthday celebrations for … Continue reading “Weekend-ing”

Margaret & The Big 3-0

A few days ago someone said (or maybe I read it, or maybe it was even like an inspirational mug and/or greeting card) something about the things that inspire you. What inspires you? I thought about making a list. I started a list in my mind. And within the top 3 was Margaret. Margaret who … Continue reading “Margaret & The Big 3-0”