Anyplace Glamorous : Walking in New York, Thai Grill and Sushi

So I admit, New York actually is glamorous. The Anyplace Glamorous category was invented for places that have “found” glamour. Or maybe created. But I’m going to let this one through for some reason, just a walk in the dark that wouldn’t make it to the front of the queue if I was making real…

PlayDiary: Loosely, on MMOs and My Disconnection

I have trouble feeling connected to things. In individual instances I want to blame the things I can’t connect to, but history shows me that it’s probably me. A couple of weeks ago I finished up my work travel “season”, which had culminated in the month of August having maybe six days during which I…

Texas Hill Country With Dogs

When: Thanksgiving weekend, 2013. Who: Me, Thom, Meeka the eight year old dachshund, Echo the Malamute/pit bull (in her prime), Vega the giant Doberman puppy. Where we stayed: “Peace of Heaven” cabins, Vanderpool, TX – no TV, no signal on Verizon. Slow Wi-Fi available. – equipped with cooking utensils, more beds than necessary, and an…

What I Brought to Pax Prime – Makeup Bag

I have now decided to grace my blog with my presence to bring you another long-promised (though maybe not awaited) packing for Pax video. This is everything in my meant-to-be-minimalist makeup (and hair product, and etc.) bag. In the end I think I could have pared it down a little, but I didn’t ever seriously…

Pax Prime Travel- Airport Looks, Day and Night

I’m currently in Seattle for Pax Prime. I haven’t actually seen any Seattle yet, as I’m still in the airport. My flight came in last night, and I slept here. I feel remarkably better than expected today, due to a combination of finding a flat bench to sleep on and taking the time to clean…

Forgetting; Seeing

Its funny how little you can see of home until you leave it. I didn’t know that the sky was gray and heavy with 3D sculpted clouds. I didn’t know that the grass in spring was so tangibly green,  that horses would squeeze drops from it as they chewed. I didn’t know that it was…

Random Story Time – Island Pilots

Once after finishing a modeling gig, I had to fly out of St. Thomas on a small plane. That sounds a bit glamorous and spectacular, but really, I was a girl who most days played a waitress, and I’d just made a couple of grand in a week, and I knew I wouldn’t be able…

Liebsterfest.

As I mentioned previously, I have been nominated for a Liebster Award by Kelley from Another Novel Read. This is my first blog award ever, so I don’t even care if she nominated me mostly because we have similar taste in hair and a constitution that even Wowriot can’t kill. 🙂 Now, there is no…

Book Haul – Half Price Books and a Theme of Places

Passionate Nomad The Life of Freya Stark by Jane Fletcher Geniesse This one came from the big Half Price on Northwest Highway (Dallas).  I can’t say that I know much about Freya Stark, but the cover attracted me. She was an adventurer and writer who traveled the middle east in the late ’20s and ’30s….

Anyplace Glamorous – Miami, Oklahoma

At the end of the summer, I decided to break up a long solo drive by going on vacation. I was driving from Dallas, TX to Effingham, IL and back, alone, in a weekend (its about 11-12 hours). I had taken the Oklahoma route because I didn’t think I could stand the Arkansas route again….