Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

I initially typed "abstinence" instead of "absence." Ugh. What fun would that be? Anyway, to the point. So, in case you can't tell, blog-world has definitely been on the back burner lately, and will continue to be so for a little while more. Cue groans of agony and despair.

In case you care, here's why:

I went to Chicago for two days earlier this week to s
ee my favorite (and only) little brother graduate from Navy Bootcamp. The flight situation was horrendous and United made my first day of traveling a living hell (4 hour direct flight turned into 11 hours of traveling, two flights and a lost opportunity to actually see the city).

Then, I ran the Disneyland Half Marathon today wi
th my younger sister. Wasn't my best, wasn't my worst, and, more importantly, it was her first half.

We're moving! We finally bought a house and now- well, I'll spare you the details about painting and packing. I did have to sit down and explain to the books that their current cardboard box houses are only temporary and that they will soon have more shelf room and, even better, a room dedicated to them (our "formal living room" will actually be a library). They took it well.

So, I will be back with my August reviews soon (and I
even managed to read four books last month), but until then make sure your heart is growing fonder. And that you're not abstinent.


  1. Hey there,
    I've been reading your blog for awhile now -- you are too funny. I love your way with words.
    Anyhow, I'm from So. Cal as well. I just graduated in june from UCI with a BA in Journalism...and I cannot find a job (anywhere). So because I cannot do science/engineering for the life of me, I've been thinking about getting my teaching credential. I was wondering where you got yours, if you had any advice or whatnot to offer :) I would love to hear it!

  2. Abstinence? Sickk!!
    I love that you'll have a library! one day.... when I'm a big kid... For now, half of my books live in storage. They cry a lot. Booo.
    Good luck with the move. I know how much it BLOWS.