Tag: Trader Joe’s

Our (bartered) wedding in pictures

Our September 1st, 2013 almost 100%-bartered wedding in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago… a day of Best Decisions, ending with the best of them all, becoming legal Best Friends. I found out a week before the wedding that I couldn’t get ready at the venue. I reached out to a guy I had met twice, for all Read more…

Why UPS Would Deliver a Drawing of Yourself to Your Door

**If you have your images turned off or are reading this in an RSS feed, you may want to head to the actual blog to see  the pretty images** UPDATE: I’ve gotten tons of inquiries about where the caricature of us below was made.  Here you go! While our ridiculous wedding wish has yet to Read more…

How a lovely relationship has closed my womb

It’s always been a given that I want to have kids.  That is, until I came into a loving, healthy, fun, stable, invigorating, hilarious relationship. My interest in and experience with tykes began for not the most noble reason — as a freshman in high school, I needed ten hours of community service to become Read more…

New Address: Saya & Boyfriend, Chicago, IL

There are two car households.  Are there two refrigerator households?  My food fills mine, and I’m just not sure there’s room for any beer and chicken fingers.  Crossing fingers Boyfriend brings his own when he moves in on Saturday. I’ve lived with guys before, but never of the romantic variety.  I have many thoughts and Read more…

Not every reference needs to be from the WSJ

I would like to steal and claim as mine a line from a well-written and fascinating article about public radio,  specifically about the show This American Life – “It’s about life the way most of us experience it, where heartbreak or lunch is as important as stock prices or distant revolutions.” That description resonates deeply Read more…

Only the best intentions

There are many things that when I start them, I have the best intentions. But somewhere along the way… Loading the silverware-holder in the dishwasher: Supposedly it’s better if you load them so that the they’re upright, less of an issue of nesting, where a spoon lies in a spoon and then doesn’t get fully Read more…

It’d be nice to refamiliarize with the term “direct deposit,” but…

These are the things I no longer know, since leaving the 9-5 world five years ago for the Land of Self-Employment: Paid vacation days Paid sick days Holiday parties 401(K) contributions [from myself or my employer] Guilt-free frivolous spending – unfortunately, I still spend frivolously, it’s just wracked with guilt Office volleyball team Health insurance Read more…