21 Dec 2014

4 Reasons to Love Detroit (Yes, I said LOVE. And, no, I’m not kidding.)

You guys, I went to Detroit last weekend, and I LOOOOVVVEEED it.

I’m sure you weren’t expecting me to say that.

Heck, I wasn’t expecting me to say that.

The truth is that Detroit and I haven’t always been besties.

The only other time I’d been to Detroit was about six years ago. I […]

12 Dec 2014

Random Stuff List

1. Last weekend, I took a whirlwind trip to Dayton, Ohio, to help reunite a Japanese friend with her high school English teacher who lives there.

This guy was AMAZING. He’s 73 years old and could still remember the names of all my friend’s classmates, the clubs she was in and the article she […]

5 Dec 2014

Mitten List: Ride the North Pole Express

I always thought I had a pretty good handle on what the North Pole might be like.

I mean, I wouldn’t consider myself an expert by any means. But I thought I knew a thing or two.

After all, I’ve seen Elf approximately five billion-jillion times. (And I will continue to watch it five […]

28 Nov 2014

Random Stuff (I’m Thankful For) List

Happy belated Thanksgiving to all my American friends!

And happy belated Thursday to everyone else!

Since I’m traveling for the rest of the holiday weekend, I decided to spend Thanksgiving at home with my cat. Which I know sounds sad and lonely, but it really wasn’t. It was actually quite lovely.

I made pie in […]

23 Nov 2014

My Winter Bucket List

This post may seem a bit premature to all you folks living in parts of the world that don’t happen to be Michigan.

Or, umm, Buffalo. (Insert “Holy cannoli, Buffalo, seven feet of snow??? Way to go crazy without me” emoji here.)

You’re probably like, “Wait? What? Winter? Why are you talking about winter […]