Random post Friday #1

Fridays after a long week are for incoherent thoughts and rambling, yes? Yes.

Just call me Khaleesi
Just call me Khaleesi

So here are some things on my mind this week! Try not to get TOO excited about being immersed in the minutiae of my life, ok?

  • I’m heading to one of my favorite places for the weekend! I’m driving to Virginia beach after work today for my good friends bridal shower. Said friend actually helped me come up with the name of this blog and has a blog of her own. Check it out here and bug her to give us more posts.
  • I have been home from Greece for a whole week now and I still feel jet lagged. Not to sound like a major asshole, complaining about getting home from a two week international vacation or anything, but DEAR GOD. SO TIRED.
  • Workouts have been fun this week (not). My runs have been pretty sluggish. I have this pesky half marathon coming up that is making me a little nervous about my current performance.
  • On a related note, training for a half marathon always makes me realize how much I prefer circuits and strength training. I’m on the lookout for a good plan to follow after the half. Has anyone done an amazing, life changing program recently that they’d like to share?
  • I made BROWN BUTTER tonight for the first time and it was everything I thought it would be. I made it as part of this recipe (which was fantastic, highly recommend) and I was really surprised at the difference in flavor. I also added crumbled spicy sausage (obv).

That’s all I got this week!  Enjoy the rainy dreary (at least in Wilmington) weekend.

Obligatory First Post

Is there anything worse/more awkward than a first blog post?

Awkward hello_Austin Powers


Yikes.  I didn’t think so.

One of my favorite guilty pleasures is to dig deep in the archives of my favorite blogs and read their first post(s).  I love seeing the “big” bloggers that I love to read as little baby bloggers, awkward and unsure of themselves.  I love the basic layouts, the sometimes terrible pictures. I love the basic writing, the excited, yet timid declarations of what the blog will be.  I think part of what fascinates me so much is watching someone take a big, scary (at least to an extreme introvert like yours truly) step and introduce themselves to the world.


I’ve toyed with the idea of blogging for years (and cringe to think what those blogs would look like if I had run with my past ideas).  The big push that caused me to finally start is traveling.  I’ve been on a couple of big (for me) trips recently and am REALLY jazzed about the thought of having every aspect, down to the minute detail, documented for future-me to read back on.  Will it be interesting to the general public?  Probably not (definitely not),  but I’m sure me and maybe like, two other people will be glad it’s out there!

So who am I?  I am a 28 year old married lady living in Wilmington, North Carolina.  My husband and I have been married for two years now, dating for almost 10 (whaaat?!).  I grew up a Navy brat and am not really from any one place in particular, but I consider West Virginia (Parkersburg and Morgantown) and Virginia Beach to be places near and dear to my (cold black) heart.

My biggest hobbies are traveling (when I can afford it) and working out/eating healthy (when I’m not on the couch watching Netflix).  I am not an expert in ANY of these areas, which honestly kept me from starting a blog for a long, long time.  But I’m coming to realize that my favorite blogs aren’t always the expert ones.  I love to see how people work these things into everyday life with full-time jobs.  So I decided to write what I like to read, and maybe, someday, someone other than my sister-in-law and mom will like it too!

Nick and I in Venice! Trip recap to come.