Nim's random assortment of "huh."


I’ve gotten asked this a lot lately, and rightly so. I  figuratively fell of the face of the planet.

Basically, 2013 had some good times (below), but over all it kinda sucked. Everything stopped at the end of 2012 when my mom’s house burned down. Since then, it’s been just about figuring that out, dealing with it outside and in, and then trying to pick back up where I left off. Turns out my strategy for dealing with things is to run away, aka travel.

So here’s a summary of really long post with the notable ridiculous points:


My birthday 2012 and also a bachelorette party with fun friends. Loved this.


Then mom’s house burned down end of October, which pretty much began my planetary falloff.


We went to New England for Christmas.


Then Quebec at the end of January for more snowboarding. I was clearly not intending to spend too much time at home dealing with my shit.


Went to Michigan to hang out (and oh yeah, snowboard again) with my nieces.


Occasionally I went to my mom’s. This is my friend Mike, and a chicken. Mike went and helped at my mom’s more than I did. Coping strategies. I has dem.

Finally classes ended and I got back to important things, like watching Doctor Who.



I surprised MBF with a trip to Seattle for his birthday


Visited my god daughter for my birthday 2013 and her school’s parents’ weekend, getting myself these sweet earrings in the process.


Somehow I got free tickets to SXSW Eco, and learned a few things for mom’s house, should she wish.

And that’s the year right there.

Once I got a calendar year away from the house, I tried to cram even more trips in, aiming to hike a really big trail before I get too old.

Oh, and at some point back in October, I stopped using Facebook. I couldn’t stand the negativity. It’s cost me a lot of social awareness, but I’m remembering how to actually make plans and hang out with my friends. Now I’m resurfacing. Back in town. Back to volunteering. Back to… gosh, I hope a more settled time and reality.

So yeah. That’s where I’ve been.

So, where have you been?? I’ve gotten asked this a lot lately, and rightly so. I  figuratively fell of the face of the planet…
Mar 9

Pigs on parade

Pigs on parade

And here is my god-daughter’s back yard farm “ham cam”: pigs 24-7! This is hilarious to me for so many reasons.

That’ll do.

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How to ship an inhaler

Yeah, it’s worth a how-to. It was that complicated… until it wasn’t.

Ok, here’s the bottom line: I used FedEx overnight (air) for US-domestic, shipped an inhaler with about 120 puffs, and had to write exactly this on the package, which I marked as NOT…

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Week in Food: 9/09 Menu



Monday: stovetop buffalo chicken shells & cheese

Tuesday: mushroom bourgignon (over mashed potatoes bc potato)

Wednesday: lemony chicken & orzo soup

Thursday: leftovers/snacks/my feelings probably

Friday: shrug

Want to try the lemon and orzo soup.

That’s probably what I’ll have Thursday, too.


Watch it until the end.

Wait wait wait. Isn’t that Jon Lajoie tending bar??  4:34



Tom and I are taking turns sleeping and watching the kids today since we’re both sick. He let me sleep until 8:30, and now I’m on kid duty while he naps. I’m trying to keep them quiet and entertained without resorting to the television so I just whipped up a huge batch of homemade play dough. I made five different colors and the girls are happily rolling them out and using cookie cutters to create shapes.

She used the phrase “whipped up a huge batch of homemade play dough,” without batting an eye. I love her. She is a goddess.

"I want one with a pretty unicorn and with pretty sparkly rainbows all over it."

Me too!

- Mia, when asked what color yoga mat she wants. (via 3in4)

Jan 3
Final week of 2011: I ditch or I do

Final week of 2011: I ditch or I do

Pre-pre-Christmas week: I ditch or I do

Pre-pre-Christmas week: I ditch or I do

Why I want a simpler life

Why I want a simpler life