Category Archives: travel

travel anywhere that is not home.

Skip the Hippie built a boat inside of a house

Skip the Hippie used to live in this house. It’s on a property on the west side of Lantz Mountain in Virginia that is owned by some people who live in California.  Skip built a sailboat inside of the house. … Continue reading

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Oh, whoops.  I forgot about blogging.  I’m not dead or anything, I’ve just been very boring.  Apparently, the entire series of Roseanne being on Netflix Instant isn’t good for my recreational internet time and/or thoughtful introspection.  Also, general business and … Continue reading

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update from vacation

A jellyfish tried to eat me from the foot up this morning.  I punched it in the face and then ran away.  You can see on my foot the trajectory the tentacles took before the jelly ultimately just sat its … Continue reading

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for whatever reason

Last year and this year, late-March and April weekends have been packed with travel.  It’s exciting and fun, but also exhausting and frazzling.  And so it goes.  I like to relax and have down time, but that’s pretty much all … Continue reading

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Christmas was a success overall.  Despite the completely failed yo-yo experiment, gift-giving and -receiving was positive, fruitful and fun.  General festivities and family time were high-spirited and hilarious.  I laughed a lot, to the point of tears and almost spitting … Continue reading

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What’s up, posting delays?  I’ve been trying to be on the internet less outside of work.  I guess it’s working.  I finished the baby blanket I was knitting right on time for Becky’s baby shower.  Phew!  I was kind of … Continue reading

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This past long weekend my parents, brother and I hung out in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia.  The parents had been there since Monday and Erich since Thursday, but I drove the 6 hours there on Friday morning.  … Continue reading

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things that make summer

I love summer.  My first couple of days of the summer have been a little bumpy, but overall things feel good and I’ve been in the water and in the sun frequently, when it’s not raining, and so hopefully this … Continue reading

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thumbs up

Virginia offered us a really busy and fun weekend.  Now that I’m home, though, all I care about is the new Basement Jaxx album coming out in a couple weeks. Parental warning:  Boobies. Seriously though, it was an awesome weekend.  … Continue reading

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I was going to make a small youtube mix tape for you, but literally none of the songs I wanted to put on it had videos on youtube (other than live versions from people’s crappy digital cameras and that’s just … Continue reading

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