Paris Prattle

And now, the last stop on our trip… March 9, 2012 Midnight Paris Time Final thoughts, final words on a trip that has been amazing, marvelous, spectacular and a host of other things. Arriving in Paris last night proved even more of a language barrier than Rome. I had a tough time trying to figure Read More …

Rome Ramble

When last we left our intrepid world traveler, he was on his way from Barcelona to Rome. The journey continues… March 7, 2012 10:45PM Rome Time So, my wild time in Roma is almost done. I arrived around 5:30 last night and made it to my hotel room, the Beehive, by 6:00. It was too Read More …

Barcelona Babble

It’s been a while since I posted, and I am going to try to make the hiatuses (hiaiti?) less frequent. I promised I would blog about my European trip, so, without further ado, here are the journal entries I wrote during my trip. First stop – Barcelona! March 2, 2012 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time Read More …

Fear Knot

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJfatpypaXY] It’s been about a week since I’ve returned from Europe, and I’ve got lots to talk about. But before I get into that, there’s another subject I wanted to discuss – fear. It’s hard for me to admit this, but I’ve spent most of my life afraid. When I was younger, I was afraid Read More …

Freaky Friday!

Today has been a surreal day, and it’s only just begun. I was driving down I-4 this morning, making good time, when suddenly traffic came to a complete stop. There was a woman in an SUV who had obviously entered the exit ramp, because her car was facing traffic. Everyone waited while she pulled a Read More …

JOOTB! Now Caffeine-Free!

As my title states, I am indeed caffeine-free. My addiction to caffeine was one thing I intended to address eventually, as an out-of-the-box experience, but I’ve hesitated doing this because if I go longer than a day without caffeine, I get awful headaches. Sometimes, though, these decisions are made for us. On Sunday, January 29th, Read More …

Health, Wealth, and Happiness

This week has been off to a good start for out-of-the-box living. I have three new experiences, and the week isn’t even half-done! Health On Monday, I got myself a personal trainer. This is something else I’ve never done before. I’ve joined gyms before, and I’ve tried Weight Watchers, but the problem I have is Read More …

Happy New Year!!

So, here we are at the end of another year and the beginning of a new one. A blank canvas to start fresh on. But before moving forward, it never hurts to look back to where you’ve been. 2011 was a year of ups and downs, happiness and sadness, triumphs and tribulations. (but isn’t every Read More …