Living the life of a hitchhiker having been picked up by a car full of clowns – i find myself in a lot of crazy stories.  In fact, i would say that my life is kinda like swinging on monkey bars if the “bars” were wacko, hard-to-believe scenarios that i keep grabbing on for dear […]

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Epic Road Trip Summer 2017 is finally over and i find myself back at home, with a thousand-plus more miles on the car, some fantastic not-to-be-forgotten-in-this-lifetime memories, and one broken dog. For one of us – the furrier and more legged one – the trip was a bit less epic. Or more. Depends on how […]

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It’s 7:00 am and the alarm goes off. i bounce out of bed, eager for the day ahead. i quickly feed the dog, shower, get dressed, and throw the last few essentials into my already packed suitcase. It is 7:45 am and it’s time to hit the road! i load the dog into the car, where […]

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Is it possible for one person to actually cause natural disasters every where they go? True natural disasters – like avalanches, blizzards and sandstorms? Really really big sandstorms? Like in The Mummy? In fact, the really big sandstorm is all i can remember from that movie. That, and Brendan Fraser, who i have a love/hate […]

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Viva Las Vegas!!! i’m here in sunny San Jose International Airport waiting to fly to even sunnier Las Vegas, NV. It’s spring break and i have an entire week to party!! (And by “party”, i mean lounge by the pool, lounge in the spa, eat good food, lounge some more…i am a real party animal.) […]

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You know it’s a Happy Catastrophy-style day when it begins with a 70 year old ocean wind surfer in Santa Cruz and ends with sushi in San Francisco. Saturday morn, the Man surprises me by telling me we are taking the long way to The City tonight, (or, to translate the hip Bay Area lingo: […]

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Not many of you are aware of a little-known fact about me:  i am a certified Rescue Scuba Diver. You can stop laughing any time now. Yes, i have taken all the trainings and done all the things to become certified as a Rescue SCUBA Diver. Why, you ask? It all started with my love […]

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