Two truths and a lie

Two of these stories actually happened; one happened only in my head. *     *     * One. Up front: I keep this household under control. None of that status-quo-society’s-expectations-of-who-we-should-be crap. I don’t “have to” do the dishes. I can come home late from…

There is a mountain high enough

If you were going to *start* hiking mountains, which mountain would you choose for your first adventure? A. Mt. Eden (Auckland, New Zealand)- 643 feet B. Mt. Rainier (Seattle, Washington, USA) – 14,411 feet C. Mt. Kilimanjaro (Arusha, Tanzania) — 19,341 feet The correct answer…

(Surprise from Ben) Starting a social media sing-along

Day 28 of #Janblogaday: Surprise! I’ve swapped blogs for the day with Ben Teee-ohh. Find my post “The time I almost married Marky Mark” over at HelloBenTeoh.com.au. And to Ben: Mi blog su blog.  So there I was, in the middle of the busiest shopping mall…

A hug-free, dent-free left-hand side of the road

Writing for day 15 of #Janblogaday: Transportation… and transportation means cars, cars mean driving, driving means rules of the road, the rules mean ‘stay to the right’, and in New Zealand, that means ‘stay to the left’. You don’t really ‘learn’ to drive on the…

Embarrassing stories: Lindsey – 1, Dad – 4

SIXXXXXX… it’s day six. Six consecutive days of blogging in a row… PEOPLE, THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED!!! Okay, getting on with it… Day 6 of January blog a day: Embarrassment. So in grade school I had these GAP overalls. (You didn’t wear in GAP in…

Fear not, even if I am a little crazy

Hello, day 5 of January blog a day. Today’s topic: Biggest fear. When I first started work in New Zealand, I wanted to impress my new team mates so I did the American thing — I had lots of meetings where I volunteered my expertise,…

Day 2: Two… things you should never say to your partner

Day two of January blog a day: Two… things you should never say to your partner. While there are many things that would probably be good to steer clear from conversation with your partner — “honey, have you gained weight” and “you’re starting to bald”…