Merit Badges

Merit Badges

2021 was not my best year ever. But I ended it better than it started… and slowly my playfulness is returning. I decided that if life was going to be this challenging and require this much work, I should at least have something to show for it. So I started earning Adulthood Merit Badges. I…

Beginnings

Happy New Year! Yes, I realize that it is September. Even though I’ve been out of school for quite some time, the fall still feels like a new beginning to me. My brain still functions on a semester schedule, even though my schedule doesn’t look much different inĀ June versus October. I’ve been trained through years…

New Fluffy Town

“I’ve decided that adulthood is overrated. If anyone needs me, I’ll be in my blanket fort eating Bugles from my fingertips and watching a movie.” This was a meme that was passed around through cyberspace not so long ago. But we made it come true! Last weekend, one of my roommates felt the need to…

Santa!

That was the text I just sent. To my 34 year old roommate.Ā  Every year in my town, Santa cruises through neighborhoods mounted atop a bedazzled firetruck. He waves at children who stream out of their houses, shouts “Ho! Ho! Ho!” and throws candy. It’s quite the scene. Here was my experience. I texted my…

Vacuums and Maturity

Basically, I got a blank check this week. I earned a special gift at work and was rewarded with a certain number of points to spend in an online catalog of prizes. I flipped through the virtual pages and gazed longingly at many fabulous prizes. IPods, luggage, cameras, Keurigs, iPads, and foot massagers ranked high…

Adult Cereal?

Until this week I had no idea there were different classes of cereals. I knew some were healthier, some more vibrantly colored, but I found an inarguable distinction in the store.   The adultness is present in the very names of these cereals. What kid would whine for Fiber Flakes or Colon Blow Clusters given…