In Defense of Staycations

Have you ever tried chilling in a hammock with a cicada? I wanted to make it work last weekend at my parents’. But the fear that the bugger would wind up in my hair quickly zapped the Zen. The first five minutes of hammock time was fairly tranquil. The day was warm and sunny, and,…

Self-Care Challenge Day 2: Let’s Take a 24-Hour Trip to…

Preface: Just so we’re on the same page about what’s happening behind the scenes over here, this post is published thanks to my friend Kate. She texted me at 6:15 p.m. today, while I was procrastinating on YouTube, to say she’s looking forward to reading this series of self-care posts. So, now I’m writing because,…

Best Rose Wines: An Amateur’s Guide

ICYMI National Rosé Day is on Saturday. To celebrate, founder Bodvár Hafström is reportedly taking his fancy name to Marina del Rey Hotel and sipping on his fancy collection of the best rose wines with a bunch of fancy people. For me, a fancy Saturday is drinking Kirkland Signature Prosecco (that’s Costco, people) and watching…