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Back to the Corporate World

By     |    Jul 16, 2013
Posted in: Jobs, Money, Reality     |    3 Comments

We’re headed back…back to the corporate world. It’s OK, I’ll wait a minute while you check the date. No, it’s not April 1st. No, really, this is not a joke. I’ve been offered a job, a job in the corporate world, which I’ve accepted. Yes, really. This is something we were told we wouldn’t be able to do. If we quit our corporate jobs, people said, that was it. We’d […]

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It’s time to wake up!

By     |    Feb 18, 2013
Posted in: Reality     |    1 Comment

“Get up!” my brain said. “It’s time to wake up!” “Brain,” I said, “it’s 3AM. It’s Monday. Let’s sleep in.” “But I’ve got good ideas NOW,” my brain said. “Remember them for the morning.” “Here’s another one. That’s two good ideas. I’m going to come up with more. I just thought of a third!” “Stop it! Don’t come up with more good ideas now. Do that in the morning. Wait […]

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Jobs: I [finally] have one!

By     |    Jan 29, 2013
Posted in: Ithaca, Jobs, Reality, Trumansburg     |    2 Comments

For the first time in a year and a half, I will be working for someone else. For the first time in a year and a half, I’ll be receiving a paycheck! Starting at the end of January, I’ll be working in the tasting room at a winery on beautiful Seneca Lake. After three months of job searching, all I can say is: phew. That was kind of tough. If […]

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So … What’s Next? Collected Conversational Fragments

By     |    Dec 4, 2012
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So … that was cool, huh? Yeah, we miss the road. I mean, sure, we have an apartment, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end. Think of it as us catching our breath. No, we don’t have much planned. No, we don’t have real jobs. No, we’re not broke, but we’re not as fixed as we were before. Sure, the PowerBall would have been nice, but I tallied up everything […]

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Paul’s / Steve Martin’s Holiday Wish(es)

By     |    Nov 27, 2012
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If I had one wish that I could wish this holiday season, it would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace. If I had two wishes that I could wish for this holiday season, the first would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing in the spirit of harmony and […]

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Making friends is hard…

By     |    Nov 7, 2012
Posted in: Best Of, Ithaca, New York, Reality     |    1 Comment

Browsing around Ithaca Craigslist for couches, I spotted the “Strictly Platonic” section and was intrigued. We don’t have any old friends still living in the Ithaca area, and I don’t really know how to make friends anymore. Especially without a job (i.e. especially when I rarely leave the house). So, strictly platonic, you say. Why not? Here’s the first one that caught my eye: Couple seeking Coulpe – mw4mw – […]

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Our collective photo-assisted memories

By     |    Oct 18, 2012
Posted in: Best Of, Reality, Travel, Travel Tech     |    1 Comment

Upon hearing of our impending move to the Ithaca area, one of our college buddies shared a story from the New York Times about the decline of the college bar scene in places like Ithaca. According to the author, students aren’t drinking less, they’re just drinking at bars less (they’re drinking in their rooms, then going to bars to throw up, I guess). I’m sure it’s not relevant that the […]

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We'll be back

We’ll be back.

By     |    Oct 10, 2012
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We’re going to take a few days off from the blog. We’ll be back Monday, hopefully telling you about our new place, new hometown, etc. Let’s just say this: Ithaca has some competition. Until then … Have you checked out Lisa’s mega-map(s) and her listing of where we’ve been? It’s a beast and worth a look. Also, if you don’t want to miss anything, be sure to follow us on […]

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Twelve Months Later

By     |    Oct 1, 2012
Posted in: Reality, Schedule     |    6 Comments

Well, we did it. We made it a year on the road! October 1st, 2011 is when this all started. Honestly, it has been pretty wonderful. The first month was tough bouncing around between New York and Wisconsin, but once we got going, once we started to head west, it all came together. We spent those next 10 months camping nearly every night. Yes, we stopped at a few houses, […]

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Looking Forward to Ithaca

By     |    Sep 27, 2012
Posted in: Ithaca, New York, Reality     |    1 Comment

Yes, we’re having a great time in London. And on one hand, I don’t really want to leave. On the other, I’m really looking forward to getting settled into Ithaca. Here’s what I’m looking forward to. Downsizing  Yep, downsizing. We’ll move everything from our storage locker to Ithaca, but I bet a lot gets donated to the Ithaca thrift stores. We’re so used to living with less that I don’t […]

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