Who says you can’t clean electronics?

I need new earbuds for my iPhone. Only the right one works. The left one has popped open and wires are all disconnected and, well, it’s not going back in my ear. But it smells great. Apparently, these things can go through the washer and dryer safely in the pocket of a pair of jeansContinue reading “Who says you can’t clean electronics?”

Just when you thought we were done with EXTREME weather…

Dear Mother Nature, Are you mad at us? Did we do something to upset you? I know we have this going for us, but at least we’re not the absolute worst. Or is it something else? It has to be something pretty bad to deserve three pretty horrible bouts of EXTREMECRAZYANNOYINGHORRIBLERANDOM weather freak-outs in theContinue reading “Just when you thought we were done with EXTREME weather…”

Jamaica, land I love/A new perspective

For the second time, I went with a group from my church to one of my favorite places in the world: Mandeville, Jamaica. This year, I’ve begun working with the church’s youth group as a youth leader and when they needed chaperones, I signed up. I definitely wanted to be a part of the trip.Continue reading “Jamaica, land I love/A new perspective”

Happiness = sun, sand, book and bocce.

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a real vacation, I think since college. The week-long trip to Florida during Spring Break my senior year of college was my last real week-long no stress vacation. When I started working at the News-Herald, I had to earn vacation time (like you do at any full-timeContinue reading “Happiness = sun, sand, book and bocce.”

I’m a nice person, I think…

Attn: Everyone Just because I may not be the “smilingest” person or may at times be unfiltered from my thoughts to what I say does not mean I dislike you, have a problem with you, hate you or whatever. For as long as I can remember, people have thought I am mad, sad or don’tContinue reading “I’m a nice person, I think…”

Ode to insomnia

Oh insomnia, you keep me awake when I really need to be sleeping. You make me watch F.R.I.E.N.D.S. at 11:30 and midnight, even though I’ve seen every single episode, several times in fact. You make me need/want to take naps at odd times of the day – like 7 p.m. I can’t turn my brainContinue reading “Ode to insomnia”

What is wrong with these people?

I’m watching the news, as I have been for the past hour, and I can’t believe what’s been going on lately. Today, three police officers in Pittsburgh were shot in responding to a domestic disturbance – by a guy that had an AK-47. Apparently, right now, they’re saying he’s 23. Yesterday, in N.Y., a guyContinue reading “What is wrong with these people?”

‘Tis the season of wildlife depression: drive at your own risk

It started like any other Monday morning. I was just driving to work on Interstate 71, travelling at about 75 mph. I was on the phone with my mom, talking about plans for the weekend when it happened. From my right, what looked like a small football that was thrown from the side of theContinue reading “‘Tis the season of wildlife depression: drive at your own risk”