Until we started dating, Jessica had never heard of a “golden birthday.”

For those of you who don’t know, A person’s golden or grand birthday, also referred to as their “lucky birthday”, “champagne birthday”, or “star birthday”, occurs when they turn the age of their birth day.

Today is Jessica’s golden birthday. We went to eat at Tucano’s in Fort Wayne, IN. It’s a Brazilian steakhouse where they keep bringing you meat until you tell them to stop. We’re still full and it’s been 8 hours since we stopped eating.

We went to a couple stores afterwards, including Costco. We love that place.

To recap 2016, it sucked. Bigly. But I spent it with my best friend. I’m afraid to step into 2017 with the incoming regime taking office, but I’m sure we’ll make it through. (I mean, we made it through 8 years of Bush 43. Although Drumpf does make Bush 43 look like a Saint.)

Love to everyone. See you on the other side.



I’m a people watcher (and listener). I can’t help it. It just happens.

Last night we were waiting for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to start. A group of high schoolers were sitting in my row &  I heard one of their girlfriends say:

So what is this movie even about?

Today at Walmart I was picking up wiper blades for Jessica’s Equinox and the guy next to me called his girlfriend to ask

Hey babe. Is your car a Pontiac Grand…Am or Pri?

He didn’t pronounce it Prix. He said “Prih”


A husband & wife were walking around Walmart wearing matching “His Doe” & “Her Buck” sweatshirts.



16 days to go…we’re starting to pack and I’m looking for a backpack. I’m trying to find something suitable to wear all week at WDW.

Here’s what we need to carry:

  • sunglass cases
  • Headache/pain meds/first aid
  • water bottle
  • a hoodie or 2
  • Possibly an extra pair of sneakers
  • My camera

I’ve been on the Oakley site for what seems like weeks, but it’s only been like 2 days.



On the top of my “wants” list right now is this bad boy. (Remember, you can chip in and I’ll cook for you if you come visit!)