A lot of people don’t know that I’ve had Invisalign braces for the past 15 months. Surprise! I’m happy to say that today was my last day with them. I still have my last set of trays to wear until I get retainers, but my teeth are set straight. I hadn’t gone to the dentist in at LEAST 10 years before I moved here to Warsaw. My advice: don’t do Invisalign. It’s expensive and they hurt. There are cheaper ortho devices that do the same as Invisalign, but way faster.

I was very surprised that I did not have any cavities after all that time (the dentist and hygienist were even more shocked). I had always brushed my teeth a lot. I’ll have my retainers by September 22, just in time to head to Walt Disney World on September 29. (As long as it’s still there.)

I’m currently sitting at the grocery store across from work killing time until we go to a friends house for dinner. I have some research to do because I’m going to provide tech support while there. Until next time.


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!)