I don’t normally do an intro, so today I’m writing one instead of an “About” since the author’s wonderful “About” page is better than I could summarize it. This blog is a repost with permission from my friend Dallas, of CrazyTraintoTinkyTown. When I asked her if she could write a guest blog, it took her … More Stuck up a Turkish Mountain
Hey everyone my name is Colin and welcome to my guest post for Marla. I met Marla via each others’ blogs, mine being a fitness blog. After some time and many exchanges I ended up becoming her online coach for fitness and nutrition. Instead of writing a brand new post I decided to share one … More We Fall And We Get Back Up
Many many thanks to Marla for sharing her space with me! So one of the first things that grabbed me about Marla’s blog was that she seems able to make friends anywhere. I know, I know: she’s not without her awkwardnesses, and has shared more than one cringe-worthy exchange in which everything she tried to … More Silent on the Sidelines
As I write this, many of my friends and acquaintances are in Iceland, eating strange cheese and sleeping in hostels. Our wonderful Marla, who has allowed me the opportunity to write a guest blog here, is packing her things for the international adventure of a lifetime. My sister has just begun a summer job in … More “…in Iceland, eating strange cheese” and Other Thoughts on Travel
Deep Thoughts with The Spook Brothers Spook the Elder: During a visit to one of my favorite amusement parks, Cimetière du Montparnasse, I was told that it would be “cool” to pose on the parking space of these two meatbags, Sartre and Beauvoir, the former being a French existentialist philosopher and the latter being an … More Always Throw the Rock
By the time you read this, I will be in Iceland. Or maybe I’ll already have returned from Iceland. Either way, the important thing to note is that I am sitting on my bed writing this blog post rather than packing my suitcase in preparation for my 7:45 am trip to the Pittsburgh International Airport … More Maybe If I Keep Procrastinating, I Won’t Have to Actually Think About Life
Amanda and I first met Marla in grad school. All three of us also traveled to England together, which was a riot. We have become great friends with Marla, which was easy of course because she’s so damned lovable. She makes everything better with her listening ear, her hilarious sense of humor, and her deep … More 10 Ways to Survive Marla Unplugged
I need to find myself. Can you help me? Okay, I know exactly where I am. But I need to disconnect from the internet for our move. While I can always grab service on my phone or at Starbucks, I think I’m going to be hella-swamped and would like to know I have the last … More Be My Guest (Blogger)?
A friend texted me this morning about the death of a classmate from high school, Philip Pappal. Just last night I was reading posts about plans for our 25th class reunion, and thinking how lucky we’ve been that we haven’t lost more of our class. We lost George while we were still just teenagers, to … More Nobody Understands Death Until Death Arrives
I am posting this from inside the cockpit of my flying car, somewhere near L.A….