Tag Archives: friends

A Salute to Johnnie

January, 2019. My day at work was ninety percent awesome and ten percent I need a beer. Today I tried to drive a golf cart for the first time. I more then less failed but now I can write “Can operate a golf cart” on my resume. I’ve driven an eighteen wheeler with thirty-two gears, …

How to Throw a Donald Trump Themed Birthday Party

My boyfriend and the love of my life turned 43 today and I found myself asking the question, how can I make Adrian’s birthday great again? I’ve done an 80s party with 80s bands before, a superhero themed party and the list goes on so what is there left? Well… my boyfriend simply adores our …

First Lake, A Hike Back in Time

First Lake brought back a lot of memories. After allĀ the trails I had hiked in the eastern sierrasĀ I hadn’t stepped foot in the sand of the North Fork Trail since I was twenty two. It was a glorious gorgeous hike but it made me sad for friends lost along the way, for a simpler time …

Shepherds Pie with a Cheddar Puff Pastry Crust

     Friday night in the mountains with friends means baking a puff pastry covered Sheperd’s Pie and bleeding all over my kitchen.       I know, I know, most of my recent stories are ripe with bodily fluid incidents.       I did not mean to get my thumb stuck in the …

That Girl in the Red Hat

   I tried to run Mt Baldy with friends the other weekend.   I failed in so many ways.   I did not reach the top of Mt San Antonio, more commonly known as Mt Baldy, at 10,006  feet.   I also lost my friends before the massive hike/ run even began and ended up doing the whole thing solo.   Even with …