On the way home from Hope Springs (read my series about Hope Springs here) my mom, sister, and I decided to take a different route home and came across Serpent Mound. In a split-second decision, we turned in and went to see it.
I hadn’t been to Serpent Mound [...]
Sometimes when I step back and take a look around, I realize that I’m nowhere near where I thought I would be at this point. I had planned on getting a masters by now and starting my PhD. Then again, I also didn’t know that I would have a husband, dog, and house [...]
I feel like sharing with the internet something I noticed while traveling to NYC in the past. While quietly observing New Yorkers, I noticed something odd – they close their eyes in public a lot. I never really noticed before but in the Midwest, we rarely if ever close our eyes in public [...]
Office supplies have to be my favorite shopping genre. My dad and I used to spend an enormous amount of time at Office Depot just looking around and these evolution erasers are just the type of thing I would have forwarded to him, to which he would have likely replied “Too cool!”
I don’t know if it’s my love for Mad Men or the etiquette books my dad made me read in elementary school but something about this list of gentlemanly behaviors from The Impossible Cool makes me smile. A lot of the tips have an appeal that would also apply to women. [...]
One Sunday afternoon, my husband and I decided to visit the Dayton International Peace Museum. With a pamphlet and a map, you meander at your own pace through the historic mansion, stopping at each exhibit for as long as you’d like. The most moving exhibit to me was on the top floor [...]
My parents, being the awesome people they are, raised me to be completely independent. I viewed complete independence as being the greatest characteristic a person could have. I never asked for help, even when I needed it because I didn’t want to appear weak or needy. Somewhere along the line, I think it [...]
Rick Scott, governor of Florida, stated recently that tax dollars should not be used to fund liberal arts programs – specifically anthropology. He feels that tax money should only be used to fund programs where jobs are plentiful, asking “is it a vital interest of the state to have more anthropologists?” This from a father whose [...]
It always irks me when someone on TV or IRL calls a chimpanzee a monkey considering chimps are our closest living primate relative. There are hundreds of species of primates, Homo sapiens being just one. We break these hundreds of species into three groups (and of course many more subgroups, but for the sake of [...]
Welcome!I love Dayton, I've lived here for all of my 26 years and don't plan on settling anywhere else. I started this blog as a way to showcase the best of Dayton (as seen through my perspective) and also to share some of the things that occupy space in my mind, namely beauty, home decor, quotes, and various aspects of my life.