I was an angsty 20-something when I started my OD journey back in 2005, and now I'm a free-spirited 30-something navigating life's challenges as a grown ass adult. My posts are chock full of adventure, lurid affairs, and bad decisions with a sprinkling of mundane life nonsense. Join me on the rollercoaster. The free fall is the best part.

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Jumbled

June 10, 2018
My head's a jumbled mess.  I start the drive to Colorado one week from tomorrow, and I had my final couple's counseling appointment with Chris yesterday morning.  It was strange seeing him after two months apart.  The appointment itself was just awkward.  I was hoping that seeing his face would m...
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  • Consolation Prize
    June 2, 2018
    Today was Olivia's going away party, so I've been down in Alexandria since about noon.  After the shindig, I headed back over to Rob's with them for some coffee and playtime with his pups.  While I was there, Chris unexpectedly called.  I debated on answering it, but given I was with my brother, ...
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  • Countdown
    June 1, 2018
    It's June 1st, and that means the countdown to my move has begun!  So far, everything has gone smoothly for my home purchase.  Inspection went fine, and I received my initial loan approval on Wednesday.  The only thing I'm waiting on for clear to close is the one thing I'm a little worried about....
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  • Deathfest
    May 23, 2018
    Today's my Friday!  Tomorrow I head up to Baltimore for our annual Maryland Deathfest trip -- four nonstop days of brutal metal bands.  This will be my sixth year in a row, and I am so stoked!  This will be my first year going without Chris, but the rest of us -- me, Rob and…
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  • Our Home Remodel Photos
    May 15, 2018
    I think the last time I wrote before OD was taken offline (sometime in 2013), Chris and I just bought our first home in National  Harbor.  It was a beautiful, brand spanking new townhome.  We lasted there a whole two years before deciding we didn't really care for the area.  We bought it right be...
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  • I Feel Like I’ve Come Home
    May 13, 2018
    My stomach did back flips the night I got the email.  There'd been no announcement, no warning it was coming.  It was just a simple text note with a header in a purple font.  I'd just received a friend request from someone on... OpenDiary. What what what?! I can't believe it has been resurrected!...
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  • Quarterly Report
    April 4, 2013
    Figured that was as fitting a title as any.  Wedded bliss is keeping this girl happily occupied, but not so much that I can't snap some photos along the way.  Here are the major updates before we get into the photos. My brother is getting married!  Actually, I may have already ment...
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    January 22, 2013
    <--- More pictures that-a-way! Our wedding day was just like I'd hoped it would be.  Generally stress-free, small, spiritual only in the sense of how we feel about each other.  I kicked Chris out of our cabin on the cruise ship early that morning to get ready, and Christy came down t...
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  • 10 Years Together
    January 21, 2013
    <--- More pictures that-a-way! Just a couple of weeks before Chris and I got married, Tammy and Jeremy celebrated their 10th anniversary.  She and I have been best friends almost as long.  When they came out to DC for our wedding reception in December, I did a photo shoot with them i...
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  • Time Flies…
    January 21, 2013
    ...When you try to pack several major life events into a three month time period! In three months, between October and December, I have: bought a house; moved; celebrated Chris's birthday; celebrated Thanksgiving with family; gone on a long, action-packed vacation; gotten married (!); held a rece...
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