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Frontier Town!

IMG_5003-Edit-Edit With the move to Texas getting sooner and sooner we’ve been trying to visit and do all the cool things near us before we are gone. One of the dorkiest things I loved growing up and through high school was a little amusement park called Frontier Town. Lisa had never been so I made sure we hit it up together!

Frontier Town is designed to look like an old western town. It does but in that fun cheese ball way. Throughout the day they have various skits that take place on main street, at the saloon and in other areas of the park. Just about everyone deals with shoots out. The acting is atrocious, the writing is worse, but for some reason it always feels so nostalgic and fun to go.

We are moving to Texas!

IMG_7032-Edit It’s official so I can now announce it… we are moving to TEXAS!

Sometime within in the next three weeks we are leaving Delmarva and making the 25 hour drive to the Lake Jackson area of Texas. From what I know it’s right on the coast, about an hour south of Houston.

We are moving because the chemical plant in Delaware that Lisa has worked out for a few years is shutting down and the massive company she works for is sending us to Texas so she can start-up a new plant, which means we will be there for 2-3 years.

From people I’ve talked to and from watching the weather it looks like Lake Jackson is on average less humid and cooler than it is here on the MD/DE coast. The big downside is that we won’t get fall and we won’t see snow (their winter daily average is 55 degrees!). Both of which I find really sad because I LOVE sledding and because fall is my favorite season.

I’m also nervous because now is the worst time of year to be a college professor and looking for a job. There’s virtually no chance that any school has a tenure track job opening for classes that I’m qualified to teach. On the plus side there are a lot of good schools in Houston, which means come November or February there may be job openings. So if anyone knows anyone let me know! Or if anyone knows of a decent or part time telecommuting job, let me know!

On a whole we are super excited. It’s just crazy because it’s happening so fast.

The Pinterest Show!

I was on the Pinterest Show again last night. This was my second time and it was just as fun as the first. If you like Pinterest, chocolate, and grown adults being silly then give it a watch!

Sidenote: Near the end of the episode I share two methods for grilling corn.

I Was on The Pinterest Show!

Last night I filmed an episode of The Pinterest Show. We talked about “Holiday Wars,” my photography, and the hows and whys of how I first got into Pinterest. It was a blast!

The show, filmed via Google Hangouts, is hosted by the wonderful Kalebra Kelby, who basically serves as part mom by keeping everyone else in check and part little sister by instigating and making fun of people.

The other regular guests of the show were also there so I got to meet the lovely Anna Nguyen, the hilarious Jason Joseph, and the trouble causing Angelika Perry.

Happy Birthday Edit!

This is Edit, our cat. Her birthday is today and she just turned six!

I had Edit two years before I even met Lisa so she’s kind of my baby. Since we started dating I adopted Lisa’s dog Winchell and we also got a cat together named Story and another dog named Page.

Even though Edit is the smallest one of all our animals she’s the smartest and totally rules the house. We often refer to her as Edit-Cop because she keeps everyone else in line. For example, if she feels I’m being a bully and wrestling too hard with the dogs she’ll bite me in the butt to tell me to be nice. She does it a gentle way that’s more of a warning then an actual bite. She’s never drawn blood or hurt me. It is however startling because she’s like a ninja and it comes out of nowhere!

If our other cat Story is being hyper and scratches anyone (Story can’t control her claws right) Edit will jump in and get between her and whomever she accidentally scratched. Edit will even jump in and yell at me if I’m singing too loud cause apparently my singing bothers her. She particularly hates if I sing Rebecca Black, Carly Rae Jepsen, or Christmas songs.

So yeah that’s Edit. She’s my baby girl!