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Do What You Love and Starve

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

I came across this article today and it cracked me up, if only because of the title: Do What You Love and Starve

The hefty dose of cynicism aside, he actually makes some good points regarding how to make a career transition to ‘something you like’, although I’m still an optimist that you can do what you love AND eat well.

I’ve been very busy the past few months – I’ve been to New Caledonia, Fiji, LA, Minneapolis and Las Vegas since October and it’s looking to be a hectic start to the new year too. I’m writing travel guides and marketing the honeymoon registry, along with some writing on the side for MSN, thanks to a wonderful introduction from Leif at KillingBatteries a few months ago. These are all things I love and I’m not starving, so I’ll argue Kiplinger’s a little longer 🙂

Summer in Portland

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Although it will probably rain for the entire month of June, the past ten days have made Portlanders think: summer is here! And, with summer, comes camping! And bikes! And vacations!

Since everyone is so pressed for time nowadays, Charlie and I decided to combine all three and are heading to Colorado in two weeks, swinging by Crater Lake and a few other parks along the way to swim, camp, and relax. Then, in Colorado, we have a 6-day bike tour that he is helping to guide and I am just hoping to survive. It’s a mountain pass a day….wish me luck 😛

Other summer plans include a trip to LA…and who knows where else!

What I’m Reading: Afghanistan, PINK and Google Advertising

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007
I don't usually write about what I'm reading, but right now my plate is full of awesome randomness. Since I take the bus to and from work, I am trying to take advantage of this time by reading more. For ... [Continue reading this entry]

February Fun

Friday, February 23rd, 2007
As promised - here's my MSN link...The Best Thing About My City. They liked the series so they've decided to make it an ongoing thing, which is exciting. Up next? The most overrated thing...anyone have suggestions on overrated Portland ... [Continue reading this entry]

January Update

Sunday, January 21st, 2007
It's been awhile since I updated, so I thought I'd drop a quick line - I've been incredibly busy this month. I've started writing travel guides for, a website in PDX that specializes in honeymoon vacations ... [Continue reading this entry]

Another Birthday on the Road – San Fran Style

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006
The Pack AttacksI have this thing with celebrating my birthday when I'm away from home...not because I plan it that way, but because there is a series of events that requires ... [Continue reading this entry]

California Dreamin’

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
So I'm heading back to Cali again this weekend - the northern part of the state this time. I've got a 6 a.m. flight on Saturday morning and one of my close friends of high school is getting hitched ... [Continue reading this entry]

Fourth of July Recap

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006
Mom at Rose GardenWhat a boring title. Really. Who wants to read about what I did this weekend? Because I don't have the time/energy/effort to write something ... [Continue reading this entry]

All Bikes, All the Time

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006
This past weekend was the fantastic NRC race, Mt. Hood Classic. I did not do it, but if you want to read a Cat-4 women's account, check out Eryn's blog. [Continue reading this entry]

Bike Crashes and Nerves

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
I was reading up on the OBRA listserve today - because I get it emailed in digest form, sometimes I'm a little slower with the news. One of the big discussions was in regards a race I had planned on ... [Continue reading this entry]