Posted in October 2012

Slipping and Slacking

Oops. I’ve been pretty good at barely posting here lately. I’d say I was busy, but that’s not entirely true. In a valiant effort to blog way more than I ever have in my life, I’m participating in NaBloPoMo [National Blog Posting Month]. I’ll be posting everyday in November. I make absolutely zero promises that … Continue reading

I blame Starbucks

You may know, but I am slightly addicted to hot, caffeinated drinksand am in love with Coffee Shop culture. Baristas in three different coffee shops around Indy considered me a regular. To top it all off, one of my favorite people is a Starbucks Barista. Discounted drinks and friendly conversation? The addiction continues. Today I … Continue reading

Iana Sue

Iana Sue

Dear Iana Sue, A year ago today I was carving pumpkins with friends, telling them about my pregnant sister and how late you were in arriving. Finally I got the call that you were here, and I nearly broke my neck and the pumpkin in my haste to meet you. You were perfect. Scrawny and … Continue reading

It’s a Monday

Which means….nothing is good enough. My coworkers caution me against walking too much. And like an arrogant American I tell them it’s not that bad! Then I regret my sweltering walks. Today was one of those days. I had time – why not?

Klutzy-Beautiful Hope

This was a facebook post from October 2012: Frustrating work/research last night, at school early to catch up, realized my license was about to expire, left to renew it, soaked in the rain, indecent wardrobe malfunction and I’m AT THE WRONG BMV LOCATION. After 4 phone calls, directory assistance connected me, I fixed my outfit, … Continue reading


My grandpa died this year, March 12th 2012. It was expected. We had said our good-byes and he had been in hospice care for 8 or nine months by this time. He was completely at peace when he left. And we his family were ready to let him go. For the past 3 years we … Continue reading

Mischievous Mishaps of Meggie – 1

I’m going to start a little series for the next few posts, and return to it later, about my mishaps here. I’ve been posting these for awhile, but now I can link them to one another. Besides, telling you that I’m just going to talk about my foolish bumblings, I’ll feel less inclined to try … Continue reading


I am safely back in my own bed at my home in Bangkok. This little trip was supposed to be a time where I could evaluate the next steps, step back and see how things were really going for me. I didn’t do that as I expected. Instead. I rested. I relaxed. I met 6 … Continue reading

Still here

Hello, It’s been a bit, hasn’t it? I ‘m still in Laos. I’m still feeling beyond grateful that my boss and friends all insisted I take this vacation. Nothing about Vientiane, Laos is very spectacular. It is peaceful. Relaxed. Even quieter than Thailand, the exact antithesis of my Bangkok lifestyle, but still a city. And … Continue reading