Friday Facts (on a Saturday)


I thought about it all last week and then I totally forgot that Monday was J’s and my 14th meet-aversary. I never forget these kinds of things. I must have been tuckered out from my 7-day field work trip last week (I got home late Saturday night). I told the story of how we met before (you can read about it here), but it boggles my mind that it has been 14 years since I first came to California as an exchange student. To think how much that day has changed my life’s trajectory!

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This is life with Lisa Ling (Season 2) is back on CNN (on Wednesday nights). I am so excited. She touches on such interesting topics in her documentary-style series. You should check it out, if you haven’t.

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Got my hair cut and colored yesterday for the first time in over a year. Let’s just say: it was time!

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Had a long overdue (again!) phone call with my bff from home and I it made me once again realize how much it sucks that none of my closest friends live in the “let’s spontaneous meet for dinner/coffee/movie-night”-vicinity. Sigh. I miss having these intimate close connections and making new friends is just so much work. I often feel tired at the end of the week and the last thing I want to do is go out and socialize for the sake of making new friends. I miss the ease with which one interacts with old friends, how it is no effort at all. I know there are people out there who would probably be worth the effort, but man, it is so hard to push oneself to do the work.

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Baseball main season is over and the Red Sox didn’t make it to the playoffs this year (meh!) – not even close! Guess, I have to start watching Basketball again this winter and hope that the Sacramento Kings will pick up their game. I need some winners in my (sports) life.


  1. I know what you mean about your BFF’s. My best friend lives in Germany, so seeing each other every few years is a real treat. I hope to go over soon. I sure miss her.

    1. I know you can relate to not being able to see your BFF. I sure hope you get to see her again soon!

  2. Move to Nebraska so we can hang out. ;) I also go over a year between cuts!! Haha. Your hair looks loverly, by the way. :)

    1. I wanna hang out with you!!! Also, thanks for the compliment (and I am glad I am not the only one who goes over a year between cuts!!) :)

  3. A) I LOVE your love story. I hadn’t read that before and my heart just swelled for you! I’m glad you found each other!
    B) I wish we’d had a chance to hang out before I moved. I had that on 2 to do lists, my 100 in 2015 and my people to see before I go….I still think this is in our future!!
    C) I thought your new hair looked super cute friend!!

    1. A) Thank you… I am glad you finally caught up on our story :) B) I wish we had a chance to hang out , too…. but someday! I am sure of it! C) Thank you <3

  4. I saw the picture you posted of your haircut on IG and loved it! It looks so great! I have a hair appointment at the end of November and REALLY wish it was sooner!!!

    Making friends is so much work so I can see how the thought if just exhausts you…

  5. I didn’t know that’s how you and J met! That’s a pretty amazing story. Just goes to show you never know where or when you’ll meet someone!

    It’s so hard making friends the older we get since we get into a routine and have work that occupies well over 50% of our time. I will say this, even though I do have friends close to where we live (and I’m talking close friends), we actually don’t see each other that often. Instead, we plan outings with each other well in advance (I’m talking at least a month in advance). We RARELY do last minute, random stuff. That happens once in a blue moon (I almost mean that literally). Now that the holidays are approaching, I think things will slow down even more and we won’t see them as often. Kind of makes me miss being younger, back in school, and going out at random times. Even just to meet up for coffee!

  6. That documentary series is in my queue but I haven’t watched it yet. I’ll start it soon now that I see your recommendation!

    Oh, Red Sox. There’s always next year! (I grew up saying that!)

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