Of Flossing. [Or Not.]

I am not easily intimidated.  That shouldn’t be at all surprising-I never have been. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a sort of reckless, unquenchably defiant streak that’s landed me in some rather sticky situations over the course of my twenty-three years. One November … [Read more...]

A New Kind of Every Day.

“I’m not pregnant!” I hadn’t anticipated needing to clarify that little detail on a regular basis upon my return to the home of the brave-…silly, silly me. I give you my conversation with the Chik-fil-a lady several days ago. Me: I’d like a number one with a Dr. Pepper, please! … [Read more...]

Of Life as I Have Missed It.

I’m home! It’s been absolutely glorious. The smallest, most subtle of previously overlooked details of my life are now magic to me. Everything from running to the mailbox in bare feet to getting coffee with my Mom, to helping my little sister pick out her outfits and running AT … [Read more...]

Yes, I’m Gone to Carolina in My Mind!

There’s something about that hauntingly beautiful song that makes me indescribably homesick. If you graduated from UNC, you understand exactly what I’m talking about-those lyrics just make you remember. Something incredible springs to life as the first notes float into the … [Read more...]

She’s Making a List, and Checking it Twice…

Two weeks from today! Two weeks. That’s fourteen days, kids. How did I get to this place? Life happens so quickly. This is one of my very favorite ways to slowly start the day-I’m up before anyone else, sitting in my living room with a giant vanilla hazelnut au lait. I’m one of … [Read more...]

Of Water Guns and Top Ten Lists.

Yesterday, Matt Schneider turned 23! Clearly that was the only excuse all of us on staff needed to steal away and celebrate for a couple of hours. We took Matt to the nicest [read: only] Italian restaurant in Dakar-a cute little place called Café de Rome. I think the SP staff … [Read more...]