Fun @ Stay Work Play

14th Annual Penguin Plunge for Special Olympics New Hampshire I asked Santa for a puppy for Christmas this year.  When I asked for the puppy, I never expected Santa to bring said puppy.  But Santa never fails to deliver, and now I have the special honor of standing outside in single digit degree temperatures in […]


I’d Instagram You With No Filter

It’s hard to believe but Valentine’s Day is around the corner. It’s one of those “Hallmark Holidays,” and most definitely a love/hate thing for the majority of humans. I however, am a big fan of the heart filled holiday. I’m not sure if it’s the decorations that make me go ga-ga or the conversation hearts […]


Girl Power!

This month New Hampshire became the first in the nation to have an all women delegation. Not only does NH now have a female governor, both senators and both representatives, NH also has a woman Supreme Court Justice and woman Speaker of the House.  It doesn’t matter if you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent or […]


Be like the duck.

I don’t know about you guys, but I loved Alyssa’s post last week about her roommates. I also love lists. Like, live for them. Sometimes, I make to-do lists with things on them that I’ve already done, just for the satisfaction of crossing them off. This isn’t normal, I know, but I digress. Anyway, it […]


Remembering J.D. Salinger

This time of year, I always find myself remembering J.D. Salinger. It was around this time of year – two years ago – that I fired up the engine in my Nissan Xterra and drove over 100 miles on slippery, ice-laden highways up to Cornish, New Hampshire, to hunt down the well-hidden home of J.D. […]


Hello, New Hampshire.

Thank you for welcoming me on a rainy, cold, blustery day in early March 2011. I remember exactly how it felt to cross over the Piscataqua Bridge, see the buildings of Portsmouth, the fog coming in from the ocean, and the banks of my new home stretching before me to the west. And I felt […]

Boston, New York or Holderness?!

By senior year of college, you have to start thinking about where you want to go and where you are going to work. Most of the time, wherever you get a job dictates where you live, but in a lot of cases, individuals want to live in a specific place and then look for jobs in […]


My roommates.

Okay, so they’re technically my parents. Living at home when you’re 24 (almost 25 … my birthday is Saturday) and a college graduate isn’t always as glamorous as it may seem. Yes, they graciously give me a food & shelter but there are moments where I’d rather be squatting in someone’s shed. The fact that […]


Hey you, yeah you. Perk Up!?!

Over 50% of Americans age 25-40 drink coffee every day. Coffee is a $32 Billion (wow!) Dollar Industry. I worked at a coffee shop my entire high school career but never drank it until I started teaching in my early 20’s. I drink it black…yeah I know…totally gross, but I guess I don’t know any […]