I’m blowing off everything I planned to do today because I’m exhausted. I am all weddinged out from yesterday. So sorry to my commitments. I will be face down on the couch while my husband watches 11 hours of football. I regret nothing. Happy Sunday. Advertisements

Friday, finally

Today is a little better, though the news has not changed. I’m just starting to calm down and get my wits about me. We’re still waiting on the neurosurgeon to review the scans and make a consultation appointment, but my mom is feeling better physically and emotionally, so that’s good. I’m remembering to breathe and […]

The call

Yesterday was kind of a shit storm. I woke up with a migraine, which isn’t unusual for me, but it still sucked. I suffered through it for about two hours before I found my Imitrex, and even then it never fully went away. Mine are always accompanied by nausea, too. Then the cramps starting kicking […]


I just got some bad news. My mom needs extracranial surgery. I don’t know when yet. I’m scared. She’s scared. She is 1,500 miles away, so I will be flying to my hometown for a few days to help her with the recovery. At some point. Hopefully soon. The good news is that she should […]

Average Workday

This is the city. Los Angeles, California. I work here. My name’s Urbanite. (OK, that’s not really my name or what I look like, but I’ve decided to keep my identity semi-anonymous so I can be totally honest here.) It’s 1:02 p.m. I’m at the office, as are the rest of the 9-to-5ers in the […]


Soon this blog will become a probe into what it means to be newly married, semi-broke, and figuring out life in the big city. I will do posts about budgeting, decorating with almost no money, beating the blues, having low-cost fun, and generally trying to figure it all out. I am the Average Urbanite.