Archive for the 'travel' Category

So, you want a visa for Mozambique, eh?

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

I’m going to Mozambique soonish. For my trip, I was told I needed a visa. I was also told that this visa should be acquired prior to arriving in Mozambique. I did what any normal visa seeking person does, which is Google “Mozambique Visa”. Got a lot of weird sites this way, and ended up […]

Chicago City Running Tour

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Last month I visited Chicago with N. We had a great visit, tourist-ing it up. We took the requisite Boat Tour (confession: i napped), a Food tour (underwhelming) and even took in a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. A true highlight for me was my City Running Tour. Last year I was lucky enough to […]

Looking on the bright side

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

I have a tendency to get sick before/during vacations. So it was no surprise that I was coughing the week before I left to Mexico. I thought I nipped it in the bud with nasal spray and asthma meds, but lo and behold ended up sick in bed with a full blown sinus infection while […]

What to do when…

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

This weekend N and I headed to my cousins’ ski chalet up north to play in the snow. We were given the garage code and told to let ourselves in that way when we arrived. Unfortunately, we discovered the door into the house from the garage was locked (turned out a maintenance guy had locked […]


Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

I love Pepper. I put it on almost everything, and always on my eggs. So it’s no surprise that I had the urge to Pepper up this fluffy frittata from Sarabeth’s in NYC. Only thing is I didn’t know that the lid of the pepper shaker was not screwed on correctly. Result: a mound of […]

Hello Ohio!

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Well, if I had to lose a post I guess I should be grateful that my mom sent me an article about what I had written – namely that Bruce kept calling us Ohio on Friday night which was pretty funny. He seemed really embarrassed, but N figures he must make that mistake at least […]

NYC Half Marathon 2009 – Race report!

Monday, August 17th, 2009

No internet (okay, there’s internet, it’s just not free) and some free time before my flight boards means that Jenn is going to try her hand at another race report. After all, I’m sitting here in my medal so it seems like a good time to reflect and pretend that folks aren’t staring strangely at […]

friends are cool, but amigos are cooler

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

I have a lot of friends. According to facebook, the number stands at 1158 (which means very little.. but that’s a story for another time). Many of my friends do super cool things. What kind of cool things? Well, how about quitting a good full-time job to move to latin-America and become fluent in Spanish? […]

T-minus 22 Days!

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

When I signed up for the NYC half a long time ago, I was only excited about it. I figured that it would be no problem to keep up the running after the Ottawa half since, you know, it’s summer. And that I’d be all geared up and ready to go by the time the […]

Traveling in Chile

Friday, July 17th, 2009

I know I said I’d do a series of posts about traveling in Chile, but it’s been two weeks and I haven’t had a chance to write anything at all. So instead I’ll do a post jenn style — all aboard my train of thought (let’s hope you can follow): Background: I went to Chile […]