Blonde Water Dog Tackles Year of the Dragon


Good morning!

And Happy (Lunar) New Year! Well, happy highly-overlooked-but-still-auspicious Lunar New Year Plus Six Days! …Right on schedule with my (biannual) post-New Years procrastination timeline.

A few neurotic thoughts about the New Year:

In my little world, the first (Western, Gregorian) New Year is a strict test run of repentance, willpower and dedication to my forsworn resolutions. I will be better in all ways unto myself and others. To prove my commitment I make lists. Lists make life official. Have you seen my lists? They are immaculately drafted, color-coordinated, redrafted. Martha Stewart would praise my organization, Gandhi would praise my aspirations. Consequently, each January 1st holds shiny new expectations of me. Continue reading


Allow ourselves to introduce… ourselves.

This is the story of two awesome ladies: J (aka, me) and K.  Back when we lived in the same state, we essentially ran this town – and by “ran this town,” I mean we drank all the wine and judged all of the people.  Clearly, it was the greatest thing that had ever happened to the DC metro area.

That is, until someone got the bright idea to pack up everything and move halfway around the globe.  Now, we’re separated by a manifest destiny’s worth of land, a ridiculously large ocean, and more time zones than you can shake a stick at.

That doesn’t mean we still can’t run this town.

Our solution?  Spread this awesomeness between us like a really awesome peanut butter and jelly sandwich via the interwebs.  We are here to reflect upon the mundanity and minutiae of our lives while acting like it’s amazingly new and different than everyone else’s mundanity and minutiae.

Except… for the one of us living in a completely unfamiliar and foreign country, it *is* amazingly new and different.

Stay tuned for more from K and me.  We’ll talk about our lives in deep and meaningful ways while emulating Liz Lemon much more than should really be allowed outside of 30 Rock.