After our yoga class, my wonderful teacher asked, “I know this is last minute, but do you want to go to a spa today?” “Sure!” In addition to being the complete opposite of spontaneous, I’m terrible at spas and get overly anxious about all of the etiquette I don’t know. The fact that they’re supposed to be relaxing only exacerbates this. I’ve also never been to the same spa more than once, which means the odd mix of Hungarian bath […]
After Charleston, I hopped a plane — actually, four planes — to Cyprus for the Store Division meet up. We worked on some really great projects during our meet up, focusing both on internal tools and new features we’ll be rolling out on WordPress.com. At our last meet up, the Store Happiness team (or what would become the Store Happiness team) only had four people. Now, we’re at a whopping 13. It’s pretty amazing. We stayed at the Columbia Beach Resort in […]
January was my Month o’ Travel. I was home for roughly 10 days, which is nothing to some others I work with, but quite a long time for me. The month started off with my first trip to Las Vegas, for Blogworld, where I helped staff the Happiness Bar. Happiness Bars are always a ton of fun since you actually get to do what you do normally—teach others about WordPress—but in person. After the conference we explored the Strip. I […]
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. These ubiquitous round-up posts have made me nostalgic, and curious about publicly reflecting on the changes I’ve experienced in the last year. Above all, I’d say 2013 was a year focused on stability, on staying in one place, which has been a rarity for quite some time. In the past year, I: Traveled to: Argentina (Buenos Aires), New Mexico (Santa Fe, Albuquerque), Canada (Montreal), […]
Last weekend, I got to head down to Hammonton, NJ to attend the opening reception for the RAW Photography Exhibition, since one of my pictures was chosen to be included. On the way out to Hammonton, I drove past some of my old stomping grounds. Across from this little garage, which is actually part of the Seaview Resort, is a friends’ house that I spent many hours in growing up. There’s something so intriguing about Atlantic County at night.