Hi, I’m Emily, and I’m a self-development junkie.


Go make it a great weekend, kids!

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What is up? I’ve been all MIA again, so here’s a quick catch-up on the latest happenings.

I was in Boulder, CO for a work project and got caught in a blizzard. That was fun.

Then I went to Vegas for my sister’s bachelorette party. 

I got drunk and lost money. It was a good time. And you know it was a good time when you find pictures in your photo stream you don’t remember taking. Wait, we were on the roof of the Mandalay?

I’m crushing through a couple of work projects now, and then it will be my sister’s Wedding Weekendpalooza! I still have to write my maid of honor speech. Crap.

And some Christopher Walken memes to set the weekend off right.

For the yogis out there:


And just because:


Go make it a great weekend! 

Important Announcement

 I just signed up for Crossfit.


I AM SO EXCITED! There is not a sufficient enough emoji to express my excitement.


And let me just take a moment to express the struggle that is to find the appropriate Anchorman-themed “Everyone, I have an important announcement” gif for this post. You have failed me, Internet.

Anyway, too excited. Big thank you to Hulk for my early Christmas gift!

Go make it a great day!

Brew Like a Boss – New Site!

Hi Guys!

I’ll put up a real post soon, I promise, but in the meantime, I started a new blog! Come visit me at Brew Like a Boss, where I will bore you to tears about beer and my homebrewing adventures. Since home brewing is starting to become an obsessive little hobby of mine, I figured it’d be best for it to have its own home. Don’t worry, I’ll still post all my nutrition, workouts, and deep thoughts over here (hopefully) regularly!

See you over at BLAB (oh my gosh, I love that acronym)!


I went all MIA yesterday, and for a good reason.

We have an accepted offer on a house!


We found an amazing house in the East Bay with gorgeous views in a quiet neighborhood down the street from some of the best schools in the area. It’s perfect for us. There’s a lemon tree by the front porch. I think that’s a requirement for all homes for sale in California to have at least one citrus available. If not, it should be. Anyway, if all goes well we’ll close at the beginning of May, and our lease is up at the end of May. We have a lot of planning to do, but sometime in May we will be making the migration from SF to the ‘burbs.

Time to go over-think move planning and freak out that I don’t know where to get moving boxes for free anymore now that I don’t work at a warehouse.

AHH, it’s happening!!

Go make it a GREAT day!

New Year, New Blog?

What’s up, my bloggies?!?¬†Where do I even start? It’s been two months since my last post. Not too much has changed. Duke went to the big dog park in the sky. Squish is getting bigger and more squish-tastic every day. Hulk and I are both still traveling a lot. Traveling separately, unfortunately. So far not any fun trips as it’s all been for work. And I am still trying and failing at this whole “healthy” thing.

You’d think that with a new year would come new changes, new feelings of drive and accomplishment, new desires. Every year is the same for me. Every year I’m like, “this will be my year to get fit!” And every December I’m standing in the wake thinking, “well, that didn’t go well”. The other day I was cleaning out some old files from my computer, and I found my New Years resolution notes I wrote for 2008. 2008! Six years ago. And you know what they were? Lose weight. Kick ass at my job and get promoted. Be a better friend. Cook more and get organized in the house. Guess which resolutions made the list for 2014? If you guessed, “all of the above,” here is your gold star.

You can frame it if you’d like.

Anyway, I thought it is high time I regroup and get some support. And by support I mean blogging and facing the judgement of the internet. Nothing says “don’t eat that muffin” like attempting to be a transparent “healthy” food blogger and knowing you will be facing the scorn of invisible talking heads hiding behind keyboards.



Of course, I have just about as much time for this as I had before. Which means none. Which is kind of the reason I haven’t posted in about two months. But I’m sort of pondering what I want this blog to be now, the direction I want it to go. I’m not running anymore (more about that some other time), I haven’t been cooking a whole lot, and I work a ton. But I guess it’s still the story of me, living it up in the city and making the most of it. Which is pretty much anyone’s story, really.

So here’s to a new year. Whether or not it will be a new blog or not is up to the fates and my creative impulses to decide.


And let’s keep it realistic, people.


Yoga and Ramblings

Remember how I mentioned we have no Thanksgiving plans? Well, now I’m cooking dinner for 12. Next year I’m keeping my mouth shut. Should be good times, though. I just hope we have enough wine.

I went with a friend to my first legit hot yoga class in maybe over a year. If the class had a title, it probably would have been “Life Lessons and Lunges.” In between excruciating variations of warrior poses the instructor would punctuate his cues with inspirational phrases like “you are right where you need to be” and “discomfort is a blessing; it makes you stronger and more alive”. It hasn’t been long enough yet but I can tell my hips and shoulders are going to hate me tomorrow. Mental note: do yoga more often.

That’s all I’ve got. Here’s a link I found on Pinterest. It’s funny because it’s so awkwardly random. Go fangirls.