Seven Things: I Learned About Roller Derby

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

This past weekend I squeezed in a roadtrip with Boyfriend down to Chicago to visit some favorites from my BC days.  KC was in town to support her roller derby league, the Gotham Girls, in the Women’s Roller Derby Championships and invited us to watch a couple bouts with her on Saturday afternoon. So. Exciting. […]

enjoying the autumn colors

Friday, October 29th, 2010

A couple weekends ago, one of my besties came out for a mini autumn vacay. Let me tell you, Michigan is so beautiful during the fall.  The only thing that would make it a more picturesque season is if there were a couple thousand lakes around. Boyfriend’s uncles accused me of being a huanted house […]


Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Welcome! So I did it.  I got myself a domain.   Which I guess means in internet land, I am now macnamania. I think this implies some sort of commitment to this space, or to blogging, or something.  A commitment that I’m not exactly sure I’ve made in any other way than financially, and a tiny […]

Seven Things: to do when you’ve got poison ivy

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Really Michigan, Really? I live here a few weeks and my welcome gift is a mysterious case of poison ivy. Mysterious because I have no idea how I got it.  And I’ve been told it has multiple stages.  And can last for a month.  Although the past couple days the itchiness has been almost nil, […]

a couple shots from Connecticut Wedding Weekend

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

cocktails with BC friends first dance Baldwin cake toppers eating cake BC girls cheek kiss sandwich Boyfriend and me

Spring Vacation

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

This past month I managed to spend nine days traveling to visit some of my dearest friends that I don’t get to see nearly often enough.  Vacation was wonderful, not a negative thing to say about any part of the trip.  My travels included 3 days in Michigan, New York City, and Connecticut. And here […]

Warm Heart, Warm Toes

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Dear Boyfriend, I broke them in for you.Happy Birthday!

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

2009 was certainly a year full of adventure. I can’t complain too much about getting to visit Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Colorado, Fargo, Detroit and Detroit some more. I honestly wouldn’t recommend cultural readjustment to too many people. It’s been difficult in ways that are hard to articulate. And now I want to go back to […]

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

After going through the pictures on my camera that I had yet to upload to the computer and realizing that they were nearly all of food, I’ve made the new year’s resolution to take more photos of people. But in the mean time, here are some of the things I’ve been cooking up. Back in […]

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Around here we always celebrate the last bit of summer and onset of fall with a Garlic Party. That’s right, folks. A party dedicated to garlic. Pot-luck style. This year my family contributed fettuccine alfredo with bacon and spinich, deep fried ravioli, papaya-lime-garlic goat kabobs, pesto stuffed mushrooms, and garlic and apple pie to the […]