Get ready for GOT, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Not everyone is going to be quite as excited about this first point as I am, but I also know I’m not the only one excited that finally, after two years of waiting, the final season of Game of Thrones starts this Sunday! Winter has come and gone and come again since we were lastContinue reading “Get ready for GOT, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Five things for the start of April

April has traditionally been the start of one of my antsy times of the year. The snow is melted and it looks/feels like it wants to be spring. But the weather continues to crazily fluctuate, sometimes giving you sixty degrees while other times plummeting back into the thirties. Things aren’t exactly green yet, but mostContinue reading “Five things for the start of April”

A Broadway soundtrack for your everyday life, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

There are two schools of thought when running long distances. The first, is the purist mentality in which running occurs without distraction or disconnect. Runners run and train without headphones. No listening to music. No tuning out with an audiobook or podcast. They just run, with the sounds of traffic, birds, wind in the trees,Continue reading “A Broadway soundtrack for your everyday life, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Turtles All the Way Down, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Somewhere in mid-June 2014, Josh and I went to see the movie The Fault in Our Stars at the theater. Based on the John Green young adult novel of the same title, The Fault in Our Stars is a non-conventional love story featuring two chronically ill teenagers who meet in their cancer support group, fall for eachContinue reading “Turtles All the Way Down, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

What’s on the wine rack?

Ink. has been around for 39 weeks, and that means 39 wine for your weekend recommendations and a whole lot of cheers. This has, ultimately led to two common questions being asked. First, have I really tried all the wines I’ve recommended? And two, which ones am I really drinking all the time. The firstContinue reading “What’s on the wine rack?”

The big March reset, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Has there ever been a month quite like February 2019? Here in the upper midwest, we have been pummeled with one snow storm after the next after the next. We’ve missed so much school that I can’t remember the last time we had a five-day week. I drive through a snow tunnel to get outContinue reading “The big March reset, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Hitting the wall, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

The first time I trained for a marathon, people warned me about hitting the wall. The feeling would be unlike anything I’d experience, they assured me. One friend who’d recently had a baby said that she knew she could make it through labor because she had broken through the wall in her marathon a fewContinue reading “Hitting the wall, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

thINK local: Bar Buffalo – Rochester, MN

An amazing thing happened recently. An international reader of ink. contacted me to let me know that she and her family were traveling to Rochester, MN, and they had looked up our Airbnb rentals that I have previously spilled some ink about. Unfortunately, all three of our apartments were booked over part of the timeContinue reading “thINK local: Bar Buffalo – Rochester, MN”

Thoughts on 31 day mental wellness challenges, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

I recently set out to complete a 31 days mental wellness challenge. More accurately, I recently tried twice to start a 31 day mental wellness challenge, but on both attempts, I stopped woefully short of making it through the entire month. This was not a product of losing interest in mental wellness, but rather thatContinue reading “Thoughts on 31 day mental wellness challenges, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Artisan pizzas: fancy and fast, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

If there was one food that I had to commit to for the rest of my life, it would be pizza. It’s got everything that you need: some carbs, some protein, some veggies, some dairy. You can pack it full of flavor. It’s not even bad cold the next day. New York and Chicago willContinue reading “Artisan pizzas: fancy and fast, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”