Pulpology: Mark & Sonia's Intercontinental Absurdities!

<< April, 2020 >>
Recent Entries
Recent Comments
Re: Wanderfood Wednesday: Epicurean despot (by mark at 5/09 2:16 PM)
Re: Photo Friday: the kids are all right (by sonia at 1/03 11:20 AM)
Re: Photo Friday: the kids are all right (by krakestraw at 12/21 2:30 PM)
Re: Africa Always Wins (by lacyemartini at 11/05 3:01 PM)
Re: Africa Always Wins (by mark at 11/05 12:01 PM)
Re: WanderFood Wednesday: foxy overindulgence in Middleburg (by sonia at 7/18 11:27 AM)
Re: WanderFood Wednesday: foxy overindulgence in Middleburg (by cbheller at 7/18 11:23 AM)
Re: Top of the Loaf, Ma! (by sonia at 5/11 8:30 AM)
Re: Top of the Loaf, Ma! (by mark at 5/10 11:40 AM)
Re: Sugarloaf smooches (by wanderinglaura at 4/25 11:24 AM)
Ambergris (4) RSS
Atitlan (2) RSS
Beijing (1) RSS
Beirut (1) RSS
Celebrate Joan (11) RSS
Dead Sea (3) RSS
Florence (4) RSS
Guangzhou (1) RSS
Hong Kong (1) RSS
La Fortuna (6) RSS
Malaysia (18) RSS
Petra (5) RSS
San Ignacio (5) RSS
San Jose (2) RSS
Semporna (2) RSS
tours (13) RSS
Vancouver (7) RSS
Alajuela (3) RSS
Amman (2) RSS
Anghiari (2) RSS
Antigua (1) RSS
Arraial do Cabo (3) RSS
Aruba (5) RSS
Assisi (3) RSS
Bangkok (11) RSS
Belize (12) RSS
Borneo (7) RSS
Brazil (19) RSS
Burning Man (28) RSS
Cali 2012 (1) RSS
Cali/Oregon (10) RSS
Caulker (3) RSS
Chicago (4) RSS
Chichicastenango (3) RSS
China (1) RSS
Coban (3) RSS
Colombia (1) RSS
Costa Rica (28) RSS
CouchSurfing (12) RSS
DC (106) RSS
farewells (2) RSS
festivals (46) RSS
Finger Lakes (2) RSS
Frontone (3) RSS
garden (17) RSS
Guatemala (27) RSS
Guatemala City (1) RSS
guest post (8) RSS
Honduras (5) RSS
Italy (33) RSS
Jersey shore (2) RSS
Jordan (8) RSS
Kinabatangan (3) RSS
Kuala Lumpur (2) RSS
Kuching (1) RSS
Le Marche (19) RSS
Lebanon (1) RSS
Livingston (4) RSS
London (3) RSS
Manuel Antonio (2) RSS
Meet Plan Go (17) RSS
Middleburg (1) RSS
Monteverde (6) RSS
Mozambique (13) RSS
Nebaj (2) RSS
Orange Walk (1) RSS
Paris (1) RSS
Penang (5) RSS
Perugia (2) RSS
Philadelphia (1) RSS
Photo Friday (78) RSS
Piobbico (2) RSS
Puerto Viejo (4) RSS
recs (41) RSS
Rio (14) RSS
Rome (1) RSS
San Diego (7) RSS
San Marino (1) RSS
Singapore (6) RSS
Tamarindo (4) RSS
TBEX10 (3) RSS
TBEX11 (4) RSS
Thailand (18) RSS
Tikal (4) RSS
Tortuguero (6) RSS
transport (39) RSS
Treviso (2) RSS
VA Beach (1) RSS
Venice (5) RSS
WanderFood (34) RSS
Williamsburg (1) RSS
Xela (7) RSS
Search Blog


06 November 2007
Hurts so good
A birthday massage and an update

Many thanks to those who have sent birthday wishes, emailed, called, sang, actually sent paper cards, or some combination of the above. It's not terribly sexy to have your birthday on a Tuesday, particularly when it's election day as well, and even less on an election year like this one where you're voting for exciting stuff like school board and other state-level stuff. Yawn. But I did have a lovely birthday massage (thanks M, C, and T! you guys rock!) that was reeeeeeeallllly niiiiiiiice. It was mostly your standard swedish/shiatsu/reflexology/aromatherapy type of thing. But the woman also worked in just enough deep tissue massage to make it interesting. If you've ever had deep tissue work, you know how the pummeling can sometimes make you feel like you were hit by a truck. The more it hurts, the better the massage, right? That's kinda the point. But my new best friend Vera had just the right balance of tough love, and the end result was tres fab. Anyone in the area looking for a fantastic massage, I highly recommend Massage Works.

Right, so since I haven't checked in in a while, I thought it was time to post a quick update. The housing market continues to flip us the double bird, so we've had to formulate a new plan. Plan B? This is more like Plan x=πr²√Θ. But that just keeps things interesting. Anyway, the current working plan is to put the house up for rent while we travel. Sounds reasonable, yes? The rental market is actually pretty strong right now, especially in this area where you have military families and World Bank and State Dept and other transient groups. But it does present a new set of challenges. The two biggies are (1) scrounging up the money to travel with, and (2) getting the mortgage payment at or below what we could hope to rent for. We were aided a bit on the second issue by a new, lower ARM (which I still think was a clerical error but who's complaining). And to chip away at the first issue, I've dusted out the ol' resume and have been looking for an IT contract gig. I'm also looking at a few bartending options, just because I think it'd be a fun way to pull in some extra cash. Stay tuned for updates on that!

We're aiming for a departure date sometime in early summer, ideally to coincide with Eric & Dey's wedding in San Diego on 6/7/08. We may follow the SE Asia/India itinerary, but that may need to be adjusted for weather considerations. I'm open to suggestions! The timeline can be a bit more open-ended since there aren't any other family obligations on the books. (My sister is only allowed to get married if she consults my travel schedule first!) So we may wind up traveling for more than the allotted year. We'll see. First things first. And the first item on my to-do list is finding a j-o-b. Second item is world domination, in case anyone's curious.


Posted by soniaz at 12:00 AM | Link | 0 comments
Subscription Options

You are not logged in, so your subscription status for this entry is unknown. You can login or register here.

No comments found.

Post a comment (login required)