Army 101 / Autobiography / Cheesy / Coping mechanisms / Deployment / Relationship advice

Learning to communicate without your boobs

There are two basic truths I’ve come to believe about long-distance relationships: 1. Eventually, somebody will have to move; and 2. It’s really going to suck until one of you does. There’s an emotional intimacy necessary in a relationship that you just can’t imitate over the phone. Without that in-person intimacy, there’s a lot of … Continue reading »


Love in the time of facial hair

I met Ben and Taylor of Ben Powell Photography at Ben’s sister Gretchen’s Harry-Potter themed birthday party, which means they really met me in my element (read Gretchen’s blog because it’s awesome, and then scroll down to the middle of the page where I’m dressed as a golden snitch and covered in glitter, and where I made Joanna buy … Continue reading »