Turning 40!

A little over a year ago, I had a serious midlife crisis. I was working a job I hated, my dad had just been officially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I was going crazy waiting for my agent to sell my book, and I felt really really alone. I was boning a lot of dudes on tinder,…

American TV is kinda making Spanish kids act more like jerks

Today during my class with 11-year-olds, the teacher had them tell me a little about themselves including what they wanted to be when they grow up. I expected maybe doctors, soccer players, musicians, etc- the usual kid fantasy. You wanna know what almost every single kid said? You Tuber. Some said "doctor and YouTuber" others…

Portugal: Women keep me sane

I came back to Lisbon for one last night yesterday. I didn’t see or do anything really. I just showed up at my Dutch friend’s place (the one who took care of me when I was sick) and talked for hours on her balcony as if she was my best friend. Travel does that. My…

This Cute Festival and Thouhts on The French

Apparently there’s this huge old car festival here this weekend. The two french guys staying in this airbnb with me came here with this car of theirs-it’s got two steering wheels and two engines and is kinda crazy but super cool. We couldn’t communicate all that well (we’re talk’n pantomiming shit lol) but I told…

Hitching in Portugal as a woman. 

Today I got picked up by this couple on the side of the road. Right after playing with that homeless dog (see my last post), I realized I hadn’t been paying attention. I love to go for runs and bike rides and get lost and then try to find my way back based on intuition…

This Spanish town 

         The afternoon:  I stayed inside all day yesterday except to eat. After exhausting myself for days on end, I got to the point where I heard myself say “oh great. Another fucking pretty crutch. Whoopeeee.” I don’t like that I have this attitude! But I’m used to spending longer periods of time…

Tinder girl in Europe 

My tinder date took this last night right before we realized this wasn’t going anywhere. I was tired and not really looking to hook up, though I’m always open to the idea. But I just wasn’t feeling it with this dude. And he was wearing a superman shirt. I’ve noticed a lot of men over…