Morgan’s Rantings and Waxings

tales from an extrovert forced to be a recluse

2013 In Review

Well here’s the one time all year that I actually update my blog. I guess maybe I should rename this to “Morgan’s once a year ruminations on the previous year”. So another year has gone by, and as per usual, I’m gonna take a look back at it, both from a personal perspective, and a “best of” type perspective, so thank you for indulging me. And hopefully you get something out of this.. Read More

2012 in Review

Holy crap, so the last post I made was 2011 in review over a year ago.  I think my blogging instinct is officially dead.  And as much as I almost let this whole year in review thing die this year, it’s one tradition I’m just not ready to give up on yet.  So since we’re already 2 weeks into February, let’s look back at 2012!  (and thank you Charley for pressing me on.. Read More

2011 in Review

Every year it seems like I put this out later.  So I’m sorry for my lateness on this, but it’s still January, so it counts right? So Morgan, since I know you like to get sentimental, here’s the quick links to previous years – 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005.  And here’s some highlights of what happened in 2011: The year got off to a hot start when you proposed to the love of.. Read More

Costa Rica Trip Day 3

So one thing we didn’t realize is that the sun sets at 5:30 here, and it gets really dark almost immediately after that.  So every night we’ve looked at each other and asked “how late is it?” only to discover it’s 6:45.  We’ve also subsequently been going to sleep naturally way earlier than normal, and getting up way earlier than normal.  But it’s not so bad, because the mornings here are exceptional. Lovely.. Read More

Costa Rica Trip Day 2

We got up relatively early, and explored Margarita’s a little bit.  I believe we were the only ones staying there. \ After hearing several stories from Margarita, and some tips for where we should go, we rented a car and headed off to Manuel Antonio.  The GPS almost immediately got us lost, as we headed up a road that was only a road in the sense that there were not trees there.  Other.. Read More

Costa Rica Trip Day 1

Well we’ve been blessed to have internet in our two quick places we’ve stayed at so far in Costa Rica, so I figured I’d go ahead and do one of my trip diaries again, at least while I have reliable internet. As to be expected, the first day was filled with travel.  So Corinne and I spent the majority of the day reading and watching Six Feet Under and The League.  I love.. Read More

2010 in Review

So ALL of my counterparts and extended counterparts (ie Will) have already posted their 2010 in review, so I’m way late to this game, but oh well, I’ll post mine nevertheless. If you’d like to consult previous years, you can do so here: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005.  Every year I enjoy looking back at what my favorite things of previous years were.  Also, I enjoy looking at the little notes I’ve left.. Read More

Goodnight Princess

The good times of Thanksgiving were cut a little short this year when Corinne had to put her wonderful dog Edy to sleep this past Friday.  She’d been up and down for a few weeks, but definitely took a big turn for the worse just before Thanksgiving.  We knew it would happen at some point, as she was 13 going on 14, far longer than a dog of her breed should live, but.. Read More

Quick Update

“One day when I get old, will I remember living? Will anybody know I came and went?” – Christopher Andrus, December Shivers I’m sorry I left you all with such a tease of a post before, but as Corinne and I were on our trip, I got in a little over my head with what I wanted to do on this blog, and so I didn’t have much of a chance to update.. Read More