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A long-running personal blog shared by two authors with completely different approaches to life. And a lot of large, beautiful photographs of dogs and nature and places we've traveled to. Rich in commentary and irreverant in style. 


We started blogging a long time ago. Our work hours never aligned with recommended psychotherapists and we needed to get our thoughts out. We are great friends, total opposites and long-time housemates. This was a way to communicate. With each other. With strangers. With consumer marketers. With sub-par meteorologists. With distant friends who wanted to see pictures of stuff we were up to.

This is the place. Our bucket of thoughts to share. You are welcome. 
(We realize that most of you are here for the dog pictures.)

Q: Name a Person That You Equate Yourself With. (Healey)


This is a hard question for me. I am not a billionaire Financial Visionary God like Yenny is. I am a complicated, frustrating, quirky, brave-at-the-wrong-times, culture leech with intermittent spells of total insecurity that then wax all the way to self-centered vanity. And then make room for cartoon level lunacy.

I don't fully equate with anyone I have ever met. I've had goals. For most of my teenage years I was fascinated with the Gibson Girl.

I think I was in love with how she made a pile of hair look romantic. And she always looked bored and encumbered by large amounts of clothes (as was the period).

But I think I had as much in common with her as a tropical bird. She still is a beautiful concept.

So, I'm going to take this question to the Movies. I'll change the question to make it more like it is asking "what on-screen characters have you found reflections of yourself in?"  I can answer that.

First and foremost - Natalie from Love Actually. She was a regular girl who got a good job and upon first being introduced to her new boss, the Prime Minister of England(Hugh Grant), she dropped the F-bomb 3 times in the space of 2 minutes. 

Then she could be found mentally berating herself in the background in later scenes. I don't even have to pretend to know what that situation feels like. It just wasn't Hugh Grant it happened with. I am the embodiment of a version of Natalie/Bridget Jones. And it is horrifying at times. At the end of the film is where I concreted my connection with Natalie's character. She basically attacked Hugh Grant at the airport with unchecked enthusiasm. The way one SHOULD greet someone they love. In my humble opinion.

For my more proper, moody side, I have Meryl Streep's character from Out of Africa. It is a beautiful mixture of ignorance, poignancy, life's complications and grit. Along with stunningly beautiful wardrobe and scenery. Of course anyone would say they are just like Meryl. <cough> A girl can dream right?

I've looked this destitute in a weird hat in the middle of Africa before. Honestly, I have.

I've looked this destitute in a weird hat in the middle of Africa before. Honestly, I have.

As for the rest of my wishfully equated mirror images, I offer the following actors and characters - all for very different reasons - most of which are obvious.