Lifestyle

3 years into our 15 year mortgage and our tenants want to buy our condo 

By

3 years into paying off our 15 year mortgage on the Hoboken condo, we received an inquiry from our current tenants as to whether whether they could purchase the condo from us.
Sure is tempting, considering I co-own it with my ex. It’s a little messy needing to deal with each other whenever we need to find new tenants or deal with mortgage costs and renovations…

Adventures

A Smart Car in Death Valley

By

We booked a 2012 Smart Car fortwo from Andrew through the Car Borrowing App – Turo.

It was a wonderful experience!

The car is a little small. Picking up the car we were a little unsure whether we would be able to fit all our camping accoutrements in the back…

LifestyleAdventures

Why are there sand dunes in Death Valley?

By

Why are there sand dunes in Death Valley?

The sand dunes of Death Valley are in specific areas not because the sand was generated where it has fallen, but because these are areas where the sand has become trapped. The sand comes from eroded canyons and washes, and when the wind blows them to these areas, it gets caught and creates sand dunes…

LifestyleAdventures

Looking Forward 

By

It’s weird, 3 months ago, to think that I was heading out on a work tour through the end of May. Animal rights activism. Living in a van.

Seems so far away now.

It’s been 20 days – 3 weeks – since I quit that job. I haven’t looked back once. No regrets about quitting. It has been an unexpectedly warm, interesting, welcoming life I have stumbled into since leaving the tour.
Sometimes I wonder, “What is happening to Grace (my tour partner)?” I know she is back on the road, but I have no idea who she is touring with. I wish her well and hope that the tour has significantly improved since my form of protest in quitting.

Since leaving, all I do is look forward…

LifestyleFood

Eating Cheap – Raw or Raw Till 4, Vegan in Las Vegas

By

Eating Raw Till 4 in Las Vegas doesn’t have to be expensive.

Fruit in the Southwest – Nevada and California – generally is pretty cheap! Less travel costs = Less cost for you.

We are talking

$2 large papayas
20-cent ripe Golden Delicious apples
33-cent kiwis
33-cent golden mangoes
$1.50 10 lbs bags of potatoes
50-cent per pound tomatoes…

Adventures

Let’s Boycott Megabus 

By

“Dear Jennifer Liepin,
Please check your email regarding your delayed service.”
A 3 hour delay awaits me ahead of a 7 hour bus ride from San Francisco to the Los Angeles area.

Instead of the original plan to arrive at 7:50p in Burbank, I can expect to arrive at midnight.

Lifestyle

Why You Should go to Urgent Care EVERY Time You Get an Animal Bite

By

The last time I received a dog bite… I got a bad infection.

It is very important that I went to the Urgent Care in Cobble Hill, as when I took my bandaid off my clean looking cut was starting to look yellow under the flap of skin covering it.

The doctor pointed out streaking on my forearm – a red line extending up the vein of my forearm. “That is the infection spreading to the rest of your body,” the doctor informed me.
He used to hook me up to an IV of antibiotics.