Author Archives: Axis of Cool

Wild Yonder

I just got back from camp. Oh, what a difference a day makes. So my friend Meredith, and her two friends Heather and Kaitlyn, were talking awhile back about summer camp, and how great it was, and how someone should … Continue reading

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You Can’t Win ‘Em All, Even With A Killer To-Do List

It’s a mixed report here. There has been studying. There has been testing. There has been basketball. There has been success. There has been failure. The very worst part of the Architectural Registration Exam process is that it has turned … Continue reading

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The Balance is Hiding

I feel a little better today. Not because of the brutally cold winter rain taking place at the end of a brutally cold North Carolina winter, and not because the exam stress has let up; in fact, it’s gotten much … Continue reading

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The Weight of My Not Caring Would Sink A Ship

Studying for my seven architectural registration exams is going great. Thanks for asking. Fortunately, nobody I know is foolish enough to be asking, at least not more than once, because I want to think about this as little as humanly … Continue reading

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Yes. You’re All In It.

*peeks head around corner* Oh! Hello. It’s been awhile. Long enough that I feel awkward, like I bumped into you in the grocery store when I just dashed out to get something embarrassing like toilet paper, and I haven’t washed … Continue reading

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Dance Party in the Bathtub

I had a meltdown in the bathtub on Saturday. More correctly, I had a meltdown before we all got in the bathtub, and then a very small one during, and a couple more after that. I’ll back up. Saturday was … Continue reading

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Prospect and Refuge

Like a lot of people in Raleigh, I said goodbye to Sadlack’s this week. I said goodbye a few times, actually.  On a random day last week it hit me out of nowhere that I absolutely, positively, right that minute, … Continue reading

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We Totally Aced This Year

It’s kind of amazing what a difference a year can make. I started 2013 with some sparkly shoes. They were irrational. No walking can take place in these shoes. None.  But I loved them, so I bought them. Dawg was … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

Well.  We are IN it.  Ready or not, we are well into Christmas week at this point.  It is indeed happening.  How’s everybody doing out there?  White-knuckling or going with the flow, I wish you all the smoothest, most cheerful, … Continue reading

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Slowing the Hell Down

Gentle Readers, if any of you have had more motor vehicle infractions than I have in the past twelve months, well, sit right down on my couch and we’ll talk about it over a beverage of your choice. I got … Continue reading

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