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|Posted by Nikki Yeager on December 3, 2013 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
Every day in NYC I have to walk the two blocks from the subway to my apartment despite the winter weather. Snow, slush, rain, freezing winds.. all of the grossness that can hapen outdoors in December. But there's always been one miraculous ray of sunshine - the zoo on 116th street.
No matter how late it is, how tired I am or how miserable my day was, I always (ALWAYS) crack a huge smile when I cross...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Nikki Yeager on December 1, 2013 at 7:35 PM||comments (0)|
Me and Daniel recently decided that before we think about having babies we should think about what we want to do before thinking about having babies. And that led us to create our own before-babies bucket lists of all the selfish and stupid things we want to do before being responsible adults. Thankfully I've done a lot of aselfish and stupid things, so my list isn't very long but I'm waiting to see what Daniel's will look like.
I'm posting mine below, but feel free to comm...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Nikki Yeager on November 20, 2013 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
Naples, FL is a weird place. Everyone I’ve seen here is over 50. It’s almost as if all the young people died… or they’re barricaded out at the airports. I’m not sure, but I do make sure enlist an elderly escort whenever I leave my hotel in order to not keep suspicion at bay. I don’t want to know what happened to the young’ns.
But the funny thing is, seeing this population of older people doesn’t make me fear being older and it ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Nikki Yeager on November 16, 2013 at 7:20 PM||comments (0)|
My mom and I were recently in Arkansas for a tradeshow. After a long day of demos, conversations, chasing down potential leads and then being blindsided by some regulatory questions regarding a particular law, we packed up and called it a day. An exhaustive, long, busy, day.
And then we discovered - SURPRISE! - we were staying in a dry county. Which is apparently half of Arkansas. For those of you who are unfamiliar with dry counties, that means there's no alcohol. At ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Nikki Yeager on November 1, 2013 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
One last Halloween related post for the season: Sexy Stuff.
I like to think of myself as an extremely adventuresome person in all aspects of my life (you'll see what I'm hinting at in a second). However, I don't believe I have to wear my adventuresomeness in *those* areas on my sleeve... or, lack of sleeves.
I'll be the first to admit it, I've been called Amish (at my bachelorette party) and Jewish (pretty much every day) when people reference m...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Nikki Yeager on October 31, 2013 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
Halloween in big cities makes me chuckle. Why? Because there's so much diversity and so many oddities to begin with, everything turns into a guessing game during the week of Oct 31st.
For example, I was riding a subway today in DC when a woman with a bucket full of old, wrinkled silk flowers, a blue cape and blurred black eye makeup boarded the same car as me. She came and sat down next to me so I spent the next 20 minutes playing "Crazy or Costume". She had the ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Nikki Yeager on September 22, 2013 at 9:15 PM||comments (0)|
So my mom is starting this business that my brother and I are helping with. Not to brag or anything, but we're sort of a super-family trio. My brother can program like a genius, my mom is a rock star teacher with years upon years of knowledge under her belt, and I can work really freaking hard (and read my mom's mind occasionally when nobody else gets her random wide-view thinking).
Several months in, my mom has imagined an amazing academic electronic health reco...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Nikki Yeager on September 16, 2013 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
I was a little scared to make the move from working in an office to working from home (which I'm doing until the end of December while living in OH). To be honest, I thought it'd require boat-loads of will power to roll out of bed every morning by 9am when no one was watching and my bed is, technically, in my office anyways.
But it turns out I'm pretty darn reliable.. who knew?! I've actually woken up and started work early every day so far. Which is great because instead ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Nikki Yeager on August 26, 2013 at 4:25 PM||comments (0)|
Daniel and I rocked Honeyfund for wedding gifts (which means instead of requesting fondue pots, fancy china and sets of sheets, we asked for people to gift us honeymoon items for the wedding). That took a lot of stress out of the honeymoon itself considering so many items had already been paid for (thanks to all the people who made that possible!). That being said we still managed a reasonable budget day to day.
Which was difficult considering we typically manage our persona...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Nikki Yeager on August 25, 2013 at 4:15 PM||comments (0)|
Ukraine is a funny place. They have fancy cars everywhere, but no reported income to explain their existence. They have a huge percentage of outdoor cafes and eateries but freezing cold winters that would have to shut them down (I’m assuming?!). And the strangest thing is, they have internet everywhere (seriously, everywhere!), but they don’t use computers for anything.
For example, at the Odes...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Nikki Yeager on August 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
History is a matter of perspective. Something I’m reminded of constantly while travelling.
A truth I came face to face with again while visiting a WWII memorial and museum in Kyiv, Ukraine.
The Iron Lady statue. Under the statue is the WWII museum.
Which shouldn’t have surprised me. I understand our history education in the United States is severely lacking (but I...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Nikki Yeager on August 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
I have a complicated relationship with Northeast OH. Just like any person from a suffocatingly small (but wonderful-to-grow-up-in) town must feel. I spent 17 years waiting for the day I’d get to leave that town. Waiting for the day I’d get to sprout into who I believed myself to be.
And then I spent another five years exploring who that person really was when the world interfered and idealism clashed with reality. Now here I am, back in Ohio, and left with a mix ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Nikki Yeager on August 22, 2013 at 8:20 PM||comments (0)|
I don’t know how we have so many divorces in the country. Because let me tell you, after that proposal, a relationship is in for a beating. A beating by a big, burly, 600 lb man with sweaty armpits and biceps the size of refrigerators. His name is The Wedding and he’s there to kick you in the balls. Repeatedly.
Congratulations. Now I’m going to grind both your genitals into pate.
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|Posted by Nikki Yeager on April 29, 2013 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
I was at a tradeshow this weekend for my job and had the type of fun a person only has at a Texan tradeshow (keep in mind, this is the same state the blessed you all with my quadruple chin bull riding pic).
Anyways, this year was particularly entertaining because our booth was situated right across the aisle from a time machine.
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|Posted by Nikki Yeager on April 28, 2013 at 10:45 PM||comments (0)|
My hometown never ceases to amuse people. Every time Ohio pops up in the news, it’s always for something outlandish and wacky. Almost every month I have another New York friend forward me an article or fact about Ohio and it’s always related to something entirely inexplicable.
So in honor of my state, and because it’s oh so funny to talk about, I’m including some of the weirdest OH facts below.
1. We have a lovely river in Cl...Read Full Post »