Christmas Miracles

If you're wondering who's been having the best week ever, I'll tell you that it's not Kanye West and it ain't Kris Kringle. It's these guys:


The Cimino kids. Not only did I get that beautiful banana on wheels, but after a YEAR of never-ending negotiations and boring bank balogna, my dear little brother bought his dream home, too. An incredible 200-year-old plantation house on 5-acres of fertile farmland in the middle of nowhere. It's absolutely incredible and most assuredly haunted-as-hell.  

 Somebody bring the proton packs.

Somebody bring the proton packs.

I've spent the last 5 months mooching shelter from kindly friends and family to save money for my excursion, (more on that in my next post) and now, it's his turn to take me in. Really, I couldn't be more excited. It's pretty amazing how it all comes together. Both of our lives have taken a sharp left turn down roads less traveled. Roads we never would have looked for, but that found us anyway. Now if only we can figure out how to get the internet...and running water.

In the meantime, our Best Week Ever is made 1000x bettery because we get to spend Christmas laughing, lazing and panic shopping with the funnest people on earth. Our family.   

 It's a Cofino Christmas.

It's a Cofino Christmas.

Merry Christmas, ya'll.  

I've Done Something...

Well, I've done it. I'm finally a homeowner; and I did it, as Frank would say, My Way. You know, the harder, weirder but more colorful way. 

I saved my money.  I got rid of all of my possessions (well A LOT of them). I left my job. I left my home. And now I have a new one—a drop-dead-gorgeous '74 GMC Eleganza SE

 As yet unnamed 1974 GMC Eleganza.

As yet unnamed 1974 GMC Eleganza.

As soon as she's ready, and for the foreseeable future, my address will be Anywhere I Want, U.S.A. (or Canada) 

I know I'm supposed to say that giving up a good and stable life is a decision I didn't make lightly. But, really, I did. I should tell you that I did hours of research and weighed out all the pros and cons, but that would be a fat load of bull. I'm an indecisive waffler by nature, in fact, decisions paralyze me and I'm more likely to make NO decision at all. But, this was EASY. On June 9, 2014 the thought came in, I instantly agreed to it and the rest is history. I haven't questioned it or looked back for a second. 

There is plenty to share about how I got from A to B, but I'll save that for another grammatical-error-filled post. For now, I just wanted to share the essentials. I bought an RV (a totally magical story), I'll be traveling and working full-time (God, help me) and I couldn't be happier—unless, maybe there was a baby sloth sitting next to me right now. OOooooo, or if I had one of those grooming machines from the Jetsons! Okay...I could totally be happier, but I'm pretty damn close.