Secret Identity …

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you follow me on Instagram, my new IG name is gg92118. This more correctly reflects my new hometown, Coronado, CA. If you don’t follow me on Instagram (and may I ask WHY THE F*CK NOT?!!!), ignore all those links on all those older (pre-Christmas 2018) photos on this blog. The correct link is:

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Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Today is the shortest day of the year and the official start of Winter, although it’s hard to believe that’s true here in San Diego. For those few that follow me–and/or peek in every once in a while–on here, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. I had a great (and at times horrible) 2018, highlighted by the trip of the lifetime commemorated in the above image. I wish all of you the very best in 2019. I hope to have more of an online presence, including on this blog in the coming year. In the meantime (unabashed plug):

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Happy Anniversary to Me!

I have been lying  low since my wonderful 3-week trip to the UK in September and October. A number of personal things, both good and bad, have kept me from even posting photos on here, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my anniversary of moving to San Diego. It happened exactly 20 years ago today on Dec. 1, 1998.

It was a dark and stormy night. I flew into San Diego from Pittsburgh, PA on a USAir flight (remember them?). My surviving cat, Ollie (there used to be a Stan, too, thus completing the namesake movie duo), got lost for a half-hour or so as they unloaded the plane. We made our way via taxi (remember them?) to our new home in the Gaslamp District. I lived in that building for the next 17 years, albeit in three separate apartments.

San Diego has become my one true home. Pittsburgh is a dream to me now, something that pops up every now and again in my head (I still sometimes say Pittsburgh when I mean to say San Diego, but that just might be my advanced age). My hometown of Tamaqua, PA is just a box of (mostly) warm nostalgia, filled with childhood holiday, vacation, and school memories. I still marvel at where I live now, especially since I moved to Coronado a year or so ago. Warm weather, clear blue skies, undulating palm trees. What’s not to love?

I’m about to tackle one more move, down the hall into a larger apartment. I hope this will be my last move, but I really feel like I’ve found my space here on Coronado island. We can debate if it’s really an island or not later, but there’s no debate when it comes to how much I love it here.

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