Author Archives: Lori

About Lori

I love to laugh, travel, and write. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to visit 47 countries and look forward to continuing to explore this fascinating world we live in. I’m currently working with the wonderful folks at Automattic, focusing on HR.


Posted on February 22, 2013

I opened the French doors to my tiny balcony just slightly. The rain had finally stopped and I wanted to get some fresh air. I laid out my yoga mat on the hotel room floor, and began doing one of … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged Lisbon, Peafowl | 8 Comments


Posted on February 10, 2013

Several weeks ago, Krista, the team lead, pinged me on Skype. “Would you like to go to these baths while we’re in Granada?” Um, yeah. And today we went. Ahhhhhhhh. A tall, slender, dark-haired Spanish woman showed us each room: … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged baths, Granada | 4 Comments

Churros y Chocolate

Posted on February 8, 2013

“Cinco churros y cinco chocolate caliente,” I ordered. The waiter looked at me quizzically. “Cinco?” “Si, cinco. Por todos.” A moment later he returned with five cups of rich, steaming, thick, velvety hot chocolate. And two platters of churros, piled … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged chocolate, Churro, Food | 12 Comments

Afternoon at the Alhambra

Posted on February 7, 2013

The pathways were lined by legions of slender towering cypress trees, dark green tips meeting the deep blue sky in stark contrast. The hedges, so neatly trimmed, sharp edges lining the gardens. Orange trees, with bright citrus orbs peeping out … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged Alhambra, Granada | 150 Comments

How to Read Email When You’ve Been Married 53 Years

Posted on December 19, 2012

Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad!

Posted in Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Bourbon Street Beckons

Posted on November 27, 2012

“Titties. Ass. Beer.” The barker saw me walking with the five guys. “You can come too, lady.” Southern hospitality. Nothing like it. We walked into a bar advertising a ridiculous special. 3 drinks for the price of 1? 5 for … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged Bourbon Street, Cafe DuMonde, new orleans | 3 Comments

The Near and the Far

Posted on November 26, 2012

I told the cab driver, “We need to make two stops. One at the Verizon store, then the second at a house on Napoleon Ave.” The taxi driver nodded and started off. While Justin was inside the Verizon store, I … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged new orleans, taxi | Leave a comment

Rainy San Francisco

Posted on November 20, 2012

I looked up and the city had disappeared.

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How Words with Friends Brought Me to MN

Posted on November 20, 2012

I love board games, my favorite being Scrabble. It’s a family tradition to play late into the night every Christmas vacation. When Words with Friends (WWF) came out a couple of years ago, I was hooked. Now I could play … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged minneapolis | 2 Comments

On the way to Skyfall

Posted on November 9, 2012

The car in front of us. Bond chick, perhaps?

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments