I Dropped My Daughter off at the Airport and it was like… Nothing

Jane had a 6.30am flight this morning. She’s just arrived in the midwest for a week of rockclimbing, canoeing and camping with Outward Bound. She went last year and to say that it changed her life would be a gross understatement. The combination of sports and mountaineering has given Jane the ability to walk away from massive amounts of peer pressure to keep outside the fray when it comes to girl drama. So this morning I set my alarm clock for 4.15. I wanted to be up before Jane, have …

I Worried About All the Wrong Things

Yesterday I left my house at 10am and drove the Mexican Border to retrieve my daughter from a week at surf camp. Her camp was nestled between an Air Force base and the Tijuana River Estuarine. It’s not the sort of place you find accidentally, you’ve got to have a plan to get there. Traffic was magnificent from 10 to 11 so at at 11.30 I stopped in the OC and had sushi with Ciaran and felt good about the world. Then I had this hideous panicked moment where I …

Midway Car Rental Review: Filed Under She Couldn’t Make This Up

I’m in a Midway rental car. You see Friday night the doors on my car locked and stayed that way. Seriously, we had to get out of the car a la The Dukes of Hazzard. I decided that it wasn’t safe and that I’d bring my car into the shop Saturday morning. The dealership was not delighted to see me and asked me to make an appointment. I explained to them that we had 6 figures of cars from them and that with 15,000 miles on it, I was entitled …