Camino de Santiago: Día 11

But...9 and 10?How can we proceed with life sans knowing what happened on the 9th and 10th days of my trek? Tragique! Indeed, there are pitfalls of walking and writing! A daily post is easy when one is going 13 to 15 miles. But I've started to walk a bit more each day, partly because... Continue Reading →


Camino de Santiago: Días 6, 7, y 8!

Mierda, Tengo Flojera!Isn’t hiking exhausting? Even when you have the grand epiphany that it’s actually just walking, which anyone with two functioning legs and some time on their hands can do, it makes one fatigued. Additionally, it makes one want to privilege consumption of food and sugary drinks over everything. Especially writing. Reading is a... Continue Reading →

Camino de Santiago: Días 4 & 5

Crucial InfoTrajectory: Pamplona à Puente la Reina followed by Puente la Reina à Estella Distance: 45 kilometers, or about 28 miles, over the course of two days Weather: Fan-fucking-tactic. Mid 40s, sunny, blue sky/puffy cloud situation. Pounds of Gear Sent Home: 3.3 Ounces of Gear Abandoned: 8 (book) Café con Leche: Impossibly cheap Pilgriming Around... Continue Reading →

Camino de Santiago: Día 3

Los DetallesTrajectory: Zubiri -------> Pamplona Distance: 13-ish miles a.k.a. 20.9 kilometers Cost of a Glass of Rioja: 1.80€ Gear Abandoned:Don Quixote de La Mancha The Day In Brief A snowy but warming morning led into a sunny afternoon. I started late, half because I was waiting to see if the snow slowed down and half... Continue Reading →

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Camino de Santiago: Día 2

Note: Le WiFi es muy lento, así que no habrá fotos en este blog. Trágico, pero así es. Deets Trajectory: Roncesvalles à Zubiri Distance: 21.9 kilometers / 13.6 miles Cheek Snow/Wind Burn Level: Magenta and Pain, which will also be the name of my zine when I grow up Famous Last Words "I'm never hiking... Continue Reading →

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On Mediocrity 2 (Belated Post from Nights of Yore)

Here are some synonyms for mediocrity: Ordinary, average, middling, middle-of-the-road, uninspired, undistinguished, indifferent, unexceptional, unexciting, unremarkable, run-of-the-mill, pedestrian, prosaic, lackluster, forgettable, amateur, and, my personal favorite, amateurish. Not even good enough to be a full-on amateur! You got the -ish tagged on! A man who weighed 500 pounds, lost 200, and is able to complete... Continue Reading →

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On Mediocrity 1 (Belated Marathon)

Everyone knows that the New York City Marathon is, like, the major running event of the year. People pay thousands of dollars to stand, freezing, in Staten Island with hangover-esque jet lag in order to run their worst time in a race distance that is, with the proliferation of performance-enhancing drugs and ultramarathons, increasingly less... Continue Reading →

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Cruelty Analysis in the First Degree

  When I was a little girl, or at least a less old adult, I decided to start a blog. I just fact checked the exact dates of the blog beginning, and it was July of 2010. Assumedly, a birthday had just passed (the 24th) and I was feeling, as the kids say, a certain... Continue Reading →

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GVN Update: Post-TMB

Since it would appear that the only place in the Alps I'm even remotely prolific - and remotely connected to the WiFi for more than three minutes at a time - is the Geneva International Airport, I should seize the moment and attempt to codify in 1,000 words or less the mountainous events of last... Continue Reading →

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