Playing Paintball for the First Time

I try to live an up-for-anything lifestyle but when I was invited by some coworkers to play paintball my first thought was, “Voluntarily feel pain for recreational purposes? No thanks.” But not wanting to condemn something before I’d tried it, I reluctantly said yes and spent the following days in silent panic.

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Take 12 Trips: January

Well, another month has gone by and I feel like I haven’t had a moment to catch my breath. I’ve had a lot of new experiences but I didn’t actually take a proper trip.


So, like November, this month is going to be all about my mini-trips and what I did with what (little) free time I had. January’s Take 12 Trips theme is FOOD! What are you supposed to do when it’s -45 degrees outside but eat?

My roommate, that you’ve come to know so well, and I braved the polar vortexes (vortexi?) and did quite a bit of restaraunting around Chicago. Prepare yourselves for some food porn. Continue reading “Take 12 Trips: January”

Giving Thanks | Suitcasey

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and inspired by my roommate and nonbiological sister, Sarah The Half Dietitian Half Human, I’m dedicating a blog entry to the things that I am thankful for. I’m limiting my list to five because when I attempted to make it longer I ended up with a list of my favorite foods. Continue reading “Giving Thanks | Suitcasey”

Canine Spontaneous Pneumothorax and Bullae

Today I’m going to stray from my usual topic of travel and instead share the story of my dog Audi and our experience with spontaneous pneumothorax, bullae, surgery and what came next. We’ve spent the past few weeks going through tests, x-rays and surgery without any clear answers on what caused this, what we could do about it and if it would happen again.

There is very little information on bullae in canines available on the internet and I came across another blogger who shared their story (back in 2010) and I was astounded by the number of people still commenting in 2013 saying they were going through the same thing and wondering where the answers were.

Here’s our story, I hope it helps: Continue reading “Canine Spontaneous Pneumothorax and Bullae”

I’m Moving to Chicago! | Suitcasey

I can finally and officially announce that I am moving to Chicago at the end of August!

I graduated from Michigan State University and have been working and living in East Lansing ever since.  Over time, all of my close friends have moved away and I was left wondering what the future held and when my turn would come.  And then I received a text from Sarah, the Half Dietitian Half Human herself. She was going to need a roommate at the end of the summer. Continue reading “I’m Moving to Chicago! | Suitcasey”

Wanderlust: How I Caught It

Wanderlust: the strong longing for or impulse toward wandering. Oh yes, I got me some of that going on.

What better way to kick-off this blog than by starting from the beginning. The turning point in my life that created the travel junkie that stands…well, sits…before you. Continue reading “Wanderlust: How I Caught It”