Geocache-o-rama Day 1: WINNER!

February 24, 2009By justinaUncategorized 1 Comment

Congrats to Finding Neverland for having the correct answer to the first North of Beautiful Geocache-o-rama! She’ll be receiving a limited edition North of Beautiful geocache tin, a la Terra and Jacob. Thanks to everyone for participating. Check back for the second geocache in this week of fun, tooling around the web looking at things … Read More

Inspiration Monday

November 10, 2008By justinaUncategorized 2 Comments

One of my girlfriends who paved the hard path I find myself following now sent me a wonderful quote:“Let yourself begin anew. Pack your bags. Choose carefully what you bring, because packing is an important ritual. Take along some humility and lessons from the past. Toss in some curiousity and excitement about what you haven’t … Read More

Book Touring 101

July 30, 2008By justinaUncategorized No Comments

A week ago, Deb Friedman—the official queen of cool, former director of women’s marketing at Burton Snowboards, and co-founder of the hip and all-new JustRightResumes—swung through Seattle for my going away party…and to geocache for the first time. Now that I’m about to begin China Tour 2008 (my upcoming move to Shanghai), it’s long overdue … Read More

Book Touring 101

July 30, 2008By justinaUncategorized No Comments

A week ago, Deb Friedman—the official queen of cool and former director of women’s marketing at Burton Snowboards—came out to Seattle for my going away party…and to geocache for the first time. Now that I’m about to begin World Tour 2008 (my upcoming move to Shanghai), it’s long overdue to summarize my favorite parts of … Read More

June 6, 2008By justinaUncategorized 1 Comment

I suck at saying goodbye. Really, I do. Goodbye to clothes with sentimental value (that hideous mustard yellow jacket that I bought with my first paycheck…why? why?). Goodbye to books (I miss them as soon as I loan them out). And especially goodbye to good friends…like my critique group who threw me an early-adios party, … Read More

June 2, 2008By justinaUncategorized No Comments

After the recent devastating earthquake in China and then the cyclone in Myanmar before that, I felt so utterly helpless. Other than donating money, I couldn’t think of anything I could do to help. Then I realized, sheesh, how helpful would I be in the middle of a crisis right here in the U.S.? The … Read More

May 27, 2008By justinaUncategorized 4 Comments

Ni hao! So…after a year of living abroad where I’d never faced quite so much racism in my life, I told myself, NEVER AGAIN. Hello? Did I really need to hear strangers tell me to “go home, insert racial ephithet here“? So how did I find myself 10 weeks away from uprooting myself yet again, … Read More