I finally broke down and did some major upgrades to the old fixed gear I put together in college. I think the only original parts left are the handlebars and the brake lever. I’ve replaced everything else over the years. Just last week, I replaced the wheels and the frame with those of a bike I just found on the side of the road with a sign that said “Free” on it. The thing was in near perfect condition, but had a weird seat on Continue reading →
I opened an Etsy shop! Ellie had gotten me a wood burning tool for Christmas and I’ve kinda gotten addicted to it in recent months. There’s a growing pile of wood burned boxes around our apartment, so I decided to start selling them (if anyone wants to buy). The first and only listing I’ve put up so far can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/483781697/ginkgo-wood-burned-box?ref=shop_home_active_1 And my shop home can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/dzawacki?ref=l2-shopheader-name I’m a fan of leaves and I have a stack of boxes with them burned Continue reading →
I got married. To the best woman I’ll ever meet. I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I got married. I got married. I got married. I cannot say it enough. To be fair, not a lot has changed in our day-to-day. It’s what we wanted and it still feels more special.
I think I want to turn this blog into a gardening blog. I have so many cool things, in terms of gardening, I think it would be fun to share them. For example, how many people do you know who have one of these growing? If you’re not aware, that’s tobacco. It’s my cash crop growing on the patio of my apartment. So yeah, I’m going to blog about gardening.
I’ve been away for a while and for some reason I’ve been okay with that thought. It lingered at the back of my mind the whole time like, “I haven’t blogged in a while and I really, really should put something up,” but there never was just enough pull to get me away from the other things in my life. Part of me wonders if blogging was a phase in my life, a really long phase, that I’ve moved past now for some reason or Continue reading →
So it’s been a few years since I was in Spain and went out for drinks and got back to the hostel and locked my glasses in the storage locker. When I woke up, I found them broken. I think the ear piece must have gotten stuck in the hinge of the door. Really, I don’t know how else they’d get broken in a hostel locker. When I got back to Ukraine after my Spanish trip, I went through the motions of getting new glasses Continue reading →
On my bike ride into work each day, there’s this corner where I cut through a parking lot. It’s easier to swing the corner this way because it is at the bottom of the hill and I pick up too much speed to slow down comfortably and I don’t want to fly out into traffic since it’s a very busy road. So the parking lot shortcut it is. But, unlike the slope down to the corner, this shortcut actually has a bit of an incline. Continue reading →
Guys, I’m loving my new job. I started at the end of February this year and it is exactly what I imagined it to be, and then even a little more. Since it’s been a while, I now work at CODAworx.com as the Magazine Editor and Copy Editor. As I mentioned above, it’s exactly what I wanted it to be. It’s on the career path I wanted to explore. It’s writing and editing. I work from home, well, my boss’s home (though the word around Continue reading →
I’ve been busy lately. Work has kept me busy, in a good way. I really enjoy what I’m doing. But I’m always wanting something more, something I can control. Enter FriendShipMate.com. Some time last year, Tinder was a really popular app for people looking to have some sex with strangers. Many people I talked to wanted to know why a similar app didn’t exist but just for meeting platonic friends. People to fill some voids in your free time who have similar interests as you Continue reading →
Okay, I think it’s time that I explain myself. For the past few months, I have done a terrible job keeping up with most aspects of my life and, unfortunately, this blog fell into that category. I think it’s time to come clean about it and to do so, I want to tell you a story. In late 2012, I returned from my Peace Corps Ukraine life and set out to find myself a job to do. In what I still deem to be record Continue reading →