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A Maize April 13, 2018

Filed under: What Doesn't Kill You — meganorussell @ 11:30 am
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Once upon a time, the husband and I decided to go to a corn maze between performances on a two-show day. This was before we lived on a tour bus, so we had our own car and the maze was less than fifteen minutes from the theatre.

It was a beautiful fall day, and the farm hosting the maze was great. There was apple cider and apple cider donuts. We blithefully headed into the corn maze, ready to spend a fun twenty minutes winding our way through the corn.

About forty minutes later, we realized the maze was bigger than we had imagined.

Fifteen minutes after that, we realized we hadn’t seen anyone in a long time and didn’t really know which way the front of the maze was supposed to be.

We had to be at the theatre for the evening performance in a half hour. Subtract about fifteen minutes for getting from the maze to the parking lot and driving from the farm to theatre and…we were potentially very screwed.

We considered squeezing between the corn stalks to try and find our way out but, not knowing what direction we wanted to go, trail blazing could have landed us on the far side of the farm with no better clue which way our car was (the husband and I were late to the iPhone party, so no compass to be had).

When we had ten minutes left to find the car if we were going to make it to the theatre on time, we finally had to call the stage manager. (more…)

 

Entrepreneurship at its Best October 2, 2013

Filed under: Starting Off Strange — meganorussell @ 10:00 am
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I’m allergic to leaves. And fall. And mustard, fish, cats, dogs, mold, pollen, stitches… if you’ve heard of someone being allergic to something, I probably am, too. Except peanuts and shellfish. Somehow, I’m fine with those. These allergies and other little issues make my husband say on a rather regular basis, “I wish I had known before I fell in love with you that I was picking a broken one.” Sorry dear. You put a ring on it, and now you’re stuck with me. (more…)

 

Addict September 28, 2013

Filed under: Marriage Mayhem — meganorussell @ 10:00 am
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I have an obsession. An addiction really. I’m not proud of it, but try as I may, and no matter how hard I fight it, I am an apple cider donut addict.

If you’ve never had an apple cider donut, you’ve never lived. And I don’t mean one from a grocery store. I mean a fresh, hot one made under slightly questionable, possibly unsanitary circumstances. (more…)