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De-Schlubbing

Is that even a word? To know me is to love me, and to know me is to know just how much I despise dressing up. Over the last few years, I’ve talked of my penchant for wearing shorts and polos for as long as I can get away with…
jwa
February 11, 2022
Food for thoughtLife

Winter Wondering Land

It’s February, and for the first time in a long time, I’m back working in my home office, aka the guest bedroom. However, from what I can see outside the window, winter has arrived. Or at least some sort of winter, and judging from the ice on the driveway, this…
jwa
February 4, 2022
architectureFood for thoughtLife

A New Holiday

Who doesn’t love a good holiday? Or just a reason to celebrate? Christmas and Thanksgiving. New Year’s Eve (even with the hangover). And God knows a lot of us girls view Halloween as the Gay High Holy Day. However, today this gay geek has a new holiday to celebrate. Or…
jwa
January 28, 2022
architecturebusinessLife

Architecture Ain’t Pretty

Four or five years ago, a client chastised me during an early morning site meeting for not dressing properly. The morning was quite chilly, and while I thought I was appropriately attired, clearly, I was not. My heavy denim coat was for the most part keeping me warm. However, I…
jwa
January 14, 2022
LifeTravel

Christmas Post-Christmas

Happy New Year! Or is it still Christmas? Driving through the neighborhood this week, I felt like it was a bit of a toss-up as to whether it’s really 2022, or if we’re still waiting for Santa. House after house still had their Christmas lights up. And oddly enough, I…
jwa
January 7, 2022
Life

Christmas Explosion

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That time when you realize Christmas has suddenly exploded in your house. One moment you’re trying to recover from the food coma that is Thanksgiving. The next there’s a tree in the living room, a wreath on the door, and a dog…
jwa
December 3, 2021
Life

Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Or at least almost Thanksgiving! Hope you’re all ready for too much food, football, and the helpful relative at the dinner table who throws out the comment: “Let’s all go around the table and say one thing we’re thankful for.” Uh-oh. That has to be one of…
jwa
November 24, 2021
Life

Weathered

Fall is here. I know this not because the in-laws will be here soon for Thanksgiving. Or because we’ve just turned our clocks back. Or even because of recent weather changes. Fall must be here because I finally put on pants. If you want to know what season were in,…
jwa
November 12, 2021
architectureLife

Mundane Horror

I am not a fan of horror movies. I’ve never seen any of the Friday the 13th or Nightmare on Elm Street iterations. I’ve never seen Halloween, although kudos to Jaime Lee Curtis for still being able to work that all these years later. And you’ll never catch me watching…
jwa
October 29, 2021
businessLife

On the Road Again

My commute to the office is about to get a bit longer. Apparently 21 months is my limit for working from home. At the beginning of October, I started getting a bit antsy about sequestering in the guest room and started thinking more and more that the time had come…
jwa
October 22, 2021
Spotted Dog Architecture