Browsing Category : Life

Ode to Merc


Let’s just say that the last 4-6 weeks have been a little rough over here in the waffle household.  I don’t know if Mr. Wow felt it, but I sure did. So many things were just out of control.  Sleep, eating, stress, beer consumption, lack of working out, poor work productivity.  I felt as if my life was in a…

The Evolution of the Souvenir


If you are like almost everyone, vacations and traveling are something that you get excited to experience for months leading into the trip.  There is planning, buying the tickets and studying the new place you are going.  All this excitement and anxious energy builds up into a crescendo so that when the trip finally arrives, you can hardly believe it’s…

Happy (Financial) Independence Day!


Hey Wafflers and Happy Financial Independence Day!   Regardless if you are already FI, close to it, or still grinding away, today is a great day to celebrate where you are on your journey. Take a minute to reflect and smile because of everything you have done so far. We wanted to personally thank you for taking time out of…

Privilege and Perspective


Privilege This is a hot topic in the FIRE community, and it’s something that we have explicitly tried our best to avoid on this blog.  Not for any reason other than it’s a touchy topic. We like to keep it fairly light around here.  Unfortunately this post isn’t going to be one of those, it might be a little tough…

Making Progress by 1%


I’m getting antsy We just got back from a trip. It was amazing.  And I’m getting ready to go back into the office, I’m struggling. As I prepare to return to the office after two weeks away, I’m just dreading it.  I’m having trouble getting motivated to go.  When can I stop?  Can we quit yet? I keep looking at…

Adventures in Anony-Blogging


We’ve Been Outed   As you could tell from Mr. Wow’s latest post, we are wandering again.  Because of this, today’s post will be a short, but fun one.  It all happened a few months back.   Tales of Being an Anonymous Blogger   Like many others in this blogosphere, the Mr and I have chosen to remain anonymous.  While…

Lessons from One Night in Amsterdam


So, I’m sitting here writing this in the Priority Lounge in Amsterdam.  We’re enjoying a free breakfast, and a free cup of coffee in the airport.  (Thanks Chase Sapphire Reserve Card!!)  But I’m not writing this to talk about all the perks that come from having a great credit card.  Yeah, TSA precheck is nice, priority pass (depending on the…

Happy Cinco De Mayo – Podcast Episode!!


For Cinco De Mayo this year, we celebrated by going on another great podcast.  We love the Countdown To FI podcast, they’re fantastic folks and it was a ton of fun. Be fair warned, it was Cinco De Mayo, there drinks involved.  It’s been described as crass and crude, but that’s what makes it so much fun!! There’s also a…

I’m weird, You should be too


Weirdo. Freak. Misfit. Oddity. All these words have been used to describe me at some point in my life. I don’t know that it’s something to be proud of, and I certainly know that when I was younger it wasn’t something that made puberty any easier. I was always the kid with the big ears that sat in the back…