MBMBaM Live Show: A Portland Fundraising Success
MBMBaM Live Show: A Portland Fundraising Success

MBMBaM Live Show: A Portland Fundraising Success

My Brother My Brother and Me (MBMBaM) is a weekly comedy/advice podcast by the McElroy brothers.  On March 18th, 2017 I wanted to do more than attend the Portland MBMBaM Live Show. Inspired by the amazing MBMBaM community the McElroy brothers have cultivated, I wanted to give back in a major way. And with only 2 weeks to plan, my seedling of an idea unexpectedly flourished into a bountiful success.

MBMBaM Live Show: A Portland Fundraising Success

With help from The Sweet Baby Sisters, the Portland My Brother My Brother and Me (MBMBaM) community raised $869 for Portland Homeless Family Solutions, had a successful letter writing campaign, and spread those good good vibes. This blog is to capture my incredible experience with the MBMBaM Live Show, describe The Sweet Baby Sisters’ origin story, and highlight many lessons learned during my whirlwind of an adventure.  ...READ MORE...

2016 Camping Life Lessons
2016 Camping Life Lessons

2016 Camping Life Lessons

A list of camping life lessons I created in 2016 after a fun large group campout in Coos Bay, Oregon.  

2016 Camping Life Lessons

Just Simply Alice’s Camping Preparations

-Always bring something to share. (Well, something that people would want.)
-You don’t need your wallet when in the middle of the woods.
-Bring lots of Q-tips if you plan to mud wrestle.  ...READ MORE...

Airport Adventure: ‘Don’t Forget About Me in 18F’
Airport Adventure: 'Don't Forget About Me in 18F!'

Airport Adventure: ‘Don’t Forget About Me in 18F’

An airport adventure story about mindfully making the most out of being delayed for 4+ hours in the JFK JetBlue terminal.

Just Simply Alice’s Airport Adventure

While being driven to the JFK airport, JetBlue sent me an update email. My already slightly delayed flight was now going to be delayed by a few hours. This new change in my travel itinerary meant that I was about to have my second cross country red eye flight in less than a week. And, of course, I had work the next morning. ...READ MORE...

Stranded on Farm, Saved by Cocaine
Couchsurfing Road Trip Adventure

Stranded on Farm, Saved by Cocaine

In 2013 I moved from New York to Oregon via a loosely planned Couchsurfing road trip. My undetermined final destination lingered as I navigated many situations, including being stranded on a farm.

Just Simply Alice in New York

In the few months before I departed New York for this road trip, I had a series of many life altering events occur. ...READ MORE...

2016 Road Trip Life Lessons
2016 Road Trip Life Lessons

2016 Road Trip Life Lessons

A list of road trip life lessons I discovered during a road trip with my friend who was moving from the east to west coast in summer of 2016. I joined the last half of the road trip from Colorado to California.

2016 Road Trip Life Lessons

Just Simply Alice’s Observations

-Camelbacks are also great for staying hydrated during road trips.
-It is possible to survive driving through the desert without AC.
-While driving on the extraterrestrial highway in Nevada, you will probably see a UFO (i.e. a flying object you cannot identify). You may also hear strange loud noises. ...READ MORE...