How & Why;

We are Alicia and Jesse.  We met at a coffee shop in Omaha, NE and started dating sometime in October 2007. No, we can’t remember our anniversary so we’ve decided to claim that it’s on Halloween and leave it at that. At least it will make for some excellent parties. We’re one of those couples that we would really hate if we were other people.  We’re cutesy and obnoxiously adorable and exist on this weird plane that other people just don’t get. 

Now we live in Henderson, NV.  We’ve been here since late-February and managed to survive our first summer in the desert.  When we’re not working, we manage to keep busy writing (Alicia writes poetry, short stories and screenplays, Jesse writes screenplays and genre-fiction), working out (running, cycling and going to the gym), hiking, taking little road trips and working on apartment projects (most recently, repainting our dining room set and recovering the chairs).  We like going to shows, watching movies (mostly ones that make us sound like pretentious snobs), eating sushi and occasionally playing tourist on the Strip, among other things.

Big News: We got engaged on 10/10/08.  Alicia’s already worrying about the logistics of planning a long-distance wedding (it will be in Oregon) sometime in the next few years. 

We started this blog in order to keep in touch with family and old friends and, hopefully, to make some new friends. Whether you’re a current or new reader, we’d love it if you stopped in to say ‘hi’!


Why what?  Why have a blog?  I have a blog because I enjoy writing and I’m a bit of an exhibitionist.  It also seemed like a good way to keep in touch with a lot of people without spending all of my free time sending e-mails.  There’s also the social aspect — people from all over the world can connect with you blah blah blah.  Yes, we live in a global community and yes, people from all over could find me.  That’s not the point. 

The title comes from Rasputina’s song ‘Antique High-Heeled Red Doll Shoes’ — also because I’d like to think that description applies to me.  I keep my blog at WordPress because I’m too cheap to buy a domain and too lazy to maintain one (although that might change quite soon).  The theme is blue.  I’m working on not randomly disappearing to deal with real life stuff as I’m really starting to like it here.

That’s really the long and short of it all.