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On Marrying a Christmas Nut: An Ode to Roam About Gal


One of life’s more eye-roll inducing marketing schemes is the perpetual lengthening of the beginning of the holiday season. This year, retail stores stripped the spirit of wintry bliss by replacing the rah-rah-rah of July 4th, with the immediate ho-ho-ho of animatronic Santas on July 5th.  Read more



Day 1

9am –  I’m at the Ohio State Travel immunization office today to get vaccinated for my upcoming trip to Vietnam. Had to drive through a group of picketing anti-vaxxers to get into the office. Someone threw a vanilla latte and an Ugg boot at my car. I got out, yelled “OMG! Jenny McCarthy!” to distract the horde Read more

Mike on Mike


Mike: Thanks for joining me today, Mike. I know you’re a busy guy.

Mike: Huh? I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear a thing over the sound of your awesome. Read more

Moist, and Other Bad Words


This post is rated R, so, if you’re offended by coarse language and sexual content…hold on to your fucking hat.  Read more

Raccoon Dog Balls


‘Scuse me while I get my wa wa’s out.

My last post was a bit long, and chalk full of uncomfortable feeling things. Sure, they were buried in allegorical stripper fog, but still, feelings…blech, right? Read more

The Gall of These People…(A Comedy in Two Acts)


Chinese Proverb: Monkey that throws poo has poo hand. Read more

Mike Vs. Japanese Toilets


Roam About Momma didn’t raise no dummy, but damn Japanese toilets are confusing/intimidating as hell…

After a 10 1/2 flight from LA, decompression hits my guts like so much airline food as I make my way to the bathroom via customs.

Round 1 – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Flusher Read more

Roaming About with Susie Lindau Like a Fly on the Wall!

Mike Says:

It’s an honor to have Susie on Roam About.

Not really sure how I found her…maybe through Brigitte; maybe she found me, either way, Susie’s amazing. She’s created quite the following at the great, funny, entertaining adventure blog Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride.

Check it out; she has more badass adventures over the course of a weekend than I do in months. And she wears fake mustaches. AND she’s a skier. She also does this awesome piece called ‘Use and Abuse Me’ where you can post a link to something you’ve written, then get exposure, and introductions to other great bloggers. If you’re new to the blogging world, this is a great opportunity to introduce yourself to a new community.


When Mike asked me to guest post for him while he roams about Asia, I sensed his anxiety. Then I came up with an idea. When roamers and wild riders collide, Mike could hang out like a fly on the wall!

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Some of you may not be acquainted with my Wild Ride, but it is always an adventure.

I live in Boulder, Colorado. During the winter, my husband Danny and I drive up to the mountains almost every weekend. March is often the snowiest month of the year.

Super fly Mike 1

Recently, we skied at Breckenridge where it dumped the entire day. Colorado resorts are known for their champagne powder since the atmosphere is thin at nearly two miles high. Warm temperatures transformed the usually light “pow” to heavy ice cream snow.

Super Fly Mike 4

At one point it became hard to see. Skiing off a head wall can be unnerving when visibility is only ten feet. It’s like riding a roller coaster in the dark…only it’s light.

Super fly Mike 6

Danny’s iPhone takes such high contrast photos, you can’t see how hard the snow is coming down.

Super Fly Mike 5

One of our traditions is to start our day with a hot tub, but after a phenomenal day of skiing, this is the only way to relax!

Super Fly Mike 3

Sayonara Mike! Don’t worry. Everything is under….. **crash**

If you roamed from my Wild Ride, click on “home” and check out Mike’s posts!

Where was your last adventure?

Leave a comment and I’ll stop by your blog!

Jerk and Clean: Commentary from the Arnold Classic


There’s one form of body modification that crosses the purlieu of my comprehension — a masochistic brand of transmogrifying fashion.

Are you talking about tattoos, Mike? Read more

“Housekeeping, you want me fluff pillow?”

Whos-the-BossNeeded to do some housekeeping like so much Tony Danza, get my blog thoughts organized, and make sure Judith Light made it in at least ONE post…

#1 – I got Freshly Pressed again! Woot! A warm welcome to all my new followers, welcome aboard. Thanks to Michelle, the most excellent story wrangler at WordPress. Read more