Tag Archives: Adventures

Ragnar SoCal 2017 Recap: Running On Empty

“Never again, never again, never again, never again…” I chanted to myself at 2:00 am as I struggled to catch my breath in the cold night air, hopping over sidewalk bumps and trying my best to ignore the drunk man serenading me from across the street.¬†Clutching the grimy pepper spray canister in my hand, I… Read More



Becoming One With Nature

I woke up at around 5 am yesterday morning.¬† To go on a hike. On purpose. This time last year, I was going to bed around 5 am regularly – whether it was due to insomnia or partying; nevertheless, I was lucky to get 4-5 hours of sleep a night. I went to bed at… Read More


Making It Rain

After a crazy New Year’s Eve in Vegas, most of which I don’t remember very clearly, I vowed to have a few dry weeks — catch up on sleep, detox and not go out very much. So, how did I find myself sipping a Jameson at a club while a woman tried her best to… Read More


The One With The Accent

The One With The Accent I actually contacted him first. I realized that if I had to write about my dating adventures, I actually had to go on dates (funny how that works). So, one evening, I sifted through the online dating site I’m on and found him. He caught my interest because he was… Read More


Stuck in NYC – #getmehome

I am sitting in the lobby of my hotel. Babies are crying around, people are huddled around the power outlets trying to call area hotels, car rental companies, airlines, family, friends, etc. Tensions are high, people are frustrated and I am doing my best to focus on getting some work done and figuring out a way to get us home.

We are thankful that our hotel in midtown Manhattan was virtually unscathed by Hurricane Sandy, dubbed “Frankenstorm.” Those below 39th street didn’t fare as well. But now, we are stuck. Literally. All public transport has been shut down for the next few days, our flights have been canceled until the earliest Sunday, finding a hotel under $500 a night is impossible and most businesses are closed or are cash only.

So, the three of us have taken matters into our own hands and have rented a car and will be taking a road trip home and making this into an adventure (better than a “sleep on the cold, wet streets of NYC” type of adventure). And we need your help. If you could, please consider donating a couple of bucks to our cause. Any proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund. And please share on your social media networks if you can. We appreciate all your help!

Click here to donate or share this link: www.gofundme.com/getmehome

Follow our adventure on Twitter:

@hanssie

@hashtagBrandon_

@davidRvalentine

And I’ll be Instagramming of course: @hanssiet


The Adventure (Angels & Airwaves)

I’m off to Birthday Weekend Celebration #2 with some of the greatest people ever –my Phoenix friends. I am currently obsessed with this song. It is my new theme song and it fits my life perfectly right now. It’s called, “The Adventure” by Angels and Airwaves… Even if your hope has burned with time, Anything… Read More