So, who are we anyway?
Here’s a picture of us at Mardis Gras.
And, here we are just before our wedding ceremony.
“Wow!”, one might surmise. This couple seems to be both fun-loving and married. Both of those things would be accurate. However, if you’d like to know more, here’s a few vital stats:
Laura grew up in New Jersey, in a small rural town nowhere near the Turnpike. She left home for the big city, to attend Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. There she met a rather nice guy, who most recently has agreed to write this blog with her, which she promises will not be humiliating in the least. She was a kindergarten teacher in the Bronx (after moving to the true Big City), and also worked at an educational nonprofit. In fact, she is an official education nerd, leading her back to North Carolina to pursue a PhD in that very subject and fulfill her lifelong dream of being called Dr. Laura. She genuinely enjoys long walks on the beach, sunsets, and romantic Italian dinners.
Harold grew up in Maryland, just outside D.C. As you’ve learned, he also went to Duke, but in pursuit of good basketball. Harold spent the last seven years as a sports writer in the greater-NYC metro area. His first beat was bowling, which, unlike writing this blog, was fairly humiliating. Luckily, he went on to cover the US Open, the NYC Marathon, NY Yankees, and…well, high school girls lacrosse. Now that he’s back in the Triangle, he would welcome any opportunities to cover the Blue Devils, and would even accept covering the Tar Heels if absolutely necessary. Harold also enjoys long walks on the beach, live music, and biking. He sings “Hail to the Redskins” every Sunday in the fall.
Laura and Harold have an adorable and predictably spoiled poodle named Noodle. They plan to spend the next several years acclimating her to the Southern way of life.
This blog represents a rediscovery of the Triangle area, and possibly beyond, if our GPS will take us that far.
We’ve always been explorers and this time, we’re documenting our adventures.