May 2010

memorial day weekend and the idea of home

May 28, 2010

Memorial Day to me has always felt like Opening Day of Summer.  I know the Summer Solstice isn’t until June 20th and technically it’s still spring, but I’m telling you how I feel. For my entire life I’ve had a standing commitment to my family on this holiday weekend, and I believe the only times [...]


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time for hikes

May 26, 2010

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do it right or don’t do it at all; or why i’m not rushing to visit a certain winery

May 24, 2010

In what could be construed as a loosely connected follow up to last week’s post “what’s next?“, I’d like to talk about why I’m not going to post bad writing, stupid ideas, or just plain shit.  (And I’d like to suggest you not read on if you haven’t an ounce of a clue about wine [...]


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a birthday morning first

May 19, 2010

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what’s next?

May 17, 2010

The other day my mom wrote on my Facebook wall, asking “What’s next for the ambitious procrastinator?” My answer was that I was living up to the tagline, but I don’t think that’s actually the case. In truth, I’m not sure what’s next. There is a big cloud of waiting swirling around everything I’m involved [...]


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the hardest part

May 7, 2010

It’s July 24, 1995.  A little over two months ago, I turned 16. Right now I’m in the jetway that connects the airport terminal to my plane.  I’ve said goodbye to Mom and Dad, my baby sister and my friends that came to send me off.  I’m walking away from them and I can’t turn [...]


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what’s the life expectancy of a blender, anyway?

May 5, 2010

In a calamitous event on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 4th, 2010, the pitcher from the avocado green Hamilton Beach blender circa 1970-something suffered a fatal injury. I’m ashamed to admit that the blender pitcher/ sink faucet collision could have been avoided, and was purely a result of operator error.  (Please don’t ask me to [...]


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brinner with jamie oliver

May 2, 2010

A quick backstory to clue you in as to how exciting this adventure was for us- when we, Lisa and Kyle, were maybe 11 or 12, we frequently found ourselves hungry after school… and for some reason we were always craving grilled cheese.  Patience was not a virtue of ours at the time and our [...]


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