Smrt Thoughts

the incident- the days that followed

September 27, 2012

If you haven’t read the first post in “the incident” series, then this post may not make much sense.  This is the continuation of a very long story. First, though, I’ll answer some questions that I got, here on the blog and elsewhere, as a result of the last post.  Some people have asked why [...]


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the incident- the day of

August 31, 2012

I took a lot of time deciding how I should write this post, and I deliberated about if I really even wanted to.  Both Dan and I have told the story a number of times, and although I know each time the complete story rings true, it still concerns me that the full issue is [...]


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stare, swirl, sniff, sip, swish/slurp, spit/swallow

March 23, 2011

(The Very Basics was supposed to be the title, but the alliteration was just too annoyingly perfect to pass over.  Plus, it’s a little more obvious as to what this post is about, no?) What do you do with the wine in your glass? Drink it, obviously. But if you’re at a winery you only [...]


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in the winter

February 15, 2011

In the winter I love how huge fields of crisp white snow turn to a deep navy blue sea at night in the moonlight and I love the organic and undulating designs winds create in snowbanks.


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happy birthday!

February 10, 2011

That’s right,  one year old. A birthday pressie? Site redesign. YAY!


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top ten for two thousand and ten

January 2, 2011

It’s common for blogs to do a year in review and countdowns and such, so I’m jumping on board with my top ten.  That Girl Kyle has only been in existence since this past February, but out of some 70 odd posts so far, here’s the ones with the most reads. 10.  the insanity rant [...]


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local focus

December 13, 2010

Have you ever thought about what you consume and how much of it is produced locally?  Have you ever considered making an effort at localizing the majority of your consumptionistic tendencies?  (I know I made that word up.  Who cares.) This is something that has been on my mind for quite a while now, and [...]


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bring on the wine

October 27, 2010

Recently I set a new goal for myself- to pursue certification as a sommelier. As for the exact path I will take… I’m still deciding. But who cares- I’ll iron out the details on that some other time. However, when the opportunity arose last week to join a friend at the New York Wine and [...]


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the triumphant return?

October 4, 2010

It’s difficult.  After bombarding the internet with 2+ blogposts a week for months and enjoying every second of it, I lost my umph.  This past month is an uncomfortable manifestation of the fact.  I had so many options of things to write about- from tomato sauce from scratch with my mom; enjoying throwing my first [...]


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laugh, and the world laughs with you

July 5, 2010

One thing I take a bit of pride in is my ability to laugh at myself.  I mean, come on.  I do some really dumb things.  Laughing at myself and asking others to laugh along with me is one of the great pleasures I take when writing some posts for this blog. It’s also a [...]


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looking for…

June 21, 2010

Keuka Lake is a strong base for my happiness in life.  It’s been a place that I’ve loved bringing friends home to when I lived out of state, and it’s been the anchor that has kept me here (and kept me happy) since moving back to New York in 2004. I love the sunshine gleaming [...]


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