the incident

August 23, 2012

When your boss comes to you and tells you he really likes how you write, you smile, chuckle, and say thank you (especially when writing is not necessarily a main part of your job.) But, when he insists that you really have a special ability to tell someone to “Fuck Off”, and that you may […]

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four months

August 5, 2010

If you’ve been reading for a while you might remember my summertime to-do list. I wrote it four months ago when I was getting very amped up for this summer.  We were getting a taste of the weather that was to come, and I was itching for summertime fun. I’m revisiting the list for the […]

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can’t sleep

June 23, 2010

(The best way to view this is to click on the first photo, then use the arrows at the side of the lightbox when it appears to scroll through.)

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summer is looking delicious

June 2, 2010
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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 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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oh what a difference a pan makes

April 28, 2010
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food porn?

April 19, 2010

In the last week I have twice posted photos on Facebook of dinners I prepared for myself.  It’s not like they were anything amazing- a grilled steak salad and tabbouleh with grilled chicken- but something about them made me so excited and giddy that I had to take photos and share with my three hundred […]

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