swear words

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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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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did you really just ask me for that?

July 10, 2010

Dear General Public That May Not Frequent Bars, Pubs, Grilles, Taverns, Nightclubs, Taprooms, Watering Holes, Gin Mills, Dives, Cantinas, Bodegas, Speakeasies or Anywhere Serving Alcohol (henceforth referred to as “establishment”); When entering an establishment that you are unfamiliar with, please be aware of your surroundings.  Look around, note how many other patrons have chosen the [...]


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the insanity rant

June 10, 2010

I may be at a lifetime high in terms of cardiovascular fitness.  I may be able to walk up the hill from the beach to the house at the cottage without getting all huffy-puffy out of breath like.  I may be able to leap small buildings in a… ok, not so much that. But I [...]


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thou shalt not save bridesmaid dresses **UPDATED**

June 1, 2010

Today I decided to give my closet a massive heave-ho.  Maybe once every couple years or so this mood hits, and I really purge out stuff.  I’ve been beyond frustrated lately with my serious commitment to the Insanity workouts (not joking here- cardio 6 days a week for 5 weeks now)… with no visible results. [...]


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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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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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food revolution friday

April 30, 2010

If you’ve been watching Jamie Oliver’s new Food Revolution series, you’ve seen him shining a light on the way we as Americans eat.  It’s an interesting show, and that guy is really very focused on his goal.  I enjoy watching him take on some of the hard headed stubbornness that is rampant across our country- [...]


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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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it’s not a book, but it’s a start

April 16, 2010

On January 30th, 2009 I was laid off.  Consequently, I began collecting unemployment for the second time in less than 2 years. I quickly realized the only way I could avoid situations like that again was to NOT go into another job where my success was directly tied to the purchasing power of individuals and/or [...]


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