Category Archives: randomness

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … and I love it. That’s right. I’m one of those freaky, enthusiastic people who loves Christmas and who gets judged and ridiculed for it by visibly showing my excitement (and endorsing retailers for doing the same) anytime before the day my belly is stuffed full of tryptophan and regret. […]

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I’m about to tell you something shocking. Something that it took me about a month to even believe was actually a genuine thing I was feeling and that I shook off at first as either momentary hysteria, a bad bottle of Chardonnay, or perhaps a weird side effect of aging. Here goes. My computer has […]

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Brrrrrr, you guys. It’s a blustery fall day and I’m actually writing this sitting by the fire, covered from waist to toes with a cozy throw, a cup of coffee by my side (and a sleeping cat as well!), and the smell of my favorite BBW Leaves candle mingling with the smell of pumpkin bread baking […]

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The good old Friday Favorites are back, ya’ll, and I have two words for you. Shut. Up. Without going into a long explanation of the mental state I’m clearly in to be as hypocritical indecisive and flustered about something so trivial, let me just say that as much as I thought I liked the idea […]

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You guys will never believe this. I’m thinking of changing these posts. Yes, I know there’s only been four of them. Yes, I know I just changed the Friday Favorites over to them because I was sick of the Friday Favorites, but guess what? I kind of miss the Friday Favorites.   But then I remembered […]

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Yesterday I upgraded my phone to iOS 10. I spent a full hour playing with the new features in iMessages alone. I sent gif images, stickers, bursts of confetti, and floaty balloons to the family text group for so long that two of them went dark on me. Apparently if you have a real job […]

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“Pictures or it didn’t happen.” It’s not just how much of America’s youth — which is how I now describe the under-40 set — lives life these days, but also pretty much become our motto around here over the past few years. I’m not kidding, I take pictures of everything. My food, my cats, my […]

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You know the rest of the rhyme, right? If you were at my cabin with me last weekend when the power was out for over 48 hours you sure as shit do. Pun intended. But while you might not have been there heaving jugs of lake water up into the toilet tank and saying a quick prayer […]

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I’m baaack! Sort of. I’m actually writing this high above the Atlantic as we hurtle through the air toward Boston. Yes, Boston. Not Minneapolis as the DIRECT FLIGHT TICKETS we bought state, but Boston. APPARENTLY we’re down a pilot who became violently ill last night and since THE LAW says we can’t make it all […]

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In a few days we’re headed to London for a week, and you guys, I’m already exhausted. For the past few months I’ve been planning our takeover. Did you get that? For the past few months I’ve been planning our takeover. I’ve read and bookmarked Rick Steve’s advice (to the point where I’m pretty sure […]

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