7 Quick Takes Saturday!

#7 I’m listening to the Pogues right now. I’ve been on a Pogues kick lately, and I finally made my own Pogues playlist on YouTube after several frustrating attempts to listen to other people’s disorganized ones. Mine is perfect. It’s very short, only ten songs, but they’re my favorite ten, and they flow seamlessly from [Read More…]

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There’s No Gift Receipt

I woke up this morning with a swollen, painful foot and some lingering calf-cramps that I was prepared to ignore until my facebook friends intervened and ordered convinced me to go see the doctor, just in case there was a nasty clot lingering in my veins, waiting for its chance to make a break for [Read More…]

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I’m Back!

I haven’t blogged in forever! And I have a totally legitimate excuse. One of my friends came to stay with me for ten whole glorious days, in an attempt to ease my distress at losing my husband to Sin City till mid-August, and we had a fantastic time. We watched Firefly, went to the beach, [Read More…]

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Baby Butt-Sniffing: A Philosophical Treatise

If you’re a parent, you know what I’m talking about. That moment when you think you catch a whiff of something but you aren’t really sure, and you’re faced with one of two options: either unbutton layers of baby clothing in order to peer gingerly into the recesses of the diaper, hoping against hope that [Read More…]

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Stepping Up and Knowing When to Step Down

It’s kind of become a habit with me to write these wildly optimistic posts about how things are going so well in spite of my typically dismal expectations, only to have things crash and burn the next day. It’s like my super-positive posts are harbingers of doom, like saying, “nothing can go wrong”. As soon [Read More…]

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Post-Vacation Non-Blues

I was expecting this week to be awful. I was gearing up for a week of depression, apathy, and chocolate. I was prepared with multiple seasons of Doctor Who, the crappiest pop-lit I could find at Costco, extra butter and sugar for baking emergencies, and a whole drawer of clean yoga pants and t-shirts. I [Read More…]

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MIA

This is why I haven’t blogged in a week:   Also, in between my numerous modeling engagements, my parents rented a house on Marco Island and treated us to a beach vacation before the Ogre took off to teach his summer course in Vegas. The vacation was divine, we’re all properly sunburned and exhausted, the [Read More…]

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Independence Day

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, [Read More…]

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Double the Habits!

*I know I said I hate blog posts with videos in them, and then turned around and gave you a post full of them this morning, but this video is really worth watching. And not just because I happen to know and love this woman to pieces. She’s got a great story to tell! “I [Read More…]

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Rockin’ Love Songs

My parents are coming tomorrow, and I have tons of cleaning to do, that damned dress to finish, and our whole family to get to the doctor since we’ve all been in various stages of coughing/hacking/dying/whining/eschewing melodrama all weekend. But instead I’m going to join Betty Beguiles‘ love song link-up. I figured there would be [Read More…]

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