Category Archives: Life Milestone

On Panic, Wii Brackets, and Turning 26

Last Sunday, my parents and grandparents came over for a birthday brunch.  It was a great visit, but when they left, I felt old.  Ancient, really. So I did what any logical person would do: got in my sweatpants to … Continue reading

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On Lemons, Kindness and Turning 25

I’m 25 today.  I’m 25 today.  I’m…screw it.  Let’s talk about something else, yeah?  How about some other things to celebrate on this day?  Yes, that’s definitely better than talking about my age. March 16th is the day that a dear … Continue reading

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Things That Scare Me

The things that usually scare me include: Pastry goods at gas stations.  Those nutrition facts are terrifying! Horror movies with story lines involving the church.  (Read: The Exorcist.  Just awful.) Giving blood.  Nope.  Sign me up for ANY other charitable … Continue reading

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Remodel All the Things!

My dad has this little habit of overdoing things.  What starts out as a simple, easy plan will morph–without fail–into a more elaborate version of itself.  We affectionally poke fun at him by quoting this scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas … Continue reading

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No One Is Going to Do It For You

Big news on the suburban front!  After months upon months of house condo hunting, the headache of securing financing and scraping together the last little bits of a downpayment,  I am the proud owner of my first lil’ home.  Fi. Nal. … Continue reading

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One Year Ago, Today

Eleven years ago, today, al Qaeda terrorists hijacked commercial planes and crashed them into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.  Nearly 3,000 people were killed that morning, thousands more left to grieve the loss of loved ones. It is sobering … Continue reading

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Chia Seeds, Hot Cheetos, and Takis

This week has been full of discoveries. First of all, chia seeds are the shizz.  After months of following Kath Eats and drooling over her oatmeal concoctions, I wondered why my oats never looked that delicious.  I use mashed banana … Continue reading

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