2014 in Retrospect

You didn’t really think I’d miss a chance to wax nostalgic on 2014, did you? We’ll talk about 2015 soon (boy, do I have plans), but for now, here’s last year in twelve months: January: On New Year’s Day I move from an Airbnb house in Maryland into an apartment in D.C. with two mostly-strangers, two […]

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Britta

There’s a new puppy at my parents’ house.  Our dog, Ruby, is four years old, and has been showing signs of wanting a friend, read: practically fainting with delight whenever a neighbor’s dog wanders into our yard.  Plus, we all like the idea of two dogs keeping each other company when we’re not home. My […]

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A Good Omen

A St. Bernard lives in my neighborhood. If you’re a dog lover, or even if you can summon sufficient awe for a dog the size and width of a Harley-Davidson, you know that this is a rare and wonderful thing. I take the long route home from work every evening, hoping to spot this dog. […]

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Liebster

A few days ago, Nora left a comment telling me that she had nominated me for a Liebster Award.  The Liebster is an award that bloggers give to other bloggers, specifically to new bloggers or bloggers writing small blogs.  The best thing about the award, besides the fact that it encourages blogosphere camaraderie, is that there’s a […]

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The Newest Family Member

I meant to post this while it was still Halloween, but became distracted checking out everyone’s costumes on Facebook.  So it goes. What I wanted to say while it was relevant is that things change when this guy comes out of storage every year: My dad bought him on a whim at Menards a few […]

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First Snow

First snow today.  Or so I am told.  Facebook friends told me, either by way of whining post or exalting post.  The mobile Weather Channel told me, with a background like cotton balls falling behind a pane of glass.  It still looked like sleet to me, but we ran out just in case. Ruby wasn’t […]

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Friday Favorites 4

This Milk-Bone marketing fail: I discovered this beaut in Target today. For the Fido who is watching his waistline.  Bring him home the low-cal treat he really craves. And if the caloric statement isn’t enough to make you pause and raise your eyebrows into your hairline (it was for me), the grammatical error surely is. […]

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Birthday: 23

I awoke on this, my day of birth, to darkness and quiet.  It was five-thirty in the morning, a time I prefer to sleep through unless I’m doing something particularly important such as going to the airport or being born.  I was born twenty-three years ago around five-thirty in the morning.  I was ten days […]

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