Mad Skillz


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I had to bust out the sewing machine early this year. Usually, it follows soon after I unpack the summer clothes (in order to ensure wiggle room for the new season), but my sad, sad backpack needed a little Botox—or rather, collagen. Years of wearing it the in the “cool,” non-beaten-up-getting way (i.e. over one […]

March 30, 2007

Final Jeopardy: Foreign Relations


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SOOZ: Which explorer first came to China with his father and uncle, Niccolo and Maffeo? ME: Um, Marco Polo? SOOZ: Hee. Yes. ME: Maffeo, Marco and Niccolo Polo? SOOZ: Apparently. ME: No wonder he left home. SOOZ: Yeah, it doesn’t really get more Italian than that. ME: Not with crusty bread and Parmigiano-Reggiano. SOOZ: That’s […]

March 28, 2007

I Said I Think I’ll Go To Boston*


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“You gotta go where you wanna go, Do what you wanna do, With whoever you (you!) wanna do it with…” And I shall, oh, how I shall.These next two months are going to be interminable. *Hey, annoying pop song: Isn’t this the town where everyone knows your name? Or were you being ironical?

March 27, 2007

In Your Face, Breast Cancer!


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LUNGevity Foundation’s 3rd Annual Lung Cancer Walk-a-thon: charitable peregrination of my love. I’m walking for lung cancer in just three short weeks. As CD noted, my goal is rather pitifully low; this is so I can comfortably make up the difference myself if I fall short. In an attempt to give all family donations to […]

March 21, 2007

Vindicated


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With the episode of the British quiz show QI in which Stephen Fry refers scatalogically to The DaVinci Code as “the worst kind of ass gravy,” my threesome dreams of Fry and Laurie bloom like crocuses through the snow. Happy Ostara.

March 21, 2007

Erin Go Beer


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My very first St. Patrick’s Day green beer.* Interesting that my younger brother and sister, 21 and 24 respectively, both knew about the green beer phenomenon. This either means that they are cooler than I am, or I am a big nerd who didn’t have a whole lot of drinking friends in high school (see: […]

March 20, 2007

Books I Have Lied About Reading


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It’s Doppelganger’s world today, and we’re all just living in it. Let me say that there aren’t many books that I have said I read when I didn’t, because as I am The World’s Worst Liar (caps necessary; I have documentation), it would go something like this: “Yeah. No, wait, the one? Yeah, I read […]

March 15, 2007

Ode to Jess, Who Probably Thinks I’m Stalking Her At This Point


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I thought perhaps a cardflowers candy triflesthen trumpetsand between the Mariachi bandand wagonload ofcurrant scones I realizedit was not enough–what I needed was an a oil wellleft to me by a caring relativelong dormant suddenly flowingfreely and I becamea major world powerunto myself, and could buyt-shirts from Anthropologieshop at Whole Foods everydayeven to just buy […]

March 13, 2007

When Good People Go Bad


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My mother got it into my head that we should do something big this year, since we are all relatively well, fit and able-bodied; thus was born the idea to Walk for the Cure. After much talk, planning, and excitement, I went to the website to read the small, monkey-wrench shaped fine print: if you […]

March 12, 2007