Category Archives: Commentary

Waiting Game

After tying double knots in our shoelaces and crying to get what we want, the art of lining up is one of the first lessons we learn as a child. We lined up for lunch, we lined up for field … Continue reading

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Party Pooper Prevention

My circle of friends adores gatherings. Game nights, cook offs, birthdays, Tuesdays – anything is an excuse to throw a shindig. Sometimes we go big with over-the-top themes, Pinterest-inspired décor, and elaborate menus; but even our simple weekly Bachelor nights … Continue reading

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Social Media Could’ve Saved…

The election is finally over and I’ve already cast my vote for the winner of this season’s The Bachelor, so I figured all my major decisions were behind me for a while. Hasbro, however, has decided to throw a wrench … Continue reading

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Wine Math

I was recently perusing a new post, over at the always awesome The Food and Wine Hedonist, that was discussing the trouble with coffee math – the algorithm needed to factor six ounce coffee can directions into an eight ounce … Continue reading

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Last Meal – Happy 12/21/12

One of my favorite ways to get to know someone new is to ask them what they’d request for their death row meal (I’m sinister like that). More astonishing than the range of answers I’ve received – anything from mom’s … Continue reading

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How Do I Friend Thee? Let Me Count the Ways…

In second grade, our class had a new student named Brooke. Brooke had just moved into our little Midwestern suburb from a magical faraway land called Texas. Instantly, she was a shiny new object that had everyone’s attention. On her … Continue reading

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10 Reasons I Ignored Your Dating Profile

I’ve dabbled in online dating over the years – a few good runs on Match, a brief stint on eHarmony, an excruciating six hours on Plenty of Fish – and after much trial and error, I’ve had some killer dates … Continue reading

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