Category Archives: Humor

Amateur Wine Snobbery: Tasting Room Edition

I’ve recently taken up wine tasting as a hobby. And like any hobby from scrapbooking to spelunking, this one is consuming a great deal of my time and money. In fact, I’m enjoying it so much it’s starting to get … Continue reading

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The Dos and Don’ts of Foolin’

The scene is Christmas Day 1991. Snow falls in the Chicago suburbs as an eleven year old girl in red snowman socks (that she still owns) wakes up at 7AM and runs to the tree to scope out the loot. … Continue reading

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A Lesson in ‘Crastination

At the tender of age of five, I was sitting in the doctor’s waiting room as my mother completed the elaborate registration form that would result in me getting a lollipop. I glanced over her shoulder to make sure she … Continue reading

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Adverbiably

With the proliferation of abbreviations, emoticons and emojis masquerading as words in our emails and text messages, we somehow seem to be wordier than ever when it comes to our conversational tactics. In particular, we have been plagued by the … Continue reading

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I’m Gonna Pretend I Didn’t Hear That

Selective understanding is a skill we perfect as mere babes right around the time we discover we have opposable thumbs. Dangling earrings, glass Christmas ornaments, shiny knives at the Olive Garden – all beautiful excuses to ignore the screaming “NO!” … Continue reading

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10 Greatest Holiday Movie Moments

I get sentimental every year Linus uses his blanket as a tree skirt for Charlie Brown’s sad sad tree, I’m on the edge of my seat when Frosty gets stuck inside the hot green house in Frosty the Snowman and … Continue reading

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Gift-Snooping Naughtiness

By this time of year Santa’s checked his list at least twice, so this leaves us all about a week to cram in as much naughty as possible while the man with all the toys is distracted by elf antics … Continue reading

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