Category Archives: Life

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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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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For Your Convenience

  Just for fun, I was recently reviewing bank accounts to analyze my spending habits. So like a kid with Monopoly money, I used Mint.com to color-code my expenses by category, create a fancy chart of my monthly withdrawal patterns, … Continue reading

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Marathon Training for Winos, Lazies, and People Who Hate to Run

My best friend Shannon has this frustratingly positive effect on me. Following her lead, I’ve adopted some annoying and time consuming habits over the years – flossing nightly, wearing SPF bazillion sunscreen even indoors and worst of all…running. In fact, … Continue reading

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The Name Game

The other day I came across an experience I knew I might have only once in a lifetime – I ran into someone under the age of 20 named Tiffany. All of us 80s babies know that we have mega-eternal-exclusive … Continue reading

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A Free Tour of Trader Joe’s

Going to the grocery store is one of my favorite simple pleasures (second only to visiting Target). I love wandering the aisles sans list and tossing random treats into the cart without anyone shaking their head at my eight varieties … Continue reading

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Modern Tourism

When I was a kid, my parents took me on a week-long road trip from Chicago to Boston. It was disguised as a learning experience, but I’m pretty sure my dad just wanted to play golf across half the country. … Continue reading

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