Category Archives: Travel

The Wonder of Sky Mall

I’m in the process of building a new home with an egregiously large kitchen. So during a recent flight when I saw the top corner of the Sky Mall catalog peeking out of the seat back pocket I couldn’t help … 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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The Shower Affair

This is my 100th blog post. And like any every other important milestone in my life (30th birthday, fifth annual Christmas party, ten-year anniversary reunion of the cast of Friends), I’ve been preparing for this moment for an absurd amount … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Don’t Ride the Sea Turtles: A Lesson in Scuba Diving

Thanks to my mother’s 1980s crush on Harry Hamlin, I spent my early childhood on Clash of the Titans overkill – resulting in both a mistrust of men with really long beards and a healthy fear of the sea. But … Continue reading

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