Category: blog

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health: “more of a nuisance”

So, following up on my visit earlier this month, I’d been to have the stitches–sutures if you’re fancy–removed and I thought I’d hear results on my biopsy at that time. This was incorrect and the doctor I saw was a...

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home: BUTT OUT! …please?

In which my first world problem complaints about cigarette butts landing on my patio are vindicated with a not-strongly-worded-at-all memo from the management.

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health: cancerversary?

Nearly three years to the day of completing cancer treatments, I find a skin anomaly and all those old familiar feelings come bubbling right back up to the surface…

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spam: …eloquent spam

It may be taking a while for my coffee to kick in, but while clearing out the spam comments this morning, these two are definitely winners!

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blog: still here!

So yeah, it’s been a long time, huh? Shaking out the cobwebs, trying some new digs, and mostly trying to convince myself that people are still visiting this blog for posts other than the SNL Justin Timberlake and Beyonce sketch.

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in DC: A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas listening party, that is! All of Guaraldi’s music for the various Charlie Brown specials is amazing, but the Christmas album is one that I will listen to any time of the year without ever thinking it’s...

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music: Christmas Midgets

Every year, in my efforts to maintain a Very Swank Holiday®, I’ll often try and track down some of the lesser known Christmas/Holiday albums that have fallen by the wayside. Usually these are much older than my current find, but I am pleased to have discovered Christmas Midgets by The Found Sound Orchestra…

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in DC: Run Run Run!

Running for a train, I can understand completely… but running OFF of a train and potentially knocking down other commuters in the process? S’wrong with you?

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video: um, what’s that number?

It’s inescapable and undeniable, this whole Call Me Maybe song thing. I avoided hearing it for the longest time, and when I finally did, I thought “This is some perfectly crafted pop, right here. Well done.” Little did I know...

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40: different animals…

It’s never easy to look back at a relationship that recently ended. We cared for each other very much, but in the end we both wanted different things.

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40: the big (?) four-oh…

As I just received what is likely my last birthday gift this past weekend, I suppose I can safely say that birthday time has now ended. Especially as all of my grandparents have passed, so there won’t be any strangely...

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ads: Expedia Find Yours

From Expedia’s “Find Yours” campaign comes this tale of Artie Goldstein traveling across the country to attend his daughter’s wedding. You may want to have a tissue or handkerchief handy: You have to make a decision: are you gonna have...

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music: Elysium

It’s been three years since Pet Shop Boys brought us something new and the forthcoming album “Elysium” is proving to be well worth the wait.

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in DC: It is dark.

Good morning and Happy Hump Day to all! The boy and I are used to leaving the house early enough that we beat the sunrise, and even though we’re used to going to work in the dark, this isn’t exactly what I planned on.