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Eyes Averted

  • Hello, Is Anybody Out There?

    Hello, Is Anybody Out There?

    I hope to end my self imposed hiatus. I am dipping my toes back into the blogging pool. Follow along, glad to have you here. As with anything else, the break has given me a new perspective. I am in my 50's now and have learned not to sweat the small…
    - 1 Feb 14, 3:38pm -
  • The Return of Longfellow
    This might be the best text exchange I have ever experienced, so I will share.....Wicked H: Oddest text you might receive...I have lost my english cucumber somewhere between the kitchen counter and my car. Definitely not in my car. Hopefully the Boy…
    - 11 Jun 13, 4:52pm -
  • Wicked AND 50!!
    Is this where I thought I'd be as a younger version of myself? If my memory would work,I'd answer the question but alas.. I am in a pretty good place. This birthday did not come with a negative vibe which I am happy about. Age does bring wisdom, I e…
    - 4 Oct 12, 12:46am -
  • Smelly Goes to Kindergarten!!!

    Smelly Goes to Kindergarten!!!

    Time flies! Hope you love school, Smelly!!Love Aunt Wicked!
    - 30 Aug 12, 4:40pm -
  • Tick Removal in the Buff
    This morning at Casa Wicked, Remington the wonder pup needed a tick extraction from the corner of his eye. I decided I would jump in the shower following our 4:30 am walk and then tackle the task of tick removal. As I open up the shower curtain I…
    - 8 May 12, 8:46pm -
  • Advice from Aunt Wicked
    Dear First Love of Lil Wicked:Let me start off by saying that when I became an Aunt for the first time, I was delighted in seeing the world through Lil Wicked's eyes. I have to say that the past month has been gut wrenching watching my niece experien…
    - 26 Feb 12, 4:57pm -
  • Career Change
    A gynecologist had become fed up with malpractice insurance and HMO paperwork. He was burned out. Hoping to try another career, where skillful hands would be beneficial; he decided to become a mechanic. He went to the local technical college, signe…
    - 1 Feb 12, 5:14pm -
  • This Greeting has been Cleared by my Attorney

    This  Greeting has been Cleared by my Attorney

    (This has been posted by me before, we are in a recession!)From me ("the wishor") to you ("the wishee") please accept without obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, politically correct,…
    - 21 Dec 11, 6:43pm -
  • Holiday Season Version 2011
    Oh the Holidays......I know we all have the unique quirky family dynamic. Each one of us has stories to tell. Instead of waxing poetic or nauseous, let me simply give you a snippet of an attempt of planning the Family Wicked's Thanksgiving: (I phone…
    - 16 Nov 11, 11:38pm -
  • Don’t Cry Wolf for Me Argentina
    I love my family with the heat of a thousand suns. We were raised to love, honor and respect one another. My Mother is the eldest sibling, had plenty of love and attention growing up and to this day she is the most respected member of the entire f…
    - 18 Aug 11, 10:58pm -
  • 16!!
    Lil Wicked, 16! July 8th - OMGIt seems like only yesterday I was driving like a crazy woman up I-85 trying to get to the hospital before she was born. For full disclosure purposes, she coined herself Lil Wicked and still does as far as I know. As m…
    - 7 Jul 11, 10:38pm -
  • Schmucks R Us...Not!
    Do people actually fall for this? FEDEX COURIER SERVICE,EDO STATE,NIGERIAWEST AFRICA.12-06-2011Dear Customer!SHIPMENT CODE: CPEL/OWN/9856PARCEL #: EG2272You have a parcel contaning an ATM CARD worth Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars[$800,000.00USD] with…
    - 12 Jun 11, 6:51pm -
  • References
    My soon to be 16 year old niece has given my name as a reference for her part time job at a church. First of all, almost 16 – OMG!!! Secondly, has she met me? I called Lil Wicked to make sure I had my ducks in a row before returning the call to the…
    - 31 May 11, 11:09pm -
  • Happy Easter

    Happy Easter


    - 24 Apr 11, 11:54am -
  • Music Heals the Soul and Adds Much Needed Humor
    Some of the 1960's Hits Are Being Revived! Some of you may remember a few of these old tunes!!  These artists are revising their hits with new lyrics to accommodate us aging baby boomers and those of us who can remember doing the "Limbo" as if it w…
    - 6 Mar 11, 3:47pm -
  • Only in New York
    As we were exiting the performance of American Idiot, we noticed barricades being set up outside the theatre for the last showing of The Merchant of Venice. We were more than a little excited to be in the presence of the real Michael Corleone.We stoo…
    - 22 Feb 11, 4:09am -
  • Happy New Year!
    May peace fill all the empty spaces around youAnd in you, may contentment answer all your wishes.May comfort be yours, warm and soft like a sigh.And may the coming yearshow you that every day is really a first day,a new year.Let abundance be your con…
    - 31 Dec 10, 12:08am -
  • Untitled

    (This one is a repeat by me but we are still in a recession!)From me ("the wishor") to you ("the wishee") please accept without obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, politically correc…
    - 24 Dec 10, 1:31pm -
  • Count the Blessings

    Count the Blessings

    Life is too short. Enjoy your family. If you cannot do it honestly, it is my true belief that this is the exact reason alcohol was invented.Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
    - 24 Nov 10, 12:59pm -
  • Happy Halloween to All, Wishing you a Good Fright!

    Happy Halloween to All, Wishing you a Good Fright!

    Who knew? I wasn’t too inspired for the work Halloween dress up deal, but I was a semi good sport and had a version of this on: Not only did I win best costume but I have not been flirted with this much in forever. I cannot tell you how many men in…
    - 31 Oct 10, 7:20pm -
  • Save the Ta Ta's
    We’ve come a long way baby.If the entire NFL can rock the pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the least the rest of us can do is be aware and stay healthy. What we can do; yearly mammograms and monthly self breast exams. Ladies, teach your s…
    - 10 Oct 10, 5:40pm -
  • A New Year, a New Leaf

    A New Year, a New Leaf

    I have fallen off the blogging wagon and have decided that I need to do better. I lost my inspiration due to some unforeseen circumstances and felt that if I wrote during those times it would be nothing but a whine fest. Certainly not in a humorous…
    - 4 Oct 10, 12:00am -
  • Wallows Accompanying Swallows in Capistrano
    This was not my first choice for the title but it was far more entertaining AND it rhymes. These days it is entirely about me changing my tude. Yes, well about my attitude. It has taken me this long to understand that wallowing is not healthy or prod…
    - 11 Jul 10, 7:25pm -
  • Rainbows and Freakin Unicorns
    Pay no attention to the woman behind the curtain. I am trying to change up the negative karma plaguing me and those I care for. I am running out of options my friends. Any and all suggestions are welcome.
    - 31 May 10, 10:15pm -
  • Sad Situation

    Sad Situation

    Things, good and bad, come in threes. Normal daily activities of late have been more than overwhelming, therefore the flowing of creative juices has been stymied. By the end of this week, I realized that certain things are in my control and I really…
    - 22 May 10, 7:02pm -

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Eating Around DC

  • I Adour Bubbles

    I Adour Bubbles

    The St. Regis in DC is located mere blocks from the White House, but until recently, when I was looking for an elegant, yet classical Washingtonian cocktail experience, I would think Hay Adams or (the recently redone) Jefferson.  But on the first da…
    - 19 May 16, 8:33pm -
  • Tweet, Tweet

    Tweet, Tweet

    Working Mom = Eating Around DC's evolution to Twitter.  Follow me at EatingAroundDC for the same juicy commentary, just in smaller bites!
    - 7 Jan 14, 7:25pm -
  • A Fresh Post (finally)

    A Fresh Post (finally)

    Yes, I know, I have not posted in far too long.  I underestimated how much pregnancy changes your palette, tastes, and ability to sit for longer than 45 minutes at any given time; B and I eat out less and my preference tends be for the casual, no fr…
    - 24 May 12, 7:11pm -
  • An Over-the-Top Neighborhood OREO Creation

    An Over-the-Top  Neighborhood OREO Creation

    Clarendon's Bakeshop offers delicious treats, friendly service, and a laid-back, family vibe; in other words, it is about as far as you can get in taste and feel from DC's most hyped dessert destination.  The small, bright shop is tucked away in…
    - 15 Mar 12, 6:38pm -
  • Eating Around DC Feeds Three: B, Me, Bump

    Eating Around DC Feeds Three: B, Me, Bump

    You may have noticed Eating Around DC has been in bit of winter hibernation.  Have I stopped enjoying the culinary offerings that this city has to offer?  Am I no longer traveling and looking for tasty food finds?  Well, yes... sort of.  My app…
    - 24 Feb 12, 11:27pm -
  • A breath of fresh bakery air: LeoNora

    A breath of fresh bakery air: LeoNora

    LeoNora Bakery dazzles with the founder's earnest and successful dedication to the fine art of French bread and pastry making.  The baguette is the closest to a traditional Parisian that B and I have found in DC--with LeoNora's opening, Patisserie P…
    - 16 Jan 12, 8:36pm -
  • Food Field Trip Miami: My Favorite Crab

    Food Field Trip Miami: My Favorite Crab

    Joe's Stone CrabMy new year's resolution--such that I have one--is to finally clear out my backlog of draft blog entries, which is chock-full of a number of fantastic food finds, both near and far, discovered in late 2011.  I have been incredibly…
    - 28 Dec 11, 9:39pm -
  • Food Field Trip NYC: The Big Cheese

    Food Field Trip NYC: The Big Cheese

    Cheese is generally a versatile, shareable, and affordable indulgence.  So how about a breakfast, lunch, and dinner cheese itinerary for NYC?  You got it!To start, head to Viva la Crepe! on Bleecker Street in the West Village, these days also kno…
    - 7 Dec 11, 2:08pm -
  • Food Field Trip NYC: Snoopy goes Gaga

    Food Field Trip NYC: Snoopy goes Gaga

    This year B and I escaped to New York City for Thanksgiving.  Thanks to stumbling upon Jet Luxury, a company that manages rooms in 4 and 5 star hotels, we snagged a great rate at the indulgent Trump Soho.  I am not a fan of The Donald in any wa…
    - 30 Nov 11, 2:24pm -
  • Ray'slon-Ballston Corridor

    Ray'slon-Ballston Corridor

    With last month's quiet opening of Ray's to the Third, the latest creation of Michael Landrum, Wilson Blvd is fast becoming Ray's World.  The restaurant occupies the sprawling first floor space of the Bennett Park apartments -- the long speculated l…
    - 16 Nov 11, 4:48pm -
  • Food Field Trip Havana: Time Travel

    Food Field Trip Havana: Time Travel

    Without question, Cuba is one of the most challenging international destinations to (legally) visit for a US citizen. Though the country possesses a rich and unique culinary tradition, the embargo has taken its toll on the country's cuisine and for t…
    - 7 Nov 11, 5:04pm -
  • Off to Cuba -- Fill 'r Up

    Off to Cuba -- Fill 'r Up

    Fast Gourmet's Cuban Sandwich with Eggplant friesFall is my is my favorite time of year to travel.  Mild temperatures with just a hint of crispness abound and the tourist crowds are minimal.  As I look back over entries from past autumns, I reali…
    - 25 Oct 11, 12:33pm -
  • Oyamel's Little Dishes from the Streets

    Oyamel's Little Dishes from the Streets

    Oyamel: Fried Masa Cakes with Shredded Duck ConfitI was slow to embrace the tapas craze.  The stress of having to choose several small plates instead of just one entree outweighed the inherent benefit -- variety.  But I have recently discovered…
    - 23 Oct 11, 2:25pm -
  • Graffiato...Go!

    Graffiato...Go!

    Graffiato's Pumpkin Zeppoles Nestled in CaramelBlah describes the way I have been feeling lately about the newcomers to the DC dining scene.  But, and this is a big but, when B and I tried Graffiato this past weekend that Blah feeling instantly mor…
    - 19 Oct 11, 6:12pm -
  • Local Beers Pour onto the Scene at Shirlington Oktoberfest

    Local Beers Pour onto the Scene at Shirlington Oktoberfest

    Capitol City hosted the 12th Annual Oktoberfest this past Saturday in Arlington's Shirlington Village.  Bright sunshine brought above-average autumn temperatures and set the scene for a delightful afternoon.  Combine 40+ plus breweries, German foo…
    - 12 Oct 11, 1:28am -
  • How will it end? The Trials of an Ice Cream Pioneer

    How will it end?  The Trials of an Ice Cream Pioneer

    When I heard the news that Friendly's filed for bankcrupcy earlier this week, a wave of sadness and nostalgia washed over me. This cannot happen. Where else can you get peanut butter sauce, cone head and happy endings but at this classic New Englan…
    - 6 Oct 11, 2:15pm -
  • Grape Juice for Adults

    Grape Juice for Adults

    Food Field Trip Napa Valley 2010A glass of crisp chardonnay on a summer day cools and refreshes. A flute of champagne exudes excitement and celebration. A Burgundy on a brisk fall evening warms and charms.  And let's face it, in a city that works as…
    - 5 Oct 11, 12:26am -
  • The Big Cheese: Grilled Cheese on Wheels

    The Big Cheese: Grilled Cheese on Wheels

    On countless mornings this summer, I jogged by a curious site parked in Rosslyn: a truck with a suspiciously happy grilled cheese sandwich painted on the side.  But at 7 in the morning, the truck was in sleeping not serving mode.  It was not until…
    - 27 Sep 11, 8:45pm -
  • Food (Almost) Field Trip: Volt

    Food (Almost) Field Trip: Volt

    Maine Lobster Prepared a la Volt, FrederickWithout traffic on I-270 (how often does that happen?), Frederick, Maryland is a 45 minute drive from DC; in rush hour (most of the afternoon), it can take twice the time.  So to Eating Around DC, dining i…
    - 22 Sep 11, 2:09pm -
  • Cava Mezze's Spicy Balls

    Cava Mezze's Spicy Balls

    Dip Sampler at Clarendon's Cava Mezze With all the buzz about Ben and Jerry's release of Schweddy Balls ice cream, I found it an amusing coincidence that the majority of items we ordered this past Friday at Cava Mezze came in spherical form.  As th…
    - 12 Sep 11, 12:49pm -
  • Current Mexican Fix: Taqueria Poblano

    Current Mexican Fix: Taqueria Poblano

    Taqueria Poblano Tres EnchiladasI am a Mexican food junkie.  I love the confluence of spicy and sweet, the succulent meats, and the liberal use of cheese, beans, and avocado.  This past month, I have been repeatedly drawn back to Del Ray's Taqueria…
    - 8 Sep 11, 4:34pm -
  • Food Field Trip: Mythical, Magical New Orleans

    Food Field Trip: Mythical, Magical New Orleans

    New Orleans is a city shrouded in historical legend; its dining scene is no exception. Where else but New Orleans is there an open-air 24 hour table-service restaurant, Cafe Du Monde, that serves but one thing? The beignet order consists of three…
    - 30 Aug 11, 12:36pm -
  • Eating Around DC Hurricane Hunkering

    Eating Around DC Hurricane Hunkering

    Arlingtontians Stocking up before the Storm Back-to-back posts with a natural disaster theme is a first for Eating Around DC.  In the words of the Barefoot Contessa, how bad could that be?  I guess we will see...With Hurricane Irene upon us…
    - 27 Aug 11, 4:15pm -
  • Eating Around DC Earthquake Edition

    Eating Around DC Earthquake Edition

    Hot N' Sour Soup before the Shake I just experienced my most memorable lunch, though not for the reasons one might ordinarily expect.  A 5.8 magnitude Earthquake struck the DC area while I was slurping on hot and sour soup at TNR Cafe in Arling…
    - 24 Aug 11, 4:37pm -
  • Food Field Trip: Do you know what it means to miss...

    Food Field Trip: Do you know what it means to miss...

    Parkway Bakery and Tavern Shrimp Po Boy ...New Orleans?  The spirit and culture of the city--its people, its food, its music--are infectious.  Allow me to relay but one story.On my last day in the city yesterday, I happened to step into Marlin…
    - 20 Aug 11, 1:11pm -

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Eat Run Read

  • Peru: The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

    Peru: The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

    The much-anticipated Great Peruvian Adventure, starting with the Salkantay Trek, got off to a rocky start. Chris and I intended to fly out Friday afternoon, arrive in Cuzco early Saturday morning, and then spend our first day in the city acclimatizin…
    - 21 Sep 16, 5:19pm -
  • Peru: Rainbow Mountain & Trekking the Ausangate Circuit

    Peru: Rainbow Mountain & Trekking the Ausangate Circuit

    The Ausangate Circuit has to be one of the most insanely spectacular least-known treks in the world. It's one of the highest in Peru -- never dropping below 14,000 feet -- including 4 mountain passes, continuous glacial views, multiple high-altitu…
    - 16 Sep 16, 4:16pm -
  • The Best Flourless Chocolate Cake + Major Life Updates

    The Best Flourless Chocolate Cake + Major Life Updates

    It's been a long time! Last time I blogged I was in Europe. Wow. Since then I've been based in Cambridge and had a summer-full of adventures in Newport, Tahoe, Sonoma County, San Francisco, and New Hampshire.And I'm happy to announce that my next and…
    - 28 Jul 16, 5:45pm -
  • Cake of the Week: Pink Velvet Raspberry Cheesecake

    Cake of the Week: Pink Velvet Raspberry Cheesecake

    You may have heard we had a bit of a snowstorm here on the East Coast last weekend. I worked from home on Friday, fitting in a mid-day tempo run just as the first flakes began to fall. By Friday night it was a blizzard, and by Saturday morning the ou…
    - 30 Jan 16, 6:33pm -
  • Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I can't say I'm much of a football fan (shocking I know from a girl who blogs about books and baked goods). I'm not anti-football, I'm just indifferent as to who throws a thing or kicks a thing or wins or loses or runs where on the field over an insa…
    - 23 Jan 16, 5:13pm -
  • Homemade Marshmallows

    Homemade Marshmallows

    Making marshmallows is like making magic. Watch the silky soft semi-translucent peaks of egg whites transform into thick and shiny white swirls of marshmallow before your eyes. Create a substantial and yet pillowy light something, then slowly but…
    - 2 Jan 16, 5:41pm -
  • Literary Bite: My Favorite Quotes This Year

    Literary Bite: My Favorite Quotes This Year

    Nowadays I'm a sorry excuse for a blogger. But life sometimes gets in the way -- you understand -- and the more momentum you lose on a project so finicky as writing, the harder it is to get it back. I write to you now from Tahoe, two days after Chri…
    - 27 Dec 15, 8:46pm -
  • Boston Marathon Race Report

    Boston Marathon Race Report

    I ran the Boston Marathon!!! Saying hey to Coach at Mile 9!This was my second marathon ever and ohhh man. You may not be able to tell by the pictures, but it was rough. Now, two days later, I would like to tell you that I will never run again and de…
    - 29 Oct 15, 4:22pm -
  • Montenegro: The Beaches, Oh the Beaches!

    Montenegro: The Beaches, Oh the Beaches!

    After two weeks of vacation, we needed a vacation.* So we headed to Montenegro, the most beautiful little country no one knows anything about. To get here we drove down the Dalmatian Coast at sunset, which is just as beautiful and exotic as it sound…
    - 28 Jun 15, 2:40pm -
  • Azerbaijan, aka We Made it to Absurdistan!

    Azerbaijan, aka We Made it to Absurdistan!

    After a 15-hour train ride (which was all fun and games and midnight train car dance parties until they turned off the AC at 2am and I fainted), our group finally arrived at the inspiration for this entire trip: Baku, Azerbaijan. This once cosmopo…
    - 28 Jun 15, 2:26pm -
  • Living on a Hungarian Vineyard

    Living on a Hungarian Vineyard

    How to describe my four days in Hungary, staying on a friend's family vineyard on top of a mountain overlooking the largest lake in Europe with full access to the cellars? Oof. None of my usual descriptors -- amazing, beautiful, spectacular, perfect,…
    - 28 Jun 15, 2:26pm -
  • Georgia (the country): Eating in and around Tbilisi

    Georgia (the country): Eating in and around Tbilisi

    I could give you a detailed description of every aspect of our Tbilisi experience, but in the interest of time and attention-span, I have decided to abbreviate the site-seeing and instead focus on the food. Because Georgian food [swoon], Georgian fo…
    - 17 Jun 15, 7:22pm -
  • Georgia (the country): Mountains of Kazbegi

    Georgia (the country): Mountains of Kazbegi

    Here I am in Georgia, traveling with six friends from school! Led by our brilliant Kyle, who is fluent in Russian and Azerbaijani (not to mention French, Spanish, and Kyrgyz), we couldn't go wrong.Meal after meal, ancient church after ancient church,…
    - 17 Jun 15, 7:19pm -
  • Georgia! (the country) -- Getting There

    Georgia! (the country) -- Getting There

    I'm happy to report that I just started my most recent international excursion -- a 3-week trip through Georgia, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia!I find myself again in a transition, again on an adventure. A lot has changed since I blogged…
    - 17 Jun 15, 7:18pm -
  • Montenegro and Croatia: Eating the Adriatic

    Montenegro and Croatia: Eating the Adriatic

    Alright, time for what you've all been waiting to read about: the food! ERMG the food! Warning: if you don't love seafood, this is not the post for you. But if you do, read on friends and prepare to die of jealousy/experience an insatiable urge to bu…
    - 17 Jun 15, 1:43pm -
  • Eating Everything in Hungary

    Eating Everything in Hungary

    This might be my favorite meal of the trip thus far. EVERYTHING IS AMAZING. I can't even articulate I am so overwhelmed by deliciousness and joy.Ok ok I will try. As far as I can tell, Hungarian food is all about paprika. And dill. And sour cream. An…
    - 17 Jun 15, 1:31pm -
  • Croatia: A Perfect Day in Dubrovnik

    Croatia: A Perfect Day in Dubrovnik

    What a good day, Dubrovnik! Well done! This place (which is King's Landing in Game of Thrones) has rapidly made its way into my top three cities -- I cannot believe how great it is! We're staying outside the Old City at an adorable airbnb with a sea…
    - 17 Jun 15, 1:28pm -
  • Croatia: Cliff Jumping and Island Hopping!

    Croatia: Cliff Jumping and Island Hopping!

    Let's talk about burek for a moment. Imagine a flat square of pastry dough, layered croissant-style but with spinach and cheese between each flaky layer instead of butter. Then roll up that square and twist it into a knot, ensuring equal flaky pastry…
    - 17 Jun 15, 1:27pm -
  • Chilled Parsley Pea Soup

    Chilled Parsley Pea Soup

    Imagine jumping off a dock into a cold clear lake on a hot July day. The water at first surprises you and then refreshes you in the best possible way. All you want to do is jump in again and again and again.That, my friends, is what this soup tastes…
    - 7 May 15, 8:04pm -
  • Cake of the Week: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Cake of the Week: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    You guys. My thesis may not be finished and my post-graduation future may be completely up in the air, but I finally found the right carrot cake recipe for me, so all is right with the world!Everyone loves carrot cake. It's the cream cheese frosting,…
    - 2 Apr 15, 7:47pm -
  • Countdown: 24 days until the Boston Marathon

    Countdown: 24 days until the Boston Marathon

    It's less than a month until the Boston Marathon (24 days to be exact) and I am cramming in the training like a freshman before finals.WAIT. Calm down. I am going to taper. But there is a plan and that plan involves running another 20-miler this week…
    - 27 Mar 15, 3:39pm -
  • The Worst Run Ever

    The Worst Run Ever

    Sometimes running can be really terrible. We've all been there -- a run that starts bad and gets worse. And worse. And worse. If you're anything like me, such a run makes you question your fitness and training and existence, leading you to regret tak…
    - 8 Mar 15, 5:21pm -
  • Marathon Training in a Series of Snowstorms

    Marathon Training in a Series of Snowstorms

    Monday marked 2-months-till-Boston (and also, coincidentally, my 28th birthday!), which means that this marathon is no longer a concept of the distant future but a very real and very imminent issue that must be addressed now now. But addressing it m…
    - 25 Feb 15, 3:55pm -
  • I'm running the Boston Marathon!

    I'm running the Boston Marathon!

    Oh that's right. You may have thought that I completely fell off of the running bandwagon due to the complete lack of running blog posts recently, but it's not true! I've been running a lot! And not just running, marathon training!Alright let's back…
    - 11 Feb 15, 4:12pm -
  • Roasted Garlic, Carmelized Onion, Butternut Squash, and Eggplant Soup

    Roasted Garlic, Carmelized Onion, Butternut Squash, and Eggplant Soup

    Long-time readers may recall that my friends and I dubbed 2013 The Year to Be Brave. That year we left our comfortable bubble of fun times in DC and set off to start grad schools and new jobs and have crazy experiences literally all over the world. L…
    - 8 Jan 15, 11:23pm -

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East Coast Chic

  • Cold Shoulder Florals

    Cold Shoulder Florals

    I absolutely adore this Topshop dress! It mixes two of my favorite things: florals and the cold shoulder trend. On my honeymoon I paired this dress with my Schutz sandals (as previously mentioned, heels are really quite difficult to wear in Bora Bor…
    - 22 Sep 16, 1:24pm -
  • Show Me Your Mumu

    Show Me Your Mumu

    This summer I was all about flowy, loose-fitting dresses, which is very different from my norm. I usually tend to go for more form-fitting dresses, shirts, and even skirts, but I feel like this year was a big transition year for me. Maybe it’s the…
    - 14 Sep 16, 3:10pm -
  • Off-the-shoulder

    Off-the-shoulder

    I was searching for an off-the-shoulder dress for our honeymoon and found myself being very particular. I didn’t want to get black because I have so many black dresses- of course one can never have too many LBDs; however, I like to wear as much col…
    - 6 Sep 16, 3:52pm -
  • Floral Maxi

    Floral Maxi

    It has been quite a while since my last post! I feel a little bad for taking such a long break from blogging, but it was something I needed to do with so many important events going on in my life. I personally find it very challenging to balance wor…
    - 1 Sep 16, 5:23pm -
  • Young Fabulous & Broke

    Young Fabulous & Broke

    I’ve been really slacking with my blog the past few weeks (sorry!) due to trying to cherish the happiness of my engagement and starting to wedding plan; however, I do want to at least TRY to post as often as possible. This post is actually an outfi…
    - 5 Aug 15, 1:40am -
  • All Black Everything (plus a little red)

    All Black Everything (plus a little red)

    I absolutely love an all black outfit. A black dress paired with black heels and a black bag is so elegant and timeless. Even better than all black, is a pop of red on these Louboutins. My boyfriend bought me my first pair of Louboutins (the Pigalle)…
    - 18 Jul 15, 1:44am -
  • Neon

    Neon

    I absolutely love the neon trend. I think bright, vibrant colors look amazing with a tan. That’s why I knew I had to bring this Naven dress with me to Florida. I’m naturally pretty fair-skinned, but being in the hot Florida sun gave me just enoug…
    - 9 Jul 15, 1:50am -
  • Red Carter

    Red Carter

    During Red Carter’s Go Sun Yourself program, I was lucky enough to be chosen to as a winner of this GORGEOUS swimsuit and a pair of shorts (not pictured in this post). I first found out about Red Carter through Instagram and I am so glad that I did…
    - 23 Jun 15, 2:17am -
  • Twenty Five

    Twenty Five

    I celebrated my 25th birthday this past weekend with a long weekend in LBI with my parents, my boyfriend, and my boyfriend’s parents. It was very low key and relaxing, which was really what I needed. The weather was absolutely beautiful all weeken…
    - 18 Jun 15, 1:39am -
  • Look for Less: Taylor Swift

    Look for Less: Taylor Swift

    So people seem to either love or hate T. Swift. I fall somewhere in between there. However, one thing you have to admit is that since T. Swift moved to NYC, she has developed a pretty amazing sense of style. I saw this picture online and I knew I ha…
    - 5 Jun 15, 9:57pm -

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  • Me and my number one...

    Me and my number one...

    Me and my number one ❤️https://www.instagram.com/p/ByyvAyVBJ0Dm7sFvOoPH8cD-bvoR22UQfucI_A0/?igshid=z59cg81wo417
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 1:38am -
  • Happy Fathers...

    Happy Fathers...

    Happy Fathers Day!https://www.instagram.com/p/ByyS9ODBXKUw7znJrskBWLUmF8HcDBy9hOTE7Y0/?igshid=xxeom63zfdr3
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jun 19, 9:33pm -
  • Estes Park is a pretty great place for a birthday party,...

    Estes Park is a pretty great place for a birthday party,...

    Estes Park is a pretty great place for a birthday party, complete with lip sync battle. Happy birthday, Dave!https://www.instagram.com/p/BywfqPMhfyASx6nP65_BA1iBw_Lmx1XFHM2GYI0/?igshid=aab7otm70fol
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jun 19, 4:46am -
  • I am ridiculously happy that these crazy people are here...

    I am ridiculously happy that these crazy people are here...

    I am ridiculously happy that these crazy people are here ❤️https://www.instagram.com/p/BygaqxMB1BZFSQloHk4XnJWm3_spVkK6_UavBc0/?igshid=1woj19vzcczd
    - 10 days ago, 9 Jun 19, 10:54pm -
  • It might not be a coincidence that people keep thinking we’re a...

    It might not be a coincidence that people keep thinking we’re a...

    It might not be a coincidence that people keep thinking we’re a couple 🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🌈https://www.instagram.com/p/ByeLBEsBJ9oMFE1NOjSvOaS2QC4Hrh6oxw9a4o0/?igshid=1m1t62bfnzb19
    - 11 days ago, 9 Jun 19, 1:59am -
  • Fearless froggers...

    Fearless froggers...

    Fearless froggers 🐸https://www.instagram.com/p/BybvTTfhbPA5m_76KXn0tsp4qba5Pbfs61H6z00/?igshid=13p5gtus6jxzo
    - 12 days ago, 8 Jun 19, 3:18am -
  • So much cousin fun...

    So much cousin fun...

    So much cousin fun ❤️https://www.instagram.com/p/ByZEJFxBYSGy0OSnRGEOex8m0tG7sE7LKjdzYc0/?igshid=1cj1miwrv95xc
    - 13 days ago, 7 Jun 19, 2:23am -
  • They’re...

    They’re...

    They’re heeeeeere!https://www.instagram.com/p/ByWWe0knzEzWesoc2SVIGCSih9LPUKxdH7XF9s0/?igshid=y92drxwds3rs
    - 14 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 1:05am -
  • old baby/new...

    old baby/new...

    old baby/new babyhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BySuSgkBDYWYdLutBSYOfQZ6DHKMOnG5-JiYaU0/?igshid=trpy8737teto
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 19, 3:16pm -
  • Good...

    Good...

    Good morning!https://www.instagram.com/p/BySs_xSBmKxmM5GyEipVNlF4Sr44-dzBWndOyo0/?igshid=1jzwfr7tr348s
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 19, 3:05pm -
  • 🍅🥒🌶https://www.instagram.com/p/ByQeB4gB-lTDnALrBlfrrouqpUSH-Xfip...

    🍅🥒🌶https://www.instagram.com/p/ByQeB4gB-lTDnALrBlfrrouqpUSH-Xfip...

    🍅🥒🌶https://www.instagram.com/p/ByQeB4gB-lTDnALrBlfrrouqpUSH-XfipLgXHU0/?igshid=1ddtjo55i5mrn
    - 16 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 6:16pm -
  • Two...

    Two...

    Two months!https://www.instagram.com/p/ByOjP0lhCSZ9oMsNGEvFBaWIDKOes-aUxw-tA80/?igshid=1ogjc5j283bej
    - 17 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 12:23am -
  • You could not pay me to go to Touch a Truck again, but boy these...

    You could not pay me to go to Touch a Truck again, but boy these...

    You could not pay me to go to Touch a Truck again, but boy these kids are cute! 📷: @jrejfek https://www.instagram.com/p/ByLqmqMB9gvj56r7lWS2fRuTNQY0Q74ZvfZ1_k0/?igshid=1j793hm58x833
    - 18 days ago, 1 Jun 19, 9:29pm -
  • We’re working on that smile!...

    We’re working on that smile!...

    We’re working on that smile! https://www.instagram.com/p/ByLqGf1h2UHRg3daCK6ekULQaB8T2N4J8zIWlw0/?igshid=1a29dp167g9zb
    - 18 days ago, 1 Jun 19, 9:25pm -
  • Instagram ads strike again. In love with this ring I got for...

    Instagram ads strike again. In love with this ring I got for...

    Instagram ads strike again. In love with this ring I got for myself from @itsgldn. Happy Mother’s Day to me ☺️https://www.instagram.com/p/ByLeD6nh0QeAa8rYFO4D6frt3kuRRU5jWKt-sQ0/?igshid=cufpbdec056k
    - 18 days ago, 1 Jun 19, 7:40pm -
  • Current stack is filled with AZN authors. I was telling friends...

    Current stack is filled with AZN authors. I was telling friends...

    Current stack is filled with AZN authors. I was telling friends I haven’t binged as many TV shows as I expected to during this mat leave but I’ve been plowing through books. There are so many good things to read!https://www.instagram.com/p/ByJGs…
    - 19 days ago, 31 May 19, 9:37pm -
  • Summer uniform...

    Summer uniform...

    Summer uniform 😎https://www.instagram.com/p/ByI7DoUB4d8wXx1ZvR51j_-oYRwVBwMMBuzn9o0/?igshid=1pucdfjesrp6p
    - 19 days ago, 31 May 19, 7:55pm -
  • Less impressed with this 🐳 theme than his mom....

    Less impressed with this 🐳 theme than his mom....

    Less impressed with this 🐳 theme than his mom. https://www.instagram.com/p/ByAoYs-h_QMJHk680egVctfVy91Tqd_cOvRVo80/?igshid=ic3fx640aid7
    - 22 days ago, 28 May 19, 2:38pm -
  • Snow forced us to cancel our annual sand dunes camping trip, but...

    Snow forced us to cancel our annual sand dunes camping trip, but...

    Snow forced us to cancel our annual sand dunes camping trip, but we persevered and made it to the hot springs with all 1367643 of our children. The air temps were cool but the water was hot and a good time was had by all ☺️ (at Buena Vista, Color…
    - 24 days ago, 26 May 19, 10:38pm -
  • Two cool things here: 1) my team made this very useful...

    Two cool things here: 1) my team made this very useful...

    Two cool things here: 1) my team made this very useful alternative fuels station locator app and 2) our hotel destination has EV charging 🙌🏽🚙🔋 (at Buena Vista, Colorado)https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx3Bua0hBgqGICG9S_MwcSIuvrbKZ9jMAYU2Do0/…
    - 26 days ago, 24 May 19, 9:08pm -

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  • In Defense of Megan Markle

    In Defense of Megan Markle

    In Defense of Megan MarkleAs an ARWFA (Amateur Royal Watcher From Afar), I read with reminiscence the recent criticisms of the Duchess of Sussex, AKA Meghan Markle.  It saddens me that this happening all over again. The press has once again resorte…
    - 41 days ago, 9 May 19, 11:39pm -
  • Susan Wojcicki and PhillyD and the Suggestion Algorithm
    Changing the YouTube Suggestion AlgorithmPhillyD and YouTube DiscussionsPhillyD has had discussions with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki about their list of trending videos, which have long weighted corporate content unfairly. If you have the most views,…
    - 41 days ago, 9 May 19, 11:37pm -
  • Untitled

    Harvard Says 27% Earn More Than 4 Year College Graduates...Christine AxsmithThis idea goes against conventional wisdom and lots of google search results.  But if you look through the top Google results for "earning more than a college graduate," th…
    - 27 Dec 18, 1:39am -
  • Success Without College Roadmap
    What are your chances of success without college degree?  In this $uccess Without College Book series, I investigate how to be a success without going to college.  There are many media reports about success without college statistics, and many of…
    - 5 Mar 18, 1:05am -
  • Frankenstein - The Robot That Hires You by Christine Axsmith

    Frankenstein - The Robot That Hires You by Christine Axsmith

    Robots Get You a Job InterviewInterviews are hard to get. Robots, Frankenstein-like creatures, keep your resume from being seen by decision-makers.Success Without College book series by Christine AxsmithPart of the $uccess Without College Roadmap boo…
    - 5 Mar 18, 1:03am -
  • Tourism in Saudi Arabia
    Saudi TourismSaudi Arabia has a wealth of natural beauty on its shores with the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. The coastline is as original as it was ten thousand years ago. It is completely undeveloped desert wilderness. You are stepping back in time…
    - 15 Oct 17, 11:19pm -

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  • Note to The Young Turks
    Note to Young TurksActually, this goes out to all media, but The Young Turks and The Intercept will be the only ones who care.There’s a German book “Der Desinformant” (“The Disinformation”) that describes how the East German government got…
    - 19 Aug 17, 6:23pm -
  • Women's March on Washington Ham Radio Contact Frequency
    The general frequency to monitor is 145.470 -, CTCSS 107.2.  It is an Arlington repeater.  We will be listening to it all day long, and if you see anything let us know.  Probably better if you use a headphone/earpiece so you can hear better.
    - 21 Jan 17, 3:22am -
  • Note to Steven Bay

    Note to Steven Bay

    Note to Steven Bay Edward Snowden's Supervisor Steven Bay Speaks “Knowing what I knew at the time, l would have hired [Edward Snowden] again,” Steven Bay, a former cyberintelligence analyst for Booz Allen Hamilton, said today in Seattle at the…
    - 18 Nov 16, 5:35pm -
  • Clinton's Goldman Sachs Speech Quotes
    Goldman Sachs paid speeches From:tcarrk@hillaryclinton.com To: jpalmieri@hillaryclinton.com, john.podesta@gmail.com, slatham@hillaryclinton.com, kschake@hillaryclinton.com, bfallon@hillaryclinton.com, gruncom@aol.com more  Date: 2016-01-23 22:08…
    - 18 Oct 16, 3:14am -
  • Clinton's Speech to Deutsche Bank AG Oct 7, 2014
    ...Now, Jacques was talking about Eleanor Roosevelt, and I hope a lot of > you have seen the extraordinary Ken Burns documentary series on PBS about > the Roosevelts. It's just riveting. And you should see it if you haven't, > because it tells storie…
    - 18 Oct 16, 3:10am -
  • Encryption and Privacy
    The encryption tug-of-war between technology interests and law enforcement is nothing new.  Below is an article published at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference at MIT in 1996 by Christine Axsmith.  It was a mock legal debate about a mock…
    - 16 Sep 16, 2:44am -
  • The Saudi Standard

    The Saudi Standard

    The Saudi StandardWar!  Again! Against an evil enemy, of course.  While we chart the offenses of our putative enemies, the crimes of our solid allies are ignored.Before we find ourselves lost in yet another desert storm, let’s objectively state h…
    - 11 Sep 16, 9:58pm -
  • Cocaine Banking - review of Zero Zero Zero by Roberto Saviano

    Cocaine Banking - review of Zero Zero Zero by Roberto Saviano

    The Story of Cocaine in our WorldEveryone Does CocaineThe book first assaults our misperceptions. To dismantle general denial about the levels of popular drug use, the author takes us through a catalog of who in our lives is using cocaine. And I have…
    - 16 Aug 16, 3:03am -
  • Trump Inner-City Campaigning... comic by Justin C. Benedict

    Trump Inner-City Campaigning... comic by Justin C. Benedict

    Vagrancy Comics - Justin C. Benedict
    - 16 Aug 16, 1:04am -
  • Trump Is No Hitler - Explained

    Trump Is No Hitler - Explained

    Trump is No Hitler  You can tell the level of Trump panic by the number of comparisons to Hitler in your Facebook feed. I call it the Hitler index. Not to worry, Trump is not another Hitler, will not become another Hitler, and could not become ano…
    - 6 Aug 16, 8:11pm -
  • "Making a Murderer" is Not Entertainment

    "Making a Murderer" is Not Entertainment

    "Making a Murderer" is Not Entertainment"Making a Murderer" crept up on me...It's one of those things. You notice it slowly, as it pokes at your attention from one website, then your Facebook feed.  No one you actually talk to mentions it at all. …
    - 4 Aug 16, 3:11am -
  • Pokemon Go - Because I'm Tired of Crying
    Growing up in a very rural area, I always followed the news avidly, dreaming of the day I was big and could go to the places I read about. Politics and policy engaged my mind since grade school. I remember my bitter disappointment when Madonna was…
    - 13 Jul 16, 7:12pm -
  • Humana Fraud - Georgia Redditors potentially discover widespread insurace fraud in their state's division of Humana
    Deleted now, have copy:Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down and I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there - I'll tell you how I got screwed by Humana Healthcare.My wife and I have been a Humana customer f…
    - 13 Jul 16, 4:01pm -
  • A Refugee's Story - from Reddit user throwaway387de
    Reddit post from a refugee: "This migrant crisis in Europe has got me thinking a lot about you again. After many years of bittersweet memories and pent up emotions (I can't decide whether it's nostalgia, sadness, or anger) it's time I let them go…
    - 9 Sep 15, 6:27pm -
  • Kevin McGuigan is Dead
    Live by the sword, die by the sword. Kevin McGuigan was an IRA assassin.  He was blamed for the killing of Jock Davison, a former IRA leader.  According to the Guardian, his family believes McGuigan's killing was done by the Provisional IRA.  This…
    - 18 Aug 15, 2:33pm -
  • Rape, "Social Justice Bullies" and Older White Male Aristotelis Orginos
    Aristotelis Orginos writes about "social justice bullies" and "identity politics" by examining the Rolling Stone "rape article" incident.He points to Millennials as the problem, when the real problem is a character issue not specific to either poli…
    - 15 Jul 15, 6:28pm -
  • Petula Dvorak and Plagarism
    A common practice in the print media before the Information Age was:  if you gave anything to a reporter they could put their name on it and say they were the ones who did the work and had the idea.All that is over now, of course.  Most people get…
    - 15 Jul 15, 5:22pm -
  • Karl Marx Won - But Not in the Way He Imagined
    For anybody who has read Karl Marx' Das Capital, it is a tough book to read.  Not because it is so complex or deep, but because that jerk is so offensive.  Das Capital provides a thought map to the earliest communists, and damn if I don't just want…
    - 2 Jul 15, 2:41pm -
  • Sentimental Racism
    The wheels of justice are spinning themselves silly for the South Carolina shooter.  The state court can't lock him up and send him away fast enough. The speed at which the justice system is moving suggests an injection of crystal meth. Media rep…
    - 23 Jun 15, 5:31pm -

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  • Where to Stay in Paris

    Where to Stay in Paris

    Paris is my favorite city to travel to, and I often get asked by friends where they should stay when visiting the capital of France. I usually visit two to three times per year, so I’ve had the chance to experience many different hotels across the…
    - 7 Dec 18, 1:34am -
  • When in Rome

    When in Rome

    I visited Rome back in 2004 for the first time and covered all of the major sights. However, being back in Rome just a few weeks ago felt like I was visiting for the first time. It's hard to remember everything, and given I was only 20 years old on t…
    - 25 Oct 17, 1:10pm -
  • Return to Florence

    Return to Florence

    I studied abroad in Florence back in 2004 and lived on Via Ghibellina just a stone's throw away from Piazza del Duomo for many months. In 2014 I returned for the first time 10 years later in order to celebrate my 30th birthday. It was a wonderful tri…
    - 23 Sep 17, 7:36pm -
  • Toscana Saporita Cooking School

    Toscana Saporita Cooking School

    A few months ago I made the agonizing decision to quit my job. I loved my job, but I was hitting a moment of serious burnout, and I was also craving an opportunity to travel on my own without the backdrop of stress, pressure, and responsibility. I sp…
    - 20 Sep 17, 11:01am -
  • Back in ACK

    Back in ACK

    Last summer I took my first trip to Nantucket and ate my way through all of the amazing restaurants. You can read about that here. I have so many friends who had spent summers on the island as kids, but I had never been to experience it myself. I we…
    - 2 Sep 17, 2:05pm -
  • Eventide Oyster Co.

    Eventide Oyster Co.

    Two years ago I traveled to Portland, Maine for the first time and loved eating my way around town. Given the small size of Portland, it's amazing how many stellar restaurants fall within such a small geographic radius. However, I really fell for Eve…
    - 19 Aug 17, 1:48am -
  • Paris is Always a Good Idea

    Paris is Always a Good Idea

    At least once a year I make my annual pilgrimage to my favorite city in the world: Paris. Something about Paris keeps me coming back. Perhaps its the small cobblestone streets strewn with boulangeries, cafés, and markets. And the people who seem to…
    - 18 Aug 17, 11:45pm -
  • The Barns at Hamilton Station & Stone Tower Winery

    The Barns at Hamilton Station & Stone Tower Winery

    It's the perfect time of year to start hitting the Virginia wineries for a weekend day trip or getaway. I'm always amazed by the beautiful countryside and the lush green rolling hills where many of the wineries are set. This past weekend some friends…
    - 5 Jun 17, 2:15pm -
  • Tiger Fork

    Tiger Fork

    It has been a few years since Rogue 24 shut down in Blagden Alley. Knowing how much work Chef R.J. Cooper and his team did to transform the raw space into a beautiful restaurant, it was only a matter of time until something new filled this prime spot…
    - 3 Mar 17, 12:42pm -
  • La Puerta Verde

    La Puerta Verde

    Ari Gejdenson has big plans for growing his restaurant empire in town, Mindful Restaurant Group. He started with Acqua Al 2, then came Ghibellina, followed by Denson Liquor Bar, Harold Black, Sotto, and his newest ventures in Ivy City including Ari's…
    - 23 Feb 17, 6:16pm -
  • Kyirisan

    Kyirisan

    A few months ago I went to Chef Tim Ma's Shaw restaurant Kyirisan with limited expectations. It was still new and I hadn't heard a ton of word on the street which allowed me to go in with a blank canvas. The restaurant was quiet, and my friend Meliss…
    - 22 Feb 17, 2:16pm -
  • Ari's Diner

    Ari's Diner

    Everyone knows what it's like to be far away from home and in need of something familiar. Back in the early 2000's D.C. native Ari Gejdenson was playing soccer in Florence, Italy and recognized that classic American food was nowhere to be found aroun…
    - 2 Feb 17, 2:29pm -
  • Sfoglina

    Sfoglina

    Perhaps the most well known restaurateurs in Washington are Fabio and Maria Trabocchi. They took D.C. by storm when they opened Fiola back in 2011 followed by Casa Luca in 2013, and Fiola Mare in 2014. Everything the Trabocchi's touch turns to gold.…
    - 1 Feb 17, 1:58pm -
  • Sydney, Australia

    Sydney, Australia

    After a a few days of rest and relaxation on Hamilton Island,  it was time to head to my last stop on the trip for six days in Sydney. During my whole vacation I had heard people all over Australia discuss the beauty of Sydney, so I was excited to s…
    - 2 Jan 17, 2:23am -
  • Reflecting Back on 2016

    Reflecting Back on 2016

    I've heard it from so many people: "2016 just wasn't a great year". I agree that it was long and challenging for multiple reasons, but I still feel really lucky when I reflect back on all of the amazing food and travel experiences I had this past yea…
    - 31 Dec 16, 2:31pm -
  • Hamilton Island, Australia

    Hamilton Island, Australia

    After a busy week hitting Melbourne first and then Adelaide second, I was really ready to get to a beach and relax for a few days. I normally lean towards European city vacations because I tend to get bored at resorts, but for this Australian trip I…
    - 27 Dec 16, 5:56am -
  • Adelaide and South Australia Wine Country

    Adelaide and South Australia Wine Country

    For my second stop on my Australian adventure (you can read about my first stop in Melbourne here), I decided to visit Adelaide so I could explore the South Australian wine region. I have always been interested in the wines of Australia, but haven't…
    - 22 Dec 16, 8:19pm -
  • Melbourne, Australia

    Melbourne, Australia

    After a long year, I decided to splurge on a 20 day solo trip to Australia. I picked Australia for the diversity and range of experiences: beaches, city life, wine tasting, great restaurants and food, and warmth in December which is their summer seas…
    - 16 Dec 16, 10:14pm -
  • My Renovated Kitchen

    My Renovated Kitchen

    I eat out a lot, but believe it or not I still like to cook and entertain. Last year I embarked on a journey to gut my 16 year old kitchen and create a beautiful new space. I re-envisioned the layout, knocked down a few half walls, and essentially st…
    - 26 Oct 16, 1:44pm -
  • An August Weekend in Nantucket

    An August Weekend in Nantucket

    It's been a long year for me. I work in politics, and the election is slowly wearing everyone down. When I returned from two weeks on the road in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention and Philadelphia at the Democratic National Convention,…
    - 4 Sep 16, 9:13pm -

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  • Multiple Sclerosis and Me: 5 Things I've learned about MS - Part XXVIII

    Multiple Sclerosis and Me: 5 Things I've learned about MS - Part XXVIII

    5)4)3) With summer heat bearing down like a Horseman of the Apocalypse on my fellow MS warriors and I, it's crucial to have a summer heat strategy in place.    2) One of many poignant TEDx Talks featuring MS: Thriving in The Face of Advers…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 1:23pm -
  • Everything I Know Is Ridiculous - Part XXXIII

    Everything I Know Is Ridiculous - Part XXXIII

    5) The Specious Present is the time duration wherein one's perceptions are considered to be in the present. The sense of time differs from other senses since time cannot be directly perceived but must be reconstructed by the brain. Other explanations…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 19, 8:34pm -
  • Sharks and Sheep
    Ever since college where we learned fundamental life skills like living away from home, choosing a non-Liberal Arts major, and how to shotgun a beer, I'd resigned myself to the notion that the English major's lot in life was to see the nuance and bea…
    - 27 days ago, 23 May 19, 3:23pm -
  • Sharks and Sheep
    Ever since college where we learned fundamental life skills like living away from home, choosing a non-Liberal Arts major, and how to shotgun a beer, I'd resigned myself to the notion that the English major's lot in life was to see the nuance and bea…
    - 28 days ago, 22 May 19, 3:50pm -
  • Everything I Know Is Ridiculous - Part XXXIV

    Everything I Know Is Ridiculous - Part XXXIV

    5) A 2011 article by CNN explains why some people actually hate their birthdays.4) Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water. Now my tea will never be ready...3) I know what Bo don't know. Ch-ch-chang chang.…
    - 28 days ago, 22 May 19, 3:18pm -
  • That's Great! It Starts With An Earthquake

    That's Great! It Starts With An Earthquake

    What if Michael Stipe was onto something?Typically my study of the bible involves skimming the water-to-wine story while waiting for the scotch to kick in, but following my recent diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, it was time to flip to the bac…
    - 36 days ago, 14 May 19, 5:05pm -
  • The Pineapple People

    The Pineapple People

    The Fruit were restless. The Apples were anxious. The Cantaloupes were concerned. The Bananas were bothered. The Peaches were prickly. The Pineapple People were coming…The news had come through the Grapevine. No one knew anything about the Pine…
    - 36 days ago, 14 May 19, 4:40pm -
  • False Flag

    False Flag

    I love conspiracy theories. And I'm not alone. Be it the Lindbergh baby, the Apollo 11 moon landing, or the theory that Breyers engineered Birthday Cake Ice Cream just to make me fat, certain events throughout history have conspiracy theorists conv…
    - 43 days ago, 7 May 19, 8:16pm -
  • Delphic Maxim

    Delphic Maxim

    When I turned 30 and received my key to the kingdom of relationship insights — you'll know more when you get there, I'm not really supposed to talk about it — I finally understood why so many people spend their twenties in relationships that are…
    - 43 days ago, 7 May 19, 4:15pm -
  • L_VE

    L_VE

    I once friend-zoned a guy because his eyes pointed in slightly different directions. Otherwise, he was a perfectly viable candidate: college-educated, well-spoken, decent-looking. But his eyes veered just the tiniest bit away from each other. Like ma…
    - 43 days ago, 7 May 19, 4:12pm -
  • Multiple Sclerosis and Me: 5 Things I've learned about MS - Part XXVII

    Multiple Sclerosis and Me: 5 Things I've learned about MS - Part XXVII

    5)4) There are approximately 400,000 people in the United States with MS. Of that number around 8,000 to 10,000 are children or adolescents.3) Each week, more than 200 people are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the United States. The estima…
    - 44 days ago, 6 May 19, 9:52pm -
  • Multiple Sclerosis and Me: 5 Things I've learned about MS - Part XXVI

    Multiple Sclerosis and Me: 5 Things I've learned about MS - Part XXVI

    5) Even hating MS takes the extra energy.4) My next tattoo.3) Approximately 80% of those with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis will transition to secondary-progressive, a more disabling form of the disease.  2)1)
    - 44 days ago, 6 May 19, 4:58pm -
  • City of Schemes

    City of Schemes

    An undisclosed number of years ago, like all spirited young college graduates, I felt my education was an unique contribution and one that society would immediately recognize and compensate accordingly. Two weeks later, I realized that my B.A. in Eng…
    - 49 days ago, 1 May 19, 3:55pm -
  • Your Single Girlfriend

    Your Single Girlfriend

    With its dating follies, lowered standards, and that drunken 2:00am phone call to my ex-boyfriend, there’s a lot of things that aren't so great about being single.But if dating is a battlefield, your Single Girlfriend is your Major Winters. A s…
    - 49 days ago, 1 May 19, 3:53pm -
  • Everything I Know Is Ridiculous - Part XXXII

    Everything I Know Is Ridiculous - Part XXXII

    5) Are you able to call a poker bluff? This test reveals that reading people is far more difficult than we assume.4) You can't triple stamp a double stamp.  3) Ron DiFrancesco was the last person to make it out of the South Tower of the World Tra…
    - 50 days ago, 1 May 19, 4:45am -
  • Everything I Know Is Ridiculous - Part XXXI

    Everything I Know Is Ridiculous - Part XXXI

    5) "No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear"  ~C.S. Lewis4) The 1908 Tunguska event is generally agreed to have been caused by the air burst of a large meteoroid but other explanations include time travel, alien attack, and the testing o…
    - 54 days ago, 26 Apr 19, 7:20pm -
  • All my Dyslexics in the house say Ya-yeeeh!

    All my Dyslexics in the house say Ya-yeeeh!

    It's incredibly common for dyslexics to second guess ourselves. How could we not? A substantial portion of our academic life was spent realizing — or being told — that our perception of a word, number, or sentence was wrong. I'd always figure…
    - 56 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 10:44pm -
  • Against Medical Advice

    Against Medical Advice

    In 2013, modern medicine confirmed what many of my exes had long suspected: I have an atrial septal defect, otherwise known as "ASD" or a hole in the heart.When faced with this potentially life altering medical condition, there was only one cours…
    - 63 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 5:01pm -
  • The Bermuda Triangle

    The Bermuda Triangle

    Modern romance is riddled with causal flings, on-again/off-agains, and half-hearted commitments. Call me old-fashioned, but I'd always thought that a monogamous relationship meant that one man, one women, and their sex dungeon were ready to settle do…
    - 70 days ago, 10 Apr 19, 11:27pm -
  • Everything I Know Is Ridiculous - Part XXX

    Everything I Know Is Ridiculous - Part XXX

    5) Heterochromia iridum, or having two different color eyes, occurs in approximately six out of 1,000 which seems way more common than I've ever statistically noticed.4) The zebra puzzle is a logic puzzle attributed to Albert Einstein. Allegedl…
    - 71 days ago, 10 Apr 19, 12:43am -
  • Feed Me Seymour

    Feed Me Seymour

    If all the cities in the U.S. met up for drinks one night after work, D.C. would show up late, bogart the pitcher of sangria, dominate the table conversation, then plop down a ten spot when it was time to split the tab. An hour later, D.C. would make…
    - 86 days ago, 25 Mar 19, 7:00pm -
  • Everything I Know Is Ridiculous - Part XXIX

    Everything I Know Is Ridiculous - Part XXIX

    5) These simple questions can reveal a great deal about your true character.4) The Soundsnap website provides sound clips organized by category ranging from ice clinking in a glass to boat fog horn.3) In 1903, a stone phallus weighing 2.2 tons was…
    - 86 days ago, 25 Mar 19, 5:49pm -
  • Nemesis

    Nemesis

    Along every career path there exists an Office Nemesis. What makes the Office Nemesis relationship so interesting is its often one-sided dynamic. Your average feud will originate from a dramatic event, such as an affair, violent fight, or sports…
    - 86 days ago, 25 Mar 19, 5:47pm -
  • My Date With A Beautiful Man

    My Date With A Beautiful Man

    Now this isn't to say I haven't dated my share of attractive fellows—cause don't get me wrong—I have. But I've discovered there is a significant and profound difference between dating your average attractive guy and a painfully, ridiculously, ove…
    - 86 days ago, 25 Mar 19, 2:59pm -
  • Everything I Know Is Ridiculous - Part XXVIII

    Everything I Know Is Ridiculous - Part XXVIII

    1) Dr. Pepper was, in fact, believed to have been named after a real doctor, Charles T. Pepper, while Dr. Seuss was simply a pen name.2) Rock Paper Scissors holds a surprising amount of hidden science specifically the Nash Equilibrium. In a nutshell…
    - 87 days ago, 25 Mar 19, 1:56am -

@spicuzzza

Everyday Knowledge

  • Print your own book at a library?
    I was recently searching this great internet of ours for weird thing libraries check out. My library checks out iPads and digital cameras. They recently added a ukelele and record player you can rent for 2 weeks! :-) I came across an article from USA…
    - 25 Feb 16, 9:44pm -
  • So cool!
    I would've loved to have this about 20 years ago!
    - 3 Dec 14, 11:08pm -
  • Genius!!!!

    - 25 Nov 14, 8:46pm -
  • Demons by Donald James

    Demons by Donald James

    Demons by Donald JamesI was recently given a book to read called “Demons” (think inner, personal demons, not angels and demons) by Donald James, an up and coming local author.  All I can say is “WOW”.  I could not put this book down!  In f…
    - 13 Nov 14, 9:33pm -
  • The Ostritch Pillow
    What?! Where was this when I was in school? LOL
    - 4 Nov 14, 9:09pm -
  • Geocaching
    http://www.geocaching.com/watch the 2 minute videothen check out my blog dedicated to my new found sport.http://b2sgeocaching.blogspot.com/
    - 8 Dec 12, 9:35pm -
  • The news on eReaders...

    The news on eReaders...

    http://librarianinblack.net/librarianinblack/2011/10/wegotscrewed.html
    - 25 Oct 11, 12:37am -
  • Cows for FREE?!?!
    I was browsing the web and all that it has to offer. I came across this website, kinda like etsy or ebay. People can sell whatever they want. Like 32 slightly used foam egg cartons. I first thought, wow people will try to sell everything they have, j…
    - 1 Oct 11, 11:34pm -
  • Sugar Daddy site
    I was watching "The Dr.s" and there was a story about a new mascara that you never need to remove. I was intrigued. As I waited for that part of the segment to come on, I was blown away about the next thing I saw. A website for sugar daddy's. Not the…
    - 1 Oct 11, 9:38pm -
  • Indiana Schools Can Stop Teaching Cursive?

    Indiana Schools Can Stop Teaching Cursive?

    EDUCATIONTyping Beats Scribbling: Indiana Schools Can Stop Teaching CursiveBy: KAYLA WEBLEYTopics: CURSIVE, CURSIVE HANDWRITING, EDUCATION, HANDWRITING,INDIANA, INDIANA CURSIVE, INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONShanna Baker / Getty ImagesWho st…
    - 23 Jul 11, 4:57pm -
  • Google+
    I LOVE Google. and subsequently, everything attached to google. Gmail,. Maps, Shopping, Books, Analytics, Earth, Blogger, Apps...the list goes on. So I was very excited when I heard from another friend about Google+. You can check it all out here.htt…
    - 23 Jul 11, 4:50pm -
  • Pelvic Pain
    I  have recently had excrutiating pain in my pelvic region. Went on WebMD and found an interesting theory.Endometriosis.http://women.webmd.com/endometriosis/slideshow-endometriosis-overview
    - 20 Jun 11, 4:34pm -
  • The controversy about Mr. Rogers

    The controversy about Mr. Rogers

    Today, I changed my screensaver. I mentioned to a co-worker that it reminded me of the make-believe characters on Mr. Rogers.She then told me she heard at a party that Mr. Rogers always wore sweaters because he had sleeves of tattoos. I couldn't let…
    - 13 Jun 11, 4:35pm -
  • Out with the food pyramid--

    Out with the food pyramid--

    When the USDA last week unveiled a new plate logo to replace its iconic food pyramid, some specialists in data presentation said the new image was too slimmed down.The food pyramid, introduced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1992, spelled ou…
    - 11 Jun 11, 6:13pm -
  • Carpenter Bees

    Carpenter Bees

    Home Remedies for Carpenter BeesIf you have an infestation of carpenter bees, you will most likely see signs such as piles of wood dust below a porch roof or awning or you may see bees flying around in swarms. (They do not sting anyone.) You may see…
    - 1 Jun 11, 9:27pm -
  • I have a niece!!!!

    I have a niece!!!!


    - 31 May 11, 10:04pm -
  • The Diva Cup

    The Diva Cup


    - 25 May 11, 10:51pm -
  • Dryer Fires
    House Fire Caused By Dryer - More amazing videos are a click away
    - 25 May 11, 10:37pm -

@angellips32

Everyday I write the Book Blog


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  • newTHE MOTHER-IN-LAW by Sally Hepworth
    - 24 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 5:34pm -
  • Everything You Need To Know About EDIWTB
    Hi EDIWTB Readers! There are a lot of new visitors here, so I thought it would be a good time to give an update on the blog, and let you know about some other places where you can connect with me and other readers. This blog, Everyday I Write The Boo…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 7:33pm -
  • FOREVER IS THE WORST LONG TIME by Camille Pagán
    Forever Is The Worst Long Time by Camille Pagán is a bittersweet story about the unexpected paths that life can take – and the adjustments we make to accommodate them. The book centers on a love triangle: in his mid 20s, James Hernandez travels fr…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 3:35am -
  • WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens
    Does this book need any introduction? Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is the debut novel that came out last August, was selected by Reese Witherspoon as a book club pick, and has simply exploded ever since, with over 1.5 million books sold thr…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Jun 19, 2:18am -
  • THE FARM by Joanne Ramos
    I am back from Book Expo! I had a great few days in NY last week picking up books, meeting authors and hearing about what’s coming out later this year. When the book boxes arrive, I’ll take some pics and let you know what I am excited about. Lots…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Jun 19, 9:57pm -

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  • THE BODY IN QUESTION by Jill Ciment
    The Body In Question – a new summer 2019 release coming out on June 11 – is a relatively short but addictive novel by Jill Ciment about a woman in her 50s who is chosen as a juror for a murder case in Florida. The jury is sequestered due to the s…
    - 22 days ago, 28 May 19, 8:58pm -
  • BEYOND THE POINT by Claire Gibson
    Beyond The Point by Claire Gibson was recently described by Anne Bogel on the Readerly Report podcast as “the military meets women’s fiction”, and I think that’s pretty accurate. It’s about three women – Avery, Hannah and Dani – who mee…
    - 26 days ago, 24 May 19, 8:39pm -
  • MY EX-LIFE by Stephen McCauley
    My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley is about how ex-spouses David and Julie, married briefly in their twenties, find their way back into each other’s lives a few decades later at a time when they each need some support and friendship. (Similarly, I read…
    - 30 days ago, 20 May 19, 7:38pm -
  • A WOMAN IS NO MAN by Etaf Rum
    A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum takes on a tough topic: three generations of Palestinian women facing lives of restriction, abuse and shame – in America, in the 2000s, no less. Isra is born in Palestine and married off to a Palestinian-American man n…
    - 37 days ago, 13 May 19, 1:49pm -
  • THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracy Garvis Graves
    The Girl He Used To Know by Tracy Garvis Graves is a love story about a couple that meets in college, breaks up, and then reunites 10 years later after a chance meeting in Chicago. Annika and Jonathan become friends in 1991 at the University of Illin…
    - 50 days ago, 1 May 19, 3:19am -

@gweiswasser

NCPSSM

  • Medicare Must Be Allowed to Negotiate Drug Prices
    Four influential Democratic Senators delivered a message to their Republican colleagues and President Trump today:  allowing Medicare to negotiate directly with Big Pharma is the best way to bring down prescription drug prices.  In a press conferen…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 6:49pm -
  • This Medical Bill is one of the Worst ‘Surprises’
    As part of a bipartisan movement on Capitol Hill to confront “surprise medical bills,” Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) are crafting legislation that would protect patients against unexpected health care expenses.  But the…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 4:36pm -
  • Lawmakers Aim to Keep Social Security Field Offices Open
    Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) are taking concrete action to reduce the number of Social Security field office closures around the country.  They have introduced legislation to make it harder for the Social Security…
    - 22 days ago, 28 May 19, 7:32pm -
  • Delay Claiming Social Security & Gain Higher Benefits
    Near retirees in Greater Baltimore are being beckoned by a billboard on wheels encouraging them to delay claiming Social Security.  Baltimore is one of five U.S. cities where the National Committee has rolled out the “Delay and Gain” project, no…
    - 33 days ago, 17 May 19, 1:35pm -
  • Putting Drug Prices in TV Ads Won’t Solve the Problem
    The Trump administration has come out with yet another proposal to tinker around the edges of the prescription drug pricing problem without confronting it head-on.  Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar has issued a new rule requiring…
    - 41 days ago, 9 May 19, 7:23pm -
  • Will Medicare Premiums Eat Up Seniors’ 2020 COLAs?
    According to a new estimate based on the recent Social Security Trustees report, the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2020 will be a scant 1.8%.  That’s an increase of about $26 in monthly benefits for the average claimant.  The same projecti…
    - 47 days ago, 3 May 19, 2:55pm -
  • Social Security Expansion Roadshow Hits Vegas
    Rep. John Larson (D-CT) at Social Security expansion town hall in Las Vegas After holding three public hearings on Social Security’s future, Congressman John Larson has taken his campaign to boost benefits on the road.  The latest stop:  Las Ve…
    - 56 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 5:22pm -
  • Social Security’s Financial Health Improves, Trustees Say
    Social Security’s financial health is on the upswing, according to today’s report from the Social Security Trustees.  The system’s reserves are now projected to last until 2035 (a full year longer than last year’s report projected), with the…
    - 58 days ago, 22 Apr 19, 5:42pm -
  • Ruhle vs. Reality: MSNBC Segment Promotes Social Security Myths
    In yet another example of mainstream journalists (perhaps unwittingly) echoing conservative talking points, MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle helped perpetuate a false narrative about Social Security on her April 12, 2019 MSNBC broadcast.  During a segment…
    - 65 days ago, 15 Apr 19, 1:16pm -
  • Dems, Advocates Push Hard for Social Security Expansion
    National Committee president Max Richtman pushes Social Security expansion at House hearing Now that the Democrats have control of the U.S. House, Congress is actually holding hearings (under regular order, no less) on boosting Social Security – a…
    - 69 days ago, 11 Apr 19, 8:03pm -

@NCPSSM

Eat What I Want

  • Rabbit Sausage Saved my Life
    Okay, maybe not literally but it introduced a new level of deliciousness to my world. Plus it qualifies as a meat hat trick. Advertisements
    - 16 Feb 19, 2:58pm -
  • Chef’s Cut Buffalo Style Chicken Stick
    Screw you, Buffalo Style Chicken Stick! You taste more like buffalo ass than Buffalo style. This gets a 2/10. Hard to get rid of that ass taste too. The only redeeming quality is that it actually is chicken, so there’s some truth to the labeling. I…
    - 4 Oct 17, 6:50pm -
  • Hat Trick at Mongolian Hot Pot
    Such delicious food! I took my baby out to Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot in Falls Church, VA and we scored the ultimate hat trick – beef, pork, and TWO kinds of lamb. They bring you a pot of soup broth and you order the meat, seafood, and veggies…
    - 12 Dec 16, 5:24pm -
  • Meat Clown
    Terrifying? Yes. Delicious? Probably. Thanks, Serious Eats, for scaring the crap out of us with deli meats.
    - 7 Jun 16, 2:41am -
  • Foie Gras
    A very beautiful woman convinced me to try this foie gras recently. I have never liked liver, but what do you say to a hottie with foie gras? Of course I tried it. Tasted like crap. Never again. But the beautiful woman became my new girlfriend. Yep,…
    - 2 Nov 15, 2:02pm -
  • Ox Penis
    That’s one heck of a penis. And at $9.99 per pound, they sure are proud of it. Proud of that monstrous Ox penis right there in the freezer section, in front of God and everyone. For goodness sake, would you cover up?
    - 26 Oct 15, 1:12pm -
  • Trifecta of taco meat
      Steak, chicken and pork. A hat trick from Don Chido’s in San Diego. Pretty damned good. 
    - 22 Oct 15, 7:07pm -
  • Corned Beef for St. Patrick’s Day
    It’s that time of year again. Corned beef, boiled cabbage and potatoes, and maybe some good Irish beer. It gets me back to my poor, miserable Irish roots – the Murphy family, who came over from Cork and apparently brought recipes for boiled veggi…
    - 17 Mar 14, 1:15pm -
  • Decorative Bacon
    Beautiful Wife and I went to Okra’s, a New Orleans style restaurant in Manassas, Virginia. We got the Cajun deviled eggs as an appetizer and were delighted by the heat level, which is not overpowering but definitely stays with you. The best part wa…
    - 20 Jan 14, 3:00pm -
  • 2013 – Year of the Canned Meat?
    The good folks at SoupBurger have declared 2013 to be the Year of the Canned Meat. If 2013 was anything, it was the year of the canned meat, due to a shitty economy, government furloughs, and an overall sense of despair in the country. Many of us saw…
    - 3 Jan 14, 2:13pm -

Elizabethany

  • why you should take a solo road trip... annually
    It's been four months since I took my most recent solo road trip... and I'm just now writing about it. I was worried that if I waited, I wouldn't have that same elated feeling that I had when I got back... but going through my pictures is bringing it…
    - 25 Jan 19, 2:34am -
  • halloween 2018: how i made my imagine dragons costume
    I. LOVE. HALLOWEEN. I know I've said this before. Every year I spend months coming up with an idea, then buying entirely too many things to make it work. I try everything on over the course of a couple weeks and am ready to go on Halloween. Not th…
    - 29 Oct 18, 2:51pm -
  • photo diary: adventures in costa rica

    photo diary: adventures in costa rica

    One of the trendiest places to travel to right now: Costa Rica. I'm a follower not a leader in travel so I jumped on that bandwagon, too. *I say I'm a follower with traveling because it is so much easier to get recommendations from friends on Fa…
    - 26 Apr 18, 5:36pm -
  • visiting a monkey house in costa rica

    visiting a monkey house in costa rica

    I sat down to start writing my Costa Rica blog when I realized there was one part of the trip that absolutely deserves its own post... and also deserves the first post. Our trip to a "monkey house."There was really one main reason we wanted to go…
    - 26 Apr 18, 4:33pm -
  • listen: johnny bananas talks champs stars
    DAYUM it has been a while since I went back to my Real World/MTV roots! I've thought about it a few times, but I would ultimately rather talk to people who deserve to have an ego than those who are on one or two reality shows and think I need to go t…
    - 27 Feb 18, 6:07pm -
  • listen: what it's like to be a redskins cheerleader

    listen: what it's like to be a redskins cheerleader

    Holy CRAZY life on the show lately! My "Exposed" segment has been taking off and I've been having all sorts of artists on my show/podcast lately and it has been feeling so good!Beyond musicians though, I love talking to people who do other things t…
    - 27 Feb 18, 5:59pm -
  • what i'm wearing: fun pieces from tobi
    Do you see a bunch of online stores and wonder if the clothes are good, how they'll fit, etc? I've wondered that about Tobi, and now I got to try them out!They sent me three items and as always, I'll keep it real in my opinion/review/etc!First up…
    - 24 Jan 18, 1:55am -
  • what i'm wearing: my jingle ball outfit and the rejects
    It's been a month since Jingle Ball, so it seems like the perfect time to post about my outfit!...Mostly because I've officially gotten all the reject pieces into the mail and sent back.You see, for Jingle Ball, I always order TONS of things on B…
    - 9 Jan 18, 8:03pm -
  • photo diary: my trip to portland and seattle
    I don't know why I always wait til this late in the Fall season to go on my "big trip." It's cold and there's less daylight... but I did it again. This time, I called upon the BFF to help me through rough times and escape for a few days to uncha…
    - 15 Nov 17, 3:52am -
  • interview: grace vanderwaal talks about overcoming mean girls

    interview: grace vanderwaal talks about overcoming mean girls

    One thing I like to talk about with most artists: What they were teased for or the crap they had to go through growing up. It happens to all of us in one way or another, and I think it's good to hear about how these people that you may look up to hav…
    - 19 Oct 17, 6:20pm -
  • interview: playing urban dictionary with ne-yo

    interview: playing urban dictionary with ne-yo

    When smart people come into the studio... I could try to be as smart as them... or I could bring them down to my level. The level of Urban Dictionary terms.That's what happened with Ne-Yo! I wanted to inspire him to write some songs with these new…
    - 19 Oct 17, 6:06pm -
  • elizabethanytv: they made me go through another haunted house

    elizabethanytv: they made me go through another haunted house

    You've seen before how much I HATE going through haunted houses..... and yet, I'll do it if there's a camera involved. Plus, the feeling of accomplishment, like I just defeated death, is kinda neat.This time was Laurel's House of Horror in Maryland…
    - 14 Oct 17, 12:13am -
  • elizabethanyTV: making my coworkers smell my armpits

    elizabethanyTV: making my coworkers smell my armpits

    I've decided I'm sick of talking about these cool random products that I find on the internet... and I'm going to start buying them. Unless someone wants to send them to me but lol that's funny.Native is an all natural deodorant company and they've…
    - 16 Sep 17, 12:14am -
  • what i wore this wedding season 2017
    Friends getting married > friends having babies. I'm all for the dancing and eating and the open bars and the reason to go shopping and get all dressed up and make personalized gifts [more on that later]. Sometimes I'm even all for the traveling it r…
    - 7 Sep 17, 12:53am -
  • interview: tlc's chili plays would you rather
    If ya don't know my love for the 90s, where in the f bomb have you been?!When someone asked if I wanted to chat with Chilli from TLC, the only question in my head was HOW WILL I FIT DECADES OF AWESOME INTO A COUPLE MINUTES?!I had to focus... whic…
    - 24 Aug 17, 8:23pm -
  • interview: dan and shay explain country music's suggestions
    Fun thing that's been happening: I've been filling in on WMZQ, DC's country station! My friends know how much I love country music, and some of the world knows that I'm also heard every night on 95.5 The Bull in Vegas, but it's something special to b…
    - 24 Aug 17, 7:50pm -
  • exclusive interview: charles esten AKA nashville's deacon claybourne

    exclusive interview: charles esten AKA nashville's deacon claybourne

    Are you a #Nashie?! Because I'm OBSESSED with the show Nashville. There are so many likable characters and enough drama to make me crave the next episode but not drive me crazy during the week between.From the beginning, I've always loved Deacon. H…
    - 1 Aug 17, 9:34pm -
  • exclusive interview: lfo plays truth or dare AND their new song!

    exclusive interview: lfo plays truth or dare AND their new song!

    A couple months ago I got an email from a "Brad" saying he was a fellow 90s loving and fanny pack wearing freak. Turns out, it was BRAD FROM FREAKING LFO.LFO= one of the few albums that I'd say defined my life. I know every word to it. I was effing…
    - 25 Jul 17, 7:28pm -
  • photo diary: camp eb, my 30th birthday party

    photo diary: camp eb, my 30th birthday party

    *this is going to be such a braggy post and ya know what- I deserve to brag about this so here we go, haters.*Guys.. I have news. I'm 30 years old. So many people have been like "damn, you're 30..." with a scary face, but I've been looking f…
    - 29 Jun 17, 3:37pm -
  • video: playing the floor is lava with kip moore

    video: playing the floor is lava with kip moore

    Confession: "The Floor Is Lava" is my favorite game since beer pong. It's hilarious, even when you play it virtually.So I knew I had a couple seconds to talk to Kip Moore [after watching him be SO ADD during his performance that it made me feel nor…
    - 23 Jun 17, 1:50am -
  • these are all the dresses I tried on for my bff's wedding
    I have two major problems in life: Shopping and making decisions. My best friend decided she wanted to let us all pick our dresses for her wedding, and even the color we wore, within a palette. When she dubbed me her Maid of Honor, I pretended like…
    - 14 Jun 17, 12:49am -
  • interview: aaron carter still brings the party

    interview: aaron carter still brings the party

    True life: Aaron Carter and I had a handstand contest this past weekend. We'll get to that later, though.For a few months, I've been trying to get him to come into the studio for something... anything! His new music is surprisingly great, and rival…
    - 30 May 17, 3:39pm -
  • interview: niall horan talks manchester, tough times, and how his guitar gets him through

    interview: niall horan talks manchester, tough times, and how his guitar gets him through

    Niall Horan [formerly of One Direction but we don't really say that anymore or something] came in to the studio and as expected- it was silly.Girls had been going nuts on Twitter, getting 1200 RTs in a few hours just to get a pass in.. they wer…
    - 25 May 17, 5:09pm -
  • photo diary: i planned my bff's bachelorette
    Some people say "you'll only be a bride once," but the only thing I know for sure at this point is that I'm only gonna be a Maid of Honor, for my lifelong best friend, one time. I've gotta go all out! I've been planning her bachelorette party fo…
    - 16 May 17, 3:01pm -
  • photo diary: hosting the redskins draft day pre-party
    On Saturday, I got to host the Redskins' Draft Day Dash party for the second time, and I was a giant fangirl the entire time. YOU KNOW I'm a die hard Redskins fan who even followed them to London just to watch a tie... and in college, I had a Redskin…
    - 1 May 17, 11:46pm -

@luvelizabethany

Emily Ha Ha

  • Super Creepy Handball Courts

    Super Creepy Handball Courts

    This will probably come as a surprise to many, but off and on for nearly a year I worked at a gym.  A gym!  You know, where The Sports and stuff happen. Now this was not some state-of-the-art facility full … Continue reading →
    - 29 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • “Nordstrom Hosiery, Emily Speaking”

    “Nordstrom Hosiery, Emily Speaking”

    I said those four words in my dreams for years because I said them so many times over the course of the summer of 1998. My first real job ever was as a sales associate in the hosiery department at … Continue reading →
    - 20 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • The Window Washers

    The Window Washers


    - 6 Aug 13, 6:24pm -
  • Back to Work

    Back to Work

    Want to know how easy it is to fall out of the habit of blogging regularly?  Very easy.  Honestly I don’t know how some of my colleagues in social media do it.  After a day full of posting, tweeting, commenting, … Continue reading →
    - 25 Jul 13, 6:50pm -
  • Bike to Work Day: Take Two

    Bike to Work Day: Take Two

    There I was again: suited up, helmet in hand, tennis shoes double knotted, messenger bag all packed to bike to the office, just as I had been nearly two weeks ago.  Only this time was different.  This time I had … Continue reading →
    - 2 Jul 13, 6:57pm -
  • Yep, my bike was stolen

    Yep, my bike was stolen

    So what had happened was…I decided to bike to work today as part of the aptly named Bike to Work Week.  I woke up this morning already anticipating the rapturous blog I’d write about my beautiful ride up the lakefront. … Continue reading →
    - 13 Jun 13, 2:40pm -
  • Don’t Leave Me Alone

    Don’t Leave Me Alone


    - 11 Jun 13, 3:00pm -
  • What’s so hard about taking a break?

    What’s so hard about taking a break?

    I’m in this marketing certificate program at the University of Chicago’s Graham School right now and I have to say that being back in a classroom suits me well.  It’s a very different environment than my first go-around at UChicago … Continu…
    - 6 Jun 13, 2:30pm -
  • Saddle Up!

    Saddle Up!

    Okay, so the original idea I had for the new EmilyHaHa.com was a blog devoted to work, because at the time I fired it up, I was in the middle of a job hunt and was – for the first … Continue reading →
    - 3 Jun 13, 11:20pm -
  • Welcome
    It’s time for a new blog.  Metro-Venture was a trip (get it?) but a recent move to Chicago has me thinkin’ a lot of thoughts.  Perhaps too many.  And most of them are about work.  And jobs.  And what people … Continue reading →
    - 13 Mar 13, 9:00pm -

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