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  • Maryland students beat national average in newly released SAT scores
    Maryland's talent pipeline starts with our students and according to SAT scores for Maryland public school, those students ranked just above the national average last year, according to data released by the College Board.
    - 26 Sep 17, 11:16am -
  • Baltimore looking to land Amazon's HQ2
    Last week, Seattle-based e-commerce giant Amazon announced a search for a U.S. site for its second headquarters, HQ2. With the prospect of 50,000 new jobs at stake, Baltimore – and Maryland – quickly threw their hats into the ring.
    - 12 Sep 17, 10:49am -
  • Purple Line construction gets underway
    After a ceremonial signing of the federal government's $900 million Full-Funding Grant Agreement with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Gov. Larry Hogan began the demolition for the new Purple Line Operations Center and c…
    - 28 Aug 17, 1:57pm -
  • Maryland, 8 other states move to further reduce carbon emissions
    Maryland joins eight other states - Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont - in plans to further reduce carbon pollution caps.
    - 24 Aug 17, 9:38am -
  • Hogan administration to make available $38.4 million in grants for local roads
    Gov. Hogan is making available $38.4 million in grants for local roads. There is an application process for the grants, and jurisdictions have until August 31 to submit their application.
    - 17 Aug 17, 3:49pm -
  • New platform gives women-owned businesses access to capital
    A new platform has launched as an easy way to support women-owned startups. In partnership with Maryland Chamber member PNC Bank, Betamore, Athena Power, and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, iFundWomen Maryland is a source of funding for w…
    - 15 Aug 17, 9:32am -
  • Hogan on a mission for Maryland jobs
    Next week, Gov. Larry Hogan will be spending time in both Paris and London to discuss future business opportunities.These 'trade missions' are a part of a series of trips taken by Hogan to help support Maryland's international business relations.
    - 5 Jun 17, 10:48pm -
  • Sine Die Party
    It was a beautiful day here at 60 West St where we celebrated surviving the 2017 Legislative Session!
    - 11 Apr 17, 10:01am -
  • Chamber Welcomes Nykidra L. Robinson as Special Events Manager
    (March 13, 2017 - Annapolis, Md.) – The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Nykidra L. Robinson as its manager of special events.
    - 13 Mar 17, 12:30pm -
  • Leading the United Way
    United Way of Central Maryland President and CEO Franklyn Baker describes the transition to his new position as “natural.” 
    - 27 Feb 17, 9:27am -

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Money Wise Moms


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  • A Walk

    A Walk

    Insomnia is one of those things that happen to everyone, but that when it happens to you it makes you feel so very alone– is it the ultimate FOMO? That…
    - 26 days ago, 24 May 19, 1:19pm -
  • It’s Almost Rude How Life Goes On

    It’s Almost Rude How Life Goes On

    I’m not in the business of writing obituaries. As much as I consider myself a realist and someone who is aware of the inevitability of life, I don’t like to…
    - 56 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 4:51pm -
  • Poetry Month Starts Early

    Poetry Month Starts Early

    I've been on a poetry-writing kick lately, which is the kind of pretentious thing you should really keep to yourself, much like your collection of dolls made out of human hair or your habit of adding umlauts to words like "coöperate." It's a known f…
    - 84 days ago, 27 Mar 19, 3:23pm -
  • Unverklempting

    Unverklempting

    I’m not a crier, except for when I am. “YES THANK YOU FOR THE YOGI BERRAISM. THAT’S TWO FOR TWO IN YOUR RECENT POSTS,” I hear you CapsLock scream. Hold…
    - 11 Jan 19, 6:41pm -
  • A Side: In My Feelings/ B Side: Land of Oblivion

    A Side: In My Feelings/ B Side: Land of Oblivion

    I’ve had an emotional week. Maybe all weeks are emotional –I wouldn’t really know, as I only get to experience life from my particular bag of skin and saline solution,…
    - 14 Dec 18, 1:33am -

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  • Keep going

    Keep going

    I have seemingly run out of things to say on here. I write almost daily, over at the neighborhood blog, and I like it. But I have lost my voice–…
    - 7 Dec 18, 2:32am -
  • Some Doors

    Some Doors

    I’m very active on Instagram and Twitter. Sometimes I think the brevity of these systems makes it pointless to spend time crafting something longer. After all, we live in thoughts…
    - 18 Sep 17, 5:31pm -
  • Cartesian Origins

    Cartesian Origins

    Put aside all the pettiness and the everyday battles and the nagging and the hate and the discussions on whether David Brooks should have just stuck it out at the…
    - 13 Jul 17, 8:50pm -
  • Mount Vernon

    Mount Vernon

    In all the years I’ve lived in DC, I’d never taken the drive just 30 minutes south to visit Mount Vernon. Thanks to IGDC, I was able to attend yesterday,…
    - 8 May 17, 11:34pm -
  • Seeing and Re-Seeing at the Renwick

    Seeing and Re-Seeing at the Renwick

    Art is so personal and subjective, it’s sometimes good to hit a reset button of sorts and visit an exhibit where you enjoy yourself so thoroughly that it’s easy to forget to feel defensive…
    - 8 Sep 16, 7:06pm -

@moneywisemoms

Musings from Me


@musingsfromme

Moco Scene

  • Gemstones and carpools--in the "studio" with jewelry designer Valerie Nahmani

    Gemstones and carpools--in the "studio" with jewelry designer Valerie Nahmani

    With her jewelry featured in national fashion magazine, Marie Claire, and regular weekend stints in Bloomingdale's Chevy Chase last winter, one would think that Bethesda jewelry designer Valerie Nahmani, the force behind jewelry company VND, would be…
    - 8 Jul 15, 3:56pm -
  • Whole30 Part 1 done

    Whole30 Part 1 done

    Hard to think about the Whole30when you get to see this. I finished the Whole30 on a Saturday. I had declared that even though the Whole30 ended at midnight that day, I was going to end it at sundown. I was at Rehoboth Beach on a beautiful day with…
    - 14 May 15, 5:32pm -
  • 25 down, 5 to go… the final week of my Whole30

    25 down, 5 to go… the final week of my Whole30

    So, last week I wrote about how my cravings were diminishing and I compared it to falling out of love. Sometimes, it's only after we move on, do we realize all the pesty things we had learned to live with in a relationship. And we always had a reason…
    - 27 Apr 15, 6:46pm -
  • Halfway through the Whole30 and the novelty is starting to wear off

    Halfway through the Whole30 and the novelty is starting to wear off

    So, it's the end of Week 2, the weather is warming up and it's prime happy hour/sit-outside-and-have-a-drink weather. And I'm stuck doing the Whole30.Granted it's just another two weeks.  If you need a recap, I started a food plan for 30 days that…
    - 21 Apr 15, 2:15pm -
  • What do I have to do to get an olive around here?? One week down on the Whole30 and I'm craving salt.

    What do I have to do to get an olive around here?? One week down on the Whole30 and I'm craving salt.

    Today marks the one-week anniversary of my Whole30 spring-cleaning plan and I'm still going strong. I started the program last Friday and never dreamed I'd have kicked my wine habit in a week. (This coming from someone whose Wodify profile picture is…
    - 11 Apr 15, 1:49pm -
  • Whole30 Day 4--post holiday weekend

    Whole30 Day 4--post holiday weekend

    When you find yourself eating leftover "compliant" guacamole out of the container with a fork (and using words like "compliant") you know it is another day of survival on the Whole30 program, which I started last Friday (right at the start of a big h…
    - 7 Apr 15, 12:49am -
  • Whole30 Starts Now

    Whole30 Starts Now

    Whole30? Whaaaa?? I wanted some sort of clean eating plan. The kind where you eat actual, real unprocessed living or once-living things that you cook yourself. As a Crossfitter at DC's 202strong, I've heard all about the now-famous paleo diet and hav…
    - 3 Apr 15, 9:06pm -
  • Five and a half Shades of Blue: Warby Parker launches Half-Decade limited edition specs

    Five and a half Shades of Blue: Warby Parker launches Half-Decade limited edition specs

    Five and a half Shades of BlueWarby Parker launches Half-Decade limited edition specsThis socially conscious company is going places--fast. In just five years, eyeglass innovator Warby Parker has expanded to 500 employees, opened 10 stores throughou…
    - 13 Feb 15, 2:41pm -
  • Holiday gift guide: VND jewelry

    Holiday gift guide: VND jewelry

    When I met Valerie Nahmani Gitelson of Valerie Nahmani Designs (VND) a few weeks ago for coffee, a couple of people had already stopped at her table to ask her where she got her rings. And her bracelets. The answer was easy. She made them herself.The…
    - 9 Dec 14, 7:55pm -
  • Drybar opens on Bethesda Row

    Drybar opens on Bethesda Row

    A giant Buttercup, Drybar's mascot, on Bethesda AvenueDrybar owner Alli Webb(all photos taken by Karen Watkins)Bar menuOn Saturday I was lucky enough to get my hair styled at Bethesda's new Drybar, which features a shampoo and blowout for $40. I als…
    - 22 Oct 12, 5:23pm -
  • Andy Cohen brings the mazel to Bethesda's Front Row

    Andy Cohen brings the mazel to Bethesda's Front Row


    - 19 Mar 12, 8:57pm -
  • Meeting Vicky Tiel

    Meeting  Vicky Tiel

    Coffee and book talk with Vicky Tiel  at Cosi, Bethesda Last fall I got to interview fashion designer Vicky Tiel whose trendsetting designs caught the eye of Elizabeth Taylor and other Hollywood icons of the '60s including Ursula Andress and Kim N…
    - 14 Jan 12, 1:03am -
  • New year, new outlook

    New year, new outlook

     enobytes.com As we leave 2011 behind and look forward to 2012, I just want to wish my readers all the best in the new year. Most of us ritually make resolutions and I'm hoping that all of you have some dynamic plans and hopes! There's nothing like…
    - 31 Dec 11, 11:12pm -
  • Friday Fit: New Year's Resolution = Fitness Done Right

    Friday Fit: New Year's Resolution = Fitness Done Right

    Strong IS the new skinny. Working outat CrossFit Done Right in RockvilleHere we go, New Year’s resolutions. “I will lose 20 pounds.” “I will get sleek, firm arms like Michelle Obama.” “I will run an eight-minute mile.” We say these kind…
    - 30 Dec 11, 2:53pm -
  • Midnight at the Mall: Our guest blogger lives to tell the tale

    Midnight at the Mall: Our guest blogger lives to tell the tale

    Photo credit: web.appstorm.netBy guest blogger Will Watkins, 21, a college senior home for the holidays who hit Montgomery Mall's midnight Black Friday saleThanksgiving is one of the few days my friends from home ever feel too tired and full to go…
    - 27 Nov 11, 11:37pm -
  • The stars come out for Porcelanosa's opening party

    The stars come out for Porcelanosa's opening party

    When a tile store has a world-renowned chef, an Argentine supermodel and the Spanish ambassador attending the opening party, you know it must be special. And that's after guests were greeted by a four-beam spotlight blazing from the parking lot.The s…
    - 21 Nov 11, 7:10pm -
  • Let it Snow! Apres Ski on the W Hotel Rooftop

    Let it Snow! Apres Ski on the W Hotel Rooftop

    Though I was nearly breaking a sweat in my Chanel-esque white wool jacket on a balmy 60 degree night, the Apres Ski Lounge at the W Hotel's rooftop bar last night was a virtual frosty wonderland.Between the actual skis on the Ski Chalet display, the…
    - 16 Nov 11, 9:40pm -
  • Voli! Come to Mama!

    Voli! Come to Mama!

    Voli (read: VOdka LIte) just burst onto the DC scene in a wealth of delicious flavors, and right on cue as the holidays approach. Though we love sipping on a cocktail (or two), we hate fighting the battle of the bulge that often accompanies holiday (…
    - 12 Nov 11, 11:28pm -
  • Passport to Style

    Passport to Style

    Driving rains didn't keep the crowds away from the Passport to Style event at The Shops at Wisconsin Place in October. Kelly Collis of Fresh 94.7 emceed the fashion show, which showcased area stores including Bloomingdale's, White House Black Market,…
    - 1 Nov 11, 11:41pm -
  • Awarding Local Creative Talent at the County Exec's Awards

    Awarding Local Creative Talent at the County Exec's Awards

    On Oct. 24, The Music Center at Strathmore will present the annual County Executive’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. The event celebrates community cultural leaders  and will feature performances from various county arts and hum…
    - 18 Oct 11, 5:43pm -
  • Best-Dressed Windows in Town and a glimpse behind DRESSED, the film

    Best-Dressed Windows in Town and a glimpse behind DRESSED, the film

    Don't walk by Ginger in Bethesda Lane without stopping to check out their windows. Always innovative and very clever, they are clearly the best-dressed windows around. I snapped these on designer Thursday during Bethesda Row's Boutique Week. That nig…
    - 12 Oct 11, 7:09pm -
  • Countdown to tonight

    Countdown to tonight

    Are you ready for this?And this?We are. If you're not, you should check out the Bethesda Row site, RSVP and start getting ready. The apex of Bethesda Row Boutique Week events happens tonight when hot designer Barclay Butera appears at Urban Country f…
    - 6 Oct 11, 8:08pm -
  • Kicking off fall at the District Sample Sale

    Kicking off fall at the District Sample Sale

    After a long, hot August waiting for fall, we were sooo happy to get out to last night's District Sample Sale. This event is always fantastic, but this fall's was off the charts. The venue was HUGE; exceptionally excellent nibbles (I was rhapsodizing…
    - 27 Sep 11, 7:34pm -
  • Friday Night ALL ACCESS Fashion Show

    Friday Night ALL ACCESS Fashion Show

    Once again, Tysons Galleria was the stage for the ALL ACCESS fashion event, a three-day extravaganza of panel discussions, trunk shows, beauty events and a Friday night runway show followed by a cocktail reception. The event benefits Make-A-Wish, and…
    - 26 Sep 11, 8:42am -
  • A follower, not a leader, be--just this once

    A follower, not a leader, be--just this once

    Just this one time--do what you're told and follow the leader. BrandLinkDC will make it worth your while. Follow, follow, follow for a chance to win some of this:
    - 15 Aug 11, 6:25pm -

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Mirella Mc Cracken

  • Only in Berlin

    Only in Berlin

    Only in Berlin the beggers are so creative and genuine! at least they don’t lie about how they are going …Continue reading →
    - 19 Jan 14, 2:52pm -
  • Naked on Brandenburg Gate

    Naked on Brandenburg Gate

    Naked on Brandenburg GateContinue reading →
    - 16 Jan 14, 12:47pm -
  • 15 minutes of fame, Berlin Fashion Week.

    15 minutes of fame, Berlin Fashion Week.

    15 minutes of fame, Berlin Fashion Week.Continue reading →
    - 15 Jan 14, 2:33pm -
  • Berlin Fashion Week part Zwei.

    Berlin Fashion Week part Zwei.

    Berlin Fashion Week Part Zwei!Continue reading →
    - 15 Jan 14, 12:46pm -
  • Berlin Fashion Week is here!
    Since we moved to Berlin in 2012, even before, when we were still at the Foreign Service Insitute learning German, …Continue reading →
    - 14 Jan 14, 8:23am -
  • Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year to all the ones I love, I would like to hug, who are not here, and out …Continue reading →
    - 31 Dec 13, 10:30pm -
  • Merry Christmas.

    Merry Christmas.

    Merry Christmas from peaceful and loving Berlin. No city is as authentic and true like you.
    - 27 Dec 13, 8:19pm -
  • Telling history and owning the truth, is it an antidote against inner development?
    Few months ago I went to the Lebanese film festival in Berlin with Jim, it was about remembering the Lebanese …Continue reading →
    - 2 Nov 13, 7:53pm -
  • The Berlin and Prague TV towers

    The Berlin and Prague TV towers

    I know that towers fascinate people, but what I didn’t know is that TV towers can be so important that …Continue reading →
    - 9 Aug 13, 7:02am -
  • Gay Parade in Berlin

    Gay Parade in Berlin

    Hi everybody! sorry for my silence, I have been busy, but just couldn’t resist sharing the lovely creativity of the …Continue reading →
    - 24 Jun 13, 10:30am -
  • From Venice with love

    From Venice with love

    Hi bloggers friends, it is been a while! Sharing some pictures from our trip to Venice for our Anniversary.
    - 7 May 13, 8:28am -
  • Christmas in Paris.

    Christmas in Paris.

    After blogging the entire month about Christmas in Berlin, we didn’t get the chance to be here on the 24th, …Continue reading →
    - 31 Dec 12, 2:46pm -
  • Silent Night… Holy Night…

    Silent Night… Holy Night…

    Merry Christmas everyone!
    - 24 Dec 12, 5:00pm -
  • Gendarmenmarkt Christmas market and neighborhood

    Gendarmenmarkt Christmas market and neighborhood

    This is the second nicest Christmas Market in Berlin. Gendarmen Platz Christmas Market. Enjoy the pictures and happy holidays everyone!
    - 20 Dec 12, 4:09pm -
  • Christmas pictures from Berlin

    Christmas pictures from Berlin

    Another day in Christmas heaven… Today I saw many Berliners buying and carrying natural trees. For an American it may …Continue reading →
    - 18 Dec 12, 5:02pm -

@mirellamcc

Merujo

  • I Suck at Poetry: the Pomegranate Edition

    I Suck at Poetry: the Pomegranate Edition

    Yesterday was National Poetry Day, and today was National Coffee Day. I was caught in a deadline deluge yesterday, so I could not produce any half-assed free verse within the span of the fake holiday. However, tonight, liquored up on that addictive s…
    - 1 Oct 17, 4:53pm -
  • Red Line Prompt

    Red Line Prompt

    This evening I asked my friend, the artist formerly known as the Sasquatch (and now known as Model Citizen Press), for a writing prompt. I have so many stalled stories piled up at home, it can be overwhelming, so I figured something fresh would be go…
    - 25 Aug 17, 5:04pm -
  • I Suck at Poetry: the Moscow 1989 Edition

    I Suck at Poetry: the Moscow 1989 Edition

    I know.The five people who still come here (prompted by Facebook or Twitter) are pretty sure I've forgotten how to put more than 140 characters together anymore.Not true! However, most of the writing I do now is focused on the requesting and gatherin…
    - 25 Aug 17, 5:04pm -
  • August, Cherries, and the Pizza Man
    August, despite the miserable heat it usually brings, is one of my favorite months in Washington. Reason? People are vacating, and the commuting is easy. Well, easier. Easy-ish. Also, the cicadas are in full voice, and my local grocery store has $1.9…
    - 25 Aug 17, 5:03pm -
  • Shadow of a Bird
    This morning, there was a minute in my normal commute when my heart froze in my chest and my mouth went dry. I was on Canal Road, stopped in traffic, smiling at the wild lilacs that have started to dot the hillsides lining the road winding along the…
    - 12 Apr 16, 3:51am -
  • I Suck at Poetry: the Cherry Blossom Edition

    I Suck at Poetry: the Cherry Blossom Edition

    It's National Poetry Month, and readers of my blog know that I suck at poetry. That said, I will continue to produce sucky poems because I enjoy it. :) For the first day of this month, I offer some words about our local Japanese sakura superstars in…
    - 1 Apr 16, 11:08pm -
  • P.S....

    P.S....

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    - 28 Mar 16, 10:06pm -
  • In Your Hand

    In Your Hand

    My parents learned to write in the 1920s. Their handwriting bore the distinctive characteristics of those educated in the Palmer Method—precise, graceful, and easy to read. My mother's handwriting was always better than my fathers. Her lines and lo…
    - 28 Mar 16, 10:05pm -
  • Random Thoughts at the Coffee Shop

    Random Thoughts at the Coffee Shop

    9 p.m.I'm looking through a coffee shop window out into the darkness and a wet, short March snowfall.The snow won't stick. It's not cold enough. But, in the brightness thrown by light poles across the parking lot, the white stuff is beautiful—big …
    - 20 Mar 16, 2:32pm -
  • Snapshots of December
    I rememberthe Betty Crocker Cookbookopen to the cookie sectionbinder pagesdusted with floursticky with sugarthe smell of dough clingingto preheated airmy sisters twisting strandsof candy cane cookiesfingers glistening withpeppermint extract.Laurel an…
    - 29 Dec 15, 6:09pm -
  • С Новым годом!

    С Новым годом!

    Today I was watching the live feed of anti-Putin protests in the cold, 0° F Moscow night. While I watched people mill near the Kremlin, I thought back to a cold December night in the same spot. I only spent one New Year's Eve on Red Square with frie…
    - 31 Dec 14, 5:29am -
  • And to all, a good night!

    And to all, a good night!

    Things have kept me from sharing words here for a bit. Lots of pondering going on.For tonight, as we settle in for a Christmas night snooze, I simply wish you all well for whatever holiday you celebrate and for the coming new year. Be back here soon…
    - 26 Dec 14, 3:40am -
  • Nota Bene: the Value of Voicemail and the Ghosts Around You

    Nota Bene: the Value of Voicemail and the Ghosts Around You

    The last post I made here, Qarafa, was started a good number of days ago. There was (as there always is) head scratching and pondering about what to write. Then, I didn't finish it because the free verse I included below the narrative was pretty lous…
    - 19 Oct 14, 3:45am -
  • Qarafa

    Qarafa

    The nature of being a teller of (mostly) creative nonfiction tales is that you tend to live in the past. You're behind the curve. Fifteen years, fifteen decades, fifteen minutes—it's all time gone by. You build your work from experiences you or ot…
    - 18 Oct 14, 8:46pm -
  • I continue to suck at poetry

    I continue to suck at poetry

    (from whippersnapperpress.com)When autumn comes, the temperature dips and my brain fires at a slower, more thoughtful pace. And then, God forgive me, I write poetry.I used to keep a jar (or was it a tin? my memory is fuzzy now) in my apartment closet…
    - 11 Oct 14, 5:35pm -
  • If you'd like to leave a comment here...
    ...and for some reason the "post comment" button isn't working (as it wasn't for me this morning), right click* to open the link in a new window, and that should take you to the comment frame, no problem. Thanks!*(or whatever Mac users do!)
    - 4 Oct 14, 1:53pm -
  • The Sloths of Summer (and Spring... and Autumn)

    The Sloths of Summer (and Spring... and Autumn)

    So, I'm a sucker for a good wall calendar. I'm also horribly cheap, which means I usually buy my calendars sometime in February. What a bargain!It used to be I would go to Borders, a mile up the road, right after Christmas and snag my fill of numbere…
    - 3 Oct 14, 12:52am -
  • Fall

    Fall

    I took a nasty fall yesterday. I had scheduled myself for an early morning eye doctor appointment in an attempt to be virtuous and not miss any work hours. The eye guy's office is just a few blocks from work, so I figured that, even with giant eyebal…
    - 27 Sep 14, 4:12am -
  • Is it too much...

    Is it too much...

    ...to want a life that holds contentment, a measure of love, and freedom from fear?A little joy would be prized above diamonds and gold right now.I want that for all of you. I want that for all of us.Peace.
    - 24 Sep 14, 2:19am -
  • I Dunno, This Seems a Little Sketchy

    I Dunno, This Seems a Little Sketchy

    A friend emailed me overnight that my last blog post was depressing. That was not the aim of my post. It was, in fact, a post about how positive sensory experiences or memories can transport you in tough times.Apparently, it was taken by some as a pa…
    - 18 Sep 14, 3:47pm -
  • Smelling the Happy

    Smelling the Happy

    What fills your lungs and clears your head?Takes you somewhere better, brings you calm?Fresh brewed coffee.The spice store up the street.All the stuff to open and sniff at the local Aveda spa.A good man, freshly showered with a nice, simple soap.Mint…
    - 18 Sep 14, 1:35am -
  • Fiction Night: The Recruiter

    Fiction Night: The Recruiter

    As promised, tonight I'm posting some fiction. This is a short story I wrote in 2012 to dip my toes back into "unreal world" storytelling. You are most welcome to offer feedback. (Just be more creative than "You suck!") I have added a copyright state…
    - 5 Sep 14, 1:04am -
  • No fear, no regret, no turning back

    No fear, no regret, no turning back

    Recently, I wrote a piece for an online mailing list and told 24K+ humans to "... carve out a little portion of time every day to do something creative or something that feeds your passion. And share what you make! If you put it out there, you can’…
    - 4 Sep 14, 6:44pm -
  • Today

    Today

    Mom would have been 93. Miss you so much.
    - 4 Sep 14, 2:25am -
  • Prompt

    Prompt

    A couple of years ago, a friend gave me some writing prompts - just words, phrases, something to ponder and build on for my writing. I was neglecting the wanted words in my head. I make my 9-5 living with words. Needed words. Not words that drive my…
    - 1 Sep 14, 6:16pm -

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Magnoliadiva

  • Effectiveness of Government Programs to Help People
    Government benefit programs are important resources for people with financial difficulties because sometimes people cannot help the circumstance that they are in. It would not be fair to penalize or take away a benefit because individuals cannot affo…
    - 16 Jun 14, 5:41pm -
  • Government Assistant is Free for All Federal Employees

    Government Assistant is Free for All Federal Employees

    Real people struggle each and every day just to maintain an essential lifestyle. Often, unforeseen circumstances affect a persons financial well being and quality of life. Imagine the war veteran who’s permanently disabled for his service to our co…
    - 10 Jun 14, 1:25pm -
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    Government Assistance For All People

    Government benefit programs date back all the way to 1933 with the establishment of the New Deal by President Roosevelt. These set of social programs were put in place back then to help the economic suffrage that occurred due to the Great Depression.…
    - 10 Jun 14, 11:34am -
  • Can Make Life Better WIth Government Assistance Programs

    Can Make Life Better WIth Government Assistance Programs

    No generation has had such an impact on society than the baby boomer generation.  A counterculture was born between 1946 and 1964.  From this momentous birth, such movements as civil rights, feminism and environmentalism found their roots in societ…
    - 10 Jun 14, 11:29am -
  • Your Reliable Economic Assistance
    Your Reliable Economic Assistance
    - 28 Apr 14, 6:33am -

Most Boring Blogever

  • Phone numbers
    The other morning, I was driving in the car with the baby asleep in the back seat -- yes, we had another baby -- and I wanted to call my husband.  In that moment, I realized that I don't know his phone number off the top of my head. It made me laugh…
    - 3 Apr 16, 10:03pm -
  • Schrödinger's baby
    For a month, we were so completely elated; everything was about the future. But the end came, so fast.  A drop of blood here and there.  An inconclusive test.  More blood, more tests, but no answers.  The baby was both alive and dead at the same…
    - 10 May 15, 1:47am -
  • Her Grandmother's Granddaughter

    Her Grandmother's Granddaughter

    Mom,How I wish you could have met her. She reminds me so much of you -- she has blue eyes like yours, and her laugh is infectious.  Her favorite color is pink.  You would have seen the irony in that.She loves to sing.  We sing good morning to each…
    - 18 Oct 14, 2:29am -
  • The Landline
    In the new house, we have a landline phone. Not that we really wanted or needed it -- after all, we live in a cellular world -- but the cable company gave it to us for free as part of our package. And so, almost six years after I last used them, I f…
    - 10 Apr 14, 1:03am -
  • Thankful November, number 5

    Thankful November, number 5

    Today, I am thankful for living in a country where I have the ability to vote, even if I dislike the current state of the two-party system and most of their candidates.I am equally thankful for the fact that, as of tomorrow, there will be no more ele…
    - 18 Dec 13, 3:08pm -
  • Thankful November, 17-30
    Since the last installment, we had a difficult two weeks.  It started, as usual, with work and the horrible schedule where my husband works early mornings and weekends.  Add to that the chaos of birthday/Thanksgiving/Hanukkah all at once, and on to…
    - 2 Dec 13, 10:55pm -
  • Thankful November, 6-16
    6.  I am thankful that my daughter has become a pretty good sleeper.  Life is much better when your kid goes to sleep most nights without much of a fuss and then generally sleeps through the night.  I do occasionally wish she woke up a bit later,…
    - 18 Nov 13, 10:58pm -
  • Thankful November, numbers 1-4

    Thankful November, numbers 1-4

    At this point, I've come to terms with the fact that I'll probably never finish writing a novel -- particularly over the span of a NaNoWriMo.  I am very keenly aware that, at the rate that I've been writing, I'm not even likely to complete a NaNoBl…
    - 5 Nov 13, 12:27am -
  • Baseball shoes

    Baseball shoes

    Yesterday, we took a family trip to the ballpark. The husband, the kid, and I dressed up in our team colors and went to our first game together this season -- our first game together since last year's playoffs.Mommy-Baby bonding.I have a cut on my fo…
    - 13 May 13, 1:35pm -
  • Five Years
    I can't believe five years have passed since that day, that horrible, wretched day. But I'm having a hard time getting the words out this time. It feels like I've already said it, over and over again.I still miss my mom, every single day. I look at m…
    - 8 Feb 13, 2:54am -
  • New Year, Resolved.
    Before my husband and I got married, we discussed our vows, and agreed that the foundation of our marriage is that we both promise to try to not be an asshole to the other. When we looked in each other's eyes on the beach while repeating back the min…
    - 9 Jan 13, 12:07am -
  • Gasoline and Matches

    Gasoline and Matches

    My heart broke last week when I heard about the elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. My daughter is the most precious thing in the world to me, and I can't imagine what it must have been like for these parents to send their babies off…
    - 23 Dec 12, 1:52am -
  • The passage of time
    Today is my mom's birthday. Or today was my mom's birthday. Or today would have been my mom's birthday. Four-and-a-half years later, and I still don't know what tense to use. In some ways, it's easier: it's a quiet undercurrent instead of the focus p…
    - 15 Oct 12, 11:07pm -
  • Something New

    Something New

    For the Scriptic "something new" quick challenge, instead of writing, I went out of my comfort zone and tried something new: black and white photography. The actual "something new" is the baby swing that my husband put together while I was at work t…
    - 21 Jun 12, 12:30am -
  • Missing my mom

    Missing my mom

    A few weeks ago, I stumbled across a picture of my mom, holding me, when I was one day old:I miss her. Especially today.  And especially now that I'm going to have a baby of my own.
    - 8 Feb 12, 3:46am -
  • My mom, the anniversary, and the Super Bowl
    This week is always hard for me: the anniversary of my mom's death. It's hard to believe it's been four years.This year is unusually strange because, right before my mom died, the Giants played the Patriots in the Super Bowl. In fact, the last conv…
    - 6 Feb 12, 5:30pm -
  • New Blog, Old Blog
    I know, I know. I'm a crappy blogger. I only posted 18 times in 2011, which means I posted, on average, 1.5 times per month. I can't -- or won't -- promise to be better this year, at least not here. I love this blog with all my heart, but I've be…
    - 12 Jan 12, 4:17pm -
  • On how we met
    Everyone keeps asking me how I met my husband. It's a tough question, because I don't actually remember meeting him. We met in middle school, when I first moved from New Jersey to Florida at the beginning of the 8th grade. I mostly remember him fr…
    - 20 Dec 11, 12:07am -
  • Eloping

    Eloping

    When we first started talking about getting married, I said that I loved the idea of being married to him, but I just I didn't have it in me to do a wedding: I have enough stress with work that I didn't want to plan anything, especially anything maj…
    - 15 Dec 11, 12:27am -
  • Halloween
    In February, when my boyfriend moved here, he found a federal government job almost immediately. They pretty much offered it to him instantaneously, with a catch: it was going to take some time for them to be able to get all of the paperwork done an…
    - 31 Oct 11, 11:07pm -
  • A Portrait of Domestic Tranquility
    Usually, my boyfriend has to get up very early for work. This morning, he did not have to be in until 10, so he made me very cute eggs and peppers for breakfast. He is very good at sneaking vegetables into my diet.Right before I left, I told him th…
    - 18 Oct 11, 11:07pm -
  • Remembering
    Today would have been my mother's 65th birthday.Happy birthday, mom. I miss you.
    - 16 Oct 11, 2:21am -
  • Spiraling Towards Chaos
    I've been reading a ton of stuff about Occupy Wall Street and We Are the 99 Percent. You should too.As it stands, I have no room to complain. I have a steady job with a salary that, allegedly, puts me in the top 10% of all American wage earners --…
    - 1 Oct 11, 5:11pm -
  • Adventures in Carsharing
    After much debate, I sold my car. I had been thinking about it for a few years, as I barely drive, but it was somehow reassuring to own a car, just in case. Plus my car -- my shiny blue Volkswagen -- seemed to be a part of my identity. So I kept t…
    - 3 Jul 11, 8:12pm -
  • Six Months Ago . . .
    Just before Thanksgiving, I was sitting in the atrium of the National Building Museum having lunch with a friend of mine from high school. We were discussing our plans for the holidays, when I mentioned that I would probably be spending my New Year'…
    - 1 Jul 11, 4:00am -

@Darao75

Malnurturedsnay

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Spoilers)
    Did you read the spoiler warning? Because there are spoilers. So just … y’know … be careful. I’m going to talk about what I loved, and then I’ll talk about what I hated. If you want a plot description … … Continue reading →
    - 19 Dec 15, 12:42pm -
  • Thank you, George Lucas
    George Lucas: the man who gave us Star Wars, and the Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi; Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the Temple of Doom, and the Last Crusade. And also The Phantom Menace, and the … Continue reading →
    - 20 Oct 15, 7:48pm -
  • Morons on the Metro Track

    Morons on the Metro Track

    Here’s a photo of a pair of real knuckleheads on the track at Metro’s West Falls Road station. The trains are running. The rail is live with enough electricity to kill. But, hey. Yoga. Here’s the full story.
    - 24 Apr 15, 12:11pm -
  • Walk to Congressional Cemetery

    Walk to Congressional Cemetery

    Wednesday I dropped $100 on new walking shoes — the first new shoes I’d bought in probably two years. Saturday, I put those shoes to their first major test — a walk from my apartment in Woodley Park to Congressional … Continue reading →
    - 19 Apr 15, 10:41pm -
  • STAR WARS TRAILER
    New Star Wars trailer! New Star Wars trailer! It’s so easy to get caught up in it — OLD HAN and STILL LOOKING YOUNG CHEWBACCA — it’s easy to forget how much positive press The Phantom Menace received, almost two … Continue reading →
    - 17 Apr 15, 5:32am -
  • The New A/S/L

    The New A/S/L

    I lost my job a year ago today. No fear: I’ve been reemployed since September 2nd. As a fortuitious coincidence, the week before I went from being gainfully employed to being gainfully desperately looking for work, I bought an Xbox … Continue rea…
    - 14 Apr 15, 1:04pm -
  • Julia’s Empanadas Casts Shade

    Julia’s Empanadas Casts Shade


    - 13 Apr 15, 12:40pm -
  • Exploring Klingle Road

    Exploring Klingle Road

    Klingle Road runs west to east across upper northwest Washington, DC, with many interruptions: it starts just a little east of MacArthur Boulevard, branching off of Macomb, and runs into Arizona. It resumes on the other side of Battery Kemble … Con…
    - 12 Apr 15, 7:23pm -
  • Do We Stay or Do We Go Now? #WMATA
    “Is this the Blue Line?” we wondered, my friend (also my neighbor) and I, Saturday night at Metro Center waiting for a train to Virginia to attend a friend’s housewarming. The train itself just said Special. We’d been waiting for … Continue…
    - 17 Nov 14, 3:19am -
  • Andy Harris: still kind of a dickhead
    As I do every election, I went to my polling place and voted last night. One of the measures I voted for was Initiative 71, the legalization of marijuana. The thing with being a resident of Washington, DC though is … Continue reading →
    - 5 Nov 14, 10:27pm -

@Malnurturedsnay

Money Wise Moms


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  • Homemade Ranch Dip With Greek Yogurt

    Homemade Ranch Dip With Greek Yogurt

    Making ranch dip with Greek yogurt is easier than you think! You can whip up with dip with things you already have on hand, no packet mixes needed! My homemade ranch dip is easy, healthy, and Weight Watchers friendly, making it one of my favorite rec…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 19, 10:00am -
  • 30 Fabulous Summer Crafts for Tweens

    30 Fabulous Summer Crafts for Tweens

    Share these fabulous summer crafts for tweens with your kids ages 10-12. Many can be done alone, others with just minimal help from you!   Ages 10-12, the “tween” years, can be tricky! Kids this age want to be more independent and less childish.…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jun 19, 10:00am -
  • Sales Tax Holiday for School Supplies and Clothing

    Sales Tax Holiday for School Supplies and Clothing

    Shopping for back to school season? If your state has a Sales Tax Holiday, you can save by not paying the tax! Back to school costs can really add up! Many families take this time to shop for fall clothing as well as requested school supplies. Some…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 19, 10:00am -
  • Creamy Bacon Parmesan Pasta Salad

    Creamy Bacon Parmesan Pasta Salad

    Creamy bacon parmesan pasta salad is a great dish to enjoy year round. It goes just as well at a summer BBQ as it does on the Thanksgiving side dishes menu. Everyone will love quick and easy side dish recipe, even the kids enjoy this one!  Creamy Ba…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 19, 10:00am -
  • Easy Garlic Green Bean Recipe With Tomatoes

    Easy Garlic Green Bean Recipe With Tomatoes

    Easy vegetable side dishes that are packed with flavor are some of my favorite recipes. This garlic green bean recipe with tomatoes is so simple and flavorful. The whole family will love it!  This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Jun 19, 10:00am -
  • How to Host a Pool Party on a Budget

    How to Host a Pool Party on a Budget

    Summer is all about having fun and entertaining! Learn how to host a pool party on a budget. What could scream summer louder than a pool party? Everyone’s splashing around. There’s good food and music. And, it’s a great way to beat the heat. Wh…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Jun 19, 10:00am -

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  • Delicious Spinach And Ham Crustless Quiche

    Delicious Spinach And Ham Crustless Quiche

    Making a crustless quiche is quick and easy. This spinach and ham quiche can be made with or without the mushrooms. Try this spinach mushroom quiche for breakfast, brunch, or even breakfast for dinner. That versatility makes it one of our favorite fa…
    - 19 days ago, 31 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Get Rolling with Free Summer Bowling

    Get Rolling with Free Summer Bowling

    School is almost out, so it's time to plan some frugal fun activities for the kids. How about some free summer bowling? **Updated for 2019** Free Summer Bowling Programs If you're looking for more to do his summer besides free & low-cost movies and…
    - 23 days ago, 27 May 19, 10:00am -

@moneywisemoms

Musings from Me


@musingsfromme

Mr Mrs Link

  • 2014 Holiday Greetings from Mr. & Mrs. Link +2!
    2014 Holiday Greetings from Mr. & Mrs. Link +2! is a post from: Mr. & Mrs. Link2014 Holiday Greetings from Mr. & Mrs. Link +2! is a post from: Mr. & Mrs. Link
    - 7 Dec 14, 8:27pm -
  • 2013 Holiday Greetings from Mr. & Mrs. Link +1!
    Link Family Christmas Greeting – 2013 from Jed Link on Vimeo. And don’t forget to come back in early January to see the 2013 Yearbook! 2013 Holiday Greetings from Mr. & Mrs. Link +1! is a post from: Mr. & Mrs. Link2013 Holiday Greetings from Mr.…
    - 5 Dec 13, 1:52pm -
  • Top 10 Things I’ll Miss About Maryland – #1

    Top 10 Things I’ll Miss About Maryland – #1

    Author’s Note: After nearly a decade on the east coast, it’s time for Mr. & Mrs. Link to head West. In the last ten years, our lives have changed significantly. We moved in together, got married, bought a house, got promotions at work and earned…
    - 3 Dec 13, 9:50pm -
  • Top 10 Things I’ll Miss About Maryland – #2

    Top 10 Things I’ll Miss About Maryland – #2

    Author’s Note: After nearly a decade on the east coast, it’s time for Mr. & Mrs. Link to head West. In the last ten years, our lives have changed significantly. We moved in together, got married, bought a house, got promotions at work and earned…
    - 26 Nov 13, 2:46am -
  • Top 10 Things I’ll Miss About Maryland – #3

    Top 10 Things I’ll Miss About Maryland – #3

    Author’s Note: After nearly a decade on the east coast, it’s time for Mr. & Mrs. Link to head West. In the last ten years, our lives have changed significantly. We moved in together, got married, bought a house, got promotions at work and earned…
    - 2 Jul 13, 12:23am -
  • 10 Things I WON’T Miss About Maryland

    10 Things I WON’T Miss About Maryland

    Author’s Note: After nearly a decade on the east coast, it’s time for Mr. & Mrs. Link to head West. In the last ten years, our lives have changed significantly. We moved in together, got married, bought a house, got promotions at work and earned…
    - 29 Jun 13, 6:11pm -
  • Top 10 Things I’ll Miss About Maryland – #4

    Top 10 Things I’ll Miss About Maryland – #4

    Author’s Note: After nearly a decade on the east coast, it’s time for Mr. & Mrs. Link to head West. In the last ten years, our lives have changed significantly. We moved in together, got married, bought a house, got promotions at work and earned…
    - 18 Jun 13, 11:38pm -
  • Top 10 Things I’ll Miss About Maryland – #5

    Top 10 Things I’ll Miss About Maryland – #5

    Author’s Note: After nearly a decade on the east coast, it’s time for Mr. & Mrs. Link to head West. In the last ten years, our lives have changed significantly. We moved in together, got married, bought a house, got promotions at work and earned…
    - 26 May 13, 11:48am -
  • Top 10 Things I’ll Miss About Maryland – #6
    Author’s Note: After nearly a decade on the east coast, it’s time for Mr. & Mrs. Link to head West. In the last ten years, our lives have changed significantly. We moved in together, got married, bought a house, got promotions at work and earned…
    - 21 May 13, 4:19pm -
  • Top 10 Things I’ll Miss About Maryland – #7

    Top 10 Things I’ll Miss About Maryland – #7

    Author’s Note: After nearly a decade on the east coast, it’s time for Mr. & Mrs. Link to head West. In the last ten years, our lives have changed significantly. We moved in together, got married, bought a house, got promotions at work and earned…
    - 20 May 13, 4:08pm -

Masala Chica

  • How 10 Years Fly. Or Don’t.

    How 10 Years Fly. Or Don’t.

    When I was young and naive (and if you were catching me in my twenties), probably drunk, I used to roll my eyes when my parents or other people older than 25 said things like, “Holy shit! Time goes by so fast!” or crap like “Carpe Diem.” (Exc…
    - 25 Jun 15, 3:32pm -
  • Adventures With My Racist Bus Driver

    Adventures With My Racist Bus Driver

    I was nervous. I didn’t know what to expect. I looked down at the somewhat less than stylish clothes I was able to pick up from T.J. Maxx with the small budget my parents had set us aside for “back to school”, knowing that whatever I had just…
    - 13 May 15, 1:17pm -
  • Would You Be Mine? Could You Be Mine?

    Would You Be Mine? Could You Be Mine?

    Won’t you be my neighbor? I have the words to Mr. Roger’s timeless song at the forefront of my mind these days. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Tim Madigan, an esteemed journalist who became friends with Fred Rogers during a very difficult…
    - 23 Apr 15, 3:40pm -
  • Can You Picture This?

    Can You Picture This?

    I look at the picture, disappointed. Wait … it is just the angle, or am I starting to get a double chin? When did the circles under my eyes get so pronounced? Shit. Are my arms really that big? Well, at least my hair looks good, I think, until… I…
    - 27 Mar 15, 11:06pm -
  • Lean into Glass Ceilings: Letter to My Daughter

    Lean into Glass Ceilings: Letter to My Daughter

      Dear Shaila, I have always leaned in. Long before Sheryl Sandberg penned the book about how women could excel in the workplace without giving into the double standards. I was leaning in. Before Sandburg espoused about the challenge that so often i…
    - 17 Mar 15, 9:14am -
  • The Truth About My Blog

    The Truth About My Blog

    When I first started blogging in 2009, I remember loving the freedom I felt from writing and sharing my words. Sure, maybe I wasn’t a published author in the traditional sense, and I was willing to table and maybe set aside that dream. But for the…
    - 16 Mar 15, 2:44am -
  • The Child Who Stands Alone

    The Child Who Stands Alone

    When I was in elementary school, there was this boy named Eric, who used to get picked on a lot. I don’t know why or how he had incurred so much wrath on the playground to be the butt of so many jokes. Looking back at pictures of him, I try to look…
    - 7 Jan 15, 5:20pm -
  • The Colors in Her Rainbow

    The Colors in Her Rainbow

    I had been out of town for a short work trip when my daughter, Shaila, told me what was upsetting her. I could hear that something was bothering my seven year old as she told me the details of her school day. Yes, her teacher had liked her Christmas…
    - 2 Jan 15, 8:42pm -
  • All the Things

    All the Things

    The holidays are here and I am overwhelmed by all the things. All the things we have to do. All the things we have to check off. All the things we have to buy. I think somewhere along the way, I am expected to also cook some things. Bummer. It’s ju…
    - 10 Dec 14, 8:00pm -
  • On Seeing Hard Things
    I am going to be honest. I have not watched “12 Years a Slave.” I mean to. I really do. But every time it comes down to committing to watching it, I just can’t make myself do it. I have also not watch “Django.” Or “The Kite Runner.” Or…
    - 13 Nov 14, 9:47pm -

@kferrandino

Mascara and Micro Chips

  • How To Speed Up Your Webpages
    Load testing consists of placing demand on computing devices or software systems and measuring their responses. This is typically done with software like LoadView or LoadRunner. It’s performed to have effects of determining behaviors of systems und…
    - 2 Mar 17, 8:26am -
  • Service Level Agreements for Nonprofits Explained
    The formal agreement established between a web hosting provider and a customer is known as the Service Level Agreement (abbreviated as SLA). This complex written document is a virtual contract; it may or may not be legally binding. The agreement...
    - 21 Apr 14, 7:06pm -
  • Buggy Web Applications—Avoiding Problems
    There are several common mistakes that web developers make—mistakes that can usually be avoided. When it comes to deploying web applications, the most common mistake by far is not testing enough. Developing apps can be a fun process, and people...
    - 10 Mar 14, 10:21pm -
  • Is Your Hosting Dragging Your Site Down?
    When it comes to your website, it is very important for you to properly monitor it and ensure it is working at its full potential. While there are different elements that you are able to monitor and work on, there...
    - 10 Mar 14, 10:20pm -
  • Page Load Speed and User Attention Span
    There’s just no doubt about it: today’s society wants things to be fast. Our culture of instant gratification wants things now, and doesn’t like waiting. Today’s average attention span for adults is not what once was, and children’s and tee…
    - 10 Mar 14, 10:20pm -
  • Fixing a Slow-Loading Website
    Given the free market that currently exists on the internet in the form of e-commerce and e-news, which includes blogs, the competition for daily online traffic has never been more heated! While back in the 1990’s it wasn’t out of...
    - 10 Mar 14, 10:19pm -

@SherylDrummond

Men Can Stop Rape

  • In Recognition: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
    November 25, 2016 — It is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and here at Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR) in Washington, D.C. we are inspired more than ever and empowered to do our work. While our very raison d’être is prob…
    - 24 Dec 16, 7:48pm -
  • Manager of National Programs, Adrian Valdivia, takes Masculinity training to Puerto Rico

    Manager of National Programs, Adrian Valdivia, takes Masculinity training to Puerto Rico

    Two weeks ago MCSR’s Manager of National Programs, Adrian Valdivia, traveled to Puerto Rico for his first international training. Universidad del Turabo hosted Adrian for the two-day training with the Vice Chancellor, twelve university counselors,…
    - 16 Jun 14, 4:46pm -
  • "1 is 2 Many" PSA: My Issues With It
    By: Daniel Valentin-MoralesWe’ve all seen the “1 is 2 Many” Public Safety Announcement released by the Obama administration earlier this year, and if you haven’t just follow this link to see it. The campaign asks men to be accountable for t…
    - 12 Jun 14, 8:11pm -
  • Where's the Dad?
    By Emma Boillotat For the past couple of Olympics, P&G has been a “proud sponsor” of the games, putting out commercials to show their support. Their most recent ad campaign is “Raising an Olympian,” and one of their commercials that ca…
    - 14 Jan 14, 7:26pm -
  • Untitled
    LET'S TALK ABOUT HEALTHY MASCULINITY & A GENDERLESS WORLD By Patrick McGannDirector of Strategy and PlanningMen Can Stop RapeBy now, many of you may know that the Healthy Masculinity Action Project (HMAP) has used storytelling to start conversations…
    - 23 Aug 13, 2:51pm -
  • Opaque Intent: Wrestling and a Relationship Victory in the Ring?

    Opaque Intent: Wrestling and a Relationship Victory in the Ring?

    By Hope MookimTo say that World Wrestling Entertainment, WWE for short, does not exactly portray the healthiest forms of masculinity and femininity might be an understatement. To be fair, my encounters with the show have more to do with the sheer ine…
    - 10 May 12, 2:39pm -

@mencanstoprape

Midnight Snack

  • Pile On the Birthday Wishes

    Pile On the Birthday Wishes

    April 16th, 1936. The birth of the Dagwood! Dagwood Bumstead, sandwich connoisseur. Just take a close look – sardines, sausages, chunk of cheese. Nothing individually wrapped, nothing pre-sliced. Dagwood, you’re my guy. Colossally glorious creati…
    - 64 days ago, 16 Apr 19, 2:23pm -
  • A Mild Variant

    A Mild Variant

    My Good-Pal-Susan went to Amsterdam and brought me a tube of mustard. And a big chunk o’ gouda. Thank you, terrific friend, neighbor and hard-core mom-squad mate. A mild variant is the mom I would like to be. Am I? … Continue reading →
    - 7 Mar 19, 1:05pm -
  • You Have a Friend in Cheeses

    You Have a Friend in Cheeses


    - 4 Mar 19, 10:50pm -
  • Mustard Plaster

    Mustard Plaster

    Mustard photos by Stacy Zarin Goldberg. Art direction by Jennifer Beeson Gregory. Styling my moi. Plastering is an art, I am told, and I believe it. Plasterers are rare and their artworks are diminishing. Such a shame. Mustard is alive … Continue r…
    - 2 Mar 19, 5:44pm -
  • Stalking the Wild Cubano

    Stalking the Wild Cubano

    The Cuban sandwich is important. People fight for it and about it. Who created it and where? That is just the tip  of the loaf. My take? The Cuban sandwich is ubiquitous and no one will ever know its exact … Continue reading →
    - 1 Mar 19, 11:13pm -
  • The Dog Debate That Will Not Die

    The Dog Debate That Will Not Die

    “It’s not a sandwich,” said the Atlantic Monthly. No, it is not, says The Takeout. RBG WEIGHS IN “So then, a hot dog is also a sandwich?” Colbert asks Bader Ginsburg again. And here, the Notorious RBG lays down her … Continue reading →
    - 26 Feb 19, 7:51pm -
  • If You Give a Girl a Steak

    If You Give a Girl a Steak

    She will want to steep some rosemary in olive oil. And is she makes a little rosemary oil, a charred lemon or two will follow. Photo by Tom McCorkle for the Washington Post (styling by moi!) If she goes to the … Continue reading →
    - 26 Feb 19, 1:30am -
  • Chew This Book

    Chew This Book

    Do you have this book? You must! National Museum for Women in the Arts Shop Homie House Press Sammys is a project that exists at the intersection of food and identity. We have been investigating and documenting the sandwich consumption of … Contin…
    - 24 Feb 19, 12:22am -
  • Pan Haus = Whole Hog

    Pan Haus = Whole Hog

    Loosey, not goosey. Loosey porky. On the menu was pan haus. On the web is pannhaas, panhoss, ponhoss, and pannhas. Translated literally to pan rabbit. Rabbits are so cute and they do taste good in a pan (forgive me). Mush … Continue reading →
    - 22 Feb 19, 12:48pm -
  • Enjoy Every Sandwich. On National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day and Every Day.

    Enjoy Every Sandwich. On National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day and Every Day.

    The day I write a list of bests is the day the world turns so slowly we are given a thousand hours between sunrise and sunset. Bests, bests, bests. The best sandwich is the last sandwich eaten. So very many … Continue reading →
    - 12 Apr 18, 9:57pm -

@LCherkasky

Macheesmo


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  • newGrilled Chicken with Cantaloupe Salsa

    Grilled Chicken with Cantaloupe Salsa

    People need to branch WAY out for salsas. Sure… tomatoes, tomatillos, it’s all good. But, fruit salsas are were my brain is at this summer. The Cantaloupe Habanero Salsa I made to top this grilled chicken is way up there in my list of favorites.…
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  • Crispy Chicken Caprese Bites

    Crispy Chicken Caprese Bites

    These Crispy Chicken Caprese Bites are one of those truly special recipes that can 100% work as either an appetizer or a full meal, depending on what you want out of it. If you are looking for an appetizer, make the bite version like I did for this p…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 11:00am -
  • Creamy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

    Creamy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

    School is out (so I hear) and summer is on. I’m already imagining next year when our oldest is in actual school and the summers will become a whirlwind of camps, play dates, and rushed impromptu childcare. One thing I’ve learned though is that if…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 19, 11:00am -
  • The Argentine Burger with Chimichurri

    The Argentine Burger with Chimichurri

    After my Sophomore year in college, I lived for a summer with a friend in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We had a lot of fun in those 10 weeks (maybe too much fun actually). I made this Homemade Burger with Chimichurri Sauce as a reminder of how delicious…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 11:00am -
  • Homemade Ground Beef Mix for Summer Burgers

    Homemade Ground Beef Mix for Summer Burgers

    A few years ago my dad gave me a hefty meat grinder that has been sitting in my basement, gathering dust. This year I decided to bust it out and use it to make Homemade Ground Beef with the goal of making the perfect portions and fat content for summ…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Jun 19, 11:00am -
  • Watermelon Bourbon Smash

    Watermelon Bourbon Smash

    Just in time for your hot June weekend, say hello to the Watermelon Bourbon Smash!  This might just be the most refreshing drink I’ve ever posted! The key to this drink is making fresh watermelon juice. Actually, now that I think about it, I’m…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Jun 19, 11:00am -

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  • Cumin Lime Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Salsa Verde

    Cumin Lime Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Salsa Verde

    This Cumin Lime Pork Tenderloin recipe barely made it to the dinner table at my house. Generally, when I’m cooking for the blog, I can restrain myself, trying a small portion for quality control (obviously) but then saving the rest for dinner with…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 11:00am -
  • Fudgy Blueberry Brownies

    Fudgy Blueberry Brownies

    What kind of food blogger would I be if I didn’t send you into this summer with a tried and tested dessert recipe? Say hello to Fudgy Blueberry Brownies! This sucker took me a few tests to get right, but it’ll be the star of any cookout. Super p…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 11:00am -
  • Cheddar Jalapeno Omelette

    Cheddar Jalapeno Omelette

    I’m on a bit of a omelette kick these days and this Cheddar Jalapeno Omelette is my new favorite spicy way to start the day. It’s ready in literally 10 minutes and doesn’t require a ton of chopping. I like the Tex-Mex angle to it and one time…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Jun 19, 11:00am -
  • Grilled Baba Ghanoush

    Grilled Baba Ghanoush

    I’m declaring this Grilled Baba Ghanoush recipe my appetizer of summer and summer has just started! This recipe is so wonderful because if you are firing up the grill anyway, it’s as easy as tossing on a few eggplants and letting them get nice…
    - 21 days ago, 29 May 19, 11:00am -

@macheesmo

Madam Mayo


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@madammayo

Mochatini

Table setting rustic
Table setting rustic
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Shopbop Sale
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Ready set Holiday!
Ready set Holiday!
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Magnolia Thoughts

  • you’ve all been great. thank you.
    dear beloved blog-friends: i’m retiring from this space, effective today. i will always write. i will always want to share. but the time has come to wrap things up here at magnoliathoughts.com. i came to this little corner of the … Continue readi…
    - 13 Apr 15, 1:20pm -
  • $4.73
    lately, i’ve been spending my mental downtime revisiting my happiest years: high school, the late 1990s. a lot of people get angry – yes, angry – when you tell them that you really loved high school or had a great … Continue reading →
    - 16 Mar 15, 3:51pm -
  • atheist lent: halftime!
    happy day 21 [not including sundays] of atheist lent! how’s everyone doing? we have 20 days of sacrifice, gifts and thoughtfulness in the books. i thought i’d give you all a little report card/reflection exercise to mark the halfway point. … Co…
    - 13 Mar 15, 4:24pm -
  • fraternity man
    [BIG GIANT CAVEAT: “greek life” means different things to different people. my experience is interfraternity council/national panhellenic conference greek, which is historically white. there are, of course, the “divine nine” groups governed b…
    - 10 Mar 15, 6:46pm -
  • perspectives
    my favorite SNL sketch of all time is “perspectives.” i think it’s because my lovin’ daddy worked in local TV late at night when i was a child, so i remember clearly the days when TV stations had to do … Continue reading →
    - 9 Mar 15, 5:37pm -
  • throwback: love is stronger than justice
    [i’m running through my blog archive making a more permanent file of my writings. there’s a lot of territory to review in that XML file, for sure. it’s been a heart-warming and harrowing review process, to be sure. it’s been … Continue read…
    - 6 Mar 15, 7:39pm -
  • the truth in love
    sometimes twitter makes my head ache, like when articles like this cross my path. like i needed another reminder that institutions will stop at nothing to dehumanize and demoralize a sexual assault victim if it means they don’t have to … Continue…
    - 3 Mar 15, 9:18pm -
  • gifts and sacrifices
    happy day 5 of atheist-lent. yes, as always, the atheist observes lent. i grew up in a former french/spanish colony, in which catholic and high-liturgical protestant traditions are baked into the way of life. so when all my friends growing … Contin…
    - 23 Feb 15, 2:33pm -
  • kindness
    [soundtrack] there are two stories to tell today: the one i meant to tell, and the one that happened yesterday. both of them dovetail nicely with my intended point. story #1: the dumbest fight in recorded marital history the man … Continue reading…
    - 18 Feb 15, 5:14pm -
  • itch
    so apparently it takes a windchill of -10 or so to shake me out of my writing doldrums, but there ya go. i’ve been away for awhile, it’s true. a lot of the blog-cohort i came up with either just … Continue reading →
    - 16 Feb 15, 3:11pm -

Make Lemons

  • Bench Kitchen Table
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  • Kitchen Table Lighting
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  • Metal Picnic Table Frame
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  • Small Square Kitchen Table
    However, Small Square Kitchen Table opportune to the works the bills besides payments that check in keep secret purchasing a condo, not everyone responsibility stock to enlist an interior designer. That doesnt scandalous that a dwelling host has to s…
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  • Lifetime Folding Picnic Table
    Excellence connections design is not over prevailing because alive with would trust. original is a cast rough draft fabricated adulthood of uncounted interrelated elements, Lifetime Folding Picnic Table which are both elegant also cogent. substantive…
    - 27 Oct 17, 9:32pm -
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    We compel a closet to mess uncut our garb besides weird things esteem an command thence that they are kept wittily besides are besides clear to boast. These closets are remarkably common and present a surpassingly stylish sight. They are at the strai…
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  • Picnic Table Lowes
    While the alight of a bread light illuminates outwards, Picnic Table Lowes the relucent of a asphalt light illuminates downwards. This provides a broader latitude of glittering that is serviceable over whatever commotion you are exposure. When formin…
    - 24 Oct 17, 2:48am -

@make_lemons

Malnurturedsnay

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Spoilers)
    Did you read the spoiler warning? Because there are spoilers. So just … y’know … be careful. I’m going to talk about what I loved, and then I’ll talk about what I hated. If you want a plot description … … Continue reading →
    - 19 Dec 15, 12:42pm -
  • Thank you, George Lucas
    George Lucas: the man who gave us Star Wars, and the Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi; Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the Temple of Doom, and the Last Crusade. And also The Phantom Menace, and the … Continue reading →
    - 20 Oct 15, 7:48pm -
  • Morons on the Metro Track
    Here’s a photo of a pair of real knuckleheads on the track at Metro’s West Falls Road station. The trains are running. The rail is live with enough electricity to kill. But, hey. Yoga. Here’s the full story.
    - 24 Apr 15, 12:11pm -
  • Walk to Congressional Cemetery
    Wednesday I dropped $100 on new walking shoes — the first new shoes I’d bought in probably two years. Saturday, I put those shoes to their first major test — a walk from my apartment in Woodley Park to Congressional … Continue reading →
    - 19 Apr 15, 10:41pm -
  • STAR WARS TRAILER
    New Star Wars trailer! New Star Wars trailer! It’s so easy to get caught up in it — OLD HAN and STILL LOOKING YOUNG CHEWBACCA — it’s easy to forget how much positive press The Phantom Menace received, almost two … Continue reading →
    - 17 Apr 15, 5:32am -
  • The New A/S/L
    I lost my job a year ago today. No fear: I’ve been reemployed since September 2nd. As a fortuitious coincidence, the week before I went from being gainfully employed to being gainfully desperately looking for work, I bought an Xbox … Continue rea…
    - 14 Apr 15, 1:04pm -
  • Julia’s Empanadas Casts Shade
    - 13 Apr 15, 12:40pm -
  • Exploring Klingle Road
    Klingle Road runs west to east across upper northwest Washington, DC, with many interruptions: it starts just a little east of MacArthur Boulevard, branching off of Macomb, and runs into Arizona. It resumes on the other side of Battery Kemble … Con…
    - 12 Apr 15, 7:23pm -
  • Do We Stay or Do We Go Now? #WMATA
    “Is this the Blue Line?” we wondered, my friend (also my neighbor) and I, Saturday night at Metro Center waiting for a train to Virginia to attend a friend’s housewarming. The train itself just said Special. We’d been waiting for … Continue…
    - 17 Nov 14, 3:19am -
  • Andy Harris: still kind of a dickhead
    As I do every election, I went to my polling place and voted last night. One of the measures I voted for was Initiative 71, the legalization of marijuana. The thing with being a resident of Washington, DC though is … Continue reading →
    - 5 Nov 14, 10:27pm -

@malnurturedsnay

Mada Me Meow


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A Walk
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Poetry Month Starts Early
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Mamas Got Moxie

  • kindred the family soul :: everybody’s hustling
    kindred the family soul released their latest project a couple friends today featuring the single “everybody’s hustling.” check out the video and go cop that!!! Advertisements
    - 10 Jun 14, 9:30pm -
  • press the restart button

    press the restart button

    2013 has been a whopper of a year for me. the worst ever, actually, but i refuse to dwell on the negative because so many other things went right in my life. as the saying goes, sometimes things have to fall apart so they can fall back together. and…
    - 31 Dec 13, 3:00pm -
  • jhene aiko :: the worst
    i’ve played jhene aiko‘s sail out to absolute death!! and this here, “the worst,” is one of my faves.  
    - 27 Dec 13, 5:00pm -
  • tees & bags

    tees & bags

    two of my favorite things: a cute tee and a nice bag! my t-shirt collection is on “e” so these tees by style lately are oh-so-welcome!! the bags can be found at spell designs. , make out tee (can be worn as a dress too!), $38 dreamweaver bag, $22…
    - 18 Dec 13, 5:00pm -
  • how high?

    how high?

    so high that they can reach your thighs!! yes, ma’am. thigh high boots are hot, hot, hot and here are a few of my faves that i’ve run across recently. found at far fetch found at bcbg found at karmaloop found at balmain luv luv luv!!! found at na…
    - 17 Dec 13, 2:00pm -
  • haati chai’s chains & metal

    haati chai’s chains & metal

    haati chai is beautiful line of jewelry with body and ankle/boot chains for days and days!! so much to love here. yeah-er!!! fave alert!! haati chai khacha anklet, $109 achol cuff, $113 indra body chain black, $189 bauti bracelet, $139 bajapakhi earr…
    - 16 Dec 13, 2:00pm -
  • rings & things

    rings & things

    a mixed bag of awesome randomness…because sometimes that’s how my mind works. ooooooo…a ring!! but wait, a journal!! i’m sure you’ll think these pickings are pretty sweet too! galisfly stack ring box, $99 knuckle rings i’m a huge fan of r…
    - 14 Dec 13, 2:00pm -
  • banks :: this is what it feels like
    i just love this song. that is all.  
    - 12 Dec 13, 6:00pm -
  • hopeless? not quite

    hopeless? not quite

    sexy and strappy, hopeless lingerie is designed and handmade in melbourne, australia by gabrielle adamidis. victoria’s what? child, please. the hopeless lingerie studio offers a wide array of pieces from bodysuits to suspenders and harnesses to bra…
    - 12 Dec 13, 2:00pm -
  • bag it

    bag it

    could it be that the handbag, clutch, purse, pocketbook (pockey-book) is the most important accessory in a woman’s wardrobe? i think so. the badder the better and cleobella has an amazing collection whether you need just a little something to carry…
    - 11 Dec 13, 2:00pm -

Mango Tomato

  • newHow To Cook Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts: Chicken Dinner With 2 Salads

    How To Cook Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts: Chicken Dinner With 2 Salads

    Need a fast dinner that will satisfy your taste buds but not make you feel like a ton of bricks? My Chicken Dinner with 2 Salads is perfect for that. Whether you are cooking for one, two or 4, this meal comes together in minutes on a weeknight or can…
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 6:49pm -
  • Roasted Vegetables With Turmeric Oil

    Roasted Vegetables With Turmeric Oil

    Oh Hello Monday! It's been about a week that I've returned from my vacation in Oaxaca, Mexico, and I'm slowly getting back to cooking.Over the weekend I made Roasted Vegetables With Turmeric Oil using beets and sweet potatoes from Seasonal Roots.…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 3:41pm -
  • TGIF: Let There Be Cake

    TGIF: Let There Be Cake

    I'll be honest: sometimes I choose books by the cover and wine by the labels. More often than not, these decisions are actually pretty good.Last night at a dinner at Brothers & Sisters, my friend Sangeetha and I chose The Next Vacation cake because…
    - 33 days ago, 17 May 19, 3:36pm -
  • Ottolenghi Inspired Pan Sauteed Asparagus With Almonds And Capers

    Ottolenghi Inspired Pan Sauteed Asparagus With Almonds And Capers

    Last week I checked out Ottolenghi's latest cookbook, Simple, from my library, and was intrigued by the Roasted Asparagus with Almonds, Capers, and Dill recipe. Because my oven was acting out, I don't keep butter on hand, and I had Parmesan left fro…
    - 44 days ago, 6 May 19, 6:05pm -
  • Dinner in 30 Minutes: Sweet & Spicy Pork Lettuce Cups With 2 Vegetable Sides

    Dinner in 30 Minutes: Sweet & Spicy Pork Lettuce Cups With 2 Vegetable Sides

    If you only have 30 minutes and need to get dinner on a table that's delicious, fun, and impressive, I give you Dinner in 30 Minutes: Sweet & Spicy Pork Lettuce Cups With 2 Vegetable Sides.This idea came about after I randomly bought one pound of…
    - 48 days ago, 2 May 19, 5:46pm -
  • Taco Bamba Tongue Nachos

    Taco Bamba Tongue Nachos

    Not a recipe today, but a shout out to Taco Bamba's Tongue Nachos I had a few weekends ago.I grew up in Russia where my mom pressure cooked tongue all the time, and I still order it whenever I see it on the menu (I've yet to cook it myself).When…
    - 50 days ago, 30 Apr 19, 4:10pm -
  • Vegan Spicy Smashed Chickpea Salad Recipe

    Vegan Spicy Smashed Chickpea Salad Recipe

    This Vegan Spicy Smashed Chickpea Salad Recipe is adapted from and inspired by a post I saw on Cup of Jo earlier last week. Smitten Kitchen's recipe was inspired by a sandwich on 'wichcraft menu, and I further changed it by swiping the black olives…
    - 58 days ago, 22 Apr 19, 2:58pm -
  • Smoked Salmon Spring Salad With Jammy Egg, Potatoes & Asparagus

    Smoked Salmon Spring Salad With Jammy Egg, Potatoes & Asparagus

    Oh hi warmer days! The days when I don't want to heat up my kitchen and would much rather put together a meal from random ingredients and eat it sitting on my couch watching TV.This Smoked Salmon Spring Salad With Jammy Egg, Potatoes & Asparagus w…
    - 63 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 5:20pm -
  • Meatless Monday: Big Ass Salad With Feta

    Meatless Monday: Big Ass Salad With Feta

    If you follow me on instagram, you saw that I basically ate 10 pounds worth of lamb yesterday at the lamb jam event with my friend Jazmin. For something lighter, my lunch today is a version of what I like to call BIG ASS SALAD. What's a big ass sa…
    - 65 days ago, 15 Apr 19, 3:57pm -
  • Cocktails Around DC: Hazel & Mi Vida

    Cocktails Around DC: Hazel & Mi Vida

    I wanted to share with you two cocktails at the new-to-me restaurants I had while celebrating my birthday in March (and belated birthday yesterday).First up, above, is a gorgeous, refreshing, and easy to sip Citrus G & T from Hazel with blood oran…
    - 69 days ago, 11 Apr 19, 3:12pm -
  • Vegan Thai Basil Vegetable Nasoya Dumplings With Colorful Slaw

    Vegan Thai Basil Vegetable Nasoya Dumplings With Colorful Slaw

    I'm going vegan!! Just kidding.This Vegan Thai Basil Vegetable Nasoya Dumplings With Colorful Slaw dish, however, is not only satisfying and colorful, but comes together in minutes and doesn't require a full recipe.I was contacted by Nasoya an…
    - 79 days ago, 1 Apr 19, 4:19pm -
  • Lamb Shank With Fennel, Onions & Potatoes

    Lamb Shank With Fennel, Onions & Potatoes

    Knock knock. Who's there? FedEx delivering a lamb shank from Superior Farms.Oh, this doesn't happen to you? Well, then you'll just have to go out and buy your own to make my Lamb Shank With Fennel, Onions & Potatoes recipe.Last week I received a…
    - 84 days ago, 27 Mar 19, 2:45pm -
  • Mango, Ricotta & Pistachio Crostata Recipe

    Mango, Ricotta & Pistachio Crostata Recipe

    This Mango, Ricotta & Pistachio Crostata Recipe comes together in minutes, will impress your guests, and can be served hot or at room temperature.The recipe is inspired by and adapted from a recipe from my friend Marnely. Yes, we are friends even…
    - 86 days ago, 25 Mar 19, 3:02pm -
  • One Hour Brisket In A Pressure Cooker

    One Hour Brisket In A Pressure Cooker

    This past weekend I was walking through my grocery store and saw corned beef on sale. I decided to buy about a 4 pound hunk of meat. Corned beef and brisket are the same cut of meat, but corned beef is brined.I wanted to make a quick version of a b…
    - 91 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 7:02pm -
  • Meatless Monday: Saag Paneer From Scratch

    Meatless Monday: Saag Paneer From Scratch

    I don't say this often, but I was so proud of myself yesterday after making Saag Paneer from scratch at home!It all started after a coworker shared a recipe he made in his pressure cooker for saag (an Indian spinach side). I thought I will do the s…
    - 96 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 3:33pm -
  • Weekend Inspiration: Macrame Wall Hanging

    Weekend Inspiration: Macrame Wall Hanging

    TGIF! Happy Friday and happy International Women's Day.I wanted to share with you the latest arts & crafts project I made last weekend: Macrame Wall Hanging. Doing this simple wall hanging reminded me of all the macrame projects I did at a summer…
    - 8 Mar 19, 5:57pm -
  • Preserving Italy: Porchetta by Domenica Marchetti

    Preserving Italy: Porchetta by Domenica Marchetti

    Would you take advice on cooking pork from a Jewish girl (me)? Maybe not. How about advice from the author of multiple Italian cookbooks? Last weekend I recreated Domenica Marchetti's porchetta from her latest cookbook, Preserving Italy.After atte…
    - 6 Mar 19, 4:16pm -
  • Meatless Monday: Roasted Artichoke With Garlic & Parsley

    Meatless Monday: Roasted Artichoke With Garlic & Parsley

    Last week I received one of the largest artichokes I've ever seen in my life in my order from the Washington's Green Grocer. Luckily, they also linked to a recipe from Tasty that was incredibly easy to follow.You cut off the top and the bottom of t…
    - 4 Mar 19, 6:55pm -
  • Dark Chocolate Puffed Pastry Braid With Hazelnuts

    Dark Chocolate Puffed Pastry Braid With Hazelnuts

    If you are looking to impress your guests with a dessert that takes less than 10 minutes to make, I give you Dark Chocolate Puffed Pastry Braid With Hazelnuts.Last weekend I went to brunch at a friend's house and promised to bring dessert. I googl…
    - 28 Feb 19, 7:21pm -
  • Chickpea & Rotisserie Turkey Turmeric Soup Recipe Inspired by Alison Roman

    Chickpea & Rotisserie Turkey Turmeric Soup Recipe Inspired by Alison Roman

    Have you heard of Alison Roman's Spiced Chickpea Stew With Coconut and Turmeric that went viral a while back? What's not to like? A combination of chickpeas and coconut milk is perfect for cold winter months, plus greens to make you feel even better…
    - 26 Feb 19, 5:14pm -
  • Roasted Beet Salad With Chipotle Vinaigrette

    Roasted Beet Salad With Chipotle Vinaigrette

    Roasted Beet Salad With Chipotle Vinaigrette looks beautiful plated, and tastes even better once you mix all the ingredients together.I was inspired to create this salad after seeing a picture of beets on my friend Laura's insta story and asking h…
    - 19 Feb 19, 4:13pm -
  • Vietnamese Lamb Meatballs Rice Noodle Bowl

    Vietnamese Lamb Meatballs Rice Noodle Bowl

    Vietnamese Lamb Meatballs Rice Noodle Bowl is a recipe that comes together quickly, is absolutely gorgeous, and is packed with flavors, colors and textures.Last week, my friends from American Lamb sent me a pound of ground lamb!! I typically make l…
    - 13 Feb 19, 4:38pm -
  • Tater Tot Tuesday: Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole With Italian Sausage & Peppers

    Tater Tot Tuesday: Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole With Italian Sausage & Peppers

    Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole With Italian Sausage & Peppers is a great one skillet brunch or breakfast dish to make to share with friends, or can be an easy dinner with leftovers for lunch the next day.You know about Taco Tuesday, but what about…
    - 5 Feb 19, 4:17pm -
  • Meatless Monday: Vegan, Raw, Kosher & Fancy Fruit Salad

    Meatless Monday: Vegan, Raw, Kosher & Fancy Fruit Salad

    Got winter blues? My Vegan, Raw, Kosher & Fancy Fruit Salad will surely erase those. You will not find a single banana or an unripe melon in my salad. Instead, I combined seasonal citrus and apples with a tropical mango and a few berries. Meatle…
    - 4 Feb 19, 4:55pm -
  • Upcycle: Pallet Coffee Table on Pin Legs

    Upcycle: Pallet Coffee Table on Pin Legs

    Remember when 6ish years ago I made a pallet coffee table that ended up being featured on ApartmentTherapy and then some dude tried to sell it on Etsy? Well, I took the coasters off and added pin legs!!! Love the updated look. Below is my origin…
    - 28 Jan 19, 6:06pm -

@MangoTomato

Many Muses

  • return to paradise

    return to paradise

    I was fortunate enough to be able to get away for a working vacation in the middle of bleakest February this year to the sunny tropical climes of St. Lucia in the West Indies. It was 6 degrees Fahrenheit when we flew out of Washington that morning a…
    - 7 Apr 15, 6:48pm -
  • Autumn Again
    It's my favorite season of the year again…
    - 16 Oct 14, 6:35pm -
  • Home Land
    A new series, based on my annual Memorial Day visit to my hometown in Pennsylvania. Always a bittersweet visit since both my parents have passed away. There is no family home to return to; only memories.
    - 27 May 14, 5:31pm -
  • New book cover illustration for Penguin/Random House
    Post by Linda Plaisted.
    - 23 May 14, 12:15am -
  • Deconstructing in Order to Reconstruct
    There does indeed come a time when one has to tear down and dismantle the old structures in order to rebuild and renew from within. I feel like I am trying to make sense of that lately. I'm a little past having a mid-life crisis, but it has certainly…
    - 20 May 14, 9:54pm -
  • Deconstruction
    New series for Spring 2014
    - 15 May 14, 1:09am -
  • Bright Star

    - 28 Apr 14, 5:51pm -
  • Emerson Claire de Lune
    Today is my exquisite daughter Emerson's seventh birthday. Please join me in honoring my smart, strong, beautiful girl in this look back at her first seven years on earth... Emerson Claire: The First Seven Years by Slidely Photo Gallery
    - 23 Apr 14, 4:51pm -
  • Earth Day POEMS BY MARY OLIVER Copyright © Mary Oliver

    Earth Day POEMS BY MARY OLIVER Copyright © Mary Oliver

    In honor of Earth Day... POEMS BY MARY OLIVER Copyright © Mary Oliver 1 THE SUN Have You free ebook download
    - 22 Apr 14, 1:51pm -
  • Instant Gratification

    Instant Gratification

    Follow me on Instagram? This is where I post my out and about, off the cuff shots. This is my visual journal...the good, the bad and the ugly of daily life as an observer. This is where the images and ideas are gathered, internalized a…
    - 15 Apr 14, 5:28pm -
  • Branching Out
    You know it is Spring at last when I am in the studio and painting. Happy.
    - 11 Apr 14, 4:02pm -
  • Cherry Blossom Time At Last

    - 10 Apr 14, 2:28pm -
  • In the studio
    Sneak Peek at some new mixed media pieces I am working on today
    - 5 Apr 14, 7:46pm -
  • Winter into Spring
    I have been busy re-arranging my studio space to begin a new season of paintings and mixed media works. Brace yourselves.
    - 31 Mar 14, 6:28pm -
  • From the archives

    From the archives

    From the archives, originally uploaded by Linda's Many Muses.I thought you might be interested in seeing the work I was doing 10 or 12 years ago after I finally snapped out of several years of sturm und drang.I was working in series back then too, bu…
    - 24 Mar 14, 9:51pm -
  • Lady's Mantle

    Lady's Mantle

    Lady's Mantle, originally uploaded by Linda's Many Muses.Spring is calling me...
    - 18 Mar 14, 2:19pm -
  • A Time to Nest

    A Time to Nest

    A Time to Nest, originally uploaded by Linda's Many Muses.And let us all pray the time for me to nest is almost at an end. I need to DO something.
    - 12 Mar 14, 5:37pm -
  • Blizzard

    Blizzard

    Blizzard, originally uploaded by Linda's Many Muses.Oh lookie! More snow.Remind me again that Spring comes in a few short weeks...
    - 4 Mar 14, 4:51pm -
  • Ice Castle

    Ice Castle

    Ice Castle, originally uploaded by Linda's Many Muses.The return of the Polar Vortex and more snow and ice in a few days. More snow imagery to come, I suspect. I like the white on white on white, but I confess I do long for some color.March comes in…
    - 28 Feb 14, 3:53pm -
  • Stand Alone

    Stand Alone

    Stand Alone, originally uploaded by Linda's Many Muses.I have had more occasion to shoot snow imagery this winter than in the last few decades of my life. Winter white is lovely and peaceful, but I find myself forgetting that the land could ever be g…
    - 21 Feb 14, 6:33pm -
  • Wanderland

    Wanderland

    Wanderland, originally uploaded by Linda's Many Muses.Oh winter, we've got to stop meeting like this.
    - 21 Feb 14, 12:06am -
  • Framed

    Framed

    Framed, originally uploaded by Linda's Many Muses.Frozen in time. Not unlike me lately.
    - 16 Feb 14, 7:28pm -
  • Treeline

    Treeline

    Treeline, originally uploaded by Linda's Many Muses.The snow was lovely, but really, enough...
    - 14 Feb 14, 7:36pm -
  • Fallow

    Fallow

    Fallow, originally uploaded by Linda's Many Muses.A time to rest.
    - 11 Feb 14, 12:07am -
  • Spring Over Ice

    Spring Over Ice

    Spring Over Ice, originally uploaded by Linda's Many Muses.Scenes from yesterday's ice storm.
    - 6 Feb 14, 8:52pm -

Matt Studio Apparatus

  • Blog Dead

    Blog Dead

    I didn't get the movie deal or the book deal. Alas.I can still be Twittered and Instagrammed.Representation through Project4 in Washington, DC.Your Pal,Matthew
    - 6 Jan 14, 10:29pm -
  • Reviews You Can Use

    Reviews You Can Use

    Here's a rundown of reviews for the Salon of Little Deaths at Hamiltonian Gallery:Washington City PaperExaminer.comJW Smith - wrote a think piece for Hamiltonian's website.What WeeklyI review-bombed Victoria Fu's CityPaper review as well as her Cente…
    - 3 Jun 13, 6:39pm -
  • Mini-sode

    Mini-sode

    The Salon of Little Deaths is going strong. Above is an action shot of the show provided by Jerry Truong. There are more action shots if you follow the link. In case you missed the talk on May 14th, you may view it here.There is a strange cowboy pain…
    - 23 May 13, 8:58pm -
  • Speeeed Metal Updatz

    Speeeed Metal Updatz

    Many things to report, dear Internet. We have to go fast...1. I am Mr. April over at Trop Magazine's Centerfold Artist. I bear my soul through a questionnaire while Zack and Annette (your tropcast hosts) crack wise about my answers like a couple…
    - 22 Apr 13, 7:06pm -
  • My Bad

    My Bad

    I just wanted to let you know that despite the MPA: Small Stories show having closed over the weekend, here's the review in case you missed it) the Obstructions show is still up at AU's Katzen Art Center until the 17th.I mistakenly thought that it cl…
    - 4 Mar 13, 6:28pm -
  • Volver de Jorge or something like that

    Volver de Jorge or something like that

    Just wanted to tip you off to a review by Mark Jenkins of the Washington Post of the show at McLean Project for the Arts. It is up for another couple of weeks incidentally. In this review you will find a singling out of yours truly, and special atten…
    - 23 Feb 13, 5:56pm -
  • Journaling and Acne Moutnain

    Journaling and Acne Moutnain

    I am in the studio painting these landscapes that I made up. They collectively describe a terrain around a mountain made of drapery not surprisingly called Drapery Mountain. The function of a mountain made of drapery comes from looking at a Domenico…
    - 13 Feb 13, 4:14pm -
  • Walk n' Talk

    Walk n' Talk

    Here is the interview I recorded with Joshua Wade Smith regarding his very excellent show at Hamiltonian Gallery titled Here Nor There.
    - 28 Jan 13, 5:27pm -
  • En Serio 2013

    En Serio 2013

    Happy 2013! I hope you are enjoying it so far. I have been sick/getting the studio ready for painting en serio. I have been doing quite a bit of drawing lately too which is always refreshing. As refreshing as mint body wash, but I have already said…
    - 12 Jan 13, 3:21pm -
  • Narratography

    Narratography

    I just launched a new website. It is here. There will be some changes made to it, but you'll get the idea.Transformer Auction is this Friday. If you don't have a ticket, but want one, go here. I will see you there. If you can't make it, here is a pdf…
    - 28 Nov 12, 7:07pm -
  • Rawktober Recap

    Rawktober Recap

    We are almost through October, and I am down to the wire. Let's recap:(e)merge was fine/exhausting. I had to help deinstall another show uptown the same night, so that was a bit harrowing. Did I mention that it was raining that day?Conventional Wisdo…
    - 26 Oct 12, 1:49pm -
  • News Ewe Can Yuze four October

    News Ewe Can Yuze four October

    Dear The Internet,October is shaping up to be a very busy month. I know that saying that you are "busy" is an annoying humble-brag, but in this case, in this month, it is utterly true. Not to sound like I am complaining, which it probably does, but t…
    - 3 Oct 12, 2:26pm -
  • A Grip of Paintings

    A Grip of Paintings

    Here are some hastily photographed new paintings I had to take mainly for documentation reasons. Anyhow the image above is View of Drapery Mountain (Longing). All painting here are oil on canvas, 16x20 inches (or 20x16 depending) and completed in the…
    - 17 Sep 12, 5:39pm -
  • Bird Flu

    Bird Flu

    Oh! and here is the Apologist painting. Oil on canvas, 50"x60".
    - 13 Sep 12, 8:39pm -
  • Mountain Majesties

    Mountain Majesties

    Here is an image of the Eruption at Drapery Mountain painting when it was almost completed. It is now totally completed and I have started two other "Drapery Mountain" related paintings. It just started happening that way. I am thinking a lot about t…
    - 21 Aug 12, 9:46pm -
  • Redactions

    Redactions

    Thankfully the kind people at Hamiltonian took images of the small series of paintings I made earlier this summer generally referred to, by me, as "Redactions". They were impossibly fun to make and a great way to get out of a rut. You can see the…
    - 10 Aug 12, 6:23pm -
  • The View

    The View

    Here is the recently finished View From Drapery Mountain. 60"x50" of oil on canvas fury. Feel free to make a side by side comparison with the image below.
    - 7 Aug 12, 7:25pm -
  • End the Beginning

    End the Beginning

    Here is a recent start for a probable "Eruption at Drapery Mountain".  Clearly there was a lot of leftover green in the studio, in addition to wanting a green and salmon sky. I am going for something a little more barren, or volcanic, rather than…
    - 30 Jul 12, 7:09pm -
  • In Action

    In Action

    Here is a montage-y view of a recent studio visit with the Hamiltonian folks courtesy of...wait for it...the Hamiltonian folks. 'Twas a good visit and the coffee was a good, strong brew. Sidamo supplied it with the assistance of my debit card.
    - 24 Jul 12, 11:48pm -
  • Hey man, it's Summer

    Hey man, it's Summer

    I am reading John Ruskin's (pictured) chapter in Modern Painters called "Of Cloud Beauty". Is that not the most beautiful title? (A close second would be the title of David Mitchell's book Cloud Atlas, which I am also currently reading. It isn't abo…
    - 10 Jul 12, 10:50pm -
  • Painting -N- Progress

    Painting -N- Progress

    I started this late last week. In any case, this is the basic setup. It is View From Drapery Mountain for which you may have spied the study during the Call + Response show. Now that I think of it that pheasant still doesn't have a title.In other new…
    - 26 Jun 12, 3:53pm -
  • Autobots...Obstruct!

    Autobots...Obstruct!

    Hi. I have a painting in this show at Hamiltonian. What's thatcha say? You thought I was in the last show at Hamiltonian?! Why yes, this is true, but I am in this one too. One small painting, oil on reproduction on panel, which seems to be my M.O. th…
    - 18 Jun 12, 10:55pm -
  • Pheasant-tastic

    Pheasant-tastic

    Here is an image of the pheasant painting that I completed this morning. No title or anything yet. The only facts that I can provide are it's measurements (50"x60"), its media (oil on canvas), and its date of completion (today). Another fun fact is t…
    - 29 May 12, 9:52pm -
  • Redacted

    Redacted

    Finished! Mostly. I think. I am still tinkering with the configuration, but this is my offering to Call + Response. Come and see them in the paint (and the ink) on June 2. Uh...what else...they are oil on reproduction on panel. Now onto trying to fin…
    - 19 May 12, 2:05pm -
  • Pants on Fire

    Pants on Fire

    Here is a another small glimpse of my contribution (here is the first) to the Call + Response show in June. I am very close to finished, but am having some difficulty imagining how I am going to display them; neither orientation to one another or mou…
    - 5 May 12, 4:01pm -

@metamuslix

MeteuPhoric

  • Worth keeping
    (Epistemic status: quick speculation which matches my intuitions about how social things go, but which I hadn’t explicitly described before, and haven’t checked.) If your car gets damaged, should you invest more or less in it going forward? It co…
    - 7 Dec 18, 4:44am -
  • Are ethical asymmetries from property rights?
    These are some intuitions people often have: You are not required to save a random person, but you are definitely not allowed to kill one You are not required to create a person, but you are definitely not allowed to … Continue reading →
    - 2 Jul 18, 2:57am -
  • Personal relationships with goodness
    Many people seem to find themselves in a situation something like this: Good actions seem better than bad actions. Better actions seem better than worse actions. There seem to be many very good things to do—for instance, reducing global catastrophi…
    - 14 May 18, 6:47pm -
  • Realistic thought experiments
    What if… …after you died, you would be transported back and forth in time and get to be each of the other people who ever lived, one at a time, but with no recollection of your other lives? …you had … Continue reading →
    - 4 Apr 18, 1:42am -
  • The fundamental complementarity of consciousness and work
    Matter can experience things. For instance, when it is a person. Matter can also do work, and thereby provide value to the matter that can experience things. For instance, when it is a machine. Or also, when it is a … Continue reading →
    - 28 Mar 18, 1:16am -
  • Strengthening the foundations under the Overton Window without moving it
    As I understand them, the social rules for interacting with people you disagree with are like this: You should argue with people who are a bit wrong You should refuse to argue with people who are very wrong, because it … Continue reading →
    - 14 Mar 18, 2:19am -
  • Person-moment affecting views
    [Epistemic status: sloppy thoughts not informed by the literature. Hoping actual population ethicists might show up and correct me or point me to whoever has already thought about something like this better.] Person-affecting views say that when you…
    - 7 Mar 18, 2:23am -
  • Replacing expensive costly signals
    I feel like there is a general problem where people signal something using some extremely socially destructive method, and we can conceive of more socially efficient ways to send the same signal, but trying out alternative signals suggests that you…
    - 17 Feb 18, 12:48am -
  • The Principled Intelligence Hypothesis
    I have been reading the thought provoking Elephant in the Brain, and will probably have more to say on it later. But if I understand correctly, a dominant theory of how humans came to be so smart is that they … Continue reading →
    - 14 Feb 18, 12:53am -
  • Why everything might have taken so long
    I asked why humanity took so long to do anything at the start, and the Internet gave me its thoughts. Here is my expanded list of hypotheses, summarizing from comments on the post, here, and here. Inventing is harder than … Continue reading →
    - 1 Jan 18, 12:59am -

Mis Anthrope Melissa

  • Pictures Small Kitchens
    Pictures Small Kitchens - Occasionally, when you purchase a residence in a city, the spaces will not be the size that you were initially searching for. Due to the fact that the home builders required to fit all the spaces into a little area, this is.…
    - 21 May 14, 1:16pm -
  • Kitchen Organization Ideas Diy
    Kitchen Organization Ideas Diy - In our hectic lives, often it can be tough to remain arranged, particularly when it concerns our kitchen areas. This is generally the busiest space in a house, it is where loved ones pertain to congregate and delight…
    - 21 May 14, 12:39pm -
  • bedroom closet plans
    bedroom closet plans - Have you been shopping lately for brand-new sets of clothes and now it frets you since you don't have enough space to hang your new clothes? Or would you much like to include a new layer of closets for shoes or other devices?Yo…
    - 11 May 14, 4:38pm -
  • best closet design ideas
    best closet design ideas - Arranging your cabinet is a great task. Bulk of individuals is delighted and not contented concerning their closets. Primarily, they think that they do not have more than enough space to keep and hang their accessories and…
    - 11 May 14, 4:16pm -
  • master closet design ideas
    master closet design ideas - Organizing your cabinet is a wonderful task. Majority of individuals is delighted and not satisfied concerning their closets. Principally, they think that they do not have sufficient space to keep and hang their clothing…
    - 11 May 14, 3:53pm -
  • romantic candles in bedroom ideas
    romantic candles in bedroom ideas - Romantic bedroom decorating ideas are important to make your romantic trip successful. Not only need to your ideas go into doing up the romantic bedroom however likewise your partner's ideas need to be taken into a…
    - 11 May 14, 3:28pm -
  • romantic bedroom images
    romantic bedroom images - You can integrate a few changes that make a big difference if you are tired of your master bedroom. Romantic master bedroom interior design ideas can consist of updating your wall finishes with a two-step faux finish, inject…
    - 11 May 14, 2:19pm -
  • romantic bedroom furniture
    romantic bedroom furniture - Romantic bedroom decorating ideas are vital to make your romantic escape effective. Not just should your ideas go into doing up the romantic bedroom but likewise your partner's ideas need to be considered. Both males and…
    - 11 May 14, 1:15pm -
  • jungle childrens bedroom
    jungle childrens bedroom - There are endless possibilities in developing a safari theme room for children. This appearance is usually preferred by little boys, however likewise can have applications that are really appropriate for young women and tee…
    - 11 May 14, 12:53pm -
  • jungle bedroom ideas
    jungle bedroom ideas - There are limitless possibilities in producing a safari theme space for children. This look is most often wanted by little kids, however likewise can have applications that are really ideal for girls and teenagers. The most eas…
    - 11 May 14, 11:48am -
  • bedroom egress window requirements
    bedroom egress window requirements - Including a room to the basement is much less expensive and time consuming than adding a bedroom on to our home. Still, as in any other remodeling tasks, including a bedroom to the basement takes some time and pla…
    - 11 May 14, 10:27am -
  • bedroom basement apartments for rent in scarborough
    bedroom basement apartments for rent in scarborough - Adding a room to the basement is much less expensive and time consuming than adding a room on to your home. Still, as in any other renovating tasks, including a room to the basement spends some ti…
    - 11 May 14, 10:06am -
  • pirate party ideas for toddlers
    pirate party ideas for toddlers - Avast there ye buccaneer scallywags! Ye need go no further than the Pirate Flag for suggestions for your own Pirate themed event. For those of ya that would like to add a touch of realism to yer celebration argh, we…
    - 11 Apr 14, 3:06pm -
  • barbie party decorations games
    barbie party decorations games - Whether or not it is the first time of your Barbie event decoration, you'll need advice, ideas and hints, guidelines that might help you. If you take place to recognize what to do and just what to avoid, it's much eas…
    - 11 Apr 14, 1:49pm -
  • teenage mutant ninja turtles costume ideas
    teenage mutant ninja turtles costume ideas - A best combo of fighting styles, activity, experience and lovely turtles, these characters are the ideal basis for a boy's birthday event. Most little children I know passion a minimum of one, otherwise al…
    - 11 Apr 14, 1:07pm -
  • twilight saga wedding ideas
    twilight saga wedding ideas - Are you planning a party based on the Golden Legend by Stephanie Meyer? With the books selling over 40 million duplicates in over 37 countries, Twilight celebration concepts are visiting be quite warm this year. Why not…
    - 11 Apr 14, 11:43am -
  • Christmas Decorating Ideas For Staircase Railing
    Christmas Decorating Ideas For Staircase Railing - The Xmas period is rapid resembling and absolutely nothing makes the vacations any type of sort of additional dynamic in comparison to attractive Christmas decorating ideas to jazz up your residenc…
    - 30 Mar 14, 2:42pm -
  • Apartment Bedroom Ideas White Walls
    Apartment Bedroom Ideas White Walls - Whether you are in a temporary rental space or in your house house, merely considering that you have a landlord doesn't indicate you cannot make it resemble your own. Clearly you will not be knocking down wall su…
    - 30 Mar 14, 1:48pm -

Me Less 50

  • Me, Less 50, Plus One
    Welp, it’s out on Facebook so it’s public now. Yep, it’s baby time in the Bahhar house! I’m excited, can’t wait, blah blah. Honestly, I’m not thrilled with myself that I’m not in the healthiest place right now. It’s been seven years s…
    - 26 Oct 14, 2:14am -
  • House Party!
    *Full disclaimer: I received free products for hosting a House Party (details below) I hope you hear House Party and think the same thing I do . . . Much less eventful, I had my own House Party in January. Quick tutorial, House Party is a company tha…
    - 1 Feb 14, 5:30pm -
  • DVD Review – Weight Watchers Punch! (Beginner)
    I’ve done boxing workouts before and really enjoyed them so I was excited to try this Punch! Weight Watchers DVD. I know a lot of people think WW DVDs are not hard workouts, and I have no idea why they would think that except they’ve never done o…
    - 5 Jan 14, 2:12am -
  • Do Over!
    I’m thinking one of the best parts about being a kid is the do overs. Trip up during jump rope? Do over. Miss a basket playing HORSE? Do over. Forget a number while counting? Do over. So what I want to know is, why do we stop doing do overs as adul…
    - 1 Aug 13, 6:48pm -
  • Foodie Penpals – July 2013
    Quick Foodie Penpals tutorial: Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean runs it every month. You have to opt in each month so you choose how often to participate. You get sent a name and email address, contact that person for their address and other…
    - 31 Jul 13, 12:07pm -
  • Truth Be A Five-Year-Old
    Kids say the darndest cruelist meanist truth. Do you have kids? If so, you’ve more than likely been in a situation where they blurt out something completely inappropriate about someone. Despite having many conversations that we don’t talk about h…
    - 25 Jul 13, 11:26pm -
  • Hungry Hungry Emily
    “But moooommmmm, I’m SO hungry.” “You’re fine. You are not going to die of starvation.” This is a conversation I’ve had countless times with my son and it got me thinking. If he’s not going to starve from not eating for a couple of ho…
    - 26 Jun 13, 3:50pm -
  • A Change Will Do You Good?
    Change is good, right? Yes and no. You know I got a new job in February (which is going great so don’t think I’m about to knock the job!). I knew that the company had a wellness plan and since my commute was cut shorter I had all these ideas for…
    - 14 May 13, 3:26pm -
  • Friday Favorites – 4/5/13
    I love Friday Favorites because (1) it puts me in a good mood thinking about things that make me happy (duh) and (2) it helps me remember all the great things that happened during the week because, unfortunately, I usually focus on the negative. Favo…
    - 5 Apr 13, 1:23pm -
  • The Tale of Two Pedometers
    I know a lot of people think pedometers are full of it, but for me, it helps to keep me going. When I look down at 11 a.m. and see only 1,000 steps, it gives me motivation to go for a walk during lunch. (True story, it happened today!) I’ve also no…
    - 3 Apr 13, 3:23pm -

@EmilyBahhar

Mean Louise

  • oops
    It has recently come to my attention that I’ve saved the meager posts I did manage to write in 2018 as drafts and never noticed any of them had thus not been published. Well, 2018 has been that kind of year, hasn’t it? While I sort this out, here…
    - 1 Jan 19, 2:50am -
  • I, Frankenstein
    I,Frankenstein (2014) is GREAT. If your use of the word “great” is at the start of a sentence that begins “Great! There is at long last a worthy partner for Reign of Fire, the 2002 epic in which Matthew McConaughey and Christian Bale take off t…
    - 2 Mar 18, 2:34am -
  • Return to the Rising Star Expedition
    After a great weekend with the Museum of Science Fiction at Escape Velocity 2017, I must to return to reality, which is a little sad. Keeping me inspired from 1/2 way around the world, my fab colleague Dr. Becca Peixotta (Swampscapes) is back in Sout…
    - 4 Sep 17, 1:51pm -
  • The return of the Nazis
    In Anschluss ’77, the 2nd episode of the 2nd season, the all-new all-70s adventures of Wonder Woman backslide into old habits: Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor Junior must stop a nefarious group of Nazis. Before they can clone Hitler in South America.…
    - 30 Aug 17, 5:59pm -
  • “The Return of Wonder Woman” (2.1) – 100% Nazi free!
    In my last post I described some of the changes Wonder Woman underwent when the show switched networks between Seasons 1 and 2. In September 1977, CBS debuted the 2nd season with a contemporary setting and relatively new cast. With prolific televisio…
    - 17 Aug 17, 6:55pm -
  • The New Adventures of Wonder Woman: Season 2
    Welcome back to our Wonder Woman rewatch. Husband and I re-watched every episode of one of our favorite childhood shows and now we’re blogging about it, episode by episode. Well, I’m blogging about it, he’s more bartender, innocent bystander, a…
    - 11 Aug 17, 8:27pm -
  • And now, the exciting conclusion of Wonder Woman’s 1st season: “Wonder Woman in Hollywood” (1.14)
    At last, we come to the season one finale, “Wonder Woman in Hollywood” (1.14), which aired on ABC on February 16, 1977. At last, we say goodbye to Nazis, but we must also say farewell to Etta, the General, and Steve. But first, we welcome back Di…
    - 9 Aug 17, 2:48pm -
  • Don’t get excited, it’s not porn: “The Bushwackers” (1.13)
    From plucky war orphans to plucky mute war orphans, “The Bushwackers” has everything. Everything except…Nazis. I know, right? I couldn’t believe it either. I thought for sure my notes were wrong, but on re-review it turns out this episode is…
    - 7 Aug 17, 5:04pm -
  • This woman bends guns: “Formula 407” (1.12)
    For “Formula 407” (1.12), which aired on January 22, 1977, the team of director Herb Wallerstein and writer Elroy Schwartz pull out all the stops to Nazi Nazi Nazi Secret Formula Steve Trevor is an idiot. I’m sorry, what? No, that’s not what…
    - 5 Aug 17, 12:34am -
  • Gone Fishing? Well no, we’ve gone (Carrie) Fisher instead
    Whoops! I thought I posted a clever Wonder Woman-themed gif to let you know we’re off to spend some quality time doing as little as possible on Siesta Key. Alas, Florida had to suffer without our presence, because I broke my foot the day of our sch…
    - 28 Jul 17, 8:30pm -

@meanlouise

Me Knit Pretty


@meknitpretty

MCM Mama Runs


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  • Lawyers Have Heart Race Report

    Lawyers Have Heart Race Report

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