Monthly Archives: February 2013

Lately we’ve been taking a lot of walks.

Let’s take a walk. Let’s take a walk, because I have old-person runner’s knees and they are hurting so much lately that I just can’t run every day, but doing nothing makes me cranky and does nothing to offset my … Continue reading

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What’s the big deal about blogging?

It’s a funny thing, this blogging business. I have some thoughts about it that have been swirling around lately, and I wanted to finally share some. It used to be that people kept journals or wrote letters to chronicle their … Continue reading

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This is my winter song to you.

I’ve decided that winter is over. Weather, let’s play along now. When I think back on this winter, I think of our living room, and all the warm evenings there with old friends and new guests. I think of fresh … Continue reading

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Chocolate Fudge Pie

Remember last week when I gave you that unapologetically bad for you recipe for Seven Layer Bars and you all maybe hated me a little for how much you wanted to eat them and give up all attempts at healthy … Continue reading

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Drudgery

The past couple days have been full of deeply tedious and fruitless tasks. By that I mostly mean sitting on the phone for three hours  (this is not an exaggeration) with Verizon desperately trying to get our Internet fixed. Yes, … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day

So apparently Valentine’s Day in DC is an excuse for all the restaurant’s to rip you off by removing their normal menu and replacing it with a “prix fixe” menu. Hey DC… this is America. Just call it “fixed price” … Continue reading

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Here’s to love.

Hey all, Valentine’s day is upon us. We say that this is a day about love, which is something our culture is pretty obsessed with. We find it in literature that shows relationships that are destructive, controlling, and demeaning. And … Continue reading

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Seven Layer Bars

Are we far enough into 2013 by now that we can all stop pretending to still be keeping those healthy eating resolutions? (See note at bottom.) Ok good. Now here are some cookies that will taste so much better than … Continue reading

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Around this home… there are plants that I kill.

“Why can’t I keep anything alive?” “Listen, I love you, but you’re a plant killer. It’s what you do. It’s a good thing our children won’t need to photosynthesize.” “But I  photosynthesize! Think of how much sun I have to have … Continue reading

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Why I love DC: The Sweet Lobby

In my  macaron experience, there are a couple moments that stand above all the rest: That time that we WON the Macaronathon, even though the rest of Paris didn’t even know it was a competition. Whenever I would introduce a … Continue reading

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