Starting Inertia

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You know that feeling, when you need to start something, but you just can’t seem to get rolling? And you know that once you do, it’ll be easy to keep going, if only you could just start? I’m having a … Continued

Grumble grumble

This morning I woke up to not one but TWO emails politely asking whether I (and Carlos) had somehow vanished from the face of the earth, from people that I don’t know well, but am glad to have in our … Continued

Celebration!

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It’s that time of the year, again! That man who lights up my life and yours is turning 29 again! Last year we celebrated with big news and a secret. This year we’re celebrating on the precipice of changes, full … Continued

A Village

You know what’s awesome? You. We all know the saying, “it takes a village to raise a child,” but you know what? It also takes a village to be an adult. Humans are social animals, we need people. Sure, some … Continued

Father’s Day

How do you celebrate Father’s Day with the man counting down the weeks of not being a dad yet? Certainly the things we did to celebrate my own father (countless envelopes of guitar strings and CDs that he never listened … Continued

Happy Birthday to me!

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Guess who got something shiny and awesome for her birthday today? It came a month ago, in a box wrapped in red paper, with my name written on it in Sharpie. It sat patiently on top of my wardrobe, undisturbed, … Continued

Science is awesome!

Science! It’s awesome! Have you ever wondered why Asian foods taste fundamentally different from Western Foods? (No? That’s cool, science still has you covered). According to this study in Nature, it’s because Asian and Western cuisines use opposing logic when … Continued

National Cupcake Day?

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As you may have heard, today is National Cupcake Day. This is, of course, not a Federal holiday, but still one that people are super excited about, because of the inexplicable popularity of cupcakes. But there’s a scandal! (My favorite!) … Continued

Countdown to Christmas Pies

Holy cow, you guys! Christmas is eleven days away! Where does the time go? Confession time: my family doesn’t usually do the whole big spread at Christmas like we do at Thanksgiving. One of our favorite family memories is the … Continued

Christmas Pies!

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You guys! Christmas is almost here! Like, really. It’s just over two weeks away. Guess how much Christmas shopping I’ve done? I’ll give you a hint: it’s approximately zero. Oh well! There are more important things to think about, like … Continued