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Throwback…Friday: The Lettuce

Throwback…Friday: The Lettuce

I spent a few minutes last night looking through old folders of writing on my computer and unexpectedly arrived at a folder named “Road Trip.”

Road Trip?! Really?! I had no recollection such an entity existed! I found so many good things inside!

The good things included a two-page list of stories I apparently wanted to make sure I remembered. Before looking at the list, I probably would have been able to recall about 10% of the events tucked away in that document. So you can imagine the number of very enthusiastic “oh my word!” exclamations uttered on the porch … Continue reading

Five Years of Redemptive Love

Five Years of Redemptive Love

Originally posted here on May 17, 2013

People.

Today marks five years since college graduation. And you know what that means! Cue the reflection train, coming around the bend. Because there’s nothing I love more than a 1,000 word evaluation for every significant (and insignificant) milestone in life.

I already feel sorry for my future children.

But we’ll cross that wordy bridge when we come to it! For now, let’s do a quick review. Since graduation, I’ve:

I wish I could have seen my face had I been told all of that five years ago.

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Things I Don’t Understand About Price Chopper

Things I Don’t Understand About Price Chopper

Originally posted here on October 11, 2012

For anyone who might have missed the newsflash that wasn’t too flashy, I moved back home a few weeks ago. Which means, among other things, that I moved from the land of Wegmans to the land of Price Chopper.

Which is not unlike moving from The Capitol to District 12, for all of youHunger Games fans out there.

In short: it’s not good.

While I was shopping the other day I noticed that there are several things I don’t understand about Price Chopper. Today we’ll discuss the first two in this series … Continue reading

The Story

The Story

Originally posted here on November 9, 2012

For all of you who have been asking what I’m doing, where I live, and, generally, what in the world is going on with my life, here’s the story:

Phase One: I went to Making Things Happen in North Carolina in May. (You can read more about that here.) It was an experience that solidified the feeling I’d been feeling for awhile: it was time to move on to something new. I had been making ends meet with a few part time jobs for about a year after discovering that full-time … Continue reading

Batman Returns

Batman Returns

Originally posted here on July 30, 2012

Where I spent the majority of the morning. Outside of The Cave.

Time: 4:45am

Location: My bedroom

Scene: I awake to a noise I can’t place. It sounds like something is shuffling. Is it my new downstairs neighbors whom I haven’t met yet? Is it something outside? Then, I hear a distinct fluttering. And I think, “No…it couldn’t be…”

OH YES, IT COULD.

Cue: The return of the bat, who entered in dramatic fashion by flying in circles above my bed.

I leapt out of bed. Not because I was rejoicing over

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The Bat

The Bat

Originally posted here on July 16, 2012

On Thursday, I was frantically trying to blow dry my hair without sweating my makeup off in 10 minutes or less so I could attend a Squarespace webinar I signed up for last-minute. I shut off the blow dryer and started to tame my mane when I thought I saw something on the living room floor. I opened the door a little wider to find a bat starring straight at me.

And then I uttered loud words that were not profane but were also not ladylike so I’ll refrain from sharing them here.… Continue reading

And That’s When the Cops Pulled Into Our Driveway

And That’s When the Cops Pulled Into Our Driveway

Originally posted here on December 25, 2011

Last year’s Christmas story featured some classic Mom antics. Trust me, she had her moments this Christmas as well. (At church: Me – “Who’s that?” Mom – “Yes, I’m excited about the rolls, too!”) But this year, it was all about the police and marijuana.Don’t worry, the two are not related. This story doesn’t end in prison.First, we’ll start with how we all awoke this morning. It was kind of like a poem. But kind of not.

We set our alarms for 7am. I was up at 5am because I’m ridiculous and still

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A Decided End to Career Confusion

A Decided End to Career Confusion

Originally posted here on May 15, 2012

People…you are going to laugh because I’ve sung this song before…but I’ve finally made peace with the career confusion that has held a less-than-cherished place in my life ever since the first time someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I had no idea how to answer the question.

Because when I was at Making Things Happen, (and, by the way, who is up for The Challenge??? come on, people!) I kept hearing myself say the same thing over and over when we were asked … Continue reading