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Archive for September, 2012

Just a Taste

This weekend is the annual Taste of St. Louis, one of my favorite events in the city, and I was lucky to squeeze in a trip with a friend to the food festival Friday evening. I’ve gone to this event in the past, and have yet to be disappointed by anything sampled, and this year’s […]


Yes, Please: Being the Little Spoon

One of my favorite things in the world is cuddling. I’ve enjoyed being cuddled ever since I was a little kid, and it’s one of my favorite parts of relationships I’ve had as an adult. I sometimes feel awkward when trying to initiate a hug, or cuddle up, so an unexpected or unplanned snuggle, and […]


How I Escaped Near Death in the Elevator of Doom: A True Tale of Survival

Earlier today, I experienced my closest near-death experience to date. I’ve had a lot of close calls over the years (the beaver dam, the flat tire, and the coffee incident to name a few), but today was truly terrifying. My morning started out pretty much the same as any other day: woke up, took Jasper […]


Double Standards

There are a lot of double standards that exist in the world: things men can get away with saying or doing without receiving any flack, but when a women says or does a similar thing, she is judged or ridiculed. For most of my adult life, I’ve worked in jobs where there were more men […]


True Confessions #1: I Might be a Little Bit of a Hypochondriac

This may come as a total surprise to some, but in certain situations, I’m can be just a teensy tiny bit of a hypochondriac. Any time I start to even feel the inkling of a cold coming on, I’ll bust out the cough drops, cold & flu medicine, and start drinking hot tea (usually an […]


Not a Happy Camper

Well, I was planning on writing something hilarious and wildly entertaining tonight, but a big day at work tomorrow morning, followed by a busy afternoon/evening means tomorrow is going to be a loooong day. Once the craziness of the next 24 or so hours is over, I promise to post something good, so stay tuned. […]


Pet Peeve #11: People Who Send Rude or Threatening Emails in an Effort to Score a Date or Start a Conversation

Over the last several weeks, I’ve taken a giant step back from the whole online scene, and in particular online dating. I noticed I was spending too much time concentrating on unimportant things and not enough being focused on making myself better. I still probably spend too much time browsing the web, but at least […]


The Vanishing Email Phenomenon

A few weeks ago, I mentioned my multiple email accounts, and my ongoing project of eliminating some of the unnecessary ones. I’ve made some strides in that area, but it’s still a work in progress. I have one account I’ve decided to keep, just for the purpose of mailing things to myself for later reference. […]


The Future of the Restaurant Industry?

A few weeks ago, while out to dinner with my brother and his wife, we had a rather interesting conversation about possible future enhancements to the restaurant industry. Both my brother and his wife are training to become chefs, so I usually defer to them or my older sister when it comes to culinary issues. […]


Yes, Please: Five Great Things About Fall

The recent cooler weather we’ve had in St. Louis has made me very grateful that fall is right around the corner. I love the hot weather of summer, and the excuse to find the nearest swimming pool to escape the heat (of which there was no shortage of hot days this summer), but I also really […]


Saturday Morning Scavenger Hunt

I’ve never been much of a partier, but on occasion, like for a friend’s bachelorette party, I will indulge a little and spend a night out on the town. Last night was one such occasion, as my friend Jessica is getting married in less than a week, so I stepped outside my comfort zone and […]


Teaching Your Parents

Today, I made the nearly hour long journey from my apartment in St. Louis to rural Illinois to visit my parents. My weekly visit is starting to become a tradition that is beneficial for me, and enjoyable for them– while I’m there, we are able to catch up with what has happened during the last […]


My Greatest Fear #3: Getting Hit by a Prius

Getting hit by any kind of car has always been one of my biggest fears, but the idea of getting hit by this specific model is even more terrifying. A few months ago, at my old work location, this fear really brought itself to the surface when one of my managers who owns a Prius […]


Where Were You?

Every year, I spend time on September 11 remembering what I thought and I how I felt that day when tragedy struck. Few days stick out so vividly in my memory as that one, and I’m sure it’s that way for most people. Closing my eyes, I can actually picture nearly every moment and remember […]


Sometimes You Need to Act Like a Kid Again

A few weeks ago, one of my girl friends sent me the following screen shot, accompanied with a text asking: “This looks like fun, are you in?”: Naturally, I immediately responded with a witty response along the lines of “Is the Pope Catholic? Of course, I’m in!” Due to scheduling constraints for both of us, […]


Yes, Please: Finding an Old and “Forgotten” Piece of Clothing and Discovering it Still Fits

Over the years I’ve amassed a pretty sizable wardrobe, and most of the things that I’ve purchased on a whim never see the light of day. On the other hand, some of those impulse buys (which I’ve resolved to not do anymore) have become my favorite things in my closet, and I’ll probably wear them until […]


The Waiting Game

Waiting for something to happen is never fun, at least for me is isn’t fun. When I have to wait for a doctor’s appointment, or something along those lines, I instantly bust out my phone, just to have something distract me from the fact that I have to wait a few minutes. When things like […]


Email Overload: Universal Mailbox

Holding onto things, or having a collection of some sort is just part of human nature. Some people collect trinkets, like teacups, jewelry boxes, snow globes, or dolls. Some collect books, movies, art, games, etc. There aren’t any rules to define what makes something a collection, or listing what items are acceptable to collect. While […]


Cinematic Choices

Over the years, I’ve noticed a change in not only my taste in genre of movies, but also a preference for theaters and time of day to visit. Just a few years ago, I would have said the only “good” time to see a movie is on a weekend night– the same time the rest […]


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