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Getting Back on Track

It’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything new and I’ve been telling myself any number of excuses to explain why I’d stopped writing, but the time for excuses is over and I’m committing to getting back in the habit again. Lately with my work and school schedule, as well as my need to […]

Pet Peeve #16: Unintentional “Community Use” Dishes

With the semester ending for me this week, I can finally spend a little bit more time getting back into a hopefully regular schedule of blogging again. Something at my work that happened a couple of weeks ago has inspired today’s lovely little rant, and I’m curious to hear if anyone else shares this same […]

The Closet Monster

It sits silently in the dark, waiting– nay, plotting– to catch you at your most vulnerable, and there is nothing you can do to stop it from coming for you. Running late for work and had your heart set on wearing a particular pair of pants or shirt– items you distinctly remember putting away in […]

How a Sweater Taught Me About Friendship

How a Sweater Taught Me About Friendship

Several years ago I acquired what is probably my favorite winter clothing item, and at the time my best friend purchased the same one. (Yeah, we were those girls who sometimes purchased matching outfits to wear together.) For me, the sweater was a necessary purchase as I was home for the weekend from my internship […]

I Don’t Want to be an Enabler

There’s a fine line between helpful to do the right thing, and being helpful to the point where you are enabling someone to either take advantage of you, or to ultimately hurt themselves. As often as possible, I try to go out of my way to do the right thing and be a nice person– […]

A New Challenge

One of my favorite parts about getting online is checking to see what  new articles or blog posts await me in my RSS reader. I don’t always have time to read every single item that I subscribe to, so I usually skim the headlines, open a couple in new tabs in my browser, then bookmark […]

The Road Not Taken

Earlier this week during my English class we discussed Robert Frost’s famous poem “The Road Not Taken,” and the discussion in my class about this particular poem was interesting to the point where I’m still thinking about it days later. If you’re unfamiliar with this poem, or it’s just been a while since you’ve read […]

So Clever I Wish I’d Thought It Up First: Quirky

Earlier today I discovered a website that might be my new favorite place to spend time on the Internet: Quirky. If you’re unfamiliar with this website, it’s a place where people can go to submit ideas for things they’ve created or want to have created, and then members of the Quirky community can vote on […]

Back to School

This was with the front facing camera, which explains the blurriness... but not sure about the rotation.

A few months ago I mentioned my plans to go back to school, and today was finally the first day of classes for my program. The late start in the semester wasn’t something I originally planned, but knowing that I wouldn’t be able to take any extended vacations once I was enrolled in classes meant […]

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

Fact 1: St. Louis is a great place to watch live theater performances, with venues such as the Fabulous Fox and the Muny. Fact 2: Experiencing a live Broadway show on Broadway was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had (and lets me check an item off my Bucket List). When planning my trip to visit […]

The Notebook

Last week while I was visiting my sister Melanie, she shared one of her old journals with my mom and me. My mom remarked that she remembered the journal being part of a homework assignment that spanned an entire school year when Melanie was in third grade, but never read any of the entries as […]

The Big Apple

The Big Apple

Over the last several days my mom and I have been visiting my older sister and her family in the Poconos, and despite the fact that it’s much colder here than in St. Louis (and that my sister’s house is at the base of mountain and my internet connection is mostly non-existent), the time spent […]

True Confession #7: Watching TV is My “Hidden Superpower”

A few months ago, while discussing tv shows that a couple of friends and I were each watching or getting caught up on, I accidentally outed what is probably my biggest guilty pleasure, and which also doubles as a sort of hidden talent: my ability to catch up on entire seasons of television in as […]

An Evening Without Facebook: A True Tale of Survival

Missing from my main screen was the familiar "F," which normally lives next door to the App Store icon.

Whenever new software updates come out for phones– specifically the iPhone– I always try to download and install them as quickly as possible. Partly because it helps me at work to know what issues may arise from the changes, but mostly because I just want to have the latest technology right at my fingertips. After […]

The End of an Era

Last week I finally made  a decision to say goodbye to a long trusted “friend”: my first checking account. The idea of closing this particular account has been floating around in the back of my mind for a couple of years, as I rarely use that account for anything and the bank locations aren’t exactly […]

Thoughts on Dating and Relationships

Earlier today I stumbled onto a blog post that made me stop and actually evaluate my most recent approaches to dating, as well as look back on past relationships. The main point that blogger makes regarding dating is that single people should look for the purpose or long-term value of a romantic relationship rather than […]

The Awkwardness of BYOB

With the end of summer approaching (I think we still have a few weeks until the official start of fall, but Labor Day has always been the “end of summer” marker in my book), I’ve noticed an influx of invitations to barbecues and other social gatherings pop up in my inbox. I’m always happy to […]

Random Thoughts on the Miley Controversy, Twerking, and Life

Between different activities (spending time with friends, the occasional date, and my other hobbies), setting everything up to go back to school, and just life in general, I haven’t really been able to focus that much on writing blog entries that I’ve felt worthy of actually posting and sharing with the world. My news reader […]

Big Brother is Watching

Big Brother is Watching

Despite the fact that I’m pretty much constantly on camera when at work, or even just out and about running errands, it’s never been something that irritated me or even something I thought about often. I know the security cameras are present in public places to protect the interests of the company, and to a […]

My Lucky Day

The Precious... which is what I'm pretty sure I said when I saw this beauty on the counter that day, and I may or may not have channeled my inner Smeagol/Gollum when saying it.

A few weeks ago, I managed to stumble on something that was quite a deal and would definitely consider it to be my lucky day. For ages, I’ve wanted to add a Kitchen Aid mixer to my collection of kitchen gadgets, and even wrote about this desire months ago, but could never justify spending the […]

Gen Con 2013

Some games were on display in a jumbo size, which I loved seeing!

This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to take a trip out to Indianapolis and attend Gen Con (the best four days in gaming) with some friends. It was my first big convention, so going into the trip, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I knew there would be a lot of people in […]

Embarrassing Childhood Stories

Tonight’s entry is the result of a recent post by my friend Jamey. I was just going to share these stories in the comments on his post, until I realized they would be better off as a separate entry here. The idea/challenge he has presented is fairly simple: share some of your most embarrassing or […]

What Makes a Movie Theater Great?

Earlier this evening I met up with a friend to go see Elysium, and while I enjoyed the movie, the theater was definitely not my favorite. Since moving to the city, I’ve been spoiled by the fact that I’m pretty close to three of my favorite theaters (The Moolah, Hi-Pointe, and Chase), and rarely will visit […]

A Bit of Nostalgia

A Bit of Nostalgia

I don’t often write about my love of music, other than the occasional mention here and there, but I can rarely go a day without listening to some type of music. At work, I’m stuck with whatever is playing on the speakers and has been mandated by corporate as appropriate and necessary, so I often […]

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