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Our First Snow!

When we woke up this morning and looked out the window, we saw this: Smudge had this reaction. (If I’m being honest, that’s pretty much her reaction to everything.): Dave and I suited up in our cold weather gear and boots. We were like: And: Then I shoveled the driveway, and I was like: Now it’s raining, and I’m... read more

Brian Williams + Sugarhill Gang

When I was about 12 years old, I went roller skating at the Roller Roost II every weekend, and I was desperately in love with Mike, the lanky, blonde, sort of stoner kid who worked the skate rental counter most of the time, but sometimes sometimes magical-sometimes, was the substitute DJ in the carpet-covered booth that towered over the skating floor. Mike’s favorite song was “Rapper’s... read more

All Hail Acroski

Today’s installment of “Oh, man! I’m so excited about the Olympics!” brings you this video that was part of a report from The Week about The 5 Weirdest Winter Sports That Didn’t Make the Olympics. There are no words for the awesomeness you are about to experience. (Note: Dave said it would be even better if it was set to “Eye of the... read more

Dogshaming Meets Well Fed 2

As you know, instead of a dog that loves us unconditionally and wants nothing more than to snuggle up with us and please us at every turn, we have a cat. A CEO cat. A cat who is selfish with her love. A cat that, more often than not, looks at me with disdain. Like this: To fill the hole in my soul left by the self-centered feline that allows us to live in her house, I devour the dog-related posts on... read more

How To Ruin Thanksgiving

I’ve told you about my sweet (funny, gorgeous) friend Hilah before — like that time we made Vampire Fighting Pork Stew together. In addition to being a talented cook, musician, internet cooking superstar, and cookbook author, Hilah is also an actress. Enjoy this funny look at Thanksgiving gone wrong! As much as I love Thanksgiving, whenever we celebrate at someone else’s house, I secretly... read more

Get Fuzzy Wisdom

Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley is my favorite comic strip of all time. Bucky, the naughty cat, has been on a kick lately to become a spiritual guru, and he’s been experimenting on/torturing the sweet-but-kinda-dim dog Satchel. I can totally relate to the question in today’s installment: You can get more Get Fuzzy at GoComics.com. (There’s also this... read more

Another Reason to Love Patrick Stewart

I am definitely on Team Picard in the Kirk vs. Picard debate, and I’m in the midst of a “re-watch ever episode of Start Trek: The Next Generation” phase. NERD ALERT! Things to know about Patrick Stewart: 1. This is his fiancé. 2. Sir Ian McKellan will officiate at their wedding. 3. You can follow P. Stewart on Twitter. 4. He made this... read more

I Love It / Me Want It

Every summer, I load up on “make-you-crazy-when-they-get-stuck-in-your-head” pop songs and build a playlist for the long stretches of 100+ degrees. This year, it includes “Alive” by Empire of the Sun, “Don’t Stop The Party” from Pitbull, and “Remix (I Like The)” by New Kids On The Block. (For the record, I was never a NKOTB fan; I just like this song.).... read more

How Animals Eat Their Food

This made me laugh really, really hard. Kangaroo might be my favorite. What’s... read more

Hair, There, Everywhere

I’m part of a casual writing group that meets once a month to share our writings on a particular topic. This month, our writing prompt was “hair.” The first thing that came to mind was the time my mom gave me cornrows. Oh, friends! I was a chubby 11-year-old with braces and no makeup. Meanwhile, Bo Derek was running on the beach with cornrows and was universally understood to be a 10. Let’s... read more

The Enchanted Broccoli Forest

Lest you think I’m some kind of kitchen wizard, I thought I’d share a tale of a colossal failure that took place in my oven today… Once upon a time… … there was a college student who fell in love with the cookbook The Enchanted Broccoli Forest. This girl wasn’t a vegetarian, but she didn’t discriminate: she adored almost all food, imaginative recipes, and charming... read more

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