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The Great Easter Decor Dilemma

My block is really into decorating. Like really. I’ll all for a nice color-coordinated interior design scheme (last week, for example, I managed to find a chair cover that was an exact match to the couch cover I bought six months ago and I spent the rest of the evening congratulating myself) but I don’t…

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Yep, I’m Still in PJs…

In the words of the indelible Brittany Spears: Oops I did it again / I played with your heart / Got lost in the game By which I of course mean: Oops I did it again / I went a whole week / With nothing to say (We’ll ignore the fact that actually, it’s been…

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Shower Curtains or, Happiness in a Bag

I have found the secret to true happiness. Forget about friendship or love or building an enjoyable life. Really, it all comes down to shower curtains. Seriously. As most of you know, I am furnishing my house on a very strict budget and because I have made a commitment to purchasing fair trade or second…

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Downton Abbey: The Price of Good Wine

Okay, don’t kill me but Downton Abbey just isn’t doing it for me this year. This may be because I don’t have a TV in my new house yet, so my options are: Stream the newest episode from my computer screen but it’s kind of small and since I don’t have a couch yet either,…

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Throwback Thursday: Barefoot in the Faculty Lounge

The college semester is starting up again although I lucked out with an extra week of prep time thanks to Martin Luther King Day.  Here’s a throwback post for all of my professorial friends (of both the adjunct and non-adjunct variety). In my infinite wisdom, I decided to wear my (fake) snakeskin peep toe stilettos…

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Press Trip Lesson #2: El Bano…

It’s our first day out of San Salvador and between the drive down to the coast, the boat ride through the mangrove forest and the fresh coconut water served in an actual coconut with an actual straw, I’m feel rather high on life. There’s only one problem. I availed myself of not one but two…