Frustrated ramblings

I’m supposed to be working on my dissertation right now, but I’m so frustrated/angry/bewildered that I can focus on anything other than what’s bothering me. And what is bothering me is how our culture and media has responded to the Steubenville rape verdict. First and foremost, I’ve never identified myself…

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Been busy saving the neighborhood

There’s been a lot going on around here (engagements, wedding plans, visiting family …more on all that later), but, last night,  JD and I did our part in saving the neighborhood. Not really, but last night was pretty eventful. We were on our way home from dinner with the family,…

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Making Auntie happy

The best part of the weekend? Seeing my precious first niece try on prom dresses just to make me happy. Her first prom will be this year, but I won’t be around to see her since we live 700 miles apart. After two solid days of badgering, she finally agreed…

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Visiting Duke Gardens

My mom gets stir crazy when she comes to visit. By Friday morning (she got here Thursday afternoon), she was cleaning my counters and hand cleaning the floors. She literally can’t sit still. The fact that the weather wasn’t amazing made matters worse because she couldn’t get outside. We finally…

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Food is fun

When family visits, food is a requirement. We eat a lot and focus our days around when and where we are going to eat. Let’s face it. I come from a people who like to eat. In fact, most of my vacation planning usually involves food planning. So, apparently our…

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Confessions of a … Hippie?

Watching and waiting

I have a confession to make. I think I’m a hippie. I say this because, in the course of a week, four different people have asked me if I was one or have called me one. Upon further introspection, I think I may be. But I’m not ashamed. 🙂 In…

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