Month: August 2009

Should we take a Liberty Helicopter tour in NYC?

Posted on
Aug 11, 2009
Posted in: Polls

Part of me thinks this is a no-brainer, but nevertheless, let’s chat about it, shall we? Some friends gave us a Liberty Helicopter tour gift certificate as a wedding gift. We’re heading to New York in Early October, and I was thinking about using it, until I heard about last weekend’s horrific crash. So now…

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The Best Lip Balms

Posted on
Aug 10, 2009

There may be something wrong with me. I’ve accepted this (and if you’re still reading my blog, you should have, too, by now). I just went through every lip balm I own, analyzing, scrutinizing, and testing them. Fortunately, my neurosis is your gain! Here are my suggestions/cautionary tales for balms, whether you have a have…

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The Week in Travel

Posted on
Aug 7, 2009

In travel news this week … The New York Times reported that most of us hate booking travel, and the web hasn’t really made the process any easier. While the internet has given us a wealth of fantastic content, including dancing Martin Van Buren and entire sites dedicated to the acting prowess of Dale Midkiff, it’s still really effing hard…

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To Mr. Hughes, with love.

Posted on
Aug 6, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Not very long ago, my husband and I went to Chicago. It was at Oprah’s request, though we can’t really talk about it. Truth be told, we were iffy about going, and in the end, it came down to one question: Will we have time to go to the Chicago Art Musuem and see A…

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Ask the Everywhereist

Posted on
Aug 6, 2009

Dear Everywhereist, How did you decide that “Everywhereist” should be spelled “Everywhereist” and not “Everywherist”? Are you ever worried that people with Germanic tendencies will pronounce it “Everywhere-iced”? Also, what is the appropriate formula for computing how many pairs of shoes one should pack, given the length (in days) of one’s trip? If the desired…

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Scariest. Billboard. Ever.

Posted on
Aug 5, 2009
Posted in: WTF

I forgot to include the craziest thing about last weekend’s drive down to Astoria. Between exits 72 and 73  on I-5 in southern Washington, roughly 90 miles from Seattle, are these delightful billboards: – To quote my dear husband, WHAT THE CRAP HELL? We’ve seen them a few times (basically whenever we head down to…

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10 BETTER Seattle restaurants

Posted on
Aug 4, 2009

Dear Kathika.com, I want to be friends. I really do. I even follow you on twitter. But seriously, your last article about “hot” Seattle restaurants? Eeep. I’m sorry. I didn’t want to tell you like this. But it was a little off. For one thing, all of those restaurants are crazy pricey and overrated. For…

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