Month: June 2010

I go to Tin City so you don’t have to.

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Jun 17, 2010

You owe me one. Because Tin City sucks ass. And now you know, so you will never, ever have to go there. Not that you would. But if you found yourself starving near Naples, Florida, and your husband innocently said, “Hey, that place looks interesting,” you could unwittingly end up spending the better part of…

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I’m just going to quit talking now.

Posted on
Jun 15, 2010
Posted in: Random Musings

I think I might have to categorize this next story in the “this sort of crap only happens to me” file. Here’s the thing: I refer to children as munchkins. I always have. It’s literally impossible for me not to. I even refer to my friend’s son as “Munch-munch”, a derivative of munchkin.  I’ve always…

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A Dick Move Follow Up: Stew Leonard’s

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Jun 15, 2010

A few of you might remember my experience at Stew Leonard’s a while back: one of the employees freaked out when I tried to take a photo of the inside of their store, which I felt merited a Dick Move! post. Apparently photos are not allowed inside of their stores. Which, I’m sure, is why…

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How to go on a luxury vacation while unemployed: My time in Cabo (Guest Post by the Gastrognome)

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Jun 14, 2010
Posted in: Advice, Guest Posts

– This week’s guest post comes from Naomi, a.k.a. The Gastrognome. Longtime readers (hi to both of you!) may remember my previous proclamations of Naomi’s awesomeness. She is a brilliant food blogger, an absolute riot, and she’s not too hard on the eyes, neither.  If the opportunity presents itself to share a meal /drink/ dirty…

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The Week In Travel: June 11, 2010

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Jun 11, 2010

Hey folks! It’s Friday again, and for those of you keeping score at home, it’s still gray everywhere in the Pacific Northwest. On the plus side, this week was far better than the last one, and instead of deaths and depressing stories, I bring you fun videos, hauntingly beautiful photos, and a chance to make…

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A letter to my younger self, regarding the town of Berkeley.

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Jun 9, 2010
Posted in: Random Musings

Dear Teenaged Everywhereist, Hi. How’s it going? I’d like to take a few minutes to talk to you about your future. Sadly, I won’t have time to get to the whole “hair issue” you have going on, but needless to say, you really need to stop bleaching it. At home. Apparently while blind-folded. Here’s the…

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The Dickest Move of them all.

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Jun 8, 2010

I’ve been carrying this one with me for a while. Wondering if I should write about it, but mostly hoping I would forget about it. Because this, dear friends, was the Dick Move that started it all. It happened years ago, during an otherwise almost-perfect trip. And when I think of all the others that…

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  • It's hard for me to even begin to describe Rand's Uncle Doig. During the war, Rand's grandmother Ruth and her father were trying to flee Europe. They got stuck in England, where her Jewish-Austrian father was mistaken for a German, and thus an enemy combatant. He was sent to a POW camp and Ruth was adopted by an English family - Doig's family. (She and her father would be reunited after the war.) Now in his 90s, Doig remains a keeper of family lore, a hopeless romantic, and a wonderful flirt.
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  • Scotland, I'd really love to explore, but I'm getting the feeling you want me to stay in and do some work today.

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