Month: October 2010

The Oregon Vortex and House of Mystery

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Oct 11, 2010

… is kind of lame. There. I said it. Sigh. Here’s the thing: I love kitsch. I love dorkiness. I love things that would make other people cringe with embarrassment, roll their eyes, and otherwise want to storm out of the theater/museum/restaurant. It brings me such gleeful joy. Like children on leashes and chocolate cigarettes,…

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The week in travel: October 8, 2010

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Oct 8, 2010

I woke up this morning with absolutely no clue where I was. I had yet to open my eyes, but as I lay in bed, a dozen or so thoughts flashed through my brain, and among them, “Are we in California? No … that’s not right … and not New York. What time zone is…

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Awesome move, Kimpton hotels

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Oct 7, 2010
Posted in: Awesome, Hotels

I may have sustained a serious bump on my head during our last stay at a Kimpton hotel, because the French doors in our room decided to plot against me (note: always be wary of the French). And I might have gotten into a slight skirmish with the packaging on my vanity kit, because I…

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WTF Wednesday: entirely black bees

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Oct 6, 2010
Posted in: WTF

Rand and I were walking near Lithia Park in Ashland a few weeks back, when we saw this. It is an entirely black bee. A quick internet search revealed that what we saw wasn’t entirely that unusual. Depending on species and abnormalities, bees can be entirely black, brown, or sometimes even have tones of red.…

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The week in travel: Oct. 1, 2010

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Oct 1, 2010

Kids, I am not feeling so hot. I have one wicked cold, a by-product of all travel and lack of sleep I’ve experienced as of late. I’ve loaded up on echinacea (which, I can only assume is made of echidnas), multi-vitamins, and consumed so much tea that my I’m beginning to wonder if man’s purpose…

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  • 9 years ago today. Happy anniversary to the undisputed champion of my heart.
  • My husband just made me pasta on an ancient stove in our Air BnB and it is amazing.
  • I thought she was fake for a second. She's not. Just very used to people. #ashlandoregon
  • Author perk I didn't know about: when you befriend other writers, you get to read their new books before anyone else. Andrea, I'm am devouring your newest novel, which is salacious and fun and glamorous and soooo New York. So glad I don't have to wait until March 😘 #bookstagram #bookworms #advancecopy #books
  • The wildfires are so bad, it's raining ash in Seattle. Everything smells like smoke. This collected on my windowsill today. ON THE INSIDE.
  • Caught about 3 seconds of a smile during an otherwise cranky day.
  • The first rule of Headband and Blue Shirt Club is that you need a headband and a blue shirt. There is no second rule.
  • This again. Heading home after a long weekend in Vermont, celebrating Rand's cousin Kyra and her brand spanking new husband, Andrew. #thisagain #randaldineselfie #selfiesonaplane

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