Month: March 2011

The Getty Center: Los Angeles in a different light

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Mar 9, 2011

L.A. is not home to me. It never will be, never could be. It’s dry and sprawling, full of sun-bleached buildings and strip malls. It bears no resemblance to the damp and mildewy place in which I live. But there are a handful of people I love who’ve managed to make Los Angeles their home,…

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Taking the long way home.

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Mar 8, 2011
Posted in: Random Musings

I’ve been reading a lot about Italy lately, in anticipation of an upcoming trip. Blog posts from my fellow Americans, mostly, about their thoughts on the country, and specifically Rome. They all tend to center around the same themes: the city is crazy, the people are crazy, the traffic is crazy, watch your purse/wallet/bag, and…

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The Week: March 4, 2011

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Mar 4, 2011

I’ve been home for the last few weeks – okay, fine – just for the last week, but still – it’s been fantastic. I’ve been doing all those wonderful things that I never get a chance to do while on the road: cleaning out my closet, and my fridge, and dusting crevices between furniture that never see…

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10 Photos from our California trip

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Mar 3, 2011
Posted in: Photos, Top Ten

Yesterday, I visited my mother at her home 20 minutes south of Seattle. As I left, I noticed a few tiny snowflakes begin to fall. It was unexpected – it’s late in the year for snow, and the forecast had predicted the temperatures would be warming up, so I had on only a thin jacket.…

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The best travel stories never told.

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Mar 2, 2011
Posted in: Random Musings

There are the travel stories you can tell everyone. The people at the bus stop, your dentist, your co-workers. You can safely tell them about how you went to Southern California and it poured every day, or how in Scotland they offer scotch as a topping for oatmeal. You can do this without fear of…

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He was made for sunny days

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Mar 1, 2011

And we never did stop talking and you still light up the room/ I was made for sunny days. I make due with gray/ I was made for sunny days and I was made for you. – There’s a song Rand has been playing a lot recently. It breaks my heart a little, each time…

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  • Little man was super into Rand. I can relate.
  • He was pretending to be an #owl.
  • This was the sky tonight. #nofilter #sunset #Seattle
  • I may have done something rash. Really rash. #undercut
  • Friends, @publicaffairsbooks is giving away copies of my memoir on Goodyear! Check out their feed for more info!
  • This is terrible. #puns #badpuns #punsfordays
  • I can't believe my trip to #Cambodia was almost exactly three years ago. That was when I had the pleasure of meeting Lucky the elephant at a wildlife refuge. She was a teenager, and definitely acting the part. . . . 
#elephantlove #elephants #taoprohm
  • Rand told me this was the first weekend in a long time that he didn't spend at his computer. We could barely remember the last time we went to Bainbridge, but holy cats did we pick a good day for it. #randaldineselfie #selfiesonaboat #bainbridgeisland
  • Dinosaurs.
  • I am absolutely blown away by @somekindofalibrary's gorgeous photo and review of my book. I'm near tears on the lightrail right now (it's been an emotional week). Thank you so much, Renée!

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