Practically impractical.

31st May, 2011

They are four-inch-tall, rhinestone-studded confections. And they were probably a mistake. – And yet, I regret nothing. I found them in a boutique near Piazza Navona, as the rain fell…

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The Week: May 25, 2011

27th May, 2011

It is almost sunny today in Seattle. Given that this past spring has resembled (more or less) the climate one would find inside an old, wet sponge, I am thrilled.…

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Hotel Raphael, Rome – a splurge,...

26th May, 2011

In the wake of a few miserable hotel stays, Rand has hit his limit. He has, apparently, had enough of toilets that don’t flush properly and continental breakfasts that look…

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WTF Wednesday: Messing with Rand (a...

25th May, 2011

My husband is a lovely and trusting soul. He has this persistent and annoying belief that humans are good at heart, despite my greatest attempts to contrary. I can’t seem…

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10 photos from Rome

24th May, 2011

I feel like Billy Pilgrim: I have come unstuck in time. A friend asked me where exactly I had been recently, because she had followed my antics through Rome, then…

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Thin-soled running shoes, reviewed.

23rd May, 2011

For the last few years, I’ve resisted taking tennis shoes with me on trips. I figured there was no greater travel or fashion crime than wandering around a city in…

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The Week: May 20, 2011

20th May, 2011

It’s been weeks since I’ve posted a Friday round-up, and for that I am sorry. I am sure that a good number of you have seen a substantial rise in…

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Dick Move, Inconsiderate Window Seat Guy

On our last trip back from Europe, we were unfortunate enough to discover the one thing that could make an Air France flight worse. And it is having to share…

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Naughty thoughts in Italy.

17th May, 2011

I saw this sketch in a little kiosk that sold old maps, postcards, and prints in the center of Rome: – Lovely, right? I kind of wish I had bought…

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