Month: August 2012

The Week: August 17, 2012

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Aug 17, 2012

Remember how a few weeks ago, I was upset about how cold it was in Seattle? Well, I’ve been eating those words. (Metaphorically, I mean. Technically, the only thing I’ve been eating this morning is cereal.) It is HOT in my city. Perhaps not as bad as say, Wichita in the summer, but still pretty…

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10 Weirdly Wonderful Things About Jacksonville, OR.

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Aug 17, 2012

– Have you ever fallen in love with a place that you’ve visited, but you can’t really figure out why? There’s just something inexplicable about it that makes you happy to be there? And the more you try to describe your rationale for loving it, the crazier you sound? To the point where you might…

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The Peerless Hotel, Ashland, Oregon

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Aug 13, 2012

– Every time that Rand and I stay in an old hotel, we have a similar exchange: Me: This place is nice. Too bad it’s haunted. Rand: Baby, this place isn’t haunted. Me: You’d like for me to think that, wouldn’t you? Rand: Yes. Yes, I would. I would very much like for you to…

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The Week: August 13, 2012

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Aug 13, 2012

Many of you are probably wondering why I am beginning the week with a round-up of links. After all, don’t I usually end the week with a round-up? Why on earth am I posting these on a Monday? And to those folks I will say – nay, I will shout – OPEN YOUR MINDS! The world is…

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6 Weeks.

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Aug 9, 2012

It’s been six weeks since my surgery. My surgeon said that it would take about six weeks until I felt completely like myself again. Six weeks until I was more or less recovered. And he was right. I feel like myself. More or less. I feel more tired. And more sensitive. Literally. I have a…

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The Jacksonville Cemetery, Oregon

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Aug 8, 2012

– Yesterday, I noted that I was freaked out because the Touvelle House was right next to the Jacksonville Cemetery, and the risk of encountering zombies was therefore very high. I hope you all realize that I was joking. I am well aware of how ridiculous a statement like that sounds. We all know that…

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The Touvelle House, Jacksonville, OR

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Aug 7, 2012
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– Have you ever found yourself doing something and had the stunning realization that you are, in fact, a grown-up? Like the first time you get behind the wheel of a car by yourself. Or when you put down the safety deposit on your very own apartment. Or when the D.A. tells you that you’re going…

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