Month: February 2014

WTF Weds: Charles de Gaulle Airport Signs

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Feb 26, 2014
Posted in: WTF, WTF Wednesdays

Rand was in Hamburg last week, while I stayed home and watched American Idol. We were both happy with this arrangement, because he HATES American Idol, and I wasn’t quite feeling up to going to Germany for only two days. Also, I was able to learn that I kind of hate American Idol, too, and…

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12 Incredibly Important Photos from Palm Springs

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Feb 25, 2014
Posted in: Photos, Top Ten

My trip to Palm Springs was nearly two months ago, but our travel schedule has been off to slow start in 2014 (or, rather, mine has), and there hasn’t been much else to blog about. So I figured I’d squeeze one last post from our trip, and it happens to be one of great significance. These…

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The Week: February 21, 2014

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Feb 21, 2014

You know that feeling, when you have so much work to do that your brain can actually process it so you just sit, slack-jawed, staring into the space or (as is my situation) your computer screen? That. I have that. A looming deadline, a pile of dirty laundry, an insurmountable number of papers to make…

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PR People Are People, Too.

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Feb 19, 2014
Posted in: Random Musings

Isn’t it kind of amazing how we occasionally forget that we’re all people? It happens all the time. We crowd into elevators, we cut people off in traffic, we curse at actors on TV when they’re wearing that new JCrew top that we couldn’t afford (okay, maybe I’m the only one that does that last…

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Why I Won’t Be Going on Sponsored Trips

Posted on
Feb 17, 2014
Posted in: Site News

… but it’s cool if other people do.  I spent the whole weekend thinking about sponsored trips and the question that I posed to all of you on Friday. I read through the comments, I bugged friends about it, I spent long hours picking my husband’s brain. In the end, I think the issue boils…

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The Week: February 14, 2014

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Feb 14, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day! In my younger years, I hated this holiday with a passion. Guess when that changed. Go ahead. Guess. Sometime around when this photo was taken, I’d say:   That’s me and Rand, on our first Valentine’s Day together, in 2002. Crazy, right? Needless to say, my feelings surrounding February 14 have changed a…

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Should I Accept Sponsored Trips?

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Feb 14, 2014
Posted in: Site News

Hi guys! I’m dealing with an ethical quandary, and I’d love your help. I’ve recently received some awesome offers for sponsored trips. Now, I’ve gotten these for years from individual companies, hotels, and resorts, but I’ve only just started getting offers from Official Tourism Bureaus. While I’ve long resisted the former, because I feel like…

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  • Here it is, folks. The paperback edition of my book is out today. The hardcover came out more than two years ago, so it's wonderful to know that this story of mine still has life and is, gasp, still selling copies. Don't miss the book that Lauren Graham called "the travel companion you'll be happy you brought along" and that some guy on Twitter said was "immature and stupid." It's available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Indiebound. #bookstagram #summerreading #bookworms
  • This lady. ❤️❤️❤️ So proud of her.
  • HAPPY LAUNCH DAY!! I really want to curl up in bed with this amazing novel today, but I can't - for an amazing reason. Because I'm going to be at the Lake Forest Park location of Third Place Books tonight, discussing it with the author, my dear friend @andreadunlop. Lady, I'm so proud of you. ❤️ ❤️❤️ #bookstagram #summerreading
  • Baking in an AirBnB is always an adventure. I didn't have a measuring cup for the flour so I eyeballed it, and had to use a wine bottle as a rolling pin to make these handpies. Not my best work, but @demeritt and @randderuiter seemed cool with the results, so I'm going to accept that sometimes good enough is, well, enough. 🥧🍴
  • "I hit the jackpot." That's how I once heard Michael J. Fox describe his marriage years ago, and it stayed with me. I've never found a better way of describing our relationship than that. Bells ring. Lights flash. Coins spill everywhere. Now, where's my complimentary breakfast?
  • Someone sent Rand socks with his face all over them, and he's really bothered by this but I'm gonna rock the hell out of them.
  • I told him to stop looking at the camera.
  • Eating junk food on the ferry with this guy right before dinner is kind of the dream.
  • Does it still count as photobombing when you love it?
  • Some hardcore stuff happening in the studio today. #muglife #ceramics

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