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The loneliness of Roosevelt Island, Manhattan

Posted on
Oct 19, 2009
Posted in: Awesome, City Guide

I have a bit of a  love/hate relationship going on with New York. There are times when I truly believe (and could never be convinced otherwise) that it is the greatest city in the world, and everything beyond Manhattan is just one long suburb. Other times, when the girl at the Zabar’s breakfast counter forgets…

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10 things you absolutely must do in Oslo …

Posted on
Oct 16, 2009
Posted in: City Guide, Top Ten

and filing bankruptcy isn’t one of them! YUK YUK YUK! Err … sorry. Clearly the promise I made on Monday is getting to me, and I’m already starting to crack under pressure. And really, I shouldn’t be so hard on Norway for being so obscenely expensive. Because even though food and shopping are completely out…

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Cultural collisions and five days at home.

Posted on
Oct 12, 2009
Posted in: Random Musings, WTF

My sincerest apologies for dropping off the radar and neglecting to put up even one post last week. I am sure my fan is very disappointed (hi, Rand!). Things have been crazy – Oslo two weeks ago, a few days at home, then New York and New Jersey (we just got back yesterday), and now…

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The Jacksonville Garage Sale

Posted on
Oct 2, 2009
Posted in: City Guide, Events

It’s my firm belief that there’s a gene that determines whether or not you like to bargain shop. I happen to have it. My husband does not. To me, there is no greater delight than digging through a bin marked “IRREGULARS NOW 75% OFF”. For Rand, he might as well be digging in a dumpster.…

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Ashland, love, and frosting

Posted on
Oct 1, 2009
Posted in: City Guide

Deep down, I think we all want to be brilliant.  We don’t really talk about it. But I suspect that every single one of us quietly works on our novel, or practices our Oscar acceptance speech and thinks that maybe, if the stars aligned and we got a couple breaks, we could really do something…

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What the hell are we doing in Roseburg, OR?

Posted on
Sep 30, 2009

We headed down to Ashland a few weeks ago to celebrate our anniversary. On the way there, we decided to stop in Roseburg, since we remembered some friends of ours had stopped there while driving down to our wedding. They said the town was adorable, and that they had a really nice time. I’ve now…

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