Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden,...

25th Feb, 2013

– I’m not a plant person. I suppose that’s far better than not being a people person. Or not being a dog person. Or a cat person. (For the record,…

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Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

8th Oct, 2012

– While we were in Northern Ireland, I decided that we needed to visit the Giant’s Causeway despite not really knowing what it was. When Rand asked, I replied with…

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The View from the Hamon Observation...

16th Aug, 2012

– I’m a bargain-hunter. I’d like to think of this as one of my better qualities, instead of, as my husband puts it, “an acute kind of madness.” And granted,…

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The Jacksonville Cemetery, Oregon

8th Aug, 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.…

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The California Academy of Sciences, San...

31st Jul, 2012

There’s an old Cary Grant movie called People Will Talk. If you haven’t seen it, go do so now. I’ll wait. … Wasn’t it amazing? I know. I love it,…

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Must. Eat. Everything. (The Astoria...

10th Jul, 2012

– Friends, let me tell you something: steroids are terrible. Many of you are probably wondering why a perfect physical specimen such as myself would need to resort to steroids…

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The Mob Museum, Las Vegas

26th Jun, 2012

There are several places where Rand’s culture and mine overlap: – At that intersection, you will find weird issues about food. And weird issues about mothers. Crippling guilt makes an…

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The Neon Museum Boneyard, Las Vegas

25th Jun, 2012

– I hope Bill and I become friends. He looks sort of like a grown-up version of the kid from Up. He has the raspy, mumbling accent of a lifelong…

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The Brooklyn Flea Market

11th Jun, 2012

There are locations and happenings that, in my mind, hold a sort of mythical status. They are things which I’ve long heard and read about, and if I am truly…

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