Tag: Florida

Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial

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Jul 2, 2013

– I did not enjoy my visit to the Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial at all. I suppose that’s the point. I doubt anyone leaves a Holocaust memorial thinking, “Wowzers! That was fun!” But the memorial in Miami Beach is different from others I’ve visited. Whereas others have often made me feel contemplative and solemn, this…

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The Miami Beach Botanical Garden

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Jul 1, 2013

The Miami Beach Botanical Garden was a bit of a disappointment. – Having grown up in Florida, I can tell you that all manner of strange things grow in that state, and that the climate lends itself to being tropical and creepy. I remember once while my mother was gardening, she came across a tiny…

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The Hunt for Authenticity in Southern Florida

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Jun 27, 2013

Rand and I went to Miami and Boston for a few days last month. Rather than lug my camera, I decided to just take photos on my cell phone. I’m not entirely sure if I’m pleased with the results. I suspect that I won’t leave my Canon at home again. – I moved to Central…

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Dick Move, Lego Store Lady. And thank you, New York.

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Jan 5, 2012

Standing in the stall of bathroom on the second floor of Nordstrom’s, I lost it. I stood, sniffling, as women around me buzzed in and out of stalls, chatting with friends and helping children wash their hands. I tried to compose myself: it wasn’t working. I was holding back the tears, but only barely. It…

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Holiday Hangover

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Jan 2, 2012

It is the first Monday of the new year, and I am sure many of you, like me, are in the throes of a rather nasty vacation hangover. I can picture you, wherever you may find yourself (at the office; in a minivan full of children you don’t really know or like; in central holding…

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Going back to school: Indialantic, Florida.

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Oct 11, 2011

– Elementary school was not an easy time for me. I know, you’re shocked, right? I mean, who wouldn’t want to  be friends with a 70-pound girl with an adult-sized nose? (Quote from my friend Peter: “You must have looked like a pterodactyl.”) Plus, I was awesome. My incomplete Babysitter’s Club book collection, my gender-bending…

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On Instagram @theeverywhereist

  • I keep telling my mom she needs some new clothes so she bought a cat onesie.
  • These handsome gents made me dinner and cleaned up afterwards. ENVY ME.
  • Back home, but still swooning. 10 years, and none of our regrets have to do with one another, so that's pretty cool.
  • A day late. But whatever. 10 years. I've had the time of my damn life. Happy anniversary, love.
  • Surprise anniversary trip to Astoria. We were 3/4 of the way there before Rand told me where we were going. And yes, I was surprised. Even though, you know, I may have suspected it and packed my Goonies shirt. Just in case.
  • Totally false advertising. There was nary a moose to be seen.
  • Anniversarying like grown ups. 10 years ago Rand took me to this arcade, where a malfunctioning skee-ball machine kept reseting automatically after each game. We were broke, so the prospect of infinite skee-ball (one of my favorite arcade games) was almost too good to be true. I played for what felt like forever, amassed a pile of tickets, and gave them to some very sweet kids. The machines all work perfectly now. Alas. It's still fun.
  • Room with a view. #astoria
  • Selfie game is not strong tonight. It is tired and silly and out of focus but whatever.
  • Boardwalking. #astoria #oregon #nofilter

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