Tag: Shopping

I Attempt to Be Fashionable. Because Milan.

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Jul 30, 2015
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Posted in: Random Musings

I don’t really understand fashion. Fortunately, I live in the Pacific Northwest. In my corner of the country, I once saw someone wear cargo shorts to a wedding, and there’s a grey-haired, bearded guy who runs around my neighborhood in a rainbow colored skirt, juggling scarves, and absolutely no one cares. It’s wonderful. Recently, though,…

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Central Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Aug 4, 2014

  Rand always tells me he envies my palate, which cracks me up because it’s such an unlikely compliment. But it comes up time and again, whenever I identify a spice in a dish that he’s unable to, or I catch a whiff of a bakery blocks before he does. Others who’ve noticed it have…

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Columbia Road Flower Market, London

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Apr 30, 2013

– One of the things I love about any friendship is when you create shared memories together. It pushes you from the realm of merely “people who get along” into the world of “people who have been through some shit together.” It opens up the door to inside jokes and stories that begin with, “Remember…

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Nostalgia in Astoria: Antique Stores and The Goonies

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Jul 23, 2012
Posted in: City Guide, Shopping

– I’m such a sucker for old things. Whether it be grey-haired octogenarians or day-old pastries, I find myself smitten. Sure, they’re sometimes a bit crustier than you’d like them to be, and you can’t help but think of what they were like when fresh, but they’re still fun to nibble on. AND THAT GOES DOUBLE…

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The shops of Covent Garden, London

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Jun 7, 2011

I love playing the part of the Ugly American. The way I figure it, if people are going to judge and hate me without knowing me, the least I can do is have a little fun at their expense. The best part is the look on their faces when they realize I’ve been messing with…

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Practically impractical.

Posted on
May 31, 2011
Posted in: Random Musings

They are four-inch-tall, rhinestone-studded confections. And they were probably a mistake. – And yet, I regret nothing. I found them in a boutique near Piazza Navona, as the rain fell on our last morning in Rome. I saw them in the window, and stopped abruptly. The way romantic leads do in Hollywood movies. I stopped,…

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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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