Monthly Archives: February 2011

I am in a Committed Long-Term Relationship…

With my computer. I have been the proud owner of a beautiful 14 inch G4 Macbook for over six years now. Alas, I realize my baby is not as young as she once was. Many of the more frequently used … Continue reading

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“Lady” Bracknell

Why do I love The Importance of Being Earnest so much? Oscar Wilde is ridiculously funny. And I do have a soft spot in my heart for pithy period British comedies. But, from an actor’s perspective, I think the main … Continue reading

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Would You Like Some Chocolate With Your Whine?

The first research paper of the semester is always rough. Many students are not prepared for the rigor of the grade rubric. And young people often have such a hard time owning their shortcomings. “She gave me a C-!” I … Continue reading

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Day 21: Valentine’s Day

Perhaps this is cheating. It’s not a new color, it’s a combination of Dutch Tulips and Passing By Pink. But I’m counting it. My nails are tired of new colors. So I did the challenge, although my 21 days were … Continue reading

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Day 20: Orange Jolt

Why do I hold on to things that I hate? Seriously? I bought this nail polish years ago. It’s a sheer orange, and it looks ghastly on my nails no matter how many coats I use. So why do I … Continue reading

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Day 19: Innocent Violet

This was another L’Oreal Quick-Dry, gift from my unusually fashion-savvy brother Shawn. I’ve realized that much of my life is quick-something. I speed read, I unthaw frozen Trader Joe’s meals for lunch, and I walk faster than some people jog. … Continue reading

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Shopaholic Series

When I was in college, my roommate Siobhan would help me with my budget. The first few years after I graduated she would still update Quicken for me and oversee my finances. I remember one day we were at a … Continue reading

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