Archive for December, 2009


Happy Holidays from Me to You!!

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Loves Box Wine in Solo Cups

On Saturday I opened gmail expecting to find the usual emails from twitter, my sister and Monica. Those were all there… but there was also one with this little gem of a subject line: Your Six-Word Memoir is Going to be Published! Let’s rewind for a second. What is a Six-Word Memoir?!? Over a year ago, I heard the tale of Ernest Hemingway‘s Six Word Memoir and I was pretty immediately hooked. As a former bartender, the story had me
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An open letter to myself… At 16

Today marks ten years to the day that I found out my father committed suicide. I was 16 and would be just getting home from school right about now. Today marks ten years to the day that everything I knew to be true was shattered. I thought long and hard about actually posting this, and almost didn’t, because it is intensely personal. But upon reflection, I realized that if I so needed to hear from someone ten years ago what
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#Best09: Brought to you by MommyMac & Pizza

Tralalala la la la la… this post is in response to Gwen’s “the best of 2009” Blog Challenge. Check it! I missed yesterday so this is a double one. December 12: New Food. You’re now in love with Lebanese food and you didn’t even know what it was in January of this year. I’ll make this one short and sweet. Monica and I spent my birthday week in New York and it one of the most amazing trips of my
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#Best09: Almost Heaven West Virginia

This post is written in response to Gwen’s Best of 2009 Blog Challenge. Head on over to her blog and check it out! December 11: The Best Place. A coffee shop? A pub? A retreat center? A cubicle? A nook? This one was easy for me. As soon as I read the prompt, I knew what place I would be writing about. Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River. Life is old there, older than the trees, Younger
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