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Holiday Love

December 27, 2012

And it’s all over! José and I split our Christmas Eve between my grandparent’s and his parent’s house. I ended up deciding on the Maple Butternet Squash and Apple Soup that I found on FoodGawker for our soup-pot luck. It was a huge hit, which made me ridiculously proud. My family (besides my immediate family) has never tasted my cooking before, and it seemed like everybody was pleasantly surprised at my ability to not blunder in the kitchen. I also made…

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Days of Gifting – Snowy Tree Ornaments

December 8, 2012

This year I endured the startling revelation that most of my gift list consisted of groups of families. “Endured,” because I did kind of have to stumble around and moan about growing old for awhile. The good part of this, of course, is that I get to make cute, homey crafts for gifts, and thus–my documentation of my “days of gifting,” also known as “if I’m spending this much time doing crafts I would at least like a few Pins…

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Disaster Zone

December 7, 2012

This was our gorgeous living room floor before I decided to transform my school desk into a temporary crafting desk. As you can see, Jean was extremely interested in eating the fake greens. Note to self: wait next time. The clean-up process will be so much easier!…

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Holiday Cards from Paper Culture

December 6, 2012

This year is the first year that we’re sending out holiday cards (because fourth year together is the magic year…?). This is a tradition that is strong in my family, and one that mystified and annoyed the shit out of José, whose family had a lot of better things to do than put their faces on cards. But whatever because I did it anyway. I ordered these right before leaving for San Antonio, so in a pinch I threw some of our…

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Welcome Home

December 3, 2012

Jose surprised me by decorating for my homecoming from Texas. (Apparently, he couldn’t find a “Welcome home” banner, so he went with “Happy birthday.”) And he even let me have the penguin stocking. <3…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012! This year has been a little crazy, and a lot of awesome. I’m so grateful for the support and laughs with my family, and the acceptance and fun with my in-laws. But the bulk of my thankfulness is due to the boy, whose support makes every day bearable, and for our cat Jean, whose crazy faces are my constant companion. And also for good TV. And also for good dessert. And also for my contribution to the Thanksgiving…

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Domesticity and Dorkiness

November 20, 2012

I wanted to set aside a formal blog somewhere for me to record all of the beauty, home, cooking, nails, crafts, and other domestic things I’ll be doing soon! That will, of course, be balanced out by the nerdy, science-y, and generically geeky interests that I have. In essence, a blog that will neither interest nor please anybody but myself. Perfection.…

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Hey, ya

July 31, 2011

So I realize that there is no reason why my writing should be dependent on positive feedback. That would be selfish and self-delusional. After all, I am extremely honest with myself; whatever I put on the Internet has a very small range of influence. That being said: after the last few days, coming onto my Dashboard and seeing support that was Tumblr driven has, well, set me at ease. So thank you, Lawsonry, and every person who has shown me…

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This isn’t a democracy, it’s a cheerocracy.

July 15, 2011

Since a significant portion of my recent traffic and commenting numbers have been from people who vehemently disagree with me, I had to enact a commenting policy (this can be seen in the navigation). I don’t want people to think that I will be editing out their comments based on my dislike for their content. Everybody will be given many chances, unless they put personal information of somebody else in their comments or if they are posting anything defamatory or…

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Internet: conquered.

July 11, 2011

Well, I have finally made it, in terms of internet bloggers. Curiously, I did not feel that I had “made it” when I hit my official decade mark of blogging, nor did I feel it when I was interviewed for a book because of my blog. I feel it now because I was finally name-called on the internet. Apparently, I am “Bitchy, Entitled Feminist.” The best part of this is that, for some reason, I got referenced in a post…

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