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Workplace Crafting

February 1, 2013
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My obsession with workplace organization and crafting clashed a few nights ago. I’ve been itching to get rid of some of my leftover crafting supplies from Christmas, and when I bought a $1 white board I knew just what I could use the leftover supplies for.…

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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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Fandom Family

the real reason why i love “new girl”

November 23, 2011
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A few months into my sophomore year of college, I started renting a room in a woman’s house. Besides her, two guys lived there, one in the room next to me and one in a pool house in the backyard. For the first few months I was very nervous around them and refused to open up (also, I was dating somebody who got jealous way, way too much). And then, gradually, I realized how amazing it feels to live with…

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Science

My privilege is showing.

July 13, 2011

What I am about to write is important to me, and I think it’s very important to my blog for me to take note of my biases, my privileges, my experiences. I live with scientists, and have been posing the question to them recently: does your personal experience, your bias, your privileges, your experience, do these things factor into how you interpret or accept new data?” This is important to the field of science. And, turning it inwards, I note:…

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Religion

The Power of Listening: A Maybetheist Interview

February 2, 2011
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What in the world could I possibly say about my friend Lauren besides the fact that she is pretty much one of the most amazing persons in the entire world (and I’m not just saying that because she reads my blog, but just in case she’s reading this right now [she will] – Hello, there!) Lauren has been a believer, a not-too-much-of-a-believer, a missionary, and a youth minister, and she’s only twenty-two years old. She has also stayed my friend…

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Religion Science

My past life experience from my life’s past

January 26, 2011
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I need to stop with these excruciatingly terrible titles. Almost a year ago, when I still identified as a Christian, I underwent a past life regression experiment with my sister and my brother-in-law. At the time, I wasn’t sure if I believed in the idea of past lives, but I decided to give the experience a try and see what happened. What did happen was, as I was just explaining to my friend, “trippy.” I remember the feelings of wanting to fly…

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As the year ends

December 31, 2010
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2010 was a lot of things for me. I moved three times. I was hospitalized once. I started two new jobs. Throughout the year, I did have my boyfriend to help me out and keep me centered, which I am extremely grateful for. 2010 is also the year that I can remember for the year in which I lost my faith. Which is why it’s funny that, at the end of the year, I find myself finishing up a book…

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