no love for McLean

July 23, 2010

Another chapter has been shut: I will never return to McLean, VA, ever again. It was strange being the girl that’s leaving when I was only there for barely two months. One of my bosses never learned how to pronounce my name correctly. Another decided that my exit interview would only consist of handing in […]

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June 24, 2010

I had a discussion with a coworker about food. I probably should have known better before getting into a debate with him about anything, since this is the guy who says things like, “I thought we already killed Osama bin Laden?” “Wait, you can’t get Splenda in Baghdad?” “Kyrgyzstan…that’s like Kiev, right?”

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Shabbat shalom, hey!

June 23, 2010

It’s nights like these that make me wish I was Jewish. The wonderful Yael was the gracious host for a Shabbat dinner last week. She cooked for twenty people. Twenty! A giant, juicy brisket. A trillion loaves of challah. More varieties of fresh summer salads than I thought was humanly possible to consume in one […]

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Oh, hello!

June 17, 2010

No excuses. I have to start out this post by mentioning that there should be no excuses for my lack of blogging. But… I should mention that I’ve been a bit busy lately, in the most positive way that someone can be busy. This weekend, for example, was a blur of barbecues, pride parades, frenzied […]

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Weekend update

June 6, 2010

I’m starting to figure out that I can’t really find the energy or time to blog during the week. I still cook a lot, but taking pictures, processing them, writing an entry and attempting to get the word out about my humble web log can take hours. And of course, it’s completely feasible to get […]

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Sunday Market

May 30, 2010

Farrell and I woke up at 7am this morning. On a Sunday. Seven AM. What’s wrong with us!? Now it’s just after 12pm and I feel like I’ve accomplished a trillion things already, including a long and lazy breakfast, some work on my wedding flowers, shipping off the wedding invitations, and a stroll to the […]

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An ode to DC

September 20, 2009

While I was studying abroad in Amman, Jordan, I planned a solo excursion to Thailand and Cambodia for three weeks after the semester was over. I may have been a bit naive about the idea, but family and friends bombarded me with requests to keep them constantly updated on my whereabouts and safety. My solution? […]

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Cannolis and gardening

May 19, 2009

What a busy sort-of non-busy week…if that makes sense? Spring semester is finally over, Fabio is back from being abroad for seven weeks, and I have about two weeks until I start my one and only summer class. Somehow, with all this supposedly new free time on my hands, I still feel like I’m always […]

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