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My Shoes Sparklez!

My Shoes Sparklez!

So November was my birthday month, all Lisa, all month, it was awesome and I highly recommend it. Especially if you can score summa these. My friend (also named Lisa, it’s kismet) had listened to me exclaim whenever I saw the elementary school girls at church with those awesome red glitter Dorothy shoes, or anything […]

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no suspenders needed

no suspenders needed

The chain the boys did not need for their DIY nunchucku was quickly appropriated by the Maker, who showed it off to me this morning in this fashionable and utilitarian application. He also carefully explained each tool in the new blue pocketknife (a much-cherished Christmas gift from his oldest brother — an exact replica of […]

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The 2007 Pre-Teen Boy Gift Trifecta

The 2007 Pre-Teen Boy Gift Trifecta

The gift thing is kind of low-key in our house compared to most people I know. However, the gifts our boys do receive get preferentially ranked by them in ways I would never predict. 3. Digital Entertainment: Pokemon and Pirates Well, this one I can predict; what surprised me was that it turned up at […]

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memorable men

My father was the oldest of five brothers. The youngest, Eddie, was my own age. Every year we made the eight-hour trip from the city up into the mountains of Kentucky to visit, and I was once again immersed in the wonderful and utterly foreign culture that was the life of a rural family with […]

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pink martini!

What a phenomenal find. China Forbes and her eleven swellegant friends (sixteen if you count the “touring” members, and believe me, they count) are pure sonic joy. Jazz, latin, lounge, swing, and vocal pop in every language; they are musicians, singers, songwriters, and I’ll bet they can dance too. ITunes categorizes them under “World,” “Latino,” […]

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bemine mixtape, part 4

bemine mixtape, part 4

I can’t quit listening to Cake! “Love You Madly” is awesome, and the Husband will dig the horns, being a former horn player himself and having an appreciation for them. The whole song just makes me want to turn on the oven, get out mixing bowls and flour and sugar, and tap big wooden spoons […]

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bemine mixtape, part 2

The Husband just read my blog and will now helpfully assist me in the making of his surprise mixtape. Ok, who told him I had a blog? As soon as he saw I was considering (I was only considering) Mariah Carey’s cover of “I’ll Be There,” he let me in on a little-known but scientifically […]

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