Category Archives: travel

Wine Review: Holman Ranch Sauvignon Blanc

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Ah, white wine. Most people associate it with warmer times of the year, but I enjoy it year round.  The good people at Holman Ranch sent me a bottle of their 2012 Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc. It was crisp and light with a hint of citrus…possibly grapefruit? Previously, I’d tried their 2011 Sauvignon Blanc.  This one is just as good…. Read more »

An evil wedding registry? Honeymoons vs gifts

One thing I’ve realized from reading various wedding websites is that everything outside the norm is controversial.  And if you don’t have your etiquette down to a T, you’re an awful, awful person who probably kicks kittens for fun. Seriously, people need to calm the hell down. We’ve done something that might cause a few of the more traditional folks… Read more »

Driving Nice: That’s not a lane, Minnesota

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Growing up, I heard my parents talk about how awful the drivers in New Jersey were. We lived there briefly when I was child, but it was long enough to put an indelible mark on my family’s collective psyche…and my accent sometimes. Regardless, when we moved back to California, any time someone would drive poorly, they always made a Jersey… Read more »

Whiskey Tango Plates

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Today while driving back from lunch, I noticed an odd Minnesota license plate.  Now, Minnesota has a TON of different kinds of license plates on the road.  Just look at this 11 page list from the Department of Public Safety.  Yep, 11 pages! Regardless, I thought I’d seen one before and had wondered at its plainness…which usually is reserved for… Read more »

People of the Minneapolis Skyway

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Over the past two months, I’ve noticed patterns people have while wandering through the Skyway in Minneapolis. First of all, as far as I can tell, Macy’s is the worst place to be between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM on any given weekday. You basically have to walk through half of the second floor to get from one building to… Read more »

Coffee addiction enabled

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While at BlogHer13, I won something… a Keurig coffeemaker. All I did was tweet about how I enjoyed the Brew Over Ice tea. They put a giant chunk of ice in a plastic cup, put it under the Keurig and bada bing! Perfect iced tea. I actually went back for seconds… While I have enjoyed using these machines at other… Read more »

Exhaustion Chronicles: Moving sucks

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I’m pretty sure moving is akin to having a baby. The process of the physical labor necessary is awful, but once it’s finally over, you feel it was worth it. OK maybe not. But, I do love my new apartment. I feel like a grown up with a grown up place. I want friends and family to come over and… Read more »