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New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

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What I really need are goals for 2014, but I’m going to phrase them as resolutions because that’s more marketing friendly, right? Whatever. 2014 is the year I turn 40.  Yep. I cannot believe it.  I still feel about 30.  I loved my 30s, but my 40s will begin with the love of my life at my side, so I’m… Read more »

Christmas Tradition: Dinner with the gals

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One of the things my sister, mom, and I have done since I moved to Sacramento is go out to dinner, just the three of us, some time just before Christmas.  We usually go somewhere nice like Ruth’s Chris or in last night’s case Bandera.  It’s a great bonding time.  We have fancy drinks and splurge on a good meal…. Read more »

Top 5 things I love about Christmas

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What makes this Yuletide time of year so special? Below are the five things I enjoy…in no particular order. 1) Christmas specials – While I’m not a big fan of Frosty or The Grinch, I do enjoy a Charlie Brown Christmas.  One of the more obscure holiday TV specials I enjoy is the Claymation Christmas special.  It came out back… Read more »

More bumping: Lego Minifigures Series 11

As you might recall, in September, Paul acquired a few of the “grab bag” type minifigures from Lego.  A few weeks ago, we went to the Mall of America Lego store and acquired a few more. We used the combo bump code & feel up method to try and determine what minifigures lie in the green bags, but sadly, we… Read more »

Top Five Reasons Halloween is Awesome

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Not to start a Halloween controversy, but these are the top five reasons why I love Halloween.  Your reasons for enjoying this festival of frights, magic, and possible Celtic rituals, might differ, but this isn’t your blog, so moving on… Candy. Seriously, this is really the main reason I love Halloween as a kid. Of course, now I can buy… Read more »

Dating Chronicles: Thanks, but no thanks

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Anyone who has spent even a few minutes in the dating world knows that people can be less than nice…OK, down right rude.  Most of the time though, you just get radio silence.  It’s sadly rare to get a respectful blow off. Here’s the thing, rejection sucks.  The only thing you can do is treat someone the way you’d want… Read more »

Thankful: My parents are awesome!

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Today was insane. Moving is awful. Well, awfully stressful. It’s even more so when your stuff is 1,500 miles away and you are trying to coordinate its move. Luckily, I have been blessed with wonderful parents. I had arranged for the movers to come on Wednesday. All of the paperwork was complete.  We were just waiting for a time to… Read more »