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My Furniture Obsession or Why I Love IKEA

Have you ever noticed the smell of furniture from IKEA?  It’s there. Maybe it’s the scent of Swedish meatballs combined with particleboard that makes me want to buy build it yourself furniture.  Or maybe it’s genetic.  As I’ve previously stated,  pretty well known fact that the women in my family have this thing with rearranging the furniture in their houses. … Read more »

What time is it?

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Since I’m currently seeking employment, I don’t have a regular daytime routine.  Also, since I recently moved across two time zones and into a place with my boyfriend, I have quite a bit to get used to…many changes happened over the last week.  Not to mention that thing in Wyoming… The weather might be contributing to my confusion too.  It’s… Read more »

Springtime in the Midwest

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Apparently, Mother Nature isn’t just crazy in California.  She’s also nutty here.  Someone forgot to tell her that it’s late April and time for warmer weather.  So, now it’s snowing.  I know that I’ve seen people lamenting the fact that there have been blizzards blowing through the Midwest for the past few months seemingly non-stop. It’s all over the Twitter… Read more »

Road Trip to Minnesota: Day 5 – South Dakota & Home

We woke up in Rapid City.  South Dakota has always had a place in my heart.  Members of my family are from the western part of the state.  It’s been one of my goals to visit those roots.  But, we had a bigger goal in mind…getting home!  So, we set off for the 10 hour drive.  Maybe it was only… Read more »

Road Trip to Minnesota: Day One

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Anyone who has ever moved as an adult hates packing.  Even though I purged and purged, I was still forced to leave crap behind in California.  The essentials, sadly not including wine, were all that would fit into my Beetle. In a frenzy, I had to decide what was needed (clothes for job interviews) and what could wait, (wine, fancy… Read more »

Goodbye, Sacramento. Hello, Minnesota

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The past two weeks I have been experiencing a lot of endings. Today I am unemployed. Work is over until I can find a new job or a new job finds me. I’m OK with this because I need a little break. Yes, it’s slightly worrisome, but I have a lot of beginnings to focus on now. Well, I have… Read more »

Relationships 2.0

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“That will change…”  I have heard this and other comments about my burgeoning relationship that are clearly a reflection of the talker’s own unhappiness with their relationship. I have heard too many damn people try to tell me that I am going to fall into traditional roles in my relationship.  Apparently, these people know me and my boyfriend better than… Read more »