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Bed-warming Options: Pros & Cons

This post is written in honor of all those wonderful places that are experiencing cooler fall weather, especially at night. If you live in a place that gets really chilly toward the end of the year, sometimes socks or flannel sheets aren’t enough. Here’s my review of all your various bed-warming options (feel free to comment with any I’ve forgotten): 1. Husband Pros: You get a heat source that’s the same size as your body — or larger — that  ...

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Lifestyle, On the Lighter Side

I Left My Heart in California

I never loved going to the beach. I didn’t hate it, exactly, but I could take it or leave it. It was a nice place to watch the sunset. It was also a bit of long drive to go and spend all day with burning sun and biting wind in your face. To wade around in brackish water that, after about five minutes, ceased to be exciting. To sit in the sand and eat soggy sandwiches that, no matter what, always managed to have as much sand and grit in them as ham or peanut butter. In fact, the sand  ...

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Lifestyle, On the Lighter Side

How Not to Be Weird

Sorry, I can’t actually give you a comprehensive guide on the subject. This is something each person has to figure out for themselves, through the exercise of poor judgment and the resultant embarrassing moment(s). I can, however, give you one guaranteed way not to be weird, from my own experience. If you ever hear the song “Seasons of Love” from Rent, and you think that “measure a year in cups of coffee” sounds like a great idea, well, it probably  ...

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Stormy Weather

This post was previously published in September 2017 while living in Beaufort, SC, during Hurricane Irma. I’m re-running it today on the occasion of Hurricane Dorian, which (thankfully) looks as if it’ll miss us completely. It’s been a tense weekend watching the weather maps as Hurricane Irma makes its way toward the East Coast. As of today, the time and place of its landfall remains only an educated guess. One thing seems certain, though — whichever unfortunate  ...

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