Category Archives: Family

Today’s Coffee Was for the Birds

You know the saying that spilling your coffee is like the adult version of losing your balloon, or dropping your ice-cream cone? I think that is especially true if a) it’s your first of the day, b) it’s purchased from … Continue reading

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October 26th

October 26, 1991 was a different kind of day than I was used to. Cheerleading had become my entire life since 1987, and cheering at a game was nothing unusual. But on 10/26/91, cheerleading was different. For one thing, we … Continue reading

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Firsts, Fears, Fails, & Fall

I feel kind of like I’ve been holding my breath all year. Or rather, I held my breath for most of last year and then in the moment I thought it would be time to exhale, life doubled down. This … Continue reading

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Juicing, Day 8: Hot Girls in Hot Tubs

Tuesday, August 15th: Day 8 9:15 am Only 15 minutes from the start time in my app, I had my first shot of the day! Natural electrolyte. I feel groggy and down and think it’s partially from taking generic-brand Nyquil … Continue reading

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Back to NY, Day One — Nanny & Pop-Pop’s House

My third trip back to New York was for my best friend’s wedding. Shannon and I met in sixth grade, became friends in seventh grade, and BFFs in eighth. So it’s been nearly 30 years. We went through junior and … Continue reading

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On Days Like This

On days like this, time seems to fall away. The sun is at this one place in the sky, and everything looks golden, as if it were an episode of “Wonder Years.” It’s almost Fall and I see my hair … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Watch “Girl Fight” (2011)

  It is no secret that I love Lifetime movies, the more mockworthy the better. So I was fully unprepared for how genuinely good “Girl Fight” was. Perhaps it started out as not a TV movie? Not that TV movies … Continue reading

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