Monthly Archives: January 2014

My Third Blogoversary, and Life Without a List

My third year of blogging was my favorite so far. I was consumed with completing my list of 101 things in 1001 days, and I had a lot of fun with plenty to write about. (Related post: Year in Review, … Continue reading

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For the Record: The F.U. Sharp

I was watching The Daily Show and heard one of my husband’s jokes come out of Jon Stewart’s mouth as he discussed the Gov. Chris Christie scandal: “I think I finally figured out the tone he set: F.U. Sharp.” Surely … Continue reading

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New life amid the polar vortex

“If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.” — Henry David Thoreau I called myself out back in November for not giving an earnest effort to grow sunflowers even though I had checked … Continue reading

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New to Me

The theme for Twisted Mixtape this week is songs that were new to me in 2013 (or thereabouts). 1. “Love Interruption” by Jack White I was already a big Jack White and White Stripes fan, but I heard this song … Continue reading

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Home cooking challenge: You have 30 minutes. Begin.

Ready? Open your basket. You take out a fish you’ve never cooked before, a breakfast food, a curry paste, and a couple of small turnips. You have 30 minutes to cook dinner. Begin… Since I’m hooked on the cooking show … Continue reading

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How to complete 101 things in 1001 days, a guest post

I’ve written before about how much completing my list meant to me, but just how should you go about making and completing a list of 101 things in 1001 days? Please check out my guest post today at Pick the … Continue reading

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Abstract lights

I avoided nagging my husband about putting away the Christmas tree, and aside from the household peace, there was an unexpected benefit. I loved trying out the photography challenge to create abstract light shots. OK, now that tree must go.

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