Author Archives: Marcy

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.

I may be a replicant, fun with filters, and awaiting my pedometer

{Send me a postcard} After watching the fascinating film Ex Machina, I fell into a rabbit hole reading about the Turing Test, sidled over to whether the Blade Runner replicant test counted as a Turing Test, and ended up scoring … Continue reading

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My 5th Blogoversary, and Love on a Copy Machine

Today is my 5th blogoversary. Five years of blogging! It’s been fulfilling to make connections with people around the world, some drifting into my life and others drifting out as our interests have changed, all documented here in living color. I … Continue reading

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Year in Review 2015: Just When I Thought I Was Out

{Celebrate your courage. Send me a postcard.} I slowed down with blogging in 2015 and didn’t write a single post for the month of June for the first time since I began in 2011. Just when I thought I was … Continue reading

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What I Ate on Christmas: Lasagna, Roasted Pears, and Fudgestravaganza

With my older son home from college, Christmas was more special than ever, and I cooked up a festive meal to celebrate. As with our long-standing tradition, I threw an already-assembled breakfast casserole into the oven when we awoke, and … Continue reading

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The Bushnell Park Carousel, a Delight with Barbecue to Boot

With a wide-open Saturday and a new camera lens, I longed to visit the Bushnell Park Carousel on a crisp November afternoon. I wanted my family to come along. Barbecue to the rescue. I assured them 30 minutes, tops, for … Continue reading

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Donate my ponytail

Donating my ponytail to @Pantene #8or8 #beautifullengths #pantenebeautifullengths A photo posted by Marcy (@marcytootimid) on Oct 25, 2015 at 6:58am PDT . I cut off my ponytail, and I am donating it to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths program, which creates real-hair wigs … Continue reading

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Examine the LARPers: How to Tell New England Fairs Apart

Fall in New England is a wondrous time, with fairs of every size and shape vying for attention. It can get a little confusing, though, so here’s a handy field guide to figuring out just where you are. Who are the … Continue reading

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From Trafficgeddon to Trampolining

I’d vowed never to return to the Big E after my last gridlocked visit, wall to wall elbows while I directed my little boys to look at the just-hatched chicks, or the monster trucks, or the world’s best fried dough. … Continue reading

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10 Things I Learned from Naked and Afraid (and a Perfect Connecticut Afternoon)

10 things I learned from the survivalist reality show Naked and Afraid: 1. After a few awkward minutes, no one will care if you’re naked in the wilderness. 2. There’s good naked and bad naked. (OK, I learned that one … Continue reading

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I gave a speech and it was this big

SheKnows Media posted the speeches from the #BlogHer15 conference, and I finally got to see how my speech went down, free from the fog of memory and fear. I cued it up below to start one minute in, after my introduction … Continue reading

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