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.

Bánh Mì: The Best Sandwich in the World (a Second Stay at Home Date Night)

{Celebrate your courage: Send me a postcard.} .Homemade Pork Bánh Mì for Stay at Home Date Night The story behind my obsession with this sandwich Perhaps you too would have felt cranky and dubious if you’d been lost in Little Italy, dragging … Continue reading

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Jewel-toned one-pot pasta: Beets cleaning an extra pot

{Celebrate your courage: Send me a postcard.} I got the side eye from family members when I picked up beets for a new beef and beets pasta recipe I wanted to try, so I roasted the beets anyway and set them aside … Continue reading

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Friday night date night just got better, and cheaper, and did I mention I didn’t have to leave the house?

When our kids were babies, my husband and I would hurry home on Friday afternoons to squeeze in a quick bite in a restaurant before the clock ran out to pick the boys up from day care, our only time … Continue reading

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I might be a replicant

{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, but they were reluctant. Barbecue to the rescue. I assured them … 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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