Author Archives: Marcy

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days, and writing my memoirs. I am a teacher and writer living in Connecticut.

If My Life Had a Soundtrack

This week’s Twisted Mixtape theme is “if my life had a soundtrack.” Well, it turns out my life does have a soundtrack, as long as you take a stroll with me through my YouTube channel. I hope it’s not too … Continue reading

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When winter gives you lemons…

When winter gives you lemons … make limoncello! Tart and sweet, crisp and cold, limoncello is a delightful after-dinner drink, and it turns out it’s easy to make at home. I just finished my second batch; my first try was … Continue reading

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Guilty pleasures, musically

This week’s theme for Twisted Mixtape is “guilty pleasures.” 1. “Staying Alive” by the Bee Gees By the time I reached high school, I had firmly placed myself on the rock side of the rock vs. disco schism that divided … Continue reading

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A landslide brought me down

 Image by Catherine (Creative Commons) When I worked as a wedding videographer, this happiest day of a couple’s life could be filled with orchids and doves, but it could also show the worst in a person. Bridezillas exist, and they … Continue reading

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101 things in 3 minutes

(Video link) “Reach out your hand if your cup be empty, If your cup is full may it be again.” –”Ripple” by the Grateful Dead I still feel the effects of completing 101 things in 1001 days rippling through my … Continue reading

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Wanted: Garbage-Eating Friends

“A plague o’ both your houses! They have made worms’ meat of me.” –Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet I cut the nub off a carrot, and at the familiar thwack of my knife on the board, I thought again of my … Continue reading

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Motivational mixing

Every now and then, I get motivated to do some jogging, which I loathe. It’s no surprise that it’s usually in the spring, when it’s time to end my long months of hiding from the cold. Before I think about … Continue reading

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Lost in Cuzco

During my first day in Peru last August, my mushy brain and I kept stumbling over simple questions. I had started at sea level 20 hours before, endured a cheap-flight marathon through five airports, and crashed in a hotel room … Continue reading

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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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