Tag Archives: that’s so punny

Appointment at Tooth-Hurty

Her hands are in my mouth, poking, scraping, setting up X-ray cards. I bide my time for a chance to complain. I stare at a spot on the ceiling, bright blue sky, white clouds, pink spring blossoms in the corner … Continue reading

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If I Knew You Were Coming, I’d’ve Baked a Cake in a Shoe Box

I’ll admit it: I am drawn to the kooky. Whether it’s a challenge to host a Spambalaya Jambalaya dinner party, visit kitschy roadside attractions, or make guacamole ice cream sandwiches, I’m your woman. And since I never know when something I should … 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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What I Ate on Christmas: Getting Figgy with It

Warmth (Daily Post Photo Challenge) With older teens at Christmas, the focus isn’t much on the presents anymore. It’s on relaxing together as a family, listening to Christmas music, and coming up with some special food I don’t serve during … Continue reading

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Fitbit to be Tied, Part 1

I was only two or three minutes into David Sedaris’s piece about his love for the Fitbit when I knew I had found it — the new gimmick that would motivate me out of my lethargy and get me moving … Continue reading

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Ketchup with Me: Guess the Mystery Meal (Part 2)

Previous post: Guess the Mystery Meal: A Ten-Part Series (Part 1) I made the first component of my mystery meal: homemade ketchup. As Chef John explains: “This takes a long time to make, it’s not that much cheaper, but at … Continue reading

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Three Lies, the Sequel: Straight Outta Cowpton

{My previous Three Lies post} Can you spot the three lies? Regular readers will spot some of my truths, but can you spot the three lies? Guess which three of these statements are lies in the comments. I drank milk … Continue reading

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Zorbing: A Gigantic Hamster Ball and the Meaning of Life

“The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.” — Albert Camus I’ve declared repeatedly how empowering it is to face my fears and bask in my newly expanded comfort zone, … Continue reading

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Hiking the Inca Trail, Day 1: Peruvian Flatlands

“Put one foot in front of the other And soon you’ll be walking ‘cross the floor.” –Kris Kringle, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town Day 1: Km 82 to Wayllambama, approx. distance: 7 miles (11 km), approx. time: 5-6 hours … Continue reading

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