I Was Upskirted and I Didn't Call the Cops

Chris and I were on our annual Mother's Day vacation, and we were at our favorite part of it: time with our dear friends, Katie and Paul, in Maryland. We treasure this visit every year. We usually try to find a couple of fun or unusual touristy things to do, and Paul will take a day or two off of work to play hooky with us. Katie had just finished up her first semester of nursing school, and I was excited that she was done with her finals by the time we were pulling into their driveway. (She kicked ass on her exams, by the way!)...more
IdyllicChick I was just in Columbia yesterday. I don't live far at all. I didn't know about that ... more

I Was Upskirted and I Didn't Call the Cops

Chris and I were on our annual Mother's Day vacation, and we were at our favorite part of it: time with our dear friends, Katie and Paul, in Maryland. We treasure this visit every year. We usually try to find a couple of fun or unusual touristy things to do, and Paul will take a day or two off of work to play hooky with us. Katie had just finished up her first semester of nursing school, and I was excited that she was done with her finals by the time we were pulling into their driveway. (She kicked ass on her exams, by the way!)...more
This is in Maryland? Ah, horrifying. I live there. I bet this kind of thing is encouraged ... more

Toxic Mold in My House Almost Killed Me

A post detailing how black mold in my house destroyed my health is a piece that I have been wanting to write for quite some time. It’s very long, but I've broken it down for you into digestible bites. There is also a quick rundown of symptoms and diagnoses for you on the last page, so feel free to skip to that page if you're in a hurry. So let's start at the beginning. I have spent numerous hours on Google trying to find answers to my questions about mold symptoms. If you came across this post from a Google search, you are probably experiencing some of the suffering that I have gone through. ...more
Thanks for sharing! That looks just like our laundry basement! :-( I'm so sorry to hear about ... more

Join Bloggers to Help Philippines Typhoon Victims

Soon after news of the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, my food writer friend Betty Ann Besa Quirino, who blogs at Asian in America Magazine, announced she was partnering with her cousin, Purple Yam chef Romy Dorotan, to organize a series of fundraising ...more
Thanks for inspiring me to donate directly to the Philippine Red Cross. I was actually donating ... more

Doing Whatever it Takes to Get People to Read My Blog

Somewhere here I stopped feeling like a writer.  Or a doer of house projects.  Or a researcher of toilets.  I turned into a version of myself that I had never met -- someone who would do WHATEVER IT TAKES to get people to read my blog.  The word that comes to mind is hustler. ...more
Oh, and nice outfit by the way! I would've definitely noticed you on the street (especially if ... more

Doing Whatever it Takes to Get People to Read My Blog

Somewhere here I stopped feeling like a writer.  Or a doer of house projects.  Or a researcher of toilets.  I turned into a version of myself that I had never met -- someone who would do WHATEVER IT TAKES to get people to read my blog.  The word that comes to mind is hustler. ...more
Hehe. A lot of us feel the exact same way, but only you had the courage to make a bold statement ... more

Fashion News: Isabel Marant for H&M Collection

Breathe, stretch and get prepared for another sold-out designer H&M collection. Designer extraordinaire, Isabel Marant, has partnered with the fab retailer to produce a winter collection for women and men. Yes, men will be included in an H&M special collection for the first time. Yes H&M. Yes. Marant, who’s been an in-demand clothing savant since ’94, is toting a chic collection that serves her signature Bohemian/gritty/androgynous aesthetic. Are you pumped? I certainly am....more
YES! Keeping my eye on this. more
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