Mea Culpa

Yeah, this one’s totally on me — the girl in the first row, on the elliptical machine by the window. My fault entirely. I take full responsibility. Yes, the second you leave me alone in the room, I will turn down your gawd-awful Today Show until I can’t hear it over my iPod, and I will turn off the…

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Sunset 12/27/10

I waked by the dining room table and realized that the light coming in through the closed porch blinds was orange-pink. And it wasn’t the Christmas lights. It was this amazing sky: This was taken with my iPhone and is not touched up at all. Simply breathtaking.

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Where The Eagles Stand

As mentioned earlier, today is Game Day. We’re off to Philly this morning to watch the Eagles vs. Redskins game at 4pm. Yup, tailgating and standing-room-only tickets and everything.Definitely something I’ve never done before. Luckily, I’m always game to try new things. FGB has told me lots of things I need to know beyond the McNabb move, like that…

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20 Not-So-Great Things About Dating a Writer

There’s a popular blog post being linked to discussing 20 Great Things About Dating a Writer. It’s all very peachy and SARKy and amusing and true. I would print it out and seal it with a kiss and give it to the Fairy GodBoyfriend in half a heartbeat. but… The other half of that heartbeat knows the dark side…

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Adding to The List

I’ve remembered a few items that I need to add to The Princess List: 22. Be in Mexico for Dia De Los Muertos (and see a parade) 23. Be in England for Guy Fawkes Day 24. See the sun set into the Pacific Ocean (July 2007) 25. Own a Hope Chest 26. See the D.C. Cherry Blossoms 27. Flush…

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The Princess List

I’ve been meaning to do this forever–and have been asked by countless people to do it–so without further ado, here it is: Princess Alethea’s List of Things to Do Before She Dies. I’ve had this list in my head since I was a very little girl, and I will try to remember as much as I can. I reserve…

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Driving Gloves & Limousines

My friend, author Nathan Long, recently commented on one of my Facebook status updates. Something he said reminded me of the gloves he wears while driving. Like an amnesiac with an epiphany, like a dream shattered upon waking, an entire week of my life came back to me. A few years ago, I spent a week in Los Angeles….

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There Is No Shopping Cart

Having a favorite song is like having a favorite movie or a favorite book. There are just so many that reflect different aspects of our nature…it’s almost silly to have just ONE. Once upon a time I made a list of some of popular bands, and which were my favorite songs of those bands. Some of the ones I…

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Mo*Con V: Kelli Strikes Back

(long story, but here’s the edited version): Bob and Kelli and I drove down to Virginia, woke Joe up from his nap, threw our suitcases (and four boxes of the LAST RITES chapbook) into Joe’s car, and started on our 10-hour drive to Maurice’s house. On the way we drove through Flushing, Negro Mountain, a Pony Pull, and October….

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