Tag Archives: humor

How Your Boy Band Crush Secretly Determined Your Future

With the wave 90’s boy bands recently reuniting on stage, adult females are suddenly busting out faded concert t-shirts from the back of closets throughout America. 98 Degrees, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys have all decided to pretend it’s 1998 again, and for someone that regularly jams to the “Ace of Base […]

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Dawson’s Creek—Arguably the world’s most perfect holiday gift

Not to be all “poor me” but 2011 has been a terrible year for this particular blog writer. I know this might take some of you by surprise because I’m always so charming and witty in my blog posts…you’re welcome…but it’s not always sunshine and unicorns in my world (and if it was I’d be […]

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Confessions of a Broke DC Girl Trying to Get Her Hair Done

Due to several terrifying and interconnected factors (an empty wallet, unemployment, and some newly dead dreams) the situation on top of my head was rapidly getting out of control. I was beginning to look like a method actress preparing for the lead role in the Anna Nicole Smith story. Minus the rich husband and stint […]

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A brunch is a brunch is a brunch?

Late Sunday morning, I stood with friends at the outdoor host table at Level One at Cobalt in Dupont, queued up for a brunch table. It occurred to me that I do this relatively infrequently. I sometimes join friends for brunch at their behest, but I don’t usually bring it up myself. In fact, I […]

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How to Skype your way to romance

John and Abigail Adams had parchment and quills. Alfalfa and Darla had tin-cans connected by strings. And Barbie had Ken at her beck and call. Throughout history, famous couples have found new and inventive ways to make sure their sweet nothings get communicated to their beloved in full. For the modern-day couple on the go, […]

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A Girly Girl’s Guide to Bike Commuting

People are often a bit surprised when I tell them that I’ve taken up the habit of commuting nearly everywhere by bicycle. Their confusion is understandable – I have no history of practicality, athleticism, or being aware of my surroundings. In fact, the reasons that I waited so long to take a stab at cycling […]

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Fantasy Sports: Heroin for Nerds?

In my defense, he seemed so normal when I first met him. But perhaps I was simply blinded by his amazing ability to fix my Soviet-era toilet. I was still living in a small town in Crimea when a rumor went round the Peace Corps Ukraine gossip mill that a new American guy was being […]

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My Greatest Fear: Eastern Europe Edition

Greetings from Albania! I came here to do two days worth of work, but decided to extend that into a lengthier holiday. Thus, I am addressing you from the capital city of Tirana. I believed I’d be home on Friday, but due to an e-ticket reading snafu, I will actually retake DC by storm on […]

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Outside of the Beltway

Just writing a quick note to let you know that both Lindsay and I are currently far outside of the Beltway. Yes, even further than Ballston or something – I am in Albania, and Lindsay is in Maine. We are both enjoying enthralling holidays and will soon resume our routine of grumbling about DC restaurants […]

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When Old People Facebook: A Survival Guide

Since I previously discussed the humble beginnings of Facebook here, I would like to take this chance to reach out to the newest members of Facebook…anyone old enough to have listened to the Monkees on vinyl with rapture. When Facebook was first expanded beyond the college-aged world, most adults seemed skeptical about joining.  After all, […]

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