Monthly Archives: October 2011

Art Therapy

Well.  I’m feeling much better. I told my boss I was taking the day off to rest and regroup.  Ask anyone who’s had the pleasure of socializing with me this week.  They will tell you that a) I was not … Continue reading

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This restful moment of fall splendor is brought to you by Saxapahaw. Oktoberfest is taking place just out of the frame to your left, and it’s rollicking. Bands, beers, food trucks.  Cars are whizzing along the bridge behind you, and … Continue reading

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Willie Nelson

I remember being a small child in the back seat of the car on family road trips, pressing my face to the window, and imagining animal shapes in the clouds.  Willie Nelson was on the radio. Willie Nelson was on … Continue reading

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Bacon Pageant

It was dark this morning.  Very dark.  It was also raining.  The week had been a little stressful, and my early morning self (who is an uncooperative punk) did not want to get out of bed.  But then I remembered: … Continue reading

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North Carolina State Fair

Well.  I did it.  I am the girl who cried at the State Fair.  Who cries  at the State Fair? It’s a Happy Place.  There are ferris wheels. There are obnoxious games, with more obnoxious prizes.  It’s great. It’s a … Continue reading

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Cooke Street Carnival

We had a huge time at the Cooke Street Carnival.  Just huge. Our advice booth was an unqualified success.  Fortunately for us, financial gain was not one of our goals.  We wanted to spend the day making friends, people watching, … Continue reading

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Yes. Yes to Everything.

Last year, the Cooke Street Carnival was ridiculously fun.  Ridiculously fun, and also moderately embarrassing, in that I inadvertently ended up competing in a donut eating contest.  It was my first eating contest of any kind, and it’s not a … Continue reading

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Fashion Victim

Last month I bought nine pounds of fashion magazines. I weighed them.  Seriously.  Nine pounds. The September issue of Vogue, actually, is all that carried me through the last couple of legs of our family Ireland trip, during which we … Continue reading

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The evening started something like this: with cocktails and a plan.  An impressive plan, if I may be so bold, and with mod sixties costumes.  And kazoos. See, Veronica’s getting married.  Soon.  What better reason to celebrate, and dress up and … Continue reading

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Yesterday I ran into my neighbor doing her homework.  She’s in preschool, and she was taking her mom on a nature walk. Why hadn’t I thought of that sooner? I had, actually.  It’s walk-to-work weather again. In the 25 minutes … Continue reading

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