Throwback Thursday: Paris

From 2011-2012 Sean attended grad school at King’s College London while I completed my undergrad at UW-Madison. We’d been apart for an extended period of time previously, so the distance wasn’t new to us, nor were we devastated to be away from each other for so long. That being said, the same day I walked […]

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Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning

Yes, you read that title correctly. To celebrate the end of winter and the start of spring in Maryland, Annapolitans roast oysters and burn socks, like any normal, well-educated society would do. Thankfully, the fire used to burn those undesired foot shackles is not the same one used to roast oysters. Don’t be silly. The […]

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Kristen vs. The Sweet Gum Trees

I love nature. When we bought our little yellow house in April last year, I was ecstatic from the pictures of the exterior to see several large, old trees in the backyard. I’ve always romanticized the idea of living in a neighborhood with older trees. Something about it makes me feel like we’re doing a […]

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Book Review: The Sex Lives of Cannibals

It’s not what you think. Unless what you’re thinking is “are these books about the author, J. Maarten Troost, following his girlfriend/wife around the Equatorial Pacific island nations, and while she works hard he fills his time by experimenting with local hallucinogenics and briefly dives into the sexuality of people who may or may not […]

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Consumables: The List

PCS-ing can make you look and feel insane. I mentioned this once before when we were preparing for our first overseas move three years ago. I chronicled all the times I wanted to assure total strangers “I swear I’m not crazy” as I bought 15 cans of black beans (which was no where near enough) and […]

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