A bottle of red, a bottle of white … it all depends upon your appetite …

Crystal reminded me recently that I haven’t done a blog post about my kitchen. You’ve seen some other rooms in my house: guest room, closet, hallways, and my master bedroom. So, here’s my kitchen: The house was built to spec, so we got to pick out the tile, (which you see in the backsplash above),…

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The world is my oyster (and so is Charlotte on a Tuesday night)

— It ain’t easy turning 32 on a Tuesday. I mean, who wants to go out on a school night? Well, apparently I have some of the coolest friends in the world because my birthday kicked ass and I didn’t even expect it to. We went to a hibachi grill for dinner (Kabuto), and beers…

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You are what you carry in your pack

Chris B. asked me last week to write a gear list regarding what I took, should have taken, and shouldn’t have taken on my recent trip to Mount Mitchell for winter camping. So, without further adieu, here it is: Head to toe Here’s what I wore on my trip: Balaclava – I fought against one…

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I’m so hydrated you can’t even see my pee

Gear I would not do this trip again without: In addition to the usual stuff, of course … – Yaktrax – attaches to your hiking boots to make them easy to walk in snow/ice – Toe Warmers – I used to think they were a luxury. In this weather, they were a necessity. Next time, I will…

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What’s wrong with drinking bath water, anyway?

Kids. I don’t have any. I don’t want any. But don’t say I don’t love them. I absolutely love them. I’ve spent the past few days babysitting for my nieces (ages 3 and 1) while Kevin and Jenn are on vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico), and I have learned a few things about kids: =…

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Enjoy family, buy local, and sidewalks are there for a reason.

I’ve been in Greenville, S.C., for the past two weeks – as you probably know, my sister had her baby on July 31 and I’m here to get to know him, help her and her husband out, and enjoy some quality time with family. I’m staying at my aunt’s house – 2.5 miles away from…

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Am I the only one that likes rainy days?

Every time the forecast calls for rain I hear a collective moan among seemingly everyone but me. I absolutely love rainy days during the summer months. Rain in the winter pretty much sucks, I’ll give you that, but today I look out Chris‘ windows (I opened them, of course, as the rain cools everything off…

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No sex. No chasing the dog. No future talk.

So today is the big day: Today is the day I bundle up in the warmest, lightest-weight clothes I have and go sleep in the woods. In the winter. Like a crazy person or a hobo although I am neither (the crazy person part is arguable.) My fellow crazy persons in crime turned out to…

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On cold coffee and Lite-Brite declarations

Elwood tagged me and although I’ve done this one before, I figure there’s no harm in telling you 7 more things that you don’t know about me right? So here goes: 7 things you don’t know about me:  1. I am allergic to tarter-control toothpaste. At least, that’s what a dentist told me once. I…

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Today, the world smiles. And I’m getting there.

Things may not be right with me and my heart right now, but today is good despite it. I started  my day eating right – 2009 is a year of renewed health for me. The past couple of months I’ve just been eating whatever I want, and that’s not working too well for that extra…

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