7-Day Art Challenge Day 4: Poetry

So, I’ve been talking a lot about visual arts in these posts. That’s clearly a huge part of my life these days, but at times I like to remind myself of my writing roots. My friend Tamera tagged me in a 7-day art challenge recently. The rules are simple: post 7 pieces of art and talk…

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I’ll tri anything, once …

So, Kevin is the awesomest brother in the world because he suggested a “fake triathlon” at our grandmother’s house (she lives on Lake Wylie.) This would help to ease my mind regarding any coordination issues that could with 3 sports in one event. Plus, it’d be a great excuse to try out my new tri suit!…

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Why I’m a sucky gift giver right now

Birthday spoiler alert warning for Elwood, Heather and Michael. I pride myself in being able to pick out gifts for people. I call it a, uhm, gift, if you will. Which is why it was so sucky for me in December when I could not, for the life of me, think of what to get…

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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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Happy birthday, Elwood

Elwood, you are one of the awesomest people I know and your birthday is the day we get to revel in that awesomeness (even if you are practically a Pisces). Chris and I made this poster to show you just that, although, you will see we weren’t the only ones that had our hands in it! Since…

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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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Cheers to beers with no boundaries

All it takes is a little imagination. Proof that friendships transcend even geography: Was twittering with my friend Todd in Seattle (who goes by ElwoodJBlues online) recently, and this is how the conversation went: Me: Elwood!!!! (hi) Todd: Melissa! Hiii! You spiked your coffee today, didn’t you? Me: haha no, but good idea … 😀 Then our…

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Fun things I have gotten in the mail this month

1. A Christmas CD from Michael that absolutely rocks. 2. An empty beer bottle from Elwood (will explain later, I promise.) 3. Presents! Of course. Fun things I haven’t gotten in the mail this month: 1. A Christmas card from  my grandmother telling me she’s not buying me a present this year. (My brother and sister…

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