Pure Goodness

These are all of the things that happened this weekend

It is Monday.  Again. Monday is a difficult way to spend 1/7th of one’s life. However, I’ll have you know that the weekend was a raging success.  I moved all of my earthly belongings out of my apartment and into a storage unit – mainly thanks to my mom (who packed my entire household while…

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Secret project: revealed

A few times, I’ve mentioned the fact that I’ve been working on a secret project. And each time, I’ve thought, “I’ll tell everyone what I’m doing soon” – but it just hasn’t happened.  I’ve written about things like Zumba and ants and Tom Hanks as Animals instead – because I just couldn’t help it (and…

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“Thirty-five boxes can’t be wasted”

Just when you were starting to forget it, I’m bringing up the song again. In response to my video, Lärabar sent me the most wonderful package containing, among other goodies, 4 boxes of Cocoa Môlé.  That’s 64 bars – I’LL NEVER GO MÔLÉ-LESS AGAIN! I love Lärabar.

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Songbirds

My friend Haley Shaw is utterly lovely.  She sings like an angel, and is wicked smart and real, and is one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever seen up close. I’ve been listening to her song “Iowa City” on repeat this week.  It’s good, y’all.  Real good. There are these two other girls in…

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Holy Môlé

The best LÄRABAR that ever existed was Cocoa Môlé – but earlier this fall, they retired the flavor, so I gnashed my teeth and tore my sackcloth. But late on Friday afternoon, Miranda pointed me toward an announcement on their Facebook wall: We just uncovered 35 boxes of Cocoa Môlé (16 bars/box). It’s the last…

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Something wonderful is about to happen

I never thought the day would come, but here it is: I have officially outlived Kurt Cobain. Today is my 28th birthday.  I’ve waited ALL YEAR for August 4th, and it’s finally here.  Not to make a big deal out of it or anything, but… okay fine.  I am the birthday girl!  Yippee! I’m so…

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More than enough

It’s Friday, and there’s no humidity in Colorado, and last night I walked 10 miles instead of my normal 7.  I’ve hung out with friends (I have friends!) the last two nights in a row, and tomorrow I’m taking my family on a date.  It’s a fantastic hair day and I’m caught up on “Lost”…

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Things to look forward to…

… in reverse order: Christmas (duh) Thanksgiving (double duh) A destination-to-be-determined trip in October Kyle & Emily’s wedding Josh & Meg‘s wedding A visit from Christina A mountain climbing vacation… … with these dear boys Brook & Cara’s wedding A Gretchen Peters show A visit from Josh & Meredith Sarah’s college graduation A Sugarland concert…

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Burning Daylight Foods

One night last fall, I came home to find a package from my friend Dani.  I opened it up, and – SCORE! – homemade granola!  Belying my civilized charade, I promptly ripped open the bag and poured it directly into my mouth.  Yes, like a savage. Except it was not granola.  It was oatmeal. Shocking.…

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Don’t tell me it’s not worth tryin’ for

Remember that time in 4th grade when my class had a contest to see who could best sing Bryan Adams’ “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”? I suppose I haven’t mentioned it yet. Any willing participant had a chance to stand in front of the class with the Walkman headphones on and sing…

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