“Owl” have to keep this
By     |    Jun 14, 2016
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“Owl” have to keep this

I bought this lovely Sam Wilson tea towel at Cornflower and Calico, a beautifully curated housewares shop in the lovely village of Stroud, in Gloucestershire, England, to have “on hand” for a gift…turns out that gift was actually destined for myself. Once I had it in my kitchen, I couldn’t just let it leave. Sorry, whoever may have been my next pick – I’ll try to make it up to […]

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Why I’m Changing My Christmas Birthday
By     |    Dec 31, 2012
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Why I’m Changing My Christmas Birthday

Mark your calendars now…my next birthday is officially been changed (by me) to sometime in January or February instead. I am a Christmas baby by birth. Not a Christmas Eve baby or a Boxing Day baby or any of the other days in December, who I understand also have to deal with birthday-related weirdness (my condolences, I assure you). It’s just the way it is. You can change your name […]

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False Dilemmas
By     |    Aug 30, 2012
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False Dilemmas

People really seem to beat themselves up over certain choices.  The pulses race. The minds flip flop and then settle. The camps get divided — and heated. But there are many things that are framed as “either/or” choices that really aren’t just either/or. Forcing you to pick a “side” on these types of debates means that you have to dig yourself a trench and face giving up the benefits of […]

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Upcycle Your Old Floppy Diskettes into Even Older Technology…a Notepad
By     |    May 3, 2012
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Upcycle Your Old Floppy Diskettes into Even Older Technology…a Notepad

If you used a computer in the ’90s, chances are you used floppy disks to store your files at some point. I recently came across four mystery diskettes and after getting the files off them (which took a trip to the archival team at the University of Texas at Austin Library–ha!) I wasn’t sure what to do with the disks. Were they recyclable? Turns out they were, in and in […]

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960 Saturdays Before Your Kid Leaves Home at 18
By     |    Feb 17, 2012
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960 Saturdays Before Your Kid Leaves Home at 18

There I was, quasi-yawning through a parenting magazine the other night a few minutes before midnight, and the words seared in my brain. “You will only have 960 Saturdays with a newborn until they go off to college.” Only 960 Saturdays? Could it possibly be true? Well, my darling Benjamin is already five. That means more than 260 of our Saturdays have been already spent, and although I regret nothing […]

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My Salute to Pain Au Chocolat
By     |    Jan 19, 2012
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My Salute to Pain Au Chocolat

Or, “croissants with a bunch of yummy chocolate in the middle” if you prefer. Either way…heaven! Thankfully, they are becoming more common here in the States. I find it incredibly hard to turn down a chance to buy one, even if it’s from a chain store and not a cute bakery somewhere.  A not-so-hot pain au chocolat is still miles better than just about anything else, and I will gladly […]

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Things That Make Me Happy: Panning for Gold on the NYC Streets
By     |    Jan 3, 2012
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Things That Make Me Happy: Panning for Gold on the NYC Streets

This video makes me want to get out there and pan myself! Which is bat-guano level crazy, most likely. But what an interesting story! A big thanks to my main squeeze, Nick, for sharing. Good luck with the gold rush, XXOO Sassy G.

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Parody Song Lyrics: You’ve Got a Frenemy
By     |    Oct 31, 2011
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Parody Song Lyrics: You’ve Got a Frenemy

So, here’s a confession. I love pretending I’m Weird Al. I love singing, and almost as much, I love purposefully butchering songs. Here’s one I came up with in the car with Nick. Don’t take it personally…it’s not about you….it’s about someone else. I pinky swear. Ahem. Sung to the tune of Randy Newman’s, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story You’ve got a frenemy You’ve got a […]

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Lil’ Roni: Fuzzy Gangsta Cover Star
By     |    Jul 27, 2011
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Lil’ Roni: Fuzzy Gangsta Cover Star

Okay, if you EVER wondered…which city has the most adorable pets magazine?…you may now rest your weary grey cells. It’s Tulsa, OK. What is it that makes it the most adorable? Is it that the photographer actually captured what appears to be a smile on the strawberry-gnawing cutie’s little guinea lips? Or, the fact that Ronnie is looking into the camera, as if he knew it was his moment to […]

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What Facebook Thinks of Google+…
By     |    Jul 26, 2011
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What Facebook Thinks of Google+…

Mysteriously, I couldn’t post Google+ to my Facebook wall the day I read the announcement. Coincidence? Only the Wall knows…

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