Category Archives: friends

Thanksgiving dinner ideas 2012

Despite my best efforts (aka begging,) I haven’t been able to snag an invite to a family Thanksgiving dinner for myself and fellow T-day refugee, BK. After wallowing in self-pity for a wee bit, I decided to see if we … Continue reading

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Catching up…..

So I turned 29 a few weeks ago, which means I’m now thisclose to 30 and that has prompted something of a miniature nervous breakdown. Nah, that’s the wrong word. Rather, it’s just caused a whole wealth of self-reflection as … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz Alcohol Appreciation #2: Northern California Chardonnay

BK and I’ve been on a quest to enjoy white wine, so we decided to have our second chapter of Santa Cruz AA focus on that most ubiquitous of Californian whites, Chardonnay. We ended up with about 15 bottles of wine, … Continue reading

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life is just a bowl of cherry plums …

My friend Megan’s new house is fantastic. Great location, beautiful old Victorian and former owners who really cared and kept it in good shape. She also has a good-sized yard with a small garden, a chicken coop, and several fruit trees. … Continue reading

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