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Archive for April, 2009

Why I blog less often than I should

My home computer is very slow. I sit at a computer all day at work, so the last thing I want to do is go home and sit in front of a slow one. This is supposed to be a food blog, but I honestly can’t remember the last thing I cooked, let alone wanted to share with you, dear reader. Tonight for dinner, I had cereal.¬†

It feels so good to get this off my chest. (more…)

Somewhat older, growing wiser.

Best twenty-fifth birthday ever! >20 min. wait for a new license at the DMV, delicious dinner, DQ cake, friends, family, Easter candy, matzah ball soup, Mates of State, and not one but two Andrew Bird shows.

I won tickets from the Current for an exclusive in-studio performance. Who said compulsive redialing while at work doesn’t pay off??

Rox and I were lucky (or ballsy?) enough to snag front row seats!! We’re not hard to spot. (also see Rox’s photos here)

Everything’s coming up Iowa!

Today marks a historic day for the U.S., especially the state of Iowa. The Iowa Supreme Court rejected the state law banning same-sex marriage, opening the door to a constituional amendment that will be sent to voters. This state has a special place in my heart because I spent four years there, met some of the most important people in my life, and did most of the growing up that led me to become the person I am today. This makes me proud of the sometimes-underestimated state and its citizens. This is a small step (only 47 more states to go!) but I have faith that things will change for the better.

Since my life is slowly becoming more and more immersed in books (especially children’s), I think this quote from Dr. Suess is very fitting for a time like this.

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind, don’t matter and those who matter, don’t mind.

On a sort-of related note, I’ll be traveling to Iowa City next week to see the Hold Steady and visit some of our old haunts. What a great start to the birthday week!