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Shop con Queso: My Own Austin-Inspired Store

May 22, 2014

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Ever since I was about five, I’ve always wanted to have a store. That was always my big grown up dream … but it never involved a big grown up store. The image of the perfect shop has been pretty consistent since Sesame Street was my primary form of entertainment. And with that inspiration, it would be on a street like this. It would have an awning outside and an old kelly green door that sort of creaked and rang a bell when you entered. It would smell like gardenias and old wood. And it would be filled with pretty things and candy. My friends and I would sit in the back of the store all day and play cards and talk to visitors. Oh and everyone who came in would get a sugar cookie. I never knew what the name of this store would be, but it would have the word shop in it that wasn’t spelled like shoppe. Because that’s ridiculous.

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Valentines Finds

January 15, 2014
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Valentines Day is next and I’m already thinking in pink, red and white.  Plus, now that we’re in this weird, purgatorial No Man’s Land between New Year’s Resolutions and Thin Mints Deliveries, I’m dreaming of sweetness. And here are a few things I gonna need to get this party started.

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Mexican Jumping Beans Are Real.

October 28, 2013
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So as I was heading home from Camp Mighty last week, I had a layover at the Phoenix airport, where I stopped in at the magazine shop to find some useless reading material. And as I was checking out, I kept hearing these clicking noises coming from small plastic boxes stacked up on the counter in front of me. Each box was filled with these little nut looking things that would sort of pop up every once in a while, and next to the whole collection there was a sign that said ‘Mexican Jumping Beans Are Real.’ Continue Reading…

Cool LEGO and Toy Storage

August 20, 2013
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The other day, Harry was at his grandparents’ house, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to ransack his room and give away at least half of the items contained therein.

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Type on Type

August 12, 2013
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At least once a month for the last two decades, someone asks me what my Myers-Briggs type is. I assume this is what ‘what’s your sign?’ was in the 1970s. So, after being asked like 11 times, I first took the test in the 90s and every once in a while, when I’m super bored, I’ll take the test again.

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A Ridiculous Tale of Incoordination + Discoloration, Told in Three Parts. Act III: The Finale.

December 14, 2012
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Welcome to Part Three of the tale of broken bones, black eyes, failing, falling and flying. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Where have you been?! Living your life in a wonderfully fulfilling way? Oh, I see. Well, here you go then…A recap for you: Act One.  Act Two.  Caught up? Okay.

So Jenny and I were going to fly on the flying trapeze. And have you met us? It was a terrible idea.

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