Archive for January, 2009

Date Night

Saturday night excitement – dinner and a movie. We crashed the Olive Garden in Burlington, spotted a man who either had a very fuzzy ponytail or a mullet (I checked on the way to the restroom – it was a fuzzy ponytail), and dined on the finest Italian food. I had my holy trinity of […]

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Change is Contagious

I’ve been itching to redecorate for some time. However, given the obstacles (no budget, two roommies who think milk crates are fancy, and a NavyGuy who’d rather cut off his right arm than spend time shopping for home furnishings), the only thing that can get a makeover right now is the blog! Please excuse the […]

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Navy Briefing of the Week – FOD walk

Hello there fellow civilians! Welcome to my new Friday feature. I’m going to try to put up a Navy related post every Friday. It may be a glimpse into my upcoming life as a Navy spouse, or a tidbit from NavyGuy’s training, or just an explanation of some Navy related term or event that can […]

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My First Real Shout-Out and Award!

Random Friday, just hanging out, getting ready to babysit tonight, and all of a sudden – wham! I get an comment on a craft post from one of my favorite bloggers! Seriously, I found this girl on WeddingBee originally, then stalked followed her to her personal blog The Sunset House, and may have developed a […]

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First Week on the Job

The reports are coming out already that President Obama is running a more “casual” White House than his predecessor. The New York Times has this article detailing many changes in the customs, schedules, routines, and day to day events of the Obama White House. Here are some of the highlights: ~ President Bush had a […]

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Hearts a’ Plenty

The inspiration for this card was a) the heart patterned paper and b) this layout from Jen del Muro (I {heart} 2 Stamp blog). Sometimes a little outside inspiration is necessary in order to keep your layouts or designs from looking too repetitive. The strip of white paper on the right hand side was looking […]

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Random 25

I’ve been tagged on Facebook by one of my dearest buds (the future “Mrs. Gavin Rossdale”) with this little activity. The rules: Write 25 random facts, habits, goals, etc. about yourself. (You’re also supposed to tag 25 other people included the original tagger, but I’m not feeling in guilt-inducing mood, so I’ll just leave this […]

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Day Two in the Trenches – Update

An update on the globe debacle from yesterday – just received the following email from the classroom teacher: Don’t worry about the globe. It did belong to Admiral Cook of the Royal British Navy when he explored the South Pacific in the early 1800s, but it really isn’t that big of a deal… I’m just […]

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Day Two in the Trenches

More 6th grade fun today. I subbed at the same building as last week, so I had met some of the students previously. Lessons learned? 1. Lunch counts matter.After ten minutes of frantic searching for the “attendance folder,” the children helpfully informed me that it might be down in the office (thanks kids). By the […]

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Book Review: Outliers

Outliers: The Story of SuccessMalcolm Gladwellc2008, Little Brown and Company, 320 pages. The Least You Need To Know… author of bestselling books The Tipping Point and Blink; sociology information about why some people succeed above and beyond the norm; lots of famous examples (Bill Gates, the Beatles). Thesis… Extremely successful people (“outliers” like Bill Gates, […]

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