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Jan 23
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These are the BEST. They are warm, but not too warm. They stay on your feet with or without socks, and you can just slip them on without bending down. The soles are substantial enough that you can wear them outside, but they don’t make noise padding around the hardwood floors at night. They’re also washable— I’ve

These are the BEST. They are warm, but not too warm. They stay on your feet with or without socks, and you can just

Jan 13
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UNLESS it’s your nieces or nephews. Then I recommend buying loud toys as a way to continue to drive your siblings nuts. 

Jan 4
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Unfortunately the generations of treasures collected by both sets of grandparents were thrown out or distributed to non-family members (there’s a lot of family drama behind that but it doesn’t matter here). There are treasured things of my grandmother’s I might have wanted— like an antique pitcher and glasses that Read more

Dec 29
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My cat LOVES those plastic strips you tear off of plastic containers of salad mix. For years, wherever she is in the house, when I tear one off she runs into the kitchen. I tie a knot in it so it isn’t just a flat piece of plastic, and she carries it around for hours. Read more

Dec 16
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And PLEASE NO BAKED GOODS made in your own kitchen! I just don’t know how clean people are and I’m not into eating food from kitchens and people I don’t know well. It’ll go in the trash, even if your adorable kids made it (especially if kids made it— talk about a mess and no cleanliness in cooking!)

Dec 10
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Runner here. When I was younger I used to go running in the dark with a headlamp on. It took one guy coming up to me while **insert gross thing no one should do outside their home here** to put a stop to my running after dark. It was dark and I didn’t see him soon enough to avoid almost running right into him. Now, I Read more

Nov 24
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And you can do ALL these things and still wind up with crazy people who try to sue you, or people who just don’t pay. Read more

Nov 16
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Not all professors love teaching online (or had ever done it before), but faculty have been helping each other and taking online courses to improve. And online learning isn’t ideal for all our students, either. Some students know they do better in the classroom (we do have hybrid, some in class courses). So we’re all Read more

Nov 15
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I’m glad everyone is being safe. And best of luck to your parent on chemo. What a rough time this is to be going through that. 

Nov 15
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Actually, an update: We decided to cancel these plans. Too many high cases again in this area— the highest since April! Just the traveling alone, even without seeing the grandkids, (having to stop to pee!) makes me nervous. So we’ll have a zoom desert session or something.

Nov 13
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I’m a college prof and our semester ends before thanksgiving. It was a smart move, for sure, but means we’re cramming in a lot of work before that!

Nov 13
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The only safe way is to quarantine for at least 2 weeks before getting together. My parents are currently quarantining, as we are (we all have been since March anyway), and even agreed NOT to stop and see the germy in-school grandkids on the way here. So we’ll have a safe visit together with them. We’re even giving Read more

Oct 26
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I would love it if someone planted dandelions all over my yard. They’re beautiful and SO better for the bee population than just carpets of green pesticide grass. Read more

Oct 21
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You do realize there’s a party running for office who wants to (1) take away my right to marry (2) take away women’s right to their bodies (3) take away birth control (3) emboldens white supremacists and calls them “fine people” increasing their threat against people of color (4) wants to remove hundreds of thousands Read more

Oct 20
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Yeah, that’s easy to say if you’re someone whose actual rights and LIFE are constantly attacked by the current administration— an administration that is likely going to ramp up those attacks over the next 4 years. Must be nice to be so privileged that you’re insulated from the outcome of this major election.

Oct 16
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My chili is famous among family and friends. It’s simple and delicious. I’m not good at measuring, so everything is a guesstimate. Read more

Sep 24
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The Athleta ones are pretty decent but only bc I don’t wear my glasses when I run. Otherwise I’d be a hot foggy mess.
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Sep 18
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I once read that you should buy the cheap non-stick frying pans they sell at grocery stores for eggs and replace them every year. Totally worth it. They stay non-stick, and you can replace them before the coating starts getting funky and therefore unhealthy.

I once read that you should buy the cheap non-stick frying pans they sell at grocery stores for eggs and replace