Archive | September, 2011

On Online Dating and Online Shopping


Sad news for vegetarians looking for love: a “vegetarian” dating site was ordered to change its stripes after it was discovered that most of its members weren’t really even vegetarian or vegan. Now, it’s a dating site for “single people who lead a healthy lifestyle.” Who knew dating sites were so hyper-specialized? But, it begs […]

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Baked Cereal


      **Per my post about Banned Books Week, here are the events happening in Charlottesville today.** The sun’s been out for quite some time now, so I woke up naturally around 7 AM… panicking because I wanted to change this morning’s recipe. C’Ville Market and Whole Foods aren’t open until 8, so I trekked to the […]

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He Passed!


Well, Grady defied all odds and passed his final puppy class exam. I was a bit nervous when we got there and he went nuts playing with all of his friends for the last time. I didn’t think he could settle down. But settle he did, and it only took him two tries to get “leave […]

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Thursday Top Fives


Good [not rainy] morning: This “Top Fives” quiz is circulating around the blogosphere – I caught it on Clean Eating Chelsey. It will probably further confirm how boring my life is, but I’m happy to participate and encourage you to do the same… link me your answers! 1. Last Five People Talked to on the Phone: […]

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Nostalgia Salad


Last summer, Shaun and I were lucky enough to work in the same state [Good ol’ VA], which meant we saw each other pretty often, despite being in separate cities. We spent a lot of time at his parents’ house in Chesapeake – hanging with the family, enjoying the beach, having lots of wine, and […]

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Into the Wavves Archives…


In other news, I’m so glad I wrote about the Zombie 5K – Shaun and I now have a friend who agreed to run for his life with us! We’d welcome more people on our team, too. It is the zombie apocalypse, after all… there’s strength in numbers. I blogged earlier about the obsessive nature with which […]

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In Preparation for 10/31


You will soon learn that Halloween is my favorite holiday. I adore costumes, and Reese’s PB Cup Pumpkins (agh) and fall food. And, horror films, as a class of movies, are my favorite movies in the world! And candy corn. And pumpkin, and all things pumpkin related. Do not like parades, though. Count me out. So […]

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FYI:


The layout of the blog was updated today! Now, you can access old posts through categorized lists on each page. I hope this makes checking out old recipes, mixtapes, restaurants, etc., and keeping up with our wedding plans much easier than before! Please keep the suggestions coming.

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Oatmeal Test Kitchen: Coach’s Oats


When I discovered that the nutritional content of steel cut oats is negligibly different than that of its flattened-out cousin, the rolled oat, I immediately informed Shaun. Why must we stare at a pot for 25 minutes every morning when we can get the same nutrition in five? “It’s the texture,” he said of his […]

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Wavves at the Jefferson [9/26/2011]


Sandwiched in between Richmond’s oddly-named “Black Girls” and the loudest band I have ever seen live, “F*cked Up,” Wavves played a straightforward, hour-long surf rock set in a [to my surprise] nearly empty theater. What once was a  two-man group with California native Nathan Williams and formr drummer Ryan Ulsh has grown into a four-piece […]

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