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Mun-ick.


In my defense, I’ve now given this city two tries. I certainly don’t dislike all of Germany. I’ve been to a lot of the tiny towns in Bavaria and the Black Forest and they are lovely and fun and serene. I love the language, it’s so precise. But for some reason, Munich doesn’t do it […]

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When in Siena, Dance with Old Italian Men.


It really is all about the old men. You’ll see. But old men aside, I’m having a really hard time writing this post because I can’t simultaneously (1) get it down to a manageable length and (2) accurately capture our Senese experience. Siena, Italy was the fairy tale land of the trip, the shut-the-f-up-you’re-not-real European city. Everything was […]

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Senatus Populusque Romanus.


Anyone who knows me knows that I adore Rome. I romanticize it. I constantly talk about it. Constantly. When Shaun found a way to work it into our honeymoon travel itinerary I practically married him on the spot. But then I fantasized about how awesome a Roman wedding would be and decided it would be best […]

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Nice. It’s really nice.


Of the cities on our honeymoon that I had never been to [Barcelona, Nice, Siena, Amsterdam and Brussels], I’d say I had the most preconceived notions and skepticism about Nice. I pictured something out of a Fitzgerald novel: beautiful, expensive people doing beautiful, expensive things in expensive cars and expensive swimsuits along the coasts of […]

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Barcelona in a Heat Wave.


In Barcelona, I got peed on. I mean this 100% literally. I got peed on by a little girl who apparently was NOT COOL with waiting in line for the bathroom. So while I was patiently waiting my turn, the tiny child behind me let loose. Her father stared as I reeled and nearly lost my […]

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Madrid, Old Men, and Magical Elixirs.


Shaun and I make DAMN good sangria. In fact, it’s SO good that it won a sangria-making contest at a work event last summer. People asked me for the recipe. It was awesome. If that win was the crowning achievement of my entire professional career, I probably would have been fine – until I went […]

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And We’re Back.


Oh hey. We’ve returned. After being married for approximately 0.00294 seconds, Shaun and I peaced the continental U.S. for a massive Tour de Europe. For the last month and a half, we’ve been frolicking around foreign lands. We frolicked SO HARD that I broke something!!!! But that was in city #6, so you’re going to have […]

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Hello, World.


We got married. [Copyright 2012 Joyeuse Photography] We had great food: Danced a lot: Got crazy in a photo booth: And had good times with best friends: Now please excuse us as we recover from a six-day leftover-wedding-cake-for-dinner binge [sorry, jeans], finish moving into our new Philadelphia apartment, and take off for a five-week post-bar/honeymoon/last […]

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Here is A Non-Exhaustive List of Stupid Things I Bought While Studying for the Bar:


Well, the Bar Exam is over [!!!]. Not going to lie, it was grueling. The first day [the essay portion] I honestly felt great.  I’m comfortable with my answers – at the very least, I answered every question and I feel some of them were on point. The second day, however, is another story. I’m […]

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One More Read Before I Go.


These days I remind myself a lot of my SodaStream’s* carbonator: highly volatile, best left sitting perfectly still in a cool place to avoid the risk of sudden explosion. I’ve got a laundry list of complaints about life, including a complaint about the phrase “laundry list of…” What the heck is a laundry list, and […]

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