Tag Archives: Charlottesville

Wedding 101: My Final Thoughts


I find it funny when newlyweds say things like, “I LOVE being married!” It’s like marriage is some state of being rather than merely a legal recognition of a present fact, as if the relationship underwent some substantial change just because of the “I dos.” I can’t speak for Shaun, but I honestly feel no different than […]

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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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Listen Well, Will You Marry Me?


Some of life’s little moments kind of suck. Like moments when you’re greeted by this: The epic Battle of Living Room between Sir Grady and The Honorable Pillow I Think I Accidentally Acquired From A Former Roommate At Some Point occurred between 8:30 and 9:30AM this morning [history will never know]. Although there’s only been […]

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In Pursuit of Lifting a 90 Pound Puppy


Last week I spent some time [over?]indulging, half-assing workouts and wondering where I should take my fitness routine post-Half Marathon. After having to forfeit participation in the May sprint triathlon, I felt pretty lost without a new goal. I’m not quite ready to get back into running 5 times a week, although I’m tossing around […]

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How We Spent Other People’s Money


In case you forgot [which I’m sure you did, but I won’t hold it against you], I won something in February. I promised I’d let you know how we spent it, so here goes. But first, I have to preemptively address what I’m sure will be on a few of your minds after the post: […]

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I Have 180 Photos of Chickens on my Camera


I’m pretty sure Shaun and I reaffirmed our Weirdest Couple Ever title this Valentine’s Day when I got him a cookbook and he got me tickets to a farm. Not like a sexy farm,* a farm farm. With poop and tractors. So yesterday for Valentine’s Day, I sat on a wagon, trudged through mud and […]

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Wedding 101: The Spring Break Rush


The beginning of spring break was mostly devoted to knocking out a few wedding to-dos that were bordering on overdue. We made some pretty big strides and are pretty happy [and excited!] about the results. Honeymoon = Booked: We’ll be spending five weeks in Europe. We’re flying into Madrid and [currently] planning: Madrid –> Barcelona […]

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Puppy Updates, Part II


Shaun and I were feeling pretty optimistic yesterday afternoon. We spent the day walking around the city to kill time until we had to pick Grady up. I think we covered six miles, at least. We stopped in a new bike shop, explored Main Street, and generally enjoyed the weather. Grady’s doctor called around 4 […]

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Spring Break Snow?


We woke up to a pretty insane snowstorm today. In March. During Spring Break. Oblivious to the weirdness of a Spring Break snowstorm, Grady is making the best of it. Mostly by eating it, sort of by playing in it. Basically, having a blast.

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Recent C’Ville Studs and Duds


Last weekend was a pretty busy three-day-weekend for us. By busy, I mean busy experimenting with food and drink [mostly drink]. This week was a different kind of busy, the “too much work not enough time” kind, so I never got the opportunity to write about the awesome new things [and the less awesome things] […]

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