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iPads In Paradise (Or, Kids Destroy The Darndest Things)

September 4, 2012

This is one of the pool areas of the Azul Beach Resort on the Mayan Riviera. To say that it’s beautiful is to understate things dramatically. It’s BEAUTIFUL, in a way that you can only express in italicized capital letters. That said, if you’re a kid – specifically, an eleven or twelve year old kid [...]

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Sparkles And Glitter And Other Things Little Boys Are Made Of

August 16, 2012

Jasper likes dresses. Princess dresses, mostly, but sometimes also fairy dresses, and tutus. He also likes toenail polish, and wigs, and my high heels. He has always liked these things. I’ve never questioned his liking these things – these so-called ‘girly’ things – because Emilia has always liked ‘boy’ things, and it’s always just seemed [...]

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A Cucumber A Day, And Some Tequila

May 4, 2012

So, this party that I’m going to have. It’s coming together. But it hasn’t been easy. You can’t just get materials for a Kittens, Firemen & Tequila Party at your local party supply store, because they tend to not keep kittens and firemen in stock. So as I’ve already made clear, the fireman is going [...]

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Have Shoes, Will Happy

March 18, 2012

Here is something that you may not know about me, unless you’ve met me in person, in which case it is very possibly the first think that you think of when you see me: I have a shoe obsession. A serious one. The kind that involves many, many shoeboxes. So many, that I still have [...]

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Get A Little Closer

September 13, 2011

Posted by Jason. Here it is. The one thing that will make your next portrait, landscape or holiday snapshot a whole lot better. Get closer. Closer. Zoom in. Walk up. Scootch nearer. Whatever it takes, fill that frame with your subject. Too many picture takers stay too far away whatever they’re shooting. That distracts from [...]

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The Wringing Hands, Wring All They Can

August 2, 2011

You know how every year, thousands of North American bloggers – mostly the female ones, but also some of the not-female ones, and also some babies – converge upon a city to talk about social media and blogging and stuff? That’s happening this week. I’m already hoarding Xanax. Because, seriously: BlogHer is like Comic-Con, except [...]

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This Guy

August 1, 2011

I love this guy. More than I could ever put into words. And it’s his birthday, which means that I really should try to put it into words, but then again, how many words do you need to say I love you? Just those three, really. Just those three. Happy birthday, guy. I love you.

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Extreme Makeover: Blog Edition

July 21, 2011

So, remember how I got new glasses, and then freaked out a little bit, because, hell, they totally changed the look of my face? I’m over that now. I love my glasses. So much, I love them. I can barely remember what I looked like with my other glasses. These glasses are me. The transition [...]

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A Portrait Of The Blogger With New Glasses

July 11, 2011

Or, How I Randomly Decided That I Should Orient My Look More Around The Theme Of Elvis Costello: I just picked them up this morning, and ever since this morning I have been wandering back and forth between my desk and the hall mirror, checking to see whether or not I really hate my face [...]

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Life List #17

May 20, 2011

Sometimes, you’re just hanging out at a luau, trying to get your toddler to eat some pineapple, when all of a sudden some man in a loincloth grabs you by the arm and throws a lei around your neck and pulls you up onto a stage where a lady in a coconut bra wraps a [...]

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