Oct
08
2008

Obama Foam Fingers

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I first saw these Obama foam fingers on Sweetney's site, in a post where her little girl was wearing one. I left a comment professing their awesomeness, and a few days later, the guy who makes them emailed me. "Long story short," he wrote, "I make those things. How they got to her, I have no idea, but I almost fell out of my chair with excitement."  

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Sep
29
2008

Kashi TLC Cookies

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I've never met a cookie I didn't like. I have, however, met a cookie my hips didn't like, and although I mostly ignore my hips when it comes to Cookie-Related Matters, there comes a point every so often when you stop, step back, and think damn, these hips are right. This point is usually somewhere between trying to do up the second and third button. 

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Sep
16
2008

J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care All-Purpose Cleaner

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I've been fairly conflicted about my choice of household cleaner recently: on the one hand, I like to know that I'm buying something decent-ish for the environment---as well as relatively unlikely to cause my potential children to be born with three and a half heads each---but on the other hand, nothing gets my countertops cleaner and whiter and more sterile-feeling than good old Clorox. 

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Sep
07
2008

Toblerones

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Toblerones are a fairly divisive issue, aren't they? You either love them or you hate them, I've found: much like black licorice and Marmite. (For the record, I love both black licorice and Marmite. And Toblerones, obviously.)

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Sep
01
2008

Mad Men

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I sincerely hope you have been watching Mad Men, and that you have not waited as long as I did to discover its addictive charms. Sean and I raced through Season One (courtesy of Netflix, that devilish dealer ) and are now catching up on Season Two (courtesy of OnDemand, that wily enabler).

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Aug
03
2008

Sean's Photo Blog

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Check it out! My boyfriend is officially the last person on the Internet to start a blog!

(But it's a photo blog, so maybe that's a whole different ball game. That's what we'll tell him, anyway. Or what we would tell him if he could hear us from all the way up there on that bandwagon.)

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Jul
21
2008

Mighty Haus Party Favors

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The favors given out at the Mighty Haus launch party on Friday night were some of the cleverest and most creative party favors I've ever seen, and please remember that you're talking to a girl who used to attend copious social events in Charleston, South Carolina, where "How To Give The Best Party Favors On The Block" is pretty much one of the required classes in middle school, right alongside "How To Match Your Purse To Your Shoes" and "Manners: When Is It Not Okay To Send A Thank You Card?

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Jul
14
2008

Hilarious Friends

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Jemima and Moose hug it out

On Friday night, we went to a bar in the Tenderloin to celebrate Moose's 30th birthday. When I first moved to the city last year, Moose emailed me out of the blue and asked me if I wanted to meet up for a drink, and after we had agreed on a well-lit public space where neither of us could chop the other into tiny pieces without someone noticing, we did just that.

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