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Funkengruven and Some 2011 Resolutions

January 2, 2011

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In college, we used to call that oppressive, restless Sunday afternoon feeling funkengruven. The weekend and its pleasures are behind you, some unpleasant chores you’ve been putting off are now urgent, and the long weary week of work looms ahead.  Sometimes the next good thing seems just too far away, across a minefield of obligation […]

2010 Quiz: Year in Review

December 29, 2010

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(Quiz lifted from All & Sundry, an excellent blog I’ve been reading for years.  I have a secret mommyblog thing because…because.) Please feel free to copy/paste for yourself! If you do post this on your own blog, link to your entry in the comments here and we will all be best friends. 1. What did […]

The Airing of the Grievances

December 23, 2010

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Grievance the First I am bummed that I’m not going to be home for Christmas this year.  Not bummed that I’m going to New Orleans, or that I don’t have to sleep on my mother’s three-season porch (despite my steady insistence that winter is, in fact, the fourth season during which the porch should not […]

It Was Christmas Eve Babe, In the Drunk Tank

December 20, 2010

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(Aw, totally misleading blog title.  It refers to song number one.  Sorry.) I am feeling happy and sad as the year winds down.  Lots of good stuff happening, chief among them my love affair with my Jeep and the ability to play my music in it.  I have been listening to the songs below on […]

How Not to Buy a Used Car: A Single Girl’s Guide

December 13, 2010

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So you are ready to buy a used car.  Congratulations!  This is a very adult thing to do.  Consider what kind of mileage you need, and what size makes sense for your lifestyle.  Consider asking your father figure to come and shop with you, but reject that because you are a third-wave feminist.  Consider waiting […]

Christmas Cards from Ex-Boyfriends

December 7, 2010

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(In case you missed it, Christmas Cards for Single People)          

CAR-icature

December 6, 2010

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I felt like T. and I were in agreement that we were both a little too good to be in this situation. The hyperactive “used car sales manger” leapt about like a deranged gazelle, shouting things like, Are YOU ready to buy TODAY? and This is T’s first day! I want him to make his […]