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Thirty Years of the Girl with Coal-Black Hair

In honor of my 30th Birthday today, I hope you’ll enjoy a picture from every year of my life.

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From Youth to Thirty

I never thought I would get so nostalgic turning 30 this week…on Friday I’ll be just another 30-something. I feel so young at heart…and have so many great memories of my youth. Recently I’ve been going through boxes of pictures. And when I say BOXES, I mean literally thousands and thousands of pictures from the […]

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Reader Favorites

For those new to my blog, you may not know that I’ve been blogging for nearly 8 years. I decided to compile a list of posts that give you a good taste of my writing style and personality. Based off of Google Analytics data, search engine traffic, and reader comments, the following posts are my […]

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Meeting Keane, and other brushes with stardom in 2009

If you’ve read my blog for any amount of time, you know that I love going to concerts, symphonies, operas, plays, and musicals. My favorite concert of 2009 was Keane at the Hollywood Palladium (with Mat Kearney as the opener). My “bosom friend” Esther treated me to my ticket for my birthday, and we met […]

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Nine “Top 9s” of 2009

Top 9 Bands I discovered in 2009Elizabeth and the CatapultPhoenixOwl CityGreg LaswellThe Bird and the BeeVederaThe Airborne Toxic EventPlayRadioPlayFleet Foxes Top 9 Live Performances I attendedKeane , Mat Kearney – Hollywood PalladiumJersey Boys – Chicago, Bank of America TheaterMissy Higgins, Justin Nozuka, Lenka – Atlanta, Center StageMat Kearney, Vedera – Salt Lake City, In the […]

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20 Things I Didn’t Expect This Decade

1. I didn’t expect to find out I was pregnant at 19 (at least I was married!) 2. I didn’t expect to have complications with Rosie’s delivery, which left me on life support for 3 weeks.3. I didn’t expect to get divorced 4. I didn’t expect my ex-husband to go to prison 5. I didn’t […]

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My absolute favorite musical: The Pirates of Penzance

Last year, my friend Liz and I spent many conversations gushing over our favorite movie musical adaptation, the 1983 HBO version of “The Pirates of Penzance.” We talked about how lame it was to watch it on VHS, which prompted my Christmas shopping quest of 2008: to find a DVD copy as her Christmas gift. […]

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1997 Yahoo! Personals Ads

photo blurred to protect the innocent The summer before my senior year, my boyfriend was getting ready to leave on his mission. We were coming to terms with the fact that I wasn’t going to “put myself in cold storage for two years.” So we thought it would be fun to put up an online […]

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The Dainty Wildflower

The Dainty Wildflower* When it comes to youthful affairs of the heartThough my loves have been but a fewIt doesn’t take prideful impressing by himA sweet romance will always do When I reflect upon the wildflowersOn the path on which I goMakes me ponder much of simple times When hearts would let young lovers know […]

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The Ultimate High School Stalker Letter

I have been having a blast going through my old boxes of high school stuff. Pictures, ticket stubs, notes, old research papers, choir programs, mixtapes, and more. I’m an admitted pack rat when it comes to nostalgia, but there were some true gems in this box. My favorite find was this letter from a boy […]

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