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February, 2014

  1. ‘appy Valentine’s day, luv

    February 8, 2014 by admin

    I ask myself, Marie, why do you own a million v-neck sweaters in solid colors? Marie, why do you cringe at the idea of receiving an Edible Arrangement? Marie, David Sedaris and Stephen Colbert have both asked you to Thanksgiving dinner, which one are you going to pick??? Marie, why is Valentine’s day always such a letdown?

    I don’t know MARIE! I do think it’s kind of a lame holiday with too many chances for a set up. We should be celebrating our love everyday (yes I went there) even those days when I’m suffering from PMS and hate everything and everyone. And anyway, the restaurants are overcrowded and only offer prix fixe menus with cheap champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Your single friends get dolled up and go out in groups of 8, drinking cosmos and talking too loud it drowns out the rest of us who want to complain about the toughness of our filet. And you may just get a gift box to open, but it won’t be the Hope Diamond.

    I’m not even sure what that is but I know I want it.

    I’ll be with my love on Valentines Day, in London. I’m going to wake up in the morning and kiss him and tell myself I’m the luckiest girl in the world. The next day, I’m going to do the same thing.

    Happy Valentine’s day, whatever you do and celebrate love of all kinds.

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  2. Smashedville

    February 5, 2014 by admin

    1. 2 hour flight

    2. City we had never seen

    3. Fun must be had

    These were the rules for the girl’s trip, that is, Girls that met in Shanghai and are now back in the US.

    With one gal coming from Austin, the other from Chicago and myself NYC, this was no easy task.  Have you seen that part of the map??  It came down to Memphis or Nashville and the home of the Grand ole Opry won out.   Upon landing at the airport, I was taken right away by the kindness of the people.  I did have a small run in with a rude woman  in the airport bathroom but it turns out she’s a NY’er as I recognized her from my plane.  It was a short trip but with the music, amazing food (Husk, Rolf and Daughters, Tavern), fun night life and historical landmarks, a good time was had by all.  Just don’t compare Austin to Nashville or Natalie will have your head!

    We toured the beautiful and historic town of Franklin, saw our first slave’s quarters and cemetery at the Carnton Plantation House, purposely chose not to honky tonk, danced to a band covering Journey, toured the Gaylord Grand Ole Opry all while meeting some of the nicest people around.

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