Everyone is a winner! (But not really.)

Ten-ish years ago I was on a cruise with my close friend Sarah. I don't know if you've ever been on a cruise before, but it's a lot of sitting and eating, and sometimes, if you're not used to being on a massive ship on the open sea, some sea…

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If the mountain won't come to Muhammad...

(In this instance, I am the mountain. In all other instances, I am always the prophet. Just for future reference.) It doesn't look like I'm going to travel home this year. This is the first year since I've lived here that I can't make the trip for one reason or…

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An anniversary conversation

"I didn't get you anything for our anniversary." "Good. I didn't get you anything either." "I'm serious. Because we don't do anniversary presents, right?" "I am also serious. I didn't get you anything." "I'm just checking so you're not disappointed later." "I really didn't get you anything, Gar." "Okay, good…

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New Year's Resolutions 2014

I'm sitting here watching The Sound of Music with my mom, dad and little family myself because no one else loves this film like I do. I have promised myself that I would sit down with Transatlantic and finish it before my Christmas holidays are over but here I sit…

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New year, new blog host and platform

A few months ago I was putzing around the internet and ran into this kickstarter for Ghost. I'm not big into throwing my money into kickstarters (although there have been a few I have been really intrigued by) but I liked the video and I liked the creater and so…

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It's been a while.

I completely failed when it came to my new year's resolution to update this blog every two days. Like, super-failed. Failed so spectacularly I thought that maybe I could just never post again and bury the shame of being a failed blogger next to the shame of my continued love…

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Blog-10000, Liz-0

You'll have to forgive me for not keeping up with my promised second resolution. The site is being tempremental for reasons we don't understand. Every time we think we have cracked the problem, we encounter another problem and then the whole thing falls over. It's frustrating when it takes 30…

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The only answer to this problem is gin.

I have always heard stories of people who came home and unexpectedly didn't have heat or electricity for one reason or another and marvelled at how well they seemed to handle it. It seems most people deal with situations like that without much fuss. They might complain but they sort…

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If he's four years old, how am I still twenty-six?

I now have a four year old. Wasn't I just in high school? How has so much time passed so quickly? How am I still so good looking? I'm pretty sure parents to newly four year old boys look tired and worried that their precious child will throw himself off…

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Well that was poorly planned.

Hey, remember the other day when I said I would stick to my weight loss regime? I'd stay healthy and lose weight and basically be awesome for June and beyond? Well, I went to my WW meeting today (like I promised) and easily gained a newborn. Not even one of…

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I want to be connected to Kevin Bacon.

In the best commercial I've seen since the dollarshaveclub.com video back March, Kevin Bacon puns his way through an commercial that has been airing on TV in the UK and Ireland about a celluar network... I think. I am genuinely uncertain what the company EE is selling except that…

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Questions for the internet: should I arm my child?

Back in January Mister's god mother, my good friend Sarah, sent him over a few box sets of the original Muppet Show from the 70s and they have been a wild success. He thinks Kermit is funny and Fozzy is silly and he can even appreciate the fancy footwork of…

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Manipulation

Bub: Do-re-me-fa-so-la... Bub: Do-re-me-fa-so-la... Bub: Do-re-me-fa-so-la... Me: (weird face): Te! Te! Bub: Yes, please! …

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Cute things my kid says, take two.

 I ask you, who is the child here?   While walking down the path to the shops at the end of the road... Mister Man: Stop. ... MM: Stop. ... MM: Stop. ... MM: Stop, Mommy! Me: Stop what, James? MM: I said STOP, MOMMY! Me: Stop what, James? I'm not doing anything…

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A storm's a-comin'.

Since my posting seems to be in a bit of a lull, I thought I'd post pictures of Ireland that I had never posted before, mostly because I'm not a particularly good photographer, and often time I forget. But, Ireland is pretty beautiful, regardless of the deficiencies of the person…

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Our crèche lost our kid. I’m okay with it.

Mister has had a traumatic life, what with showing up early, and hanging out in a PICU for a few weeks. He’s sort of always in trouble. The weird thing is that he is so mild-mannered about life in general but he keeps getting himself into hiccups that leads…

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I no longer have a coke habit.

A few months ago I wrote about my 2012 new years resolutions: to floss daily and to drink less coke for three months. I was mildly successful. Straight up - I didn't do the flossing thing. It lasted for a month, maybe, and after that I would floss every other…

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Treasury Tuesday: Ombré, or, you know, gradient.

Yesterday, over on Pinterest, Ladies Home Journal (they're cool now, I swear) starting posting items in gradients which were eye catching and pretty and I instantly thought "Ooooh etsy" because I don't feel the need to ever leave the house to look at or purchase pretty things. Or to food…

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Lookin' good, Pop pop!

Keeping with my trend of always being two weeks behind on the cool kid things, here is by far the funniest viral video I have ever seen. I've watched it over and over again and I have tears every time. …

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For the love of Downton.

Downton. Oooooooh Downton. I'm so late to the party. I'm the girl who has had a few shots while still walking through the door to be sure she can catch up. My coat is off, my shoes have been left in the kitchen, and my dignity was lost somewhere between…

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Kony 2012 (again).

I know, I know. Who isn't writing this post on their blog today? The video about the man monster who is abducting children and turning them into soldiers has been absolutely everywhere and that is exactly what the people behind Kony2012.com want. They're crafty like that. After seeing it…

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10 randoms

Martini over at A Martini Always Helps (so true) has listed 10 random things about herself and has asked readers to do the same. I am because my brain is completely void of all useful content for this blog. My days are spent like this: Wake up Go to work…

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Queen of the bop.

A few months ago, on a random Thursday, Bub asked me if I wanted to go see Florence + The Machine in March, taking the best Christmas gift he could have ever bought me and giving it away for free. That would have completely cleared him for our anniversary, Valentine's day…

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We're not exactly the CIA.

I'm home with Mister today because in the middle the night he woke up with a wet bed and a fever. He had been complaining of a sore ear earlier in the day, and sure enough, after a visit to the doctor we have a confirmed ear infection. It's likely…

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Easy Crockpot Baked Potato Soup, Irish style.

If you're female and you like to look at shit on the internet, you already know about pinterest. If you are anyone else, take a lookey here and familiarize yourself with what is keeping your girlfriends, wives, mothers and sisters from doing anything else but staring intently at the computer…

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Six years.

To celebrate our sixth anniversary, Bub and I went out to a fancier restaurant than we usually frequent. It's quasi-expensive, the clientele is about a decade older and a whole tax bracket above us, but the food is really lovely and it's rare we get such a treat. Sorry, TGI…

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