Female black Labrador retrievers are what I grew up with. The first that I remember is Reilly; she was pretty old and a bit of a mess from what I recall of her. She had patchy fur and was constantly scratching her skin, apparently due to horrible allergies and “a million health problems”, according to …

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Sometimes, it’s easier to say what things aren’t. If and when I have time to look at other blogs, I notice a lot of Millennial white women, a category to which I belong, doing the same thing over and over. In particular, I see a lot of Instagrammable photos, mainly of these women (that are …

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Hi everyone. Sorry for the delay in postings this week. Work has been insanely busy and I just have been harder pressed for time. That said, I had some ideas a-brewin` and I decided since they’re rather miscellaneous or komono (thanks Marie Kondo), I would do another round of Smörgåsbord! Alright Volume V; let’s do …

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Last weekend was spent celebrating my honorary “niece”, Emma’s, fourth birthday! It was gorgeous weather in the suburbs; sunny, blue skies with a nice breeze. It was a fun mixture of family, friends, adults, and kids, as well as numerous unicorn related paraphernalia, including a cake, stuffed animals, various gifts, and balloons. From my estimation, …

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On Saturday night, I went to visit and sleepover at my dear friend Arie’s newer home in Evanston. We had a girl’s night, which included face masks by Tony Moly, delicious and very healthy snacks prepared by Arie, and a couple of movies interrupted frequently by our typical disjointed chats, talking about everything in our …

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This was a rather front-loaded fun week. On Thursday, I enjoyed happy hour with my colleague/friend Abbey, who is delightful, smart, mature beyond her years, and very fun to hang out with. That happy “hour” turned into a romp through Boystown, as her dad had a work event at Sidetrack, which is always a treat. …

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What obsessions are reigning queen in my world right now? Let’s break it down! Jonathan Van Ness! The “Groomer” on Queer Eye. Also, the genius behind Gay of Thrones. Also just the light of social media, topping my “most searched list” these days. He’s by far the most flamboyant of the Fab 5 and there …

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Truth be told, I’m not one for resolutions or steep goal setting. I don’t like to set myself up for feeling like a POS if I deviate from a plan. So the less rigid the plan or intention, the better! Still, I think now that half of 2018 has passed, it’s a good time to …

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The meaning behind our dreams is still a concept that evades us to this day. That being said, I find that most of my recurring dreams tend to be inherently anxiety or stress laden, though now and then I do have more neutral themes appear. What I thought I would do is conjecture on what …

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Here are your buffet styled topics for today! Film I recently saw Amy Schumer’s new movie, I Feel Pretty. I’d seen a trailer and thought it looked kind of fun, but frankly after her last standup special, The Leather Special, I was very turned off by her. I’m all for a bawdy sense of humor à …

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