Posts Tagged ‘ Summer ’

Can turnip upstage overrated pumpkin?

September 11, 2017
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In case you are in denial about the approach of autumn or in a coma, it’s time to wake up and smell the pumpkins. These orange egomaniacs are encroaching on summer like Christmas usurps Halloween,…

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It Can’t Be Labor Day… I Have to Go Swimming!

August 30, 2017
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During the summer, my husband Jon and I go to our local swim club on Sunday mornings to do some laps. We aim for 10:30, when the gates open. That guarantees we won’t have to…

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Back to school means no more fun

August 25, 2017
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Summer has come to an end, which means the fun is over. They were there for good times in the mornings on days I went to work late, and they were there when I got…

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Germs or Motes? Waiting for the Frost

August 1, 2017
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I’ve been feeling crappy the last several days: either an oncoming summer cold or a bad allergy attack (and/or lack of sleep This is a third shift worker’s go-to explanation for everything). Considering all the…

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There are rules to obey on a trip to Disneyland

July 28, 2017
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There are rules to obey on a trip to Disneyland

We said we’d wait at least another decade before going back to Disneyland after the last exhausting visit, but there we were, only two years later, going back. Such a reversal in not without precedent.…

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Do These Pictures Bug You?

October 5, 2016
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I miss summer already, and it’s still mostly summer out. Still, there’s one thing good thing about cold weather—no bugs. I’d rather have insects than winter (spiders aren’t technically insects), but yeah, they do bug…

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Could we at least finish summer, first?

September 8, 2016
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September Sixth is the day I first saw Christmas items on the shelf of a local store. September Sixth. Well over a quarter of a year before Christmas. And yes, I have now been banned…

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How I Moved My Summer Vacation

July 30, 2016
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“If you really want to find out who your friends are, ask them to help you move.” I don’t know who said that, but truer words were never spoken. However, you have to amend that…

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You Know It Is Summer in New York City When …

July 13, 2016
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Griping about the weather is one of the great New York City pastimes. It’s right up there with jaywalking, making fun of tourists and trying to walk faster than anyone else who is using the…

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Recipe for ‘no curse’ dessert

July 11, 2016
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No Curse Dessert

I struggled when I tried to make Lemon Meringue pies for the church pie sale, and my litany of profanity made them more colorful than confetti cakes. Since then I have abandoned baking anything that requires a culinary…

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