Riding …

So I took a snowboarding lesson today. And I learned a few things. 1) I suck. 2) The chairlifts are a lot more daunting when you are 31 years old and there’s a 400 lb snowboard hanging off one foot. 3) I forgot to take ANY pictures, so I have no proof. You’ll have to…

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The Ides of March

It’s Spring Break! For some people … like my cousin, who I haven’t seen in, oh, about 3 years. So Alaska3 is visiting this week (she is a senior at a college in Connecticut) we are determined to show her the best of New England. First up, we hit the Burlington, Vt., area. Ben &…

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Baking up a storm

I volunteered to make a variety of desserts for a fundraiser my woman’s club is having tonight, so I’ve been knee deep in chocolate (just about my favorite thing) all week. I was happy with the finished products–snowballs (sugar balls with chocolate inside), chocolate crinkle cookies and black bottom cupcakes. I was even prouder when…

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More concerts …

I think I am the official “concert partner” for a lot of people. So it’s only natural that I joined my sister QuickQuestion for a concert this weekend. On Saturday night, we went to see Celtic Women. I really didn’t know much about them, but I’m glad QuickQuestion roped me in. They were a pretty…

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Friday Randomness

I don’t like writing random posts, but today it’s necessary. I am extremely displeased with our weather up here. Storm after storm is hitting NJ and PA and missing us. The latest storm brought my parents 2 feet of snow, and us, just hurricane-force winds and rain. BOOORRRIIING. On the flip side, NH is in…

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City of Sisterly Love

I’ve returned from my long-awaited and snow-delayed weekend in Philly and it was divine. Seriously, what’s better than girl time and good food? I was visiting my college roommates—Chile and Charlotte—and 2 other friends from college—theChief and RedJeepTrvlr—with whom I worked on the newspaper. I stayed at Charlotte’s house. Some would say I picked the…

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Snowpocalypse

I’m blogging from NH and I’m not happy about it. I’m supposed to be in Philly having a girls’ weekend that took months of planning. Mother Nature had other plans. Not only is she currently dumping 2 feet of snow on the Philly area, she is giving us not one inch. What the great googly…

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Dream Big

Last night, J and I went with some friends to the Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour that came through NH. These are not your regular films; these are for adrenaline junkies. We got to see a sampling of 8 films from the actual festival and they all involved mountain sports. I like to think of…

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8-2-2

This is our soccer record for the first winter session, which ended last night. I couldn’t be prouder! We’ve been playing with the same team for over a year now and we’ve really gotten our sh%& together. We still have a lot of players come and go each session, but there’s about 6 of us…

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Yurtopia

A few weeks ago, I claimed J had the coolest job in the world because he got to go to conferences at ski lodges and win free hut stays. But I also have a cool job. I freelance occasionally for a NH magazine and my latest assignment was about—you guessed it—yurts! Not only have I…

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