Tag: life the universe and everything

Hanging Around Town

Hanging Around Town

I’ve talked a lot about my recent trip to Florida (and hopefully I haven’t bored too many people with it). While we spent a lot of time in theme parks, we also took the time to enjoy other local attractions. My friend, Rowena, has a knack for finding the most interesting stops in any location, …

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Slow-Cooker Delights

Slow-Cooker Delights

Awhile back I mentioned I live by my slow cooker. There’s something appealing about throwing a bunch of ingredients in there in the morning and having a meal when we get hungry in the evening. What I love most is modifying recipes to taste and still ending up with an excellent dinner with minimal effort. …

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Dance Party Magic

Dance Party Magic

The Magic Kingdom is simultaneously my favorite and least favorite Disney park. Most of the Magic Kingdom is meant for kids, but it’s also the heart of Disney, the heart of my childhood, the place where all the movies I loved as a kid come to life. But it’s the hottest of all the parks …

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The Fanny Pack Fiasco

The Fanny Pack Fiasco

As I mentioned in my last vacation post, my recent trip to Florida included my first trip to Universal Studios. Our second day at the park started at the customer service desk. The Gryffindor friend I mentioned in my last post purchased a t-shirt from the Islands of Adventure park which needed to be exchanged. …

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Islands of Adventure

Islands of Adventure

My fall trip to Florida included my first trip to Universal studios. I’ve heard a lot about the parks from others who’ve visited, and I know a lot of the history, but I’d never experienced it myself. Of course, Universal’s newest and most popular attraction is the Harry Potter themed park where they recreated Hogwarts …

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Accomplishing the Impossible

Accomplishing the Impossible

Every time I get mired in the rejection fugue brought on by the inability to sell my latest work, I remind myself, as everyone does, things aren’t as bad as they seem. Getting published isn’t as impossible as it feels. And even if it is, I shouldn’t feel daunted. After all, I’ve already accomplished one …

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Life-Shaping Experiences

Life-Shaping Experiences

I’m relatively young. I’m not sure if I’ll say the same in a few years, when I turn thirty, but at the moment I don’t feel old. I’m probably too young to write blogs including life-changing advice, but I’m going to attempt it anyway. Because I can. And because, though I’m still fairly young, a …

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The Yak and the Yeti

The Yak and the Yeti

Disney’s Animal Kingdom isn’t quite a zoo but isn’t exactly an amusement park either. It’s a sort of mash-up of the two. I recall the park feeling a tad sparse when we visited on our honeymoon. Since I wasn’t feeling well, we only spent a half day there and I didn’t feel we missed anything. …

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The Right Way to Write

The Right Way to Write

I can’t claim to be a writing expert. I don’t have any publications under my belt yet. But I have spent the last two years trying to make writing my full-time gig and I’ve learned quite a lot during that time. One thing I’ve consistently struggled with is my productivity. It’s great to work from …

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