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WTF Moments: Volume 1 (My Weird and Awkward Preteenage Life)

Why yes, I was referencing Billy Joel’s line “my sweet, romantic teenage nights” from Scenes from an Italian Restaurant in the title of this post, thank you for noticing. Life is full of WTF moments. Moments where you just stand there baffled and think “this could only happen to me.” Almost all of them just make you want to shake your head and laugh, whether … Continue reading WTF Moments: Volume 1 (My Weird and Awkward Preteenage Life)

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Realizing My Parents are Some of My Best Friends

A couple weeks ago, I felt inspired to write about my Uncle John and the adventures that we went on when I was younger. This week, I decided to write about another familial relationship, using a topic I’ve had in my blog archive for a while. I wanted to share about being besties with my parents. Being an only child, I was around my parents … Continue reading Realizing My Parents are Some of My Best Friends

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What Do an Elephant and I Have in Common…?

When I was a kid, every time she saw me, my grandmother would ask me what I had in common with an elephant, to which I always replied, “An elephant never forgets!” Even as a child, my family could see that I had a great memory. Pretty much anything anyone said or did would instantly stick in my head. And I was a nosy kid, … Continue reading What Do an Elephant and I Have in Common…?

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My Relationship with My Bedroom

Sorry in advance if you’re thinking this post is going to be scandalous and dirty — you’re going to be sorely disappointed. Well, okay, it might be a bit dirty, but less in a sexy bedroom way and more in a wow-I-didn’t-realize-that-your-carpet-was-that-color kind of way. My fiancé Dan and I live with my parents in the same house they’ve lived in my entire life, so … Continue reading My Relationship with My Bedroom