Monthly Archives: February 2010

Stranger than what?

NBC has a lot to be ashamed of; its coverage of the Olympics is abysmal.  Even though it’s not qualitatively that different from Olympics past, somehow watching these games has felt more like watching a Nancy McKeon/Meredith Baxter Birney made … Continue reading

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Figure Skating of Yesteryear

I’m a big fan of the Olympics, in particular Figure Skating, but I’ve got to admit that I’m having a hard time getting into it this year.  A lot of it has to do with NBC’s horrible coverage.  I swear … Continue reading

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When you’re stuck at home …

And there’s a raging blizzard outside, white-out conditions, sustained winds of 35-60mph, and several feet of snow on the ground, these websites might get you through.  I make no promises; I have mixed feelings about them all; and yet … I … Continue reading

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Another day in the Tundra — dashed hopes edition

Dun. Dunn. Dunnnnn … that’s the sound of something — like my dreams — grinding to a halt. Or at the very least, our travel plans. This morning it’s a toss-up between two phrases vying for Favorite: 1) Trip Insurance … Continue reading

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Books not bullets (see ya when we get back!)

The Capital Weather Gang in DC is calling for another 10-20″ of snow for Tuesday-Wednesday.  If, somehow, we can either avoid that or — otherwise miraculously — the airports are still functioning, we are slated to head out of this … Continue reading

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We’re having some weather!

Call it what you will: Snowpocalypse; Snowmageddon; Snowgasm; or, one of my faves, snOMG! We thought we got the big one back in December; not so.  This weekend’s Snowpocalypse walloped us with two feet of snow over about 36 hours. … Continue reading

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Geaux Saints!

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I left too soon

In this latest installment of Olympics Fever (Kwan Style), let’s examine just how bad my timing in life truly is.  Why is that, you wonder?  Because now that I no longer live in Boston, Michelle Kwan does.  Okay, okay, I … Continue reading

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T-minus (here we go!)

The Vancouver Olympics kick off in just 9 days!  Somehow the Olympics were not yet on my radar four months ago when I booked a trip so I will be out of the country for the opening ceremonies and the … Continue reading

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Snap ‘N Slide, Ladies!

A year ago, the day after President Obama’s inauguration, my best friend and I went down to the Mall to check out the aftermath.  Work crews swarmed the Mall trying to restore it to its pre-inaugural condition, an amazing feat … Continue reading

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