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Game Review: Sims 2: Castaway

One day, you’re standing on the dock, waving goodbye to a friend, when you slip and fall and land in a crate, which is sealed and loaded onto a cargo ship, which is caught up in a storm and your … Continue reading

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Severed Heads

Halloween is coming, which means our local grocery store has put out bulk candy and decorated for the holiday. I’d usually focus on the M&Ms, but the severed head hanging over the candy bags got me thinking. It seemed, suddenly, … Continue reading

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Geek Jack-O-Lanterns

This Weburbanist list of geek pumpkins includes a Death Star jack-o-lantern, Mario, and ends with Stick and my classics pumpkins from 2004!!!  The photos of really artistic carvings make my Minoan octopus and Stick’s Greek helmet look not-so-good, but we … Continue reading

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Swedish Fish

According to Stick, it’s ok to eat all the Halloween candy if he says “Trick or treat” while doing so. I wonder if I should buy a second bag so our real trick-or-treaters can have some.

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Modern Beauty Salon

Yesterday, I stopped by the Modern Beauty Salon in the Ginza Mall, mainly to use their shower. I needed the shower because on Monday our hot water heater died in spectacular fashion. (Obviously, calls to a certain Fairly Useless Boss … Continue reading

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China Christmas

Stick got me a toaster oven for Christmas! I hope he knows this is only romantic in China, and I’m not in for a lifetime of yuletide appliances. He hid it from me in the closet, which is a perfect … Continue reading

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Following Traditions

When I was younger, right before Christmas, my family would drive to Kearny, NJ, where there was a street of Scottish import stores. We would get our all-important Christmas meat pies and sausage rolls, and eat our the traditional pre-Christmas … Continue reading

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Moving Out

Some thing about moving aren’t so bad. There’s a lot of fun stuff to use up before we go! Junk food, candy, my super-special lavender bath oil (Stick doesn’t think this is so special, he says things like “what’s all … Continue reading

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The Basic Art Of Italian Cooking

The Basic Art of Italian Cooking by Maria Liberati is part cookbook and part travel memoir. Between recipes, Maria shares travel adventures, like meeting her now-husband, and misadventures, like the Italian-language student who asked for a shower, instead of a … Continue reading

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No Dentist Left Behind

From the brilliant education blog Are We Doing Anything Today? comes No Dentist Left Behind. My dentist is great! He sends me reminders so I don’t forget checkups. He uses the latest techniques based on research. He never hurts me, … Continue reading

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