Guest Post: The Day My City Shut Down and I Turned 30

admin - April 25, 2013

I’m pleased and proud to share this guest post from my friend Liz Adams – a Boston-raised BC grad who turned 30 on a day that held more meaning than she could have ever imagined.  Enjoy! –> It was the end to a week that terrorized my home town. It was a day I don’t think any Bostonian will forget. It was also the day …

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Is a Happy Ending technically cheating?

admin - April 23, 2013

I can’t believe I’m asking this question…on a blog that my Mom reads. I also can’t believe I don’t instantly know the answer. Back story (to prevent your imaginations from running wild…): The other day I was reading a friend’s script that included a scene featuring a man receiving a Happy Ending (which I assume we capitalize?). Later in the script his girlfriend finds out …

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For Boston, For Boston, We Sing Our Proud Refrain

admin - April 16, 2013

I celebrated four Marathon Mondays in my four years at Boston College, and they were among the four greatest days of my entire college life. It’s not just the celebration of such impressive athleticism from so many diverse people. It’s not all the good spirit resulting from the thousands of causes those thousands of runners support. It’s not just the sound of deafening cheering from …

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How To Be The Most Tolerable Couple On The Block

admin - April 11, 2013

For not the first time in recent history, R and I were referred to as a couple that single people can tolerate being around. Yes, #humblebrag, but I like to think it counts less since I called it on myself and since I’m about to deliver you some well-researched information. What’s that? Still counts the same? Yeah, you’re right. Regardless, I wanted to know what …

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What I Learned By Saying Goodbye to Elliott

admin - April 9, 2013

The accidental ear flip. My absolute favorite Elliott look. We said goodbye to Elliott on Saturday, and it was hands down the hardest moment of our relationship. I remember thinking about tough moments the weekend that I moved into R’s place. It was, ironically, one year ago to the day that we returned Elliott to the adoption group. All my things were strewn about the …

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It’s Time To Lay Off That Princeton Mom, Here’s Why

admin - April 4, 2013

I can’t believe I just typed those words, and now I can’t believe I’m going to defend them… In case you missed it: Princeton Mom Susan A. Patton (one of the “200 pioneer women” to graduate from the Ivy League school) wrote a piece for The Daily Princetonian imploring its female undergrads to find a husband in college. Patton’s message was crystal clear: “Forget about …

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Fostering Elliott: The first 72 Hours with a Dog

admin - April 2, 2013

On Saturday afternoon Elliott arrived for his trial run as our dog. We knew it was a big risk taking him in for a week of fostering. Elliott has spent the first year of his life living with a hoarder (as in the terrifying A&E show), so he’s socialized to dogs (because he lived with 35 of them…) but terrified of people (because he only …

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A Different Way to Think About the Steubenville Rape

admin - March 19, 2013

This post is late because I couldn’t decide whether or not to write it. I had originally planned to write about the fact that R and I are preparing to adopt a puppy. It was going to be a super funny piece on how two people agree on what the animal they intend to share the next 12-16 years with should look like (spoiler alert: …

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