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Time and Punishment

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Okay, so the title of this post is maybe a tad melodramatic. And ever since reading about the epidemic of busyness, I am trying to make a point not to glorify feeling overworked and “on” all the time–an occupational hazard for the realtors I work with, yes, but still a choice …

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Home Office/Studio Transformation

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Apologies for the radio silence! I think I got depressed after exhausting my supply of vacation blog fodder–at least until I get my film scans back–and had to rediscover my motivation to blog on more quotidian topics. Science Guy had a conference all weekend (in which he tied for first-place …

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Castillo San Felipe del Morro

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El Morro and Castillo de San Cristobal are sort of the must-see destinations in Old San Juan, so we high-tailed it to El Morro after touring the Bacardi factory. If you’re not too deep into Spanish colonial history, it can be done in about an hour, hour and a half. There’s lots …

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Casa Bacardi Distillery Tour

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After the first two days at Vieques and El Yunque we took a day off to tidy up the apartment, hang out at the beach, and generally decompress and get some much-needed rest. The following day we went to Casa Bacardi Distillery. First we took a bus to Old San Juan …

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El Yunque

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The second day of our trip was significantly less crazy-making than the first, though still pretty physically taxing. We slept in at the Sea Gate Hotel until 9:00 (which is pretty unheard of for me), but not before several roosters crowed at exactly 6:00am. Still in a sleepy fog, I …

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Vieques or Bust!

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I have to put the first day of our trip among my most physically uncomfortable days ever, right up there with 8+ hours on a small motorboat lost on Lake Powell and teaching English summer camp in a Taiwanese elementary school with no air conditioning in August. Let me back …

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Lentils and Potatoes with Curry

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Friday night I made a recipe from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food, which I received as a gift four or five years ago and liked so much that I bought his How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food. I don’t think …

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Double Helix Scarf

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Yesterday I finally cast off the mythical DNA scarf (pattern by June Oshiro), to a loud humming of whatever song they play after they inaugurate the President. I started this piece in November, intending it to be a Christmas gift for Science Guy. That…clearly did not happen. Then I thought, well, …

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Irish Cream White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Is it bad luck for my first post to be about a semi-failure? Oh well. I say “semi” failure because they turned out delicious, just a bit rough in the appearance department, and when it comes to baking contests, presentation is everything, no? The back story behind these is this: Last …