In keeping with yesterday's experience theme, I thought I'd talk about grout. For those of you who are lucky enough to have never encountered a typical NYC bathroom, I'd like you to picture the most horrifying rest-stop or public park bathroom you've ever been to in your life. The moldy corners, the leaky pipes, the …

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I’ve been thinking a lot about materialism. Specifically, is it possible to write about material items on a weekly basis – coveting them, making them, upgrading them for purely asthetic purposes – without becoming, in the end, simply about things? Sometimes I feel shallow for caring about what our couch legs look like. Shouldn’t having …

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Our sofa saga is equal parts really great luck and truly terrible luck. The first half involved finding the exact couch we wanted to buy from IKEA on craigslist for $100, available to pick up literally 2 minutes from the IKEA we were already planning on going to in New Jersey on the day we …

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Last weekend, Sam and I went for the first bike ride of the year! Sam will bike in all weather, but I’ll only bike when it’s sunny and warm. We just went for a ride around Central Park, but our somewhat harried rideΒ to the park reminded me of this video,Β have you seen it? It’sΒ a short …

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During the last few weeks of bitter cold this year, Sam and I started to daydream incessantly about my warmer roots, wondering if the cold over here really is worth it when we have a built in community waiting for us in California. Finally, though, it feels like we’ve come out of it for good. …

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Now that I can actually see all of my jewelry, I can’t stop thinking about stacking rings. via I know I’m late to this party, but they caught my eye a while ago and I just think they’re so cool. I can never decide if I like thicker rings or thinner rings better, and with …

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