Monthly Archives: May 2012

35 Before 35: Eat an authentic French meal in France

I realize what I am about to say makes me a traitor to my country of residence, but I don’t care.  Italian food is crap compared to French food. I live about three hours east of the Italian/French border, but … Continue reading

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An Earth Shaking Day

At 4am this morning, I was about 75% sure my little stone house was going to end as a pile of rubble. A 6.0 earthquake hit near Bologna, about an hour south of my house.  The strong effects of the … Continue reading

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My Food Choices Might Be Killing Me

OK, not exactly killing me, but definitely making me feel like a bag of smashed ass. I am noticing a pattern of feeling great for a few days, and then out of nowhere feeling like I drank a cup of … Continue reading

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Framed Coffee Bags

Remember the Coffee Factory tour I took in Kansas City? Some empty coffee bags made their way home with me. A local framing shop mounted them for me and I finally got around to hanging them. Please excuse the quality … Continue reading

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Life is a Crate of Cherries

I don’t remember much of this weekend.  I know there was rain, a headache, a call to mom, and lots of sleep.  I was probably awake for a cumulative 10 hours Saturday and Sunday. I have no idea what caused … Continue reading

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I Should Be in Germany Right Now

I should be in Germany right now. Instead I am in bed, where I have been for the past 17 hours.. You know those crazy dreams you get when you are sick? I am having tons of them. I hate … Continue reading

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Scenes from Bologna

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Bologna Women’s Running Festival 6k

“You can go as slow as you want, but you can’t stop” My friend Rebecca said this to me years and years ago when we were out for a jog.  I kept repeating that line in my head as I … Continue reading

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6K Tomorrow!

My first 6K is tomorrow! I have my clothes (complete with official shirt and bib) laid out, a full belly from a great meal, and plenty of water. All that is left to do is run!

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Cardboard Box Garden

I have the world’s smallest backyard, and for the most part I ignore it. Now that I am semi-obsessed with starting a garden my backyard is going to get a lot of attention.  Before I really commit to my lasagna … Continue reading

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