Category Archives: friendship

Modern friendship

Jigsha is the first friend who I claimed as my own after moving back to Knoxville and ultimately breaking up with my then-boyfriend of five years. Crappy work schedules as they are, I had little opportunity to develop friendships with … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different

Thank you so much to all of you who offered your thoughts, prayers and kindness about Sam here and everywhere else. I cannot even begin to describe how much it meant to me and my family. I never forget that … Continue reading

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Peach pie and Pandora pain

I am trying so hard to get back into blogging. I have so many things to say** and so many stories to tell. I just haven’t had the urge to sit down and actually type it all out. I guess … Continue reading

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Friday was a remarkable day twice over. It was the Modern Love Machine’s 30th birthday, and it was also two years to the day that we started moving in the Modern Abode. A year ago we didn’t do much to … Continue reading

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Bush league

You know those days where you wake up and you just feel off? You’re tired despite having gotten enough sleep. You spill your coffee. You look in your closet and see nothing you want to wear. You struggle to adequately … Continue reading

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North Stars

Man, posting resolution lists seems like The Thing to do this week. I almost feel silly posting one of my own, but at the same time the public accountability and proof of my goals has always been helpful. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Want something done? Ask a busy person who isn’t me

So many things have happened in my personal life in the past few weeks in addition to the usual busy work season pain-in-the-assedness that I don’t even feel bad about taking a leave of absence from the blog for, um, … Continue reading

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Three days later

To paraphrase Meg from A Practical Wedding, it was not the best day of my life. The best day of my life would have involved more sleeping, less tulle and much different weather. It WAS the best party I have … Continue reading

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26 days and counting

More dirty secrets about weddings, specifically your own: they are emotional roller-coasters. Some brides and wedding magazines and wedding blogs and movies and such will lead you to believe it’s the HAPPIEST TIME IN YOUR LIFE! and so much fun. … Continue reading

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Does this count as cheating?

My dear friend Noodles is a member of my Bridal Brigade (the phrase I’m using in lieu of bridesmaids, because I don’t like that word for some inexplicable reason). She’s also my designated ‘slapper’ for the wedding, which is the … Continue reading

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