Category Archives: home

Closets and bathrooms

I watch a lot of House Hunters on HGTV because I like to see how the rest of the world lives (HH International is addictive). Whenever I encounter an episode with a hunter squealing about closets or demanding more space … Continue reading

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Sense of smell

The Modern Love Machine has a horrible sense of smell, which he says comes in handy as a high school teacher. He probably also appreciates his poor sense of smell when the house has a particularly unpleasant odor, as it … Continue reading

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Come to my window

I love snow, but I’m not sure I envy any of you who are stuck dealing with the current snowmaggedon. We’ve had beyond our usual share of snow in the mountains of Tennessee, but we got spared in this latest … Continue reading

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A Christmas-themed staycation

Thanks for all the comments on that last post, both supporting and contrary. That post came off a little grinchy, so I’m going to stick to photos of Christmas cheer today. I’ve sneakily taken this week as a staycation week. … Continue reading

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Getting started early, just in case

Here’s a little secret … when the first holiday commercial popped on TV a couple of weeks ago, I didn’t complain about it being obscenely early for Christmas commercials like I usually would. I was happy to see it. I’m … Continue reading

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Here for the party

I’ve been MIA from the blog for a week for a good reason: I actually, legitimately had some time off from work, and not just any time but a Saturday off. That’s, like, unheard of this time of year for … Continue reading

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Thou shall not oversuds

All of you who e-mailed me in response to my last post — y’all are awesome, and thank you for your replies. Gah, I love the internets sometimes. It’s so ask-and-ye-shall-receive. Anyway, so my longtime friend John told me a … Continue reading

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I see a red room and I want it painted grey

What happens when The Modern Gal has to work intermittently all weekend and therefore becomes fairly antisocial? This: Exciting, no? The hundred-year-old house that the Modern Love Machine and I bought a few months ago is blessed/cursed with dark-wood trim … Continue reading

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And half of half is …

Well, Movecation 2010 is over, and I deem it a success for the most part. Success in that I got all my crap moved in by yesterday and technically I’m supposed to be out of the old place by today, … Continue reading

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Movecation 2010

You guys, it’s June 7. Do you know what that means?? That means I survived six weekends of being on the road. It means I survived a weeklong work assignment away from home (and one that involved an average 10 … Continue reading

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