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A manifesto against the tyranny of luxury kitchens.

Before the internet, you only had to keep up with the Joneses…  They were real people who lived next-door and probably drove a Corvette.

And even if you might have liked their car for yourself, you knew for a fact that they wore too much cologne, misused the word Machiavellian, and were just generally unlikable people who let their dog poop in everyone’s yard.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

Craigslist is my spirit animal – The bed saga, Pt. 1

The bedrooms at our old house were about the size of shoeboxes, but at this house we have plenty of room for a king-size bed.


The bed-shopping experience has been derailed by my ever-escalating symptoms of GFTD: giant-fancy-thing-disease… Giant fancy things are out there. I will be getting them.

My affliction is particularly advanced – to the point where practicality has stopped playing any role at all in my design choices.

Do you see a problem here? No? Me either.

If you like craigslist-bargains or estate-sale hunting, you MUST read the story of this antique bed. **this girl’s craigslist stories are hysterical.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

A Christmas Decorating Miracle

There is no end to my creativity when the other option is doing actual work.

For example, if I were to say to myself – Self, you should write the Great American Novel or get your PhD in quantum physics.

Self would say – that sounds boring. And hard. Also, I do not know what quantum physics is.

And I would say – I know, but it is important to do hard, boring things. So that at the end of your life you are not sad that you squandered the opportunity to accomplish them.

To which Self would say – the world already has Jonathan Franzen and Stephen Hawking… what it needs you to do is figure out how to write on The Kingdom Mirror with glitter.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.