Category Archives: Holiday

I am Liz Lemon

My husband often compares me to Liz Lemon from 30 Rock. I think it’s partly because I tend to spill food on myself and partly because I don’t pay careful attention to those little personal details, like whether I’ve fully … Continue reading

Posted in Fear, Holiday, Stress, Stupid | 1 Comment

White Christmas!

Mother Nature got it in just under the wire. Snow started falling at my Christmas location at 9 p.m. last night, so it was an official White Christmas. And this morning I woke up to 6 inches of white fluffy … Continue reading

Posted in Holiday, Weather | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Merry Christmas to all

Tonight there is a Christmas tree and a dining room table groaning under the weight of Christmas cookies and my aunt’s amazing chocolate. Later there will be a candlelight Christmas service and a ridiculously large meal. It’s an embarrassment of … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Holiday | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Why I love having six weeks off for Christmas

 Sleeping in until 8 a.m. That’s late for me! Working out every single day. When you have nowhere you have to be, you have time to do all those special sit ups and fancy arm curls from Self magazine. Reading … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Friends, Fun, Holiday | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

S*#! my dad says: Thanksgiving edition

I’m home for Thanksgiving break, where the source of amusement is usually my punchy and inappropriate mother. She and my brother often feed off each other, sending one another into fits of giggles with increasingly ridiculous mental images. I’ve tried … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Holiday | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cville Photo Wednesday: It’s fall. Kind of

The calendar says it’s late fall, almost winter in fact. But the temperatures in Charlottesville lately tell a different story. With highs of 70 degrees last week, you might think it’s September — if not for the red, yellow and orange … Continue reading

Posted in Holiday, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cville Photo Wednesday: Halloween on the UVA Lawn

Charlottesville loves Halloween, and one of the best events is trick o’treating on the Lawn. This central part of UVA’s Grounds is rimmed by student dorm rooms that don’t look all that different from when Thomas Jefferson first built the … Continue reading

Posted in Charlottesville, Holiday | 1 Comment

The power of ‘Slutty Halloween’

Apparently I’ve struck a chord. In the last 7 days, the search term that brought the most readers to my blog was “slutty Halloween.” The second most powerful term: “slutty Halloween girls.” The third: “slutty Halloween porn.” The fourth: “slutty … Continue reading

Posted in Holiday, Sex, Social life | 1 Comment

Happy slutty Halloween!

 In a college town, Halloween is about slutty costumes. I feel safe in making that claim after spending four years in undergrad at UNC-Chapel Hill, home of the biggest Halloween street party ever. On Halloween Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street is … Continue reading

Posted in B-school traditions, Holiday, Sex | 1 Comment

Welcome to Barf-elona, er, Barcelona

I planned my Spring Break waaaay back in October. That was when I signed up for a Global Business Experience, a one-week Darden course abroad. Destination: Barcelona. I thought my plan was perfect. While my classmates were on GBEs in … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Friends, Holiday, Snow, Travel | 2 Comments