Category Archives: Random

What’s your biggest kitchen disaster?

  Cake disaster at King Arthur Test Kitchen We’ve been talking about kitchen mishaps, mostly of the messy variety, around here lately. At Casa 1Sentence, we started telling a few more cooking stories, of different types of kitchen mishaps. Um, … Continue reading

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Snow Day!

It’s a SNOW DAY! Gorgeous. Of course, I only feel that way because I don’t have to go anywhere. Plus, I had the good fortune of meeting some adorable high school kids who are raising money for the school science … Continue reading

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5 Things That Make Me Happy (and 2 That Do Not)

Katy, who writes one of my favorite blogs, the Non-Consumer Advocate, posted recently about 5 things that make her happy. But that’s not enough for her, no way. She felt the need to temper it with 2 things that tick … Continue reading

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Seven Fads That Have To Go

Lately I have found myself annoyed as all get out by some of these ridiculous trends. Come on, you know you are sick and tired of these, too. What would you add to my list? Fancy clothes for pets. I … Continue reading

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What could you do to make $5?

Have you seen fiverr yet?  It is … bizarre, and actually, somewhat like a bazaar, too. Like a strange combination of Craig’s List and the want ads. People post things they will do for $5. Well, the buyer pays $5, but … Continue reading

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Another reminder: Life is short

I want to write a positive post. I want to discuss how to focus on the important things, the things that truly matter to us. I want to quote James Taylor: “the secret of life is enjoying the passage of … Continue reading

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Moodiness

Ooooof! I have been in a crummy mood lately. A really crummy mood. To all my friends and family who have born the brunt of my moodiness, I sincerely apologize. Good thing I’m usually so lovable.

I know that in the big picture of life, I have no reason to complain. So what should I do about this funk that I cannot seem to shake? Here’s my plan […] Continue reading

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What’s your favorite wedding memory?

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it to the wedding of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Vanessa Nadal (my invitation seems to have gotten lost in the mail! or something :-D).

But luckily there is an online video of one of the wedding highlights: a wedding toast delivered by Lin-Manuel and his new father-in-law, which gradually turns into a musical performance not to be missed. With the addition of the groomsmen, the bridesmaids, the groom’s family — and don’t forget the choreography — it’s definitely something to see.

If you are reading this in email or with an RSS Reader, you’ll have to click through in order to see the video. Sorry for the hassle.

Most people’s weddings are the biggest party they will ever throw. And for people like me who don’t commonly host large parties, I think it’s still a pretty darn big deal. When I got married, oh so long ago, what I remember most […]
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Happy (Jewish) New Year: L’Shana Tova U’Metuka

The photo above is my ‘shofar,’ an instrument made out of a ram’s horn, which is a traditional part of the Rosh HaShanah ceremony. Personally, I am unable to make any sound come out of the shofar, but both of … Continue reading

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Kindness of Strangers

A recent post on RealDelia and two news stories has me thinking about the kindness of strangers. When a family’s house was threatened by a mudslide, strangers came out of the woodwork to help them. On the flip side, a woman is caught on camera treating a cat cruelly and she becomes the object of death threats.

Are most people kind to strangers?

Once, when I was traveling overseas, a very kind stranger came to me rescue. I was using a bright red day-planner to organize my entire life. All my travel documents, plane tickets, passport, and loads of cash were in that day-planner… Continue reading

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