Friday Drabble: The Two of Us

A drabble is a very short story of exactly 100 words. Feel free to join in and write your own drabbles on Fridays and tag them with “friday drabble” and on Twitter with the hashtag #fridaydrabble. The Two of Us We’ve been together for years now, though sometimes I think I hardly know you at…

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Opening Scene?

So, you know how when you’re sick, you can almost always plant yourself on the couch and watch some Law & Order marathon on TNT or USA Network? Those shows almost always start with some bystander/passerby coming across some grisly crime scene. And other than maybe hotel maids, it seems that people out walking their…

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The Aerie Holiday Drink Menu, 2012

I was going to post this yesterday, but it wasn’t much of a day for celebrations. In an effort to try and bring a little good cheer back at such a sad time, I thought I’d post this year’s Holiday Drink Menu. Stop by for one. Or more.

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A Week Later

So, last Tuesday was a pretty big day around The Aerie. Naturally, the election was big news (although actually the race for our Congressional seat is still going on – that is still being tallied, it’s that close), but I also had the surgery for the basal cell carcinoma that I had on the top…

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BBAW Interview Meme

Kelly and Tom both did this good set of interview questions from BBAW (Book Bloggers Appreciation Week) and I figured I hadn’t done a meme in a while. This one offers a little view into how reading gets done around The Aerie. Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack? Rarely. I…

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Easy Go

Last month, the Beloved and I watched the film Margin Call. It was a dramatized take on the events at a prominent Wall Street financial firm (they should have disguised the name as Breeman Lothers) as the home mortgage based crash of 2008 began to unravel around them. It was a good, albeit depressing, film.…

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Penny’s Big Day

It was a big day around The Aerie yesterday – Penny’s 3rd Birthday! We celebrated by signing up for a 5k Walk/Run to benefit one of the local animal hospitals and shelters. Lost in the fine print of the sign-up was that we were supposed to be to the starting area around 7 a.m. Who…

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Point of Contention

It probably comes as no surprise that from time to time we enjoy a good happy hour here at The Aerie. But other than mixing a good cocktail, what else does that involve? Well, when it’s either too dark (Standard Time effect) or too chilly for the patio, we’ll often sit in the kitchen, have…

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New Year’s Inspiration

One of the staples in the Christmas stockings at The Aerie for the past couple of years has been a couple of magazines. These are usually ones that we commonly don’t get and are often of the silly or trashy varieties. Sometimes though, they are thoughtful and lend themselves to relaxing afternoons on the couch.…

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Interlude

There are a couple of days here at The Aerie starting around noon on Christmas Day when nothing happens. And I mean nothing. After the gifts are open, we all settle in (the “all” this year, like last year, was The Beloved, her mom, Penny and me) for a few days of catching our breath,…

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