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Archive for 2008

10/7/2008

Autumn at Last

With the social season already underway, we kick off hockey season in Ellenton this weekend.   By Hannah Wallace   Ye gads, I can breathe again!   I keep getting like this—every time there’s a change in weather, I basically break down weeping with happiness. Spring warmth? A loving kiss from heaven. June humidity? An […]

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09/23/2008

Parties of Two

Looking back at dating life with fondness (and relief).   By Hannah Wallace   “Look at my bra!”   Yeah, not how I expect to be greeted when I walk into a hockey locker room. But one of my teammates, a 40-something Sarasota divorcee, recently bounded back into the dating scene (“Four dates in two […]

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09/18/2008

The Sporting Life

  The things I do are not always the things I’m supposed to be doing.   By Hannah Wallace   CCB and me at Raymond James Stadium not learning how to tango or how to make marzipan flowers.   One of my bosses recommended I take a Lakewood Ranch cake decorating class and blog about it, as […]

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09/10/2008

Season Kickoff

The beginning of the social season finds me at home among many different crowds.   By Hannah Wallace   Oh my God, the coolest thing happened at the UnParty Friday night. As I was standing awkwardly near the door, trying to look chill while searching the crowd for Copy Editor Megan, a woman walked past […]

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09/5/2008

Summer Saver

How to afford your electric bill and still enjoy the summer.   By Hannah Wallace   Oy, this heat. All I want to do is crank the thermostat to 55 and hang around the house all day eating soup and drinking lemonade.   Alas, my electric bill is double what it was in January—and that’s […]

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08/27/2008

My Olympic Awards

Sarasota notes from this year’s Beijing sports spectacular.   By Hannah Wallace  My new hero. Aside from my reccurring nightmares in which the planet’s sole language consists of one word, “phelps,” I didn’t think I was Olympicsed out. But as I sit down to write this blog two days after the closing ceremonies, it already […]

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08/21/2008

Hurricane Feh

Musings on a not-so-stormy day.   By Hannah Wallace   It was Judi Gallagher’s idea to blog about the hurricane. She got my attention Monday afternoon from the other side of Pho Cali, as I waited for Rockstar Kim to arrive.   “Oh, it’s coming,” I assured her (secretly relieved someone had finally given me […]

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08/13/2008

Kegtacular!

Our house party is a success!   By Hannah Wallace   The star of our show, waiting and ready for the curtain to rise.  Well, the keg is floating, the balloons are popped and there are baked beans on the rug—Kegtacular II has come and gone. Let me get the disappointments out of the way. […]

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08/6/2008

Martina and Me

My hockey teammate, the international tennis super-star.   By Hannah Wallace    Martina and a hockey husband after a Ms. Conduct game.   It was going to be a busy week anyway, what with Kegtacular on Saturday. I didn’t need the added stress of interviewing an international sports icon. Fortunately, me and Martina go way […]

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07/28/2008

Entry 100

Looking back on a year and a half of blogging.   By Hannah Wallace   Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my 100th entry! Here’s a breakdown of my relatively brief blogging career.   The challenge? Trying to strike a balance between Sarasota Magazine’s intended readership (cultured, stylish and mature), my personal readership (rowdy, wiseass and […]

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