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Archive for 2008

05/16/2008

Home Cheap Home

    A photo essay detailing our, um, unique decorating skills.   By Hannah Wallace   Faced with such stylish, mature Sarasotans of all ages, I’ve been meaning to do a photo-based blog about our own house. Everyone’s homes always look so perfect; how do real people (read: young, unambitious people with no money and […]

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05/14/2008

Patchwork

By Hannah Wallace [11/11/08 - With permission from my editors, I've stepped in and edited this post to remove the poorly chosen phrase that people have recently been so offended by (read about it in the comments below). Rest assured, my neuroses are better watchdogs of my smart mouth for the experience.]   First off, I’d […]

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05/2/2008

Vegas, Day 2 (and so on)

Our trip west provides a special kind of relaxation (but no formal unions, thanks for asking).   By Hannah Wallace   Schedule, Day 2 ?? Wake up. ?? Do stuff. 7:30 p.m., Bouchon. 10:30 p.m., O.   Schedule, Days 3, 4, 5 ?????????????   Waking up well rested, we begin day two at the Mirage’s […]

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04/30/2008

Vegas, Day 1

The first 24 hours of our vacation set the scene for a fantastic week.   By Hannah Wallace   Schedule, Day 1: 7:30 a.m., flight leaves TPA. 10:40 a.m., Pacific time, arrive in LAV. 11 a.m., meet sister in airport. Vegas!   I’m in Vegas and I’m not coming out. An inauspicious start   At […]

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04/18/2008

Vegas-bound

For once, “strip” and “Cheetah Club Boyfriend” do not add up to naked ladies. Necessarily.   By Hannah Wallace   “Why?!” My father’s face contorted like he’d eaten a bug.   All I said was that CCB and I were planning a trip to Las Vegas. Not that his response was surprising: The man owns […]

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04/15/2008

Charitable Contributions

Sowing the seeds of my nonprofit involvement.   By Hannah Wallace   Well, I just finished printing, sorting, stuffing and sending all 229 update forms for our September Charity Register issue. It’s my fourth year as nonprofit wrangler on this annual project, and as much as I like to think of it as my community […]

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04/8/2008

Sales and Cinema

My garage sale and film festival experiences.   By Hannah Wallace   Man, I’m going to write about something else entirely, but first I have to say, I just spent my lunch break out in this incredible spring weather: warm and humid, but with a cool breeze like a sip of lemonade—or perhaps iced tea, […]

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04/2/2008

Going and Going and Going

Looking back at a busy weekend and forward to another.   By Hannah Wallace   Another whirlwind hockey weekend. Our scrimmage with the Canadian team Friday, then Rink of Dreams and the Lightning game Saturday, then more hockey and my own stupidity Sunday—it’s all a blur of action verbs. Starting after work Friday, gerund-by-gerund, it […]

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03/25/2008

Rites of Spring

I celebrate Easter and the subsequent season in my own special ways.   By Hannah Wallace   As if the usual pagan fertility rites and Peeps weren’t sacrilegious enough, CCB and I forewent the traditional Easter egg hunt Sunday to hide and hunt for beers around the house. I suppose I should be trying harder […]

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03/19/2008

This and That

Downtown blows up, Judi Gallagher validates my English biscuits, and Frank Brunckhorst continues to abuse my love.   By Hannah Wallace   >>Oh, Frank Brunckhorst, why do you hurt me so? You know how much I love your tasty turkey, my passion for your provolone, and yet? While I’m making sandwiches you’re off fraternizing with […]

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