Category Archives: How To Be Happy

Surprise

Robert woke me up at 8:30 this morning and told me to pack an overnight bag. An hour later, we were in the car, and he plopped a Brewers cap on my head, and told me we were going to … Continue reading

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Before I Die

There’s this chalk wall on Granville between the train and the lake where people lay it all out, their hopes and dreams. Their one big thing, the one you think of when you think of death, and follow it up … Continue reading

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Cleveland

Do you listen to Josh Ritter? People sometimes ask me what kind of music I like, and I don’t know what to say. Country? Folk? Whatever the genre is, Josh Ritter is in it. Technically, he’s a singer-songwriter, but that … Continue reading

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Female Weakness

This Sears Consumers Guide showed up in Robert’s Easter basket this morning, and we’ve been having fun with it all day. The purpose of the catalog was to “tell you just what your storekeeper at home pays for everything he buys” and … Continue reading

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This Is A Post For The New Year

What do you do when you run out of things to say? You work. You read. You take in other people’s stories. You put pen to paper in a journal no one else will ever read. You wonder if you’ll … Continue reading

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House And Home

This is another post about house and home.  Which is funny because I have a deep aversion to nesting, shelter publications (although this response on design*sponge to an article about online shelter publications is a must read for lady bloggers), and … Continue reading

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Things Happy Couples Do: Sleep In Cheap Motels

This might be a new series. Because sometimes I look at so many pretty pictures of happy couples doing happy things that I get confused about how to actually be part of a happy couple. Happy is not always pretty. … Continue reading

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The Post In Which I Am Jealous

If you’ve read the title, you’ve read the post. There’s this thing that I hate about myself, this hideous quality. I am, without a doubt, a jealous woman. I think this is something a lot of women (people?) are. I don’t … Continue reading

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Things Happy Couples Do

Almost all my life, I’ve had these ideas about Things Happy Couples Do. These things are mostly informed by books and movies and obsessively watching people pair off since fifth grade. They do not include things like going to movies … Continue reading

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What’s Really Going On When I Tell You What To Do

Since I started this blog, I’ve been very self-conscious about not sounding like I’m giving advice. People who give advice often come across as judgmental, condescending, and self-important. Nobody likes a self-proclaimed expert. I don’t want to mislead anybody. I’m … Continue reading

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