skin deep white

i watched (500) days of summer last weekend, which, in all of its adorable, melancholy hip glory, reminds me of “stuff white people like.” if you are an american-born in-the-U.S.-dwelling white person between the ages of 15 and 35, you should probably read this book/blog, whether to understand the tragically hip around you or have…

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so you’re a hungry 20-something in kansas city …

some friends and i are planning a dinner out together, so i put together a list of restaurant recommendations. i’ve been to all but two of them, so i felt i could give fair mini reviews based on atmosphere, general price, food quality and appropriate attire. my apologies if i have misjudged the two restaurants listed that…

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cycling, shopping and the incredible egg cream

currently reading: orthodoxy, by g.k. chesterton from g.k. chesterton | collected works, volume i heretics, orthodoxy, the blatchford controversies sample:  “… it became evident that if a man would make his world large, he must be always making himself small. even the haughty visions, the tall cities, and the toppling pinnacles are the creations of…

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of tears, twitter and (chocolate) temptations

from the bookshelves: a midsummer night’s dream, by william shakespeare today threatened to be one of those days.  you know the kind — where everything that possibly could go wrong does, anything you do all of the sudden takes forever, and you get frustrated and worked up to the point that, darn fergie, you’re just…

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coffeehouses: blackdog

a good latte is hard to beat. tomorrow i’m meeting a friend before work (or school, in her case) at blackdog, one of our favorite local coffeehouses.  in kansas city we’re lucky to have a number of good coffeehouses — this one just happens to be close to both of us.  they serve very good…

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