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I spent an amazing weekend in Philly with some of my oldest friends. Tennis games, bike rides, long walks, facials, Opa, Bru, Independence Beer Garden, toddler birthday party, Naked and Afraid marathons, the Barnes Foundation: the weekend was packed with fun and laughs and no time for pictures.

I spent an amazing weekend in Philly with some of my oldest friends. Tennis games, bike rides, long walks, facials, Opa, Bru, Independence Beer Garden, toddler birthday party, Naked and Afraid marathons, the Barnes Foundation: the weekend was packed with fun and laughs and no time for pictures.


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One of my best friends was in town with her neighbors for the Cubs/O’s series. It was so great to spend time with Emily and her friends, enjoy another Cubs game (despite a three-hour rain delay), and take in the sights today. I may or may not have made them stop at the Jackie Robinson West viewing party. And I may or may not have cried there; damn those kids.


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All smiles! And why not? These kids just won the U.S. title at the Little League World Series. Congrats, and best of luck tomorrow against South Korea.

Photos by Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune.

Love these kids. With all the bullshit of life it’s nice to see an amazing story like this.


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"Haters Are Gonna Hate" - Taylor Swift ft. Teresa Giudice

This is my everything.


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Three horoscopes I read this week (don’t ask) said I should travel so I naturally took that a sign and booked a Labor Day trip to hang with my girls Tara and Gretchen in Philly.  
Spending a weekend with people who have been constants in your life for almost 18 years is the best remedy when you need love and fullness most.      

Three horoscopes I read this week (don’t ask) said I should travel so I naturally took that a sign and booked a Labor Day trip to hang with my girls Tara and Gretchen in Philly.  

Spending a weekend with people who have been constants in your life for almost 18 years is the best remedy when you need love and fullness most.      


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We hope you Lefties are celebrating today.

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Happy Left Handers’ Day!

NPR’s reporting on left-handedness covers two main topics: the causes of left-handedness and successful people who are left-handed (mostly presidents and baseball pitchers).

This story, from a special series, Science Outside of the Box, takes an…

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If you let people work you to death, they will.

How To Disconnect From Work Without Everyone Freaking Out (via fastcompany)

For years I thought making myself accessible 24/7 was the way to get ahead.  I woke up at 5:30 a.m., responded to emails as quick as possible, got ready for work, left my house at 6:30, was working at my desk by 7:30, home at 6:30, worked to 10.  Rinse and repeat.  Since my vacation in July, I have shut-off email from my phone and use the evening to relax.  This down time has helped my creativity and focus.  My boss was surprisingly supportive and has decided to also disconnect at night.  Setting boundaries is a necessary sanity (and battery) saver.  


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Is wasabi the Spanish word for hot?
I shared some wasabi peas with a lovely co-worker who has a very limited palate (I introduced him to hummus and he now eats it every day). I’m horrible because this question had me in tears for at least five minutes. 

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This weekend was packed with activity, and the fun kept my heart full. I spent Friday with old and new friends celebrating the birthday of one of my favorite people at the Cubs game. All photographic evidence was deleted that night: nothing good comes from lots of beer + sun + rooftop dance party. I rallied on Saturday morning to help my sister so she could go back-to-school shopping. Luke taught himself the selfie stare, and I’m heartbroken he’s growing up so fast. I visited my cousin and his new baby girl. My heart broke again; I love experiencing the joy and innocence of children and it’s been really overwhelming for me lately. The night ended at a coworker’s party that was more fun than expected. I was back at Wrigley on Sunday to take the older nephews on a special day out before they head back to school, and we had an amazing day. It’s hard to accept summer is almost in rear view.


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Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
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