I’ve Moved!

August 1, 2011


I’m no longer here. I’m now over at my fancy new website: http://www.soullikeaspider.com. I’ve moved over to a domain name of my own, added a couple pages, and did a complete redesign on a new platform. Those of you who subscribe with an RSS reader, please make sure to switch the URL over to http://www.soullikeaspider.com/blog/rss.xml to […]

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Why I Want to Hug My Apartment

July 26, 2011


There are several reasons why my husband and I have not elected to move into a house as of yet (aside from the fact that we have a year on our lease). They have been rattling around in my head and so it’s time I actually wrote them down. (1) I don’t want to move […]

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Seize the Fish

July 19, 2011


This weekend has not been so fun. Friday was my husband’s birthday, which was the good thing. The bad thing was that there was an opportunity so close for us that I could taste it. I figured that all that was (really) left in the decision process was just to stop and get the celebratory […]

To Capture a Whisper

July 15, 2011


“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways” and let me write for you for a lifetime and use all the ink I can find to try to tell you what I hardly have the mechanics to express. (Even when I’m trying!) A new dawn of love is rising over our little white […]

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Fish Bones

July 6, 2011


Fish bones. Tiny, translucent fish bones a third of the length of a toothpick refused to separate themselves from the grilled perch on my plate. After the second or third attempt to not swallow them, I abandoned the fish for the green beans and hoped that the bones wouldn’t perforate my intestines in my sleep. […]

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July 5, 2011


it's that word that you keep using-- like we are dancers and you somehow invited me out onto the floor. these paper (and glass) birds won't save us anymore from our reasons and you can pick me all the jonquils you want! but i will still hear the thump of my cast on the floor […]

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The Dress That Found Me

June 23, 2011


I got my wedding dress at a boutique in downtown Rochester. It was a small shop, intimate and cozy, and the woman helping me immediately put me at ease. (This was the aforementioned Eva Longoria lookalike.) I would not have normally even touched that store because I was on a super-tight $3k budget, but my […]

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I remember, don’t worry.

June 3, 2011


I’m listening to Duke Ellington and walking through town. Orange light is spilling across the pavement and headlights are starting to come on. The smell of fried food coming from a Chinese restaurant from a nearby plaza seems more like an emotion than a scent. It reminds me of that one evening several years ago […]

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Love and Simplicity: Why the World Could Have Ended

May 25, 2011


My husband and I woke up slowly, but earlier than usual on Saturday. When we were awake enough to talk, we laid in bed swapping dream stories and laughing. Our new crimson sheets felt wonderful against my skin as I glanced up at the ceiling trying to piece together what I still remembered from my […]

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The Day Before My Wedding: Part II

April 30, 2011


Missed Part I? Read it here. You know those days where you put on the outfit you had planned to wear to an event and no matter how much you try to make it work, it just doesn’t feel right? You can’t get the one weird seam to lay flat, or the sleeves feel funny […]

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