Author Archives: Jody

Meet Dottie., the Commuter Bike

I was going to wait to blog about my newest purchase until I’d actually commuted to work on her, and had recorded my commute like a proper blogger, with iPhone photographs and a rundown of how I handled the Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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The Luck of the Dragon

Man, nothing like long-distance house-hunting, packing up 14 years’ of apartment life, and an epidemic of the stomach flu to keep a girl busy. But fortunately, the Year of the Dragon has started, and despite some recent excitement, this whole … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Leave the Capsule (If You Dare)

At one point during our week-long stay with my mother-in-law, in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC, I looked down at the sidewalk and thought: There’s no poop on the street. I could point to a dozen different points … Continue reading

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Product Review: The Graco Nasal Clear Nasal Aspirator, or the Amazing Automatic Snot Sucker

When we decided to have children, I knew I was committing myself to a new life of yuck: changing diapers, cleaning up vomit, sticky fingers, you name it. I had not, however, thought about the fact that I would be … Continue reading

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The Most Forlorn Elf in Christmastown

Eliza loves Christmas. She loves the trees, the flowers, the stars, the reindeer, the snow. She even loves Santa. That is, when he’s not actually, you know, near her. We got in a visit to Santa at Westfield mall in … Continue reading

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