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Getting Married … in GIFs!

Getting Married … in GIFs!

Hello! We’re nearly at the 2-year anniversary of my publication of the most popular entry in my entire blog: Getting Engaged During the Holiday Season … in GIFs! That feature was, of course, spurred by the joyous occasion of my engagement to Deepak. We are married […]

Smattering of Wedding Photos and the Memories They Produce

Smattering of Wedding Photos and the Memories They Produce

Make ’em laugh Don’t you know everyone wants to laugh? My dad said ‘Be an actor, my son — But be a comical one!’ Now you could study Shakespeare and be quite elite And you can charm the critics and have nothin’ to eat Just […]

The Gray Lady at Our White Wedding: Read About Violet on Orange in the New York Times!

The Gray Lady at Our White Wedding: Read About Violet on Orange in the New York Times!

Hello! Are you tired of my constant coverage of my Halloween wedding yet? Are you starting to suspect that I have that disorder the guy in Memento had, since I apparently must write, reminisce and loudly proclaim about my nuptials in every conceivable moment? As though […]

Wedding Venue Review #1 Part 2: “Factitious” Carondelet House

Wedding Venue Review #1 Part 2: “Factitious” Carondelet House

I just described how I found out about The Carondelet House in Westlake, Los Angeles and listed my top pros & cons for the space. My mom’s analysis upon seeing photos of the space was: “It looks factitious.” Indeed, that dovetails with what I meant […]

Fun for the Whole Family! (By Visiting the Whole Family)

Fun for the Whole Family! (By Visiting the Whole Family)

Whew! That was a long but savored blog-break. Thank you, Person Currently Reading This, for currently reading this. I’m not planning to disappear for so long again. Of course, it was Christmas and New Year’s Eve. As I alluded to previously, Deepak and I have […]

Coast-to-Coast Christmas

Coast-to-Coast Christmas

Merry Christmas! Merry post-Xmas Discount Shopping Day! I hope you’ve had a warm, pleasant and meaningful holiday. I’m currently hanging with my future in-laws, a.k.a. Deepak’s parents. We’ve had a relaxing visit thus far. Small sampling of activities: visiting with Deepak’s best friend of 20+ […]

Run the World: Why You Should Jog Every Single Day

Run the World: Why You Should Jog Every Single Day

Disclaimer: This post is purely anecdote and opinion, and running isn’t for everyone. But if you can manage daily runs, time- and health-wise, this is why I think you should do them. In the last post, I noted that teaching spinning (the common, though trademarked, […]

Spin Class is Overrated

Spin Class is Overrated

Earlier this year, I was a spin instructor. OK, not exactly – “spin” is a registered trademark for the proprietary indoor bicycle exercise system of Johnny G. So, for legal reasons – “indoor cycling instructor.” But it’s the whole sitting on a bike, increasing your […]