10 Years of Infinity On High

On February 6, Fall Out Boy’s third studio album Infinity On High turned ten. I had a hard time believing it when Reed told me, because this album has been in and out of rotation for me ever since it came out. It feels almost timeless, given that if I don’t listen to it for a…

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Countdown to Veganuary: Survive and thrive

I’m coming up on my two-year veganversary, which is really exciting! Going plant-based has improved my life in a myriad of ways. I save a ton of money on groceries since I don’t buy animal products or byproducts, and even though the vegan takeout options in Providence are numerous, I don’t eat out nearly as often as…

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Par for the Course (Or, How Your First Celebrity Crush Never Dies)

This entry was originally written in response to the “nostalgia” prompt on Femsplain. A few weekends ago, the first person I ever told my mom I wanted to marry — Justin Timberlake — played in the annual celebrity golf tournament that’s been held in my hometown ever since I can remember. I got a text from my best friend…

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Adventures in bicycling: 26 miles roundtrip

From March 2014 to May 2015, we lived in an apartment that was practically right on the East Bay Bike Path. I didn’t own a bicycle for any of that time. In fact, I didn’t acquire a bike until more than a month after moving out of that apartment and into one in Providence, where…

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10 Years of Everything In Transit

I’ve been trying to write this post since my copy of the Everything In Transit 10-year anniversary vinyl package showed up on my doorstep, a little over a week ago. It’s really hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since the first time I heard Everything In Transit. I was 15 years old and everything felt weird and…

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Adventures in bicycling: Introducing Bee

The summer after I graduated from college, I bought my first car. I’ve written a handful of posts about him; in August of 2012, when I drove Hazza off the lot, I assumed I would always need a car to commute to work. Last year when I moved to Rhode Island, I realized that if…

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Organization, or something like it

I have a confession to make: if I don’t have an aesthetically pleasing space in which to create, it causes me to become really, really stagnant. I don’t think I’m alone in that. I think there are plenty of people in the world who struggle with feeling inspired by their surroundings when it comes to…

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Becoming a pet parent

Since bringing our kittens home on February 6, I’ve struggled to write a blog post about them that doesn’t make me sound like a new mom sharing the miracle of birth with the Internet. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it’s not really my thing. I’ve tried writing about our girls — Tommen…

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Baby’s first fender bender

Previously, on Samantha’s Adventures in Car Owning, I learned that getting your car towed is a really expensive, exhausting, terrible experience. In the latest episode of this ongoing series, I learned that getting into a car accident is an even more expensive, exhausting, terrible experience. I will preface this story by saying that everyone involved…

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(Not) understanding death

I don’t know how to write this post. I’ve started it and erased it and started it over at least four times, now. It seems that even though words have always been the one thing I’m good at, this time, they’re failing me. And I don’t really know what to do about it, other than…

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