Three years in Lil Rhody

  March 11 marked my three-year anniversary living in Rhode Island. It’s hard to believe it’s been three years, especially when I stop to think about how much has happened. Since I moved here: I’ve changed jobs and started looking into graduate school, including working my way through GRE prep and establishing where I want to…

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Pet Parenting: Leave nothing on the counters

Our cats will be two years old this Christmas, which means that for all intents and purposes, they’re adult cats. According everything I’ve read, they’ve been adult cats since they turned one year old last winter. They eat adult cat food. They’re on a feeding schedule. They should be fairly calm and well-behaved, because they are adults. If…

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I haven’t made a new post since May…

If you’ve been reading The Verbal Thing regularly (which would be a feat and you are commended for it), you know that I don’t post as consistently as I’d like. To be completely honest, since I started this blog, my goals for it have often fallen by the wayside as life has repeatedly kicked me in…

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Why Home Improvement Projects Should Be Done Solo

Since I moved out of my parents’ house two years ago and into an apartment with my partner, I’ve learned a lot about home improvement and interior decorating projects. Here are some examples: “Some Assembly Required” literally translates to “Kiss Of Death”. Although you may leave a store with a complete box of parts (for…

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In 2015…

Before we even jump into this post, I have to point something out. Since I started this blog in August 2012, I’ve tried hard to post consistently but never really managed it… until this year. In 2015, despite not posting nearly as often as I wanted, I still managed to make at least one post…

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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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