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Vague memories of an Irish pub

When we last left our heroine, she was at an Irish pub in the awful land of Washington, D.C.: a land full of people with agendas and horribly arranged streets... We'd moved to a larger room in the back of The Dubliner and our group was gaining people like crazy. By this time, many ...
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Cabdrivers are crazy

During our trip to Chicago earlier this month, I did something that I've never done: I relied on cabbies for transportation. Thanks to the Hyatt on McCormick place and their ridiculous parking practices ($38 to go in and out all day!), we decided to use taxis to help save our wallet. Believe it ...
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Family is love

I'm back from our Chicago excursion over Labor Day weekend and I'm sick and tired and achy and blecky. I will be spending most of the day sleeping so I can go to school tomorrow and practicum Wednesday. However, the one thing that was truly reinforced this weekend is that there is no ...
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Vacation Part III: The finale

So, we finally got A.J. settled into the car and Livvy was working at keeping him calm. Overall, he was quite a brave little soldier. Every now and then he’d break the brave face and it reminded me how young he really is. He’s such a tall, big child that I forget ...
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Vacation Part II: Where it all goes downhill

The morning started beautifully. We slept in and ate leftover spaghetti from the night before for breakfast. A.J. loves nothing more in life than his NeeNee's spaghetti. Snails followed us from TN and the water was simply breathtaking. We were all in good spirits. The pontoon boat was loaded and ...
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