So, funny story: Two young men walked by Lance and I while we took these photos in our hometown of Springfield, Illinois, the Sunday after Christmas. They looked and stared and laughed a bit, which is one of the odder parts of blogging, but we’re used to it. But then he said the best part: “Fuckin’ tourists.” With full judgement, he scoffed … Keep reading…

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Imagine this: You’re at Target after a particularly gnarly Thursday, mocking (and being terribly disappointed) by the new Kate Young collection– more on that issue to come– when you spot the perfect, on-sale work-ready skirt. It’s colorful. It’s comfortable. But it’s Thursday, so it won’t be worn till Monday, as Fridays are casual. No way. What fashion-lover has that kind of patience? (Many … Keep reading…

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As I continue learning about my new job, I’ve realized there are more perks to a 9-to-5 than I’d initially imagined; since I always guessed I’d be at a typical newspaper, I was (sort of) prepared for terrible hours and a constant state of moving. That isn’t so with my sweet new job. Instead, I have consistency. An in-office coffee maker. Insurance options. Vacation … Keep reading…

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