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[19 Oct 2011 | 41 Comments | 4,824 views]
A Paris Engagement

While Adam and I took a bit of a social media vacation during our two-plus weeks traveling in Europe, we did take some time in drafting this email to some of our closest friends. Here it is, unchanged except for the addition of some additional detail and photos to help tell the story.
Dearest friends and family,
I’m writing with exciting news from the land of love and raw milk cheese. Adam asked me to marry him on Sunday Sept. 25 in Paris and I said yes!
The story:
We went to the specialty shops …

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[16 Sep 2011 | 16 Comments | 4,248 views]
Le Fantasme Foodie Commence!

Today is the day that Adam and I leave on our Whole Foods Foodie Fantasy trip to Berlin, Amsterdam, Bruges, and Paris. Thank you again for voting for the video and giving us the opportunity to experience the trip of a lifetime.
Being an OCD over-planner, I picked up a couple books from the library and a friend. I’ll admit that I didn’t crack the spine on some of these, but I think setting them next to my bed while I slept may have allowed some of the information to enter …

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[13 Aug 2011 | 10 Comments | 2,888 views]
Cool Ice Cream, Hot People at the Ice Cream Social!

I don’t know about you, but all I want during this 100 degree summer is ice cream, ice cream, and more ice cream so last week’s ice cream social came at a perfect time for me. As readers of the blog know, I wanted to throw an ice cream party to thank folks for voting for me to win Whole Foods Foodie Fantasy trip to Europe, and because of a generous donation from Graeter’s of 15 gallons of ice cream — enough to feed 500 people (!), I was able …

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[19 Jul 2011 | 27 Comments | 3,858 views]
Things I Like About Las Vegas

Hating Vegas was easy. But after staying there for six days, I actually found some things to like about the place. This includes:
1. My hotel room: I definitely wouldn’t have made it through the week without a nervous breakdown if it wasn’t for my hotel room. Cheers to blackout curtains, a king bed all to myself, maid service, a lovely bathtub and shower, and Internet access.
2. Friendly locals: I was pleasantly surprised at how kind the bartenders, dealers, taxi drivers, and other Vegas staff were. I don’t know how they …

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[18 Jul 2011 | 18 Comments | 6,352 views]
Things I Hate About Las Vegas

While I did spend a night in Las Vegas at Circus Circus when I was fifteen years old and on a teen tour, I didn’t remember anything about it except that the University of Las Vegas had really nice dorm rooms.
So my business trip to Vegas for the Cisco Live! conference where my company sponsored a trade show booth was essentially my first time. I ran into my friend Jon who was going to hang out with a friend for the weekend and he gave me the lowdown on Vegas …

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