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[4 Nov 2011 | 4 Comments | 3,326 views]
Halloween Costumes and Candy Traditions

When I was a little kid, I loved dressing up. I mean, what child doesn’t? Here is a picture of me in one of my favorite get-ups:
But as I grew older, I started to hate Halloween and all the pressure I felt to dress up in some costume, go to a bunch of parties, get beer spilled on me by strangers, and likely feel uncomfortable in what I’m wearing. But then my friends Betsy and David had a Mad Men New Years party last year, and I really got into …

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[20 Dec 2009 | 13 Comments | 3,963 views]
Smarties, My Ancestral Candy

Dear Emily G.,
I can’t tell you how much fun it was to get your fanciful care package from your trip to Canada. I knew what it contained (since I asked you to send it) but the way you decorated the envelop was so endearing:

I can’t remember the last time (if ever) I’ve taken a picture of a mailer but this one was so cute.

Inside the lovingly prepared exterior was a consumer product near and dear to my heart — Smarties. Not the chalky kind wrapped in clear plastic that we …

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