A Twitter Success Story

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I am not a huge fan of twitter. I am a little embarrassed to say, I don’t really get it.

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That being said, whenever my co-worker let’s me take over our twitter account for an event (and sadly, this has only happened twice) I start to appreciate it a little more. But how knows if that is twitter, or the sense that I am wearing a super hero’s uniform (yes, for this blog’s purposes, Robin Hood is a super hero).

But I did have a success lately with twitter.  And I must give my sister Abby credit for encouraging me to go to the twitter-verse for help in the first place.

To hear the story, please visit Robin Hood’s tumblr page for my latest post.

A Moment of Silence

Can we all take a minute and share a moment of silence for Sherwood.

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Yes, that’s right, my betta fish has died.

While some may blame me (and my lack of tank cleaning) I blame Robin Hood’s poor heating. I am 99% sure he froze to death. Thankfully, with my new 12.12.12 concert sweatshirt, I am safe from the same fate.

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We will always remember Sherwood for the joy and happiness he brought to our office and he will be missed. Thankfully, he will be reunited with his friends Tex and Rob Lowe.

Friday Afternoon Roundup

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Kids, do not try this at home.

Team Long Brothers – something to inspire us all.

Proud to be a child of the 90s.

I believe Manti Te’o.

Skinny buffalo chicken dip? Does such a thing exist?

Love this wine rack.

20 tasty recipes for the Superbowl

Matt and I are going to the movies tonight. Hopefully this isn’t an issue.

Some days I want to move to San Fran.

2013 Inauguration recap

Cold.

When I was working (obviously very hard) today, I decided that with the current cold spell we are experience, it would be a good time to buy a new coat.

In college I was able to survive the Boston winters by rocking my swim parka.

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However, since graduating and retiring from the sport of swimming, I had to hang up the parka. Let’s be serious, it just isn’t appropriate to wear around town. Well, unless you are my mom who continues to wear it to get the paper in the morning or while she is snow blowing the driveway.

So, as a result, for the past 7 years, I’ve been freezing. No coat could ever replace the parka – so why would I even bother. That is, until now. With well below freezing temperatures, a 10-15 minute walk to the subway, and a new found shopping addiction, it seemed like the perfect time to get a new coat.

Which brings me back to online shopping. I found one I liked (and on sale!) and sent the link to Abby to get her opinion.

FAST FORWARD TO NOW

As I sat down to blog this evening, I realized that I had nothing good to write about . So I wrote to Abby asking for ideas…

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So, here I am. No coat. Nothing to blog about. And cold.

Yup. My life is rough.

Oh yeah, here’s the coat I wanted to get

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What do you think? Should I get it?

This is What Healthy Looks Like

Matt and I are trying to eat healthier this week. Unfortunately that means eating green mush soup.

 

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Actually, I am being dramatic. It was pretty tasty, considering it is bright green. I dare you to try it.

Creamy Broccoli Soup (via Whole Living)

Ingredients

1 Tbsp coconut oil

1 medium yellow onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

4 cups cleansing broth*

1 head broccoli, trimmed and chopped (6 cups)

3 cups baby spinach

1 avocado

course salt and freshly ground pepper

 

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Add broth and bring to a boil. Add broccoli and cook, covered, until bright green and tender, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat, stir in spinach, and let cool slightly.
  2. Transfer soup to blend and puree with avocado. Adjust seasoning. Garnish with avocado and a drizzle of olive oil.

Refrigerate soup in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Friday Afternoon Round Up

MLK-reflect

Can these guys visit our office too?

Fireflies!

How to make rainbow flowers.

The temperature is finally dropping. Time for hot chocolate and marshmallows!

I always check myself out in windows!

Another reason I want to move to Denver.

A social media guide to the 2013 Inauguration.

Suddenly football is way more interesting.

I like having a happy president better.

Yah! Ty’s Kitchen is back, just in time for the Superbowl!

I want to move here. Or at least use it as a weekend getaway.

5 colorful dishes to try.

Funny celeb make-unders.

Mini stars