Side Dishes

Back to the Grind, by Lauren

December 17, 2012

I won’t lie to you it’s been a rough couple of weeks.  I took a new job for four months in which I subsequently feel overqualified and underqualified for all at the same time.  It’s running a department of 3D artists and VFX  for commercial production.  It’s not really my forte, being directly involved with [...]

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Moving Day! by Lauren

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It’s here it’s finally here! All the boxes are packed and ready to go.  The movers have arrived with their mini truck from which an elevated crane with sleek steel moving elevator attached perches itself to our fourth floor apartment.  We open up the window and by human assembly line we load in all our [...]

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Tired, By Lauren

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A common conversation in our household: Me:  I’m so tired Stefan: From what? Me: From Life!! What am I so tired from?  From going back and forth to London 3 days a week for 10 months, that made me tired.  So now that’s over.  It’s not a sustainable way of life.  I know that.  So [...]

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Turrets, by Hilary

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I have officially convinced myself that I have some bizarre form of Turrets Syndrome. Here’s what happens:  I am so totally convinced of something in my heart my mind and my soul.  I say it out loud and proclaim to the world, “THIS is what I’m going to do today”, and then seriously within minutes [...]

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The End of an Era, by Lauren

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The plane swirled over the bay as the mist hung close to the headlands.  It landed softly in San Francisco and  for the first time in a year in a half I was “home”.  But I wasn’t home.  SF hasn’t been home for almost two years now.  But because I’ve still had my flat there, [...]

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A springtime cleanse, by Hilary

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I keep hearing the same thing over and over in my head lately, “ordinary people do extraordinary things”.  Mostly the voice pops into my head in the morning while I’m walking to work. Over the last two weeks I’ve really started to think about this quote (as it’s constantly haunting me).  Then it hits me.  [...]

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A Very Belgian Xmas Part Deux, by Lauren

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After a massive Thanksgiving with my family in Texas with way too much food, I was not even mentally ready for Christmas.  Usually I don’t have to worry about Christmas dinners since I don’t celebrate the holiday and Christmas consists of a movie and Chinese food.  But the last two years I have been lucky [...]

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