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The Day I Took A Tuk

Pairs Well With…International Travel + Carin’s fetish for taking over motorized vehicles in other countries It’s not unusual that I borrow things that aren’t mine, but I usually always give them back. Case in point borrowed clothes, money…and the float that I stole in Rio during carnival. (Yes, this did indeed happen.) It’s even better…

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You Can Have My Fried Rice, But I’m Not Goin’ Out Like That

Pairs Well With…”Goin’ Down For Real” by Flo Rida If you’ve ever gotten robbed, and we’re not talking about losing your dignity at the bar last Saturday night, it might have felt like your world flashed before your eyes in slow motion.  In those seconds when it’s all going down for real, it seems like…

Motorbikes & Dongs: Vietnam’s Sensory Overload

Pairs Well With…Motorbikes + Dongs + Sensory Overload Motorbikes.  Dongs.  Pho.  Those three things, all plentiful throughout the city, are what I first noticed upon my arrival to Vietnam.  (Imagine, if you will, the number of dong jokes that are exchanged within our group each day.) Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), month 2…

If I Ruled The World

Pairs Well With… “If I Ruled The World” by Nas feat. Lauren Hill + CNN + Drink of Choice It is Election Day, a day we celebrate our right to vote and represent our pride in our country. The political banter, memes and GIFs have kept us squabbling on Facebook and Twitter, and have left many…

From Ireland to Italy (Part 2: The Italy Part)

  This is one of those vacation stories that you just can’t make up, and honestly, the pictures speak for themselves.  Pour yourself a glass of wine and settle in for this one. In 2013, one random weekday afternoon, my sister, Sarah, and I exchanged a couple of emails and two hours later we were booked…

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Keep Calm & Blog On

Pairs Well With…”All great changes are preceded by chaos.” – Deepak Chopra         Whoever told me doing a blog site transfer and updates on my own would be easy should hide – now. Run fast. I’m coming to get you. Five-second head start. Pairs Well With… just celebrated its first anniversary… …and I felt it was…

Mr. Jones & Me

Pairs Well With… “Mr. Jones” by Counting Crows [wpdevart_youtube]c3Q_MSbmhA4[/wpdevart_youtube] Rolling on only four hours of sleep after a long (and winning) evening of football the night before, I boarded an early ass flight to Denver to see my favorite band: Counting Crows.  Choosing between two loves of my life, the Vikings (first home game at…

Coffee & Middle Fingers

Pairs Well With…  A Side of Snark + Soapbox + Cranky pants + A Skinny Vanilla Latte Today, I do not want to get out of bed.  I don’t want to deal with reality, and I certainly don’t want to adult. I don’t want to act bright and shiny when I’m not feeling sparkly, but…

Unpack Your Adjectives (Or Throw Commas Like Confetti)

Pairs Well With…”ABC” by The Jackson 5 “Unpack your adjectives…or get the hell out of my class!”  At least, that’s what my grammar teacher, “Sherm”, used to tell me.  I never fully understood what “unpacking” them meant, or who had the time to do such a thing.  Where the hell am I supposed to put…

It’s Only Weird If It Doesn’t Work

Pairs Well With… “Got Money” by Lil Wayne + Football (!!!!) Sunday’s can be classified as a few things: a day of the Lord, a day of rest or if you’re me, FOOTBALL SUNDAY!  It comprises my three favorite hours of the week, and the rest of the world fades away.  My devotion and love…