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I get abnormally excited about sweet shopping deals, great food, cheap drinks, smutty writing, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Find me at:
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Thanks, Judy. I was sad to hear about Mabel. So amazing, they are.
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2012 on It is time to say goodbye to Felicia. at Girl Friday
The next call I make to Felicia's vet will be to schedule the end of her life. In just the last month, she has lost nearly half her body weight. I had been giving her buprenorphine for her pain every... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2012 at Girl Friday
This is the soup I whipped up on Sunday with an hour to spare before heading to Lyndale Tap House to host trivia. It was so easy and so incredibly good (courtesy of a generous portion of garlic, I think)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2011 at Girl Friday
I'm still here! This summer is about 75% busier, workwise, than last summer, and that seems to go for just about everyone around me. While I'm happy this means we're all gainfully employed or at least involved in professional projects,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2011 at Girl Friday
I posted a Twitpic this afternoon to help lure my dear friend and neighbor, Ben, to my apartment for lunch. I made cactus salad and tortilla soup for us, but Ben was taking his sweet time and my soup broth... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at Girl Friday
Someone's been drinking...
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2011 on 5 Valentine's Day Love Notes at Girl Friday
I've been going to a chiropractor the past month after a pretty bad car accident on New Year's Eve (more on that in the next post). He gives me "homework" after each adjustment; do this exercise when you wake up,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at Girl Friday
Happy New Year's Eve, everyone! I hope you have something fun and glamorous planned for the evening, which will keep you off the slick streets and sidewalks. I left the house last night right before the wind started and, by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2010 at Girl Friday
This blog post is long overdue. Not only because just now have I been able to log into my Typepad account for the first time in weeks, but because Rituals lotions are the best I've ever found and I think... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2010 at Girl Friday
Anybody catch this story in the New York Times? Told to Eat Its Vegetables, America Orders Fries This is a serious health problem in our country right now, and I'm sure everyone is aware of it. I was talking to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at Girl Friday
Wow, it only took me 2 days to log into Typepad this week. I better double up on the blog posts while I'm in! If you didn't catch it, here's me on Fox 9 news the other night looking like... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2010 at Girl Friday
Yay, Typepad let me log into day! Seriously, you guys. One of these days I'll stop complaining and actually fill out a help ticket. Although I can see some very slight tweaks in the design as I'm typing right now,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at Girl Friday
Girl Friday posting has been weak at best lately. Not entirely my fault; I can't log into my account more than 50% of the time. I've been hella busy lately, too, so when I have something to say here and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2010 at Girl Friday
Caloric value and fat content of all your favorite foods at the Minnesota State Fair. I better not see another article like this again, Star Tribune. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at Girl Friday
I've been a little off the grid lately, my apologies for that. Sometimes life just presents you with so many more fun things to do than sit down at your laptop for more than a few hours a week. Perhaps... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at Girl Friday
I have a bunch of stuff in my inbox that I wanted to get to this week and share on Girl Friday, but I was a little piled up with work. I'm leaving for Mexico on Sunday for 5... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at Girl Friday
I try to keep Girl Friday mostly fluffy kitties, frosty martinis and big piles of yummy vegetarian food, but sometimes some things are just too important not to share with as many people as possible. "The top-secret world the government... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2010 at Girl Friday
Question: What bar or restaurant employs the hottest servers and bartenders in the Twin Cities? I'm doing some research for an upcoming story and I'd like your input. Contribute to's Hottest Servers & Bartenders list, or just give me... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at Girl Friday
Someone call blog protective services, because I have been very neglectful of poor Girl Friday the past two weeks. In my defense, I've been so busy I also forgot to mail my rent check and send $42.00 to the City... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at Girl Friday
Glad you liked it! I always have chipotles and olives on hand, so I'm able to make little batches just for me.
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2010 on Chipotle Potato Salad at Girl Friday
I don't peel the chayotes here, since the ones most readily available are the smooth-fleshed chayotes as opposed to the spiny-fleshed ones. The skin is very soft, raw or cooked. Softer than an apple.
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2010 on Chayote Chopped Salad at Girl Friday
I love summer eating: salads, salads and more salads! For a break from the lettuce, here's a creamy potato salad with a big chipotle kick. I'm always asked to bring this favorite to barbecues and religiously serve it every 4th... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2010 at Girl Friday
We hope to see you down at LUSH tonight for the premiere of 'Senses.' This multimedia collection is Red Card's biggest and possibly best yet. 5 films and 5 photo collections, breathtaking illustrations, original music, specialty cocktails and, for the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2010 at Girl Friday
Uptown Cafeteria & Support Group opened on Tuesday, so I stopped in with a couple of friends to check it out before the Twins game (in which they ha-whooooped the Rockies). The space is a cross between cool and cute,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2010 at Girl Friday
Thank God today's one of those days when I just happen to have a spare lemon lying around. I just read this article about the widespread popularity of hummus, and now a serious hummus and chips jones is happening. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2010 at Girl Friday