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July 18, 2020

Weekend Recap: COVID Birthday

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Well, my birthday this year was not quite what I expected… but I guess that’s the theme of 2020, right? Normally, I like to take a day off work (whether on my birthday or close to it) and spend it doing my favorite things. COVID didn’t interrupt that, but my work schedule did – I didn’t block the day soon enough, and my calendar filled up with a bunch of meetings that I didn’t want to cancel. So while I couldn’t get in an all-day mountain adventure, I settled for starting my work day with a favorite trail run. To …

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July 11, 2016

Birthday Nostalgia

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Yesterday was my birthday, and like last year’s extravaganza, I kicked off the celebrations by hosting a house party the night before. I went with a summery theme for the food, making a whole bunch of dips (French onion, buffalo chicken, crab dip, and yogurt fruit dip), two massive pots of low country boil, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. I also muddled some basil with lemonade for a simple drink that could either be non-alcoholic as a standalone, or mixed with vodka or bourbon for something a bit punchier. After the birthday eve party, though, my actual birthday yesterday was pretty low-key. I …

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