The long haul

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Oftentimes when I am talking with someone about our trips, a topic that comes up is the long flights to and from our destination.

A lot of people don’t like to fly and the idea of spending five or six or 10 or more hours cooped up is one that keeps some people from visiting more far-flung locations. There’s no question that travel can be exhausting and difficult, but it’s the price to pay in order to see amazing places here in the U.S. and around the world.

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Language

Sunday morning* in Jenworld:

(*Barely. It was 11 a.m.)

Pete to Jen, “I’m making eggs. You want one?”

Jen, “Sure.”

Pete, “Do you want ciabatta toast?”

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Archaic

The girls and I watched “Pretty in Pink” last Friday.

I love watching the movies of my youth with today’s youth. A few weeks ago, Pete and I decided that we needed to introduce our offspring to “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and oh boy was that ever fun.

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Week 7

As I finish my seventh week on the job, I had this to say on Twitter recently:

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The Reluctant Cook: Easy, Awesome White Bean Dip

Part of an occasional series about cooking for my family, even though I don’t like to cook.

From time to time, I get the urge to clean out the pantry. At the very least, this involves straightening things up the shelves, but oftentimes it includes taking everything off and cleaning the shelves themselves.

Yesterday was one of those gotta-clean-the-pantry days and it was while I was removing everything from the shelves that I discovered that not only did I have several cans of cannellini beans, but also a half pound or so of dry beans.

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