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As someone who just had to survive a semester of Magazine Editing and relearning all of the grammar rules we so often take for granted, I found this cartoon and the ten others at and felt compelled to share it with you: via Go here to see all ten. You will not be […]

Yesterday was the first day of a new semester for me at the University of Missouri’s Journalism school. As I sat in my first class and the professor went through the niceties of introductions, he recited his resume for us. It was very depressing that about 80% of the publications he had worked as a […]

The lack of posting here at tea@elevensies has not been without good reason. John and I brought home a new dog! Roskoe now has a little sister, and it has been a week and ups and downs with these two. Lucy is a puggle (pug/beagle) that we adopted from the Humane Society in Sedalia, Missouri. […]

Ever since I heard about this book through my many random Internet stumbling upons, I have wanted to read it. Unfortunately, Christmas was approaching, and we were/are poor, so I put off buying it and put it on the Christmas list. My loving, wonderful parents bought it for me. I put down Sense and Sensibility […]

Today I applied for two honest-to-goodness journalism jobs far far away from here and came super close to getting a new dog. I am bored, and I can feel my brain turning to mush. I know I should blog, but I have nothing to blog about, nothing interesting enough worthy of tea@elevensies. Without school, my […]

You should really go out and buy She & Him’s CD Volume One. Once you’ve bought it, put it in a good old fashioned CD player (like the huge one I had in my bedroom at the beginning of the decade when I was a freshmen in high school), turn it up loud and make […]

I promise, we are still here at tea@elevensies. End of the semester and Christmas prep have got us a little preoccupied lately, but we are still here. And to prove it, here’s a Something New Sunday post. As I am learning how to cook and put together well-rounded meal, the most difficult thing for me […]

Um…yeah. Are you as excited as I am? I think not. This news is everywhere: New York Times, Variety, New York Post, CNN,,, and more. According to the, David O. Russell is slated to direct and possibly write the movie, but my favorite thing: Natalie Portman is producing and starring as Elizabeth […]

Did you notice what time of year it is? I’m really excited about what time of year it is. I love love love December and Christmas!!!! I love the weather (but only as long as I have Christmas to look forward to. Jan/Feb/March can go jump off a bridge), the warm clothes, the hot beverages, […]

My responsibility this Thanksgiving was providing pies, something I was a bit nervous about because pie crust and I don’t get a long and I was trying a new pumpkin pie recipe. For the first time, I took my time with these pies and took my time instead of trying to rush through to the […]