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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 TheOatmeal.com and felt compelled to share it with you: via TheOatmeal.com 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, Examiner.com, imdb.com, and more. According to the Examiner.com, 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 […]