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  • May15th


    So I was just saying to Sister that I’ve realized just how active Eleanora has gotten because I never have time to blog anymore. I don’t even have time to THINK about blog posts. This is my view for a good portion of each day:


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  • February23rd


    The Oscars are this Sunday, and I — like you, I’m sure — will be cheering on Octavia Spencer to take home the Best Supporting Actress prize for her role as Minny in The Help.


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  • February17th


    A long, long time ago… in a galaxy far, far away… I had a normal, adult job. I got up every Monday through Friday morning and showered for it. And then I drove to work all alone in my quiet car while I soaked up all the important news on NPR.

    Now I have a mom job. I report to work every day. (In the words of Violet, the Dowager Countess, “What is a weekend?”) Some days I get a chance to shower (hooray!), and I catch bits of what’s happening on The Outside by straining to hear the Today Show over a discordant orchestra of 18 different “educational” toys that are all making noise at the same time.

    Last month, my two galaxies collided when my former bosses, Aaron & Gretchen (pictured here at our wedding four years ago – look how wellested I look!)…

    Wedding with A&G

    Photo by Jonathan Adams

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  • January24th


    This morning, my dear friend Octavia Spencer was NOMINATED FOR AN ACADEMY AWARD. Holy moly! And just a couple of weeks ago, she took home the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Minny in The Help.

    If I may brag for a moment, I met Octavia through Uncle Josh when I was 17 years old. Full disclosure: I’m 31 now. She is one of the loveliest, brightest, most “salt-of-the-earth” people you could ever meet. She has sat at our table for many Thanksgiving dinners and other family gatherings, and being in her presence is like watching that video of the baby panda getting startled by a sneeze. She is DELIGHTFUL, y’all.

    As some of you may remember (“some of you” referring in particular to Haley and Branch), The Lexingtonienne nabbed an *exclusive* interview with Octavia in July of 2010, just before filming of The Help began. CHECK IT OUT AGAIN RIGHT HERE!

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