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2013 Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is a Big Deal. Even if you're not a runner, you know about Boston. Your stationary feet and Big Mac-clogged heart still know that lots of runners aspire to run Boston, and maybe you don't think of them as Runners until they've done Boston. Runners know that Boston is like the Olympics for normal human beings. It's probably the only chance you'll ever have to run a race where people like Shalane Flanagan, Ryan Hall, and every East African you've never heard of are toeing that same starting line just minutes (or maybe hours) before you.

I haven't run Boston (yet). My first marathon this fall was run with the intention of qualifying for Boston, and I was 3 days too late to get in on the action for 2013. Since I had lots of friends running it this year (and I was pulling for Shalane to win SO BAD), I was watching the live feed online. Listening to the story of the female athlete from Columbia who was leading the race for a while, cheering fo…

Please, do eat cake

I'm sure I'm not alone when I think that there are certain times where a girl (or guy) is just allowed to crave things. Like I think you're totally justified in any flavor of Ben & Jerry's after bad news of the significant other variety. I think you're allowed to want all the doughnuts in the world on your birthday (with sprinkles!). And then there are times that call for cake. Sometimes it's celebration cake and sometimes it's cake for the same reason that you need Ben & Jerry's. Like when your boyfriend decides to be late for (or forget about) your date. Or your friend forgets your birthday. Or you spill wine (red, of course) on your favorite shirt. Or when you realize that you left your car trunk open all night and now you have a dead battery and snow in your trunk...

In the case of bad news bears cake, you really don't want to make an entire cake because a.) you are UPSET and that takes energy and you don't want to spend the effort t…

In which things are delicious and odd

If your family, like mine, usually celebrates holidays with food, there's always at least one recipe that you can count on to make an appearance somewhere on the table. In our house, it's Cheesy Potato Casserole. Since my sister and I are basically moved out of the house, it also makes occasional appearances at Welcome Home! dinners. I am not complaining at all.

I made this casserole yesterday for Easter dinner with my Pastor and his family and some other church friends. Easter this year was a little weird for me, but I can't really put my finger on it.
Recipe and explanation of 'weirdness' after the break...