Author Archives: rileduprunner

Pouring One Out for the OG Blog Dog

Before Lucille — or even Ben — graced these pages, about 85% of my posts were dedicated to a certain goldendoodle with great hair, a sunny personality and immediate star power that probably warranted its own spin-off blog but then … Continue reading

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Party Like It’s 1997

I might be biased by the fact that I was a very impressionable twelve years old, but 1997 was a true golden age of music. The world gave us so many hits that year: Chumbawamba’s Tubthumping, the Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony … Continue reading

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It’s My Party and I’ll Hygge If I Want To

My childhood was leave-it-to-beaver charmed, and never more so than on the days leading up to November 18. Every year, we’d check out the same “how to plan a birthday party” book from the library, design six to eight handmade … Continue reading

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Walk on the Wild Side

I’ve always loved going to the movies. I love the smell of popcorn. I love the pure escapism. I love stubbornly following the rituals of theater-going that my dad instilled in me 30 years ago: never arrive after the lights … Continue reading

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Something Old, New, Sweaty & Blue

Weddings — no matter how you slice it — tend to be pretty decadent affairs. If you’re a guest, it means hours of unlimited crab dip and bubbly, unless you were at our wedding, in which case you strangely chose … Continue reading

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Runner Regrets

I’ve regretted a lot of things in my life: Mentioning every single one of Lucille’s ailments while on the phone with her prospective pet health insurer. Skipping Mitch Hedberg’s October 2004 show in Portland, convinced I’d get the chance to … Continue reading

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Dog Days of Summer, or Keeping Your Better Half Cool

I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about my own personal health and comfort. Today, let’s shift the spotlight to someone far furrier and less likely to hold a multi-year grudge: my dog. Lucille, as you’ve probably … Continue reading

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