LA

The Insta-Home Challenge: Los Angeles

November 27, 2013

Jack Kerouac once said that “LA is a jungle,” but since we’ve moved into Studio City, LA’s been more like a nicely manicured topiary in the San Fernando Valley. Oh man, we’ve become soooo LA. Of all  the sprawling LA ‘hoods, we chose Studio City because we wanted to be a stone’s throw from our [...]

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A very Disney and Scar-y 40th birthday

May 9, 2013

I love my job.  (I’m writing this bleary-eyed on a red-eye from LAX to Chicago, with a 4-hour layover before a half hour flight to Appleton, Wisconsin. I’m on a birthday high. Forgive me if I sound scattered and gushy!) I am grateful for every day that I can say that I am a member [...]

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Spinning heads and time zone changes

November 11, 2012

Oh, friends. It’s been a long-ish time since we last posted — two whole weeks! Gah! Why does it seem like forever in Internet Standard Time? We’ve gotten a few worried emails asking pretty much the same thing: Why the silence? Are the Hollicks okay? Who won the Facebook giveaway? Was it me? Are we [...]

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Pit stops: Mobile, AL and Breaux Bridge, LA

July 17, 2012

To get through the 16+ hour car journey from Greenville, SC to Houston, TX, we had to make a few pit stops along the way.  Both Max and Turkey were fairly miserable on the first leg, since we shoved off around 5 pm and the nighttime darkness frustrated the toddler and banished the cat to [...]

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