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The dating anniversary VS the marriage anniversary

“Happy anniversary,” people said to me on the first and second anniversaries of the day I got married. “Thanks,” I said, secretly thinking, It’s not *really* my anniversary.

For the first two years of marriage I really believed the real anniversary was the day we started dating. That was the day our relationship started – not five years later when we had a big party and signed a piece of paper. The love and commitment were there long before.

But my third wedding anniversary just passed and I’ve changed my tune on this one.

the left hand of the bride over the left hand of the groom, wedding rings prominent
Photo credit: McLaughlin Photography

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Why Rory belongs with Jess

The Gilmore Girls revival is this Friday, as we all know. I’ve been avoiding reading about it as much as possible to avoid spoilers, although I can see all three ex boyfriends are making an appearance. Which made me think about who Rory belongs with, if any of them.

That’s important – it might be be someone else, or no one. But what if it is one of them? Who would it be?

I’ve given this a lot of thought, and I am landing on Team Jess.

Note: If you haven’t gotten all the way through Gilmore Girls, this does contain some spoilers.

Let’s look at the other two contenders first, with a brief recap of the relationships.


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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I’m opting out of my usual “Food History” post this week.

Instead, we’re going to have a little Erin history.

I’d like to share some personal thoughts in lieu of the New Year. I’m reflecting upon the most exciting one of my life so far, 2014 – and the years leading up to it. And, what my New Years resolution will be for 2015.

So, what can I say. . .

a line up of two champagne glasses, a champagne bottle, two glasses, champagne, two glasses, with champagne being poured into the first glass on the left

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Burgers and fried fish at Brown’s Brewing Company

Last night the fiance and I checked out Brown’s Brewing Company in Troy for the second time (photo credit to the fiance for these photos). In addition to great comfort bar food, they also brew their own beer.

I had the Fish and Chips, which was a nice fried cod with delicious french fries that came with a salad, and he had the Old Hickory burger – a cheeseburger with Cheddar Jack cheese, bacon, and cherry raspberry ale barbecue sauce:

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