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I’ll Be Doing My Best Braveheart Impression For The Next Two Weeks

I wouldn’t be a true NoMad if I didn’t travel anywhere, so I’m happy to report that I’m leaving for Scotland tonight and will be making my merry way along the Scottish Borders, Northumberland, Edinburgh, Stirling, and St. Andrews for the next two weeks.

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Play of the Day: Baby Style

If the one-handed grab midway through this late night practice session doesn’t convince you, just see how she’s blocking that ball with her body. If I had to guess, I’d say we have a goalie on our hands (also, I think she has stage parents).

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It’s a Hard Knock Life

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In the past year since I moved to New York City, my life seemed to settle down quite a bit. You’ve probably noticed this because of the slow down on the blog. Don’t get me wrong, New York City is filled with crazy, and every day you take your life into your hands just by walking outside. Literally, going into the subway these days might as well be suicide. But, in the past year, I’ve moved into a great apartment on my own, landed a new job, started volunteering at a cancer hospital…I’m basically awesome and perfect at being a New Yorker. There has been little of the crazy that was following me all over Boston, like when I took my friends out to dinner and we ended up starring in a reality show, or that time the limo with the fully stocked wet bar picked me up on Comm Ave. There was one night at Sparks Steakhouse that was pretty interesting…but I digress.

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Bring on Lucky 13!

Here it is! The obligatory end-of-the-year slideshow! I hope this 2012 recap brings a little bit of joy into your New Year’s Eve, and serves as an album for the future.

There are so many tough things we can remember about 2012, but so many happy and awesome things too – the birth of babies, weddings, 60th birthdays, new jobs, amazing trips, and Army almost beating Navy (heartbreaker). Tonight as the ball drops, hug your loved ones and think back on all the good things that 2012 has brought us. It can only get better in Lucky 2013.

My love to you all and Happy New Year – I can’t wait to spend the next year (and many more) at your sides!

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What are You Thankful for this Year?

One month ago I challenged my loved ones to tell me everything they were thankful for this year…in three words. It’s a bit that Good Morning America does, and not only is it heartwarming, but it’s pretty inspiring to see all of the different things people cherish in their lives. As a group I think we did pretty well, although it seemed a bit of a challenge to stay within the rules. It doesn’t matter, this video is awesome. And don’t miss the Thanksgiving surprise at the end!

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I Miss Summer a Tiny Bit You Guys

Because I’m so adaptive and flexible, I had absolutely no problem with it being hot as balls this summer…ok, that’s the opposite of the truth. The summer was too effing hot for my taste, and I learned the hard way what a summer in New York City really entails. So you can imagine my excitement when I flipped my calendar page to September and welcomed in some football weather.

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Scenes from San Francisco

I’ve been negligent in my posting lately, and I never even let you guys see scenes from Mom’s bday trip to Napa and San Francisco. Well, without further ado, I give you the Benziger Winery/Vineyard, The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Lombard Street, Golden Gate Park and some kid who is street performing without supervision. Which I found really weird. Maybe he’s just a very little man? There’s no telling. Ok, here we go:

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Behind the Scenes: Call Me Maybe Video Shoot

So this “Call Me Maybe” phenomenon has more juice in it than I first expected. First Bieber, than me and my friends, then Katy Perry and James Franco, and now the Harvard baseball team is on board! No one can resist it!

Since you all are clearly calling for more, I’ve decided to give you a behind the scenes look at our video shoot (I’m also milking this for blog hits). From the very serious choreography of Brett Turnbull and Mychala Coughlin to the ridiculous light stick hats belonging to Biz Inc., I could not love these videos more. There’s also an appearance by Scout Ankeles! If only all of this could have made it into the final version!

So enjoy this peek into the making of our video!

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Someone’s Going to See Newsies June 15!

We might need to work on some of the lyrics, but I am clearly the best godmother ever.

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Photo of the Day

I love getting picture texts from family members that bring back horrible flashes of my childhood: RJ Turnbull, Friday, April 6, 9:09 AM EST: “Does this bring back scary memories to anyone or is it just me?”

We may be adults. Some of us may be married and on our way to having children of our own. But the dark shadow of an enraged Denny Carroll still hangs over us. Everyone knows you don’t eat Coach Carroll’s Cheez-its. Especially during camp week.

You know who you are.

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