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My First Trip to the U.S. Open

After almost four whole years in Manhattan, I’m still crossing items off my NYC bucket list, and last night was no exception! For the first time EVER, I traveled all the way to Flushing Meadows for the U.S. Open. The Unisphere? Saw it. The World’s Fair observation towers? They’re there too. Also, tennis, you guys. It’s great.

I consider myself an avid tennis fan, though I’ve never played an organized match and I really have no idea about the game’s strategy. But I do know things: Wimbledon is grass and all whites. Andre Agassi had a spectacular mullet. Serena is the GOAT (even if FiveThirtyEight says otherwise). And Andy Murray and Kim Sears are the Will and Kate of the tennis set.

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The Annual Thanksgiving Three Words Video!

About a month ago, I started to become extremely stressed with the normal, mundane, everyday kind of stuff. I could feel my body tighten every time I had to get on the bus and make my commute across town. I became restless wondering how I was going to finish all of the schoolwork I have left this semester. I was frantically checking my email and writing down lists of everything I had to do in a single day. And I worried constantly about all of the things in the world I can’t control. About a month ago, I also sent out my annual email asking everyone to tell me what they’re thankful for this year, and it changed everything.

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Introducing…Our Very Own Dr. Sam!

We’ve added a real live doctor to the staff! Dr. Sam is a neurologist and my best friend since we almost got kicked out of confirmation rehearsal in eighth grade. For her first post, she would like to share with you some insight into her recent move to the laid-back state of Colorado. If you like Dr. Sam (and I know you will), she’ll be giving medical advice on this blog from here on out. Send any and all questions to us via email at nomadblog.wordpress@gmail.com, or on Twitter @NoMadBlog.

Dr. Perfectionist, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Disorder

I’ve never met a to-do list I didn’t like. I have a permanent to-do list in the reminders app on my phone, as well as a small notebook I keep handy for daily handwritten lists. It’s calming to write down what needs to get done, and cathartic to cross items out. Without my to-do list, I feel unsettled. I don’t like feeling unsettled. At all.


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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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Army Beats Boston College; Gets First Win of the Season

Just wanted to share this video from last weekend’s BC/Army game. With West Point being the place of my childhood and Boston College being my alma mater, it was clear that my allegiances were torn Saturday. I wore my Superfan shirt, but all of my cheers were for the underdog. What a great game – thanks to everyone who came out, no matter who you cheered for!

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Congratulations to Bill Schutsky, Army Hall of Fame 2012!

Friday night, the United States Military Academy at West Point inducted its 2012 class into the Army Sports Hall of Fame. Among those inductees was Bill Schutsky, a 1968 graduate from the academy, Army basketball captain, and our great family friend.

Not only was Bill a fantastic basketball player, he was a distinguished Army officer, and a great coach. And he is an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and friend. There is no person I know more deserving of this honor, and West Point is lucky to have such a wonderful person as a part of its community.

So, congratulations to Bill and his family! This is a great day. I feel so honored to have been able to make the above video to honor Bill’s sports career and I can hope that it does him justice. To Bill!

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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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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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Can’t Handle the Pretty: Coming this Spring

So it’s become quite clear to me that I need to be on television. No one will hire me to do anything, including the job I already have, and while my youth is being wasted away in a cubicle I feel I’m doing a disservice to the universe by not letting you all share in my humor, wit and advice. Enter, Audrey Marks.

While we don’t exactly have the capabilities of broadcasting ourselves, we do have this blog, and it’s just as good. Audrey and I would like to bring to you a show so moving, so in-depth, so hard-hitting, you’d think it was on OWN. If we could only just figure out how to record our conversations, we’d be all set (it’s not easy, believe us – we tried all Friday night to get this done; Google+ hangout is not your friend).

For now you’ll just have to settle with our trailer. And no, I haven’t been having mini-marathons of The West Wing in my apartment. Why do you ask? Enjoy this glimpse into what we have to offer to you, world!

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