Author Archives: allifer

A Very Woodchuck Gift Guide

For some of us scrabbling around in our mid-20s, gift giving is an art that doesn’t correspond to a lot of gift guides floating around out there (cuff links?!)  I thought that I’d slap one together that collects some of … Continue reading

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Shedstory: part 1

So we’re building a shed. K. wasn’t working this week so we got a jump on this project in order to have it done before the snow falls.  Also, once you get married you have to build a shed together; … Continue reading

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Happy birthday NNL and a party postmortem

Today is the birthday of a very special roommate. N. is 25, one step closer to being officially over the hill like me (26 and proud!) To celebrate, K. and I decided to throw a party at the last minute. … Continue reading

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Cats and cookies

Different people have different superpowers.  Some people can find a four leaf clover every time they walk through a field.  Some people can do math in their head (probably with the aid of witchcraft.)  And I can make myself at … Continue reading

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The hipster question

Every so often someone refers to me or the Woodchuck crew as “hipster.” The hipster aesthetic is an ever-changing thing, impossible to pin down (because once a style becomes established enough to recognize outside of the scene, it is no … Continue reading

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The thing that made our wedding a success

…was the golf cart we’d rented for the week. Our wedding weekend was a largely DIY affair that owed most of its charm to several days of volunteer labor on behalf of the wedding party and various family and friends.  … Continue reading

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Woodchuckfest veg*n chili

So last night we threw a party at the place for our wonderful Buffalo crew, the tribe of likeminded folks we’ve been lucky enough to find.  The occasion?  K. and I are getting married next Saturday.  Yeah, I’ve been a … Continue reading

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Rose hip tea

So.  Those are the rose hips from the other day.  Most ended up in my freezer with the hops from the same Buffalo backyard, waiting until I feel like making jam with them, but I used a few to make … Continue reading

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Tomato Jamstory

The story of this tomato jam will be short today.  In a last-ditch attempt to rest this wrist situation (hard to do when so much of life requires at least a small degree of use of the dominant hand) I … Continue reading

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On the road again: words mostly

Yesterday J. and I briefly were in Canada – or to use our own dialect, we decided to anada.  Anada is a word we came up with in the customs line to describe the process of “going to Canada.”  There … Continue reading

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