Keep Dallas in your thoughts.

Watching video of a mass shooting in your own city is strange and sad and difficult. Keep Dallas, and the DPD, and everyone who was at the protest in your thoughts. (The Dallas Morning News is providing fantastic coverage, with an understanding of the city often not found in national media, if you need an update.) Let’s […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope you’ve had a lovely Valentine’s Day, whether that means celebrating it with someone, letting it pass like any other day (which is mostly my style), or reminding yourself why it’s better to be single than in a crappy relationship. My sister surprised me with the heart pictured above in the mail (plus a cute […]

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North Texas Tornadoes

Started getting these alerts & heard the tornado sirens right when I was about to order a pizza. 😭 #dallas #howrude A post shared by Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) on Dec 26, 2015 at 4:45pm PST Right around the time we decided to take a break from playing Don’t Starve Together and order pizza, we started getting […]

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Dallasmattician Christmas Dinner

I met Marjorie and Eric, the two other local-ish Automatticians, (with families) tonight in Carrollton at Babe’s Chicken Dinner House for our first annual Dallasmattician Christmas Dinner. Babe’s serves family-style, unlimited fried chicken & sides, and I ate way too many biscuits. I really love that Automattic supports our local holiday gatherings, since the whole […]

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Small Business Saturday

I made sure to spend my money at a few local favorites today for Small Business Saturday (#shopsmall). I grabbed sewing supplies for some upcoming projects at Urban Spools, the sewing lounge where I’ve been taking classes, then ate pizza from Atomic Pie and ice cream from Lake Highlands Creamery. Northeast/East Dallas is full of […]

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Burger BFF

My BFF is visiting from Austin for a few days, so of course that means a whole lot of talking, lounging, and eating extra-delicious food. We went out for my favorite local pizza (Cane Rosso) right after I got her from the airport, and tonight we went to Liberty Burger for The Nooner: It has hashbrowns […]

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Breakfast in Dallas: Good 2 Go Taco

We finally got a chance to try Good 2 Go Taco on Peavy in northeast Dallas (in the White Rock Lake area) and it did not disappoint. We tried a breakfast taco, and one of their breakfast plates (with pulled pork). And Cultivar Coffee has a counter inside so we grabbed a cappuccino and a cold […]

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