Dear Wendy readers are some of the most intelligent, stylish, super cool people around (it’s a proven fact), so, when a commenter suggested I create a regular feature for them to recommend some of their favorite products, it was a no-brainer and Reader Recs was born. Today’s recommendations come from Rickipedia, who lives with her fella, “the Comedian,” in Pittsburgh, along with a noisy little Finch. To unwind from her insane job, she makes quilts, drinks wine, and reads a lot about the salaciousness of Elizabethan England and the history of the Papacy. She sings in a garage band, has officiated a bunch of her friends’ weddings, and she likes booze, comedy, and yoga. Fall is her favorite season and she’s happy it’s here. Because for some reason she didn’t want a picture of her splashed on a random website, she is sharing instead this photo of some giraffes she got to pet and feed over the summer. Keep reading for some of her favorite recommendations.
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After two years of checking the real estate ads religiously (like, on a near daily basis) and sending Drew links of all the different places I could picture us living and daydreaming of the next place we’ll call home, I finally convinced him that our lives would totally be perfect if we moved, and over the weekend, between dodging rainstorms and hosting a birthday party for 12 toddlers and their families, we signed the lease on our next apartment. We move in a few weeks. The new place isn’s far at all — just 2 1/2 blocks from our current spot, and we aren’t buying it (just renting), and, really, our lives won’t change that much (and in some respects, we will be sacrificing comforts and amenities we love, like our terrace and a second shower we don’t have to share with a young child who could poop in the tub at any time, not that he has or would ever do that, but it’s a CHANGE and it’s a move forward and it’s something I have been wanting for two years and I’m so excited. [click to continue…]