Stardust

Writings from my little corner of modern domesticity.

Category Archives: Miscellaneous

September Already?

I know, I know- it’s 6 days in and I’m just catching on. It just hit me this morning that it’s September- as in, the first month of fall, the beginning of an undeniably scholastic time of year. As long as I can remember, fall has felt very academic to me, even when I haven’t …

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Lemons…Lemons Everywhere!

Everyone’s heard it: “When life gives you lemons…” (and all its cheeky cousins). We seem to be in a lemon-flavored week here at the Starski house- two cars into the shop within a day of each other, one we’re still waiting to hear back on and one that was in such bad shape that the …

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I’ll Get You, My Pretty!

Alright, so some of you may remember me mentioning there’s a house I’m in love with…with mortgage payments comparable to our rent, just down the street a little ways. Well, the price on it has dropped by $5,000. It is now up for less than $65,000. If it can just stay for sale for 6 …

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Saving Your Sale From Sucking: A Buyer’s Rant

  Garage sales. Most people have been to at least a few in their lives, and almost as many have held at least one. We’ve been to a lot in the last month or so, and we’ve noticed a lot of things- both good and bad. So I thought I’d do a bit of a …

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When Love Hurts

Many of my friends and family are unaware that I was in an abusive relationship prior to Ryan. He didn’t hit me, so there were no bruises to cover. He yelled at me, screamed for things I had nothing to do with. Made little digs that weren’t quite insults, but stung like they were. And …

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Will Clean Litter for Snuggles

In all honesty, probably the thing I’m most excited about with us getting a new place is that we’ll have pets again. Not that Elphie isn’t great company; but she’s not really quite as snuggly as her furry counterparts. Second to that is getting away from this freaking apartment, but that’s another rant. There’s just …

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Happy Anniversary!

Yesterday was our second anniversary, and it got me to thinking about how we celebrate milestones and what we choose to celebrate as people. Obviously, a lot of these things are different between cultures and religions, and personal preference. I think celebrating the day you first drew breath makes sense, but some people really hate …

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Cramped Crafting

Anybody else ever get on a crafty kick and find you don’t actually have the room to do anything you really want to do? Story of my apartment. Seriously. I have a Magic: the Gathering deckbox that I’ve been wanting to cover in plastic rhinestones for the giggles, but I can’t really even get it …

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Getting Prepared

One of the things I do to take my mind off being sick when I’m too sick to do anything productive is read- books, magazines, internet articles; anything I can. Today, for some reason, I chose to read “Things I Wish I Knew About Childbirth (/pregnancy/newborns/etc) Before” articles. Nobody panic- it’s still down the road …

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The Windowsill of Shame

I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m a horticulture major. That means that at this point I’ve got nearly a complete bachelor’s degree in keeping plants alive and happy. But this is my front window: Well, part of it. I was going to take a panorama of the whole thing, but the reflection/glare from the …

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