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A Final Post

Filed under: — jen d @ 12:23 pm

The other night I asked my new husband what he imagined when he imagined our life together in the future.

He said, “I imagine…coming home.”

Jeremy was referring more to an idea of home that didn’t hinge as much on location as it did on the atmosphere of our unity. But, for those who are curious, our present home is not in Boston proper. I ceased to be a true Boston Commoner months ago–and by all accounts ceased to be anything close to a faithful blogger–and so bequeathed the domain name to a much more capable, faithful, true Bostonian who is in the process of revamping the site to who-knows-what. I am sure he will do an excellent job wth it, whatever it is it ends up being! He is no stranger to the blogosphere, and most of you have probably read his blog at one point or another; but I’ll leave him nameless for now.

However, as the new Mrs. Oliver I would certainly love to keep intouch with those of you who knew me as Ms. Danielson via other means. E-mail is a good choice: still works…


Wedded Bliss

Filed under: — jen d @ 12:45 pm

If you’d like to see more wedding photos, go to:


Open Invitation

Filed under: — jen d @ 8:56 am

I had to post one of these for two reasons:

1) …to encourage any of you passing through the Boston area in early Novemeber to pay us a visit (just let me know so we can order enough cake ;o) ,and…

2) …display in all its wondrous glory Melita Matzko’s handywork. My dear friends Allie, Jess, and Meredith found the papers together one Saturday at Melita’s workplace, the Papersource, and fell in love. We took them to Melita and the next day she devised this way of assembling them, screened in the texts, and in general worked a paper miracle. And she can do that and more for you, if you ask nicely ;o) Visit her blog at (see sidebar) to see some other projects she’s cooking up and to contact her if you’re in need of any wedding invitations of your own!


I Said Yes.

Filed under: — jen d @ 2:09 pm


Shoot me an e-mail if you’re planning to be in the Boston area sometime, say, around early-mid November?… :o)

More details TBA, but for now we can announce, at least, the location.


On Percolating

Filed under: — jen d @ 8:25 am

Okay, already, I’m giving in. I am blogging, but I feel like a criminal. Months ago I asked BigBlueHat to discontinue my blog service for sake of prudence, mainly financial. Not that BBH charges an arm and a leg for blog service, or anything like that, but simply because I am cheap, and when I start budgeting, I cut all sorts of extraneous expenses, and find the small ones add up fast and suddenly one can afford to buy gas again. So, BBH stopped billing me but graciously refused to remove my blog until they could “offer me something better.” I thought what they offered me was swell; that wasn’t my issue. But despite all attempts to exit the blogosphere, I am still orbiting. I knew my blog was accessible and even suspect that what BBH meant when they said they’d keep it up was, “Blog away! no problem!” I still feel bad using the site after withdrawing financial support. On the other hand, it is just sitting here, and every once in a while some otherwise nice person stumbles upon it and blows a gasket because it is so outdated, and promptly harrasses me with orders to blog :o) You know who you are.

Sooooo…updates. On my life. Hm. Hmmmm. Hm. Well, I spent Sunday afternoon running around York Beach, hiking cliffwalks, and dozing in the sun with Jeremy. He’s so much more accessible for day trips now that he is living just 30 minutes down the road instead of 18 hours. (more…)

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