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25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

  • I'm half Italian (and half Greek, obviously).
  • I want to be an interior designer in my next life... or a Kardashian. Either one.
  • I love sharks, especially great whites.
  • I can't burp.
  • I am obsessed with my dog, Beau. I also have two rabbits, Lucy and Lily.
  • My favorite color is white. Close second? Mint.
  • My favorite television show is Parenthood.
  • Homeland and Once Upon A Time are tied for second place.
  • I could eat seafood every day and be happy.
  • Caffeine makes me physically ill.
  • I have over 60 pairs of shoes. My favorite? My Tory Burch wedges.
  • My favorite movie is Pitch Perfect. I also love Keeping The Faith (Jenna Elfman is the best)
  • I'm allergic to swordfish... I found out the hard way. #Hives
  • I don't like loud noises. Balloons, thunder, etc.
  • I love to cook, especially Italian sauce from scratch. And cookies.
  • I dislike the winter, but I don't mind the snow.
  • My favorite author is Jennifer Lancaster.
  • I listen to 90's on 9 on XM every day.
  • I don't have any tattoos, but I want one... or six.
  • Playing craps is a favorite pastime of mine.
  • My favorite dessert is bread pudding.
  • I am kind of a germaphobe.
  • Belle is my favorite Disney princess.
  • I have never been to the Caribbean... but I'm dying to go!
  • I'm happiest by the ocean.
  • I suffer from anxiety.

Chasing X

I have been working on my first novel for many, many years. What started off as a blog has turned into something much bigger, but finding the time to write -- to take a chance on myself -- has kept me from finishing. You can check out the blog, originally titled "Legendary Heartbreak" which is also where I got my Twitter handle, @LegendaryWriter.

We Almost Made It

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That Ever-Changing New Normal Thing

Deep. Breaths. Beau went out with daddy tonight… after waking us up at 4:30 a.m., we thought it would be good for him to be up and out so that…

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One Little Pup, One Big World Of Possibilities

In any normal circumstance, having a world of possibilities is a good thing, but in our case, it’s really not. Beau had his first ultrasound on Wednesday. We had to…

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What The Shunt?

  A photo posted by Effie Orfanides (@effieo) on Mar 10, 2016 at 9:00am PST Wanted to write an update on Beau since many people have been asking. He had…

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Terrified In My Own Home, Afraid Of My Own Dog

It’s day four of Beau’s medication and we have had good days and bad days… more like good minutes and bad minutes. When Beau gets his dose of Phenobarbital, he’s…

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