Living fiction

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in My Blog | 0 comments

Even though I’ve had The Kite Runner listed on my sidebar for over a month now, I just started reading it this weekend. Right around the time that our house hunt went from “Traipsing through other people’s houses and ogling their furniture is fun!” to “Holy fuck, we need to find a place to live, like yesterday” I decided I wanted to read it, but I never got past page six. I couldn’t focus on anything except the fact that if we didn’t find a place soon we’d be shackin’ up with my in-laws, so I put reading fiction on the back burner and focused...

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Like the cheese, the filing cabinet stands alone

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in My Blog | 0 comments

Like the cheese, the filing cabinet stands alone

Sometimes I miss the person I was in high school. I’ll think back to those days and I alternate between cringing with embarrassment and laughing in that oh my god, I can’t believe I did that kind of way, but there are times when I think about the girl I was and can’t help but miss her a bit. I was brash, outgoing and not afraid to speak my mind. I had quite the “I don’t give a f***” streak running through me; I was a bit of a rebel for a while. I wanted to be different, original; I wanted to be spunky and stand out. And as I got older I took...

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My Buyer’s Remorse

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in My Blog | Comments Off on My Buyer’s Remorse

My Buyer’s Remorse

Yesterday was an extreme case of Buyer’s Remorse for me.  I typed up a blog post.  Saved it.  Reread it.  Saved it.  Read it again.  And then finally hit the publish button.I immediately felt torn.  Should I have published the post?  Should I have just kept it to myself? It was a post about my dream of being a millionaire with regrets of being a mom when I was still a young girl. I am still working towards my GED using these awesome video courses (they have also career tests). The first few comments made me feel proud of taking the risk...

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Spiders and waff-waffs and eeps, oh no…

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in My Blog | Comments Off on Spiders and waff-waffs and eeps, oh no…

Spiders and waff-waffs and eeps, oh no…

Some things are funny for reasons I can’t explain. Suddenly I’ll look at something in a slightly different way and it will seem utterly hilarious. One day, Bahkti, my son, and I were sitting in the bath and I spotted a bottle of dog shampoo. On the label was a picture of a spaniel, one which did not look as if it wanted to be bathed. It appeared to be mouthing the sound waff, with the implicit meaning “don’t you dare bring that shampoo toward me”. I already had a private joke about spaniels (which I can’t explain here, unfortunately) and...

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Bootie Stiletto and Bikes

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in My Blog | Comments Off on Bootie Stiletto and Bikes

Bootie Stiletto and Bikes

It’s a shoe of many talents; the thin black piping and neatly tied bow suggest a prim Edwardian schoolmistress, the damson pink color and cute peep toe signal a high-kicking showgirl, and it’s easy to picture that spiked heel being ground into a fleshy back by a sexy dominatrix. There’s also the bling factor, as embodied in the pale gold, engraved Gucci logo. The bootie goes by the name of “Newton,” though I’m not sure what the scientist would have made of its gravity-defying 4.5″ stiletto. But I think what I like most about it is the color,...

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What Friends Are For

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in My Blog | Comments Off on What Friends Are For

What Friends Are For

Will we get hit by Mathew? Baltimore County has no idea what to do when it storms, they’ll probably cancel school – again.  Which meant Laura’s day care would also be closed for the day.  Which meant I would have to take yet another day off from work, after missing three days last week to the plague. But I was able to go to work after all!  Did I leave the dog in charge of the baby while I was away?  Nope!  I was able to leave Laura with a dear friend, whose 7-month-old son is the same size as my peanut of a daughter.  Laura...

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4 Variations of Boot Camp Exercises

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in My Blog | Comments Off on 4 Variations of Boot Camp Exercises

4 Variations of Boot Camp Exercises

We’ve covered some of the main boot camp exercises but it’s time to look at what the next step is. A lot of people quickly get bored of doing the same old same old week in and week out so we’ve taken the liberty to look at some key variations in traditional boot camp exercises. By adding these to your workout without weights you’ll start building muscle faster by shocking the muscles as well as focusing more on one side at a time: 1. Alternating Push Ups Starting off with the push up switch up. If you can’t do a one handed push ups (let’s...

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Nominate me for the Nobel Peace Prize

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in My Blog | Comments Off on Nominate me for the Nobel Peace Prize

Nominate me for the Nobel Peace Prize

Seriously. I have figured out some serious shit today. In reading the book The Sweet Potato Queens’ Field Guide to Men: Every Man I Love Is Either Married, Gay, or Dead the author talks about “Man Ears”. To quickly sum up – Man Ears is what all men have that make it so that everything we say somehow becomes an invitation for sex. Example: “Let’s watch a movie” becomes “I want to watch nasty porn with you and have sex with you while watching it” Example: “Would you pass me the newspaper please?” becomes “I will give you a blow job” You...

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Couponing Overload: Confessions of a Coupon Addict

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in My Blog | 0 comments

Couponing Overload: Confessions of a Coupon Addict

First let me start off saying that couponing has helped my family save thousands over the past 3 years. Without couponing I would not know what to do.   However, I think we have gone overboard in recent months. Here is how I know we have gone astray:   Calculate the Monthly Budget/Spending I usually calculate the budget spending for the month and we have gone over the allotment for the last 5 months. At first I thought it was just the increase in grocery prices, but as I looked closely at the receipts it was much more. Overspending on...

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Reasons I Hate Run

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in My Blog | 0 comments

Reasons I Hate Run

Once a week I subject myself to the ugliest run possible. I hit the gnarliest trail I know in all its mountainous, muddy, rutty, rocky, ankle breaking glory. And it is awful. I call this my hate run, because quite frankly it is fucking terrible. It doesn’t leave me joyful and optimistic. It doesn’t get easier, even after 6 months of practice, and I haven’t even shaved time off my miles on it. It’s not even fun. While I’m running it I hate every minute. When I’m finished I feel broken, angry, and frustrated. It makes me want to quit running...

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