Ann aka ButDoctorIHatePink

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This Star Won’t Go Out – Book Review

Apr 10, 2014

Many of you have read John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars" and if you haven't, you should.  It is a remarkable book. Yes, the category is YA but don't let that dissuade you.  There is nothing childish about it. It is a gorgeous, insightful, true book.The girl who inspired Green was a lovely...

The Ultimate in Contradictions

Apr 5, 2014

So today is my birthday. (Mmmmmm.....cartoon cake) Thank you! In case you were wondering, I turn 56. (And I live in California) Now, you might think that would make me happy. (Not the California part - the 56 part.)  And you are so right, ...

Dreams come true

Mar 31, 2014

There is more than one person's dreams represented in the above photo When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I wanted to read blogs to find out how people actually managed the treatment and the experience of having cancer.  How bad was t...

Thoughts on Life and Health

Mar 11, 2014

Recently, a little hummingbird blew off course and smacked into my window.  I have a feeder out back, and I've enjoyed watching two little birds share it over the past year.  I've gotten to know them a bit, so I was quite upset to hear the bang...

Who’s a writer?

Feb 1, 2014

Yesterday was my son's 17th birthday.  There have been many, many times over the past four years that I didn't think I'd live to see this birthday, and times when I was right, when I was close to death - yet here I am, and not only that, feeling fanta...

Fat Envelopes

Jan 23, 2014

It's college application time around my house - my son has been working hard on essays, answering questions and all that comes with this time of life.  His last application is done, his final interviews are pending, and now....we wait. He's worked ha...

Thank You – and a Recipe

Jan 21, 2014

I heard from Healthline and they have declared me the winner of the 2013 Best Blog Contest. I again thank you all from the bottom of my heart.  (The top too, why not?)   Because, it wasn't me who won, I just get the cash!  (Well, actually, my son's ...

Last Few Hours to Vote!

Jan 20, 2014

This is the last few hours to vote or me in Healthline's Best Blog Contest.  It ends tonight at midnight and I'm neck and neck with my competition.  If you have enjoyed my blog, please vote.

Anastasia Kuba – Artist and Photographer

Jan 17, 2014

As a person who is innately shy, I rarely feel comfortable meeting new people.  A psychoanalyst might say that because my biological family was incredibly picky and constantly looking for my faults, I came to believe that  everybody I meet is try...

Announcing…..Erin Condren Contest Winner

Jan 17, 2014

I ran all the names through it picked a #1 for me. And it is.........drum roll........ 1.  RubyT January 16, 2014 at 1:04 PM Congratulations Ruby T.  Please email me at with the email address you want the...

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