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39 weeks pregnant…and crazy happened

39 weeks pregnant…and crazy happened

The other day, I looked in the mirror as I was getting in the shower and I saw myself, 39 weeks pregnant, huge and round. I saw breasts nearly resting on an enormous belly. I saw the stripes racing down its curve. I saw the layer of fat beneath the belly, the hips. I saw...

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Surreal Housewife of Amador County
The Ultimate Diet Plan: Do Nothing

Doing nothing is not only not exhausting, but, as luck would have it, calorie-burning. Check out this data from ScientificAmerican.com:
Although the average adult human brain weighs about 1.4 kilograms, only 2% of total body weight, it demands 20% of our resting metabolic rate (RMR)—the total amount of energy our bodies expend in one very lazy day...

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Chronicles of Nothing
Five money saving tips for your wedding (that could save your sanity too)

Five money saving tips for your wedding (that could save your sanity too)

Congratulations! You are engaged! Now begins the fun of planning the marital celebration. It can be overwhelming, and you’ll probably get stressed out, so I’ve come up with five money saving tips for planning your wedding. Money saving tips for weddings #1: Make a plan and a calendar Chart out what you need to...

Chronicles of Nothing
Don’t Panic. It’s Towel Day.

Don’t Panic. It’s Towel Day.

May 25th is Towel Day. If you’ve read the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books, you are familiar with Douglas Adams and his brand of humor. It’s random yet insightful. Why Towel Day? In the Hitchhiker books, a towel is very important to the travelers. Not only can it dry you, but it can...

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Throwback Thursday: Permed Hair & Cybill Shepherd

For the last week, I have been watching “Cybill” on Hulu. This mid-90s sitcom starred a post-Moonlighting Cybill Shepherd, and was similar to the British sitcom “Absolutely Fabulous” in that the two lead female characters were best friends who drank … Continue reading

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The Girl With Moxie
Games People Play

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube, the six-sided, three-dimensional puzzle that was the bane of many a Generation X’er back in the 80s. It got me thinking about all the games I grew up with and the … Continue reading

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How to Get to 10,000 Steps on Your Fitbit

How to Get to 10,000 Steps on Your Fitbit

Hello! And welcome to Exercise is Futile, the program where we show you all the crazy ways to move your body around even though we all know its pointless because you’ll probably get run over by a giant duck wearing a bow tie on his way to the dentist tomorrow anyway, am I right?...

Nanny Goats in Panties
How to Get to 10,000 Steps on Your Fitbit

How to Get to 10,000 Steps on Your Fitbit

Hello! And welcome to Exercise is Futile, the program where we show you all the crazy ways to move your body around even though we all know its pointless because you’ll probably get run over by a giant duck wearing a bow tie on his way to the dentist tomorrow anyway, am I right?...

Chronicles of Nothing
Relationship non-advice: relationships are work

Relationship non-advice: relationships are work

Why are so many people shocked that relationships are work? Didn’t you pay attention to your parents? Do you remember the arguments with your siblings?  Seriously. Relationships OF ALL KINDS are work.  Your friends, your good friends, piss you off sometimes, but you work through it. Please, for the love of God, don’t compare...

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The No-Bullshit, No-Drama Friendship Manifesto

The No-Bullshit, No-Drama Friendship Manifesto

I think mothers need a no-bullshit friendship manifesto. That way, we can go into new relationships knowing we’re in agreement on a few critical factors, thereby avoiding the awkward situation in which you realize one person is into drama and the other isn’t. I’m never into the drama. I think I’m too old. Or...

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