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Rand Paul Is Worried About Me

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!The 2016 presidential election is pretty much brand-spanking new, but I think we already have a winner for the creepiest personalized email blast by a politician. Yesterday or the day before I received a fundraising email from Rand Paul. I […]

Amazon Prime: 2-Day Delivery And So Much More

In 2005 Amazon created Amazon Prime, which offered free two-day shipping and affordable one-day shipping for Amazon customers. I joined in 2006, for $79 a year. Not coincidentally, that was the same year we bought our house. I had a two-year-old daughter, a five-year-old son, and no parking spot. Shopping with two little people was […]

Why Was He Was Running Away?

I just saw video that will haunt my dreams tonight. It shows a man, apparently unarmed and running away, being shot in the back by a police officer and killed. If you must watch it, know that it clearly shows the shooting and also contains bad language, from the appropriately shocked person taking the cell […]

#CarbBreak2015 Update: It’s Not That Hard (That’s What She Said)

I was in Buffalo over the weekend for Easter visiting my mom, so I couldn’t weigh myself on Saturday like I did the week before. There’s just no point in weighing myself on a different scale under different circumstances. So, this update has an extra three days in it, and next week’s update will have […]

What Does Cauliflower Crust Pizza Taste Like?

So I’m doing this six-week low-carb experiment, and I think I’m hating myself more than the experiment. OK, so, I’ve officially become that person who talks about being low-carb ALL the time. Is it mitigated at all by me hating it and not being all “You HAVE to go low carb! This is awesome sauce!!!!!” […]

One Week (And Almost Five Pounds) Down

Last week I announced that I was giving up carbs for six weeks. Some people who know me well were shocked. Some people who don’t know me well skimmed the post, totally missed why I was doing this, and gave me lots of dieting advice, so I also wrote this. Now that my first week […]

Is That A Banana In Your Bunker Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

I have a Banana Bunker, and it causes a stir wherever I take it. What the heck is a Banana Bunker, you’re probably asking yourself? This. What the WHAT? What is that FOR? Does this help? I bought these for my kids’ lunches several years ago, thinking that banana and peanut butter would be a […]

I Knew There Would Be Misunderstandings

I knew, no matter how carefully I explained why I was giving up carbs, that there would be misunderstandings. I knew that people would give me diet advice and tell me why giving up carbs was a bad idea. Even the awesome people who told me how great it worked for them and gave me […]

I’m Giving Up Bread, Pasta, And Potatoes

  No, it’s not April Fool’s Day, although I can imagine some of you think this is a joke headline. I am actually giving up bread, pasta, and potatoes for six weeks. Also gone are butternut squash, peas, corn, milk, yogurt, chickpeas, every bean except for green beans, and chocolate. Well, all desserts I guess […]

On Neediness And Fulfillment And Doing Things For The Wrong Reasons

Every year around this time, a segment of the blogging population loses its collective mind over invitations to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, a conference of sorts in Disney World (once in Disneyland) that includes really nice accommodations, park tickets, lots of food and family events, tons of special treatment and insider access, and […]