Denim Dilemma: A Shopping Experience

After my failure to find jeans when I went shopping for summer clothes, I psyched myself up to spend a day doing nothing but denim shopping. I knew it would be frustrating, and could possibly end in failure. This is why I psyched myself up for it. To read the results of that trip, check…

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Denim Dilemma: Finding Jeans that Fit

  Jeans… A word that can strike fear and trepidation in the hearts of women. Second only to “swimsuit season”, the very idea of jeans shopping is something few look forward to*. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you likely have seen my recent posts about shopping for both jeans and swimsuits. Surprisingly,…

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America, what have we done…

I’m kind of an odd duck in the world of politics. Socially liberal, fiscally conservative, and a few odd subjects that swing completely opposite of what you’d expect – I don’t fit in any one candidate’s (or party’s) camp. With this year’s presidential election, there is far more at stake than who will be the next POTUS.…

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Fiction: New Adult vs Young Adult

At age 30, you’ve had 12 years as a legal adult. I hardly think that qualifies as “new”. You’ve presumably been out of college for at least a couple of years (even if you took a gap year, were a five-year senior, and went to graduate school). It’s a safe bet that you’ve held down a job where you could not be replaced by a high school student looking for their first job.

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Trigger warnings…

Considering some of the topics I cover, I think my name as a byline ought to be construed as a trigger warning for some things. After reading a couple of really interesting posts on the subject – from the September 2015 Atlantic, and an August 2015 Salon post – I decided maybe we should simplify things. There…

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Musical hell…

It’s taken me a while to decide whether or not to write or even post this… Why? Well… first I had to wrap my head around the level of wrong, then I had to decide whether or not I wanted to admit that I actually know (some) country music. ummm….. So… shopping for Super Bowl……

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Medical care system? Diagnosis: Broken!

I’m normally not one to air dirty personal laundry online. And though I love writing humorous rants on subjects that piss me off (hey, it helps me deal, OK?), I don’t really focus on the negative in everyday life. In fact, most of our friends consider me perpetually cheerful. That said, I am about to…

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Dealbreakers… Dude, g’bye!

Dealbreakers, those all-important things that will make us walk away from an otherwise good (???) thing. We’ve all got them, and sometimes, we ignore them. Bad idea. Despite plenty of bad-turned-good stories from the mythical, but oh-so-totally real friend-of-my-sister’s-friend’s-cousin. Work research took me to the page http://www.good.is and they had run a series of somewhat humorous…

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