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Sometimes Brains are Inconvenient. (w/pics!)

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Sometimes having a brain is really inconvenient.

Examples of this over the last week or so:

Attempting to come up with a fun blog idea:

Folding laundry

To Breakfast, or not to Breakfast?

Time Travel

Chocolate Math

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MOONMANSON 11/10/2011 6:37AM


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TRYTRYAGAIN10 11/10/2011 1:10AM

    Hahahha.... love it. Cute brain drawings and I emoticon the chocolate math.

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Q8PRINCESS 11/10/2011 12:21AM

    Totally understand!

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CROOKEDLETTER 11/9/2011 3:17PM

    If your brain goes 60 mph while eating short math pants in the Tardis, does U8=more chocolate?

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CAZANN2 11/9/2011 2:20PM

    Love it !! Thanks for making me laugh emoticon

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GIRLABILLY 11/9/2011 2:20PM

    I love your blogs....they make me smile :0) Even when they're about crap I *still* can't work out in my head....comic relief tends to take the frustration away!

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BETTERJULIA 11/9/2011 2:01PM

    emoticon emoticon LOVE it! Love the Tardis reference too!

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KJFRED77 11/9/2011 2:00PM

  Now i have monty python in my brain... 'if she ways as much as a duck, then...'
'She's a witch!'

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 11/9/2011 1:25PM

    emoticon(literally, my coworkers are asking me what's so funny!)

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GIRLAWESOME 11/9/2011 1:02PM

    i hope you do this for a living!

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BEATLETOT 11/9/2011 12:52PM

    Okay, they're all hilarious, but the last one was ESPECIALLY hilarious! Thanks for the laugh!

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You Don't Have a Femullet, So Things Could Be Worse! (w/pics!)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Thursday was a really exciting day for me, but not in the way I'd hoped it would be...

I discovered on Tuesday that I procrastinated buying jeans and dress pants in a size 12 for so long that I'm actually a size TEN!!! As in 10!

My reward for getting back to a size 10 was to get one of my favorite hair cuts from college. My very favorite requires a LOT of upkeep, so I decided to go for my second favorite.

Unfortunately, the only picture I have of myself with that haircut is this one:

I love that picture, but it doesn't show much of the hair.

So after hours of browsing the intertubes I found THIS one:

It's perfect!
(But don't worry, I swear to never make that face. Well maybe if I have like really bad indigestion and am also experiencing an allergic reaction that puffs up my lips to 4x normal size and way too red)

I printed it out nice and big and headed off to zumba.

I felt awesome in zumba. I was having a good time, I can do all of the jumping without my knees hurting, I know the moves now and don't have to concentrate so hard. Just general fun times.

Well about 5 minutes in I had one of those very sudden uncomfortable tickley nostril moments, and after a giant sneeze was sure there was a big ugly booger lurking somewhere.... But I couldn't find it. I kept checking my hands, my shirt, my pants, my sweat towel, the floor. I felt all over my face trying to find it. I tried to subtly check my hair.

Oh well, it must have been a tiny booger and gotten stuck on the bottom of my shoe or something.

When I scurried out to my car to hurry off to my hair appointment I found it. I was checking my mirrors and discovered it.

In the middle of my forehead.

And it wasn't tiny.

So there's that.

And THEN came the haircut. I was so determined to get the haircut just the way I want it that I drove 25 minutes away to the small town by my folks' house and have it done by the person who used to cut it that way for me.

It doesn't look like either of those pictures.
It looks like a puffy mullet with bangs that are way too short, no hair left on the sides of my face, and too much hair left in the back.
I hate it.

And it's going to take MONTHS and MONTHS to grow back enough hair by my face to rescue it.

I figure in 4-6 months it will actually grow out to a pretty hair cut...

In the meantime I guess I just get to be really creative in ways to style it?
Good thing it's fall and I have an extensive hat collection!

So just remember, no matter how bad things may seem, you don't have a femullet. So things could be worse!

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KALISWALKER 11/1/2011 11:14PM

    A femullet! Poor girl but hats are great and could be your look!

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JAHCANNON 11/1/2011 6:31PM

    *giggle* I love your blogs.... and this is no exception!

First: SIZE 10!!!!!!! That's awesome! :)

Now, about the booger. Meh. Whatever. We all have them. We've all sneezed and had one appear somewhere not-so-pretty. At least it didn't end up on someone else, right? ;)

As for the hair - wash it!! Sleep on it. Then wash it again. Maybe try a couple different types of products on it. I bet you can TOTALLY make it work for you. I once walked out of my salon with 80s rocker chick hair. Except... y'know... it was 2010. It was SOOO much better after washing it and playing with it myself. :)

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THELILEA 11/1/2011 4:37PM

    I want you to shower a couple times and then post a pic of this hair! It can't be as terrible as all that. I'm with Cheetara, hair always freaks out at first!
Also, booger on your forehead?? FANTASTIC! I feel like we are both the real life version of those girls in movies who are supposed to be clumsy which makes them somehow realistic, but it's still just always adorable, like, "oops I fell into the guys arms!". In real life it's like, "oops, I fell into the soup display at the grocery store" and forehead boogers.
oh, real life, we have to laugh or we'd go nuts...

Comment edited on: 11/1/2011 4:39:47 PM

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CYNDERROSE 11/1/2011 3:09PM

    Congrats on the size 10 pants!!!

Sorry about the hair cut. I had the fem mullet most of my growing up years (Thanks Mom)

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PARASELENIC 11/1/2011 2:34PM

    Perfect timing for a bad haircut, tho, as hats/headscarves/big barrets to combat hat hair are pretty normal for the season!

Sorry about the bad hair cut, but really, size 10!!!! you win. you could be bald and you would still win.

Great job.

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MOONMANSON 11/1/2011 2:11PM

    Oh, I hate my bangs.

I have a five-head. I got bangs.

Oh, I hate my bangs.

It's been a month.

Oh, I hate my bangs.

I've got lots of headbands.

Oh, I hate my bangs.

Hair grows.

Oh, I hate my bangs.

I feel you here.

Oh, I hate my bangs.

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CHEETARA79 11/1/2011 12:09PM

    My hair always freaks out after a new cut. But once I style it myself and give it a few days, it calms down and looks normal. I'm sure that's the case with your hair! I bet when you style it yourself it will look tons better. If not, headbands are your friend till it grows out!

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BETTERJULIA 11/1/2011 11:20AM

    Oh no about the boogie and the haircut but you're in size 10 pants!!! Rock those hats and those months will pass before you know it!

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CAROLYN_ROSE 11/1/2011 10:50AM

    Ugh!! Nothing worse than a bad hair cut!! I see lots and lots of cute headbands and hats in your future. Also bobby pins can be a girls best friend!

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BEATLETOT 11/1/2011 8:22AM

    I'm sorry about your haircut. =( But you wear a SIZE 10!!!

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MISTERJ521 11/1/2011 7:47AM

    May I suggest a welders cap. They come in decorative colors and most of them are reversable.. If worn properly they will protect that forehead from the next booger invasion and double as a sweatband...

Stay funny and congrats on your latest reduction in mass!!!

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HEYBUTT 11/1/2011 7:42AM

    Mega WOOT! for those size 10s. Yeah booger and mullet, you can both SUCK ON THOSE SIZE TENS!!

And at least you didn't slip and fall in the booger. Or even worse, someone else slipping and falling in your booger.

AND, you have super cute dimples.

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DIVA-TO-BE 11/1/2011 12:51AM

    II'm really sorry about the booger and the haircut-will you feel better if I vote this the funniest blog EVER??? You are so funny!

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CROOKEDLETTER 10/31/2011 10:50PM

    That always, always sucks when what you want is not what ends up cut into your hair. Sending speedy hair growth fairies your way!

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BMORGANSON 10/31/2011 10:03PM

    Awww, I would have thought after the booger incident you would have had some sympathy karma coming your way but no such luck.

I'm sorry about your haircut! I hope it grows out quickly...

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CAZANN2 10/31/2011 8:13PM

    So funny ! I'm still Sorry about your hair though, at least you have lots of hats ! Congrats on getting to a size 10 emoticon

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JONICACALDWELL 10/31/2011 7:39PM

    Good thing clips don't go out of style. I'm so sorry!!!! Your blogs are the best tho!!!

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CERULEANSIN516 10/31/2011 6:44PM

    I'm sorry, I'm still laughing about the booger. Lol. I think most of us have had that moment and it truly does suck. As for the femullet, it will grow back. And like you said, you have a nice hat collection. Rock it sista'.

emoticonGrats on the size 10.... emoticon emoticon

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Booby Trapping Chubberchaun Butthead (w/pics!)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It all makes so much sense now!!!

Some of you may remember that I used to write rather frequently (and heatedly) about my constant struggle with Blobby McFlabface, the chubberchaun who hides in my rolls and attempts to expand his flab mansion with whispered suggestions of naps and designer ice creams and the like.

So you may also have noticed that I haven't written about him in quite some time.

That's because I hadn't HEARD from him in a really long time. Maybe the faintest hint of a whisper about how my couch is really comfortable and sitting empty and alone while I'm at the gym, but never anything with much force, volume, or convincing power.

I thought perhaps with the steady collapse of his flab mansion he had moved on to greener (or flabbier) pastures (or thighs).

Now I know better.

I've lost 45lb so far, and do you know what that adds up to?
The approximate weight of the mythical chubberchaun!
I think not.

"Oh yay!" I can hear you thinking.
No yay.
No yay at all.

Today I got undeniable evidence that Blobby McFlabface has, in fact, taken on physical form and is lurking around my office, car, and home and trying to booby trap me into creating enough flab-space for him to move back in!!

I got up to fill my water bottle a little bit ago. The kitchen is just down my hall and it took only a minute or two to walk there, fill my water bottle, top off my brita pitcher, and walk back to my desk.

To a pack of HoHo's front and center on said desk.

Where did these come from?
1) Most of the producers and staff here are douche-canoes in one aspect or another and none of them would be nice enough to give me anything, except maybe a cold.
2) The few exceptions who WOULD be nice enough to give me something have all very nicely commented on my weight loss and would not be so rude as to bring me HoHo's of all things.

Time to investigate!!!

But there's NO ONE in the building. It's a ghost town up in here. Just me and the dust bunnies (and they don't have the upper body strength required to find, transport, and deposit HoHo's).

So it's official. Blobby McFlabface is wandering about and booby trapping me.
That Butthead.

Edited for "profanity," but grudgingly. There are words you don't personally like and there are words that are profane. I pride myself in knowing when I'm being profane, and in keeping it off of SP out of respect to their rules, and in being as profane as I want in an appropriate setting.
You can read the original PG version here:
Or get the best of my almost profanity on a regular basis on Twitter by following me, @LuluLegume

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TRYTRYAGAIN10 10/23/2011 10:36AM

    Some people need to get off my internets. I can't believe someone reported this blog for profanity. People need to grow up.

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WENDYLADY003 10/22/2011 7:37AM

    Douche-canoe is pretty much the greatest thing I've ever heard in all my life. I LOLed for real when I read that.

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SYZYGY922 10/21/2011 11:46PM

    Never mind, I just saw it. Ha!

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SYZYGY922 10/21/2011 11:45PM

    Surprise snack foods are THE WORST. What was the "profanity?" I didn't see any in your PG version. Did someone get mad about douche-canoe?:)

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HUSKERSALAD 10/21/2011 9:17PM

    I was most offended when you said you liked a Justin Beiber (or is it Bieber?) song, otherwise--we're cool. I agree, I don't see why your picture caption was a "problem," it had the visual equivalent of bleep.

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AIMEESINGS 10/21/2011 6:53PM

    emoticon Oh no!

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HUSKERSALAD 10/21/2011 3:27PM

    Did you find the culprit? Is it the lumpia bringer?

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GIRLABILLY 10/21/2011 11:47AM

    Bahahahahahahhaa.....friggin chubberchauns.

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JSPIN74 10/21/2011 10:35AM

    emoticon this is so spooky! & hysterical HAHAHAHAHA :)


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CHEETARA79 10/21/2011 10:08AM

    Maybe Blobby is dating Little Debbie? She may have left the HoHos on your desk as a housewarming gift for Blobby since he's trying to move back into your body.


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PARASELENIC 10/21/2011 10:03AM

    I always thought that ho hos were evil, but I had no idea that they had teamed up with the darkside! wow.

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BMORGANSON 10/21/2011 9:47AM

    OoooOoo! Creepy! It's the scariest Halloween ghost-story I've ever heard! The mysterious Ho-Hos of DOOM! Seriously though, I'd be creeped out by those things appearing out of no where! No problems not eating them either...those Ho-Hos are haunted!

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HEYBUTT 10/21/2011 7:46AM

    I say you lure Booby within grabbing distance, get a hold of him and cram those Ho-hos right up his bum.

Right. Up. His. Bum.

(and as for who ever did leave those Ho-hos, I'd find them and feign a fit. Something along the lines of "Is THIS what you think of me? I'm a HO HO! I'm calling H.R." Oh, that would be so fun.)

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MOONMANSON 10/21/2011 6:34AM

    That son of a beetch!

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TRIXIEBLUE 10/20/2011 10:19PM

    EVILE Flab monster!

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JONICACALDWELL 10/20/2011 9:14PM

    Seriously- WOW! Ding Dongs- ugh. Freshly baked cake -maybe, but Ding Dongs, ain't worth it. Is there a work fridge yo can put them in? (I hate wasting food, some will eat it won't they?)

Great story& great job on the weight. Maybe it was a test.

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KMICHA 10/20/2011 8:50PM

    Hmmmmmm . . . . beware!

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BETTERJULIA 10/20/2011 8:29PM

    Dooody dooody dooooo dooody doooo thats my twilight zone theme. That's crazy about the ho ho's! You're doing amazingly! Keep it up!

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BETTERJULIA 10/20/2011 8:28PM

    Dooody dooody dooooo dooody doooo thats my twilight zone theme. That's crazy about the ho ho's! You're doing amazingly! Keep it up!

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CROOKEDLETTER 10/20/2011 7:59PM

    Damn the little feed-loader!

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What Is This? Jellyfish Skin? (w/pics!)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I am, officially, back into pants that haven't fit me since early in my senior year of college. Probably about this time in 2005.

While it feels AWESOME to pull those jeans out of the "someday drawer" and realize that 'someday' is, in fact, TOday, it also comes with some pretty horrifying revelations.


Who in the hell thinks it's even remotely appropriate to wear pants that low-waisted?

What the heck is this fabric? Jellyfish skin?

Did I really think this whiskery bleach line business by my crotch was a good idea?

Who's been stashing tacky, trashy clothes in my someday drawer?

I'm looking at you, cat!

You think this is SO funny don't you?

So, unfortunately, those jeans are going straight from the 'someday' drawer into the 'for someone else' donation trash bags (which are slowly taking over the guest room).

But you know what?
It feels a lot better to have aged out of my college jeans than it did to know I grew out of them!
And also to wear jeans made of actual denim with out anything accenting my crotch or buttcrack.
Who thought that up and how did I fall for it?

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TRYTRYAGAIN10 10/21/2011 12:20AM

    Haha! Love this blog... hilarious. Congrats of being back in the pants though - that is always the best feeling for me. I really judge my success on how my clothes fit. Tee hee hee, still laughing about jellyfish skin...

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BEATLETOT 10/20/2011 1:35PM

    Heehee...I forgot about those things. I don't remember them from fashion magazines. I mean, I do remember "butt cleavage" being in in the early-2000s, but that's a trend I missed out on.

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TRIXIEBLUE 10/20/2011 11:31AM

    Lol! I fit into a new dress this week!AND it didn't fit too tightly so

it was a good week for us both!

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Q8PRINCESS 10/19/2011 11:56PM

    Sounds like a good idea, I'm going to clean out my old clothes and make room for brand new now in style ones!

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CHEETARA79 10/19/2011 8:54PM

    Between your jellyfish pants and a slutty blue camo flowy camisole top I have inexplicably held on to for far too long, we could make one hell of a Halloween costume.

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-CORAL- 10/19/2011 7:48PM

    Same thing happened to me! How did I ever think those zipper-side skin tight green cords with butt-crack showing were cool? Into the goodwill bag they go.

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THELILEA 10/19/2011 5:26PM

    I have totally found that the old clothes I remember as SUPER CUTE and awesome are nooot at all.

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BETTERJULIA 10/19/2011 4:24PM

    Love it! You're doing super fantastic! Yay for no more jellyfish skin pants!

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AURORA.BELLA 10/19/2011 3:34PM

    My "someday again" wardrobe is from high school and I have the same jeans. I never bought the low rise, I'm glad that trend is kind of gone, but I happen to remember I have at least 2 pair with colorful gem designs on the back pockets (that I thought were totally hot since I had lost a lot of weight to get to that size at the time) that should really look good sometime next year!

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DLEDBETTER11 10/19/2011 3:21PM

    Ha ha ha ha...Good decision! I need to go through my closet and drawers too. had to remind me emoticon

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PARASELENIC 10/19/2011 3:11PM

    I say keep 'em and then wear 'em on your sixtieth birthday. I'm excited to pull out all my 16 year old goth crap when I'm sixty...

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CROOKEDLETTER 10/19/2011 2:30PM

    Fabulous. Your blog made me laugh out loud and was a much needed break from hammering at a paper I'm trying to finish (ah the joys of trying to get published).

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The Gym is Un-Hipsterizing Me! (w/pics!)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I discovered about a year or so ago (much to my horror) that I am, probably, a hipster.

When I argued angrily with the accusation and expressed my hatred for hipsters, my brother referred me to a book called 'stuff hipsters hate' and the one on the cover?


I googled and wiki'd and was so ready to disprove it... and had to admit he was right.

So, being a hipster (but not one of THOSE hipsters), I tend to pretty much despise popular music.

I hate it.

It was a point of pride that I had no idea who these pop stars were or what songs they sang and could give people a genuine blank stare when they talked about them. Some of it would sink in by nature of not living under a rock, but not much, and that was the way I liked it.

I'll admit it, I've even been caught saying things like "that's so mainstream."

Well now I find myself in an odd position... I LOVE my classes at the gym. They make me feel strong and young and powerful and like my body is capable of so much more than I ever gave it credit for.
And ALL of the music used in those classes is pop music.

I find myself singing along to some of it in the grocery store and doing zumba moves in the dvd isle in Target and doing turbo moves at friends in the video game store and just generally embarrassing dear BF in public.
It's awesome.

I found myself really enjoying one particular one that was even rap-like, and much to the shock of my boyfriend decided to look up what lyrics I could remember on YouTube and therefore find out what the song was and who did it so that I could download it.

And, to my horror, it was a KANYE WEST song. To my credit, it was only the very last verse of a Kanye West song and was performed by a person I have since learned is Nicki Minaj (or something like that) and from what I saw on YouTube she's really weird and therefore cool in my mind and non-embarrassing to like. I just liked that she threatened to eat people's brains and said things with weird inflections!! Is that so wrong?
I didn't download it.
But I may or may not have been caught on more than one occasion looking up just her verse on YouTube to listen to while I clean. Not that I'd admit to it.
That's so mainstream.

Even worse was what happened to me last night. There's one fairly poppy song that we listen to when warming up or cooling down sometimes that I kind of secretly enjoy. It's cheerful and great to just grapevine back and forth to and do various stretches. I saw the girl next to me singing along and so said:
"I've been enjoying this song lately, who is this chick?"

The girl started laughing so hard I thought she might pee or pass out, and then explained to me that it was Justin Beiber.

I'm pretty sure all of the blood drained from my face.
I wanted to snatch it all back and come up with some snide sarcastic defense remark like it'd been a joke set-up all along...

But it was a girl I talk to in class and in the locker room all the time. She'd have seen right through it.

So instead I let out an over-dramatic movie moment "Nooooooooooooooooo!!!"

So I'm ready to admit it.
My gym classes have ruined me.
I secretly enjoy SOME pop music now...

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PEBBLESOHARA 6/5/2012 2:27PM

  Just say you like it ironically. Then you are so hipster that you like mainstream things because you are just that unbearably hip. You are such a nonconformist that you aren't going to conform with hipster, which may make you a hipster royalty!
Hipster sh*t I enjoy related to working out: The New Pornographers and Of Montreal are awesome and poppy and still indie enough that you don't compromise your street cred. Biking, Yoga and even CrossFit seem like good for you hipster fads in my city. Really cool and swanky eateries feature organ meats and agave sweetened craft cocktails that fit into lots of boutique diets.
Sucks that big plastic vintage glasses steam up during workouts though!

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FUNNYSUNNY123 11/3/2011 8:19AM

    I feel your pain. I didn't listen to pop music until I started working out. Then I even downloaded some Blackeyed Peas, Ke$sha and *gasp* Lady Gaga. We were over at my brother in laws house and I was singing along with the music the kids were listening to. My husband was just like "Seriously?" So, yeah, I definately feel your pain.

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BMORGANSON 10/17/2011 6:13PM

    Hehehe, your blogs are so genuine and silly and I have missed them! Today I'm getting caught up on blog entries from the last couple of months while I was on an anxiety-hiatus.

I was a pop-addict as a kid all the way through high school but sometime after that I found myself becoming more and more disgusted with most pop. And it became a point of pride to me, too. But I've found myself in a semi-similar situation...adding Britney Spears to my "to download" list and putting in parentheses "for workouts only!" even though I'm the ONLY person that sees said list. Who am I really trying to convince?! ;)

You've been doing amazing and I'm really proud of you! Keep it up!!

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BALOOTOUTOO89 10/13/2011 7:27PM

    LOL. This just made me think of my boyfriend. He *HATES* anything pop. Hate, in fact, is not enough strong a word he says. However, because he works in retail and we also only get pop (no rock) stations in our area, we're surrounded by it. He swears he only dances and sings along if it's "only slightly okay or has minimally acceptable lyrics" but then some random pop song will come on....and he knows all the lyrics!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

I told him he was a closet pop-lover. He thumped me emoticon

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GIRLABILLY 10/13/2011 3:06PM

    Bahahahahhaa...oh man, gym music. The pop stuff is bearable to the point of good, it's when they start *remixing* them into "workout music" that sh!t gets wierd....

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    I love this post. Yesterday, the question of the day in one of my teams was "what music do you listen to when you work out?" or something like that. And my response was "some pop/dance and hip hop/rap music that I would never ever admit I listen to. " I'm so mainstream. Ugh. Lol!

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CYNDERROSE 10/13/2011 1:02PM

    LOL! I was anti-pop music for most of the 00's. Its only been in the last few year that I have listened to it at all.

I love Brittany and Beyonce now.

But I still love my local indy bands more.

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TRYTRYAGAIN10 10/12/2011 11:04PM

    Hahaha - as a current resident of South Korea I can attest to the ridiculousness of Kpop, but there is some variation:

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BEATLETOT 10/12/2011 9:51PM

    Okay, I'll see your Europop and raise you K-Pop:

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    NOTHING is better for your workout than some good Europop. You think North American pop music is bad? Just you wait!

Here's a classic!


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BETTERJULIA 10/12/2011 6:02PM

    Hahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahah!!! Love this! My daughter has been singing these 'pop' songs all the time and it's funny to hear. I also do the whole dancing in the middle of the store thing.

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BEATLETOT 10/12/2011 5:48PM

    This cracks me up. I'm no hipster, but I don't really follow pop music, either. I'm a classic rock gal: Styx, REO, Lynyrd Skynyrd, TOM PETTY....

But some of the pop stuff is really fun. And I'll sing to it. I don't mind. It doesn't make Steely Dan any less cool. =)

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SMARTQT05 10/12/2011 4:33PM

    awesome blog! and i loved the pictures to go along with it!

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OFFDREA 10/12/2011 4:17PM

    I have denounced pop music for many many many years, but some of it is so catchy.....I love Gaga.....and some Britney......and I have forgiven myself for it. Especially when Turbonegro, Manson or Gogol Bordellow follows up on the playlist.
Your graphics are hilarious! I will shimmy with you!!!!!!

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LULUTU 10/12/2011 4:00PM

    Too funny!

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-CORAL- 10/12/2011 2:18PM

    Traitor! LOL

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MELISSAT123 10/12/2011 1:38PM

    Haha - I confuse Justin Beiber with a girl all the time too :P

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NATTY0488 10/12/2011 1:03PM

    All I could think about when I read the Bieber thing was the superbowl commercial with Ozzy in it where Ozzy asks what's a Bieber and Bieber, dressed as an old man, says, "Looks like a girl to me!"

I have the most random assortment of music on my phone for working out (too cheap to buy an ipod when my phone costs more and does the same and then some) and the funny thing is like three or four songs on there, I hate when I'm not working out, but love to death while I am.

Just have fun. Anything that keeps ya moving is good.

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CHEETARA79 10/12/2011 12:56PM

    Wanna know what I listen to when I go on my walks? RuPaul. Yeah. He makes music and it's AWESOME for stomping out some of my rage on the trails.

Don't feel bad about what you like even if it is mainstream.

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 10/12/2011 12:50PM

    emoticonThanks for this, really. I needed something to cheer me up and this hit the spot. I am a former-hipster with some residual hipster tendencies, including the music stuff. But over the last 5 years or so I have embraced some "lame mainstream" music, mostly for dance parties and working out. I wish I loved Justin Bieber a little more, actually. I could get one of those cool backpacks.

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MAIM138 10/12/2011 12:49PM

    I have a serious problem with all this "hipster hate" all over the place. What even IS a hipster? The websites making fun of them are full of a whole bunch of different types of people with very different styles. It's like a friggin' witch hunt.

Yeah! And like what you like!

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PARASELENIC 10/12/2011 12:32PM

    Like what you like! NO SHAME. Poppy music is true to it's name-- it pops, and as a result, so do you. Imagining doing hard core aerobics to Johnny Cash's Hurt or Radio Head's Everything in it's right place, or mumford and sons-- doesn't work. It's music I love, sometimes it opens my heart, makes me cry, but it certainly doesn't make me want to feel sweat running down my back or jump up and down for a half an hour.

Own this. We gets to like all the music. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds-- (RWEmerson) you can groove out to Justin Bieber as much as you can love other music-- no reflection on you as a person...

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SNAZZYMC 10/12/2011 12:18PM

    maaaahahahahaa .......... welcome to the dark side!!!!!!!!!!!

(and for the record I am totally embarrassed that the Biebs is is one of my country-girliemen....Canada has so much more to offer, eh....)

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MSKIMBOLINA 10/12/2011 12:15PM

    This made me laugh. Sure it has no subsistence but it sure is catchy.

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