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New kittens - Kermit & Rufus!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

This entry is a bit overdue, but I would like to introduce my SparkFriends to the two newest members of my family--Kermit & Rufus! These two brothers were born on July 1 and have been causing mischief and warming hearts ever since. :) Also destroying my boyfriend's furniture. But it's okay because we aren't allowed to own nice things anyway.

Kermit, being adorable. (Apologies for the mess in the background! The kittens love it though.)

Rufus, every time I attempt to go for a run.

A side-by-side comparison: Rufus is on the left, Kermit is on the right. A split second after this photo was taken, they were jumping all over the place! And yes, I am well aware that I look like a creep lurking in that reflection... -_-;

That's all for now! Have a great day, everyone!

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MOM2ACAT 10/22/2013 7:20PM

    They are adorable!!!!

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BONOLICIOUS2 10/22/2013 3:42PM


Too freaking cute! How do you get enough?! Ahhhh!

Its okay, I'm not allowed to own nice things either. If only I were allowed to own two stinking cute kittens though! Congrats on the new family members!

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SDLEE514 10/22/2013 3:36PM

    OMG they are adorable!! and I LOOOOOVE their names! How cute!! They are going to make life so much fun...and I can tell they already are ;) Enjoy your new additions, thanks for sharing!

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Link: A weight loss consultant's open apology letter to her past clients

Sunday, August 18, 2013

This is worth reading:

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BONOLICIOUS2 8/18/2013 6:47PM

    Spark tells me to eat 1200 calories a day.... Hmmmm,? I'm not kidding!

Thanks for sharing, food for my thoughts for sure!

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DRTOVAH 8/18/2013 5:26PM

  good read, thanks for sharing

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Glad I don't live in Japan!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

So this is my racerback workout tank:

Apparently, I'm a Size L in Japan!!! O_o;; Not sure if this is amusing or appalling, given that I am a few pounds underweight for my height according to US standards.

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CHEETARA79 7/11/2013 2:38PM

    When my sister was teaching in China, she had to wear a uniform. She's a tall woman, 5'10" and probably wore a size 12/14 or L/XL at the time. Apparently that translated into a size 5X in China!

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BONOLICIOUS2 7/11/2013 9:14AM

    YIKES. They probably don't even have a SIZE for me! Scary... outsmall each other?!

I try not to think of those size charts. I am called large in my size for a reason. Whomp whomp...

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SONICB 7/10/2013 5:26PM

    TATERCAT, I don't know about the "still healthy" comment. I've noticed college-aged and young professional women (in Asia and international students here in the U.S.) are often trying to "outsmall" each other. There is this obsession with being small/skinny over there.

Edit: Although I agree that Asians do tend to, on average, have smaller body frames.

Comment edited on: 7/11/2013 10:44:30 AM

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TATERCAT 7/10/2013 3:53PM

    Go for amusing!

When I lived in Japan it was a bit challenging to buy clothes, but they have really really small body frames. They are still healthy, but they are more petite.

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KYLAR_STERN 7/10/2013 1:52PM

    Very funny! I know there are cable cars in Japan (a friend visited) that have a Maximum capacity of 4 Americans or 8 Jappanese. That's what the sign says. I'd always thought that was a shot at our obesity epidemic, but it's also coupled with how generally small the Japanese people are as well.

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IRP1114 7/10/2013 1:42PM

    Lol! I was not expecting that from your title! You are funny. emoticon

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Roasted Acorn Squash

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This is quite possibly the best thing I have ever tasted... in recent memory, anyway.

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HEALTHY4UNI 5/16/2013 7:10AM

    Looks really good! I've never had acorn squash and will have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!
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LINEBACKER1968 3/15/2013 11:02AM

    You reminded me of a food I loved as a kid. I had forgotten all about how good it taste. emoticon

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SONICB 3/15/2013 9:52AM

    I find that you can get by with using less butter and a lot less brown sugar than the recipe calls for. The acorn squash is already pretty sweet on its own!

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TLG71567 3/14/2013 11:05PM

    This is one of my favorite vegetables and this is how I always have fixed it. Now I am trying to lighten it up a little.

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JUNEAU2010 3/14/2013 10:32PM

    I love acorn squash! Can't get my family to try it!

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ADAPTOR 3/14/2013 10:27PM

    I grew up eating this using fresh acorn squash that we grew in our own garden. You are right it is great.

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Someone please hide my credit card!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Actually, that wouldn't help because I have my CC number memorized!!!

Went on another shopping spree today. Really, all I needed was a blazer for the upcoming school year, because I'll be applying for jobs and need to look all grownup-like. emoticon But there was this really cute dress on Forever21, and then I'd been meaning to buy wedges, and then I needed to spend at least $50 on non-clearance items to qualify for 10% off and free shipping and then... you know the drill.

Item #1: Black "Classic Woven Blazer"

This is the only item I actually needed... but it didn't meet the minimum purchase amount for free shipping.

Item #2: Ditsy Heart Shirtdress in Navy/Cream

I've REALLY been wanting a shirtdress for the last year or so...

Item #3: Sleeveless Open-Back Shirtdress

No, really. I've REALLY been wanting a shirtdress. And so I bought TWO. ARHGHGHGHGH. It doesn't come with the belt or necklace, but maybe I'll pick those up later when I'm actually receiving a paycheck instead of blowing through and beyond my summer stipend..... emoticon

Item #4: Wedge Platforms

They were on clearance! And had such great reviews! And I've been meaning to get some wedges for over a year, and I have so many dresses and pants to wear with them. Aggggggh!

Okay, NO MORE CLOTHES SHOPPING until I start getting paid again. It used to be that I could go over a year without shopping for any new clothes, but recently I've started feeling even less confident than usual about my appearance and more self-conscious. There's this voice telling me that I "need" to wear dresses and girly clothes to be pretty and to offset all those years I dressed as a tomboy. emoticon

Bah... sorry for the rant. I have some lingering mental issues from my teenage years that I never fully got over.

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BOOKWORM27S 8/14/2012 9:04AM

    Enjoy your youth! I wish I had been skinny when I was young. Cute outfits! I love the black dress.

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BONOLICIOUS2 8/14/2012 8:04AM

    Oh my goodness I am no support here because you totally bought super cute stuff! Who could knock you for that?! I totally agree with the other commenters - you'll look totally cute and fresh and you'll feel great! Sometimes a little retail therapy can go a long way!

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FLEURGARDEN 8/14/2012 7:26AM

    Ah, to be young again and to be able to wear such cute clothes. Enjoy it while you can! :-)

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LIFE-FAITH 8/13/2012 6:32PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon It is good to boost your confidence with new clothes and shoes.
Have FUN wearing them and FEEL GREAT too!

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