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Dancing with the Stars
Thursday, April 07, 2011      10 comments

I'm a fan of dance shows. When I was little, I used to watch Solid Gold, Star Search, and even Lawrence Welk with my mom. I can't dance myself being rhythm impaired, but I always appreciated the grace and the athleticism. I have pretty st... Read more
I Feel Like Such a Heel
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      5 comments

Just a recap in case you haven't been following my continuing saga. I've been complaining the past couple of days because the fiance came to me earlier this week with some 'changes' that he wanted with my cooking. At first I was offended by hi... Read more
Wedding Planning
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      6 comments

We're getting married next year, so it's time to get a hustle on organizing. We've at least finally settled on a rough plan of where and when. We want to do a destination wedding because neither of us really want to do the work of getting a ca... Read more
I Hate My Hair
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      9 comments

I have the weirdest hair. In high humidity, it goes curly. In low humidity, it goes flat. It's impossibly thin and prone to breakage just by brushing. I want to get a wig. Seriously. It's pre-styled, and looks the same everyday. No hav... Read more
How I Solved Our Dispute
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      7 comments

Earlier I wrote that the SO declared this morning he was on a diet, and had a list of how he wanted his food prepared. Everything sounded right on target, until he said he didn't want any more fried food. This came as a surprise to me. Fri... Read more
We're on Diets (and a rant)
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      6 comments

This morning the fiance came into my computer room and declared he's on a diet. He gave me a list of how he wants his meals prepared. 1) Meats no larger than 3 oz. Sounds good. Check. 2) Small portions of starch. Check. 3) Lots of ve... Read more
Patio Gardening Tips
Monday, April 04, 2011      3 comments

Urban gardening isn't new, but it is relatively new to me. When I lived in Colorado, the weather was too extreme for planting. When I lived in Washington, I didn't have a sunny balcony. Last year I experimented with patio gardening. I di... Read more
Promising Tomatoes
Sunday, April 03, 2011      4 comments

Looks like I'm on track for delicious salsa this spring/summer! I posted pictures of my balcony garden yesterday. This morning I went to check on my tomatoes, and they are popping with fruit and flowers in the Georgia sun. I bought the pl... Read more
Balcony Garden
Saturday, April 02, 2011      6 comments

When I lived in Washington state, I was spoiled by farm fresh food. Now that I know what a vine ripe tomato and lettuce straight from the ground tastes like, I miss it. I live in an apartment. I can grow a few things on my east facing balc... Read more
Shocked by a Friend's Cancer
Friday, April 01, 2011      7 comments

I just found out a friend has lymphoblastic lymphoma. He has a very aggressive kind, and as soon as he was diagnosed, he was admitted the same day for chemotherapy. He's only 40. One of the worst things about getting older isn't the wrink... Read more
Cherishing Life
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      3 comments

My heart breaks with Japanese earthquake tragedy. I am shaken and saddened. The morning the earthquake hit, everyone was just going about their lives. For even the most technologically advanced country in the world, lives ended abruptly. The... Read more
My Cat is Fat
Monday, March 14, 2011      15 comments

I have a fat cat. She has always been fat. When I got her spayed as a kitten, the vet put in capital letters and exclamation marks on her medical chart, "OBESE!!!!" I've tried to put her on various 'diets' throughout the years. Diet food... Read more
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Review Part II
Friday, March 11, 2011      8 comments

Now that I had a few days to digest, I have a few additional words to say. My parents pushed me to do well because I was capable of it. The incident where my mom asked me if I wanted to clean toilets for the rest of my life was because I t... Read more
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Review
Wednesday, March 09, 2011      11 comments

I'm out of it. I don't watch at lot of TV, so I had no idea this book was making a stir. I was looking to join a book club, and this came up as the monthly book. In case you also live outside pop culture, it's about a Chinese-American mot... Read more
My Fate in Books?
Tuesday, March 08, 2011      10 comments

I wrote a few days ago a rant about public education in defense of teachers. I wrote it with the intent of supporting the rallies and protests in certain states. It seems the theme is reoccurring in unusual aspects of my life. I went ... Read more

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