Making your weakness your strength
(Sorry about all the blog entries. I'm just feeling inspired to write.)
A week ago, I posted a status update that said something like: "Take your greatest weakness, and make it your strength."
What did I mean by this?
This actual... Read more
Dancing with the Stars
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Review
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