Gray Hair Angst: Time to Dye, Again

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“Now that you’re well, let’s talk about your hair,” she said over eggs and toast at the diner. “I like it better not gray.” This is what best friends are for, right? I will not put you through the torture of a vote for or against dye or no dye this time, dear readers, although I […]

On December 30, 2010, in Fashion, Hair, Middle-aged Angst, by juliejulie

I Burst: Ruptured Cysts are my new Ouch!

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Last night at 2:00 a.m. a big wave of pain washed over me while I was at the bathroom sink fiddling with the childproof cap on my pain pills. I said the “F” word, and the next thing I know, I’m lying down with my head on the floor of my closet and my husband’s […]

On December 27, 2010, in 1, Health and Wellness, Love and Marriage, by juliejulie

Sick at Christmas: A Guide to a Good Enough Holiday

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We all know Christmas is tricky. We put pressure on ourselves and our loved ones to somehow make this one day of the year perfect, and we feel like failures if it isn’t. And it happens every year, so we think we should learn from our mistakes and do it better next year. But it […]

On December 26, 2010, in 1, Family, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

International Society of Hopscotch

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I originally posted this a year ago, on December 5, 2009, but when I saw the amazing Mizfitonline’s post about her daughter playing hopscotch and the health benefits of hopping today, I remembered that I actually started this International Society of Hopscotch. Perhaps it’s time to hop to it again? In my ongoing quest for fun fitness […]

On December 15, 2010, in Club Meetups and News, Humor, Love and Marriage, Middle-aged Angst, by juliejulie

Conan O’Brien Wears Jeggings, Should You?

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Jeggings are a ridiculously bad idea, even for a jokester like Conan O’Brien, who danced around on stage wearing them the other night. Okay, it was a funny stunt, but oh.so.uncomfortable to watch, for uh, a couple of reasons. Conan should not wear jeggings in public ever again. Neither should I. Should you? Here’s my […]

On December 4, 2010, in Fashion, by juliejulie

Getting my Groupon: Why Google should buy me

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Google offered to buy Groupon for $6B today, and Groupon said no. I think Google should buy me, since they obviously have some extra cash now. Here are the top five reasons Google should buy me: I can get my group on. I’m good at starting groups. I started Chubby Mommy Running Club in Eugene […]

On December 4, 2010, in Fashion, Humor, by juliejulie

Good Fat, Bad Fat, Nia Dancing and Food: December Social in Eugene

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You can eat the good stuff this holiday season, and we’ll show you how at our December 14th Chubby Mommy Running Club social in Eugene, OR. And, we’ll share the actual food, not just the recipes. Yum. Also, there will be music, and beautiful dancing. Doing backbends over exercise balls is optional. This month Mandy […]

On December 3, 2010, in Club Meetups and News, by juliejulie

My Uterus Hurts: is it just bad cramps? Ovarian cysts? Cancer? No! It’s a Polyp. Ick.

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I’m going in for a Hysteroscopy, D & C,  polypectomy procedure on Monday. Huh? I know, right? My uterus has been complaining and interrupting my life for years, but I thought all the weirdness was a normal part of getting older. It turns out it’s not. I’ve got a polyp in there that’s almost as big as the […]

On December 2, 2010, in 1, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

Does Sarah Palin mow her lawn? If I’m President, will I have to?

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I have not watched Sarah Palin’s Alaska reality show yet, so I have not seen her house, or her yard on TV or in real life. But from the pictures, it looks like the yard is big, and someone’s gotta mow it. I’m assuming Todd mows their lawn, because Sarah’s so busy. I’m sure she […]

On December 1, 2010, in Humor, Love and Marriage, by juliejulie

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