My Promise To You

When I’m thin, I will never wear something like... read more

EZ, Delish Cucumber Salad

[Update 2010: I'm not eating dairy any more, so I make this now without the feta. It's still delicious. You make your own decisions; you eat the way that makes you feel best.] Tastes like sunshine, and all you need to do it chop, mix, eat. What’s better than that? You need: an English cucumber (regular works, too) feta cheese, crumbled (bleu is good, too) lemon juice lots of salt &... read more

Gavin Degraw Week – Day 4

This is a review from London’s Evening Standard of a Gavin Degraw show there in May. (There are a lot of prepositions in that sentence. Holy cow!) “DeGraw follows through with great show promise”by Amira Hashish, Evening Standard 29.05.08 Occasionally, you stumble across an exceptional gig; the type that makes you realise why live music is hard to beat in the entertainment stakes. By the... read more

Alotta Tabata

Before last October, I was blissfully unaware of the term “tabata,” but now it’s part of my everyday vocabulary. Lucky me. The Tabata Protocol consists of 20 seconds of maximum intensity exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest. The cycle is repeated eight times for a total of four minutes of work. It’s named after Izumi Tabata, Ph.D., a former researcher at Japan’s National... read more

One Hundred Pushups

Dave’s on a quest to do more pushups, and because I hatelove them, I decided to join him for this 6-week One Hundred Pushup training program. Because neither of us can ever do anything the easier way (or, more accurately, I can’t ever do anything the easier way and I cajole him into playing along), we decided to use our Perfect Pushup paddles, rather than just doing the reps with our palms on... read more

Gavin Degraw Week – Day 3

I like this song. I hope our show on Friday night doesn’t include as much pre-teen squealing as this video. “Just... read more

When the alarm went off at 5:57 a.m. today, I was thisclose to turning it off and going back to sleep. I quickly sifted through an inventory of potential excuses: I have a headache. I went to bed at 11:30 p.m. – that’s not enough sleep. I can do a solo workout when I get home from work. I kinda have cramps. By the time I’d run through the list a few times, I was awake enough to realize... read more

Good Riddance

The list of the 600 Starbucks locations that are closing. [Image from Implied... read more

Gavin Degraw Week – Day 2

In my quest to bring y’all interesting stuff about Gavin Degraw this week, I found a link to Gavin Degraw’s 17 Most Romantic Songs from, of course, Seventeen magazine. The list:I’ve Been Loving You Too Long – Otis ReddingCupid – Sam CookeThe Tracks of My Tears – Smokey RobinsonLast Goodbye – Jeff BuckleyA Song for You – Leon RussellAll I Could Do Was Cry... read more

The Run for the Peanut Butter Bars

On August 31, Nike is sponsoring the Human Race, a 10k run in which approximately one million people around the world will run simultaneously. The Austin race is at 6:30 p.m. Cool idea, hot temperature. We’re not doing that. Instead, Dave and I are sponsoring our own 5k. THE INAUGURAL RUN FOR THE PEANUT BUTTER BARS I did a test-run on the peanut butter bar recipe this afternoon. They’re... read more

Girls, girls, girls

The photos of yesterday’s CrossFit Women workout are posted. Look at the pretty ladies!And here’s me, purposely making an “it hurts” face because I realized that in every other photo Nicole has taken of me at a workout, I’m laughing like a goofball. CrossFit is serious business.See all the photos... read more

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