Poison. P-P-P-Poison.

Dave stopped into 7-Eleven last night and found the above. (What forbidden snack was Dave after in that bastion of junk food? I don’t know.) Yes, that’s right. It’s a 2-pound Rice Krispies Treat. And, yes, it’s called a “Treats Sheet.” According to the marketing propaganda, it’s ready-to-serve and “Great for kids’ parties and get-togethers.” It... read more

Crazy-Good Barbecued Pulled Pork

Everywhere I look online lately, I’m tempted and delighted by Thanksgiving recipes – and trust, I will share some of my own with you in the coming days. But Thanksgiving is just one day. One awesome, delicious day… but one day, nonetheless. There are 364 other days this year on which we need to eat. For your consideration: Crazy-Good Barbecued Pulled Pork. This tasty hunk o’ meat will... read more

Coloring Outside The Lines

I just love this blog “Stuff No One Told Me”… adorable illustrations with tasty nuggets of... read more

Thrusters Need Love, Too

In the middle of a casual conversation yesterday, a friend said something that stopped me cold. I was blah-blah-blabbing as usual, amusing myself with witty banter about a celebrity train wreck. “That guy is a dirtbag,” I said. Note that I neither actually know “that guy,” nor do I know anyone who knows that guy. “Is he really a dirtbag?” my friend said. I... read more

Jane Eyre 2011

Y’all know about my deep-rooted Jane Eyre problem. I’m in full-blown Jane euphoria this morning! A new version is afoot. (Afoot!) It was directed by Cary Fukunaga and stars Mia Wasikowska (from Alice in Wonderland) as Jane – with Judie Densch (!) as Mrs. Fairfax. It’s scheduled for release on March 11, 2011. And now – hooray! – a trailer is making the rounds. In an interview,... read more

Take THAT!

Since November 4 and continuing through tomorrow, almost 1000 athletes from 110 countries are thrusting and parrying in Paris for the 2010 World Fencing Championships. The Big Picture has collected images from the first half of the competition – these are two of my favorites, but they’re all worth a viewing. Think you’re a good lunger? Look at this: Ukraine’s Olena Khomrova (left)... read more

The Next Big Trend

So… let me get this straight… vegetables have fallen so far out of fashion with most people that they’re now making a big comeback?! Guess that means all of us dino-chowers are trend-setters. Cabbage. It’s the new... read more

Eeyore, Revisited?

 As my CrossFit Austin buddy Nick said this morning, “Looks like somebody is having a Monday.” Imagine me in a petulant, pouty, frustrated, whiny, wimpy state, and you’ll be close to envisioning me this morning. Nothing was really going right. I forgot to push out with my knees in my set up.I bent my arms too soon.My core was all flippety-floppity.I wasn’t leading with my... read more

Two WODS For The Price Of One

After yesterday’s workout, I felt a little like I’d gone a few rounds with this: But I was remarkably psyched for this morning’s workouts at CrossFit Austin. My no-cheat eating plan is finally, FINALLY making me feel energetic, strong, and light on my feet. Finally. We had two WODs today… it was like a free-with-purchase treat! (As an aside… this morning, I heard a promo on... read more

My Heart Is Broken

UPDATE: I just got off the phone with Victoria’s Secret… the boots are off the web site but they had a pair in my size. I’ll have them by next Wednesday. I am broken-hearted no more! So… these boots. These PERFECT F*CKING BOOTS, were going to be my prize for hanging tough on my Whole30. I just went to the Victoria’s Secret site, enticed by a 20% off sale that ends Monday. I... read more

OH, My! OH Squats

OK! OK! This is, like, totally me when conversations turn to the different types of squats: “Ooooo! I LOOOOOOOVE front squats. I do! I know everyone hates them, but I LOOOOOOVE them. I watched this video once – the one on Again Faster – and he was totally, like, ‘It’s going to be uncomfortable’ and I was, like, it is totally uncomfortable. But I love them, ya know?! I do!”... read more

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