Mar 24, 2011
The scene:Lunchtime at the office.
The characters:MeA dude from another department that I don’t particularly like
The action:I’m sitting with a book in one hand (Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child) and a fork in the other, eating a leftover lamb shanks (good, not great, so I’m not sharing the recipe yet) on a bed of kale and spaghetti squash. Across the room, the Dude is assembling a peanut...
Feb 18, 2011
Oh, friends. I’m firmly entrenched in cranky town this morning. My complains, in no particular order:
I slept lousy.
My boobs are too big.
My tummy is too flabby.
My thighs look big in these pants.
It’s wicked humid which makes my hair frizzy.
My busted, broke-ass, good-for-nothing thyroid is making my fingers and eyes puffy.
I had no snatch this morning. No speed. No extension. No landing. No...
Feb 1, 2011
Nice video from New York City Health Department. I love that they’re making the connection between sugar and heart disease. If only they’d left out the reference to milk!
Jan 31, 2011
Hello… my name is Melissa, and I’m alarm clock challenged.
I’ve told you about my alarm clock issues before.
Yesterday, I thought I’d found a solution; I bought a new alarm clock.
The buttons on my old clock needed to be pressed three times to advance one minute, and Dave’s fancy, reliable clock was retired because of its constantly-lit face (verboten in our cave-like bedroom...
Jan 22, 2011
This link will take you to a powerful essay by Kentucky author Wendell Berry. He seems to be a throw-back… described by wikipedia as a “man of letters,” which I take to mean intelligent, thoughtful, and well-spoken – characteristics valued less and less in this tweetable, Facebook era.
Anyway. Here are some of my favorite bits from the essay. It’s beautifully written and...
Jan 20, 2011
kickass image by Art Yucko
[Don’t understand why I think this is awesome? Look here and here and...
Dec 17, 2010
This video about before/after photos isn’t really surprising – we all know that photos are manipulated for magazine covers, articles, and ads. But it still kinda stopped me in my tracks.
I stopped using magazine photos as a yardstick for my success about 12 years ago when I saw a documentary that explained how a photo of Gabrielle Reece was modified for a Shape cover.
Gabrielle Reece. She of the...
Nov 8, 2010
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...
Nov 5, 2010
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...
Nov 2, 2010
[Thanks to CrossFit Praha for sharing this...