Birthday 2014
Jun30

Birthday 2014

As the 14th anniversary of my 24th birthday winds down, I am very content and grateful. I was able to recreate a peaceful space on the patio because of my financial situation. I was able to share it with many friends and family whom I love and respect. I got all sorts of unforeseen goodies that have intrinsic and sentimental value beyond their price tags. I was in the thoughts of many people who think I don’t suck too badly at...

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Convict Conditioning
May31

Convict Conditioning

I am typing the first draft of this on a tiny keyboard attached to my iPad mini, so please excuse any typos. I will come back and do corrections and add pics once I am home. But I couldn’t wait to write about this, so I apologize if it looks liK3 a s3r1Al K1LL3r d1d Th15 3ntrY. First, let me say that fitness is a never-ending journey. It is a lifestyle. Yes, you can and should make/track/keep goals and goal setting as a tool...

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Costa Rica
May17

Costa Rica

During the first week of May 2014 I was in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. It was an amazing experience (click the pics to enlarge them). So affecting that I am redecorating my patio to emulate what I experienced there. Each room in my home evokes a season of the year and a culture I have studied, admired, and/or seen in person. Everything about Costa Rica was enchanting, and the more I learned about its history, people, and culture the more...

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Risk & Reward
Apr26

Risk & Reward

(Note: Do not play the bets listed in Spinning the Wheel – they are far, far, far too complex to manage in real life [though they worked beautifully on the iPad app], and the outside bets weigh down your wins [though they also mitigate your losses]. Keep it simple!!) I used to say that I don’t gamble, because I never win. That isn’t true at all. Without meaning to be arrogant, I have won the genetic lottery:...

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2009/2014, Then/Now
Apr17

2009/2014, Then/Now

This first pic (click to enlarge it) was taken in 2006, only six weeks after leaving my last boyfriend. I was 30 years old, weighed 120 pounds, and had 7-8% body fat. I was starving. I guess you can see that though. From 2002 until 2009 I was stuck at this weight, because of the malnutrition, stress, and unhappiness I was experiencing (often from my own bad and/or naïve choices). I will explain all that in the next few paragraphs. The...

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Prince: FallInLuve2Nite
Mar21

Prince: FallInLuve2Nite

So, I don’t normally make a fuss about Prince releasing material (because he does it so much, and is lately so bad that I ignore it), but he’s my 3rd favorite after Janet and MJ, and he released a fun song called FallInLove2Nite that is a combo of disco, 80’s funk, and pop. He’s using his Camille voice, and it’s very lightweight; however, he released this single via Epic, and it’s charting....

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I’m so GAY!
Mar12

I’m so GAY!

Every now and then I need to just wallow in the stereotype that is my gayness… I love fluffy and sparkly things (if someone ever finds a way to meld diamonds and cats my head will cave in from happiness). My favorite flavor is red, regardless of whether that is cherry, strawberry, or cinnamon. Pink should be required garb on Wednesdays, and P!nk should be the soundtrack those days, too. While we’re on that subject: Female...

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So Fresh & So Clean
Mar10

So Fresh & So Clean

Okay, so I feel much better after letting off some stream with that last entry. Ahem. Sorry. So, what to talk about today? How about the fact that I have a beautiful home furnished the way I want, a refinanced car that will get paid off a tad faster, a healthy body (that hopefully will be video ready in a couple weeks when I submit new pics), and a sweet kitty on my lap as I type this? I need to post pics of Ophelia and Sméagol...

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“True You” (Part 3 of 3)
Sep08

“True You” (Part 3 of 3)

(Part 1 of this series was published on February 26, 2011.  Part 2 of this series was published on February 28, 2011. I then forgot to complete the task until now…) “Don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Comparisons are almost always harmful. Comparisons mean there’s a winner and loser – and you’re the one who winds up feeling like a loser.” – Janet Jackson “I am most beautiful when I’m allowed to nurture my own...

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He lives! Birthday 2013
Jun27

He lives! Birthday 2013

To quote Mrs. Doubtfire, “Well, helloooooooooooo!” Yes, I am still alive. And I would like to make an observation: I rarely blog anymore, because I haven’t needed to. This space was a place for me to iron out some wrinkles (often as part of helpful conversations with readers who shared their insights with me), and hopefully help others iron their own vicariously. Sometimes I think I actually did just that. At any...

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