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April 25, 2013

I Want a Motorcycle

cafe-racerI am too old for a quarter-life crisis and too young for a midlife crisis, but I am clearly going through something.  I am about to turn 32, and I want a motorcycle.  I must now mention that I have never driven a motorcycle.  Not once.  I have been on the back of one plenty of times.  I know you are supposed to lean when you turn.  Can’t get much harder than that, can it?

I don’t want a Harley or a crotch rocket.  Those are so not me.  I want a vintage café racer!  The husband and I parked next to one a couple weeks ago, and I immediately knew it had to be mine.  I know the one I get someday will be old and in need of work.  It makes the most financial sense for this probably somewhat fleeting obsession.  I’ve even started prematurely planning the paint, seat, and my helmet.  All the important stuff.  Move over pinterest, mama is looking up biker blogs!

I also have zero desire to every drive it on Dallas highways or any roads where speeds exceed 50 mph.  I am a sissy.  This will strictly be a neighborhood commuter.  Trips to the coffee shop, the gym, and lunch dates.   BTW – I am also scared of riding it in the dark; hence, the lunch dates.  A Vespa (or a fixie) might be more appropriate, but it would be so boring and so very, very predictable.

August 15, 2012

The Next Julia Child: ME!

Today would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday.  I kind of adore her.  And I can honestly say I enjoyed her before the Julie and Julia movie.  Speaking of the movie, I am hoping someone will hire me to have my own real life Julie and Julia experience.  Anyone want to pay me to make all her recipes and blog about it?  People tell me I am pretty funny, so it could be entertaining and maybe make a better movie.  I’ll even write in a Julia accent and refrain from using 4 letter words.  I read that she doesn’t like that in the kitchen.  I should disclose now that I’m terrible at following directions, so they might have to be Julia inspired recipes.

What do you think?  Any takers?  I am ready and willing to start tonight.  I even have pork chops thawed and a bowl of onions ready to chop.  You know how to reach me.  I will leave it up to you.

Oh heck, forget paying me.  Just pay for my groceries.  Did you see that…I am already substituting 4 letter words.  Mom would be so proud.

January 18, 2011

Wrinkles and Saggy Tatas

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I’m turning 30 this year and I have two major (and superficial) concerns.  Saggy boobs and wrinkles on my face.  I know both are inevitable, but I plan to slow the process as much as possible.  If you read Plastic is not Fantastic, you know that I do not believe in injectables or plastic surgery until it is absolutely necessary.  Makes the young look old (30 is still young, damn it!) and the old look 45.  I have other solutions.

The boobs…I workout the pectorals regularly in my strength training.  I figure it will at least give the illusion of no sagging.  My status as President of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee helps too.

As for wrinkles, I have found a fountain of youth.  Philosophy products.  After ignoring the looming 3-0 for a year, I finally started using Philosophy regularly in December.  I hadn’t thought much about it until I was stuck in traffic. I did a little facial inspection in the harsh sunlight that seems to show every flaw.  The hints of creases are almost gone!  Cheers to another year of looking 29!

Check out Philosophy’s site.  I like the Makeup Optional kit.

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