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Keep it simple

Keep it simple

Today I went to my favorite hole in the wall massage joint and settled in for a serious rub down.  As I’ve documented before, one of my favorite hobbies is paying a stranger to touch me.  (Good touch, not bad touch) Despite the painful pleasure of deep-tissue-near-evisceration, my mind refuses to settle. It skims my memory minefields like a vulture looking for meat. Laid out on...

On the Count of Three, Smile and Say ...

On the Count of Three, Smile and Say “Creepy!”

Look at this feral cat. Adorable, right? I spent ten minutes standing in an empty rail yard the other night taking pictures of this flea infested, rabies machine. Poor Peter stood awkwardly by as I whispered sweet nothings to the feline while shifting about trying to get the “perfect shot.” (I was temped to write “Purrfect,” but I thought better…) There...

Surfer’s Wife 2.0 “Growth Mi...

Surfer’s Wife 2.0 “Growth Mindset” Or How I Will Eat a Shark for Breakfast

Winter is over, the sun is blazing and the ocean temperature is a balmy 64 degrees. Time to cram my body into the nearest wetsuit and sacrifice my summer weekends to the filthy seas that surround New York City. Surf season has begun! My husband and I will be like two mated-whales, playfully gliding along the waves, hands interlocked, faces glistening under the sun. Our hair salty and...

Podcast interview with Lynn Chen: actres...

Podcast interview with Lynn Chen: actress, blogger & supercool married chick

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.3MB) As an avid food-blog reader, I am always on the hunt for new sites with fabulous photos and engaging writers. About a year ago, I discovered Lynn Chen’s blog: The Actor’s Diet. It contained the prerequisites: mouth-watering photography, and funny, insightful writing. However, as I am an actress who has a long past of struggling...

Love is…

Love is…

…having your hubster escort you to your colonoscopy and treat it like you’re going on a fun date. It’s early morning. I haven’t eaten in 36 hours. Even without my hypoglycemia, my tingly head would be filled with air. I think I might know what it feels like to be one of my cats. It’s such a relief to know I can trust Jim completely to take care of me. I don’t have to...

I’m not a personal trainer, but I ...

I’m not a personal trainer, but I play one in my marriage

Help a stuck wife out. How do you make your spouse care as much about maintaining a healthy body as you care about your own? To be honest, I might think about the health of my loved ones way more than necessary. I am particularly health-centric as I’ve had some serious trials and tribulations with my body. So as not to get lost in the topsy-turvy world of medical advice, insurance,...

“Real, nasty green-eyed jealousy&#...

“Real, nasty green-eyed jealousy…”

Why is my wife so damn crazy? This psychodrama from 1957 has the answer.  Keep in mind that this was produced by an educational publisher.  Educational. Key points: Women should doubt themselves every step of the way. Women should not audition for plays. Men had to work hard to figure out how to screw caps on tubes without metal. Running time is 15 minutes so grab a snack, sit back...

Maybe we shouldn’t do that again

Maybe we shouldn’t do that again

Jim and I just worked out in the same room at home together. I corrected his form a few times. (Hey, I’m a yoga teacher, people! I’m all about good alignment to avoid injury.) He got a bit annoyed. I felt as if I was helping him. He appeared NOT to feel the same. So what do I do? Mind my own business and let him pull/strain/tear his body up? Or do I just give him a few...

Why won’t my husband see the effin...

Why won’t my husband see the effing doctor?

And…give it up for Marianne!  Her name was randomly selected from our lovely bundle of contestants who entered the Mimi & Lu necklace giveaway. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment, followed on twitter and liked on facebook!  You guys are the bees knees, that’s for sure. Don’t hesitate to check out more of Mimi & Lu’s pieces online. ...

Finding Balance Through Ancient Chinese ...

Finding Balance Through Ancient Chinese Wisdom

Yesterday afternoon, I put on my workout clothes and mentally prepared to take myself to the gym.  I’m currently in an exercise recession.  Just waiting for the market to rebound, any day now… As I was tying my shoes, an overwhelming urge came over me to visit my local massage parlor.  If there’s one thing I love more than sweating on the treadmill to CNN, it’s paying someone...

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