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7 People You Meet at the Gym

February 5, 2012

One day it will happen to you. You’ll be cruising along on the treadmill at the gym, grooving to your favorite song on your iPod, when you’ll look up and suddenly realize you’re surrounded. They’re everywhere: on the bike next to you, at the water fountain, on the weight machines. Gym people. Oh sure, they…

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Stop Living Your Life Like It’s Groundhog Day

February 2, 2012

Happy Groundhog Day! For my non-American readers, Groundhog Day is a holiday where a groundhog (a medium-sized rodent) is said to be able to predict whether it will be a long winter or an early spring. If the groundhog comes out of its hole and see his shadow, we can expect 6 more weeks of…

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Fiftyfifty.me Challenge: January Recap

January 31, 2012

I’ve completed Month 1 of the Fiftyfifty.me challenge! The goal is to read 50 books and watch 50 movies in 2012. Here’s a recap of my January progress. Books Bitter in the Mouth How Did You Get This Number Crazy Sexy Diet Movies X-Men: First Class The Artist Beginners I Am Young Adult The Help…

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What Would You Grab in a Fire?

January 29, 2012

One day last summer, I had just finished my step aerobics class at the gym across the street and swung open the front door to our apartment complex when I smelled it. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was smelling until I had taken a few steps up the stairs. SMOKE! Holy crap! The staircase…

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Do You Make Do or Make Adjustments?

January 27, 2012

Here’s an interesting factoid: I used to be left-handed. I say “used to be” because when I was in kindergarten, the teachers made me and the other lefties use our right hands for tasks like writing, drawing, and using scissors. I was forced to be right-handed. Before you call the ACLU, let me say that…

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