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Bath time with zombies

In the past few weeks I’ve started taking baths in the evening before going to sleep. While I’m bathing, I like to read World War Z, a novel filled with vignettes about what it was like to survive the zombie apocalypse. It’s not for the faint of heart. Why on earth would I taint my relaxing […] Read more…

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Hating on girl geek “posers” needs to stop

I’m getting SO tired of the “girl geek posers GTFO” meme. This topic has been on a slow boil at the back of my mind for months. It came to a head yesterday when I read an article by Joe Peacock of CNN’s Geek Out!, who thinks sexy girls falsely passing themselves off as geeks are a […] Read more…

Coming Home

I’ve always struggled to maintain a clean, organized living space. It’s the primary reason I started this blog. It’s why I’m so obsessed with organizing everything about my life. Growing up, I was always the messy kid. Clothes scattered on the floor. Running late because I couldn’t find what I needed to get ready in […] Read more…

Two years later

Yesterday, for the third year in a row, my boyfriend and I ran the Marin Memorial Day 10K. This run is very significant to me. It marks a milestone when, two years ago, I started doing something about my health and weight. I’d gained more than 30 pounds since college. I was unhappy with myself. […] Read more…

Prepping for a New Fitness Regime

Today I started a fresh workout regime. I’ll be doing INSANITY workouts and following a very healthy diet plan where I eat lots of good, healthy food, often (five-ish meals per day). I’ve done INSANITY before in two or three false starts, but this time I’m determined to go through the full two-month regimen without […] Read more…

A Shot of Culture

I feel like I’ve been on a long-term binge of mental junk food and candy. The Us Magazines, gossip blogs, tweets and Facebook posts in my world do not do much to help me toward my goals and I feel unsatisfied and sick after bingeing on them, yet still I continue dipping in to it […] Read more…

Used Up

I love using what I own, down to the the very last drop. There is something so satisfying about looking at an empty bottle or jar, and knowing that you squeezed every last smidge of value out of a product. Read more…

My Fitness Routine

I recently started reading a book, The Checklist Manifesto. It’s written by a surgeon who observed the use of routine checklists in medical procedure and found that the benefits of using simple lists of actions helped save lives and increase efficiency by incredible margins. It’s a fascinating book. I’ve always been obsessed with the idea […] Read more…

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