I got bored with Jamie Eason’s live fit. After plenty of reddit research, I’ve settled on StrongLifts. It’s 5 lifts in two two workouts. You alternate. We’ll see how it goes. I’d post before and after pics, but i don’t think I want that much of my flesh published on the Internet. There are also […]
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Uber is in Boise. There are finally enough drivers to make the service work. Hurrah! We are a city! I snagged my first Uber car the other night, it was a pleasant experience despite the guy driving five miles an hour under the speed limit. Its a sweet way to make some extra cash (unless […]
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Email offers inundate our inboxes between black Friday and now. I’ve taken lots of steps to unsubscribe and filter and block everything that I consider SPAM. However, there has been one local business that has been especially fond of emailing me regardless of how many times I unsubscribe. As a local business, and as a consumer, you should be aware of Idaho’s stance on email spam. Here is a memo I wrote a while ago that is worth reminding:
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I was recently laid off. It sucks. First, I have never been laid off before. Second, I have been employed since I was 15 and I have always known what my next step is. So this is the first time in almost 15 years where I am kind of afloat. Guess what? Its scary. Scary […]
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Idaho has a lot of territory-era laws on the books. Sometimes I come across them. My favorite thus far is “Action for Seduction” Idaho Code 5-308 which states: “An unmarried female may prosecute, as plaintiff, an action for her own seduction, and may recover therein such damages, pecuniary or exemplary, as are assessed in her […]
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Teach your daughters to not apologize for asking questions. To quit hedging all of their statements with “I feel..” Quit describing your growing toddler as “huge”, “large”, or “big” call her strong instead. Teach your daughters to use power body language (Amy Cuddy TED Talk. The only TED talk worth watching). Teach them to not shrink or try to take up less space than the men in their lives, or to change to make more space for the men in their lives.
From CL Young “I’ve never been one for finger-snapping slam poetry, but yesterday I walked into a house where a fifteen year old girl lives with her very nice family. on a couch visible from the kitchen counter of that house was an embroidered pillow that said “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” that girl wants to be a model someday. this video was in my inbox this morning & I think it puts the whole shit pretty adeptly. I am so fucking tired of this problem, however it presents itself — be it invisible or terminal or anything in between. I am tired of women spending time, energy, feeling & health deciding how much space they deserve to occupy. whether that means an eating disorder or the volume of a voice, we have got to get past this. “
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I don’t normally write so many unsolicited advice posts, but with the upcoming year starting and me looking back with a perhaps mawkish affection for my first couple of weeks of school, I just can’t help myself. Back in my Umass days, my friend Steve would say that you can learn a lot about a person […]
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If you are going to Law School this fall, congratulations. Basically everyone is really nice to each other until November, and then things get weird because its hard to keep up a social facade under the pressure of your first round of finals. So when things get weird, just remember that its normal. For example, […]
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I made it through the bar exam. I won’t have results for several weeks, but at least I took the damn thing, which feels like half the battle. So I made it through the two days without crying, without throwing up, without passing out (I thought I saw some tears day 1, no throwing up […]
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I had a professor at Umass and when we would write something wordy and stupid (as undergrad poli sci majors are super apt to do) he would circle it in red marker and write TAUTOLOGICAL STATEMENT! This was a source of great shame, because it meant that my writing was elementary or that it smacked […]
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