Nov 21 2014

Half the time I agree with idiots to shut them up

It’s true. In at least 50% of my day-to-day conversations I nod my head and smile, pretending to agree with the non-sense some people say just so they’ll shut the hell up. I’ve even walked away – mid-conversation – to avoid giving in to the near uncontrollable urge to slap them. But is that an …

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Sep 04 2014

Messing with my husband’s phone… and his sanity

The web browser on my husband’s phone saves his last 3 Google searches. Apparently a lot of phone browsers do this and most people just turn this feature off, but Craig prefers to keep it on (not sure why). One night while he was studying, I took his phone and noticed that his last 3 searches …

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Sep 02 2014

Another sad attempt at learning how to be sexy

A few months ago, I wrote about what a woman should NOT do if she wants to get lucky, and in it, I shared some goofy experiences and touched on my lack of sex appeal. I noticed that it generated some laughter among friends and readers, but no one commented to say, “No no, you’re …

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Sep 01 2014

A lightning bolt update on the past 7 months

It’s been half a year since I posted to my blog, and though I doubt anyone’s missed me with the millions of other (probably much more interesting) rants and readings in the blogging world, I’ve decided to make my return. To spare you the boring details of why I’ve been missing in action, here’s a …

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Feb 16 2014

Ladies, what NOT to do if you’re trying to get laid

Ask anyone (including Google), ‘how to turn a man on’ and you’ll hear typical responses like: talk dirty to him, do a strip tease, use a blind fold, take a shower together, or role-play. In short, be sexy! I’ll be the first to admit that sexiness is not something I really exude. I’m just too …

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Feb 11 2014

What has changing my name really changed?

I’ve finally finished the last steps of changing my name after marriage. I didn’t do a legal name change; I just assumed my husband’s name. But still – the process of changing all my ID, important documents, and accounts was a huge pain in the ass. It took almost a year, but I’m finally done! Why …

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Jan 18 2014

Topics you apparently shouldn’t discuss with your mother-in-law

Earlier this winter, Craig and I went to his parent’s place to get our cars fixed and winter tires put on. My father-in-law is a mechanic, which (I gotta be honest) was one of the reasons why I married my husband… just after money and has nice eyebrows (kidding). While the guys were in the …

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Jan 07 2014

How long would you last in an apocalypse?

This year, I rang in the New Year quietly at home with my husband, enjoying some pizza, a bottle of wine and AMC’s The Walking Dead marathon. I have a mild obsession with the show, which actually sparked me to watch World War Z not long ago. In case you haven’t seen it, World War …

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Dec 18 2013

What it’s like being married to a nerd

Before I married my husband, I had limited wires, cables and extension cords in my house. I didn’t see a difference between cartoons and anime. And superhero movies didn’t interest me. But marrying a nerd has opened me up to a whole new world. Here’s a window into what life is like being married to …

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Nov 30 2013

Talking to your significant other about his ex-girlfriends

When two people start dating a little less casually (somewhere between “Go home, it’s getting late” and “Will you be my plus one”), they start to wonder about the other person’s past. That’s when the ex questions usually come up. For women, sometimes our curiosity can get the best of us. What starts out as …

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Nov 26 2013

4 Lessons I learned growing up poor

By no means am I a “money expert” nor do I claim to know the best way to be financially successful. I’ve always tried to be a good saver, and a lot of my learnings probably came from being a former poor kid. But stretching a dollar wasn’t all I learned growing up poor. Here …

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Nov 12 2013

10 Things that are no longer cool when you’re 30

We’ve all heard that 30 is the new 20, which to some extent is true. Thirty-somethings in today’s world can get away with doing things that our parents or grandparents could NEVER do at 30. But even still, there are some things that lose their “cool factor” as you enter your 30s. These are things …

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Nov 06 2013

5 Things you should never say to an angry woman

Whether she’s stressed out about work, annoyed by her parents, upset about her appearance or mad about something stupid you may have said or done, there are just some things you don’t say to an angry woman. A woman who’s in the heat of rage and sees enough red to rip off your head is …

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Oct 30 2013

Clear signs that you’ve “checked out” at work

This week, I learned about a co-worker having drinks with a recruiter; friends drafting their resignation letters; and a long time well-respected colleague quitting. Sometimes we reach a point where we’re “done” with a job. It can be on good terms like we’ve achieved all that we can, need to move on to bigger opportunities, …

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Oct 27 2013

The dreaded pap test: Opening up (literally) about my experiences

I’ve managed to get away with only 1 pap test my entire life. It was in 2010 and I remember the dry “Indian burn” feeling of her not using any gel. When that part was over she said, “Now I’m gonna put my hand inside to check… (I must’ve blacked out after “hand inside” because I …

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Oct 22 2013

I don’t understand why men spend so much time on the can

I’m doing it. I’m blogging about poop. At one point or another, most women have probably seen their men suddenly jump off the couch and march to the bathroom with a phone, laptop or tablet in hand. They retreat to their throne for an unusually long time, and then return to what they were doing …

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Oct 20 2013

Me travelling alone = Giant clusterfuck

Most people can travel alone, no problem. For me, travelling alone turns into a giant clusterfuck. Whether it was for business or pleasure, I’ve never travelled alone. In fact, I hardly travelled at all until I started working and travelled for business. But even then, I was never alone. I always went to the airport with …

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Oct 12 2013

What happens when a flighty Gemini collides with a structured Virgo

Life at our house is never dull. Between the nutty things I say and my over-exaggeration of everything (which make him shake his head and question why he married me), our home is never short of laughter. I’m big on personality assessment and understanding why people possess certain traits. And this led me to explore how …

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Oct 04 2013

How 2 minutes can turn a neurotic person’s world upside down

I have a very strict morning routine that goes exactly like this: First alarm goes off at 7 am. I snooze for 10 minutes. Second alarm goes off at 7:10. I snooze again. Finally, at 7:20, I get up and start getting ready for work (doing the bare minimum). By 7:40 I’m dressed and ready …

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Sep 08 2013

5 Annoying things you hear when you say, “I don’t want kids”

It’s no secret that couples today are waiting until later in life to have children in order to focus on their careers or travel the world. Other than the occasional “don’t wait too long” comment, these couples usually don’t get much criticism for their decision to wait. But when someone asks me about children, I …

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