Feb 16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Sep 01

What does the end of summer remind you of?

August hasn’t been a very productive month for blogging. The combination of being slammed at work, trying to enjoy the last month of summer, and this cold I’ve been fighting off has kept my attention focused elsewhere. I feel like I blinked and September showed up. I seem to have mixed feelings about this time …

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Aug 10

A letter to the douchebag who cheated on me… twice

The other day, I was having dinner with a girlfriend and we were reminiscing about all the losers we used to date when we were younger. As we were swapping stories, I started to wonder if I ever got “closure” for some of those horrible ex-boyfriend messes I experienced. The more I wondered about this, …

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Aug 05

What’s with the “stick figure family” fad?

Okay, I have to blog about this. What is with the stick figure family decals I keep seeing on cars lately? When I saw one for the first time, I thought, “Weird. Not sure why you would want everyone to know you have a wife, kid and dog. But sure.” Definitely thought they were strange, but …

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Jul 24

“It’s gonna be okay…” My new journal & funny quotes about life

Last week, a friend and co-worker gave me a journal with funny quotes about life, which she thought was perfect for me. And she was right. The journal is called “It’s gonna be okay” and the cover description is so me: “A journal to reassure myself when I’m overwhelmed by the creeping sense of impending …

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