Rethinking Thin – By Gina Kolata

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So, it turns out my new best friend, Gina Kolata from the NY Times, is actually pretty cool and here is why (besides the fact that her name rhymes with Pina Colada):#1: I emailed her to tell her I liked her article and she emailed me right back! I’m always surprised when that happens.Writers are […]

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On November 12, 2007, in Uncategorized, by juliejulie

Embrace the Chub!

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Ah, sweet vindication…I was delighted to read the front page article in the Bend Bulletin today titled “Health Nuts Give Chubby Another Look” while I was eating my Kashi GoLean crunchy Fiber Twigs cereal.Apparently, being up to 25 pounds over weight isn’t so bad for you after all. The writer, Gina Kolata of the New […]

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On November 11, 2007, in Uncategorized, by juliejulie

Marvelous Sally Heatherton, Where are you?

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Speaking of Susan Taylor and Awbrey Butte, has anyone heard from Sally Heatherton lately?Some Bend blog readers may recall her sad, but hilarious story. She started her blog a couple of months ago to explain her view of what was really going on up on the “Butte.” She said that nice people like herself who […]

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On November 10, 2007, in Humor, Love and Marriage, by juliejulie

Why Neil Young makes Me Cry

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Neil Young – “Rust Never Sleeps” Pocahontas LyricsAurora borealisThe icy sky at nightPaddles cut the waterIn a long and hurried flightFrom the white manto the fields of greenAnd the homelandwe’ve never seen.They killed us in our tepeeAnd they cut our women downThey might have left some babiesCryin’ on the groundBut the firesticksand the wagons comeAnd […]

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On November 10, 2007, in Middle-aged Angst, by juliejulie

Movie Stars

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I met the actors and I went to their first big party last night at McMenniman’s. There are bunch of them in Bend now. Actors, producers, directors, voice talent, makeup artists, and even some of those “key grip” type people. I didn’t ask what key grips do, but I will. How many keys really need […]

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On November 7, 2007, in 1, by juliejulie

Ooops! I forgot to diet…

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I got on the scale this morning. The good news is I haven’t gained any pounds. The bad news is, I haven’t lost any. Two weeks ago I promised myself I’d lose ten pounds before my birthday. My birthday’s in ten days.I don’t usually lie to myself. I prefer to think of this lack of […]

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On November 4, 2007, in Food, Health and Wellness, Humor, by juliejulie

Licorice Martini

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I just made a new drink: Licorice Liqueur with vodka. Stirred, not shaken. I think it is my new favorite drink. I think I will name it “Black Rope Martini.” But if anyone has a better name, please share.I let my husband taste it. He made a face like a 5 month old baby makes […]

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On November 2, 2007, in Food, Love and Marriage, by juliejulie

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: Clever Plans and Secret Tricks

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Happy Halloween!I’m going to give my shoes one more chance to redeem themselves, and hopefully burn a few calories before the serious candy eating starts.I swear I’m going running in a little while, as soon as the sun melts the frost on my car. Frosty air hurts my lungs when I breathe. My doctor says […]

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On October 31, 2007, in Food, Health and Wellness, Humor, by juliejulie

New Shoes! New Shoes!

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I was so excited about my new running shoes. Shiny. White. Cheerful. And on sale for $39 at Big 5. All good news.Except they didn’t have the Nimbus gel kind I usually get. No matter…they are the same brand. And they didn’t have any women’s sizes left. Not a big deal…I have wide feet, I […]

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On October 29, 2007, in Uncategorized, by juliejulie

Why I hate Hotmail

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It happened again. I spammed my friends. Again. Not just the tech woman, but all of my friends. New friends. Old friends. Family members, college buddies, business contacts, neighbors. All of them.And it wasn’t my fault.I hit send one time. ONE time. I learned my lesson last time. I was careful with the one click […]

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On October 27, 2007, in Love and Marriage, by juliejulie
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