Posted in August 2012

Back to School

Back to School

That’s it, summer’s over. Well, not technically. The first day of fall isn’t until the end of September and here in Los Angeles, it’s definitely still hot as balls for several more weeks which is a stern reminder that summer is alive and well. And even though I am thankfully not returning to school, I’m … Continue reading

Wait a minute

Wait a minute

It’s been longer than usual since my last post. I suppose I’ve been waiting for inspiration to hit me. And that seems to be the story of my life right now–waiting. Waiting for people to get back to me. Waiting for projects to start. Waiting for vacations to begin. Waiting for my next meal. Waiting … Continue reading

Snack! Snack! Snack! Crunch!

Snack! Snack! Snack! Crunch!

Sometimes you just need to feel good. And sometimes you need a snack. These kids from the Nellie Stone Johnson Beacons Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota need both. Now I never heard a snack-themed rap that I didn’t like (does anyone remember “Combination Pizza Hut & Taco Bell” from a few years ago?). But these kids … Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Self, Ba-by

Let’s Talk About Self, Ba-by

Self-talk. Affirmations. Blech. When I first started attending Weight Watcher’s meetings and the topic of “self-talk” came up, I would roll my eyes and secretly laugh to myself at all the cheesiness in the room. I thought even the IDEA of addressing the way I speak to myself was sappy and useless. And then I … Continue reading

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

Well, we made it through the Olympics. We made it through the tears and the fierce competition and the NBC promos for “Animal Kingdom.” And what did we learn? And I mean besides the fact that gymnastics is still my favorite and swimmers are still cute even when they’re weird and winky. I learned that … Continue reading

Oh, oh it’s magic

Oh, oh it’s magic

At last week’s Weight Watcher’s meeting, a glossy brightly colored posterĀ posed a question. If you could have anything you wanted to make it easier to achieve your weight-loss goals, what would it be? And in case we were stuck for answers, the poster also offered upĀ a picture of a woman in a chef’s hat, holding … Continue reading

Normal

Normal

Normal. That’s what the US Women’s Gymnastics team says to each other before they are about to compete in front of the world. Normal. It’s just like normal. I don’t have time for a lot of Olympics this year, but I always have time for gymnastics. It took me 2 days but I finally sat … Continue reading