Tagged with Skinny By Monday

I’m Back-Fat!

I’m Back-Fat!

Well hello there internet, nice to see you again. I know its been a while, and I know that I should explain myself. You see, four months ago, I had a baby–Grover Amos Barker was born in September, three days after my birthday and cute as hell from the get go. Before that I was … Continue reading

The Zen Forage Dash

The Zen Forage Dash

Well, life continues to be busy for me this week. And while I do still eat from my fully stocked freezer, I’ll admit to dipping into my wallet and eating out in order to feed myself when needed. This week, it was a splurge dinner in between meetings to one of my favorite local restaurants … Continue reading

Super Spread Super Bowl

Super Spread Super Bowl

Was that not one of the best Super Bowls since the 49ers actually won, or what? Yeah, I was pretty bummed at the end when our rookie quarterback did not pull through. But there was so much awesome leading up to the awful that the party at my house still had an amazing time. Except … Continue reading

Yes! Yes!

Yes! Yes!

Yes yes? Yes yes! This is the battle-cry in my Sunday morning spin class taught by the…ummm…evervescent Cody. The fact that I use the words “my” and “spin class” in the same sentence still blows my mind a bit. Several years ago I would have rolled my eyes at the thought of climbing on to … Continue reading

The Bouncy House Workout

The Bouncy House Workout

What’s better than a party on the weekend? A party with a bounce house! In celebration of my newly-four-year-old buddy’s birthday, his awesome mom and dad sequestered a bouncy house for him. Is it bounce house or bouncy house? I’m not sure, so I’ll use both. I had already asked for “adult swim” time in … Continue reading

Held Hostage By Hunger

Held Hostage By Hunger

Does anyone else ever get paralyzed by an occasional snack choice or is that just me? Not always, but from time to time I will get so overwhelmed by the idea of having to decide what to eat when I am hungry that it will take me over an hour to decide what to eat. … Continue reading

Girls! Girls! Girls!

Girls! Girls! Girls!

“I promised myself that if I ever got this chance, I would thank Chad Lowe.” This is why I love Lena Dunham. Among other reasons. Namely her honest, funny, weird, outrageous HBO show, “Girls,” for which she won Best Actress & Best TV Series—Comedy or Musical at this past weekend’s Golden Globes.  But the awards … Continue reading

The Thanksgiving Burrito

The Thanksgiving Burrito

This year I spent Thanksgiving with 30 of my nearest and dearest in sunny San Diego. A tradition of my parent’s college friends that I, along side all their kids, grew up into. Last week was the 35th Anniversary  (36 depending on who you’re asking) Thanksgiving Celebration. It is a weekend that lasts an entire … Continue reading

The Not-So-Calm Before the Storm

The Not-So-Calm Before the Storm

Well here we are again. The last week before the holidays. In Los Angeles, the weather has finally turned to sweaters and boots which means 65 degrees and sunny. But it’s cold enough that we had to turn on the heat and I’m thinking about putting the down comforter back on the bed. It’s time … Continue reading

Decisions Decisions

Decisions Decisions

Yesterday on a hike with my dog, Ruby, I saw a woman coming toward me. It was Zooey Deschanel, of the hit Fox TV sitcom, “The New Girl.” Well I just so happened to be listening to Zooey Deschanel’s band, She & Him, on my iPod. Within 5 seconds of this realization, I had an … Continue reading