My “Eff Yeah 2012” List

This post is inspired by the *free* e-book, Why Wait? A bullshit-free guide to jump-starting your goals for the new year, by Nicole is Better (or @nicoleisbetter).  Click the link. Read it. Print it out. Fill it out. Trust me. I’M FUCKING AWESOME. DON’T BELIEVE ME? LOOK AT EVERYTHING I DID IN 2012: I moved into …

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Is It Offensive To Wear a Poppy After Remembrance Day?

Is It Offensive to Wear a Poppy After Remembrance Day? - My Life, I Guess

Yesterday, I was leaving the grocery store when I was told by the cashier to take off the poppy that was still pinned to my coat. She said that Remembrance Day was over and that it was offensive of me to leave it on. I was taken aback by her comment and asked, “So, we’re …

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New York City Mega-Post

Last summer when I returned from my very first trip overseas (to London, England), I realized that the travel-bug had bitten, and immediately began thinking about my next trip – New York City. Why New York? I’m not sure, but I’m assuming it had something to do with Broadway and the relatively close proximity of …

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Creative Outlets

Last week, I went to see my massage therapist.  I’ve been having issues with what I think is a pinched nerve in my back/shoulder/neck; I was in a lot of pain, and unable to get in to see my family doctor.   She wasn’t able to really help the pain at all, but while she tried, …

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An Open Letter to my Blog

Dear blog, I am sorry I have been neglecting you for the last two months.  It was not intentional; things have just been busy.  If it’s any consolation, I’ve also been neglecting my gym membership… You see, that whole mouse infestation situation got way out of hand, and after a lot of flip-flopping on what …

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You Just Get Better

I hate my body.  No, wait… let me re-phrase that for you, Shelley: “I am unhappy with the current state my body is in”.  And it’s my own damn fault. I know I’m pretty lucky; I’ve never weighted more than 150lbs, never broke a bone, never had surgery, and I am healthy.  I’m just weak, …

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There’s a Mouse in my House

I have a serious mouse situation happening in my apartment. I first noticed the mice two winters ago, but after catching a few (humanely, thanks to the trap I “borrowed” but still have from a friend) they went away.  I had a few more last winter, but again, they went away pretty quickly.  In the …

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Perspectives & Priorities

Last week I went out for (belated) birthday drinks with a good friend of mine from high school. The topic of how much we’ve grown since high school came up, as we now both teach high school-aged kids.  Although I know there was definite personal development for me between the end of high school and …

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Tips to Save Money While Traveling in London, England

While I’m far from being any sort of expert on the subject, these are a few things I learned about saving money on my trip to London, England that I thought would be good to share (or at the very least have a record of it for future reference). 1. Put everything you can on …

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My Top 5 Favourite Things About London, England

I have always wanted to travel. More specifically, I’ve always wanted to travel to England. I’m not sure what the draw to that country is over the rest of Europe but it likely has something to do with my interest in theatre, the fact that I’ve had some friends live over there before and heard …

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First Post

So, this is my new blog. How exciting! (Hopefully I maintain this one more than my past ones.) Today also marks the start of my second go of the “101 Things in 1001 Days” project.