New Haircut Blues

New Haircut Blues

I’m nothing if I’m not honest, so let me lay it all out there for you. I’m in a terrible mood this morning. And I got a bad haircut. This means that I look a bit like a pissed off pomeranian. I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted to cut my hair off. Its summer. Its hot. I’m ready for a fresh look. Cut it off! So, I get the name of a great stylist from a friend and head off to Fairfield armed with my picture of…

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Bag ‘Em, Tag ‘Em, and Then Meet the Parents

Bag ‘Em, Tag ‘Em, and Then Meet the Parents

My sister. What a unique, psychotic individual. She’s one of those beautiful, creative, hysterical, insane people that just seems to attract people to her. She’s always been that way. She’s the kind of person you just like to be around and want to be like. I find that weeks after I have spent some time with her, I’m still trying to straighten my hair like her and figure out what to do with these incredibly high heels she talked me into buying. For years, Ginny has lived a lavish single…

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New Thrill: Dog Doors

New Thrill:  Dog Doors

So this past weekend, Handy Chris installed a dog door in our back door.   We thought it would be a welcome change for the dogs, given that their previous method of being let in and out was to either a) bark loud enough until someone heard or b) bang on the aluminum door until it broke.   With a dog door, there was the freedom of coming and going as they like.   They’d be free range dogs. When Chris first cut the hole in the door and before…

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The (untimely) Death of Our Computer

The (untimely) Death of Our Computer

Oh, my iMac.   How I love her.   She sits in our home office so majestic in her appearance.   So cool.   So white.   So big.   Sadly, she is so broken.   This weekend our hard drive bit the dust.   Chris went to turn on the computer and nothing.   Now, I could choose to blame this on several things.   Like the fact that this happened the morning after Chris installed a new program on our computer, or the fact that Chris keeps enough…

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Spawns of My Dog

Spawns of My Dog

One thing that Chris and I are still adjusting to in our new house is life with hardwood floors.  More specifically, life with dogs and hardwood floors.  More specifically, life with Molly and hardwood floors.  Molly’s a big dude.  She sprawls all over the house, on the living room floor, the kitchen tile, the fireplace hearth.  And she’s hairy, and sometimes that hair doesn’t always stay on her person.  I used to complain about her hair being everywhere until one day Chris turned to me and appropriately said, “This is…

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The Jolie-Pitts & Me

The Jolie-Pitts & Me

I love celebrity gossip as much as the next person. I used to be obsessed with it. I had subscriptions to all the magazines and checked in online daily. That is until I saw Julia Roberts last year on Oprah and she talked about the daily hassle of protecting her children from the paparazzi, and after that I just couldn’t do it anymore. I still catch the occasional E! News, but I canceled my magazine subscriptions and I don’t check in so often on the websites (though I do admit…

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Symbolism and Skinny Jeans

Symbolism and Skinny Jeans

I have been starving dieting for about 2 weeks now. I keep trying to tell myself that I’m just eating healthier, but who am I kidding? I’m dieting hard core. I need to just suck it up and take it like a woman. I’m eating more fruits and veggies. More lean meat. Low carb and no sugar. Lots of water. And my one indulgence is my 100 calorie Klondike bar I reward myself with after dinner occasionally…or every night… Anyway, this week (week 3) I am starting to notice my…

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Finding the “I” in Marriage

Finding the “I” in Marriage

They say when you keep a daily journal, you learn more about yourself.   I have found that keeping this blog is giving me the same result.   I write about things that seem to randomly be on my mind any given day, but when I look back through things I write about, certain things seem to keep surfacing.   Things that I didn’t even know about myself.   Things I’m not too sure I like about myself. Apparently and according to several of my own confessions, I procrastinate.  …

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Little Things

Little Things

This weekend Chris worked on our basement.   He painted and cleaned and built stuff.   I left him alone for most of the time because he seemed to have it under control.   And because there are no AC units in the basement and its hot down there.   But around 1:00 on Saturday, I started to get bored, so I moseyed on down to the basement to offer my painting services.   It was miserable.   I literally painted myself into this tiny corner and when I tried…

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Consumer Report

Consumer Report

Lately, there have been new products in my life and I feel I should report on these commodities in an effort to contribute to stimulating the economy. And because Oprah recently released her Summer Favorite Things List, which just needs my reply in order to be complete. So, here we go – Things Katie Loves Lately: 1. Wasabi Peas – The perfect snack for the dieter whose pallets require more than just wheat germ and soy. I snack on these all day. As an added bonus, they are so freaking…

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