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My new water bottle

My new water bottle

I’ve been doing this thing called “saving money”.  Have you ever tried it?  It’s not very much fun.  In fact, it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.  Possibly harder than childbirth.  But the cool thing about saving money is that the more you do it, the better you get at it.  Not spending money becomes a habit.  It’s true.  You should try it.  You even get a fun nickname —  a miser. Since I’ve started working again, I’ve…

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Hello… from the actual other side….

Hello… from the actual other side….

I’m big on birthdays.  I just love them.  And not just those of my kids where hundreds of dollars evaporate from my wallet even before I enter Party City.  I also love my birthday where I turn my family into my own personal slaves forced to do my bidding for the day.  I’m big on birthdays of famous people (Jane Goodall, April 3rd) (and a Happy birthday to Bernie Sanders on September 8th) and I’m big on birthdays of people…

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My path from farm to Hollywood

My path from farm to Hollywood

This post is not a metaphor.  I will not be discussing how a seemingly hapless forty-something stay-at-home mom got a job writing for TV.  (I’ll save that for another post or my tell-all book.) This post is about how I get from our farm in Northern California to Hollywood.  Literally.  The distance between our farm gate and the studio lot is 406 miles.  On Sunday night, after I put the kids to bed, I set my alarm for 1:00 a.m….

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Where have I been?  Well, I’ll tell you!

Where have I been? Well, I’ll tell you!

I go through a lot of emotions about blogging.  Here are just some of them — — creepy that I’m over-sharing — futile… Why am I doing this?  Does anyone really care? — stressed.  It’s like having homework all the time. — happy.  Yes, overall, happy.  I like it.  I like connecting with people.  I like it when someone says I’ve made them laugh.  I like it when I meet someone over the internet that I never ever would have…

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Here’s another great You Tube workout…

Here’s another great You Tube workout…

After I posted about my new boring mantra of “I make exercise a priority in my daily life”, I got a suggestion for a You Tube workout that I’ve never heard of… and I tried it and… Well, I can barely walk.  My legs are so sore that squatting is out of the question and my arms hurt when I try to pick up a Q-tip. So of course, I’m suggesting it for you!  It’s from Jessica Smith TV.  She…

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My favorite You Tube exercise videos…

My favorite You Tube exercise videos…

Let it be known that I have been exercising.  For real.  Consistently.  There is no health reason for this.  I won’t pretend to admit that I’m exercising for a healthy heart or to live to see my great grandchildren graduate from college.  I’m exercising out of fear of summer coming and either being in public in a bathing suit or just simply shorts.  Ever since having kids, I’ve never exercised consistently.  It was just too damn hard to get to…

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Remembering Prince…

Remembering Prince…

I promise this won’t be a soppy tribute to Prince.  I won’t tell you where I was the first time I heard “Purple Rain” or that I used to dress like Sheila E. in high school. (I’m not admitting anything.)  Sure, I loved Prince’s music, but I loved Prince’s weirdness even more.  Anyone who remains true to themselves is my hero and man, that was Prince.  Let’s take the fact that he was from Minnesota — this tiny little guy…

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Oh yeah, I almost died at 7-11

Oh yeah, I almost died at 7-11

Wow, I’m going to die holding a bag of powdered donuts and a vitamin water.… This is what I thought last week as I was taking a road trip to Los Angeles.  It was about one o’clock in the morning.  I had been driving for hours and I was so tired I could barely see.  I was listening to a book on tape — All Creatures Great and Small — which didn’t help at all because the soothing voice of…

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Why we need the Bern more than ever…

Why we need the Bern more than ever…

I am totally horrified by the notion that Hillary Clinton appears to be pulling ahead of Bernie Sanders.  It gives me the shivers.  It keeps me up at night.  I rant to my children about it until their eyes glaze over. So we finally have Bernie Sanders, a candidate that is totally funded be the people and he’s seems to be losing to candidate that’s funded by corporations and Wall Street?  And Hillary Clinton is such BFF’s with corporations!  If…

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How to fix the Supreme Court

How to fix the Supreme Court

When we started this crazy country a bunch of years ago, (I have no idea how long because I’m bad at American History) the dudes that wrote the constitution intended it to be a malleable document — meaning, if something doesn’t work along the way, they wanted future Americans to fix it, or in constitution speak, amend it. So I’m taking these guys at their word and proposing an amendment — The President and Congress are no longer allowed to…

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