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Look Who’s Still Alive

Just updating this blog to let you know I haven’t been updating this blog. I intend at some point to do something with this domain — just haven’t figured out what yet.

In the meantime, if you want to semi-follow what’s going on in my life, you can follow me on Instagram or request to follow me on Twitter. My email remains the same.

Hope all is well with you!


Hello, Friends!

Just wanted to pop in and say that I am still alive and bumping around! I’ve been quite busy with work and life things. My depression is completely manageable right now, which is wonderful. Since going off the medications I felt were superfluous, I’ve felt much better and have lost about 10 pounds.

I am dealing with some other health issues involving my kidneys and stomach, which are unfortunate and a pain. I’m still in the middle of testing and stuff, so I don’t really know what’s going on. I’m hoping the stomach thing is just some sort of infection that can be handled with a round of antibiotics. The kidney thing is weird…the technical term is chronic kidney disease stage 3, but that’s really just something they put down so insurance knows how to cover it. Basically one or both of my kidneys isn’t working at full capacity and we’re not really sure why. I’m not in any danger and I have a feeling it’s related to my past kidney infection (ugh, remember that?) and my overuse of OTC painkillers (thanks, headaches and roller derby).

Right now I’m getting ready for the holidays. I’m not decorating this year — giving myself a break. Just buying gifts for the people and children I love, and taking my mom to the city to see “A Christmas Story” on Broadway. I’m taking a once a week roller fitness class, which is fun (but very difficult to get up for in the morning — Sundays at 9:30am and it’s an hour away)! I remain close with my old roller derby team and remain thankful for the derby community and all the friends I’ve made through it.

So…that’s my story so far. How are you guys doing?


How to Open Wine Without a Corkscrew

Good to know.


The Secret Messages in Logos

This is way cool, and I have to say I’ve never noticed the Tostitos one. Now I’ll never not.

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I’ve Been Neglecting You…

…and I’m sorry. Life has been busy. I feel like I’m working constantly. When I’m not working, I’m sick. I’m actually going to be seeing an immunologist soon, as I fear my immune system might have been a little damaged by my hospital stay and the massive amount and variety of antiobiotics I had.

Derby is going great. I love my new team and I love the atmosphere. I haven’t been able to skate much the past two practices because of a respiratory infection but I still go because I just want to be there. It’s a nice feeling.

I’m also keeping very busy socially — even though I get stressed out because I’m always short on time, I seem to stay more mentally positive when I am staying in touch with my friends. Still working to find that balance!

So far, 2011 isn’t all that bad for me. Stay tuned.

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There are So Many People That Need to Know This


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How to Remember People’s Names

I have such a problem with this. Gonna study this article.

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The Cheapest Time to Book a Flight…

is apparently eight weeks before you travel. Good to know!

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Top 10 Facebook Fixes

Some great tweaks for Facebook settings.


Taking a Break

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