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Enjoy the silence

Minnesota winters are gross — super cold, dark and dry as hell. My skin hates the -45% humidity and both Adam and I have trouble sleeping when the air is too dry. 378 more words

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A big, bloody step in the right direction

Welp, it finally happened: after taking its fair share of my sweat and tears, the world has, at last, formally come for my blood.

I began donating blood while a senior in college, mostly just to prove to myself that I could. 392 more words

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A (sort-of) skinny girl's lament

Humor me, for a second.

I’m a bit angry that there are different rules about how I’m expected to feel about my body simply because I’m not grossly overweight–for example, the fact that I had to start a blog post about body issues with the disclaimer, “Humor me,” because… 515 more words

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3 for 3 for 3 (or: A Girl's Work is Never Done)

I’m not a big movie-watcher; I don’t have the patience to sit still for 2 hours. But I happen to be good friends with someone who  403 more words

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Happy Birthday, to my furry little familiar

More than one of my friends has pointed out that Philly Cheesesteak is basically me, wrapped in an extra layer of padding and fur.

Like me, Phil is: … 291 more words

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The holidays are officially over, the parties have all been thrown and gifts all given. You know what that means: it’s time to take down the Christmas lights and plunge ourselves into three solid months of darkness and cold. 36 more words

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Blank slate

At a friend’s jewelry party a couple weeks ago, I was admiring the shiny baubles (god, I love jewelry) when one necklace in particular caught my eye: a beautiful silver disc on a delicate silver chain. 486 more words

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