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Happy National Flip Flop Day!

YAY FOR FLIP FLOP DAY! Anyone who knows me knows that I wear them all year and that Reefs are a borderline religion for me, but June 14th is legitimately National Flip Flop Day, so slip on your favorite pair and allow me to enlighten and entertain you with some fun facts about the world’s…
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Just your typical INTJ introvert climbing an adult jungle gym.

Introverts 101

DEAR INTROVERTS: You’re amazing. For reals. Introvert discoveries, inventions, books, songs, and ideas are the reason the world hasn’t reverted to the Dark Ages. Yes, the majority of the population is extroverted and you’re the outliers of the bell curve, but hat only increases the value of your innate strengths and innovative abilities, so embrace…
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Gen X Women, Your Life is NOT a Crisis

As a a Gen X woman in “midlife” who finds it mildly amusing that the Millennial-Baby Boomer feud gets so much attention that Gen X gets omitted entirely from fairly high profile lists, I was intrigued when I saw the headline for an article on oprah.com called “THE NEW MIDLIFE CRISIS: Why (and How) It’s…
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One-Eared Llama Slippers + Police at 1:22 AM

The Bethiverse Style One unremarkable Saturday night, I found myself standing in the middle of the street in my polka-dot pajamas and one-eared llama slippers talking to three police officers at 1:22 AM. Not because I was in trouble or wandering the streets aimlessly, but rather, because I was reading “All the Light We Cannot…
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Things to Rethink

I think about the sayings and commonly accepted beliefs that have somehow become part of American life kind of a lot, mostly in a humorous light; others not so much. Here are five I’d like to vanquish from the universe: Money is the root of all evil. NO. It’s not. Evil is the root of…
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Photo of a pink cupcake with glitter and a cherry on top.

Birthday Wishes and Wisdom

Good Intentions and Idaho Girlfriends One of my birthday wishes this year was to celebrate it with part of my tribe of lifetime girlfriends, so one long road trip to Idaho later, there I was. And there we were, having way more fun than any of us thought grownups were capable of when we were…
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Tom Ford Fabulous Perfume

The String Cheese Incident

(As in actual string cheese, not the band.) THE SETUP I’ve always been a bit of an outlier, but my friends like and accept me anyway, so I tend to just roll with it because, well, I’m me. A lot of my uniqueness stems from the random stuff that happens to me. Theoretically, it could…
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Embarrassing Questions

When my friend Pat asked “What was the most embarrassing question you ever had to ask a professional?” I immediately had an answer, and doubt I’ll ever top the story I’m about to tell you, so read on for a little comic relief. I’m independent and resourceful, and always looking for ways to improve things, reallocate finances,…
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Adulting Instructions

First instruction…save your work as you go! Seriously, I spent two hours writing a profound but funny post that was seconds away from being finished, then had an ADD moment and closed the browser tab. ‘Sokay though…my original wisdom is now part of the ether. 🙂 The gist of it was that while I definitely don’t…
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An Ode to Boyfriends Past

Twas the week before Christmas, when I suddenly found Ex-boyfriends were stirring, all over town. Their reasons were varied and mostly legit In hopes that I’d forgiven all their past shit. The waiter was doing his usual chores While envisioning Scrabble victories galore. And he in his Carhartts, and I in my jeans, Made me…
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