I Don’t Exercise to Be Skinny…

…I exercise to be awesome! That’s why I love THIS workout. It’s super fun.

I have nothing to gain from recommending it, I just like it a lot.

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Some Disappointing Crap & Some Awesomeness

Seriously, Internet? Really?

When one woman accuses you of sexual assault…maybe even two…you might be able to use that “they’re just after some money” defense…but when 15 women over a period of decades accuse you of drugging them and sexually assaulting them…well…it’s starts to look as though you might jus be a douchebag rapist. I was a fan of The Cosby Show, too but I am not such a big fan of victim-blaming.

Mike Nichols died. For those of you who don’t know who Mike Nichols is, shame, shame, SHAME on you all! He’s only the guy who directed recent productions of Spamalot & Death of a Salesman on Broadway, and in addition directed a bunch of movies you’ve seen that are totally awesomesauce:

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The Graduate
Silkwood
Working Girl
Postcards From The Edge
Regarding Henry
The Birdcage
Primary Colors
Angels In America
Charlie Wilson’s War

He also directed the original Broadway productions of Barefoot in the Park and The Odd Couple.

My favorite coverage of Mr. Nichols passing was done by Jezebel’s recall of that 1980s classic film Working Girl. Check it out.

The Democrats got decimated in the midterm elections. I literally can’t even.

On a lighter note: Watch some grandmas get high.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 opened this weekend.

And now…some very cool and somewhat touching scenes from Mike Nichols movies.

Postcards From The Edge

The Birdcage

Primary Colors

Angels In America

Charlie Wilson’s War

The Graduate

NorCal Is Really Beautiful

I was in Moss Beach this weekend at a restaurant that my husband and I really love—the Moss Beach Distillery. They have great fish and chips…and crab cakes! This is the view from the parking lot. Northern California is beautiful. It’s a really nice place to live and I feel lucky to be here…

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September Habit Goal: Eat More Plants

Instead of focusing on goals that require that I be “less”, I’ve decided instead to focus on goals that allow me to be MORE. I’m turning the language around and coming up with one POSITIVE habit to focus on each month. This months habit goal: Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily (3 veg, 2 fruit).

It’s not as easy as it sounds, unless you are committed to eating a salad everyday. Then you can get all of your veggies in a single meal, if the salad is big enough. There are days when I am just sick to death of salad and don’t want to be within 10 city blocks of it—back to the boredom theme again… I’ve only hit this goal 1 day so far. I always get in at least 3 servings, but my usual number is 4. I’m almost always one serving short.

Not as easy of a habit to form as I thought, but I’m persevering…