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What I’ve Learned in my Thirties

Even as I was living it, I knew that I would look back at my thirties and know that this would be the most interesting, fun, difficult, and freeing time of my life. So often a woman in her twenties, … Continue reading

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Disadvantages of Not Being a Pretty Girl: The Funny Fat Girl

Disadvantages of Not Being a Pretty Girl: The Funny Fat Girl I have written earlier about the advantages of not being a pretty girl.  Having time to develop one’s own personality independent of romantic entanglements certainly has value.  But let’s … Continue reading

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How a Straight Girl Can End with a Gay Boyfriend

Sexuality comes in all shapes, sizes and levels of attractiveness.  I also recognize that an individual’s sexuality can change over a lifetime.  However, there are certain things a girl can do to ensure she will end up with a gay … Continue reading

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Top 10 Crazy Reasons I Want to Lose Weight That Have Nothing to do with Health

I have had some crazy reasons to want to lose weight over my lifetime: for a guy, to fit into a dress for a social occasion I didn’t even want to go to, to keep up with my ex-husband’s dramatic … Continue reading

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The Thin Myth: The Early Years

The Thin Myth is the idea I dreamed up that if only I were thinner, than the world would be my oyster, as long as I chose grilled fish instead.  The “thin myth” started very young.  As I stated before, … Continue reading

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“God Made Adam First” or “Revelations in the Mirror While Naked”

In the effort of “research,” I have been reading up on other blogs.  I am researching for both content and style.  I am also looking to see the “other side” of my story.  Ignorance really is bliss. I have stumbled … Continue reading

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Stupid Sh*t Men Have Said About My Body

I share Gloria Steinem’s opinion, “It’s not that women mind being sex objects, it’s just not the only thing they want to be.”  I have a mind, a heart, and a body and all three need attention.  Once I got … Continue reading

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Advantages of Not Being a “Pretty Girl”

  “God help you are an ugly girl, but too pretty is also your doom, cause everyone has a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room.”  – “32 Flavors” Ani DiFranco I was not a cute baby.  Come … Continue reading

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From Prudish Princess to Mama Love and Other

I am not quite sure of the origin of the name “Prudish Princess.”  It could have possibly beenmade up by my Rocky Horror Picture show friend in reference to how shocked, yet entertained, I was by Rocky and people running … Continue reading

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My Ideal Body

When I was a kid, every time I blew out the candles on my birthday cake, I wished for magic.  I thought magic was the perfect wish because that would make all my dreams come true. When I got a … Continue reading

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