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Rating the Mitsubishi Lancer GT Locker Room Style

Rating the Mitsubishi Lancer GT Locker Room Style

Poppy Poppy Feb 19, 2015
I hate taking surveys. I pity the person who pulls my name from a random generator and has to cold call me. It’s not that I don’t like to be helpful, I just have a hard time making… Read More
 
Snow Shoeing Without Snow is Called Hiking

Snow Shoeing Without Snow is Called Hiking

Poppy Poppy Feb 6, 2015
Every time I scroll through my social media feeds, I see photographic evidence of record snow storms blanketing the country. Parents are complaining of too many snow days, employee… Read More
 
A Mom's Eye View of the Lexus IS250

A Mom’s Eye View of the Lexus IS250

Poppy Poppy Jan 28, 2015
Much to the disappointment of my spouse, I'm not the biggest car enthusiast. Just like I associate certain vehicle brands with luxury, I associate any car I've owned with fermented… Read More
 
10 Reasons I'm Never Going Back to Hot Yoga

10 Reasons I’m Never Going Back to Hot Yoga

Poppy Poppy Sep 29, 2014
I’m open to different experiences and new exercise trends. A little urine leakage during a trampoline air aerobics class or hymen left on a fitness pole won't deter my adventurous… Read More
 
Rare Bird Book Review

Rare Bird Book Review

Poppy Poppy Sep 26, 2014
Anna Whiston-Donaldson did not volunteer to become an authority on early grief. Thrust into the position of poster child for “bad shit happens to good people,” Anna has had a very… Read More
 
Running

Flying Down the Hood and Limping Toward the Coast 2014

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Participating in the famous Hood to Coast relay having never met any of the members on your team is riskier than meeting someone from match.com who doesn’t have a profile picture. Hood to Coast is a 192 mile,12 member relay from Mt. Hood to Seaside. OR. Each person on the team is responsible for running 3 legs of varying difficulty until completion. Basically, you are stuck with your team members Continue Reading...

Eating

Green Beans on the Grill for the Lazy Gardener

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When I'm dreaming of the fresh produce flourishing on the seed packs at the garden center in early spring, I develop amnesia. Just like the faded pain of labor, I don't remember what a lousy gardener I am until I consider mowing my weeds. Yep, they're that bad. In spite of my lazy ways interfering with good intentions, there are vegetables in there. Somewhere. It might take a machete and Continue Reading...

Sweating

Snow Shoeing Without Snow is Called Hiking

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Every time I scroll through my social media feeds, I see photographic evidence of record snow storms blanketing the country. Parents are complaining of too many snow days, employees are complaining of dangerous commuting conditions and taxpayers are complaining of the monetary consequences. I’m complaining too. I live less than two hours from Mt Hood in the Pacific NW and haven’t been able to indulge in my favorite winter activities Continue Reading...

Living

Rating the Mitsubishi Lancer GT Locker Room Style

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I hate taking surveys. I pity the person who pulls my name from a random generator and has to cold call me. It’s not that I don’t like to be helpful, I just have a hard time making my answer fit the available boxes. I don’t hang up on surveyors, they hang up on me. Recently I had the opportunity to drive a 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer GT for the week. Continue Reading...