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Use Me, Baby

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Wilhelmina Slater, the cold, calculating editor of the fictional fashion magazine Mode, is “Ugly Betty’s” polar opposite. Or is she? In a recent episode, holier-than-thou Betty resorted to going on a date with someone she detested to get something she needed. Sound familiar?

Admit it; no matter how good and honest and righteous you think you are, isn’t there at least one occasion in your life when you used a man to get something you needed or wanted? (more…)

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Stuck in the Middle

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

As I was shaking the snow from my bushes, for some reason I started thinking about the whole mid-life crisis issue. Not that it had anything to do with my task, but you know how your mind starts to wander. Well, after this huge snow storm I had a ton of snow to shake off and lots of time to think. And, I’m happy to report,  I came to several pithy conclusions. (more…)

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The Unholy Trinity

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

There are three types of women: Drama Queens (think Glen Close in Fatal Attraction), Blinders (What do you mean, he’s married???) and Normals. Most of us probably think we’re Normals, but I’d venture to guess that at least a few of us are Drama Queens and probably most are Blinders.

How do you know which one you are? It’s quite simple. (more…)

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Don’t Rain on My Parade

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

We’ve probably all gone through life with people telling us what not to do: don’t cross in the middle of the block (Romper Room), don’t throw matches into the woods (Smokey the Bear), don’t drink and drive (your parents – hopefully). Much of this advice is good; some is not. My question is, when do you ignore advice, even if it comes from well-meaning people? And what happens when you do? (more…)

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We Don’t Torture!

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

I did two things this weekend that would, at first blush, seem totally unconnected but weren’t. First, I watched a made-for-TV movie on Lifetime (and can’t help secretly giggling over the fact that Gary, who caught parts of it while passing through the kitchen, wanted to know “So, what finally happened?” But I digress.). The movie was about a teenage girl who was being emotionally tortured by her supposed best friend and a bunch of junior witches. Who hasn’t been there? (Well, maybe not some of the girls I went to high school with. . . )

The second thing I did was tweeze my eyebrows.

So, you ask, how can these two disparate things be anyway connected? (more…)

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