sometimes I should try that listening thing

“Why are you beating yourself up? You know you always bounce back.” ~ @FatGirlvsWorld, #GotheDist fearless leader This was the end of a two-day freak out during which I was worrying about not hitting my January 2015 #GoTheDist steps goal due to the impending  Juno-pocalypse. After a slow start to January with some sub 5K […]


Review: Bleachers

After Rake left they named it after him. Neely was gone by then, of course, long gone with no plans to return. Why he was returning now wasn’t completely clear, but deep in his soul he’d always known this day would come, the day somewhere out there in the future when he was called back. […]


Steven A. Shaw vs. Food

This originally started as a review of his first book Turning the Tables, which I realized two-thirds of the way in that I had indeed read it. My LibraryThing confirmed it.  Oh well, it was still a good and quick re-read and I needed the “T” for the challenge. And then I read Asian Dining […]


Review: Kid Me Not

Now, listen—if you put a baby in front of me, rest assured: that baby is gonna get cuddled, spoiled and adored. But even as I’m loving on that beautiful infant, I know in my heart: This is not my destiny. It never was KID ME NOT: An anthology by child-free women of the ’60s now […]


Review: The Story of Sushi

The author has no affiliation with the California Sushi Academy. He paid for all sushi consumed in the course of his research This book made me crave sushi for the entire week that I was reading it. I’m a sushi fiend so this isn’t surprising, but it was a little odd when I was reading […]


GoTheDist: 2015 week 1

I hate you Mother Nature. I’m probably not going to get 285K steps this month due to the polar vortices/Alberta clippers/whatever you want to call it. I’m OK with that because: I’ve been to the gym 4x this year including 3x while sick and am en route to obliterating my bike goals I’ll get as […]


Review: 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived

On the one hand, I’m thrilled that I’m finished with one book and actually reviewing it less than two days  in to 2015. On the other hand, I’m tempted to call this book at least 91 people too long, although that’s probably not fair. I once overheard  someone I work with say that a website […]


#GoTheDist: 2015 goals

And I ran out of room in that post… 2015 goals: Steps: 3,400,000 steps Miles Walked: 1,500 Miles Biked: 400 and some explanation: I really wanted my steps goal to be 300,000/month but I’m really not sure that’s attainable in shorter months and don’t want to fall short of my goal. I actually think 3,500,000 […]


#GoTheDist 2014: Complete

Despite starting 2015 with a day of complete sloth, I’m very proud of myself. Totals for December: 269,271 steps 110.97 miles walked 31.99 miles biked Totals for Q4 826,110 steps 340.76 miles walked 31.99 miles biked Totals for 2014 3,262,378 steps 1355.08 miles walked 200.09 miles biked Nope, the bike didn’t get over 200 on […]