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Colleen Walsh Fong March 26, 2014 at 03:41 pm
The only thing that even comes close to the importance of coffee in our society is chocolate. I hopeRead More your tummy heals soon!
Jaimie Cura March 27, 2014 at 11:26 am
Don't I know it! I had that awful stomach bug that's been going around and it was eight days beforeRead More I felt good enough to have coffee! How are you feeling now? Better, I hope!
Lori Duff March 27, 2014 at 03:31 pm
I'm fine now, thanks, all. I post these about two weeks after the fact, so I'm rarely timely. AndRead More I apologize about missing the fact that Hawaii is in fact American soil -- I should have said "continental American soil." Still, the point is the same, the point being that I love coffee with a passion bordering on the clinical.
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Suzen Pettit March 19, 2014 at 09:18 pm
Ha- I thought I was the only inappropriate laugher---maybe we should form a support group- I readRead More this with tears in my eyes- 1 off inappropriate laugher
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Jaimie Cura March 5, 2014 at 01:50 pm
My dust bunnies and your dust bunnies should meet up for a playdate!
Lori Duff March 5, 2014 at 06:49 pm
The big ones are free range bunnies now, but we all know how quickly they grow and reproduce.....
Colleen Walsh Fong February 7, 2014 at 04:25 pm
It's a male dominated thermostat here. My husband loves the house good and cold at around 66 in theRead More winter, but thinks 78-80 is ideal in summer. Hmmm...
kj February 8, 2014 at 05:00 pm
From a blog on Boston.com: Turn down the thermostat to lose weight - Health - Boston.com RecentRead More research found that if we stay out of the "Goldilocks Zone" and keep the house colder in winter we activate beige fat which burns up to 30% more calories. http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/blogs/daily-dose/2014/01/29/turn-down-the-thermostat-lose-weight/MIlg7thWXLvwzqx1vb6ixI/blog.html "A recent study from Japan found that volunteers who spent two hours a day in 63 degree temperatures for six weeks experienced a significant decrease in body fat. A group of Danish researchers reported that people who spend six hours a day at cooler temperatures wind up adjusting after 10 days—shivering less and feeling more comfortable in the cold. " “Your body needs to burn calories to dissipate warmth to cool you down or to generate heat when you’re cold,” she explained. It’s when you’re in a Goldilocks climate—not too hot, not too cold—that your body requires the fewest calories to maintain your body temperature.
Lori Duff February 9, 2014 at 09:35 am
Interesting. I suppose I'll use that as my excuse for excess body fat from now on. :-)
Allison Marti February 4, 2014 at 06:05 am
After reading the Chronicles - I had the following video pop up on my FB newsfeed that someone hadRead More posted. Thought you might be interested in it so that if you should ever have to have rings "cut off again" - you could have them try this - and make Mike happy. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=726202484090777
Lori Duff February 7, 2014 at 03:15 pm
Interesting.....though I'm fairly certain I could not have tolerated that at the time. Breathing onRead More it hurt like crazy.
Lori Duff December 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm
Reader challenge: post *your* most ridiculous duck lip picture!
Suzen Pettit December 19, 2013 at 05:17 pm
love this....and from a mother of a 15 year old girl can i just say--- gag me. every time i turnRead More around-----another selfie. with the fish lips. which she thinks is flattering.
Lori Duff December 20, 2013 at 09:28 pm
Yeah. Most of the people I follow on Schminstagram are 12, since my son is, and I feel a maternalRead More obligation to stalk his friends. Wall to wall selfie duck lips. With no sense of irony whatsoever.
Joanna Schneider December 11, 2013 at 11:06 am
Great post, Lori! I am the same way :) Going to share this on Parent Station (our dedicatedRead More parenting FB page) this afternoon. I think you've already liked the page, but if haven't and would like updates, here's a link: https://www.facebook.com/parentstation
Lori Duff December 11, 2013 at 12:36 pm
Thanks! I was unaware of Parent Station, but I will go like it now.
Colleen Walsh Fong November 13, 2013 at 03:14 pm
I have to admit to skipping most instruction manuals and booklets. Especially for things likeRead More refrigerators and hair dryers. I've think I've got the basics down.
Lori Duff November 13, 2013 at 03:42 pm
Ha! I normally don't either, but this one was so, well, so phone-book like in size that I wasRead More really curious how one could come up with that much to say about a refrigerator.
Wendy Fine October 16, 2013 at 10:06 pm
Remind me to ask you to show me the prison tatoos...don't remember seeing them! Glad your'reRead More feeling better.
Wendy Fine October 9, 2013 at 04:11 pm
I have those lumps and bumps in strange places too and, yes, the Spanx does roll over my tummy onRead More its downward end. I try to ignore it as much as possible. Hope you are feeling better!
Anne Lyndon Peck October 10, 2013 at 07:34 am
Spanx comes in a high-waisted version that goes all the way up to your bra. Enough said.
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