The Lady and the Firefighter

Finding a Balance of Sweet and Heat


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Ethnicity and Beauty Choices

There’s something that has been on my mind for a while. I would like input from anyone regarding the matter.

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Magic Mirror on the Wall, Nevermore

A response to The Mirror Crack’d: You wake up one morning to a world without mirrors. How does your life — from your everyday routines to your perception of yourself — change?

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I’m Sorry, Did You Say Something?

igˈnôr/  verb

  •     refuse to take notice of or acknowledge; disregard intentionally.
       “he ignored her outraged question”
  •     synonyms:    disregard, take no notice of, pay no attention to, pay no heed to; More
  •     turn a blind eye to, turn a deaf ear to, tune out
      “he ignored the customers”
  •     snub, slight, spurn, shun, disdain, look right through, pass over, look past;
  •     informal: give someone the brush-off, give someone the cold shoulder
    “he was ignored by the journalists”
  •     set aside, pay no attention to, take no account of;
  •     break, contravene, fail to comply with, fail to observe, disregard, disobey, breach, defy, flout;

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Giving Up Booze: Sleep

Let’s talk about sleep.

I was noticing that my sleep has been disrupted on a daily basis over the course of the last week. I thought maybe I was anxious about my job search, cleaning, money, issues with a friend, or any of my countless daily concerns. But I was reading today that the sudden removal of alcohol can result in disrupted sleep.

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Giving Up Booze: (Nearly) A Week in Review

Truth be told, I really stopped drinking prior to June 1. But for argument’s sake, I’m making June 1 my official start. Some morsels of information and clarity that I’ve already encountered include the following:

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Giving Up Booze: The Dangers of Prescription Pills

So I didn’t stick to my plan to write a few sentences a day about this journey for various reasons. The first being I was dealing with a major injury to my right foot. A stubbed toe turned into nine days of painkillers and 13 days of antibiotics. Not to mention a small procedure on the toe to boot. To boot! Ha!

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One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s, oh wait! That’s Still Perfectly Usable!

There is something to be said about a New York City sanitation worker having to pick up the trash left behind by the residents of the city that doesn’t sleep. Oh, the things they must see!

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It Had To Go – A Short Story

The hangers were still draped with her dresses, old and new alike.
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Expectations Breed Disappointment

My entry for the Weekly Writing Challenge: Great Expectations

I expect the sun to rise each morning. I expect to walk around my beautiful neighborhood before work. I expect that the trees are filling up a little more each day. I expect Bakewell to be open. I expect that they will have oatmeal cookie lattes. I expect that Lily will be pulling at her cage to run free when I return home.

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