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Sunday, May 31, 2015

The great summer bikini-ready body coverup (modesty, fat, or skin cancer)

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That's not Gidget's mother!
You don't have to be a religious modesty nut to want to stay covered up at the beach.  What if you're more of a sun hater than a sun bather?  Nowadays there are more options for sun haters than ever. If you ever caught episodes of Gidget starring a youthful Sally Field, she came with a sidekick called LaRue who used coverups, blankets, hats and stayed under a protective umbrella. I used to be more of a Gidget.  What went wrong???

My quest to find modest beach wear is mostly about feeling totally embarrassed about my body holding extra poundage that I can't get rid of in my current state of health.  Injuries and pain forced me to give up my gym membership and my habit of walking a few miles a day, and hours of dance classes & going out dancing with friends.  Add hypothyroid and it's basically GAME OVER.  Well, fearing overexposure from my early years of swimming all day without sunscreen, and I'm your typical Christian hypochondriac. 



Saturday, May 9, 2015

How to stop credit card offers in the mail

If you're like me, you're tired of getting endless credit card offers in the mail.  While I'm a fan of the Unites States Postal Services and certainly want them to stay in business, I'm tired of dealing with credit card offers I don't want and never go for.  I'm the type who shops for stuff online when I want it.  I finally decided to read the fine print on a Discover card offer and it directed me to an online opt out site called www.OptOutOnline.com.  It's legit, so I'm directing you all there.

If you want to opt out of catalogs and other direct mail offers, check out www.DMAChoice.org.  Read up on both at their respective websites.  In some cases, you will have to write to companies directly if you have ever ordered from them in the past.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Do we like Skye more now that she's Quake on Marvel's Agents of Shield?

Taking Skye from hot female hacker trope woman to Quake has its positive points.  Many discussed, including my husband and I, that she is the "Mary Sue" of Marvel's Agents of Shield both literally and figuratively.  She talked about having been at St. Agnes (the same convent where Daredevil was raised).  It was there that the nuns renamed her Mary Sue Poots.  I sometimes wish I made this stuff up!  I admit that I was not actually the first to notice this about her.  We see just about everything through her eyes.  She's got this annoying level of wide-eyed innocence and everyone tries to protect her.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Can plastic surgery go too far?

I just watched Ana Kasparian and some guests discuss that its basically fine to have plastic surgery.  In some ways I agree.  But I disagree that it's not hurting anyone.  It may help someone feel better about themselves for awhile, but it's not a guarantee of future happiness.  I'm sure you're wondering why I would say such a thing.