E. E. Smith

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I wouldn’t normally post this anywhere but I’ve found a new love of my body. I bought a bikini. (A really cute one that actually fits my bust!) I’ve been spending time in the pool every day with my kids and not using sunscreen because I decided to see how tan I could get. I just lay on a floaty for an hour every day and it’s glorious.

I know that some people will tell me that I’m killing myself or whatever but I have three, maybe four months out of the entire year when I can soak up sun. I’m done covering up. Just forcing myself to wear the damn bikini and get some color has changed EVERYTHING I felt about my body. The more I wear it the more I love what I see.

Also, this: http://theunboundedspirit.com/scientists-blow-the-lid-on-cancer-sunscreen-myth/

I wouldn’t normally post this anywhere but I’ve found a new love of my body. I bought a bikini. (A really cute one that actually fits my bust!) I’ve been spending time in the pool every day with my kids and not using sunscreen because I decided to see how tan I could get. I just lay on a floaty for an hour every day and it’s glorious.

I know that some people will tell me that I’m killing myself or whatever but I have three, maybe four months out of the entire year when I can soak up sun. I’m done covering up. Just forcing myself to wear the damn bikini and get some color has changed EVERYTHING I felt about my body. The more I wear it the more I love what I see.

Also, this: http://theunboundedspirit.com/scientists-blow-the-lid-on-cancer-sunscreen-myth/

Filed under self esteem tan

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Commence crying in the fetal position. 5 months without my favorite person is going to be so hard. Not even going to try and pretend like I’m ok.

Commence crying in the fetal position. 5 months without my favorite person is going to be so hard. Not even going to try and pretend like I’m ok.

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I don’t like sports.

Soccer can go away forever. All sports can. I literally do not need to hear about your excitement level or in-depth opinion regarding the physical fitness level or exercise skills of a person neither you or I personally know.

Filed under world cup sports

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Date night recap:

Bazaar was fun, our friends in the band Watermonster played and did a great job. We spent time with some of our favorite people and bought a print from a local artist. The art was plentiful, high quality and really just awesome in general. It was a decidedly hipster event but being a youngish person, it was so much more fun than a typical gallery walk featuring costco cheese plates and merlot.

Then Colin showed me his new cubicle on the 12th floor of his building since they moved up two floors this week. It was an office. Although their view of The Parkade is amazing.

We live in such a beautiful city. My heart swells with love for it when I look over our beautiful river and the falls.

We went to dinner at The Wandering Table and had the weirdest freaking meal I’ve ever consumed. You tell the waiter what you want to pay per person and the chef sends out four courses of small plates that they decide will compliment each other. You can tell them your taste preferences/allergies ahead of time but they decide what you eat.

I liked four of the things we tasted but didn’t really enjoy the meal as a whole it and I’m going to write to the manager because I think the kitchen staff must have been high off of their asses or something. Also, my old fashioned tasted like fruit punch and it was obviously trying to mask the whiskey which was strange because I ordered on OF because I WANTED to taste whiskey.

We specifically asked for no sweetbreads but anything else is fine. Here’s what was brought out:

Small plates:
-Steamed mussels
-Maple bacon deviled eggs

Salad:
-Shaved beet salad
-Garden vegetable salad

Large plates:
-Pork tenderloin
-Sweet breads. Whomp whomp. (He took them back and returned 30 min later) with:
-More deviled eggs! (Wtf)
-Pork belly (more pork, not a smart call)
-Jellyfish

Dessert:
-Fried banana (I hate bananas)
-Creme brûlée (it was a good texture but still warm which is not ok in my book)

Then, without any negative feedback prompting it, our waiter apologized for his service and told us that he was overwhelmed and disorganized. I’m 99.9% sure that it was mostly the kitchen’s fault and not his but oh well.

So yeah, I’m not impressed. Two super similar pork dishes, our only request was ignored and then fixed but it took a total of two and a half hours to eat our mean start to finish. Oh and jellyfish is gross, not that it was their fault that I didn’t like that.

We went home with the flavor of jellyfish lingering on our palates. ::gags::

The company was great and I spent time with my favorite person alive so I still call it a success.

Filed under spokane Terrain bazaar the wandering table kendall yards

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spokanedoesntsuck:

We’ll assume that you already know about Terrain, and how nothing about it sucks. Terrain is arguably the single best event Spokane has to offer each year. Well… the folks who have brought you Terrain for the past 6 years are bringing you a day-long event TODAY in the heart of downtown.

Over 50 booths of goods from local artists and artisans, with live music all day long, all ages, and free.

It’s on the corner of Main and Wall. Right across the street from Madeleine’s, which also doesn’t suck.

So stop by! Shop local. It’s going to be a great time. And while you’re down there stop by Huntington Park, because it really doesn’t suck.

I’m super excited to go to this today and also super stoked to see our friends play some awesome music in the middle of downtown.

Filed under spokane bazaar buy local listen local eat local

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Haven’t felt attractive in over three weeks. Makeup to the rescue.

I also haven’t posted a picture of myself on my own blog in, like, years.

Haven’t felt attractive in over three weeks. Makeup to the rescue.

I also haven’t posted a picture of myself on my own blog in, like, years.

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My kids are playing with an old baby monitor and they are refusing to listen to me when I explain how it works and that it isn’t a walkie talkie. They are getting so frustrated. Consequently I am too.

Oh wait, Gemma just got it. Ben said “are you getting interference?” She yelled “Ben!!! Stop asking questions, I can’t talk into the receiver!!” To that he replies, “oh, well then just yell the answers.” He is now reading recipes to her.

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Marveling at myself:

-Got myself and three kids fed, dressed, and to church by 10 all on my own since Colin was playing cello.

-Took kids to liquor store to buy beer, no bottles were broken or knocked over by the six extra hands I was keeping track of.

-Made pizza dough and lunch and cleaned up the house for the dinner we are hosting tonight.

-Didn’t yell

-Didn’t break/throw away the loud, bean-filled “tambourine” crafts that the kids made at church despite great temptation.