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On Interview With My Mom, The Olympian Who Wasn't

@HereKitty Yeah I don't think I've ever even heard of another boat company besides Vespoli?

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 7:01 pm 1

On Interview With My Mom, The Olympian Who Wasn't

I just finished The Red Rose Crew, this is timely!

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 6:58 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Is there a not-snarky way you can message them? "Hey we used to be friends, I never hear from you, is everything ok?" I've done that on occasion, with varying degrees of success.

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 6:59 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@coolallison Can I ask, why do you do Drynuary if you're just going to be wasted immediately on February 1?

I don't do Drynuary because I don't see a need to, I'm not worried about my alcohol intake, I don't need to stop because of health reasons, etc etc, so I'm confused about why you would not drink for so long and then binge like that?

I hope I don't sound like I'm attacking you, this is a general question for people. Drynuary sometimes reminds me of an extreme fad diet where as soon as you end it's back to old habits, so I'm wondering what benefit people see.

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm 0

On What I've Learned From Three Years Without Shampoo

@:Cinnamon Girl: I use Nature's Gate, but Trader Joe's has a tea tree shampoo/conditioner, as does a fancy pants Beverly Hills brand that I've found at Target near the natural/Burt Bee's section (can't remember the guy's name). The fancy pants brand isn't too expensive to try out just once, but it comes in a smaller bottle so something in a larger volume like Nature's Gate is cheaper per ounce if you decide to do it long term.

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm 0

On What I've Learned From Three Years Without Shampoo

@ComradeQuestion When I tried shampooing 3-4 times a week (I used tea tree shampoo) I wet my hair and put conditioner in it, then rinsed it out at the end of my swim. The only problem I had was that my cap slid off a lot, but maybe someone with more dedication could figure out something to keep it from sliding it around too much. I now shower every other day and either just wash my hair twice in a row, if I swim two days in a row or schedule my swims around my hair washing schedule.

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 12:25 am 0

On What I've Learned From Three Years Without Shampoo

@Lauren_O'Neal Is THAT how you use a diffuser?? I have super straight hair but kept the one that came with my blow dryer for visiting curly haired friends (of which I've had exactly 0) but I wonder if that method would maybe give me waves for once?

Something to try this weekend, hmmm

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 4:01 pm 0

On What I've Learned From Three Years Without Shampoo

I had a weird hair issue about a year ago and considered the no-poo thing, but instead found something else: tea tree shampoo! I wash every other day, to prevent my hair from drying out too much, but the tea tree oil stops the gross build up I was getting, my hair is soft (and not from baking soda/vinegar breaking it), and smells neutral-to-good.

If you want to ditch the sulfate shampoos/conditioners but aren't ready to go full no-poo yet, I can't say enough good things about tea tree shampoo/conditioner.

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 3:51 pm 0

On Americans Have Either Stopped Reading Books or Stopped Lying About It

@ru_ri I am reading Born to Run about the Tarahumara and ultra runners and it's quite enjoyable.

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 12:32 pm 0

On Americans Have Either Stopped Reading Books or Stopped Lying About It

@peculiarity Definitely! I like having time to volunteer, and swimming half an hour away a couple nights a week, and to sit on the couch aimlessly on Saturdays reading.

I sometimes convince myself that's "working" - "working to keep my sanity" - and then I'm good on the "Should I get a second job?" guilt for awhile!

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 12:31 pm 0