Buying a bathing suit at Target while drunk

So, I had the opportunity to attend another beer festival this past weekend in Rock Hill. This comes only two weeks after the festival in Athens that Chris took me to. I was super-stoked about this one – it was called “Mountain Jam Brew Fest” and it was advertised that people should bring tents to…

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Things I want to talk about

= Buying a bathing suit at Target while drunk at 5 pm on a Sunday; = Cycling rules/laws I’ve learned/want to confirm; = Brewfest in Rock Hill that boasted a climbing wall (does that seem like a good combo to you?); = Running a 5K while stressed; = Cycling the route of the triathlon that…

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A mistake you may have made

On Saturday, I saw a very large turtle making a very brave attempt to cross Interstate 485. It was somewhere between lanes 1 and 2 of 3. I wanted to pull over and help it to safety but I was scared I’d become roadkill along with it if I did. My friend Alan said he…

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Just another Monday night at the strip club …

My reasons for never having been to a strip club never had anything to do with upstanding morals or judgments or values. Nope. The reason I’d never been to a strip club is it seems like every time it came up as a possibility – someone in my group (always a female) would shoot down…

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I’m dog people

But for some reason I have seen this rise in my friendships of late, male friendships to be exact, with cat people. How does this happen? I didn’t know men even liked cats, much less single men who live alone with them … Ronnie has an excuse; he and his ex-wife got the cats together…

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I lead a double life. I am secretly a superhero.

It all started with a ring. A birthday gift from Erin, who sent me a very appropriate piece of jewelry to help me celebrate my 30th birthday: a ring, made from an M key on a typewriter. The perfect gift for a writer. And me, deeming myself clever, had a conversation with my clever partner…

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I hate change.

When I was a sophomore in high school I had it all. Great friends that I had grown up in the town I’d lived in since I was 3, a great social life that included hanging out with BFF Amy literally every day, and great times in the neighborhood with more friends and family. Then…

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It’s tough being a wing woman

Being a wing woman takes skill. When your friend is of the opposite sex, you have to make it clear that the two of you are not together. When your friend is of the same sex, you have to make it clear you are not interested in the person she is interested in. You have…

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