No spoilers here …

You won’t get much from me the rest of this week. Why is that? I’ve been spending the past few days editing a book written by the very awesome and talented Amy, who also happens to be one of my best friends. I gotta tell you, this book is fantastic. Not giving up any spoilers…

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She was a terrible singer.

But when she called me to belt out her rendition of “happy birthday” when I turned 33 this year, the terribleness made it all the more endearing. The other voicemail I’d saved from Mia was recorded after the last daywe spent together. She had called me to thank me for a wonderful day and to…

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Run Forest run!

Want to watch me run like the wind or crawl like a baby on Sunday? Here’s what you need to know: My bib number: 27806 My name/age (not sure if you’ll need this but just in case): Melissa Oyler / 32 For $1.99, if you have an iPhone or a Droid, you can follow me…

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Apple, a 5-mile run and Barenaked Ladies

My run could have appeared in an Apple commercial yesterday. I was on a 5-mile run, and I had taken my water belt with me. Typically I only do that if I’m running 6 miles or longer, but I was feeling a little dehydrated. I was a little bored with my Shuffle playlist, so I…

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My head has a mind of its own

Going to take a few days for a blog hiatus. Dealing with a few overwhelming things right now – my brain won’t quite shut off of that to focus on this. And if you think I’m talking about you, you’re probably wrong. In the interim, though, I leave you with something positive: A photo of my…

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What’s in your beach bag?

Some of my summer favorites, thus far: Neutrogena Ultimate Sport sunscreen: My friend Brian suggested I get this when I complained on Facebook that the Coppertone I was using was really heavy and greasy. He was right – I love this new stuff. It’s so light and sheer I almost forget I’m wearing it. But no sunburn!  Apple…

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So famous, I even have my own makeup artist

Call off the paparazzi? Not quite. But friends and I have gotten mention on a couple of Web sites as of late. Fifteen minutes of fame take 1 Firstly, I wrote this post and Jeff wrote this post on our business blog about Adobe CS5and CreativeLIVE, and during the Q&A session, the instructors mentioned the post! If you…

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Bumping and beer pong

Beer club at Pauleys in Athens, Ga:  So, here’s how the beer club works at Pauleys: Drink 100 beers, 35 imports and 65 domestics, and get your picture on the wall with a quote. No time limit. I started my beer card on 11/1/08, right after the bar opened. The bar was so dead, that…

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My favorite iPhone apps

Just so you know I’ve never paid for an application for my iPhone. All the ones I have are free. That’s not to say I wouldn’t pay for one; I just haven’t found the need to yet. So for those of you who just bought an iPhone (Stephanie) and for anyone considering buying one, here’s…

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New shoes, check. Doberman, check. 13.1 miles, really?

Thoughts on an 8.2-mile run: Ready to go. Got my new shoes with new insoles on, got my 80-pound-doberman mix on a leash that wraps around my waist (it takes my whole body strength to get him to do what I want), go my 2.2 liter bottle of water (he drinks a lot) and dog…

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