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BronxGrrl
Bronx, NY
Writer, knitter, mother, bookseller, geek
Interests: knitting, comics, books, tattoos, movies, television, all things geeky.
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There are so many films that I use for cinematherapy. I can watch them again and again and lose myself and my worries in them for a little while. They're not always critical acclaimed films but something in them touches something in me and that's all that really matters. Here... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Borderline Savage
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Look at me writing a 10 on Tuesday post and actually getting it posted. Who am I? Ahh Summer, how I hate it. I am not a fan of the heat so I like anything that will cool me down and keep me hydrated but honestly most of these I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Borderline Savage
I'm absolutely in love with that dog. I may try to take him home with me.
Typepad ate my post and I am too fried to recreate it. Can I do a throwback thursday to a ten on tuesday ;)
As I confessed recently, Whole30 ended up being Whole11. I felt mentally foggy and miserable although I can't deny physically I felt pretty good. My immune system has gone to shit though and it's upsetting me. I thought it was stress over the last few years that made me get the shingles and be sick every two months but even now that things have calmed down I am still sick every other month, mildly but still, and now I appear to be prone to infections (had a cut on my finger that I had to go to the ER for) and severe allergic reactions (I broke out in a severe rash over the weekend that still hasn't passed, don't even know what from). I have got to get myself together physically. I hate being this illness prone :(
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2014 on You Can Call Me Stella. . . at Borderline Savage
I so wanted to do this yesterday, so screw it I'm doing it a day late LOL. Pat Benatar is the only one who will be on my list also. I'm jealous of a number of these.
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I read a lot of touchy feely/flaky/Shirley MacLaine type stuff. While I can't say I buy into it 100%, the 10-30% I do buy into, I often find helpful. A few months back when I was having particularly bad issues with my brain going into high spin and the anxiety... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at Borderline Savage
Oh and I won't join you on Grapes of Wrath. Steinbeck and I are not friends.
I'm still working my way through Monuments Men and enjoying it. I'd love pictures also. The idea of a photo companion is brilliant! I've jumped ahead a bit with Dark Places. I'm trying the ebook borrowing from the library and that one became available. I have to finish it in 7 days since I let it sit for 7. It's funny that you mention that with Winter's Tale. I remember trying to read it over 20 years ago and it was the first chapter I couldn't get through. I was hoping time would help with that but now I'm concerned it won't be any better this time around.
I meant to do this post as well but Tuesday got away from me :/ Loving Monuments Men as we discussed. I can't wait to see the film. I was also disappointed in Labor Day, although a friend said the film was fantastic. I am a Kate Winslet fan but I don't always like her choice in film roles so I'm on the fence about seeing it. The youngest is eating me out of house and home. At 12 he is my height 5'7", and growing constantly. I had to replace the clothes I bought him in September for school because he's outgrown all his pants by nearly 2 inches!
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2014 on Ten on Tuesday: I Am at Borderline Savage
Her Kind I have gone out, a possessed witch, haunting the black air, braver at night; dreaming evil, I have done my hitch over the plain houses, light by light: lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind. A woman like that is not a woman, quite. I have been her kind.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at Borderline Savage
I think that's very true. I came through this and in the end my kids are ok and my relationship with my ex is pretty much what I wanted it to be (in the sense of maintaining friendship and as you once put it "being partners in the business of parenting"). I landed on my feet so maybe that's why I am feeling pretty fearless at the moment. Best ride that momentum I think, lol.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2014 on New Year - Better Me at Borderline Savage
The new year/new me thing pisses me off. I like me. I don't want a new one. However, even with my fairly healthy ego, I can admit there is always room for improvement. I'm coming off a year with lots of changes. Most of the big ones came right in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Borderline Savage
I'm enjoying Labor Day so far. I'm trying to get Overdrive set up on my Nook so I can borrow some of them from the library. I tried to read Winter's Tale when it first came out and couldn't get into it. I'm hoping the decades in between have resolved that issue. I got stuck in book three of GoT. I have to go back and try to finish it at some point.
This month was such a whirlwind I totally missed this post! At least half of these are on my to-do list as we speak lol.
Right? That is one of the stupidest comments I've ever read. Realistically the company mission isn't necessarily that bad that's why I didn't take the whole idea to task but that comment is just outrageous and ignorant.
I read an article in the New York Times yesterday. Ostensibly this article was about how the printed book is not dying as quickly as had been predicted. Yet that is not really where the article ended up. It was more about how we are changing books to suit the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at Borderline Savage
Susan and I have both been attempting, since Spring, to get ourselves into a steady exercise routine. We both have not been all that successful in said endeavor. The spirit is willing (most days) but the flesh is weak (nearly everyday). Through various 30 day challenges, plank, bridge, squats and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at Borderline Savage
I'm back on the plank a day thing but its even more sporadic than usual. I'm not giving up though. I hit the gym twice last week and I ordered a FitBit flex band so I can keep track of everything I'm doing. Maybe positive feedback will help.
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2013 on Putting My Feet In My Mouth at Borderline Savage
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I hated my name from an early age. Not just my last name but my first name as well, Nancy Joyce Wetmore. Ugh. Nancy seemed so non-descript and I'll give you a few minutes to yourself to think about all the ways Wetmore could be used against me. By six... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2013 at Borderline Savage
In my particular tribe of geek girls we've all been going through rough patches in our lives. As if the Lego pieces that form us had fallen apart and we're trying to rebuild ourselves but some of them are missing. We keep trying to get creative and improvise to find... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2013 at Borderline Savage
I know you have strong feelings on this as well, I can tell by your FB posts. I can't wait to read your take on it.
I debated a lot about writing this post. Is it for me to weigh in on? Frankly I never have cared much about offending people so what the hell. I read a book when I was a kid, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein. In it they had... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at Borderline Savage
Insect repellent and sun screen are definitely requirements. Totally forgot about them!