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Reflecting on the Year of the Horse

It’s that time of year again, folks! The Chinese New Year is upon us. The Year of the Goat begins Thursday, the 19th, so I thought I would take this time to reflect on the past year and see where I fell with 2014’s Chinese New Year Resolutions. The Year of the Horse. If you recall, I’m a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to setting New Years Resolutions. (Well, I’m a procrastinator when it comes to all things, and in my unemployment, I’ve been reminded that you have to turn those negatives into a positive, so you should know…

International Rose Test Garden

So, I mentioned in my last post that I recently spent a week in Portland. I knew nothing about it except that my ex-boyfriend wanted to fly me there for more reasons than I was willing to admit to myself and I’ve never been on the west coast, sooooooo of course I was all over it. One of the first things I read about Portland was that it is known as the City of Roses! What! I know about those! I love those! Apparently, the climate in Portland is super conducive to growing roses, and it definitely shows. Everyone has…

Hey.

Mis amigos! It only took me 8 tries to remember my password for Honestly Kayla, but I’m back. I have virtually the same password for everything, just with different combos of capitalization and punctuation. Don’t try to hack me. Some big things have happened since I left you in March. 1. Joel from Butterfly Body Liners added his two cents to my post on the topic: “Actually, doctors will tell you that ABL is caused most frequently by GI-related issues (ie. IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and similar issues), not aging per se. And it affects men and women equally…but it is…

Chinese New Year Resolutions

I’ve never been one of those jerks who is too good for New Years Resolutions. The exception being the year or so after I saw Dodgeball. To paraphrase Vince Vaughn aka Peter La Fleur– if you set goals, you might not reach them. But if you never have one, you’ll never be disappointed. I didn’t set any goals for, like, three years after that and I was thisclose to going to community college. Nowadays, I’ll set one or two tentative resolutions, then reevaluate them mid-to-late-January (January 31st is the Chinese New Year, so it’s not like I’m that far off)….