"Spanx? What newfangled foolishness is this?" (Photo found on Yahoo Images.)

There was an article in yesterday’s Washington Post about the advent of Spanx jeans.

Go ahead and ponder that for a moment.

Jeans. One of the perennial faves for comfort clothes. Loaded up with Spanx, which I think we all can agree is the antithesis of comfort.

I don’t know about you, but I like my jeans to be comfortable, broken in, a little worn. A teeny tiny miniscule bit of spandex is okay, but that’s it.

But full-on Spanx?  Methinks hay-ell no.

What do you think? Would you try Spanx jeans?

Don’t forget about my book giveaway!
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The Scarlet Wench

It has been a while since I’ve done any sort of giveaway here. Luckily, I have friends who write books and one of them has a new one out.

My friend M.K. Graff — author of The Blue Virgin and The Green Remains — has released the third in the Nora Tierney mystery series: The Scarlet Wench.

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Be (bizarre)

I'll just take my toothpaste with straight-up mint, thank you very much. (Photo found on Yahoo Images.)

I read somewhere recently that Crest toothpaste has gone gourmet with the launch of Be, their new line of flavored toothpastes. Because minty fresh is just not enough for American mouths, right?

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Is it me?

A friend send me a link to an Etsy shop that is selling some rather appalling greeting cards:

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Hits and misses

This room is 95% perfect. You know what's missing? A stash of chocolate to go with all those books. (Photo found on Pinterest.)

People who know me know that I like to read. A lot. I always have a stack of paper books at the ready, plus an equally large virtual stacks of books on my Nook. If I know I’m going to be out and have some free time — hello orthodontist’s waiting room, I’m looking at you — I’ll make sure to have some sort of reading material with me.

I have so many books at the ready that I no longer actively seek out more to read. They come to me, even when I’m not looking.

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