Single Lady Food

I'm single. It's a fact and a choice at this point in my life. Sometimes that makes cooking for one difficult, I normally end up with tons of leftovers and am eating stuffed peppers all week. But, I've found some go-to Single Lady dinner staples, one of which is the Polenta Bowl.

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June Favorites

I've seen that this is a thing people on the internet do, so here are some of my favorites from the month of June.

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#SportsBraSquad

Saturday, June 24th, was National Sports Bra Squad Day and while I completely support the mission (and ran in a sports bra), I take umbrage with the notion that there needs to be a day devoted to encouraging women to shed their shirts. The initiative, in general, has wholesome goals, combating against a singular stereotypical female runner/athlete physique, promoting body positivity, encouraging body diversity, and showcasing strength above all. Creator Kelly K. Roberts says "the only way we can combat the self loathing and disappointment women feel towards their bodies is to change the way we see strength," and while, yes, that is an inspiring and noble goal, it misses the point of what I truly believe to be the broader reason to encourage women to run shirtless.

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Living for the Likes

This past weekend, I attended a larger-scale concert. I was visiting friends in an urban area, and a friend of a friend happened upon some free tickets to a band that I did not hate, but wouldn't have shelled out $35 to go see (I'm not intentionally being cagey about the details, but the band and city are irrelevant, let's not focus on that). The crowd was a mixed bag of suburban yuppies in the city for a night on the town, their young children, wealthy hippies past their prime surreptitiously smoking pot, their young children, twentysomething hipsters that hadn't realized they've already sold out, and me.

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