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Monday, January 17, 2005
Catch-22, Thighmaster and Cupcakes

Can I just say that I had wanted a ThighMaster the moment I saw Suzanne Somers infomercial back in the 80s. I guess I've always been a sucker for celebrity driven infomercials or maybe it was the bright colors on the twisty gadget that attracted me. Or perhaps even at the age of eight I was looking for a gimmick to losing weight without really exercising ;)

Either way, I was determined to have one, even after my mother laughed at me when I asked for it that Christmas--I got a Fisher Price kitchen set instead.

A decade and a half later the red exercise gadget still lingered in the recesses of my mind and thanks to eBay my dream of owning one came true four years ago, albeit a lot later than expected.

I now own a buttmaster too, which I like even better actually, but picture being in college and your friends laughing at you for having them in your dorm room. Their double takes though were worth the teasing, lol. I would also bring my toys along for long car trips, when I was not driving of course, and to entertain my passengers.

I just moved them from my family's attic to my apartment, where two skeptical, former college friends of mine have been seen using them while watching TV on my coach earlier this week. Ha!

At first I wasn't impressed with the devices fitness ability for it was easy to do the thigh crunches, but holding those crunches closed--that's a different story.

Magnolia Cupcakes On a side note... I spent a wonderful weekend with my girl friends from across the country, but now I have to do an afternoon yoga class tomorrow to forget the Magnolia cupcakes, King cake and Ferraras cookies from the weekend. I also have to get my New Yawk accent back, because some how I've seemed to have picked up their southern drawl unintentionally. My friends have noticed it on the phone that I'm drawing out my words. I was all "dawwnnnntown" instead of "downtown" and said "fahrends" instead of "friends" ;)

PS: Happy MLK day!

Posted by Tara at 7:01 PM PST
Updated: Monday, January 31, 2005 7:22 AM PST

Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 2:01 PM PST

Name: crankyliberal
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MMMM King Cake. I think I just gained three pounds saying those words.

Mmmm King Cake.

Damn another 3.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 4:38 PM PST

Name: Tara

haha that was actually the first time I ever had King Cake. Being from NY I had never heard of it and I was indeed puzzled when I heard that there is a plastic baby inside it, lol, but it was indeed good.

glad to see the commenting feature is now working for you CranyLiberal :)


Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 4:13 AM PST

Name: The Cranky Liberal
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Well, once a very nice person explained to me with the utmost of patience how a certain blogs commenting section was completely bewildering and required me tosay yea post it twice, it was easy. :)

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