It’s never too early to start thinking about mixing and matching your bikini.
I will be featuring sections of their work according to no particular schedule…it will be a surprise, a morsel, an amuse bouche. I haven’t included the full text of their work, but of course if you are interested I can put you in touch. Here’s one from Sarah Parker.
Sarah Parker, Overcoming the deficiencies of your ordinary toaster. Also a drawing of hers having nothing to do with the toaster experiment.
On a day like any other day, I found myself on the internet and scrolling through hundreds of tumblr posts when I stumbled upon an amazing discovery. By turning a toaster on its side and placing a piece of bread with cheese on top inside, you could make grilled cheese. Of course, the post was followed by a photo of someone’s attempt. In the photo was a toaster on its side and two pieces of grilled cheese on the floor. Clearly, this person underestimated the power of spring energy.
So on another day, like any other day, I found myself wanting some grilled cheese. But I didn’t want to go through the trouble of buttering the bread and greasing a pan, so on and so forth. So I took this time to test the toaster’s ability to make a decent grilled cheese. I turned the appliance onto its side and began to slide in two pieces of cheesed bread. My friends stood by, knowing exactly what I was doing. Chian was the one who reminded me to be wary of the inevitable spring. “Ah, yes,” I said, placing a box of cereal in front of the toaster.
Self-Portrait of Sarah
I enjoy reading articles that reinforce the idea that moderate exercise is good for you (like 30 minutes a couple of times a week), whereas excessive exercise causes damage and weight gain. Don’t we all love to have our ideas in black and white in the newspaper of record? Love Syl.
…Similarly, in a study from Denmark that I wrote about in September, a group of pudgy young men lost more weight after 13 weeks of exercising moderately for about 30 minutes several times a week than a separate group who worked out twice as much.
The men who exercised the most, the study authors discovered, also subsequently ate more than the moderate exercisers.
Even more striking, however, the vigorous exercisers subsequently sat around more each day than did the men who had exercised less, motion sensors worn by all of the volunteers showed.
“They were fatigued,” said Mads Rosenkilde, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Copenhagen and the study’s co-author.
Meanwhile, the men who had worked out for only about 30 minutes seemed to be energized by their new routines. They stood up, walked, stretched and even bounced in place more than they once had. “It looks like they were taking the stairs now, not the elevators, and just moving around more,” Mr. Rosenkilde said. “It was little things, but they add up.”
And that idea was, in fact, perhaps the most dominant exercise-science theme of 2012: that little things add up, with both positive and pernicious effects.
Yes, Sylvia works out in a pink track suit and heels. What did you expect? Lululemon?
In case you can’t make it to New York City on Thursday, here’s a snippet of “Women’s Voices: The Gender Gap Movie.” If it weren’t for tell-tale visual signs of the 80′s throughout, one would think they were discussing current politics.
Last week my friend Margo wrote about her two bouts with cancer and her thoughts on breasts big and small. Deanna and I added some girlish memories as well. I was surprised that not many people commented on the posts. Did you think they were too personal to comment on? Were you put off by them in some way? Inquiring bloggers want to know! Thank you! Syl, Nicole, Deanna and Margo.
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