The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

I had been thinking of getting a new mattress for quite some time. Mine was 19 years old and it no longer provided the pleasant slumber experience it once did. In fact, it could be rather excruciating, if I’m honest. I’m a stomach and side sleeper, and I knew every spring in that bed by …

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Outgrowing

The View from a Drawbridge

As a child, one of the hardest things for me was the experience of outgrowing things that I loved. Favorite sweaters. Child-sized furniture. Extremely sugary foods. Certain rides at the state fair. The kid’s menu at Howard Johnson’s. No one likes change. And if I loved something, I couldn’t understand why I couldn’t love it …

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HWP

The View from a Drawbridge

Oh, how I hate acronyms. They set people apart. Either you are “in the know” or you aren’t. If you aren’t, is that your fault? Are you supposed to sit around memorizing a list, in the hope that you will hit upon every acronym that crops up in your life, now and forevermore? Here’s one …

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A Facebook friend of mine recently posted a cute picture of a teacup pig on her page, and a half a dozen people responded along the lines of, “Oooh, I want one!!!” “Soooo cute!” Of course, I had to be the bubble-burster. I said, “Yeah, they’re cute until they get to be 100 pounds and …

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I went shopping for a bathing suit the other day, and to my horror I discovered that I’ve finally reached a size where all suits come with little skirts. Even I have to admit that it looks better that way, but it’s official: society no longer wishes to gaze upon my thighs. Ah well. It …

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The Close But Not Quite Award goes to the song “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor. It’s a catchy tune, no doubt about it. And it tries to get across the message that you don’t have to be a size two to be beautiful. That’s a message that young girls need to hear today …

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I love thrift shops. It’s a rare occasion when I buy my clothes retail. Why would you, when there are perfectly good clothes out there for one tenth of the price? I must say, though, it’s getting harder for me as I get bigger. Thrift stores are for skinny people. And that only stands to …

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Every day on the way home from work I pass this billboard. And every day it turns my stomach. Apparently a lot of women must find this image appealing or this company would not use it in their advertising. Let me explain something to you young ladies out there who want to look like this: …

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