So what do you do when you are not a tropical person but are headed on a tropical holiday at an all-inclusive resort? I learned the hard way after being gifted with a wonderful trip. I hadn't been anywhere even remotely tropical in years, and never an all-inclusive resort, and so I wanted to share some things I learned with those of you who don't normally head for the beach when you think vacation.
A month ago or so I was at the grocery store and brown rice was on sale. I said to myself, "Self, we've been meaning to make the switch to brown rice, looks like now's the time" and I threw a big ol' bag in my cart. I got it home, to find that not only did I buy entirely too much for just me and my husband, but I also still had a metric crapton of white rice sitting in my pantry. What can I do with all this rice?
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The real problem is, I'm a bit of a sore loser so we try to find two person, non-competitive games. Do any offbeat homies have ideas on games we can try out while I work on my sportsmanship?
I had always just accepted that bras were a necessary part of life, having had my mother tell me repeatedly that if I didn't wear them, my boobs would sag, and… Wait, no, that was pretty much the main reason. So I got to thinking, and then, after asking myself this all important question, I got to reading. The more I read, the less there seemed to be any kind of information supporting the idea that wearing a bra would prevent one's breasts from sagging, or indeed have any kind of benefit.