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Rachel Weight
Rachel Weight drinks a lot of coffee and blogs at about nothing important at all. She is from California, currently teaches in Brazil, is always hatching a new plan, and does far more beach frolicking than is probably necessary.

Entries by Rachel Weight

Single Challenge

(1) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 9:29 PM

You may have seen these Facebook "challenges" circulating - people 'daring' each other to celebrate their spouses or their children, then tag other people. It's a subtle way to validate what most people are already doing; posting really cute pictures and adorable stories, bragging a little about the awesome husband...

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My Own Season of "The Bachelorette"

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 8:58 PM

I give up at some point every season, but this year, I more give up. The Bach has been on for 20-something seasons, and we're just shamelessly recycling plot lines. How many times have we encountered fears of heights? Or made out in waterfalls, which is actually a good way...

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Why Breakups Should Come With a Puppy

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 4:06 PM

When I first arrived back home after the nine-day journey across the United States and had a small furry thing shoved into my arms, I barely noticed. I was more excited about getting out of the car, being handed the glass of celebratory champagne and knowing that I wouldn't be...

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The End and the Beginning of It All

(60) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 8:28 AM

I came out here to North Carolina from California to be with him a few months ago. I thought we would be getting married this summer, after a year and a half of blissful dating. Not because I am a silly romantic who rushes things, but because we were in...

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The Lost Art of Renting a Movie

(20) Comments | Posted November 16, 2013 | 12:38 PM

I've always loved renting movies. I remember going with my parents, walking down the street to the neighborhood place on a Friday night. My sisters and I would scramble around the store to get a kids one, and my parents would get a grown-up one, or we'd get like two...

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7 Reasons Why I Won't Live with My Boyfriend

(467) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 10:41 AM

Fifteen days ago, I drove from California to North Carolina to move with, but not in with, my boyfriend. Leading up to this move, everyone assumed we were moving in together, and seemed shocked we weren't. Or, they didn't seem shocked, and I found out later it was because they...

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Top 10 Reasons We Loved the X-Files

(27) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 11:54 AM

Today marks the 20th year anniversary of the premiere of the spooky sci-fi cult classic, The X-Files. The lead actors, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, along with creators and directors like Chris Carter, reunited this summer at Comic Con in San Diego to wax poetic on the years they had...

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Creating My Anti-Bucket List

(120) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 10:59 AM

The idea of a bucket list has gone viral in the last few years. I'm sure you're familiar with the concept -- the list of goals or dreams, serious or frivolous, you wish to accomplish before you "kick the bucket." There are websites, movies, and books dedicated to...

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Why Childhood Diaries Should Self-Destruct

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 12:50 PM

"I told a big lie to mean old mom about drinking the apple juice! She sent me to my room anyway."

"Gramma bought me a Nintendo for Christmas, I just know it."

"Janice told me I was her best friend in the whole third grade! Yes!"

"I think I know...

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Are Weddings Getting Too 'Pin-dictable?'

(101) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 11:47 AM

Disclaimer: I am not engaged, I am not fishing for a proposal from my boyfriend, I am not in a rush to get married. But. I am a woman. And I love weddings.

I am free-falling into the abyss that is Pinterest. A place women can go to feel hope...

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Victoria's Secret Panties War: A New Take

(2) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 11:30 AM

No doubt by now you've seen something about the backlash Victoria's Secret is experiencing after releasing a Spring campaign called "Bright Young Things," which appears to be aimed at high school-aged girls, based on the bright colors, sayings, and very young and under-developed looking models that are sporting...

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How The Notebook Has Ruined Me

(8) Comments | Posted May 11, 2012 | 12:40 PM

It hadn't been a particularly awful day, but all I wanted do was forget about work, the family drama and the guy who wouldn't call, get into something comfy and watch a movie I've already seen a hundred times. Chuck the phone in a corner so I wouldn't check all...

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Valentine's Day Party Ideas For Single Women

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 1:28 AM

Much like it's evil twin, New Year's Eve, this "holiday" (which I'm convinced is a conspiracy of greeting card companies and chocolatiers) can make a single gal feel decidedly single. I've just survived the holidays with relatives and their well-intentioned "how's your love life?" interrogations, listed and then promptly forgotten...

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'The Bachelor': How to Throw the Ultimate Viewing Party

(6) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 1:33 PM

I know I'm not supposed to, but I can't help loving "The Bachelor." Yes, it's packaging of women as hot messes desperately clawing each other for the attention of one mediocre man is shocking in its use of blatant stereotypes and endless back-stabbing. Yes, the "twists" and "unscripted...

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Sleep When I Could Do All This? Not A Chance!

(5) Comments | Posted January 20, 2012 | 4:00 PM

"Nothing good ever happens after midnight." My mother always said this to me growing up whenever I questioned (what I thought) was my harsh curfew. I think she said it because her mother said it to her. I always disagreed. I knew for a fact that all cool people did...

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I'm Single for the Holidays -- And Grateful for It

(91) Comments | Posted December 19, 2011 | 7:03 AM

This week, when millions of single, childless twenty- and thirty-something professionals head back home for the holidays, is a funny time for those of us in that demographic. We're used to our own agendas, our own homes and apartments, a faster pace, and spending more time with friends than family....

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Dating Advice: How To Get Over Him (With A Little Help From Your Friends)

(51) Comments | Posted December 1, 2011 | 6:44 AM

Recently, I met a guy who I thought was great. We were introduced by a mutual friend. He was handsome, gave me money for the jukebox and he made me laugh. We hit it off and hung out a few times. There was chemistry. We had an official date scheduled,...

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Facebook Status Update How To

(27) Comments | Posted November 22, 2011 | 1:51 PM

Long ago, in the dark ages before smart phones and social media, if I wanted to know how my friends were, I did really strange things like call them and ask to hang out. Now, with the awesome advances of technology, I can simply check their status update. I can...

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Twilight Movies: Top 10 Reasons Grown Women Love It

(330) Comments | Posted November 17, 2011 | 5:38 PM

I went to a university and received a fantastic education. I read the New York Times. I'm a Latin teacher. I'm currently reading "The Aeneid" for fun. BUT... you should know ... I. LOVE.

I'm definitely Team Edward. I think Bella is a little pathetic...

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