Author Archives: aekuopus

About aekuopus

Let's try to nutshell this... I am a daughter (duh), a sister, an aunt (fun) and a friend. I enjoy spending time with all the people who make the aforementioned relationships possible, among other things. I pretend to know how to cook, drive and spell, and I seem to get along just fine. I have five cats, two dogs, two birds and a hamster, ranging in ages from 18-about a year (I am not a collector, perse, so much as an animal aficionado). I'm not a big fan of loss, or losing, but I am a big fan of the Packers, the Brewers, and basically anything that represents Wisconsin. I love cheese.

Pal-e-i-e-i-o

**This post was written in January** So I’ve started eating paleo, a.k.a. the caveman diet (for a challenge with my crossfit gym – do it all month, like Whole 30). I think I actually wrote about that once before (I … Continue reading

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Dear Paleo, Why don’t you include chocolate?

When I walked into the house today, something punched me right in the nose. The overwhelming aroma of gingerbread. Although I didn’t find it right away (turns out my sister puts our large candles in those warmers that turn them … Continue reading

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There’s actually nothing “mini” about 13.1 miles…

I ran my fourth half marathon. Two last year, two this year (and a half half, six wee miles, wearing a bib that wasn’t mine – sorry Rock N’ Sole). I’ve got my first full in about a month (oh, … Continue reading

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I want to go to there

I’m looking into Grad School (not sure if that needs to be capitalized, but it’s pretty major, so big letters, you are welcome in this post). And not just any Grad School, Northwestern University’s Medill – Journalism Master’s Program, a.k.a. … Continue reading

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What can you say?

So I volunteer, nothing new there. Still plugging away at Horizon, ONG and the Humane Society. I’m adding a youth running club to the list this summer – pretty excited about it. I really enjoy spending my time with others, … Continue reading

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Writing for an hour… give or take some time

Today I woke up and the first thing that popped into my mind was, “Must write for an hour today.” Of course it wasn’t as zombie sounding as it sounds, like “Need brains,” or anything, but my own conviction did … Continue reading

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I love bacon. And I don’t drink diet soda

I recently started seeing/hearing all these ads for Dr. Pepper Ten. It’s for men. It has 10 “manly” calories, contains real sugar and somehow maintains all 23 secret ingredients that give the original, and diet, their unique, indescribable flavor. Men … Continue reading

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