It’s Friday, time for flu, flubs and fails.

MacGyver go a coupon for a free pizza for his birthday from Grimaldi’s.  In our opinion they have the best pizza around.  Unfortunately I’m not supposed to eat it because my body doesn’t do gluten but fortunately, they have salads.

Do you want to know how I feel when MacGyver is scarfing down pizza and I’m sitting there with a small salad?

salad hater

Nobody REALLY likes salad!

Exactly.  Just like that.

So, that’s why I ate pizza instead and took two benadryl tablets to help with the reaction and ward off the evil gluten backlash.  It wasn’t the best plan but it half worked.

benadryl

Or maybe it didn’t but I’ll never know because I was in a coma by 8PM.

The good news is, MacGyver and I actually left the house without wearing masks.  Since almost everyone we know either has, or has had the flu, we are terrified of catching it.  The latest reports now say that you can catch it just from breathing the air near an infected person.  I don’t know how accurate that is but I do know that is perpetuates our level of fear to mach 5.

Before we went to dinner I tried once again to use the Tyme iron that I bought. I literally followed along with the Youtube video in the hopes that I could at least end up with some semblance of what they were showing.

Nope.  Either I’m an idiot or this thing absolutely does not work on my hair.  Suggestions?

The good news is I’m not the only one failing this week.  Check out these two photos from Vanity Fair.

 

 

Vnity Fair Cover

Can you spot the extra leg?

Oprah 3 hands

Oprah has extra hands!

It’s kind of ridiculous to focus on my flaws when Reese Witherspoon is perfectly fine with her three legs and Oprah has obviously put her three hands to good use.

Have a happy Friday y’all.

How was your week?

The dreaded chub rub, what’s next swamp butt!

First things first, look at these two,

Boomer and Hank

They love each other so much. It makes my heart swell.

Okay, let’s talk about something that is driving me crazy.  Remember how I said that since I stopped taking topirimate I’ve gained like 10 pounds?  Well that’s what happened only it’s probably more like 12 or 13 pounds.  It’s not the extra pounds that is bothering me though.

dreaded chub rub

It’s the chub rub!

I am not even kidding.  I’ve never had it before.  Ever.  I have however dealt with chaffing under my sports bra so I assumed that body glide would do the trick for the thigh chaffing.  It did not.

So, I switched to anti Monkey Butt because it was highly recommended.  Nope.

I changed to capris and running pants instead of shorts.  Relief.  But herein lies the problem.  Running tights, pants and capris are not going to work for much longer.  It gets hotter than hades here in Florida and I can’t run in anything that covers more than the bare minimum.

chub rub

I can’t be the only person with this issue.

lolo jones

See!

What is your solution for the dreaded thigh chaffing?  And does it work for long runs that last over a few hours?

WTF Wednesday, three identical strangers

Has anyone ever told you that you just like someone?  I mean like really look like someone.  So much so that it’s uncanny.  Well imagine if that happened and then you saw the person and it was just like looking in the mirror.  And then you found out you had the same birthday and that you were both adopted.  That’s how you find out that you have a twin.  A legit twin.

That’s what happened to Robert Shafran and Edward Galland when they attended the same community college when they were both 19 years old.

twins

That would be an awesome story if it ended right there but it didn’t.  Robert and Edward soon learned they had a brother, David Kellman.  But David was not just a brother, he was also their triplet.  Seriously.

triplets

The triplets soon realized that they had a lot of the same mannerisms, smoked the same cigarettes, and even like the same type of women even though they never knew each other existed.  It was mind blowing and the press had a field day with the brothers.  They became local celebrities and even had a bit part in a movie.

But it’s not a happy story.

The triplets were separated on purpose, as part of a scientific experiment.  Peter Neubauer, a psychologist wanted to study the effects of nature versus nurture and so the triplets were separated after being given up for adoption by their birth mother.

They were sent to live in three very different homes with different socioeconomic backgrounds and they were secretly filmed and studied for years.  Until they met and the experiment was revealed.

It sounds so contrived doesn’t it?  Except that it’s true.  When I first heard this story I was enthralled and now you can learn all about their story in Three Identical Strangers which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.  I’m not sure when the movie comes out but it begins when the triplets first meet and follows the journey from there and I can’t wait to see it.

Here’s the trailer:

WTF? It’s Wednesday and the truth is stranger than fiction, isn’t it?

Are you a twin? 

Is this a movie that you would want to see?

Had you heard about this story before?