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Camera contest ends soon!

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This is just a reminder to let you know my digital camera giveaway ends after this Sunday, January 31. I’m giving away a shiny, new, red digital camera! All you have to do to enter is buy a copy of my book, Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir between Thanksgiving 2009 and January 31, 2010. Get full details here.

Big thanks to all of you who have already entered. I truly appreciate the support!

Chocolate & Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away
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jan • January 29, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Hi! I saw your book on Amazon today & came over to read your blog. When I read about your headaches I wanted to tell you about a “home remedy” that has worked so well for several of my friends. This is an old time remedy that you hear most often working for arthritis but I have MS & it has totally stopped my pain in my legs. Many of my friends have used it for knees, shoulders, back, headaches…you name it…and more often than not it works.

Take a box of Golden Raisins (has to be Golden), put them in a glass jar & cover with Gin. Yes, GIN (use Distilled if possible), let them sit for 24 hours and eat a spoonful. I eat them 2x each day but once is recommended.

Gin Raisins have been a MIRACLE for me & if they work for you (like anything else each person is different & you have to eat them regularly) you will feel like they are a miracle for your headaches too!




Annalisa • January 29, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Hey PQ — I love blog and have been following you for a few years. I was thumbing through the Nov ’09 Runners World magazine and was excited to see you in it!

PS – do let us know how the gin raisins work for your headache ;-)


Mary Jean • January 30, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Does Kindle count?


Emily in NC • February 1, 2010 at 7:27 am

I hate to be a wet blanket, but I think it might not be legal to run a “giveaway” like this. You know that phrase, “No Purchase Necessary”? I’m pretty sure companies don’t say that out of the goodness of their hearts, but because it’s considered gambling to make people pay for a chance to win something. I wouldn’t want PQ to get in trouble!


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Jennette Fulda tells stories to the Internet about her life as a smartass, writer, weight-loss inspiration, chronic headache sufferer, and overall nice person (who is silently judging you). She does this at JenFul now, but you can still have fun perusing her past here.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for keyboards ruined by coffee spit-takes or forehead wrinkles caused by deep thought.

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I'm linking to this because of the video of Harry Connick Jr. at the bottom, who manages to throw in an extra beat in the middle of a song to get people to start clapping on the offbeat without them even realizing. Mad skillz!

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SXSW seems to have handled this thing really poorly.


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