Archive for Physical Attraction

On Becoming a Gym Rat

On Becoming a Gym Rat

My cousin Robbie and I met for lunch recently at a Middle Eastern place on Bloor West. After we nestled into a corner table at the edge of the patio, he handed me a large white envelope. It was filled with family photos that he…

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How Do You Tell Your Husband He is Letting Himself Go?

How Do You Tell Your Husband He is Letting Himself Go?

John and I have both changed physically in the 30+ years we’ve been together. Back then, John had a full head of curly hair, seven percent body fat and smooth legs (he was a competitive cyclist). I had really short hair, no stretch marks, and…

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You’ll Never Guess What My Husband Bought Me For My Birthday. Seriously, You’ll Never Guess

You’ll Never Guess What My Husband Bought Me For My Birthday. Seriously, You’ll Never Guess

Just when I thought John couldn’t possibly get any more romantic, he surprised me with a scale for my birthday today. Admittedly, he does have a knack for knowing just how to make a girl’s heart flutter with just the perfect gift—like with the cell…

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Dear Mr. PM: Is Your Hair For Real?

Dear Mr. PM: Is Your Hair For Real?

My uncle Nick got the cue ball rolling with his email rant to “the family” about how Harper has got to go. Personally, I have a hard time engaging with politics unless there is a relationship component. So, while I can recite the most arcane…

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How much do my looks matter to you?

How much do my looks matter to you?

Last Saturday my husband and I were sipping martinis. I asked him, “Would you still find me attractive if I gained 60 pounds?” Before I share his response, what would you say if your partner asked you the same question? a) Baby, whether you are…

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You Are A Masterpiece

You Are A Masterpiece

I just completed a whirlwind tour of Florence. Bargello, Uffizi, Duomo, San Marco and Acadamia all in one day. I wouldn’t recommend this as a travel strategy. But my planning (and I use this term loosely) got totally tangled with a national holiday and museum…

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My Funky Braids

My Funky Braids

I met my friend Tanya for coffee a few weeks ago. Tanya is younger, hipper and cuter than me. I had arrived a few minutes before her so watched as she made her entrance, all bouncy energy and her lovely blonde hair done in two…

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It Takes A Village

It Takes A Village

I made a strategic mistake yesterday. I opened my metaphorical kimono and revealed a little too much to my husband. Sure, I know that honesty and transparency are important in any relationship, but so is a little bit of mystery. This is even truer in…

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C’mon guys, take the compliment!

C’mon guys, take the compliment!

There is only one person in the world I would throw my best friend under the bus for.  That person is my hair stylist, Craig. When he dies, there will be a special place in heaven just for him – and that is on the…

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Ghosts of Girlfriends and Boyfriends Past

Ghosts of Girlfriends and Boyfriends Past

Unlike most people who start a committed relationship, I didn’t come with a past. If there had been an award in high school for “most likely to join a convent”, I would have won hands down. I wish I could report that undergrad was any…

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