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  • Should I do genetics testing or just start obsessively worrying on my own?

    By Karen McBoob on January 9, 2016
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    Alternate title: Can thinking about genetics testing give you a brain tumor? Per my breast surgeon’s recommendation, I went to see a genetics counselor. So, the main thing I learned about genetics testing is that I don’t want to do genetics testing. The counselor recommended two panels of tests. The first was for the BRCA gene mutation that is linked […]
  • There was a giant spider on our deck today, and now we have to move

    By Karen McBoob on September 18, 2015
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    DISCLAIMER: This post contains revolting images/videos that you’ll wish could be unseen.  All therapy costs incurred as a result of viewing this material will not be the responsibility of the author. So there was a HUMONGOUS spider on our deck today. Scared the living shit out of me. Here’s a close-up photo. Full disclosure, I didn’t actually get “close up.” […]
  • Shitty Adventures in Cooking – Pineapple What the Fuck Cake

    By Karen McBoob on July 25, 2015
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    So I tried (failed) to bake a Pineapple Upside Down Cake the other day.     At the end of the baking time, I did the old ‘stick-a-toothpick-in-the-middle test’ before I took it out. I did this not because I’m a baking savant, who knew about the magical qualities of toothpicks and their ability to discern exactly when a cake […]
  • The Ice Box Challenge

    By Karen McBoob on June 24, 2015
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    So about a year ago my Aunt, who lives in Scotland, sent me a video of my cousin Ben and his two older boys doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I showed the video to Lola to see if she could understand what the fuck they were saying (gerdamned Scots bootcherin’ the Queen’s Anglish). She said, “I’m not sure what they were saying, […]

    Should I worry about this?

    By Karen McBoob on May 21, 2015
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    I get these tiny blisters on the sides of my fingers, but only when I worry. Should I be worried? I asked Google, but I couldn’t find any answers that seemed to pertain to me. Oddly, Google responded with a lot of irrelevant articles about cold sores and STDs, and some very frightening pictures under an image search for “worry blisters on my […]