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The Fabulous Adventures of Astera: Writer/Actress for Hire

Meet Astera (aka: me), a star in her own mind. Our plucky little heroine has embarked on not one but two difficult, low-paying career paths: writing and acting. Witness the menial jobs! The unreasonable demands! The quirky friends and family! And the glimmer of success just ahead! Through it all, Astera maintains her core beliefs: 1) She is destined to be fabulous 2) Everything is more fun with a cocktail.

Friday, March 18, 2005

How's That Again?

I saw a strange posting on Craigslist the other day. Is that redundant? A strange posting on Craigslist? I mean, so many of them are strange. Anyway, it said, "Lose Weight for Free!" Actually, it said, "LOSE WEIGHT FOR FREE!", but that's kind of annoying, isn't it?

Here's my question: isn't it always free to lose weight? You can't exactly pay someone to lose weight for you, can you? I guess you could pay for the Zone Diet to be delivered to your doorstep every morning, but the basic principle of losing weight does not require you to spend any money. All it requires is that you burn more calories than you eat. When you think about it, you could actually save money by losing weight. You should be eating less food, so you should save money on your grocery bills, especially since fattening junk food is much more expensive than, say, fresh produce.

So, dear misguided Craigslist poster, you are not offering anyone a bargain. Losing weight is free. But thanks for playing.


  • At 9:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Isn't produce more expensive than junkfood? Can't I buy a big mac for way less than a salad? Certainly for less than a nice lean salmon steak with accompanying veggies. I'm just sayin'...


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