Monthly Archives: March, 2010

Ask Dr Smiter: “Does this doctor make me look fat?”

Dear Dr Smiter, I am a healthy, active 40-something female. I work at a spin studio so I spin 3-5 times a week. I also play tennis, swim, walk and bike to stay active. And yet my doctor says my BMI indicates that I am “one pound away from obese.” This is ridiculous – I …

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Ask Dr Smiter: Blackberries

Dear Dr Smiter, What is the ideal storage spot for my Blackberry on evenings and weekends? I am a busy professional but I can’t seem to unhook from the “Crackberry” when I’m not at work. Please help! –Careworn Cubicle Monkey *************************************************************************************************** Dear CCM, I get this question a lot. I never use the nasty things …

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Have a seat at the Nitwit Table

Years ago, my friends Jennifer, Michelle and I worked with a brilliant, subtly wicked woman named Shirley whose job involved (among other things) assigning seats to delegates at our company’s national conferences. Many of these people were what we liked to call “difficult,” and what Shirley – who had been around the block – simply called …

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Hey handsome, wanna buy some instant potatoes?

I was a very nervous child and one of the ways I tried to overcome this was by never talking in my own voice. Instead, I selected my “output” from the vast array of television, radio and cartoon voices available to me and used those as my communication platform. Sometimes this was a good thing; …

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