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Comic strip of a woman on her 40s.
In the last post, Segunda and I continued our quest to negotiate the mountains and molehills of dating. I decided to step outside my comfort zone and placed a call to the German "Mr. Clean," the suitor who stood out for his rugged good looks and sense of adventure. Not only did he answer my call, but by the time I'd placed the phone back on the receiver, I'd said yes-to a mountain.
Tira cómica de una mujer cuarentona.
En la última publicación, Segunda y yo continuamos tratando de ver cómo manejar las "montañas" y los "granos de arena" de las citas románticas. Finalmente, decidí­ salir de mi "cascarón" y llamar al alemán, "Sr. Pulcritud", el pretendiente que se destacó por su recia hermosura y su espí­ritu aventurero. No tan solo contestó mi llamada, sino que, para cuando colgué el teléfono, habí­a aceptado... ir a la montaña.
Comic strip of a woman on her 40s.
Do opposites really attract?
Tira cómica de una mujer cuarentona.
¿Se atraen verdaderamente los polos opuestos?
Comic strip of a woman on her 40s.
Just as Segunda's and my own health and finances seemed to be in tip-top shape, as if on cue, our work lives demanded attention. Maybe this is the way life will always unfold for those of us trying to live our second youth better than our first. For me, it meant taking my newfound energy and redoubling efforts to connect with you, our readers, in as many multimedia platforms as possible.
Tira cómica de una mujer cuarentona.
Justo cuando la salud y las finanzas de Segunda y mí­as parecí­an estar en su mejor forma, como a propósito, nuestro trabajo nos demanda una gran atención. Tal vez así­ es como la vida suele presentarse a quienes estamos tratando de vivir nuestra segunda juventud mejor que la primera. Para mí­, significó aprovechar una energí­a que no sabí­a que tení­a y redoblar los esfuerzos para comunicarme con ustedes, nuestros lectores, a través de todas las plataformas multimedia posibles.
Comic strip of a woman on her 40s.
Morning coffee with relationship guru Dante, lunch at the corner bistro with Yogi Bean, facials with daughter Angelita, organic chicken with Lady Piola - these small pleasures in Segunda's life have led to a large monthly credit card bill. Last week, Segunda and I realized the price we had to pay for our whirlwind travels, but this week we examine our monthly expenses at home. Just like when we enlisted a trainer to help us get into shape, we've decide to invest in an expert to get our finances in equally mint condition.
Comic strip of a woman on her 40s.
Taking a revitalizing vacation, working out and eating well have started to pay big dividends for Segunda and Lady Piola. Their slimmed-down reflections in boutique windows are sparkling and, more importantly, they're feeling vibrant (though a bit sore). Next, the mighty duo decides to exercise their minds with a good novel.
Segunda cartoon
Eat this, not that. Portions the size of your fist. Or was it a deck of cards? How many points is that? How about calories? Yikes, what zone am I eating in? Here, have a cow. Don't touch meat...
Tira cómica de Segunda
Coma esto, no aquello. Porciones del tamaño de su puño... ¿o era del tamaño de un mazo de naipes? ¿Cuántos puntos tiene eso? ¿Y cuántas calorí­as? ¡Por favor! ¿En qué zona estoy comiendo? "Aquí­ tiene, cómase la vaca entera. "Un momento!" "Ni toque la carne..."
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