Thursday, January 17th 2008
Club 17, January Edition

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. I make resolutions all year long, constantly, so I intentionally avoid the whole build up that accompanies the January 1st variety. But! If I could make one this year for Club 17, it would be to figure out the Mr.Linky thing, and manage to include that with each Club 17 post. I think it would hep, but it is far beyond my limited technical skills.

Anyway! Club 17 simply means that we all have crucial, but laidback framework for accountability in doing those monthly self breast exams. I find that without sucha system, lots of us forget. Or just won’t.

Got questions? Click here. (It’s also where you can find out how to get a cute little Club 17 ‘button’ for your sidebar.)

Basically, you do your BSE, leave a comment on THIS post right here, and then in a few days I announce a winner and send a prize.

I’m in San Diego for a few days. The strangest thing happened ont he way out here. I really, really think Tim Gunn was on one of my flights. Which makes no sense whatsoever, since why would Tim Gunn be on a Southwest flight from Las Vegas to San Diego? Not likely.

Also, my mother and sister read this magazine article about people who can’t recognize faces and it’s entirely possible I have a mild form of that and could therefore never be a reputable source of Tim Gunn sightings anyway. If he’d only spoken i would have known instantly. Or if he’d said to the pilot, “Make it work!” Yeah, that would have been a total giveaway, no facial recognition necessary. So I discreetly studied him, and his nose turned up at the end just a tiny bit, which I’m now thinking is less Tim Gunnish than I first thought. And a gold wedding band. That was surprising. Oh, now I don’t even believe it.

There was the one time a few years ago I went to meet my dad for breakfast. I was supposed to pick him up at his hotel. I arrived early and when a man with dark hair came into the lobby I ran at him and came INCHES from throwing my arms around his neck. The only thing that stopped me was the petrified look on the guy’s face. That look was NOT saying, “Oh, here comes my excited daughter. Yea. Hug her.” Did I mention it was 6:30 a.m.? He was probably afraid it was a bad dream. Anyway, I managed to slam the brakes on in time, and said (oh so wisely) “Oh! I thought you were someone else!” To which he said, “Yeah. I… got… that.” And then I noticed the man looked NOTHING like my father. It was slightly easier to notice this since i was ALL UP IN HIS FACE and all. Oops.

Okay. New policy. If I ever think I saw someone exciting, let’s just agree that we don’t believe me. Not even if I think it was my own dad, unless I’ve seen a photo id.

Go do that BSE! And spread the word!

~hm

10 Comments on “Club 17, January Edition”

1
tas
January 17th, 2008
12:56 pm

Yea! I’m first! My girls are clear!

2
Elena
January 17th, 2008
2:49 pm

All clear!

3
Linda
January 17th, 2008
4:52 pm

Laughter is good medicince…you always have me laughing!!

4
Shalee
January 17th, 2008
6:12 pm

Oh the sheer luxury of fondling oneself in the name of science.

I’m good. But I’ll have Mr. Right give a second opinion as soon as possible.

5
emily
January 18th, 2008
3:01 am

done!

6
Amy @ Experience Imagination
January 19th, 2008
6:34 am

Been here. Done that.

7
Karla
January 19th, 2008
7:16 am

BSE. Check. Double check. :0) You can NEVER be too cautious, whether it’s doing a BSE or trying to do a hug attack on a person who you think looks familiar. LOL

8
Melody
January 20th, 2008
11:51 pm

all done…and all clear

9
Tiff @ Three Peas in a Pod
January 23rd, 2008
12:43 am

The girls are lump free this month!!

10
Stacey
January 23rd, 2008
5:59 pm

I was just sitting here at my computer and thought “did I miss the BSE at HolyMama’s this month?” Decided to hop over and let you know I was good to go :o )

My Mom is 3/4 of the way done with her chemo. She’s doing pretty good and I can say that doing the BSE is so important. That’s how she found her lump. Keep up the good work Kelsey!!

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