Introducing the Only-Slightly-Frazzled Blog Editors, Julie and Pat


  1. Julie Luek
    Julie Luek September 30, 2013 at 6:40 am .

    I can’t believe I let the whole world see my Farrah ‘do! Pat, how did you talk me into that?

    1. Patricia Stoltey
      Patricia Stoltey September 30, 2013 at 8:06 am .

      LOL! I’m very persuasive.

  2. Alex J. Cavanaugh
    Alex J. Cavanaugh September 30, 2013 at 8:17 am .

    Chased her with a cut-off chicken? Now that is mean. And disgusting!
    As I am busy building a site right now I can appreciate everything that went into this one! Glad I have a team helping it come together.

    1. Patricia Stoltey
      Patricia Stoltey September 30, 2013 at 8:23 am .

      Hi Alex, thanks for dropping by. Building this blog has been a wonderful experience, all because of the people involved. I hope your team is awesome, too.

  3. Julie Kazimer
    Julie Kazimer September 30, 2013 at 1:54 pm .

    I love you guys. It’s like coming home to your funny and loving family.

    1. Patricia Stoltey
      Patricia Stoltey September 30, 2013 at 3:32 pm .

      I share that sentiment, Julie. It’s like having a bunch of crazy sisters (and a nod to all those brothers who flock to this blog to read our words of wisdom, too).

      1. Julie Luek
        Julie Luek September 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm .

        We love you too Julie, especially because you use asterisks. ;)

  4. Susan Gourley
    Susan Gourley September 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm .

    Ahem, as a retired PE teacher, I’m sorry you were traumatized by class. I’d like to think most of my students weren’t. There’s a big push to bring back a lot of fitness testing just like testing is increasing in all other areas of schooling.
    On the trauma side of things, I could never get my hair to do that Farrah thing when it was popular.

    1. Patricia Stoltey
      Patricia Stoltey September 30, 2013 at 3:38 pm .

      Susan, some of us are not destined for athletic greatness…or even minimal fitness. I think I even flunked dodge ball in grade school. There will always be people like me traumatized by PE classes. And isn’t it funny that we always remember our hair traumas? I’ll bet guys don’t have that problem.

      1. Julie Luek
        Julie Luek September 30, 2013 at 4:58 pm .

        I was traumatized by the Presidential Fitness Death Tests. I don’t have many bad memories, oh except pull ups and rope climbing. Nevermind.

        But Susan? I jog now. Something got through to me.

  5. Margot Kinberg
    Margot Kinberg September 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm .

    Pat and Julie – Thanks for sharing a little of yourselves. Pat, I think your hair’s beautiful; it was and is. I know all about wanting straight hair though; never did have it myself. Julie, you’ve given me memories of my own PE uniform – UGH! I wonder why they did that to us…

    1. Julie Luek
      Julie Luek September 30, 2013 at 4:57 pm .

      Ours was green shorts with striped top. One piece knit thing. Really?! LOL

  6. Dean K Miller
    Dean K Miller September 30, 2013 at 8:09 pm .

    Nobody believed my friends weren’t “imaginary.” I still sit with them (my invisible friends) and laugh at those lunatics of disbelief!

  7. Tammy Theriault
    Tammy Theriault September 30, 2013 at 10:01 pm .

    vavavooooom to the pics and a great interview!

  8. Yolanda Renee
    Yolanda Renee October 1, 2013 at 6:23 am .

    Loved the blog and great pics! My mother is frightened of birds, all birds, but especially chickens because her brother would torture her with them. I have a chicken collection that is astounding – wonder what that says! LOL
    Hated, hated, hated! Gym class – yes scarring!

  9. Shannon Lawrence
    Shannon Lawrence October 9, 2013 at 4:23 pm .

    Fun conversation! My hair is flat and curly at the same time…figure that one out. ;) But when I go somewhere with humidity, all bets are off.

    Congrats on the weight loss! I like the natural Botox angle.

    Gorgeous photos, ladies! And I am super glad I didn’t have to wear a gym uniform. Though I had sweat pants my mom bought me at a garage sale and they were a really light aqua and were see-through, so I had to wear a long oversized shirt to cover them.

  10. Lori DeBoer
    Lori DeBoer October 9, 2013 at 10:21 pm .

    Thanks for the fun post! I was raised on a farm, too, but my parents had gotten rid of both the chickens and the milk cows by the time I came around because they were no longer profitable. I was terrified of the pigs, but I think my dad did that on purpose. I, too, have trauma from P.E. class, though I liked my teachers. Maybe that’s a predictor of writing aptitude?

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