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Timothy Geithner and Me

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Timothy Geithner is resigning as Secretary of the Treasury and it makes me sad. You see, we were in this together and now he’s leaving. Let me explain.

In January 2009 after I’d had a headache for 10 months straight, I finally decided to visit a headache clinic in Michigan. On the coldest day of the year. Literally. I drove up the night before my all-day appointment, dragged my suitcase through the snow, and checked into my hotel room. Then I decided to go out to eat. My nose hairs froze on the way to the car and it took the heater several long minutes to warm up as I drove around an unfamiliar town.

It’s easy to get lost in a city you don’t know and even easier when it’s pitch black out. I didn’t have a GPS or a smartphone because this was 2009 and the iPhone wasn’t that much older than my headache itself. I remember driving around Ann Arbor looking for somewhere to [...]

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Chocolate & Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir

Jennette Fulda tells stories to the Internet about her life as a smartass, writer, chronic headache sufferer, (former?) weight-loss inspiration, and overall nice person (who is silently judging you). She was formerly known as PastaQueen. You can contact her if you promise to be nice.

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