Friday, June 29, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Tip of the day: Check your zipper. Even if your hot there are better ways to get a cool breeze than having an open airway in your pants.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Take a gander, they are all simply fabulous and educational. After researching as much as I have, I feel like I am prepared and ready to take on the challenge of preparing a holiday meal. The only problem will be getting everyone to my house.
Other exciting holiday news is that Kody and I are going to the Florida / Florida State game the Saturday after Thanksgiving at The Swamp. Yes sports fans, we will get to witness the current NCAA Champion Florida Gators on their home turf in one of the greatest in state rivalries in the history of this great nation. We leave in twenty one weeks and three days. The countdown is on.
A Few Fun Side notes:
Yesterday I locked my keys in the trunk at Target and Kody had to come bail me out. Fun.A girl that I work with just saw Issac Hanson at a coffee shop in Tulsa.
I have already chewed half a pack of Orbit Citrus Mint gum today. My jaw hurts.
Monday, June 18, 2007
I got to see a lot of friends over the past few days. Tiffany's wedding was beautiful and we all had a lot of fun. Angela, Lauren and I went to Lottinville's (yum!) for Angela's birthday lunch. They brought us a seven layer chocolate chip cake with a sparkler. It smelled like the fourth of July and tasted like Heaven. Kody and I invaded Tyler and Darin's and had game night, one of our favorite past times. We played Cranium Pop 5. Tyler and I pretty much got owned by the boys. It's a little tough to take, but I feel like next time is our time to prevail...we get a little competitive. We also cooked dinner for my parents for Father's Day. We grilled steak, roasted corn and veggies, and had a fabulous salad, plus we had Baskin Robbin's ice cream cake. Splendid!
Every time we go back to Edmond I miss it. This weekend was no exception and for one big reason, the Randy's M&M's Tent Sale. If you have never been to the Randy's Tent Sale you must make an effort next time. It happens twice a year and my family usually schedules the day around it. There is just something exciting about a cheap movie! Kody and I purchased four: Fever Pitch, Munich, The Constant Gardener, and Miami Vice. Those should keep us busy over the next few days.
I don't feel entertaining today so I'm sorry if I bored you. Happy Birthday Kinsey! I'm going to go eat an apple now...
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Over the past couple of years I have become a lot more health conscious than I used to be. I wouldn't call myself a health freak, but maybe a health enthusiast. I read as much as I can about fitness, food, and nutrition. I find it simply astounding how much the things we eat effect our bodies, minds, and moods. I used to be a very picky eater and I still am, but I am trying to make myself branch out. My newest food obsession is none other than.....the almond.
Almonds scared me for awhile. I have never really liked nuts plus I didn't want to "waste" calories on a few little nuts when I could save them for ice cream! Half a cup of Cherry Garcia or 28 nuts?? Cherry Gracia all the way! Not anymore. I still love my Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia, but I have found there is room in there to go a little bit nuts. (Don't you love my play on words?) For those of you who are still resistant, I would like to give you a little background and information about the almond. Here are my top 10 reasons to love almonds:
10. They are high in fat AND good for you. That's because most of the fat is monounsaturated which is the same good for your heart fat that is in olive oil. Yum yum.
9. Women that eat at least one ounce of almonds a week have a twenty five percent fewer chance of developing gallstones.
8. Romans referred to the almond as "The Greek Nut", because the Greek's were the first civilization to cultivate them. I'm part Greek so I have to support my ancestors.
7. You can store almonds frozen for up to a year and in the fridge for months so you don't have to worry about them going bad.
6. Almonds are really the seed from the Almond Tree which is a cousin to the Peach, Cherry, and Apricot tree. What a tasty family! Here is what it looks like....
5. They taste good with dried fruit.
4. They protect your heart against cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
3. The Bible mentions the almond ten times.
2. They don't ever go "out of season" so you can buy them all year, although they are the best during the summer.
1. The almond skin has flavonoids. I think that sounds neat.
For those of you who are trying to improve your health or just branch out a little bit when it comes to food, try the almond. Throw some in a salad or chop them up and put them over pasta. Live dangerously, but protect your heart in the process!
Monday, June 11, 2007
Here is how the article started:
"A pilot told nervous passengers travelling with a low-cost Spanish airline that nearly half the seats on their plane were out of use due to a safety problem but it was nothing to worry about, a Spanish newspaper reported. As passengers took their seats on the Lisbon to Madrid flight operated by Vueling Airlines on Sunday they noticed that all but three of the 32 rows on one side of the plane were taped off. The captain told them on the intercom: "We will not be able to use that part of the plane because we have a safety problem with the door at the front. Don't worry, it's only a safety problem". - MSNBC Website June 11, 2007
The article goes on to explain that the "safety problem" was with the eight emergency exits on the plane so they couldn't serve the normal capacity of passengers. Well that's comforting. At least it wasn't anything serious like they were out of peanuts and coke.
Friday, June 8, 2007
For those of you who are wondering, a half birthday falls exactly six months after your actual birthday. If you can't do the simple math, go to the website below. There is a calculator that will do the thinking for you. Amazing! Also, there are some great cards and party gear made specifically for half birthdays. http://yourhalfbirthday.com/
Happy half to you whenever that may be!