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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

My Fave's and not so fave's

Okay, I just wanted to post a quick look at some of my favorites from the red carpet Oscar night 2007.

And here are a few of my not so favorites... (can we say too much fabric and too much bling?)
Anyone have any others they would like to mention?

Friday, February 23, 2007


Donna just told me that Whole Foods bought out Wild Oats. I am so excited about this because that means that they will be putting in a Whole Foods in where the Wild Oats is on Burnside, which I pass every day. Wild Oats is great but Whole Foods actually has better prices (well, sometimes), is larger and has more to offer. Oh, this is going to be good!! Wish they were putting in a Trader Joe's but this will have to do for now. We'll work on that down the road. one step at a time, right?
Now, don't those pictures look enticing?

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Secretarial Birthday Party!

Goodness, gracious, I sure do love all the wonderful people I work with! Just to give you an example of how wonderful they are, on Valentines day they threw a surprise little birthday lunch for another coworker and myself. They even bought my lunch for me (I had already told them I wouldn't be joining them becuase it was the day before payday and I was broke) and a slice of a very yummy chocolate cake. Check out the pictures of our fun lunch!

This is a picture of the birthday card they all signed and gave to me. Inside it said "Have a happy, healthy birthday!" How appropriate!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A wonderful Valentines Day for me!!

Well, look at what I found in my office when I walked in this morning:

Actually, just the big, colorful bag was sitting on my desk (which is an early birthday present from my dear friend Carolyne Sharpe. Love you!) and then my mom and Kathy Anderson, a family friend, came by and dropped off the balloon, flower, little bag of yummy goodies and a card (which was actually from my parents. Love you, too!!). So, what a great way to start the morning, huh? Anyone else want to share their Valentine's Day stories? I'd love to hear them!

Following are a few pictures from a night out with the girls last Thursday.

Here are a few pictures from Holli's and my shared birthday dinner and our oh so yumtastic cake!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A couple things I've tried lately...

The two yummy food items that I tried were both SOOO delicious!!! I'll understand if you don't try them both (even though I think you should), but you should at least try the first one. Promise, you'll love it!
#1. Spaghetti Squash. I made this for the first time last night and it was so good! I couldn't believe how easy it was to make and how much like spaghetti it actually tasted. I have always thought it would be weird but it totally wasn't. It was so good that I'll be having it again tonight. :) Just throw on your favorite spaghetti sauce, make a salad and you have yourself a very satisfying, taste filled, nutritional meal. :) Here's a recipe to help you get started. You don't have to stick to it though, add in whatever sounds good to you.

Just a few facts for you: this food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium and Manganese, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber (2g) and Vitamin C. up!

#2. The Vitalicious Dreamy Drizzle Chocolate Supreme Vitacake. Oh dear, this was such a delicious cake I can't even tell you. I wish I had my picture of it to show you (left the camera at home, sorry) but my piece of cake looked surprisingly like the one pictured below, whipped cream and everything. I have talked about the vitatops and muffins that this wonderful company makes and how delicious those are but they actually aren't as good as this cake. Which is probably a good thing, I don't think I could eat it every day. It was decadent, moist, chewy, all those good things that come together to make up a fabulously, delicious cake. When you order them you get two small cakes and since we only ate one cake the other night there is still one more left in my parents freezer. Who wants a bite?

Well, I'm sure I've sufficiently bored you all to death with my talk of food. Oh well, it's my blog and I can talk about what I want to. I just hope I have inspired at least one person to get out there and try something new. If you do, please come back and let me know (actually come back and leave a comment so everyone will know). Maybe I should change the name of my blog to reflect all the food posts. Hmmm, any ideas?

Have a great day everyone!!
only 4 more days till my birthday!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Random things for you to ponder

(Adjective) Merry.
Synonym: Fun-loving
Usage: Ruthie is a jovial woman whom everyone just loves to be around!
Anyone else have any good sentances they would like to share using this fun word?

I played the following game yesterday at a baby shower and thought I would share it with you. I didn't do so well and learned a few things in the process. Have at it and then let me know how you did. I'll post the answers below (aren't I nice?) so you can let me know just how big of a smarty pants you are.
Can you put the correct baby with their mommy? (I think I got 3 right...yeah, I'm dumb)
1. Goose ____
2. Goat ____
3. Deer ____
4. Swan ____
5. Whale ____
6. Sheep ____
7. Owl ____
8. Tiger ____
9. Donkey ____
10. Monkey ____
11. Eel ____
12. Cat ____
a. Owlet
b. Calf
c. Foal
d. Gosling
e. Elver
f. Whelp
g. Cygnet
h. Infant
i. Fawn
j. Kitten
k. Kid
l. Lamb
Well, have a great day everyone!
Only 5 more days till the big 2-7! :) I know, I'm such a freak-show.
Answers:1.d, 2.k, 3.i, 4.g, 5.b, 6.l, 7.a, 8.f, 9.c, 10.h, 11.e, 12.j

Friday, February 9, 2007

A death in Hollywood land

I was watching the news this morning at the gym and saw that Anna Nicole Smith died yesterday. It is always a shock when someone in the public eye like she was, dies suddenly and at such a young age (39). I don't think they know why she died yet, but apparently she collapsed in her hotel room and was taken to the hospital where she actually was dead upon arrival.

I know she wasn't the most loved or respected woman out there. She made mistakes and bad choices and lived a bit of a crazy life (to put it midly). I may not have known her and I won't really miss her, but the very sad part for me is that she has left behind a young baby girl (only 5 months old I believe). I think there was still dispute on who the father was, too. Craziness!

Anyway, maybe we could all just say a prayer for her family and friends and for her little girl, that they will figure out who is her father and that she will be raised in a good stable home with loving parents, and won't be caught up in custody battles and passed around because everyone is being stupid about it.

That's all I have to say about that.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Oh, I'm excited!!! (Not a food related post)

Oh my goodness, this is going to be a great summer!!! Two very exciting things are happening (along with others, of course) and they are as follows:

Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix (movie 5) opens in theaters on July 13th, 2007...wait, oh no, I'll be heading to Cali that day. I will have to figure something out to rectify this problem of mine.

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows will be released to book stores on July 21st, 2007. This is the last book in the series and two people are supposed to die. I am very nervous about this, but also looking very forward to seeing the outcome of all of this!

Click the pictures to find out more info on each of these very exciting releases. Let me know if you are a fan and what you think might happen in the new book or if your as excited as I am about these releases.

Have a great day everyone!
10 more days till my birthday!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Hmmm, what are you going to choose?

Water vs. Pop:
Lack of water is the #1 cause of daytime fatigue.

Nearly 100% of dieters in a recent study shut down midnight hunger pains after drinking a glass of water.

Pop will dissolve a t-bone steak in 2 days.

Pop will remove car battery corrosion.

I should also add that Pop (even diet pop) leeches calcium from your bones (SO NOT GOOD!!!)

There should be no problem in determining this winner! Congratulations to Water, drink up everyone!

Oh, and a few other things about pop:

In the past 50 years, Americans have increased their annual consumption of carbonated soft drinks nearly five-fold, from 10.8 gallons in 1946 to a whopping 42.2 gallons in 2000.

There is a 41% increase in risk of being overweight for every can or bottle of diet soft drink a person consumes each day.

Click the picture below if you want to read an article about this growing epidemic.

Sorry, I'm sure this was boring to most of you but oh well, this is my blog so get over it. :)
Anyway, love to you all and I hope you have a great day!

Only 11 more days till my birthday!!

Friday, February 2, 2007

A few things

1) The wind is getting on my nerves! I live in Oregon, not Oklahoma, but you sure wouldn't know it by the amount of strong wind we have ALL THE TIME! I can hardly get from my door to my car without losing something because the wind whips it from my hands. And then when I try to get in my car the door is generally slammed shut on my leg by the wind. It is not my friend right now.

2) Here is a little bit of info for you all to enjoy on the ever popular, very tasty banana (my friend emailed it to me the other day):

  • One banana can affect: Your mood! Bananas contain tryptophan, a protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
  • The FDA allows the banana industry to claim the fruit can reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.
  • Bananas have no fat, cholesterol or sodium.
  • A whopping 96% of American families purchase bananas each month.

I happen to know that the three most popular fruits American buy are apples, oranges, and banana's (I help this statistic, I eat a lot of those fruits, too).

Sorry Ryan and Brandon, I talked about food again. GET OVER IT! :)

Thursday, February 1, 2007

HAPPY FEBRUARY EVERYONE!!! It's my birthday month. YAY!! :) Only 16 days till I turn 27 (26 or 28 if you ask my parents, they are a bit confused).