Saturday, November 13, 2010

If I were a...

If I were a poptart... S'mores would be my flavor.

If I were a song... I'd be singing Journey's "Don't Stop Believin' "

If I were a movie... Julia Roberts would play me.

If I were a tree... I'd be a weeping willow.

If I were a salad... I'd have all the toppings allowable and have a full fat ranch on it!

If I were a chocolate bar... I'd be stuffed full of peanut butter.

If I were a color... I'd be white, it goes well with my skin tone.

If I were a season... I'd be autumn for its warm days and cool, starry nights.

If I were a beverage... I'd be packed full of alcohol.

If I were a journalist... I'd like to cover gritty stories from real life.

If I were a hockey team... I'd never play since I can't skate.

If I were shampoo... I'd de-frizz and make you shine like a star!

If I were lotion... I'd be fruity smelling.

If I were a font... I'd be carefree and funky!

If I were a hymn... I'd be hopefully only hummed, cuz I can't carry a tune!

If I were a cartoon character... I'd be Rainbow Brite, a fellow ginger.

If I were a sweater... I'd be winter white and v neck.

If I were a food... I'd be cheese and lots of it.

If I were a berry... I'd be a blueberry.

If I were a perfume... I'd be something fruity,

If I were a car... I'd be a pearl colored Escalade.

If I were a children’s book... I'd be Alexander and his terrible no good very bad day.

If I were a dessert... I'd be cheesecake.

If I were a sport... I'd be sand volleyball.

If I were an egg... I'd be deviled.

If I were a place... I'd be Riveria Maya, Mexico.

If I were a sandwich... I'd be Havarti and muenster grilled cheese.

If I were ice cream... I'd be vanilla with a little chocolate fudge and chopped peanuts.

If I were a muppet... I'd have someones hand up my ass.

If I were a dress... I'd be a champagne colored halter wedding dress.

If I were a Pez flavor... I'd be the yellow ones.

If I were a Pez dispenser... I'd be a Dorothy from Wizard of Oz.

If I were natural disaster... I'd be an hurricane.

If I were an accent... I'd be Irish!

If I were a potato chip... I'd be baked BBQ southwestern ranch

If I were a fictional detective... I'd be Nancy Drew(since I already am!)

If I were a Starbucks drink... I'd be white chocolate mocha (full fat) or skinny vanilla latte with extra sugar free caramel shot.

If I were a book... I'd be about food.

If I were a building... I'd be open 24 hours.

If I were a lake... I'd be clear and deep with lots of fish and happy campers.

If I were a store... I'd be Sam's Club.

If I were footwear... I'd be high heels, open toe, preferably pink.

If I were a flower... I'd be a a calla Lily.

If I were a holiday... I'd be Thanksgiving, full of food and beer.

If I were a painting... I'd be the one in my living room so I can see what happens when I'm not there.

If I were a TV show... I'd be a reality show and peeps would love it!

***Answer yours in the comments***

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Firsts?

Holy balls I'm posting on a Friday!
And I'm taking my REST day today!

As a fam, we went to celebrate our October birthdays (myself, brother in law(which we have same bday--weird!) and father in law) at one of my faves The Waterfront Seafood Market and Restaurant in WDM. Again, enjoyed ourselves thoroughly! Everyone enjoyed what they got, the service from Pete was amazing (no matter what the table of blue hairs across from us said) and the price was right!

This time I went with the crab cakes and hubs went with the halibut basket. Both were AMAZE! So AMAZE I forgot to snap pics! It was a fun time, the niece and nephew are so cute! Getting so old and really starting be a little person that actually knows stuff.

I wanted to also post a recipe/slash method for making a healthy dip for veggies, fruit, etc. I got this from my friend Lindsey's grandmother. What a gal! Who would've thunk it? SO SIMPLE!!
  • Start with 320z. fat free plain flavored yogurt. I've tried Dannon, Weight Watchers, Anderson Erickson. They all work.
  • Get two small colanders/strainers with really fine meshing.
  • Line both with coffee filters.
  • Divide yogurt between containers. Cover with remaining coffee filter.
  • Put in fridge overnight, straddling medium sized bowls.
  •  Remove from fridge. There will noticeably less amounts of yogurt left in each container. This is a good thing and is supposed to happen. There will noticeable amounts of liquid in each container underneath. Discard of that.
  •  Combine both yogurts amounts into one bowl. Notice how much volume has been taken away from straining liquid.
  •  Add flavorings. This time I went with ranch. I have done dill before(dried dill weed and garlic salt) and next time I am going to try a sweet concoction of possibly powdered sugar and vanilla or almond extract or orange peel, for a fruit dip.
  •  Enjoy! The entire container of yogurt before straining is 400 calories. I don't know if taking most of the liquid takes off calories or not. Does anyone know this? This amount could easily satisfy into 4 portions with veggies and be 4 days worth of afternoon snacks with about 150-200 calories. though MY GO TO!!!
Well I'm off to finish my load of laundry and get in bed and finish an already started episode of the Good Wife. LOVE IT!

Big Game tomorrow that my hubby gets to go to. How does he get to go to 2 games, tailgate at another and I get to only tailgate. That may change next weekend my friends, next weekend.

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Random 50 Questions!

****Let's have a little fun today! Feel free to answer all or some of these questions in the comments section.***

1. What is your best friend's Mom's name? not including my sister, probably Terri or Lou

2. Where is the weirdest place you have a mole? My only mole is in the crease of my leg and hip area…near the lady bits.

3. Who was the hottest teacher you ever had? Steve Latimer. Too hot…even to this day, I get nervous.

4. Have you ever made out in a movie theater? Nope I'm too busy screaming or laughing out loud and please, I can have the hubs interrupt movies at home for FREE!

5. What body part do you wash first? My face

6. Do you hover over the toilet in public bathrooms? I don't, toilet seats are typically cleaner than counter tops so who cares unless visibly disgusting

7. What's the strangest talent you have? I cannot think of one at this time. Please ask again later.

8. Do you have an innie or an outtie? Innie all the way.

9. What's your favorite flavored Pringles? BBQ

10. Have you ever been tied up? Do you want to be? I can't recall being tied up, and I don't want to be tied up. I don't see a need for me to be restrained.

11. What was the last thing you ever got grounded for? I got grounded by my husband for smoking in our Jeep. I'm cool but he's way cooler.

12. Do you parallel park or drive around the block? I am AMAZING at parallel parking

13. Have you ever had two dates in one night? I wouldn't necessarily call them dates.

14. How many times have you been cussed out? I think once, via facebook message and recently. What a skank-a-rilla!

15. Which shoe do you put on first? Whichever one I pick up.

17. Have you ever been to a gay bar? Yes, several times.

18. Girls-- just wanna have fun!

19. Is there one thing all of your love interests have had in common? They are all male. I have a very diverse attraction spectrum!

20. Did you French kiss before you were 16? Yes, I did. You only live once!

21. Have you ever been cow-tipping or snipe-hunting? No, although not 100% sure what a snipe is.

22. Who is the last person you usually think about before you fall asleep? Depends on the day's drama.

23. Have you ever had a poem or a song written about you? Not sure about me, but to me/us for our wedding.

24. If you had to choose to not ever wash your bed sheets again or not wash your bath towel ever again, which would you rather not wash? Bed sheets, then I would never have to put them back on!

25. Have you ever found anything in your parents' bedroom that was questionable? Yes but shall remain unmentioned.

26. What was your childhood nickname? Darce-train, Red, a lot to name.

27. When is the last time you played the air guitar? Within the last year I'm sure, it’s the only instrument I play.

28. Have you ever peeked in the opposite sexes locker room? Hells yeah!

29. What's the weirdest thing you have done while driving? I am really good at multi-tasking so can do it all. Daily, makeup and driving while intext-icated. I KNOW I'M BAD!

30. Have you ever bitten your toenails? No, not flexible enough.

31. How do you eat your cookie? What kind? Size matters here!

32. When working out at the gym, do you wear a belt? No, my weights aren't that heavy!

33. Name something you do when you're alone that you wouldn't do in front of others. Hold my arms above my head to have my boobies be where they should be still!

36. How many drinks does it take before you get drunk? Depends on whats being served, but median amount, just seems like a little because I drink so fast.

37. Have you ever sniffed an animal's butt? Um, no.

38. How often do you clean out your ears? Daily, more than once often.

39. Do you scrunch or fold your toilet paper? Depends if its in a dispenser or not.

40. About how many times a day do you pick a wedgie? Impossible when you fly commando!

41. Do you have any strange phobias? Snakes, don't necessarily enjoy heights, being punched.

42. Have you ever stuck a foreign object up your nose? Only the necessities.

43. What is the stupidest thing you've ever done at a bar? Pretty much the second I put my ass hat on, something stupid happens.

44. Have you ever been dared to do something you totally regretted? Nope, I have no regrets about any action, decision, or behavior I've ever done.

45. Have you ever called your love interest by an ex's name? Not that I recall...

46. Have you caught a guy/girl farting while on a date? If you can catch yourself, then yes.

47. Have you ever played naked Twister? Not with all these loosey goosey parts!

48. Have you ever been drunk at work? Drunk @ work parties, woops!

49. Have you ever found your date's/lover's brother or sister more attractive? Not that I recall.

50. Do you want to bring sexy back? Already did.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wordy Wednesday!

Evening all my loyal followers and those that lurk in the shadows. You know who you are, see that button to the right that says "Follow" I dare you to click and it see what happens. You will be thoroughly impressed from here on out. I promise.

Anywho, stepping off soapbox. Today was a pretty good day, I think my body is getting used to the new shift(starting an hour earlier than I had previously) because I enjoy so so so much leaving work at 4pm. I feel like I have so much time after I get home! I LOVE IT!

Eats for the day:
Breakfast: Yoplait Greek blueberry yogurt with honeycrisp apple and small brownie (damn you bake sale!)
Lunch: Lettuce salad with diced chicken, cucumbers, green onion and tomatoes with Caesar Italian Dressing and some tortilla strips (for the crunch factor!)
Snack: 1 cup sugar free strawberry jell-o with 100 calorie pack of cheez-its (pictured are carrots but didn't eat them)
Dinner: Biggest Loser night at Sara's: Steamed broccoli with cheese, beef stroganoff (THE BEST)!

Over all, not bad for eats but a REALLY good day for exercise. After work, I rode the gazelle for over an hour(OK like a minute over but that was awesome!) and burnt nearly 850 calories AND went a little over 4.5 miles!!! I sweaty and it was good. With the new shift I won't hardly ever work out in the am (just not into 5 am anymore) and I'm fine with that as I feel like I work out harder and longer after work. This could be the start of something beautiful! So far so good for week 3 of working out at least 5 of the 7 days with 6 of those days hitting the calorie burn goal on BodyBugg! A girl has to rest! I am planning on not being a huge lazy anymore on Sundays and hitting goal but not doing anything structured, maybe a little shopping or some cooking.

Also, wanted to touch on my recent visit to Trader Joe's. Recently, a new store opened in the West Glen/Jordan Creek area. A friend and I went on Sunday afternoon thinking that the hype would have went down a bit. Sadly mistaken. It will still buzzing with peeps all hopped up on preservative free food! I can see what the hype is about though from the products that were left on the shelves. Good prices on produce, a very different selections from the normal stores around here and A LOT more vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options. I escaped with a few sampled and purchased green Chile Verde salsa (which is HOT) and a frozen roasted veggie enchilada dinner, which has been shown here a few times. These enchies are TO DIE FOR! And I'm actually not a big veggie only type eater. I topped it with a couple of tablespoons of sour cream and salsa but really could have scarfed it down the same without the extra calories of either!

I'm actually attempting a re-create this Sunday, I'll hopefully document the entire process, planning on making a couple of pans for the freezer! Sunday is working out to be a day filled of cooking for me! YUMMO!

Time to hit the hay. Trying to keep this house guest entertained but it's not working very well!

Stay tuned for a fun 50 random questions to show up tomorrow! Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I'm ALIVE!!!

Sorry for the long lapse in posting!
 I've been going going going since last Thursday morning! I am EX-HAUST-ED so I'm just going to post an array of pictures over the last 5 days that I've been doing, eating, drinking, slicing, etc!!

Thursday mornings breakfast on my way to volunteer...WHEW! What a hard day, kinda appreciate the desk job more after that day...but really motivated to donate some fluids!

Side note, not sure if these small-ish size bars are worth the average of 200 calories per...although ate it at 8 and not again til 12:30 and wasn't hungry at all. Good for on the go for sure!
A Cake that a worker of the Blood Center baked for the volunteer appreciate luncheon...amazing. The de-headed it and separated for lots of peeps to take home to their kids. Everyone liked it a lot.
 Friday off from work and lunched in WDM with my sister at Biaggi's and think that I just ordered the wrong thing. I got the lunch combo of soup and salad. Ordered the veggie minestrone and was so unimpressed that I couldn't snap a pic. The bread however is to die for and ate 2 pieces of BOTH kinds!
 My salad choice was the wedge, drenched drizzled in blue cheese, bacon bits, and tomatoes. It was overall ok, I would have preferred a nice ranch but wanted to see all the hype.
 Friday night was my niece's birthday party at my sisters house and she had her first sleepover. I was supposed to bake a cake but time got away from me on Thursday night so ran to Sam's club and came home with this number for only $10!! It was a good deal as those sponge bobs were rings and the girls went a little CA-RAZY over them! It was a nice party overall and the important thing is the girls had a blast with each other!
 Saturday=HAWKEYE football. Went to Grimes, IA to a friend's house for a house party which eventually turned to garage/yard party but when the game got close it was ON! Tons of food to chow down on: veggies and dip, meat/cheese/crackers, pickle wrap dip, (not pictured: chili, hot dogs, prime rib sandwiches, cheese dip, pumpkin bars, chips/salsa/cheese dip, bloody Mary bar and beers of course!)
 Josh relaxing during the game!
 Buffalo chicken wraps that I brought, overall pretty good.
I'll be making again (with a different thicker tortilla) so stay tuned for recipe!
 Erin Miller and Aaron Wise
 Justin Frampton, Josh Taylor, Josh Gibson
 Aaron Wise and Josh Taylor
 Josh Gibson, Melissa Snyder and Justin Frampton
 Melissa Snyder and Erin Miller
 Wyatt and Josh Gibson
 Morgan Wise and Justin Frampton
Josh Gibson, myself, and Morgan Wise

Well off to shower, just worked out for 45 minutes, see daily mile widget to left for last workout. Got in 4 days last week and that again is my goal. It will be hard, my dad had surgery Monday so was only able to get in a 25 minute walk around the block of the hospital during his recovery and had to squeeze in tonight. As long as I can "watch" the food that goes in, shorter workout should be fine!

Thanks for reading and good night!