Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
I love these guys when I’m flying out of JFK. Only 200 cals and totally delicious. They come in vegan and non vegan varieties and are absolutely satisfying. I left a message like a weirdo on their answering machine yesterday to see if I could find out where they sell them in midtown but so far no reply. If you have a tip, let me know!
627 Lb Woman: Jackie's Story
I stumbled upon this show,”627 Lb Woman: Jackie's Story” the other night while flipping channels during commercials of some other terrible show I was watching. Although I felt extremely voyeuristic there was something so sweet and positive about Jackie that I wanted to stay and watch the whole thing. The moment where she hugs and kisses the EMT workers who brought her home from the hospital after her gastic bypass was just so tender. She’s now down about 400 pounds to 200+ and apparently it’s still a struggle but she has the best attitude. An inspiration for us all!
I’ve had two real days of classes and all I can say is, it’s NO JOKE! Besides the fact that I have to rush from work on the Wednesday class night so I feel a little sweaty when I suit up it’s been intense and exciting so far. So far we’ve done:
Tomorrow is Japanese Knife Skills two and I’m excited and nervous. I have to nurse my incoming cold so I can last for 9 hours on my feet!
Dig Out Your Soul
Oasis’ new album is available "Dig Out Your Soul" for pre-sale and I bought it because a friend passed it on to me before street date and I felt guilty for not buying it… so I did. And now I’m listening incessantly to it and loving it. “Shock of the Lightning” is my song of the year so far.
Have a great week!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Here are some rad things I learned about this week. Passing on the info!
IRS refund status
If you are waiting for a refund from the IRS (like me?!) you can go here, enter your social security number, filing status and amount your waiting on and it will tell you EXACTLY when you’re check will be mailed. Sweet!
OK, I’m sure many of you “hate” starbucks and love bad coffee from the bodega but if you’re like me and love a small cup of strong and DELICIOUS coffee with a reliably good taste you go to SB’s once in a while. I’m trying to cut back on some small expenses here and there so I’m not going as often but my friend Tej tipped me to the fact that if you use your starbucks card and it’s registered , you get free refills all day as long as you keep your cup. Also, you get two free hours of wifi and free soy milk or syrup if you happen to like that crap!
I admit I have become a total interweb goofball over the last two weeks. I started twittering to update my myspace, blog and facebook all at the same time and with twitter pic you can instantly update with a pic you take from your camera phone. I think it’s fun!
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists “Rapid Response” benefit EP
I already have a whole post about this but if you haven’t bought it yet you’re a turkey.
Food and food preparation safety
So an early result of my new schooling is food safety and cleanliness practices in the kitchen. Here is a cool site to check out to learn more!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
A year ago I started dreaming about a new future. A future with nature and water and a different kind of life. Somewhere near a beach, with not too many people and space and time. Now this dream takes time and money to make happen but one of the steps towards it was getting some new skills but in an area I already loved. Through my travels in the last few years I've become obsessed with different styles of cooking and different cultural appreciations of food. This has coincided with what seems like a foodie revolution, awareness of ingredients and preparation is much higher thanks to random things like top chef and food network, but we can always go back to our roots and thank Julia Child for her part in raising the bar for us Americans by bringing true obsession to these shores.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
- 3 x 20 bench press w/ leg lift or push ups
- 3 x 20 squats or lunges
- 3 x 20 kettle bell swing
- 3 x 30 crunches on stability ball
- 3 x 100 revolutions on the jump rope or 3 minutes on the summit trainer
- 2 x 20 bicep curls
- 2 x 20 triceps curls
- 1 x 30 adductor exercises
- 1 x 30 abductor exercises
- 100 bicycle kicks
- 2 x 30 additional abs
- 1 x 30 calve exercises
Saturday, September 06, 2008
So today was the day. We had tickets to both matches and Federer vs. Djokovic was first. Climbing up to our seats in section 333 of Arthur Ashe stadium was awesome and the first three sets were great. Midway through the 3rd set there was announcement that because of the impending storm the second match, Nadal vs. Murray was going to be played concurrently on the much smaller Louis Armstrong court and seats were a first come first serve basis. So we basically ran over there so we could see the match. Joder! It was so small. Rafa and Andy were warming up and we were able to get sets FIVE ROWS BACK. It was tremendous. Honestly, I almost cried. The sets were tough and Rafa was down two and set to win the third when the rain began. They kept most of us in the vicinity for about an hour until they finally announced the match was postponed until 4 PM Sunday. So.... we go back tomorrow. But meanwhile, the memories of today are still unbelievable.
View from our seats in section 333, but still rad
This turkey was reading the paper during the second set.
This is how close we were!
Friday, September 05, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
There are few things I love more in the world than the people in delorean. one of the things I love just as much is their music. While we wait for their new songs, they are busy doing remizxes for The Teenagers from France and the Mystery Jets from the UK. If you listen to this new mix of Half In Love With Elizabeth you just get so psyched. And really, you just want to listen to them more. SO DO THAT!
Speaking of feminism and sexism and other annoying things, today in a meeting someone referred to someone as "having a boner for" a certain musical group, and later in reference to getting paid back for a debt in records that he was going to "rape the walls of the store." I didn't confront it, and was sickened by myself for having not.
But in the world of feeling good, those of us who support Manchester City Football Club can be thrilled with the new owners and new signing of Robinho and whhile we can celebrate we can listen to this!