Thursday, January 29, 2009

Chia Professor and Carpet

Chia Carpet grosses me out!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

who knew?

In the past couple of weeks I have learned a few new things, that I would like to share...

1. Berries, fruits, vegetables, and granola are all very good for your body. I know, SHOCKER!!!
As I was checking out of the grocery store the other day the very helpful checker, Sonya was very impressed with my choice of groceries. She was amazed that although I had not seen the Oprah all about "how berries are real good for your body cause they have those oxi-anti things, and granola has lots of fibers that help with somethin, maybe cholesterol or somethin" (and yes that is a direct quote) I still chose to buy them.
2. The ShamWOW truly is amazing
For date night last week, Tif, Christy and I tested out the shamWOW. We have been very interested in the ShamWow for quite some time now, and I was given one last week as somewhat of a parting gift. (HA HA) So we decided that we needed to test it out and determine if the ShamWow really was the amazing absorber we had observed on the infomercial. AND IT IS! We actually made our own infomercial, which I will maybe upload at some point. We don't have the cool microphone that the guy on the infomercial has, so it's not quite complete. But moral of the story is that we sopped up an entire pie tin full of water, and it didn't even drip. We also poured cola, and red crystal light on white carpet and it soaked it right up, even got the underneath part dry just like the infomercial! The only thing it didn't come through on was drying a sweater, though I will say it did get it significantly drier. All in all, the shamWOW gets my vote of approval!
3. Chia seeds will grow anywhere
Last weeks date night turned into somewhat of a science fair. I received a chia head, for Christmas, (from the same person who gave me the shamWOW) and hadn't yet planted it. Christy being the resident Chia expert (apparently she had a whole chia garden at one point in her life... AMAZING) helped Tif and I plant it on Tuesday. Well, we still had the piece of carpet left over from the shamWOW experiment, so we decided to plant the carpet with some chia seeds as well just to see what would happen. And let me be the first to warn you, if you are ever planting a chia head, DON'T DROP THE SEEDS! I now not only have a fully bloomed chia head on my counter, I also have a square of chia carpet... GROSS!

In other news...

I have found the solution to my need to eat oatmeal. As you all know, I just can't get the stuff down. What I have never had a problem getting down, on the other hand, are COOKIES! And now Quaker has solved all of my problems, by creating their very own breakfast cookie! It is chock full of oatmeal, AND it has chocolate chips. You can put it in the microwave for a just out of the oven taste. I'm sure it's not quite the same as a bowl of oatmeal, but it's close and only two points on WW if you're counting. Cookies for breakfast... my mom would be so proud!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Last night Tif and I went to see Reel Big Fish. It was a total flashback from high school. People were skanking and the band looked exactly the same as the last time I saw them. Pretty sure they were even wearing the same outfits, only weird thing was, they looked about ten years older. But I'm sure that's wrong. Right? Also it was kind of strange that our group was the only five people wearing wrist bands in the entire House of Blues (read the only people over 21). I'm not sure how all of these under aged kids found out about them. I didn't even know Ska music was still popular. But I'm sure the Mandalay Bay was disappointed that the only people old enough to buy alcohol in the venue were Mormon, and keeping the word of wisdom. Sorry economy, we'll try to help out in other ways... maybe by buying their new album that comes out on the 20th. (I know I was shocked too)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Losing big in Las Vegas

Well it's the beginning of the year, and so time for the annual weight loss resolution. A couple of my friends and I decided to do a biggest loser competition. We weighed in this morning, and now it's time to get going for real! We are all putting in twenty dollars, and going to have a monthly weigh in. We're leaving it open to any one who wants to join. You just have to contact me to weigh in before the 24th of this month and give us 20 bucks! So if anyone is interested, call me or email me, tell your friends and come join us. We are ending on the 24th of April, and the winner, (biggest weight loser, by percentage) gets all the money! By I just want to warn you I fully intend on winning! (also the above picture is not mine... Just don't want you thinking those are my unpedicured feet, yuck!)