Friday, July 08, 2011
I hate breakfast. It's not the time or idea of breakfast, it's the food. I don't like traditional breakfast foods, except Bear Claws, which I haven't had in months, if not years, an occasional waffle (flaxseed and whole wheat are preferred), bacon and eggs are acceptable, but Yawn! There has to be something better!
This morning, so far, I have had a cup of coffee and 1/2 peach. So I'll go in the kitchen and rummage through the refrigerator, make something for my DH and stand there wondering what I want.
I don't like cereal, oatmeal is okay, but is also so over done for me that I'm sick of it. The same is true for just about everything else I have had for breakfast for the last 4 years.
I am looking for suggestions on breakfast foods that will entice me as much as a bear claw, flax muffin, or whole wheat waffle. but is not the tired and over done "normal" breakfast. I guess I'll go have a piece of 7 grain bread with tuna and cheese on it, lightly broiled in the toaster oven. That's different and not normal. Maybe a thin slice of tomato on top will add a little Pazaz.
Friday, July 01, 2011
Our 3 guys go to Loretta’s and start out being the 3 stooges. I would think they would want to be somewhat normal around a super star like Loretta, but she is nowhere to be seen and they wear western hats and sing off key & “twangy”. They fade from our threesome’s voices and into Loretta’s song, In This Haunted House. Loretta does a couple of spots with the 3 guys that suddenly take on a very reverent attitude and spirit around Loretta, during the historical interviews, with manipulated film and reenactments.
At one point, Loretta tells them not to make “them” mad.
And of course the obligatory woman in white is haunting the place along with some rebel soldiers. Our lady in white is moaning, wringing her hands, and wandering the balcony grieving for her baby, which is buried beside her in the cemetery next door to the mansion.
A man dressed in black (Johnny Cash?) is seen by Loretta’s daughter and granddaughter. There are also footsteps heard on the back stairs by hard soled shoes and heels, every night. The public is not allowed upstairs as an employee was pushed down the stairs by unseen spirits upset with her straightening the pictures on the walls. There have been touches to employees so most don’t hang around in the house long.
Loretta claims the ghosts are happy there and they treat her right, so she treats them fine, too. Then she tells our guys, “don’t try to make ‘em leave, they’ll be making you leave.
Megan, Loretta’s granddaughter wants nothing to do with hunting ghosts with our trio (good choice). She’s seen enough of the black ghost and hearing footsteps all night.
There was a small battle on the property during the civil war and so they traipse down to the mill to check out those stories.
There is a slave pit under the house, with it’s entrance under the porch swing in front. Of course we know who gets locked down there all night while Zak and Nick wonder off to plan stuff - tricks on Aaron, no doubt.
No ghosts appear for cameos, the ghost box is used and sends them chasing from house to cemetery and back without any levitations, or anything else.
At one point, I thought Zak was going to get aggressive, but he seemed to remember Loretta’s admonitions in time and simmered down.
Silliness returns at the end of the show with Nick and Aaron packing up and leaving Zak alone on the front walkway, dreaming of spending the rest of his life on Loretta’s ranch.
Go to Google Maps and enter Hurricane Mills TN and you go right to The Coal Miner’s Daughter Museum. Not much else in the town. Look a bit south of the PO and you will see Anderson Cemetery. It’s on Loretta’s Ranch and her house looks to be just northeast of there.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
I love the wheel! I spin it everyday and now that there is that Bonus wheel, I get to spin it twice as much! But I could have 8 out of 12 high numbers and I will get one of the four low numbers every time. Not a problem - they are, afterall, free! All I have to do is spin that wheel.
But I notice that there are a lot of Sparkers that think the wheel is broken. I too felt that way with consistantly small numbers. Come to think of it, those small numbers on the wheel were the most consistant thing in my life!
So I think we should play golf with them. You know the object of golf is to ge the lowest score. The idea would be to "play" 18 holes, in this instance, 18 spins. Add up all the points you win on the wheel for 18 spins and then compare them to others doing the same thing. The lowest score is the winner!
What would that do? Make you feel better. At least those low scores would count for something and it could be fun, too.
So if you would like to join in the Spark Wheel Golf club, let me know and we can enjoy a few rounds of "golf" with the wheel. We could start it every 9 days and more people could join in, too.
WooHoo! Spark Wheel Golf - join now!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
I'm leader of SparkFlorida - The Official Team, Ghost Adventures Crew, Team - All Low Carbers Welcome! and Fact or Faked and it is amazing at the huddles that I see on the teams every day.
I try to jump in early, but lately, due to a schedule that is quite harried, I am getting in later in the day but it's pretty neat the things that you see on there and how many people huddle.
I belong to one team where I put in that I had started the coffee and tea and was starting breakfast and the team leader came in behind me and said she was making pancakes or something for breakfast and it's pretty much carried on from there. It's kind of fun to see who puts what on the huddle.
The interesting thing is that you get a point for the first 5 huddles you do every day. You can huddle more, but you don't get any points after the first 5. You can huddle more than once with the same team, which is interesting if you are quick and have some long sentence that won't make it onto one huddle.
You can put anything you want on a huddle, or you can pick a "generic" huddle from the list just by clicking on it. That's for the speed huddlers that just want to jump in and out real quick and be done with it.
But I always felt the huddle was a quick view of the health of the team. How many huddles are there for the day so far? If there was a lot - it told me that the team was doing well, if there was just a few it told me that the team was small or not doing so well.
But what I have learned, recently, is that there are so many team members out there that don't particiapte in the team huddle! I couldn't figure it out! Why not? I asked.
I'm a point collector. Everyday, unless I'm so tired I can't see straight, I am addicted to collecting all the points I can. I will do anything - almost - to collect the points available to me. My SparkPoints List is long and I try to max every section. I have debates with myself on how I would have divied out the points, like on the food tracker - did you know that you can get your total points by putting down breakfast and a snack, or breakfast and lunch. You don't even have to finish the food tracker for the day to get the full meal deal in the SparkPoints for Food Tracker. To me, it should be so many points for the main meals, like 2 points for breakfast, 2 for lunch, and 2 for dinner, then 1 point for a morning snack and 1 point for an afternoon snack. If you don't fill in all the meals, you don't get the points for that meal. Maybe you don't think that is fare, but I am not a good meal tracker. I usually go great right up to lunch or the afternoon snack and then fall apart at dinner.
Is this important? To me it is. I really need to keep track of the meals I eat. But I'm not good at it and the point system is not making me become better at it. I also think they should take points away from you if you eat too many calories or carbs for the day. Not being a computer geek I don't know how anyone would make a computer calculate stuff like that, but there must be a way. It just takes a smarter person in computers than I am to come up with the answer.
So, here is a plea to change, at least, the meal tracking point system. I need the incentive of the points in order to get my meal tracker out of the trash and into a useful item, because as it stands now, it isn't useful to me at all.
What do you think? Are you a point collector? Do you need help with your meal tracking?
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