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Busy Day - Keebler Goodness Award aka "Good Cookie Award"

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

NetApp ‏@NetApp

NetApp employee Joe Beadles is one of three nationwide to receive Ernie Keebler Goodness Award today! http://nt-ap.com/OBLEMS via @kansasdotcom

Jennifer Lynn Keller ‏@JenniferLKeller

Tune into KSCW at 8a to hear about @redcrossbloodcp drive at East Kellogg Walmart, 1-4 today celebrating new Ernie #Keebler Goodness Award.


http://www.kansas.com/2012/07/16/2409613
/netapp-employee-to-be-recognized.html

Started this yesterday (like 25 minutes ago..). I'll have to upload photos later, but it's been a long day. I (had my thoughts derailed listening to my son and husband griping about going to bed...)...

  
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LESLIELENORE 7/17/2012 9:30AM

    Have you gotten your first cookies yet?

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LNSYLVSDOGS 7/17/2012 9:14AM

    Your title sparked my interest b/c an old friend of mine who has a new hobby & cookie business has won her first award for the best 4th of July cookie. Of course, all her decorated cookies look like the best to me! I love them and know I wouldn't have the patience to make something that intricate.

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NANCYRUBIO 7/17/2012 2:09AM

    Thanks for the post, didn't understand though~~

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MSDRPEPPER says: My DH won an award - film 8:10am TV12 Monday 7/16

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The above is basically what I used to huddle with, with some minor tweaks for non-local SP groups.

Then I changed my status update to say:
MSDRPEPPER is happy that My DH won the first ever "Good Cookie Award" from Keebler, for top volunteer at American Red Cross. Film coming up at 8:10 AM on KWCH - TV 12 Monday 7/16.

Back story: a year or more ago, the American Red Cross basically discontinued providing a lot of the food snacks used to refresh donors of whole blood (I'm not sure what they do with pheresis donors - been 15-20 years since I last did that.).

At some point after this decision (due to ARC budget cuts) Keebler entered a partnership with ARC to provide snacks for their donors.


www.redcrossblood.org/keebler

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Hmmm Keebler isnt saying "Nada" on their news... www.keebler.com/WhatsNew.aspx

So anyway, he's already got the T-shirt... But the actual award is to be made on teewee Monday morning. Guess I'll go to the station with him. It'll be crack-of-dawn-thirty-early... Doubtless there will be Keebler snacks for me to try to avoid.

It's a nice honor, and we're told they plan to make this an annual award, honoring Red Cross donors or other volunteers.

And apparently - we'll get free Keebler Cookies for a year!!!

ERRRRRK!

Did I mention that they are wonderfully addictive and at least two of the cookie models contain my arch enemy, High Fructose Corn Syrup??
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I think we will be sharing these cookies with many others... Hopefully not enabling the recipients or torpedoing their weight loss efforts...
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So... Thats about what I can think of now.

Oh yes, later in the day he is to record some sort of promo for a local radio station B98-FM in Wichita and hang out at the blood drive out at the E Kellogg Walmart (east of Greenwich Road). In. The. Heat. 12 - 3 pm! Be there or be somewhere else in air-conditioned comfort.

Oh and in other news, its my understanding that for awhile this summer, not remembering the cut-off date, but younger donors 16-21 years of age can be entered in a drawing for a scholarship - I'm wanting to say $5,000.00 but not for sure. Need to look at the ARC Website. Rules have changed, so kids 16 and older can donate blood with parental permission (probably also legal guardian?), and maybe also same minimum weight (used to be 110 pounds?). So many adults don't qualify due to health issues, medications they are on, travel overseas, etc. and perhaps some of the needs can be met by younger teens and adults donating.

Okay!

8:10 am Monday morning on Channel 12 - KWCH (CBS affiliate, and who knows if this gets picked up on the national feed?).

"We Thank You For Your Support!"
(ooooops wrong commercial!)

  
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PHEBESS 7/17/2012 9:31AM

    That's wonderful!!!!! Congrats to your DH!!!!!

And you could always donate the cookies to a school, senior center, back to the Red Cross for their volunteers as well as the donors, to the police, firefighters, even your local crisis line volunteers, if you have a place like that.

My brother and I once baked cookies and took them to the cops on New Year's Eve, because they were volunteering to drive drunk people home after midnight. The cops were SO appreciative!

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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 7/15/2012 11:00AM

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LESLIELENORE 7/15/2012 10:56AM

    emoticonI used to give blood every time I could, but now I can't for medical reasons. It is an important thing to do if you can. (A year's worth of free cookies! Erk!!)

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LINDA! 7/15/2012 12:05AM

    Congrats to your DH!!

Comment edited on: 7/15/2012 12:06:27 AM

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Did Mozart Die From Eating Pork?

Monday, July 09, 2012

And here I was, wondering when Pigs Will Fly... guess that is the viruses which fly, from pig to humans - article states the CDC reports over 100new viruses come to USA via pork coming in from China! Eewwww!

I already had my opinions about not eating pork but reading this article pretty much seals the deal for me.

www.draxe.com/why-you-should-avoid-p
ork/


Was really bummed about Mozart, though...

  
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MJ7DM33 7/10/2012 9:13PM

  Thank-You very much for sharing!!!

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EWEINHISPASTURE 7/10/2012 4:52PM

    very interesting! thanks for posting ...gotta show this one to DS & DH both of whom love pork and ham


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GAYLLYNNE 7/10/2012 3:14PM

    I haven't eaten red meat for 25 years. When I see these things it just makes me happy that I am on the road I've chosen.

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LESLIELENORE 7/9/2012 11:36PM

    I tend to eat locally raised and butchered pork if I am going to eat it, but I prefer chicken anyway, so I don't eat much pork anyway. Poor Mozart!

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Moringa Oleifera - Miracle Tree

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Interesting captioned video on Youtube about the moringa oleifera

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cq7xwy8MF0

Jumped/"ran" 20 minutes yesterday afternoon using the Wii Fit Plus "free Run" program - and kind of on my own did the run/walk thing (didn't have a watch on and got distracted not paying to the on screen timer...)... but did it on my rebounder. Was surprised I basically lasted all 20 minutes running in place on the rebounder (less tiring than on the street). But tonight... I conked out and then woke up 20 minutes later, as if I'd merely had a nap!! Came downstairs to eat a bowl of greek yogurt mixed with beef gelatin and some Bragg's liquid Aminos so maybe the aching in my legs will settle down...

*yawn" 1:15 am, need to get some sleep as the Blood Drive is tomorrow 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at 37th & Rock Road... come by and walk in for blood donation (if you haven't already done so in the previous 52 days or however long it has to be, between whole blood donations.).

*yawnnnn*

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(June 28)
www.treesforlife.org/our-work/our-in
itiatives/moringa

www.treesforlife.org/our-work/our-in
itiatives/moringa/names-of-moringa


Later....
I keep forgetting to mention this... but you know how we have all these ads on SparkPeople for the Acacia videos - the samples we can see (Qi Chong, Pilates etc), the discount for their purchases?? Remember the green tree icon they use for their logo? The name "Acacia" is the Spanish language name for the same type of tree, the Moringa Oleifora. Check out the weblink above, under "Costa Rica" "Cuba" (evidently it is known by other Spanish language names in the other countries).

Another website with a somewhat clearer photo of the tree - although it's not been as carefully pruned as how I've seen it in places like DisneyWorld's "Tomorrowland"
www.fondationensemble.org/fichestech
/FT_MORINGA_gb_WEB.pdf

but at the bottom of the page, it also mentions other names being "Acacia Blanc" (and I believe "Blanc" means White?

  
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JULESJ1OK 6/28/2012 3:44AM

    Wow that was an interesting video on Moringa, I'll have to check to see if it is available in our area. I have been learning all I can about holistic and alternative medicine for the illness I live with and I am considering taking Pharmacology to learn all that I possibly can. I have a friend who lives in Enid, Oklahoma who used to harvest herbs and barks from the area for a Pharmaceutical company who is now retired but he may have heard of Moringa. I would love to get a seedling...the climate seems pretty close to ours so growing it might be possible. Thank you for sharing.

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JILLYBEAN25 6/28/2012 3:34AM

    That video was very interesting. I'd never heard of that tree before.

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Saturday Night 6.23.2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

After sundown, we went to the free movie in the park (which is hosted once a month by our community - no advertising outside the area, so shhhhh keep it on the down-lo!!)...

The City Dudes never thought about the 1 in 10 of any given population who have any amount of hearing loss - from mild to severe, and didn't bring a remote so they could toggle the captioning on the player. So, oh well, I tried to follow but the movie is an animated thing, not all cartoony, but enough that I couldn't lipread. Of course I was up close to screen so then I very well couldn't just amuse myself checking out all my Sparkling Blogs and articles and all of that, because my phone screen would be too distracting to everyone behind me.

Grrr husband yapping about movie. Anyway time is about to run out before the midnight hour. So anyway. I skipped out on the movie and walk ran home as part of my rookie pookie running program. Didn't have my timer walk and I'd already eaten two small bags of free greasy popcorn, so that kinda messed up my run. It was just under 20 minutes but I wasn't as familiar with that route (I rarely go to that park from my house.). Plus I needed the loo, I had two shirts on (both heavy cotton), it was humid, but thankfully a bit gusty and after dark so it wasn't too hot! I broke a sweat though, killing off some cells!

Woo hoo!

I'm gonna send this now, and edit as needed after midnight...

Julia

  
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JANNEPERRY 6/24/2012 5:23PM

    You're right about it being a well kept secret as I probably only live a couple of miles south from you and I've never heard about it!

Good for you starting your running program. The walk/run combo is a great safe way for most people to start out. Have fun! emoticon emoticon

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AWOOD1973 6/24/2012 4:12PM

    Good for you!! I have never been to the free movie night. We had plans last night, or we might've checked it out! :)

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JESSIKA_56 6/24/2012 9:41AM

    Sounds fun! What was the movie?

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