Panic over the fact that I am the griller. And, although I usually resist in daily life, I LOVE beef hot dogs. (with mustard and sauerkraut) So, once again, it's about moderation. I'll be barbecuing hamburgers and hot dogs. (and then veggies) ... Read more
RIP Gregg Allman
Another talent has departed. Will be missed.... Read more
The "Let's Pretend" Calorie Game
I have to admit that I was completely taken by surprise when I finally looked at the package after "munching" on cashews. I mean, c'mon. How can nine little nuts equal 178 calories? And 133 of those calories from fat? Are you kidding me?
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WHOSE NOSE IS THAT IN THE MIRROR?
Ever since learning that our ears and nose continues to grow throughout our lives, I have watched my nose gradually change. Not that it's a constant source of attention (smiling), but sometimes I look in the mirror and see a very different nos... Read more
Italy Is Giving Away 100 Free Castles
Ever since watching the film "Under the Tuscan Sun" many years ago, I've had a romanticized view of buying something in Italy and transforming it to live in. So when I recently read that Italy is giving away these small castles, I just had to r... Read more
Laziness, Shampoo, Watermelon
I have been recently hit by a strong wave of exercise laziness which is very unusual for me. I haven't succumbed to it - yet - and am fighting like crazy and continuing to keep moving. I intend to win until this wave passes. It's way too easy... Read more
Watching Space Station Repairs in Real Time this Morning
I've been tuning in periodically to watch the repairs on the space station, and it always boggles my mind that I am watching what is so far out in space right here on earth. I forgot the female astronaut's name, but she is the oldest woman who'... Read more
Wearing Out RunningShoes So Fast
I have tried a variety of shoes over the years, and they only last about six months. All I do is walk in them. A lot. I guess that's why. But I wonder if there are any brands built to last. Any suggestions?
Wishing all a fun day.... Read more
Study on Mens Underwear
I heard this on the radio the other day and wondered how in the world they can collect data on this. According to this study, men often have holes in their underwear because they wear them for an average of seven years. Can that be true? They... Read more
"We Miss You" - Message from my Dr. Office
Throughout my time on SP, I've blogged about the main reason I am on this site. That is to boost my immune system through healthier choices. This morning I turned my computer on to find this email from my doctor's office -
"We miss you. ... Read more
Casino Win, Motherhood, Misc.
I'm having a wonderful Mother's Day. Although I've lost two kids, I have a wonderful son who is also a wonderful friend. I've gotten over the gnawing sadness of tragedy, both for my losses, and my own mother lifelong saga.
Last night, my ... Read more
Goodbye Bubblebaths, Throwing the Scale Out, and Other Misc.
At the beginning of the year, I had what I thought was a rare (for me) yeast infection. However, after doing all of the "right" things to get rid of it, and it stubbornly persisted, I started to eliminate the variables in the equation. Turns o... Read more
"Comparison is the Thief of Joy"
I heard someone repeat this famous quote (not sure who originally said it) while talking about how social media has made people become more and more apt to compare their life against those who are perceived to be more happy, thinner, wealthier, ... Read more
Fruit Sugar - My New Sugar Dilemma
I've been off sugar for about two months now. However, here come cherries and watermelon in the stores. In abundance. And I am "addicted" to both. I'm trying to research whether fruit sugar is horrible for me. Or does it mean the end of my ... Read more
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The Funniest Fruit I've Ever Seen
Yesterday I drove past an Asian market; at first I thought, "wow, those are really big watermelons." And then I almost came to a stop and did a double and triple take. They were huge and green like watermelons, but covered in nodule-like thin... Read more