Sunday, May 31, 2009

Household Tip #143


Sampson provides a gentle reminder of the importance of putting away your groceries after shopping.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Grapes technically are a fruit

I met my sister and her two kids at the outlet mall in San Marcos for a little lunch and shopping yesterday. It's a tradition that's been going on for about 12 years. While eating, I was discussing the idea of my niece and nephew coming to visit me this summer. My niece had lots of ideas on what to do, and interestingly enough most of them involved me teaching her how to cook.

Now, both kids have a very strong aversion to veggies and fruits, so I was trying to let her know gently that if she comes to visit, and we plan on cooking, that there would be more produce in the meal than meat and starches. Anyone who knows my eating habits also knows that I am crazy, crazy about spinach and use it in obscene amounts almost daily. The conversation however didn't quite go as planned.

Me: Well, if we cook anything you know what I'm going to add to every meal, right?
Niece: Yep, wine.

Hmmmm, not sure if I'll be able to live that one down.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I can leg press two line backers!


Four hundred fifty-eight pounds baby! That's right, 4-5-8. If I'm ever faced with the opportunity or obstacle of moving a couple of big guys out the way, I could do it. I only need a few minutes to set up the leg press machine, arrange for appropriate supervision and 'bam', I'm there. Granted it would only be for a couple of minutes, but I'm titillated by the idea of it because I never thought I would possess such power.

It's a lot of weight and sometimes I think my trainer Timothy may be lying about the total pounds, but on the off hand chance he's not I'm thinking today that I would like a t-shirt. It should say "I can leg press two line backers" and I believe it should be pink, with some flowers and pretty curly-q's for decoration...and maybe the photo above just for good measure. Apropos right?