Sunday, November 20, 2011

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Charging on the Go!

For anyone in need of extra power, the switchBACK surge provides an innovative solution to the dreaded ‘low battery’ warning. Keep your iPhone 4 charged and protected with this combination backup battery and kickstand case. The integrated micro USB port even allows you to charge and sync your iPhone 4 while in use. 

The internal lithium-ion battery offers up to 80% charge on a dead iPhone 4.

Additional time added to your iPhone 4
Standby: Up to 275 hours
Talk: Up to 6 hours on 3G/ up to 12 hours on 2G
Internet: Up to 5 hours on 3G/ up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi
Audio: Up to 36 hours
Video: Up to 9 hours 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chaos Theory of Love

It turns out there are few things that are more chaotic than that of a human heart. Speeding up, slowing down, pretty face, flight of stairs, it’s always changing no matter what happens. It’s an erratic son of a bitch . But underneath all that bump to bump mess, there is in fact, a pattern, the truth. And it’s love. Most important thing about love is we choose to give it. And we choose to receive it, making it the least random act in the entire universe. It transcends blood, it transcends betrayal, and all that dirt that makes us human. If you can figure that out, Jake’s got nothing on you.
~Daniel Taplitz

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

"These little victories are making me happy!" said Phil.  He weighs around 340lbs and he's been on a juice diet for about 10 days.  For him, a small victory was losing 17lbs and sharing his new juice diet to a neighbor on the 4th of July.  He's a truck driver, has health issues and meets an Australian that changes his life.  Only about 15 minutes into watching this movie, I was so motivated and reinvested in my nutrition that I got off the couch, grabbed my purse and drove to Costco to buy a juicer!

Thankfully, Costco didn't let me down.  The juicer was large enough for a whole apple but small enough not to need it's own zip code in my kitchen.  With the new Jack LaLanne Juicer nicely packed in the front seat of my truck, I opened the box to flip through the recipe book and jotted down my grocery list.  Normally I get all of my groceries from Whole Foods but since I was ONLY getting vegetables this time, I decided to stay close to home and headed to Grand Mart.  There are so many selections there and I believe their produce is mostly local.  My grocery list:

  • 5 apples
  • 5 lemons
  • 2 limes
  • 3 oranges
  • 1 cucumber
  • strawberries
  • raspberries (sadly none there today)
  • celery
  • lettuce
  • ginger
  • carrot 
  • mint
The two recipes I chose for today were Orangeberry, a Digestive Jump Start juice for dinner and Clear Shock, a Cucumber Spa Cocktail for lunch tomorrow.  I made both including cleaning in about 30 minutes and even cleaned off a new spot for it on the counter.  Spinach salad with tomatoes, goat cheese, cranberries, pine nuts, cashews and blueberry dressing was my dinner and Orangeberry was my dessert as I watched the rest of "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" on Netflix.  

The juicing process was actually much easier than I thought and I was surprised to see how much of the fruity flesh was left after the juice was extracted.  There was a little bit of cleanup but I was able to dump the pulp in my compost pile and stick to my goal of simple and green in my house.

There are a few things I'm trying to achieve this year.  Maintain a healthy weight through changing my diet (specifically pescatarian), creating more space in my house and living more simply by getting rid of things that I don't need and spending more time active by joining clubs and groups like meetup and traveling around the world.  Today I'm kicking off my 10 day veggie/fruit fasting and then I'll try fasting with only vegetable and fruit juices at least one meal a day.  My little victories will make me happy too!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Lead singers in my Library

At some point in everyone's life, they've had a thing for a lead singer in their favorite band.  You daydream about what it would be like to meet them, what you'd talk about, what your opening line would be and what it would be like to date them.  Ok, maybe that was just my little dream but it still makes me wonder if I'm going to be that little grandma lady still going to concerts in my nineties and finally getting a backstage pass but it's because they can't believe I'm still standing instead of because I think the lead singer is hot. But on to my main reason for writing today.

Do bands realize how honored they should feel to know you own their album in your vast library of entertainers?  Do they ever think about what other music their fans listen to and how out of millions of songs, you picked their songs to share shelf space or disc space or ear space or heart space or tear space in your life?