Saturday, November 29, 2008

Marketing 101

EL: You went to Red Star, what did you eat?

R: The California Wrap, not sure if it was new, but it had hummus on it and was mad tasty.

BL: Hummus just better than dirt.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Staying Classy in the Hill

BL: Once I am done with school, I refuse to learn anything new for the next 5 years. Actually, I am going to unlearn things.

R: You can kill some brain cells and drop knowledge.

BL: Drop knowledge, sweet; is that like taking a dump?

R: Exactly, every time you poop you lose brain cells, so you are dropping knowledge.

Now we have another euphemism for defecation; dropping knowledge.

Usage Suggestions:

At the pool, I ingested so much water that I barely made it to the locker room to dropping knowledge.

I ate lunch at Chichillifridigans today and I dropped knowledge all afternoon.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Biggest Loser: Brewers Hill

The husband and I are treating ourselves to a little Thanksgiving getaway. It is becoming a bit of a tradition with us. We were married 2 years ago in St. Thomas and then we honeymooned Thanksgiving week in St. John. Last year, we splurged and went back to St. John Thanksgiving week to celebrate our first anniversary. The second anniversary is this Monday and once again to congratulate ourselves for staying married, we decided a vacation was in order. Unfortunately, the Virgin Islands were a bit too pricey this year, so we settled for a trip to Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera, in Mexico. Anyway, getting back to the point of this post, the husband challenged me to a weight lose competition. We have done this type of competition in the past to help keep us motivated with our work-outs and eating healthy. The deal is we both had 5 weeks to drop 5 pounds. If you reach your goal of 5 pounds then you win X amount of money, if we both lose the 5 pounds it is a wash. There was also a cash bonus for the person who loses the most weight. I accepted the challenge and booked myself 5 sessions with the personal trainer at my gym. The husband retaliated by turning our treadmill into a workstation, so when he works from home he can walk instead of sitting on the couch.

There is still one more week left in the challenge and I am currently down 5 pounds and the husband is down 4.5. Looks like we are both going to be winners and look dead sexy on the beach.

Friday, November 14, 2008

I’ve Been Tagged!

I’ve been tagged by Lauren at athlEAT. I don’t want to be a party-pooper, so I will play, but I’ll leave the continuation of tagging up to anyone else who wants to participate!

Rules of tagging:

  • Link the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
  • Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.
  • Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links.
  • Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
  1. I was born in New Jersey, Exit 8 off the turnpike and I am darn proud to be a Yankee (you will understand if you have spent any time living in the South).
  2. I have a BS in Marine Science and a MS in Fisheries and Aquaculture. I currently work in finance.
  3. I spent a month in Russia when I was in college. The majority of the trip was spent in Siberia and I would love to go back.
  4. I use to dye my hair purple and pink in high school, wish I still could.
  5. I have only done one keg stand in my life and it was only 3 years ago at a Superbowl party.
  6. I have 2 nephews and both are named Alexander, one goes by Alex and the other is Lex.
  7. I am a right-handed, but I play guitar left-handed.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Cat Food

This morning I grabbed some Larabars and threw them in my bag. I then proceeded to pack the rest of my lunch, when I heard some strange noises coming from the direction of my bag. Upon further inspection I found Miss Minerva Jones had pulled one of the lemon bars from my bag and was attempting to chew through the wrapper. Minerva is a notorious food thief, but it always cracks me up to catch her in the act.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

(Insert witty blog title here) or just go vote

I want to encourage everyone to get out and vote today. Yes, the lines may be long, but this is history in the making. Plus, if history and encouragement don’t do it for you there is a ton of free stuff being given to voters today. With your “I Voted” sticker you can get a red-white-and-blue-sprinkled doughnut from Krispy Kreme, a Tall coffee at Starbucks, a chicken sandwich at Chick-Fil-A, and a scoop of ice cream from your local Ben & Jerry’s.

Here in Baltimore, many bars and restaurants are having Election Day specials. Todd Conner’s in Fells Point is offering a complimentary beer or soda. In Federal Hill, Don't Know and No Idea are offering a 2-fer-1 for your first round and the Pickled Parrot in Canton is buying the second round for anyone who votes. Here is a link to the Dining at Large blog on the Baltimore Sun website for a list of “Top 10 Places to Celebrate Your Candidate's Victory”.