fancy one of these?

fancy one of these?

When I get back from the gym, you’ll find one of these sticking out of my mouth like a pacifier as I unpack my gym gear and chuck my socks in the washing machine.

red bean popsicle

Yeah, best sugar fix ever, not that they’re even that sweet! Still, tell me, how to lose belly fat at the rate I’m going? I’m so totally into red bean popsicles! Red beans were never classier!

pet crazy

pet crazy

Now that we have Tyson and the girls are the ones taking care of him, they seem to be very interested in doing research about pets and in particular, beagles. They’re diligently browsing through every free web directory to gather pet-related information and pictures.

We’ve also been loitering around pet shops ooh-ing and aah-ing at the pets on sale. Raine snapped a picture of this fat pug while the pet shop guy was busy sweeping the floor.

at the pet shop

At the rate the girls are going on about pets, I wonder if either of them might end up becoming a vet. Well, right now, they say they hate biology at school but who knows?

new CPR saves lives, learn it here

I’m completely amazed at the recent news stories about people who have suffered cardiac arrest, died and then were brought back to life. There apparently are an increasing number of cases like these and it’s just fantastic news, thanks to a new CPR!

I’ve posted the news stories and video here of how to perform this new CPR and you can learn it in like 2 minutes. I hope you will take time out to watch the video. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. I’ve made my kids view this and I hope you will get your family to watch it too. In fact, I’ve posted it on my navigation bar as well so you can access it any time.

I mean, with something like this, you just never know when it could come in handy, and you could end up saving the life of a loved one. It’s definitely an invaluable 2 minutes you could spend to learn this new CPR.

abc’s of meme

abc's of meme

I’ve done it again. Twice in one week! Is that too often or is it okay, when no one’s watching, to sneak around there one more time and grab this from Sunday Stealing?

A- Advocate for: kindness to animals – feel free to donate to the ASPCA here.

B- Best Feature: that my car doors autolock when I hit a certain speed

C- Could do without: housework

D- Dreams and desires: I want that domestic robot that does housework. When’s it going to hit the market? I know they’re working on it but I think it’s still a ways from mass production.

E- Essential items: my computer and internet connection

F- Favorite past time: writing, cooking, shopping

G- Good at: planning, er is that the same as procrastinating?

H- Have never tried: belly dancing but would love to 😉

I- If I had a million dollars: I’d fly straight outta here, wheee!

J- Junkie for: exercise and blogging

K- Kindred spirit: say what?

L- Little known fact: I have a day computer and a night computer 😆 !

M- Memorable moment: lunch under a tree

N- Never again will I: er, never?

O- Occasional indulgence: yes, I much prefer San Francisco Coffee to Starbucks.

San Francisco Coffee

P- Profession: juggler… juggling kids, home, writing, teaching

Q- Quote: Don’t have kids until and unless you are ready. That way, you don’t have to keep praying for the school holidays so you can get them out of your way, or for them to be old enough to leave home. I think kids can sense these things and well, it’s not very healthy.

R- Reason to smile: my kids and Tyson

S- Sorry about: forgetting to smile sometimes

T- Things you are worrying about right now: what to cook tomorrow

U- Uninterested in: listening to folks who freely dish out unsolicited colon cleanse reviews and where they’ve been on holiday, and what’s healthy and what’s not – seriously boring!

V- Very scared of: lightning nuking my precious modem

W- Worst habits: frantically switching radio stations to find songs I like, not listen to some deejay crapping all day

Y- Yummiest dessert: tiramisu

X- X marks my ideal vacation spot: Disneyland

Z- Zodiac sign: zzzz!

magical mystery tour meme

magical mystery tour meme

Can’t remember when I last did a meme but thought it’d be interesting to do one. I confess I stole this from Sunday Stealing and removed a couple of questions to make it a nice even number.

1. Is there anybody you just wish would fall off the planet? … Yeah, a few but I’m not naming names, you know who you are.

2. How do you flush the toilet in public? … Just like everyone else, I guess. Is there a flushing manual I should know about?

3. Do you wear your seatbelt in the car? … Always and I make everyone else wear theirs too. Too many freakin’ maniacs out there!

4. Do you have a crush on someone?

Paul Walker

5. Name one thing you worry about running out of … A crucial ingredient when I’m halfway in a recipe!

6. What famous person do you (or other people) think you resemble? … Question is, which famous person resembles me!! Haha, gotcha!

7. What is your favourite pizza topping? … Pepperoni and mushrooms

8. Do you crack your knuckles? … Don’t know how, am I wierd?

9. What song do you hate the most? … Anything by Aerosmith and that Gaga woman!

10. Did just mentioning that song make it get stuck in your head? … Happily none of their ugly songs come to mind.

11. What are your super powers? … I can read people like books?

12. Peppermint or spearmint? … Spearmint.

13. Where are your car keys? … In their usual place.

14. Last song you listened to? … I Wanna, want me to bawl that for you now? I finally got the lyrics down pat.

15. What’s your most annoying habit? … I bawl in the car and sometimes dance which can be sheer horror to expressionless folks!

16. Where did you last go on vacation? … Somewhere far away, can’t quite recall, the dream was pretty blurry.

17. What is your best physical feature? … On a good day, I’d say my toned tentacles but today is clearly the wrong day to ask, I feel crappy and I look crappy.

18. What CD is closest to you right now? … My backup CD, how exciting is that!

19. What 3 things can always be found in your refrigerator? … Milk, bread and ice.

20. What superstition do you believe/practice? … Not any of that feng shui crap. Seriously you think sticking some golden frog or whatever in the southwest corner is going to get you money or kids or whatever? If feng shui worked, everyone would be rich and famous and happy and there would be no homeless folks and childless couples, simple as that. Sorry, didn’t mean to preach, today I’m Oscar, the Grouch.

21. What colour are your bed sheets? … Floral.

22. Would you rather be a fish or a bird? … Bird.

23. Last thing you broke? … My car CD player. Now I’m stuck listening to the crappy radio, bleh!

24. What are you having to eat tonight? … Cloudy with a chance of pork chops.

25. What colour shirt are you wearing? … Cream, you can tell it’s not a good day.

26. If you could be doing anything else today, what would you rather be doing? … Sitting on top of a big boulder watching the waves and feeling the sea breeze!

27. Do security cameras make you nervous? … Should they? But I like to stick my tongue out at them though, boo!!

28. Last concert you went to? … All American Rejects.

29. Favourite musician(s)/bands you’ve seen in concert? … Backstreet Boys.

30. Next concert you’re planning to attend? … All American Rejects, right, girls?

31. Do you talk to yourself? … First I mumble, then I spit, then I stick up my middle finger. Okay, now I’m gettin’ really mean!

32. Have you ever adopted or purchased a pet? … We got Tyson 3 weeks ago. Gift from a friend. Love ya, Tyson, xoxo!

the secret to toned arms

Guess what, the secret to those amazing Michelle Obama arms is out.

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The workouts are not hard but they’re pretty intensive. I tried them out 😉 and they’re certainly worth a try if you love wearing tanks as much as I do.

The thing though is that fitness gurus tell us we can’t spot reduce and that we need to do a total workout whether it’s to lose belly fat or to get those incredibly toned arms sans those telltale jiggles!

the return of the raccoon

the return of the raccoon

So here I am, the day after Blogathon 2009. Slept like a log. Woke up early. Was planning to go to the gym. Been sitting on my butt for 24 hours straight, what do you think? Had a shower. Jumped into my shorts. Looked in the mirror. Aargh!

raccoon eyes

Raccoon eyes. Supermodel swagger. Sluggish brain. Hung over. Ooh, that can’t be good!

What was it the Black Eyed Peas kept saying over and over? I got this feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night, it’s gonna be a g-good good night…

And it WAS. the. best!

Dang, we had such a blast 🙂 . Can’t wait to do it again.

We made tons of cool friends (love you guys!), pigged out in the middle of the night, giggled like crazy, milked our brains dry and generally behaved like blogging idiots.

And this morning, I woke up to a cool $30 in pledges to the ASPCA. Woo-hoo!

Feeling left out? Want your piece of good karma? There’s still time. I’m leaving the little yellow button on the top of my sidebar till Friday just in case you’re feeling like you wanna make a pledge.

I’ve done all the fun hard work, sacrificed my beauty sleep and now I look like Miss Raccoon Universe, so the rest is up to you. But I promise doing good is intoxicating and gives you an incredible high.

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