Y to the OGA
Namaste. Savasana. Pranayama. Gibberish, right? Yes. Unless you’re a Yogi. Which I think I have become. First things first, it’s (apparently) a known fact that exercise positively contributes to your overall health and wellness. Well, I don’t like to exercise. There was a time where I took up running, and there was also a time where I purchased a Jazzercise DVD and did it...
How wonderful is it that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to...– Anne Frank
If this doesn’t make you love your job (and love Mondays in particular), I don’t know what will.
The Hunger Games: a review
As a general rule I don’t see movies where I’ve read the book. I’m pretty sure that rule originated after I saw Message in a Bottle in 1999, and was only further confirmed with the first Twilight movie. Don’t even talk to me. Against my grain, I went to see The Hunger Games. I am actually glad I did. I thought the most important facets of the books transferred over,...
If that's the worst thing you ever do
While I was growing up, my mother (Paula - the world’s most amazing mom) always said “If that’s the worst thing you ever do, then I did a pretty good job.” It got me thinking about all the silly/crazy/illegal/stupid things I did growing up that warranted this comment. As a mother now myself, I am half-grateful and half-astounded that she reacted this way to the following...
Leap Day is a magical extra day. And if you’re lucky, Leap Day William visits you.
It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it....– Jimmy Dugan, A League of Their Own
Oscar highlights according to Krista
Best line: “Enjoy yourselves. Because nothing can take the sting out of the world’s problems than watching millionaires present each other with golden statues.” Best presenter: Emma Stone Runner-up for Best Presenter(s): Will Ferrell & Zach Galafanakis Most uncomfortable moment: Angelina’s right leg reveal Coolest mid-show entertainment: Cirque du soleil
The best banana bread ever
This is the best banana bread recipe I have come across…and trust me because I’ve made dozens of versions. Ingredients: 1/3 cup applesauce (or shortening, but the applesauce makes the bread so moist!) 1/3 cup milk 1 egg, well beaten 3 ripe bananas, mashed 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 cup sugar 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp clover 1/4 tsp nutmeg Cream...