Monday, December 28, 2009

Houston Job Fair

Did you know about the Houston Job Fair?

If you are tired of trudging all over town to do your job search, maybe you can attend the job fair and meet the companies who are hiring face to face! The job fair will be held at the Hilton Houston, Hobby Airport from 11am-2pm Jan. 18, 2010. Registering online gives you free access to the company list and by adding your resume you get your name in front of the companies attending! If you can't make the job fair in January, there is one nearly every month of the upcoming year!

Did You Know About Finding the Perfect Box?

Did you know about finding the perfect box ?

I love the Seinfeld bit about looking for the perfect box, and when you finally find it, they put you in it! I have this thing about hanging on to the perfect box, just in case I need it. My husband finally said I had to throw away all the perfect boxes out in the garage. He asked why I had them anyway. From time to time when I sell stuff on ebay, I don't want to have to hunt around for the perfect shipping box and I certainly don't want to have to buy one! But for now, we have a clean garage...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Did You Know the Pit Helps Keep Avocado Dip Fresh?

Did you know the pit helps keep avocado dip fresh?

I love fresh guacamole. Whenever I have any left I put it in the fridge where it invariably turns brown on top. I usually stir it and finish it anyway. But yesterday I remembered to try a trick I had heard many times. I always put in lemon juice but this time I remembered to put the pit back into the dip. When I took it out of the fridge today, it was still a bright, fresh green!

Did You Know People Still Out of Work?

Did you know people still out of work?

I have known several people out of work this year. Being out of work during the holidays can bring added stress to this time of year. I know many continue the job search-from a Boston job search to an LA job search-is seems that people all over are still looking for work. Hopefully the new year will bring a change for the good for all those looking for work.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Did You Know We Are Training by Time?

Did you know we are training by time ?

In training for our triathlon, my husband got a training schedule which has us training by time instead of distance. In some ways this is almost freeing. I don't have to worry about marking out routes, figuring out mileage or counting laps. We just swim/bike/run til our time is up! The times vary and increase but so far, I think I like it!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Did You Know I Got A New Computer?

Did you know I got a new computer?

We have been talking about getting a new one all year, but just kept putting it off. So the other day my husband kicked me out of the house while he set up a birthday surprise for me. When I came home I had a new desk and iMac computer! (Then we had to finish cleaning and rearranging rooms to make everything fit right!) I also get a class to help me learn the Mac and have them transfer all the stuff from the old PC to the Mac. I don't think I need everything from the old computer on here, but at least I will be able to have my pictures and bookmarks that I like! My kids love the new Mac, especially the wireless mouse! I think I will too. It is really really nice. A bit overwhelming at first, but a pretty cool birthday present!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Did You Know Who Won the NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament?

Did you know who won the NCAA women's volleyball tournament?

In a heartbreaking loss for the University of Texas, Penn State won their third consecutive title. The Longhorns burst out with a 2-0 lead. The Lions then regrouped and came back to win the last three games. It was a hard fought win but Penn State now retains the title and has gone 102 consecutive wins!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Did You Know About NCAA Volleyball Tournament?

Did you know about the NCAA Volleyball Tournament?

The regional championships are going on this weekend, with two Texas teams playing in Omaha, NE. Texas A&M and UT are both in the finals along with Nebraska and Iowa. Practices start today and are open to the public. Friday's practices are closed. Games begin Friday evening and end on Saturday night. The winners from this tournament move on to the championship in Tampa, Fl next weekend.

Did You Know About Dominica?

Did you know about Dominica?

This small island in the Caribbean is located in the West Indies between Martinique and Guadalupe. It is becoming a prized tour destination. Some of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie was filmed in Dominica. I have been to Dominica a couple of times. I am sure that much has changed now. Dominica is not associated with the Dominican Republic-to which I've never been. (I guess if one day I do make it to the DR I can check out the punta cana hotels) Dominica is its own commonwealth and is a proud island country that is called the Nature Island of the Caribbean.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Did You Know About Exercise Burnout?

Did you know about exercise burnout?

I was talking with a lady at the gym this morning. She is a 60+ triathlete! We were talking about burnout. How we are sort of getting sick of our workouts. How it can lose the fun and we just keep drudging through them. I told her some things I do to try to break the monotony. For example, swimming 32 laps in a pool is rather dull. So I'll do things like change lanes when it's not too crowded (16 laps in one lane, 16 in another; or 11 laps in three different lanes.) Or doing different exercises. Or different routines. Or adding a new machine, like the elliptical from time to time. My husband says also that your body gets used to doing the same thing over and over and you have to do new things for "muscle confusion". He says you get better results that way. Just some ideas to keep the burnout under control.

Did You Know It's That Time of Year?

Did you know it's that time of year?

We have really been going all out on the sweets, already! I made a good pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. Two actually. They were gone quickly!! And then there was the homemade chocolate pudding pie. MMMM! and homemade whipped cream. Then there is the usual ice cream which I keep my husband supplied with. And my son's cookie dough. Hm, I guess Santa better leave us all a fat burner in our stockings!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Did You Know What My Kids Got in the Mail?

Did you know what my kids got in the mail?

My kids had a small envelope package from their grandmother last week. We did not know what it was. I guessed it was pictures as it was marked "fragile, do not bend". Well, none of us were prepared for what it really was! When my son opened it, he looked, and looked some more. Then he said it was really funny! It was the wish bones from the turkeys at Thanksgiving last week! Unfortunately, they were broken in shipping. The kids tried to pull one apart from the very top, but there just was not enough left to grab on to. It was a fun idea and we were definitely surprised!!

Did You Know the Top Gifts?

Did you know the top gifts?

What are some of the top gifts this holiday season? Of course I would imagine they are things like iPods, LCD HDTVs, new cars are always hot, any kind of electronic. I heard on the news that one of the top things for kids is the Zhu Zhu pets hamsters. wow! it reminds me of when Furbie was hot. My niece wanted one of those. As for the fake hamsters, well, maybe they are better than having real ones around!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Did You Know About the Pink Glove Dance?

Did you know about the pink glove dance?

I was sent this fun video to promote breast cancer awareness. I bet it was a lot of fun to shoot this video! I like the way it is put together and how workers in every part of the hospital are involved. I just wonder how many pink gloves got used for this?!

Did You Know About Credit Card Changes?

Did you know about credit card changes?

It may be old news but most of us have heard by now about the credit card changes coming in February. Just another step in government regulation. I don't like to use credit cards. We do have one in the fire safe for an emergency. Otherwise we don't use them. As for the coming changes, I don't know enough about them to know whether or not I could accept credit card changes. I am sure there are many that should have already been in place. I think that college kids should not be the target of credit card marketing. And I am certainly against any penalty or fee against those who pay their bill in full each month. I don't like the government regulation. I think folks should be smarter in using credit. And if they get in trouble with it, they should pay the consequence, even if it takes 7-10 years to clear it.