Friday, July 30, 2010

Did You Know About Mat Pilates?

Did you know about mat pilates?

I have tried pilates with the machine before, and really liked it. But I have gone to two mat pilates classes in the last couple of weeks. I really like these! What a total body workout! And since I am not fully released for all exercises, the teachers have been great to modify movements for me so that I can still get a workout even if I can't do a particular move. I sure am weak, particularly in the legs, but I am glad to be able to find some exercises I can do for them in modification.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Did You Know About Trapizza?

Did you know Trapizza?

This novel eatery located in Sentosa, Singapore apparently offers something extraordinary with its fare of pizza and pasta. I hear that you can use the on site trapeze to perform either gymnastics or acrobatics moves!

Did You Know About Metal Buildings?

Did you know about steel and metal buildings?

Metal buildings have always been a useful place on many people's properties. I have seen metal buildings used for garages, storage sheds, and workshops.They can be used to store and protect livestock, hay, grain and heavy machinery. One of my friend's grandparents even used a metal building as their house for a while!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Did You Know About Comparing Your Writing Style?

Did you know about comparing your writing style?

I found a site that compares your writing style to famous authors. When I first submitted posts from this blog, I was told that I write like Bram Stoker. I saved the badge in a word document, but somehow cannot access it now. So with today's submissions I was told I write like Raymond Chandler, Margaret Atwood and Stephen King. Because Stephen King came up with another blog's submission, I will post it here. Between him and Bram Stoker, I guess my blogs are a bit scary!

I write like
Stephen King

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Did You Know About Our Old TV?

Did you know about our old tv?

We have chosen to still fight our old tv. This is only the second television we've had in 23 years! When we turn it on, we have to bang on it just right for the picture to come in. After a little while, when it's warmed up, it works fine. When we leave, we have gotten into the habit of leaving it on, just so we don't have to fight it when we come back! I know, in this day and age of new state of the art Samsung HDTVs, we are still fighting our old television….!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Did You Know the Best Oven Cleaner?

Did you know the best oven cleaner?

Last weekend I finally gave my oven a deep cleaning. It was in great need, as I had burnt on some stuff and then some foil I had used to broil on caught fire and left the whole oven a black mess. I started with some baking soda and vinegar. This worked ok, especially on the stuff that was not caked on. But before I finished I really wanted to get the oven clean. I decided to try some pot cleaner I have left from my Saladmaster pots and pans. This stuff worked amazingly! It got the entire oven clean, included the baked on grease! That oven has never been so clean since we moved in here!

Did You Know About Great Give-Aways?

Did you know great give-aways?

When we go to any kind of carnival or community event, I love collecting those free little promotional items. And it's great for the companies involved too. It is a cheap way for them to get some advertisement (and it seems like a good deal for the amount they get.) Even if they give away lots of these items, their name is in everyone's hands. It seems like a win-win situation for the consumer and the companies too.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Did You Know to Put Your Goggles Under Your Swim Cap?

Did you know to put your goggles under your swim cap?

My friend told me this and I had read that a lot of triathletes prefer this. They say it keeps the goggles in place and if you get kicked then the goggles will be less likely to come off if they are under your swim cap. I tried it the other day, in the pool. I found that with the goggles under my cap, I had less (no) leaking and that they stayed in place. I was also able to keep them looser, which was much more comfortable. I will be trying this method again to see how it works consistently.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Did You Know a Healthy Hamburger Recipe?

Did you know a healthy hamburger recipe?

I found this delicious sounding hamburger recipe yesterday. I have not tried it but it sounds so delicious and nutritious!

1 pound hamburger
1 egg
1/2 cup oatmeal
chopped spinach
2 T grated cheese

Mix ingredients and make into four patties. Cook 6-8 minutes on each side. Serve on whole wheat buns. YUM!

Did You Know About the Catabolic Diet?

Did you know about the catabolic diet?

I have never tried it but my husband has. He was talking about it again last night. He really likes the plan and the way it makes him feel. The diet consists of foods that take more calories to digest than they put in. For example, eating a catabolic food may only provide 25 calories and yet take 100 calories to digest. This gives you a deficit in your stored fat deposit. My husband says he doesn't feel hungry while eating on this plan and it works better than any fat burner pills or even "starving" yourself!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Did You Know About Paperback Exchange?

Did you know about paperback exchange?

I have seen book shelves in our library marked "Paperback Exchange". I was really not sure what it meant exactly, except for the actual meaning of the words. And it does indeed mean just that. You can take what books you like and bring them back when you like. Or you can replace them with others in exchange for the ones you take. This is a pretty cool exchange the library has set up!

Did You Know It's Hurricane Season?

Did you know it's hurricane season?

Hurricane season runs June-November, so it's well under way. Surprisingly there has only been one storm in the Gulf so far. They say we are do for another bad one this year. I know that has folks scrambling around to make sure all their homeowners insurance is in place. It's at least a little peace of mind.