Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A quick rant

I'm going to say something here that's not going to be nice so if you're easily offended please log off now.....ok don't say I didn't warn you (pls don't take this seriously)

Irene and VMA's:  why couldn't you take Jersey Shore away!!  Who in there right minds actually follows this excuse of a program?  Seriously folks, you have a show about six people that are about as useful as belly button lint but think they (the cast members) are so what's happening and relevant in the USA right now.  You have a couple a idiot guys that think they're gods gift to ladies (if you like orange glow-in-the-dark blow up dolls), a chubby short girl who can't leave her house without looking like a clown on acid and two other girls that're just there for bootie calls to whatever man that can follow them home!  Are you serious?!  How effing stupid do the people that produce this show think America is? 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Opening yourself up

Btw, opened myself up to facebook.  We'll see what happens.  For me, I guess, this is more of a diary than a blog.  Hope everyone will take it with a grain of salt.


Here's what I've been thinking about:

Going back to school to become a nurse.  I'm pretty sure I can do it.  I've worked in a medical and research lab as a certified laboratory technician.  One thing I'd like to accomplish is to dispell a few myths.

Show of hands please:

You have a family member in the hospital getting ready for surgery.  Do you believe that you can hop down to the lab and donate blood for his/her surgery?

Please let me know.

Second:  I've been thinking about working for a non for profit organization.  Just something about them appeals to me.

Third:  I don't celebrate Christmas.  For me, it's always been a very commercial holiday; therefore I've stayed in my nice and cozy Florida home for the past ten years.  But...I've been thinking about going home this year for Xmas.  What do you think?

part duex

After I managed at two hour nap after my nummy lunch from Whole Foods, I was still thinking about that store.  We'd all like to eat healthier but sometimes it's just too hard.  Some ways we can incorporate healthier foods is to eat locally produced items.  The tziki I thoroughly enjoyed was produced in Boca Raton, just  a couple of hours from me.  Yes, I could (and will in the future) make my own but knowing that you can get products locally produced helps.

Now, here my problem with eating healthier.  I DO NOT LIKE COOKED VEGETABLES!!!  I'll eat most veggies raw but I have yet to find a veggie I liked cooked--and I've tried various ways of cooking.  What do I do?

There and back

Well, I made it to Whole Foods (well, I drove past it first--it's located in a two story building, it's on the bottom and Target's on the second floor).  I must say, the place is amazing.  It's the perfect place for someone wanting to eat all organic.  Be warned though--eating organic is expensive.  You need to weigh your finances vs your preference.  If you can afford it, go for it.  Or you can be selective with what organic goods you use.  I will tell you one thing though, this is the place where you can find just about anything.  I found the garam masala I was looking for. I bought a small container of pineapple chunks to eat on the way home (that's another post--traffic in Tampa!). I also bought a cheese I didn't know was vegetarian 'till I was putting it away (and it was cheaper than what i usually buy), Naan and an absolutely fantastic tziki.  That was lunch, btw.  Na'an and tziki.  They don't go together traditionally but they did a fine job for me.  So, what's the verdict?  I say, it's worth a trip or several.  I do want to go back and invest in some of their oils.  They had an amazing selection.  So, whenever I'm close by, I'm stopping in.  It's convenient that it's on the way to Raymond Jame's Stadium ('Bucs) and the George Steinbreiner Stadium.

Since I can't sleep

I've decided to go visit the nearest Whole Foods store.  I hear about them all the time on the web but haven't been to one.  Well, let me clarify.  I was in San Antonio about 2 years ago on business and after lunch, I managed to briefly stop in one but had to get back to work, so I didn't get a chance to explore one.  I have 37,000 square feet to explore today.  I know it's pricey so I'm not going to do major shopping but I am going to familiarize myself with the store.  It's not too far away, less than 20 miles.  I let you know what I think.

didn't happen

So far my sleep still eludes me tonight...bummer.  But I found some pictures that make me realize that I've been avoiding some friends.  I don't know why but I'll reach out to them later today and hopefully reconnect.  Wish me luck (both with the friends and sleep ;) )