Tuesday, March 26, 2013
So many fantastic things are going on and it's not fair that we can't do them all, but it is great when we try to put in a little effort to do so. Hopefully you all turned out your lights for Earth Hour last Saturday and showed some support for World Water Day. If you didn't, don't worry you still can. http://www.unwater.org/water-cooperation-2013/home/en/ That's the info for World Water Day and Earth Hour is easy, just turn your lights off and everything that runs on electricity for an hour. Play hide and go seek for an hour you may enjoy it.
Now for something I forgot to share with you last week.
Oh my goodness are they good. I'm still not eating candy, I have a few more days to go, so I've been seeking out every flavour of marshmallow that I can find. These are so good, not a huge key lime taste, but it's just enough. These go really well with the caramel flavoured ones I showed you before. The chocolate mint flavoured ones are pretty great too.
Next is a recipe that my friend Shylah shared on her Facebook page.
Cheesecake Crescent Rolls
2 cans of Pillsbury Crescent rolls
2 (8oz each) package cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup butter, melted
Unroll and spread 1 of the cans of crescent rolls on the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish (or 8 x 8 if you want to cut the recipe in half). Combine softened cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, and vanilla. Spread over crescent roll layer. Unroll and layer remaining crescent rolls over cream cheese layer. Melt your butter and spread over top of crescent rolls. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon and sugar.
Bake for 20-30 minutes in 350 degree oven until bubbly and slightly browned. Drizzle with a little honey if you like. Let cool a bit, slice and eat.
I forgot to take pictures of the whole process, but it's pretty self explanatory.
I was excited that this suggested to brush on egg white because I wanted to try the plastic bottle to suck up the egg yolk trick. Unfortunately in my attempt to be as eco-friendly as possible I have zero plastic water bottles in the house. I'll just have to take people's word for it that it works.
It tasted really good, but in the future I think I'd cut the recipe in half and take out 4oz. of the cream cheese and replace it with 4 oz. of lemon curd or any flavour jam.
http://artofrussellpatterson.blogspot.com/ Don't look if you're worried about being judged for looking. Which brings up a topic I would normally put at the Pissed Off blog, but it fits well here. So the site Boing Boing had a link and a video to an artists' work and it caused an uproar. The title clearly states NSFW, which means not safe for work. http://boingboing.net/2013/03/22/human-bodies-mercilessly-jiggl.html Still it got some people's britches in a bunch because they opened the page in front of co-workers. *GASP* It clearly states that it's not safe to look at in the workplace. Which brings me to my point. If you're actually working should you be trolling the internet looking at posts that aren't safe for work? Shouldn't you be working?
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Did anyone get the new Jimi Hendrix album that came out last week? Good stuff Maynerd, go check it out if you didn't.Last week was a busy week and most of it was a blur. I blame the Saturday night out with friends and the following day being St. Patrick's Day. I did manage to get a lot done and I'll fill you in on the stuff that I can remember.
First up, I donated a box full books to a store in town. The store takes donations and whatever money they make selling those items goes back to the no kill pet shelter. So people can buy other people's stuff and the dogs and cats live to see another day, it's a win win! So after I dropped off my donation I headed down the street in search of a typewriter. I've been looking for one for a long time and all but gave up on it. I first stopped into a store that specializes in printing and they used to sell typewriters and all of the accessories. Now they still run a printing business, but they're mostly modern technology now, so they didn't have any. I stopped into the antique store next door and walked out with more books and no typewriter. I went to a store that the woman in the printing business recommended and still no dice. As I headed home I thought about one other place and low and behold...
Also, what the hell do they put on apples that preserves them for a whole week?
here if you'd like.
Normally I'd leave you with the daily doodle, but I want to leave you with a reminder that this Friday, March 22 is World Water Day. Here's a link to some information about it. http://www.unwater.org/water-cooperation-2013/home/en/
The one thing that most people take for granted is that we have access to clean drinking water at all times. Can you imagine if you didn't?
Here's a video from World Water Day 2011 that may help you understand what I'm talking about.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Everyone needs a little pick me up after Daylight Savings Time has been messing with our energy. What is Daylight Savings Time supposed to accomplish? Anyone have an intelligent answer for that question?
No matter, we must carry on so let's get to it.
First up I wanted to share this with you, I think it's so cool and the possibilities of having this could save so many lives around the world.
http://kimberlysnyder.net/blog/ggs/ This is called "the glowing green smoothie" and I was VERY afraid of it. This is only day two of drinking it and I must admit that it doesn't taste that bad. I'll have to get back to you on the benefits of it.
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/effects-of-taking-too-many-vitamins Just remember, everything in moderation.
I started by drinking 10oz of this drink and it's not enough to keep me from being hungry, but I'll build up to more as I go.
This is the book for this week and it's just kind of meh. It said "Read This Before You Die" so I thought I had better do it. It was only a dollar for the Kindle and it's only worth about a dollar. The layout of the book is poor, but the content is alright. The first book is by Anne Bronte and it goes on and on and on. It's also misleading as it says there's a chapter one but when you choose chapter one it goes straight to chapter two. I'm not sure if I missed a whole chapter or if it's just set up that way. Either way, for a dollar you can read several classics, if you want to.
Finally, it's time for the daily doodle. Try to not let Daylight Savings Time get you down. Go out and enjoy your day. Try something new and when you're snacking on delicious candy think of me and all of the other kids who don't get candy.