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My Failed Stovetop Pizza

Posted by terrepruitt on June 16, 2015

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose,  Nia at the San Jose Community Centers, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex City of San Jose, San Jose Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, PiYoIf you haven’t seen this and you are interested in making pizza on your stovetop in 20 minutes, I suggest you go check out the video.  It looks pretty cool.  It looks fast.  It looks easy.  It looks yummy.  It looks like you must have a pan you can vent.  It also REALLY looks like the pan should be non-stick.  I really wanted to try this because I would much rather eat pizza with dough that I make than other pizza.  But I am not really good with pizza dough.  Yes, I know it is easy, you know why?  Because people TELL me it is, not because it ACTUALLY IS.  I cannot make a pizza that is round for nothing.  I cannot make the pizza come out even/level.  One side tends to rise more than the other.  My pizza tastes good, but it pretty much always LOOKS like a reject pizza.  And then there is the dough and it so sticky and messy, so you might realize the HUGE appeal this pizza had (notice tense) to me.  I thought I had a vented lid.  I do!  I thought it would fit one of my non-stick pans.  It does not.  It thought I could make it in a pan that does not have that non-stick coating.  I am not convinced I can.  But I made a HUGE error – aside from the pan.  So I can’t say for certain (can you?) that the regular pan won’t work.  I tried this stovetop pizza and here is the result.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose,  Nia at the San Jose Community Centers, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex City of San Jose, San Jose Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, PiYoFirst of all notice the difference between my pizza dough/crust and the one in the video.  This SHOULD have been a HUGE sign to me, but it was not.  I also should NOT have been attempting this really late at night.  Since it is a 20 minute pizza I thought I could do it in 30 minutes or so.  My plan was to do it earlier, but sometimes the day just escapes me.  So I was starting this new thing for dinner at 8:30 pm.  NOT A GOOD IDEA!  So in my rush I forgot — prepare to giggle — the yeast.  Yup.  I measured it out and everything, but then I forgot to put it in the darn pan.  And of course I realized that the SECOND I put ALL of the other ingredients on the pizza.  I looked at the little bowl full of measured out yeast and —- GRRR!

I used red sauce, mushrooms, turkey sausage, and cheese for toppings.

The recipe doesn’t say medium heat but somewhere in the comments that is revealed, but I didn’t read the whole sentence!  (Eyes rolling).  It is medium heat while the vent is closed, then when you open the vents, turn it to low heat.  So I cooked it at medium the entire time and the dough would not come out of the pan.  I bet it might have, if I would have lowered the temperature.  So you obviously understand I am not saying this recipe does not work.  I am saying, “Hello, here is my complete and utter failure at attempting this recipe.”  And I should say “recipe” because I left out a key ingredient and cooked it at the wrong temperature!

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose,  Nia at the San Jose Community Centers, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex City of San Jose, San Jose Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, PiYoI am just sharing because I told a friend I would write a blog post, plus I am hoping that someone who has tried it will let me know and give me some tips.  Do you think if I use the correct temperature (medium THEN LOW) It will work in a regular pan?  One that is not non-stick?  My lid doesn’t fit any of my non-stick pans.

So, SNAP!  What does one feed herself and her hungry hubby at 9:00 pm when the planned dinner totally fails?  I made pizza rice.  Yup, sounds ridiculous and I never would have done it if I hadn’t been at a loss.

I just scraped the ingredients off of the stuck-to-the-pan-dough (a bit of dough came up with it) and put it over some leftover rice that we had.  Yup, I put a bit of dough on the rice with the sauce, mushrooms, meat, and cheese.  And that was our entrée.  It didn’t taste bad at all.  It was rice instead of dough, but it was kinda odd.  My hubby liked it.  But he loves rice.  He likes rice better than pasta.  He likes rice better than bread.  So he enjoyed the “pizza” on the rice.  I might have liked it better if it wasn’t a huge blaring symbol of my failed meal.  🙂  Also, I was afraid that I had totally ruined my pan.  But I let it soak overnight and the stuck on crust came off.

So . . . have you tried this pizza?  Can it be made in a regular (not non-stick) pan?  Are you going to try it?  Let us know how it comes out!  I will attempt this again – correctly.

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Oh We’ve Come Along Way, Baby! Yeah, Right!

Posted by terrepruitt on March 8, 2014

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The other day a friend sent me an e-mail that I should not have opened because I didn’t have time to be looking at an e-mail.  But I clicked on the link contained and the very first thing I saw made me laugh so very hard.  I sent off a quick e-mail back to her explaining my laughter and explaining that I would have to look at the rest later.  I had not sat down to look at the rest of the stuff on the link until now but the first thing I had seen keeps running through my head and making me laugh.  The subject of the e-mail was “Talk about sexist attitudes, these make me angry but that’s the way it was ‘back in the day'”.  I didn’t even read the paragraph that is included on the post until right now as I am typing this.  As I said, the first thing I saw was the first ad and it made me laugh soooooo hard.  And . . . not only did it make me laugh I had an earworm for the rest of the day AND every time I thought about the e-mail.  Yeah the tune is very catchy.

The ad on the post shows a woman in a car and the tag line is “I can’t tell which they’re whistling at . . . me or my new Chevrolet!”.  There is more blather and other information that is just too small for me to read, but it reminded me of the commercial my husband and I refer to as “Stacy’s Mom”.  There is a song playing that clearly says, “Stacy’s mom has got it goin’ on.”  What else it says I don’t know.  It is a very catchy tune.  Look at the ad yourself and tell me if the old print advertisement is not the same as the new TV commercial.

Well, what do you think?  It is clear the men in the TV commercial are participating in the dropping off of the kids from school, whereas the ones in the print ad are just standing there.  But since it is print we don’t know what they are/were doing.  But both advertisements seem pretty much the same to me.

I glanced at the rest of the ads on the link she sent me and I would bet there are ads and commercials that are pretty much the same today as they were then, but I didn’t look that close to them or give them too much thought.  I mean for Heaven’s Sake it is advertising.  The way they prey on us is by trying to make us feel inferior and telling us that we will be superior if we buy and use their product.  No matter what their product is; something we eat/drink, something we drive, something we slather on our bodies, something we wear, something we use to take something off of our bodies, no matter what they are selling us they are telling us we are not as good as we can be unless we use their product.  And sex . . . . as we all know SELLS.  So they are going to use it.  And KEEP using it, obviously – Cadillac and Chevrolet are GM products!

I mean, why is an AXE commercial any better than an ad saying a woman is nothing without a man?  Have you seen those Axe commercials?  Apparently all a man has to do to make woman swoon over him is smell good.  Yeah right, if as if THAT were the case.

Anyway . . . I just thought I would share a chuckle at the thought that we have come a long way and that advertisements and commercials from the PAST were sexist.

Oh . . .and now it is even MORE funny to me . . . because if you watch the video of “Stacy’s Mom” you will see that the commercial is even more about sex than you might have (at least more than I) originally thought!

So what do YOU think?  Do you think the commercials of today (at least this one) is that far from the ad from the past?  Share any other thoughts you have about commercials. 

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My Hero, My Valentine

Posted by terrepruitt on February 13, 2014

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. So today in the San Jose Nia Class we danced to a playlist of songs with Love in them.  Our focus was Love.  Self-love.  Love with respect and non-judgment.  We just moved and had fun.  Also, since it is Valentine’s Day tomorrow I thought I would honor my valentine by sharing with you a story of his gallantry and bravery.  This happened a very long time ago.  Before Twitter and Facebook.  It is kind of nice to have stories to be able to tell, huh?  Now-a-days things are shared pretty-much instantly so it cuts down on the story telling.  This is one of my favorites.  If we have ever met in person, you probably have already heard this.  And I really thought that I had posted it, but I cannot find it.  If this happened now there would be pictures because it really could have gone in the The Guinness Book of World Records. My hubby is my hero, even before he was my hubby.  He saved me from the biggest spider I have never seen!

When my husband and I were dating I lived in a small apartment.  The kitchen was tiny.  It was a galley style kitchen, ya know, like a narrow hallway, but it was not a hallway, there was only one in and one out.  If someone was at the stove cooking, someone else could not be at the counter preparing unless both persons stood off center.  The fridge was super small.  The stove was a four burner, but all four burners practically touched each other.  Here is where I practiced deep squats because you could not bend over and look in the lower cupboards.  There was not enough room to fold OVER, you HAD to squat.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Zumba, PiYo, Gentle YogaOne day . . . I don’t even know what I was looking for, I reached into one of the under the counter cupboards and I felt something odd.  Something hairy.  I drew my hand out with it in my hand.  Now here is where it gets kind of fuzzy.  I am not sure what I did with it.  But I do know, I stood up, I shut the cupboard and I thought that it was the biggest spider leg I had ever seen.  I decided to leave it for my boyfriend to take care of for me.  Now . . . as I mentioned . . . it was a very small kitchen.  From that cupboard in the corner to the end of the counter was probably two steps.  I can say that by the time I took the third step out of the kitchen I had forgotten about the fist sized spider in my cupboard.

Did I see it?  No.  How did I know it was fist sized?  Well, from the size of its leg . . . it was AT LEAST the size of my fist.  How did I live in my apartment knowing it was there?  Well, like I said, on my third step, I forgot about it.  I chalk that up to my survival skills because seriously, if I’d have thought of the fact that there was a HUGE spider in my cupboard, I would have not been able to live there.  My boyfriend was not coming over for a couple of days.  I HAD to forget about it and move on!

Now at the time I didn’t know my boyfriend was afraid of spiders.  I mean, really though, unless you LIKE spiders, there is going to be some wanting-to-avoid-them . . . especially if the leg is 3 inches long.  I believe it was a long time after (probably a hundred spiders later) when my husband admitted to being “icked out” by spiders.

I don’t remember if I asked him on the phone if he would help me or if he was there.  I kinda think I completely forgot until he was actually THERE.  I think we were talking and it dawned on me that there was a spider in my cupboard.  I do remember he put on a brave face.  Now remember, my kitchen was SMALL.  There was no way and no WHERE to run or move.  To get the spider he had to get down on all fours — or at least a squat — and put his head practically IN the cupboard.

Being the supportive girlfriend I was, I left the room.  (Don’t judge!  It was the biggest spider leg EVER!!!!!!!!)

Now again, I am not sure exactly what happened next.  If he reads this he might pipe in.  All I know is that he got down on the kitchen floor and attempted to rescue his absent damsel in distress.  I think he might have screamed.  Then it was followed by laughter.  Ok, I don’t remember except there eventually WAS laughter.  He was so brave and kind and gallant.  He rescued me from a petrified potato!  We were both very relieved.  And . . . he was the hero even though it was just a vegetable he saved me from.

He is still my hero.

(Happy Valentine’s Day, Love!)

What stories do you have to share? Any about your Valentine?  Any that make you laugh? 

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Ylvis Is Correct

Posted by terrepruitt on September 10, 2013

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Zumba, PiYoI know this is very far from health and fitness.  I know this is not even in the realm . . . . but it is in my head.  It is stuck.  I get songs stuck in my brain and they just play over and over.  Does that ever happen to you?  Do you get that ear worm?  Right now I have two songs stuck in my head this one (The Fox) and one that is in the Nia Routine I am current learning/”teaching” in my Monday and Wednesday morning Nia classes.  The song is Sexy from the Nia Routine Oshun.  It has no words, as this group/woman often “sings”, no words.  But the woman makes noises.  She hums, moans, groans, hisses, and vocalizes.  It is a hauntingly addicting tune and you I find myself moaning and vocalizing along with the song or just singing it out of the blue.  But I always find it odd to “sing” the non-words.  I had, at one time, a link to a video of it, but I can no longer find that.  But the The Fox is all over the internet, including in my last post.  In regards to lyrics, “The Fox” also has a lot of “non-words” but I guess that is because that is what the fox says.  Because really that is what foxes says, according to recordings made by researchers.  The recordings can be found on The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library website.

The the information regarding the one recording states it is a recording of Red Foxes in Ontario, Canada.  It can be found here:

http://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/55363/vulpes-vulpes-red-fox-canada-ontario-william-w-h-gunn

I think the voice on the recording says, “Young cross fox or black fox still in the puppy stage.”  The recording is labeled red fox, but I it really sounds like he say black fox.  I think the sound the foxes make is more comparable to the “Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!  Tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!  Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!”  Although the Wired blog post titled “What Does the Fox Say? The Viral Music Video Isn’t Totally Wrong” states it is “clearly  . . . . a low-key version of Chacha-chacha-chacha-chow”.

The recording of a female and male arctic fox sound to me like a mixture of Ylvis’ Chacha-chacha-chacha-chow and Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!   On this recording the fox noises stop at 1:18 then the researching talks about the foxes and the conditions of recording.

http://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/138274

Whereas I think the common gray fox recorded in Sierra County, California is saying “A-hee-ahee ha-hee!  A-hee-ahee ha-hee!”  That recording can be heard here:

http://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/60087

Devon Maloney, the author of the Wired Post I mentioned above, and I don’t exactly agree on what the foxes on the recordings say in connection with what Ylvis says, but I do believe we do both agree that Ylvis was onto something.  They did get “What the Fox Say” pretty darn accurate.  Hopefully my obsession with this song will be done by week’s end.  But I won’t be surprised if it resurfaces.  It is just so very funny.  Very entertaining.  I think the two that make up Ylvis are really interested in knowing what their guardian angels are saying.  They asks “what is your sound”, but I actually think they have the sounds down pretty well.  I am happy that their longing to know what the fox say has led to such hilarious entertainment.

So have you seen the video yet?  What do you think?

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I Give Up, What Does The Fox Say?

Posted by terrepruitt on September 7, 2013

This past week there was a video posted on Youtube that went viral.  And I am just giving in and posting about it, because, honestly, it is stuck in my head.  It was posted on September 3, 2013 and it has over 7.5 million views.  Wow!  It is hilarious.  It was posted on Facebook, that is where I saw it.  A fellow Nia teacher posted it.  Then several of my friends posted it.  As I mentioned, the first one I saw was a Nia Teacher , she was daring other Nia Teachers to create a dance using it.  It already has some great choreography.  It is one of those videos that you watch the first time in total and utter disbelief.  It starts out as funny, then it just gets more and more funny as it goes on.  Then you have to watch it again because it is just so hilarious.  Then you just watch it again because you can’t believe it.  It is just funny.  I honestly didn’t even notice the dancing until about the fourth time.  The first time I almost choked on my lunch.  Then next two times I was laughing so hard I couldn’t see.  I also was staring at the words.

In case you want to sing the song without the video playing:

Dog goes woof
Cat goes meow
Bird goes tweet
and mouse goes squeek
Cow goes moo
Frog goes croak
And the elephant goes toot
Ducks say quack
and fish go blub
and the seal goes ow ow ow

But there’s one sound
That no one knows

What does the fox say?

Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!

What the fox say?

Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!

What the fox say?

Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!

What the fox say?

Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
Tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!

What the fox say?

Big blue eyes
Pointy nose
Chasing mice
and digging holes
Tiny paws
Up the hill
Suddenly you’re standing still

Your fur is red
So beautiful
Like an angel in disguise
But if you meet
a friendly horse
Will you communicate by
mo-o-o-o-orse?
mo-o-o-o-orse?
mo-o-o-o-orse?

How will you speak to that
ho-o-o-o-orse?
ho-o-o-o-orse?
ho-o-o-o-orse?

What does the fox say?

Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
Chacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
Chacha-chacha-chacha-chow!

What the fox say?

Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!

What the fox say?

A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!

What the fox say?

A-oo-oo-oo-ooo!
Woo-oooo-ooo!

What does the fox say?

The secret of the fox
Ancient mystery
Somewhere deep in the woods
I know you’re hiding
What is your sound?
Will we ever know?
Will always be a mystery
What do you say?
You’re my guardian angel
Hiding in the woods
What is your sound?

Buppawaydo
Bubitty upupwaydo
Buppawaydo

Will we ever know?

badabapbopwaydo

I want to . . .

bababydmadom

I want to . . .

I want to know!

abittybopbopbaydom

All brought to you by Ylvis, a pair of Norwegian variety show brothers.  They have their own TV show.  And this video . . . shows you why.  Pure entertainment.  Hilarity in every second.  I can’t get enough of it.  And, obvious, neither can anyone else . . . over 7.5 million views in fours days.

Well, I hope this helps stick it in your head as it has been stuck in my head for the past few days.  I also hope to see the creative choreography out on the dance floor, from some of my fellow Nia teachers.

Here is the link to the video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE

And their Facebook link:

https://www.facebook.com/IkveldmedYLVIS?fref=ts

Ahh, as I said, I hope this sticks in your head.  My husband believes that the only way to get rid of an earworm is to give it to someone else.  Maybe this will help me.  Maybe you will get it stuck in your head and I will be free.  Fre-e-e-e-ee!   Fre-e-e-e-ee!  Fre-e-e-e-ee!   Ahhhh!!!

Have you seen this yet?

 

In case you are interested in hearing the fox for yourself:  Ylvis Is Correct

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The 5th of November – V for Vendetta

Posted by terrepruitt on November 5, 2011

I spent most of the day working on learning another Nia routine.  Some songs, as I have shared before, are easier for me to learn than others.  This time I am actually I am having some issues with a copule of the katas.  Today is the 5th of November.  Back in 1605 there was a plan to assassinate the King by blowing up the House of Lords during opening of Parliament.  This plot is referred to as “The Gunpowder Plot of 1605” or “Gunpowder Treason Day”.  There is a lot of history surrounding this day and it’s celebrations.  For some it is somewhat of a “cult classic” type of day.  With the movie V for Vendetta leading the way.

The first time I saw the movie I really didn’t get it.  I was distracted by the main character and waiting for him to reveal his face.  But, being that my husband is the type of person who watches a movie over and over and over, I was able to actually understand the movie.  I think it is one of those movies that you need to see a few times to really understand all that is going on.  Or you need to be paying close attention the first time you watch it and not be distracted by the mask.  There is a lot going on in the movie.  I took me several times to understand certain parts.  Each time I watched it I understood more.  I don’t want to say too much and give any parts away.

I will say that the guy who plays Mr. Smith in the Matrix movies is in it.  It also has Natalie Portman and Stephen Fry it in.

There are some very good quotes from the movie, with the speech from the main character leading the way:

“Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition! The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. [laughs] Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it’s my very good honour to meet you and you may call me “V”.”

And there is:

“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”

“Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.”

“God is in the rain.”

“Our integrity sells for so little, but it is all we really have. It is the very last inch of us, but within that inch, we are free.”

These quotes might give you an idea as to the type of movie it is.  It is about a country that got off track due to its people allowing its one and only ruler, the Chancellor, to dictate everything.  There is one guy (or Guy . . . ha, ha!) who thinks it should be different and is willing to take a stand.  Although, I don’t agree with the WAY he is going about it, I understand why he thinks it is the only way. The movie takes you through the events that transpired to get the country where it is.  The path it takes you on is not straight by any means and the way it is revealed is very cleaver.  But as I said before, it took me several viewings to get it.

For some reason . . . maybe just because it includes a date in it, my husband and I have always wanted to have a party on the 5th of November.  But of course, sometimes the 5th of November is a weekday and having people over is not an option because at the time of the talk of the party it has always included the fact that we have to do it at midnight because that has a significance in the movie too.  But this year, the year the 5th falls on a Saturday we have been a bit side-lined.  We have friends that are fans of the movie so we are going over there to watch it.  Should be fun.

Have you seen the movie?  What did you think?  Ever thought of having a party on the 5th of November?

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Strange Facts on a Cold Day

Posted by terrepruitt on February 19, 2011

These are my fingerless gloves, yeah, they’re from Yelp, how’d you know?

I am a Californian, I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area so I am not used to this weather.  We have had snow, rain, sleet, hail, rain, wind, cold, cold, cold, cold.  No, it is not as cold as other parts of the country.  It is not blizzard conditions or in the negative temps, but it is WAY colder than I am used to.  So today, since I didn’t have a Nia class to teach, I spent most of the day under blankets with gloves on and drinking hot water.  So for my post I thought I would just share some strange facts from a list one of my friends sent me.  I am doing a quick post so I can get back under my blankets.  I didn’t check these facts so I don’t know if they are true . . . they are just some of those strange facts you hear about.  Some of them I am sure you can attest to yourself, #2, maybe?  Or #9, or #16?  We’ve all been around that four year old, right?

1–Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s as a medicine.

2–There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

3–Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That’s the opposite of the norm.

4–Mosquito repellents don’t repel… They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you’re there.

5–Dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

6–The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

7–The “pound” (#) key on your keyboard is called an octothorp.

8–The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.

9–It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

10–In Chinese, the KFC slogan “finger lickin’ good” comes out as “eat your fingers off”.

11–A cockroach can live without a head for 10 days.

12–We shed 40 pounds of skin a lifetime.

13–Yo-Yos were once used as weapons in the Philippines

14–Brains are more active sleeping than watching TV.

15–Blue is the favorite color of 80 percent of Americans.

16–The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day.

17–A person will die from a total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur after about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.

18–Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

19–Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned his wife or mother because they both were deaf.

So, what do you think?  Have you experienced any of these to be true?  Do you doubt any of them?  Do you believe any of them?

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FIREWORK (Katy Perry)

Posted by terrepruitt on December 28, 2010

When I got home from Nia one day last week, my husband  was “singing” this song.  I could not tell what he was singing so he found it on the internet and played if for me.  I really love it.  I think it is great.  This song is from Katy Perry’s album Teenage Dream.  Every time I hear it I get teary-eyed.  I hoping to get over that soon as I received the album as a Christmas gift and I keep playing it over and over.

FIREWORK

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind wanting to start again
Do you ever feel feel so paper-thin
like a house of cards one blow from caving in
Do you ever feel already buried deep
Six feet under screams but not one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there’s still a chance for you ‘cause there’s a spark in you
You just gotta

Ignite the light and let it shine
Just own the night like the Fourth of July

‘Cause baby, you’re a firework
Come on and show ‘em what you’re worth
Make ‘em go, “Aah, aah, aah”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

‘Cause baby, you’re a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make ‘em go, “Aah, aah, aah”
You’re gonna leave them all in awe, awe, awe

You don’t have to feel like a wasted space
You’re original cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds after a hurricane comes a rainbow
Maybe a reason why all the doors were closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt your heart will glow
And when it’s time you’ll know
You just gotta

Ignite the light and let it shine
Just own the night like the Fourth of July

‘Cause baby, you’re a firework
Come on and show ‘em what you’re worth
Make ‘em go, “Aah, aah, aah”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

‘Cause baby, you’re a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make ‘em go, “Aah, aah, aah”
You’re gonna leave them all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It’s always been inside of you, you, you
And now its time to let it through-ooo-ooo
‘Cause baby, you’re a firework
Come on and show ‘em what you’re worth
Make ‘em go, “Aah, aah, aah”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

‘Cause baby, you’re a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make ‘em go, “Aah, aah, aah”
You’re gonna leave them all in awe, awe, awwwwwwwwe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

Can this be the song that the crowd stops their conversation for, raises their glasses, and sings along.  Can this be the new anthem?  Can we cheer each other on?  Can this be the new girls’ night out song?  Can we throw out “I’ve Got Friends In Low Places” and “Before He Cheats” and embrace what everyone has inside?  What do you think?

This song was written by:  Katy Perry, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Sandy Wilheim, and Ester Dean

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Sheets

Posted by terrepruitt on May 6, 2010

Ok, not a typical health, wellness, Nia post, but I am changing sheets today and it had me wondering.  How often do you change your bed sheets?  I try to do it once a week and I have been pretty good.  The schedule has been Thursdays.  It just works out that Thursdays has been the day it seems to work into my schedule.  Sometimes I miss a Thursday so it might turn into a Saturday or a Sunday and then depending on the schedule for the week following I might do it on Thursday or wait until the following Thursday but that is usually it.

I vaguely . . . .I say vaguely because I purged the “who” and the exactly “how often”, from my mind, but I vaguely remember someone telling me their schedule and I was kind grossed out.  But since I don’t know yours and I am not sure if that person’s schedule was more to the norm, I am not going to say how “not-often” his/her sheets were changed, just in case that is your schedule to, I don’t want to offend.

So?  How often or not do you change your sheets?

I guess how often you sleep in your bed would help determine how often you change your sheets.  Or if you have pets that sleep with you.  I would imagine that sheets would get changed more often if there are animal butts involved.  Also, activities, I would also imagine that if the bed sees a lot of “activity” there might need to be a more rigorous changing schedule.  That brings to mind more questions, like “when?”  Do you change your sheets before the weekend or after the weekend?  Or more accurately before the more frequent “activities” or after?

When you do change your sheets, do you put on sheets out of the linen closet or do you wash the sheets and put them back on?  I hate folding sheets (although, for the record, I am not ALLOWED to fold the sheets in our house because I can’t do it well.  They are never flat enough to fit in the cupboard.  My husband is a MASTER-sheet folder . . . so the job falls to him.  Since the job falls to him, I try not to leave the sheets for him to fold.)  I try to wash them and put them back on the bed.  And I say “try” because I am famous (did you know, do you want my autograph?) for putting stuff in the washing machine and forgetting about it.  So it could be all day until I go back upstairs and realize that I didn’t put the sheets in the dryer and it is time to go to bed so I end up having to get sheets out of the cupboard.

So, are you a wash and fold or wash and put back on the bed person?  I guess this could depend on how many sets of sheets you own and if you have to go to a laundry mat or you have your own washing machine.

Whew!  A lot of questions running through my head about sheets.  Will any of you help answer them?  I am curious.  What are your thoughts on bed sheets?  What is your changing schedule?  How do you do it (wash and put back on? wash and fold?)

I recently heard from someone who hangs their sheets outside to dry, they like the fresh air dried smell (they don’t live in San Jose because they wouldn’t smell very fresh dried outside here).  I can’t remember who that was.  I wonder how they do their sheets.  Hmmm?  So many questions.

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Silly Jokes

Posted by terrepruitt on December 10, 2009

Recently I attended a Holiday Party in San Francisco put on by Yelp.  It was for all the “Bays”; East Bay, South Bay, North Bay.  They always have promotional items and things lying about.  I spotted some Laffy Taffy and grabbed a few.  Now first let me say, “I know, I know, the ingredients are pretty much everything on my ‘avoid’ list” but I put some in my purse anyway.  Even though this is not something you should eat (becuase it is just so fully of stuff that you shouldn’t have) I am so glad I grabbed it, I don’t know whether I was just in a silly mood, but the jokes on them had me laughing so hard that I was tearing up.  They are just good old fashion silly jokes.  I am thinking that there are some kids out there that will like ’em.

 

 

 


1)  How do you get an alien baby to sleep?

                                                                                                                               1a)  You rocket   

    

   

   

2)  What is a buccaneer?

 

 

                                                                                                                              2a)  Expensive corn
  

    

    

    


3)  What is a bunny’s motto?

                                                                                                                              3a)  Don’t frown, be hoppy

 

 

 


4)  What is a cat’s favorite color?

  

  

    

                                                                                                                              4a)  Purrrrple

    

5)  Why is it so hot in a stadium after a football game?

  

    


                                                                                                                              5a)  All the fans have left

    

6)  Why is a lost dalmation so easily found?

  

    

    

                                                                                                                              6a)  He’s always spotted

    

7)  Why did the boy throw butter out his window?

  

    

    

                                                                                                                              7a)  He wanted to see a butterfly

8)  What do you call a cow with a twitch?

  

    

    

    

                                                                                                                              8a)  Beef jerky

So?  Did they make you laugh?  Make you smile?  Which one was your favorite?  Silliness is fun!

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