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Posts Tagged ‘tweet’

Lemon Tomato

Posted by terrepruitt on August 3, 2010

Beautiful and sweet. I could have sworn the tag said lemon tomato. I don’t think we saved the tag. As you may know I just started eating tomatoes within the past couple of years. My mother-in-law grew Zebra Tomatoes and I started my tomato journey with them.

I have come to realize that I do not care for mushy tomatoes. I like them firm, maybe even on the just-before-ripe side. Also, I like them raw not cooked. So I was watching the tomatoes my Wonder-Hubby planted very carefully. Now, you also may know that I don’t know the first thing about gardening and ripe or not so I rely on my hubby to tell me. He is a fantastic gardener when he has time. He can make on-the-brink-of-death plants come back to life. I was watching the one tomato that was yellow very closely. But obviously not close enough. One afternoon while I was doing Nia in my living room I glanced outside and I noticed the tomato looked odd. I went to investigate, something had tasted our tomato. I was very sad.

I was wondering if taking it and cutting off the “tasted” portion was too gross. I hadn’t examined it to see how much damage had been done. I posted my sadness (either on FaceBook or Twitter) and other people said that they would eat it as long as you were able to cut off all the evidence of “tasting”. Once I assessed the damage and I concluded that whatever tasted it just peeled and poked a little so I cut the fruit in half making sure there was nothing on the half I was planning on eating. Then I cut it up and shared it with my hubby. It was sweet. I was surprised.

I looked online to see if I could find some information about them to post, but there are a lot more than I realized and now I am not sure which ones we have. They kind of look like Lemon Boy but I am not sure because they are much smaller. What do they look like to you? Do you know tomatoes? Whatever they are, they are very tasty. They are somewhat sweet and really taste more like fruit to me.

We wanted to grow Zebras but couldn’t find them. Which is somewhat good because now we have tried a new (to us) tomato. So many people grow tomatoes. Do you? What kind?

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Veggie Burrito

Posted by terrepruitt on March 20, 2010

Some people Tweet what they had for lunch I blog about it! I think I was actually born to the wrong family because I love tortillas. As far as I am concerned you can put ANYTHING in a tortilla and you have a meal. The issue is that most tortillas are made with lard or loads of fat. The ones I used to get are low fat, but made with . . . . . guess? Yup, you got it partially hydrogenated oil. Even though the label says “Og TRANS FAT per serving” it stills has transfat (that’s the partially hydrogenated oil).

I found one without it. Doesn’t taste the same, but it is not bad. The other day I was craving veggies. Lucky me we had a lot in the fridge.

Here is what my lunch looked like

It was a low fat tortilla (98% fat free) with 8 grams of fiber (whoa!), then I filled it with broccoli, asparagus, and mixed greens. I had some cheese in there too! It was so yummy. I need to write about it when I am eating it from now on otherwise I end up wanting it again as I type!

I hear it is asparagus season (at the time of this post), which for us in San Jose, just means it get down to a reasonable price. Because otherwise we have it here all year round. Might not be at its peak, but . . . I like having it all the time. If you don’t know, I love asparagus.

Usually I roast it, but I had chopped it and sauteed it the night before and it workout that we had leftovers, so for this burrito that is what I had used.

So, tell me what do you put in your tortillas? How do you prepare them? Grilled? Micro-waved? Right out of the package? Does anyone make their own? I would love to learn how to do that!!!

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More Twitter Reply Information

Posted by terrepruitt on June 27, 2009

Ok, so I had heard the way it works before, but it is somewhat confusing when you try to put it in to a practical situation and/or try to explain it (except the blog I found does a great job).  And so I “lost” track of how it was working.  And whenever I looked for an explanation I would get a search result that brought up information from 2008 and it was 2009 that the change was made.

I was further confused by a comment on my previous post that stated I had control over what replies I could see.  So I searched smarter.  I actually included the year in my search terms—duh!

So I found the some blogs that that helped explain things (click on the links below to go to each blog):

This first one is Twitter’s blog.

It explains that you only see @ replies (if it is the first “word” in the tweet) if you are following both the people in the conversation.  It also tells us what we want and don’t want.  It states that seeing a “one-sided” conversation is “undesirable”.

So this is said to cut down on the “confusion” and the “chatter” of Twitter.  But for some of us, what is really does is cut down on one of the things that was so great about Twitter and that was meeting new people with ease and following people that you might actually have an interest in following.  The way it used, to be you could see the conversation or part of it and then if you were really interested you could look at the profiles and possibly decide to follow that person.

This blog from Tech Crunch does a great job of explaining the way it is.

The opinion expressed is that of Twitter taking the choice from its users.  We used to have a choice as to what replies we saw, but now Twitter has decided what we want.

And DownloadSquad says that Twitter is going to change it eventually.*

So, as I originally suggested:  type words before you @ so that it can be seen by your followers no matter if they are following the other person or not.

I do this because most of the people I am following are business people.  And a lot of them are very kind and they share their expertise and kindness generously.  So I want to broadcast them.  I want to help them and their business, I want to share their kindness, and their expertise and make all of it viral.  Bugs me that twitter makes it difficult for me to do that.  Bugs me that Twitter decided that I think what is desirable.

As you can see by the links I have included in this blog, there are a lot of blogs out there that talk about Twitter.  I mainly was writing this blog to help a few of my new Nia friends who are just starting to realize that Twitter is a great way to get the word out about Nia.  So if we are using Twitter properly that helps us spread our love of Nia.

You are invited and encouraged to kindly comment.  Keep in mind that I am not claiming to be an “expert” I am just sharing some information that I believe to be true and sharing my opinions.  Thank you so much for taking the time to read it.

*06.06.20
This link was not working last time I check. But I would imagine Twitter has changed a lot since 2009.

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