Sunday, February 26, 2012

Books Can Commit Suicide Too

I saw this image ages ago on Pinterest and thought it was hilarious, and then after hearing a segment on NPR about how a study was done that actually showed that viewers were not as smart after watching the show as they were before, I just had to find the image again so I could share it...

According to the research I have been able to find, the image was part of a PSA that Random House was promoting last year.

Seven Years Ago on In My Words...Art Dilemma

Popcorn Math

Okay...I know I didn't stick with my math major in college in favor of switching to biology but I am pretty sure the math here doesn't "add" up. According to the top of the label each bag makes 12.5 cups, and a serving is 5 cups popped, but then in the lower section, where it refers to calories, it says that a serving size is 1 cup which is it? This would seem to indicate to me that the actual calorie intake of a serving size is 100 calories if you only eat about 1/2 a bag. This of course is still super small...I just think it is funny to see the discrepency on what is by law supposed to be an accurate label.

I found this error on all the different microwave popcorn I found so it is "industry-wide". My theory is that the law regarding the labels really only applies to the item in its uncooked state and since they have no idea exactly how much popcorn will be popped out of any given bag with any given microwave, they have to estimate that part and are not held to the law. It still is fun however to make fun of the label...

Three Years Ago on In My Words...Peek-Boo
Definitely missing our furry friend...

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Pub Table Balance

Went out to a pub the other night and while coming back from the restroom, I noticed that there was a pile of coasters on the closer examination, it seems they were being used to balance a table. I just couldn't pass up the photo opportunity...

Four Years Ago on In My Words...Toenail Woes

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Just watched this movie on disc from Netflix....can I say, I will not be touching my face as much and will be upping my sanitizer use in the next few days...LOL.

I thought it was pretty good...really opens your eyes to how fragile the human system is, and how quickly something like this could spread.

They talk about Kowloon being the most densely populated place in the world (we stayed in Kowloon when we visited Hong Kong), and they also reference the casinos in Macau, another place we visited. That was kind of cool.

Four Years Ago on In My Words...My Soup

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Off To The Gym

So, today I am back at the circuit class...which is awesome because not only do I desparately need the endorphins, I need the motivation to get back on the exercise routine. I haven't been eating badly at all, but I know that the exercise is key for my piece of mind. I have a race in less than a month too, so I really need to get some training in, even though a 5K is not that long of a run.

I have been slowly working on other projects which is good, but I think when I am getting regular exercise, I am even better at knocking out the To Do list.

Six Years Ago on In My Words...New Digs

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Google's Valentine Doodle


Seven Years Ago on In My Words...Squirrels, Squirrels, Squirrels

Reading Blog Update

I was able to get my reading blog updated with my reads from January and also created the year end for 2011. Check it out if you have time!!

Four Years Ago on In My Words...Ebi Filet

Saturday, February 11, 2012


My leg is getting better. The heat and ice thing has really sped up the process and I know this, but for some reason refuse to follow it at first any time I hurt a muscle. I am not sure what is wrong with me on that regard...LOL.

I am hoping to exercise a bit tomorrow, probably just a short flat walk (maybe at the track), and then work back up to things. I have circuit class on Tuesday and I plan to go, but will take it easy on the leg stuff so I don't reinjure it. I am looking forward to getting back to full capacity so I can run in a 5K in March.

Six Years Ago on In My Words...High School Meme

Wednesday, February 08, 2012


Somehow, this past week, I pulled the quad in my left leg. Problem is, I don't know when I did it, and it probably wouldn't have been as bad as it has been, if I had started doing the right thing about it right off. At first, I thought it was my hipflexor and it was spasming/cramping everytime I put any weight on it, so I tried to stay off it and when I did have to walk, I would modify my gait or stance (which comes with its own host of problems). My back started hurting because I was holding my leg up off the floor.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Super Bowl Food

We had the best food for the Superbowl... homemade guacamole, queso and buffalo wings. Top that with some good beer and a fun game and you have a pretty decent afternoon.

I didn't get a shot of the buffalo wings, but I am having some of the leftovers for dinner tonight. They were awesome, and my BIL did a great job of grilling and saucing them up.

I am actually getting hungry writing this and it is making the job of coming up with anything else to say very difficult.

Three Years Ago on In My Words...Happy Endings

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Update Fail

So, I guess in December Barnes and Noble came out with an update to the OS on the Nook could go to their site and connect your Nook and download it manually (which a lot of people complained didn't work that well), or you could just wait and it would update itself when you were connected to a WiFi spot. My Nook Color is on the WiFi network I set up, but no matter what I did (short of manually downloading it), nothing seemed to trigger it to update.