Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Waffle Day

This morning I heard today was Waffle Day. I'd never heard of Waffle Day, and I love waffles. Today was a day I needed to celebrate!

After some investigating, I discovered today is not really Waffle Day. Here's some information from my research...
As it turns out, waffles are such a popular world-wide phenomenon, that they merit two days in the calendar to celebrate them.
Waffle Day began in Sweden as VĂ„ffeldagen, actually due to confusion between the Swedish “vĂ„rfrudagen” meaning “Our Lady’s Day” which falls on the same date. The day historically marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated by the eating of many waffles.
The alternative Waffle Day began in the USA and honours the anniversary of the patenting of the first US waffle iron invented by Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York and is celebrated on 24th August.
I'm going to confess.... I learned so much from those paragraphs. I had no idea Cornelius Swarthout invented the waffle iron. No clue!  
Blogger World since I live in America, I'm going to celebrate Waffle Day on August 24th. It's only fair...since I'm an American and all. However if you are in Sweden, I hope you have a fab Waffle Day. 



Monday, March 24, 2014

Birthday Recap

This weekend was my birthday. I turned the big 3-3; and you know I never waste a birthday weekend.
I'm a big fan of celebrating birthdays! Here's a recap of my birthday weekend...

My parents cooked a great family birthday dinner, which included 3 different types of salads! My mom really out did herself with the food! The surprise of the evening was my aunt/uncle/cousins stopping by for short visit. It was great to see these crazy folks! 


Lots of sugar was used to help celebrate!

Milkshake for lunch on Saturday. 

Cupcake for dinner on Saturday night. 

Birthday Pedicure...

No birthday is complete without some shopping. Sister #1 and I hit up my favorite bread store. This place sells bread for cheap prices. I walked away with hamburger buns and a loaf of bread for $0.89 a piece. You can't beat those prices!!!


My birthday weekend ended with a new episode of Walking Dead.

Overall it was a nice birthday weekend! 
Here's to year #33!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

It's that time of year...


Good luck to you all. 
May the odds be in your favor!  

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Weekend Highs and Lows

Highs

Riding/operating a man lift. 

Strawberry Shortcake! 


Running with these fine people.

Lows

The cold temps for our run. No fun! It was 30 mph wind and 40 degrees. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Your Daily People.com

A month ago I posted an unflattering picture of Kim Kardashian. In case you don't remember I'll give you a quick refresh: 


Remember?

It appears Kim did not follow my advice on wearing appropriate size clothing. 

Bless her heart. 

Yesterday, Kim tweeted a picture of herself in her younger sister's swimsuit. 


I'm pretty jealous of Kim's abs. Good work sister! However, I'm afraid poor Kylie will never wear this swimsuit again. 


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Happy Birthday

Today we are celebrating a special birthday! 


Happy 25th Birthday to the World Wide Web! 

On behalf of the entire world, I'd like to thank you for changing our lives....







Monday, March 10, 2014

Back to the real world

Tomorrow I go back to reality. The real world awaits me. In my opinion, the last day of vacation is always the most depression. There's nothing worse than leaving a fun vacation to go back to work/bills/housework/taxes. However, when you're extremely jet lagged you really don't know which way is up and you really don't care because you're just so freakin' tired! Hopefully, the next day or two I'll be back to a normal schedule. Until I'm back to normal here are some pictures from my trip...

This trip made me realize how much I love fresh juice! The above picture is carrot apple juice, which is delicious and everyone needs to try carrot juice. BUT...my favorite juice while in China was orange juice. I started each day with a big glass of orange juice, and it was hands down the best orange juice I've ever drank. EVER! 

The second day we wondered around Shanghai's Financial District. This area of town was my favorite part of Shanghai. 

I really wanted to ride one of the boats, but I was vetoed.  

WiFi booth. Why is this not here in America? Brilliant.And while we're at it, why don't we have heated toilet seats here? Seriously, what is the hold up on getting heated toilet seats in America???
  
Night view of the city. Shanghai is a very pretty city, night or day. 

The reason for Canada Travis and I's trip to China was to visit this guy. He's been living there for quite a while, and we decided it was time to pay him a visit. This was my first time to meet Michael but we hit it off. Canada Travis and I appreciate Michael taking the time to show us his great city. We would have been lost without his assistance. It's great to have friends that live in fun cities!