Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Alternative Exercise

Lately I've been spending time doing wii boxing as an alternative to a work out dvd. I really get into the boxing. My heart rate gets up and I get totally winded. Afterwards I'm exhausted. The next day my shoulders and neck are really sore. Also, my elbow hurts like crazy. I have wii elbow! Today my alternative exercise was raking the front lawn. It was a great work out, but it aggravated the wii elbow. I think I'm going to have to go back to the dvds and give my elbow a rest! Who knew I'd have video game related injuries?!? hahah. At least I'm burnin' calories.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


After finding out that Starbucks and CM pay 8$ an hour I decided to get back to trading. Nothing like the thought of minimum wage and cranky customers to motivate me to make trading work. So far, things are going really well. I've exceeded my daily goal every day for the last two weeks. I've almost hit my goal for the month, and there are still 2 1/2 weeks of trading left. I like being able to sit around in my pjs until 3pm every day. I like being able to take breaks and get stuff done around the house whenever I want. Although, it's kind of stressful to be taking a piss when the alert alarms start ding ding dinging....
Like any other job, I have to get up and do it every day. The success will be in the persistence and constancy. I still don't like losing, but I'm trying to get the lesson into my head that sometimes it's better to cut an run than wait it out....that's what got me into so much trouble this summer. I have to have patience and a plan. I have to remember not to get greedy (like Martin Prince). I need to think about those cranky customers (or patients) and be happy with every positive trade. Man, it hurts to lose money, but I can't win every time. I just have to win more than I lose.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Porno Monkey Slut Cake Steak

So, last night before bed ross was bored. He typed in porno monkey slut cake steak into the search bar of the browser. Something like thirteen thousand entries came up. We clicked on one.....It was a long read, but it was so funny. I found the words porno, slut, and steak, and i think cake, but we didn't see monkey. See if you can find it. It's worth a good laugh. See how many other animals you can find in the post...there are plenty.
for a good laugh click:

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Last week I decided to try and make Ribollita. Its a Tuscan bread soup that I had when we were there last month. It was one of the best things I had while we were there. I think my attempt turned out pretty good. Tejal liked it, and she has had the real thing. I will make it again soon cause it's really tasty and warms you up when its cold out.


1 1/8 c. dried cannellini beans (210g, I used navy beans)
1 1/4 lb. black or savoy cabbage (I used red)
extra virgin olive oil
2 yellow onions, sliced
1 small can diced tomatoes
3 celery stalks, diced
3 carrots, peeled and diced
8 cups water
2 cubes vegetable bullion
salt and pepper
6 slices coarse country bread
garlic butter

1. In a bowl cover beans with water and soak for 12 hours.
2. Drain beans and set aside
3. Discard hard stalks from cabbage, slice leaves coarsely and set aside.
4. In a large pot over medium heat warm 3 Tbl. olive oil.
5. Add onion and fry until translucent, about 5 minutes.
6. Add tomatoes, celery and carrots.
7. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
8. Pour in the water.
9. Add the cabbage, beans, thyme and vegetable bullion (cut up).
10. Season to taste with salt and pepper (I didn't add any and it was good).
11. Bring soup to a boil, stirring occasionally.
12. Reduce heat, cover pot and simmer for about two hours.
13. Meanwhile (towards the end) toast the bread and spread garlic butter over. (I made garlic butter by toasting fresh garlic on the stove and then mashing it into a stick of butter).
14. When beans are fully cooked slip bread into the soup.
15. Let soup stand and cool completely.
16. Before serving return soup to a boil.
17. Ladle into bowls and serve.

I did take a photo, if I can manage to get it off the camera I'll upload it.