Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I'm in Love



I picked up some Skinny Cow dessert at the grocery store because they were on sale. I figured I'd try them but thought they'd taste like all the other diet/low-fat/no sugar ice cream; i.e. cold blended cardboard.

I took one bite and it was like a spotlight turned on, shined down on me and angels were singing a chorus! Holy yum!! So refreshing, with the soft, yummy, chocolately cookie. I could eat three, but I guess that would defeat the purpose of them being low-cal and no fat. Even the hubs likes them. They come in all yummy flavors and in bars and cones. Let the drooling in the frozen food aisle begin!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Italian Kids Vs. American Kids

If you know my family, you know why this post is appropriate. If you don't know my family, we're "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" but we're Italian. Our family get-togethers are loud, obnoxious and tons of fun. We're in each other's business (in good and bad ways), have 27 first cousins and instead of roasting lamb in the front yard, we make sausage in my grandfather's basement once a year. We hug everyone regardless of how long we've known you, you're a guest ONCE and then you're family and all my aunts look similar enough my husband of 4 years has just recently been able to tell them apart. We're laugh hard, love hard and are fiercely protective.

American Kids: When their mom visits them, she brings a bundt cake, you sip coffee and chat.
Italian Kids: When their mom visits she brings 3 days worth of food, begins to tidy up, dust, do laundry, and rearrange the furniture.

American Kids: Their Dad's always call before they come over.
Italian Kids: They're not at all fazed when their Dad shows up unannounced on a Saturday morning to prune the fruit trees. If there are no fruit trees, he'll plant some.

American Kids: Always pay retail and look in the Yellow Pages when they need something done.
Italian Kids: Call their Dad or Uncle, and ask for another dad or uncle's phone number to get it done. Cash deal, ya know?

American Kids: Will invite you over for coffee and cake and you'll get coffee and cake.
Italian Kids: Will invite you over for coffee and cake and you'll get coffee, cake, antipasto, wine, a pasta dish, bread, a choice of two meats, a cannoli, fruit, espresso and some after-dinner drinks.

American Kids: Will greet you with "hello" or "hi".
Italian Kids: Will give you a big hug, kiss on your cheek and pat on the back.

American Kids: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
Italian Kids: Call your parents Mom and Dad.

American Kids: Borrow your stuff for a few days and then return it.
Italian Kids: Borrow your stuff for so long they forget it's yours.

American Kids: Will eat dinner with you then leave.
Italian Kids: Will spend hours there talking, laughing and being loud.

American Kids: Know a few things about you.
Italian Kids: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

American Kids: Eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on white bread.
Italian Kids: Eat Genoa salami and provolone sandwiches on crusty Italian bread.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

My Life According To...

Artist:
Carrie Underwood

Are you Male or Female:
"All-American Girl"

Describe yourself:
"We're Young and Beautiful"

How do you feel:
"Twisted"

Describe where you currently live:
"Temporary Home"

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:
"Jesus, Take the Wheel"

Your favorite form of transportation:
"Wheel of the World"

Your best friend is:
"Last Name"

You and your best friends are:
"Lessons Learned"

What's the weather like:
"The Night Before"

Favorite time of day:
"Inside Your Heaven"

If your life was a TV show, what would it be called:
"Play On"

What is life to you:
"Crazy Dreams"

Your last relationship:
"Cowboy Casanova"

Your fear:
"I Know You Won't"

What is the best advice you have to give:
"Unapologize"

Thought for the Day:
"I Told You So"

How I would like to die:
"Porcelain Fists"

My Life According To...

This started on Facebook and I decided to make it a blog thing. No matter what I'm feeling (happy, sad, frustrated, excited, hopeful, etc.) I always find songs to match my mood. Music can always say it better.

This one was my original one in August.

Artist:
Ingrid Michaelson

Are you a male or female:
"Lady in Spain"

Describe yourself:
"Can't Help Falling in Love"

How do you feel:
"Be OK"

Describe where you currently live:
"Highway"

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:
"Over the Rainbow"

Your favorite form of transportation:
"Empty Bottle"

Your best friend is:
"Far Away"

You and your best friends are:
"Overboard"

What's the weather like:
"Oh What a Day"

Favorite time of day:
"Around You"

If your life was a TV show, what would it be called:
"The Way I Am"

What is life to you:
"A Bird's Song"

Your last relationship:
"Let Go"

Your fear:
"Die Alone"

What is the best advice you have to give:
"Keep Breathing"

Thought for the Day:
"Starting Now"

How I would like to die:
"Porcelain Fists"