Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sweet ride

So any Hello Kitty fanatic would think that this is a pretty sweet ride. I like!

XOXO

Hello Kitty Demon


Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. Okay this is scary. Why would anyone associate something as cute as Hello Kitty to a demon? This is just too gross for words.
XOXO

Hello Kitty Pimped out


Wow! Sometimes I forget how hard core some people are. Now here's a picture of a Hello Kitty Pimped out car. Look at that pink dashboard!?! The owner means business. I personally love the Hello Kitty steering wheel. Too cool for words.
XOXO

Japan gets all the good stuff


I never get tired of seeing Hello Kitty items. This computer is just adorable. I wish this came in a PC.

XOXO

Rockin Sexy

http://omg.yahoo.com/photos/2009-vma-red-carpet-report-card/3223/2;_ylt=AmO5X6rYP4WVMn5Kb8ftzwFYyhx.;_ylv=3

Now with all that Kanye West and Taylor Swift gossip we forgot something extremely important. Beyonce and her rockin hot outfit for the VMAs. Not only did she rock her outfit her performance was amazing. Beyonce is fit for sure. Double kudos to Beyonce for showing major class for letting Taylor finish her speech.

XOXO

Terry Moran is a JACKASS

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090915/ap_on_en_tv/us_tv_obama_tweet

So during a off the record interview President Obama called Kanye West a jackass for stealing Taylor Swift's spotlight. This happened before the official interview between CNBC's John Harwood and the President. The President is asked whether his daughters were annoyed by Kanye stealing Taylor's spotlight. The President says that it was inappropriate and that Taylor seems like a perfectly nice person. Then the President is asked why Kanye did it. The reply, "he's a jackass." Now this draws lots of laughter. Of course the President catches himself and says "come on guys. Give the President a break I've got a lot on my plate right now." However, a former White House correspondent Terry Moran decided it would be oh so clever and log onto his Twitter and tweet about it. Now the tweet was later deleted about an hour after but we all know how fast a tweet can go. (Rob Pattinson hasn't seen peace in a year)

Is Kanye a jackass? Yes
Did Taylor get her moment ruined? Yes
Should the President have the right to his own opinion? I think so.
Is Terry Moran is a jackass? Yesssssssss

XOXO

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wells Fargo fires Exec

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Wells-Fargo-fires-exec-over-rb-2618426157.html?x=0&.v=2

Hahahahahaha. Okay okay here's the story. So Wells Fargo fired a senior vice president after investigating that she held lavish parties at a foreclosed beachfront Malibu house owned by the bank. Cheronda Guyton must be part of the dumbest people club. Why on earth would you think that using a company owned home for your own personal use ever be acceptable? Well Cheronda is paying the price now. I wonder who will hire her now? "Why did you leave Wells Fargo?" "I was let go for violating a company policy." "Which policy was it" "Oh no biggie I just used a foreclosed home to throw ROCKIN parties. You know the ones where guest arrive in a yacht."
Kudos to Wells Fargo for taking action. The People need to know that the system is not being taken advantage of and that people who take advantage of others will get punished.
Good job Wells Fargo.
XOXO

R.I.P. Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze passeed away on Monday September 14, 2009 at the age of 57. Patrick was battling pancreatic canter. Patrick was most known for his roles in Dirty Dancing and Ghost.

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.ap.org/39dirty-dancing39-star-patrick-swayze-at-57-ap

It's always sad when someone passes away. In the last few years in feels like many great legends have passed away and it's very sad. Rest in peace Patrick.

XOXO

Happy Birthday Harry


Harry turns 25. It's hard to believe that it's been 12 years since Princess Diana passed away. You have to admitt ... her boys are kinda hot.
XOXO

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

10 Must Have Foods

The top 10:

1. Green leafy vegetables
Eat them raw, throw them into a broth, add them to juices. Their chlorophyll helps swab out environmental toxins (heavy metals, pesticides) and protects the liver.

2. Lemons
You need to keep the fluids flowing to wash out the body and fresh lemonade is ideal. Its vitamin C, considered the detox vitamin, helps convert toxins into a water-soluble form that's easily flushed away.

3. Watercress
Put a handful into salads, soups, and sandwiches. The peppery little green leaves have a diuretic effect that helps move things through your system. And cress is rich in minerals too.

4. Garlic
Add it to everything -- salads, sauces, spreads. In addition to the bulb's cardio benefits, it activates liver enzymes that help filter out junk.

5. Green tea
This antioxidant-rich brew is one of the healthiest ways to get more fluids into your system. Bonus: It contains catechins, which speed up liver activity.

6. Broccoli sprouts
Get 'em at your health-food store. They pack 20 to 50 times more cancer-fighting, enzyme-stimulating activity into each bite than the grown-up vegetable.

7. Sesame seeds
They're credited with protecting liver cells from the damaging effects of alcohol and other chemicals. For a concentrated form, try tahini, the yummy sesame seed paste that's a staple of Asian cooking.

8. Cabbage
There are two main types of detoxifying enzymes in the liver; this potent veggie helps activate both of them. Coleslaw, anyone?

9. Psyllium
A plant that's rich in soluble fiber, like oat bran, but more versatile. It mops up toxins (cholesterol too) and helps clear them out. Stir powdered psyllium into juice to help cleanse your colon, or have psyllium-fortified Bran Buds for breakfast.

10. Fruits, fruits, fruits (easy on these if you're low carbing)
They're full of almost all the good things above: vitamin C, fiber, nutritious fluids, and all kinds of antioxidants. Besides, nothing tastes better than a ripe mango, fresh berries, or a perfect pear.

This list was from Fitness with Vanessa. It sounds easy and do-able but lets see.

XOXO

Hair Matters


So before reading this article I never knew hair mattered so much.
Yes, Michelle straightens her hair but I never knew all the issues that came with it. The straight, curly, extensions, wig, chemicals, hot comb, etc. I recently read that it is a big issue among famous African American women. These women are judge on how they wear their hair.
Nappturality.com calls curl relaxing methods taking the easy road and comforming to white aesthetics.
Tyra Banks recently decided to film her new season opener on her talk show with her natural hair. I never knew the issues that these women face.
Wow! Who knew so much could come from hair?
XOXO

Fitness Fitness Fitness

So I am determined to get fit! I am tired of be frumpy. Blaaaaaaaah!

I have worked out 7 time out of the last 9 days and 3 of those workouts were with a trainer. Vanessa is beyond awesome. Her workouts are intense but you feel like you have sweat a pound after each workout. Oh snap I have! So in the last 9 days I have lost 3 pounds. The goal is to keep those pounds off and lose more. I am learning that cardio is a huge keep to my success. Got to keep that heart rate up.

The other part is a clean diet. Now this part is super hard. I love to eat! I wish I was born a super picky eater like my friend Jamie (who I love). But I wasn't and food can be my enemy. Eatting at home seems to be a good way of controlling what I eat. Packing lunch is also a key. (oh and I am pretty sure packing leftover from a restuarant is a no bueno unless it's your cheat day) Snacks such as nuts can be depressing. But ... eye on the prize! On cheat days I am working on portion control. Last night at Jen's birthday dinner I only ate half my tappenyaki and save the rest (oh and I ate 2 portions of salad. Rianne wanted no salad so I ate hers). Lots of water. I have been told to eat lots of protein which is another one of my problems. Meat is not a fave for me. However, protein shakes are not so bad. Chocolate is pretty yummy. But I am only taking protein after a workout. I am still too scared to drink it any other time for fear of gaining weight. I have also learned that juice is bad. Vanessa and Kenny have also informed that orange juice is bad. Sad! Looks like H2O is the only way.

Thursday is the hair appointment. I wonder if it's too early for a makeover in that department yet.

I also want to get some organizing and decorating done. We have moved in over a year and I still feel like things are a mess. Sad. Where do women find the time to do everything?

Wish me luck!

XOXO

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Luda!!

Luda is not just a rapper! The rapper gave away 20 cars to people who needed a car to get to work. How awesome is that?

http://new.music.yahoo.com/ludacris/news/rapper-ludacris-gives-away-cars-to-contest-winners--61993597

XOXO

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

ALL CAPS Emails leads to being fired

Is this possible? Is it correct? You be the judge.

http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/148175

In New Zealand a company fired a employee for send confrontational emails. The employee was formating in a variety of red, bold, and all caps text. Other employees complained and she got fired! However she did get the last laugh by suing the company and winning $17,000 in lost wages.

Do you think this was necessary?

XOXO

Pole Dancing Doll


What has our society come to? A pole dancing doll? Really? Now I don't have any kids but you can be damn sure I would never by my daughter a pole dancing doll. Now don't get me wrong. I don't have a problem with women that pole dance. But this for sure is not appropriate for young girls. Who is the manufacture of this product? Need to do more research.
XOXO

RIP DJ AM


This horrible story reminds me a little of Final Destination. It must have been horrible for him losing so many friend and being the sole survivor and wondering why. I hope DJ AM is at peace now.
XOXO
PS. I have that same shirt.

Clean Grocery List

So a fab trainer at Studio 108 (Vanessa) provided this wonderful clean grocery list. I think it's super helpful and have decided to pass this on.

Grocery List

Proteins:
Eggs
Solid white albacore
Lean or extra lean ground beef (92-96%)
Ground turkey
Lean steak
Skinless chicken
Skinless turkey
Shrimp
Scallops
Protein powder
Protein bars (Pure Protein brand)
Salmon, cod, halibut, tilapia

Complex Carbs:
Oatmeal (old fashioned only)
Sweet potatoes & yams
Brown riceBeans (kidney, black, pinto)
Whole grain & Ezekiel bread (all whole grains and sprouted grains – NOT enriched)

Fibrous Carbs:
Green leaf lettuce
Romaine
Spinach
Asparagus
Broccoli
String beans
Bell peppers
Cauliflower
Celery
Brussel sprouts

Fruit:
Granny Smith apples
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries

Fats:
All natural peanut butter (ANPB)
Almonds
Peanuts
Avocado
Olive oil
Flax oil

Condiments & Misc.
Mayo
Lite butter spreads
Sugar free syrup
Ketchup
Mustard
Dry seasonings
Lite vinaigrette salad dressings
Cooking spray
Splenda

Misc. fresh or frozen veggies that can be used whenever you want as an add-on to your menu:
*****Corn, carrots, red & yellow peppers and peas should be kept to a minimum*****

Mushrooms
Green Peppers
Tomato
Cucumber
Onion
Radishes
Water Chestnuts
Any of the fibrous veggies listed above

XOXO