Thursday, October 29, 2009

Avoiding Food Spoilage

My recent method for attempting to avoid having food spoil:

Keep a brief list of foods that are ripe or near expiring in the kitchen (e.g., on the counter or fridge).

For example, I have a lot of ripe pears lying around, but I keep forgetting to use them. I put "pears" on my list, and I'm reminded to have a pear as a snack instead of an orange or crackers. I'm also encouraged to use them in breakfast or a dessert. This worked with my abundance of apples, which turned into a tasty cranberry apple pie, and blueberries, which made their way into my yogurt and the kids' snacks.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Imogen Heap Covers Michael Jackson's Thriller

Imogen Heap, formerly half of the duo Frou Frou, covers Michael Jackson's Thriller. Very moody. Nothing like the original, but very Imogen...if you know what I mean

Monday, October 26, 2009

Refunds on Your Baby Einstein Collection

Did you feel cheated when you found out that your collection of Baby Einstein DVDs weren't educational in the least, even though they were marketed as such? Ya, it's payback time. Literally. Per the NY Times, "the Walt Disney Company is now offering refunds for all those “Baby Einstein” videos that did not make children into geniuses."

If you'd like to take advantage, here's the link:

The Baby Einstein™ DVD Upgrade / Moneyback Guarantee

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Best Costume: A working Apple iPhone

This is quite possibly the best. costume. ever.

"Working" Apple iPhone Costumes

Sure, it cost the guys about $2,000 to put together and they each weight about 85 pounds...but how cool are they!?!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Souplantation's Free Breakfast for Kids During Pajama Month

Apparently, Souplantation offers kids a free breakfast during pajama month, with the purchase of an adult meal. I found out about this too late, but I'd love to go to see a bunch of kids at a restaurant in PJs. It just sounds precious!

I overheard someone talking about it, and I couldn't resist finding out more. It looks like there is no current info on the Souplantation website, though they did a press release in 2007.

It turns out that this deal only happens once a year, which was October 18 this year (i.e., yesterday). I guess I'm a day late and a dollar short. So, I guess I'm posting because I was amused. And it's something to look forward to next year ;-)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Around the Internet

Cheese or Font and Ice Cream or Paint - Some fun, if silly, quizzes.

Marshall's Stiletto Car - I saw this "car" driving around Santa Monica. MetaBoy didn't see it, and he didn't believe I saw a shoe drive by. How do you convince a 3 year old of something ridiculous when he's making up ridiculous stories every day?

Expense A Steak - A shady website where you type in the amount of an expense that you need legitimate receipts for, and you get a PDF of receipts laid out in that exact amount. Don't tell the IRS about this one ;-)

Twirling on Her Toes, Giving Orders - A funny article in the NY Times about a couple who didn't anticipate how their lives would change when 2 of their 3 kids went off to college.

Gov. Schwarzenegger's cute breakfast - I'm guessing he didn't make the smiley face. He doesn't seem like the smiley face making sort of guy.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cirque du Soleil hits Santa Monica

Here's a fun thing to do in Santa Monica. Cirque du Soleil comes back to the Santa Monica pier 22 years after their humble beginnings to debut their new show, KOOZA. Select tickets are available at a 25% discount, which is a great deal given ticket prices. But as I was searching, I found few discounted tickets are left, so act fast! We'll be going in November with MetaBoy, so we're very excited.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

What To Do When Riding a Dead Horse

I was reading this Yahoo article on the World's Strangest Monuments. I was terribly annoyed that there wasn't an accompanying photo of each monument. An interesting idea poorly executed.

I went off to find a few pictures online to satiate my curiosity. What's the internet good for if not satiating curiosity? In my search, I found a funny list of what to do if you find you're riding a dead horse, like Saint Wenceslas, whose statue is doing just that in Prague.