Archive for September, 2010


>Life annoying allergies

>Most of my allergies are not serious. There are a few foods that I absolutely positively cannot eat. What this means is I tend to ‘cheat’ a lot with certain foods.

Recently I joined WeightWatchers. I decided that beside watching how much I eat, I will also try hard to not eat foods I am allergic to. It can only make me healthier right?

Here comes the annoying part. I’m allergic to peanut butter, but I love crackers and peanut butter so I decided to pick up a jar of soynut butter. Its the closest in texture and taste. When I got to the grocery store, I went to the health food section to check the gluten free crackers (I am also allergic to wheat). The brand of gluten free crackers is called “Nut Thins” because it has nuts in it. Yes I am also allergic to nuts. So I went to get my P.G. Tips tea, some Ritz crackers and soynut butter. They only had one brand of soynut butter, kind of like they only had one brand of gluten free crackers. One had cinnamon and sugar in it, so I picked it up to read the ingredients, ‘sunflower oil’ (I don’t need to say it do I?). All the flavors had sunflower oil in them. Someone should tell them that people allergic to nuts are often also allergic to seeds!

Grumbling, I went to pay for my purchases, still craving peanut butter and crackers I went to another grocery store where not only did they have my preferred brand of soynut butter, they also had gluten free crackers I could eat! So next time, I will go to that store first.

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>Breaking News Alert

>Wed, September 29, 2010 — 11:49 PM ET
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Contador Tested Positive for Banned Substance; May Lose Tour Title

Alberto Contador, a three-time winner of the Tour de France, tested positive for a banned substance on the final rest day of the Tour in July, according to a statement sent Wednesday by his spokesman, Jacinto Vidarte.

Contador, a Spaniard formerly on the Astana team, could lose the title he won this year and face a two-year suspension.

He learned about the positive test for the banned drug clenbuterol, a weight-loss and muscle-building drug, on Aug. 24, nearly a month after winning the Tour, the statement said. He had tested positive for the substance on July 21, one day before the race’s decisive mountain stage.

Read More: ~~The New York Times~~

>My shoelaces

>won’t stay tied. I am serious, I tie my shoelaces (well technically they are boot laces) when I leave my house and by the time I get to the city they are flopping around, like that one lock of hair that won’t stay in the barrette. I never see anyone else stopping to tie their shoelaces, so I must have deficient lace tying skills. I don’t know why this happens, I have been tying things up in knots and bows as long as I can remember.

Does anyone know where I can take a remedial lace tying course?

>No electricity

>Last Wednesday I was composing a blog post in head, now I don’t remember what it was about, but at the time I thought it was brilliant. I was planning on typing my blog after the game. Then the power went out.

So no ballgame, no blogging, nothing. Power was out until the next day.

>Keep kids safe

>Stop Cyber Creeps
Via: The Steel Method

>Down to Manhattan

>The train is not just for going to work. I like to take the train to spend the day in the city. Like last Saturday, Em and I spent all day in the city. Got back in time to watch the Yankees lose …. but I’m not going to think about that right now.

The day started with my trip to Weight Watchers (something else I’m not talking about) and we went to breakfast then the train, I missed the memo about that and didn’t have my face on. So our first stop in the city was at Sephora’s so I could get moisturizer with sunscreen. Then we headed up to the crocs store. Em was hoping they would be having clearance sales. They weren’t. But I’m getting ahead of myself. On the way to the Crocs store, Em stopped at this vendor with a sign, $5 glass jewelry. She motioned me to come, “These are kind of pretty.” Even though the Crocs store wasn’t having a clearance sale, she still found some nice sandals, funny shaped I thought but she said they were very comfortable, and in light blue. Next we went to Cafe Frida, our favorite Mayan restaurant for a light lunch, that ended up leaving us full for the rest of the day.

We were walking through Central Park and suddenly Em stopped. “All these times and I never noticed that.” I looked where she was pointing at a water fountain. We watched as a boy pushed a button at the bottom of the fountain and his poodle took a drink. After they left left I walked over and took a closer look. The bottom of the fountain is a bowl, and the spout put water into the bowl, for your dog. New Yorkers love their pets. I thought that was pretty cool. I mean, obviously, cause I took a picture of it.

We then went down to see Ashley so Em could get prices on jewelry and Ashley could look at my ear. My sore pierced ear, except it is no so sore anymore, and very, very pretty.

And I can’t remember what else? We ended up at the Irish pub eating nachos with cheesecake for dessert and I had Kahlua and club soda. Long tiring but fun day.

>This is how I fly

>well, not really fly.

Metro North ftw! No not this morning, this morning was more like, Metro North WTF? or FML. If you don’t know what those mean, check out Urban Dictionary.

Today is the second day I caught the early train, trying to get back in the routine of getting to work on time, instead of ‘only 10 minutes late’. I also decided to bring my laptop, on the off chance I had a minute so I could update my blogs. So I turned on my hot spot and my laptop, was about to get started, when I heard some noise about getting off the train. Yes we had to change trains in Cold Spring. Which consisted of getting off our train (a door malfunction, really MetroNorth?) and waiting until the next train showed up. So now I am on a train with a double train load of people.

Once again I say. FML.