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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Aloha Friday #27


Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog . Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the Mr. Linky there if you are participating.


My question this week is: When grocery shopping, do you purposely add perishable items to your cart last?  Do you put them away first when you get home?

My mom taught me to do both, so I always have.  I was amazed last weekend at my grandparents' house when they asked for my help to put away barely cold items like yogurt and milk.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Guys and Dolls

We had been planning to spend this weekend at my grandparents' house for a long time now.  I scheduled in a haircut, we talked about dinner (because every meal has to be planned for) and then I brought up seeing Guys and Dolls.  I am facebook friends with a guy I carpooled with in elementary school, and he is the drama director of the local high school (where I would have gone if I had stayed living there).  My sister did theatre in high school, so we love seeing high school plays, especially musicals.

It was soooooooooooooooooo good.  I was so impressed!  I had never seen Guys and Dolls before, nor had I seen a play at this high school, so I had no expectations whatsoever.  The story is really really good.  I love old fashioned times like that.  And the kids did an amazing job!  They were all so talented.  Unfortunately, the lead role of Sky had an emergency appendectomy, so they had an understudy filling in.  He was good, but perhaps not quite ready for a lead role yet.  Overall though, I would highly recommend seeing this play or seeing another play an Peninsula High.  I know I will be trying to :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Blogger Blah

Sigh, I really don't feel like I have much to blog about.  I have a few reviews/giveaways to do, but I am soooo highly unmotivated.  I have been reading lots of books and going to the movies, but I just have the blahs.  Maybe when I go to LA for the weekend I will find my motivation :)

Anyone have any requests? hehe

Monday, July 19, 2010

Medical Guardian's Medical Alert Systems

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This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Medical Guardian. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have blogged about my grandparents in the past, so you all know their safety is super important to me.  In the past two years, my grandparents seem to have been in the hospital more than they have been out.  My grandpa's problems have all been "minor"-ish, but when my grandma finally fell and broke her hip, their problems became major.  And from that hip breakage, my grandma is now at way higher risk of falling again!  Medical Guardian's Medical Alert Systems is a great solutions for grandparents who need some extra care but are too stubborn to move closer to their family members.  It leaves them feeling independent while putting us at ease.

Medical Guardian has 12 great tips to prevent falls at home.  My grandparents are thankfully doing many of them such as using night-lights, keeping the floor and stairs free of clutter (omg I feel so bad when we go there and litter the floor with all of our stuff!), having railings near all of their stairs and wearing proper shoes.  Since my grandma's fall, she only wears proper tennis shoes...no more sandals!

If you have an older family member in your life, please talk to them about this important safety helper.  Their lives could be saved with the push of one little button!


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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Craigslist is the Best!

A few weekends ago, I got a new dresser.  It's awesome!  I knew I had no use for my old dresser, and figured I would lug it to the thrift store as usual. 

And then one of my friends had a brilliant idea...to put it on craigslist and "trick" someone into coming and picking it up.  I was going to put it up for free, but then I decided to try and charge $10 to see if anyone would be willing to pay that.

It worked!!!  I made $10!!  I'm actually really excited.  It's only $10, but I also don't have to load up the dresser and take it to the thrift store!


Goodbye old dresser.  You were in the family longer than I have been.  You'll be missed!

Now if only someone wanted my tv...

Friday, July 16, 2010

What Swimming Stroke Are You?

You Are the Breaststroke




You are a happy and content person. You try to enjoy every day and every moment to the fullest.

You don't push yourself too hard, but you do try to stay consistent.

Slow and steady does win the race, and because of this, you're miles ahead of everyone else.

You live mindfully and intentionally. You take every decision seriously.

What Swimming Stroke Are You?

I think that is all fairly accurate except for the first part....I'm not exactly the happiest lol

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Charter On Demand

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Charter. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Although I'm not SUPER old yet, I still remember plenty of nights that I was glued to the TV waiting for my favorite shows to come on.  I would even ditch out on plans with friends because I didn't want to miss the newest episode of Gilmore Girls or Beverly Hills, 90210.  Even though I am now spoiled with the invention of DVR, there are those rare nights where I still rush home from work because two things are recording on the DVR and I have to watch the third in a different room.

Thankfully with Charter On Demand, all of those problems are in the past.  Charter On Demand is one of the most popular features of Charter TV in Digital!  On Demand is no longer just for movies - now many networks are placing the newest episodes of their shows on On Demand the day after they air!  Shows like America's Got Talent on NBC and Castle on ABC are just two examples of shows you can watch On Demand.  They even have my two favorite channels - Animal Planet and Food Network. 

To see which shows are available, go to the On Demand home page. If you have facebook like I do, You will ‘Like’ their Facebook page as well

Visit my sponsor: Charter On Demand goes WAY beyond movies

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wanchai Ferry Winner!

Congratulations to Kim, winner of the Wanchai Ferry prize pack!  You have 72 hours to email me with your name, address and phone number.

Kim said... 69
i'd like honey chicken. avonbaby87@xxx.com

Monday, July 12, 2010

Self-Publishing a Book

I do some admin/personal assistant work for an awesome lady in my town.  She is super nice, and involved in various activities.  One of the things she wants to get back into doing is writing books.  She pitched her idea to a few publishers, but was turned down.  So she did what a ton of people are doing now, she decided to self-publish.  But now she is asking for my help on how to publicize her book.  So I am asking all of you, the smartest people on the internet, how she can get the word out?  I suggested doing some blog reviews/giveaways and joining Goodreads, but that was about all I could come up with. 

And if you would like to maybe do a review/giveaway, let me know and I'll keep a list or something :)

Thanks!!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

IKEA

OMG I went to IKEA for the first time yesterday.  It is like nowhere I have ever been before!!!!!

I think they have close to everything you could ever need for your home.  They had the dresser I wanted in multiple colors and also similar dressers in case I decided I liked something else.  They even had plants!

I did buy the exact dresser I planned to buy before going.  I will post a pretty picture of it once it's done being built by Danny ;)
 
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