Sunday, June 29, 2008

Item of the Week

The big day finally arrived for us last Monday. Rock Band came out for the Wii! We immediately got down to rocking out business when we got home from work on Monday night and had a spectacular time, as I knew we would. Because of the awesomeness of Rock Band, it is this week's item of the week.

We can now rock out together and with friends and good times are had by all. You can choose to play the guitar, bass, drums, or sing and then you're video gaming like you've never video gamed before. If anyone needs to try out this fabulous game, let us know. The Frisbys are always open to band auditions!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Scared to Death

I have developed a new fear. I am terrified of Sodium! A couple of weeks ago, Time Magazine had a special issue devoted to the growing problem of Childhood Obesity in our country. Several of the articles talked about the differences between what kids eat now and what they ate back in the day before childhood obesity was a significant problem. One of the things that stood out to me is how much more processed/packaged/canned/convenient foods kids (and adults) eat now. I have always known that we eat more of those types of foods now, but what I hadn't really thought about is how much Sodium is in those types of foods. There's a ton! And now I'm afraid of it. Sodium in small amounts is necessary, but in large amounts it can be very dangerous, causing high blood pressure and other problems. Since my eyes have been opened, I've now been checking food lables like never before and am on a serious quest to lower my sodium intake. The tricky part is that to lower your sodium intake, you've got eat fresh foods and cut out all of the processed/prepared crap. This is hard to do when I'm working and don't have a lot of time to cook. But, it's time to get creative because now I'm scared to death of Sodium! For more info on Sodium, it's primary sources, and how to lower your intake, check out this website:

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Yesterday I went to the grocery store. I only went for a few things, but the cherries were on display right up front and caught my eye when I walked through the door. I love fresh cherries. I briefly glanced at the price, but really didn't know if it was a good price or not. As I was in a major rush, I only had time for split-second decisions. I went for the cherries, thinking in the back of my head that it was a bad idea. We're going out of town on Saturday, so we would need to eat them before then and I'm notorious for buying fruit, putting it in the little fruit drawer in the refrigerator and promptly forgetting that it's there. So, as I put the cherries in my basket, I figured it would be a waste of money because I would forget about them and in a week and a half, we would come home to rotten cherries in the refrigerator. But, they looked really good! Well, this morning I was grabbing my lunch and some yogurt for breakfast and I thought, "there's something else I was going to take with my lunch. What was it?" I thought for a couple seconds. The cherries! I remembered the cherries and grabbed a bunch to take with my lunch. And as I sat at my desk eating my lunch and enjoying the very tasty cherries, I was glad I bought them!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


I love shoes! I have a ton of them. Probably enough to last my lifetime. Of course, that won't stop me from getting more. Shoes are more than just a practical way to protect your feet. Shoes, when correctly used, are an essential part of an outfit. Now here's my dilemma.

I don't like to wear shoes. I would much rather be barefoot. I wear flip flops as much as I can because it's as close as you can get to being barefoot in public places. Taking off my shoes is one of the first things I do when I get home. Today, while at work, I decided to take off my shoes because they were bothering me. I don't typically do this because it's not necessarily the most appropriate behavior for the workplace, but I was just sitting at my desk and I wanted my shoes off. And, of course, I would just put them back on when I left my desk. And let me tell you, as soon as I took off my shoes, I think work became ten times more pleasant. But, what to do when you have all of these shoes that you love, but you don't want to wear them? It's quite a quandary!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Item of the Week - a Little Late

I wanted to do this last week, but I ran out of time. But, I found a great item of the week last week. No pictures since my camera battery is dead, but you really need to smell it to experience it best anyway. The item of the week is Bath & Body Works Just for Kids Anti-Bacterial Foaming Hand Soap: Bananarama Ding Dong. I went to Bath & Body Works to get some soap because they're having their huge sale. While picking out some more adult smelling soaps, I saw the Banana scented soap for kids and thought it might be good since I love banana. It was also on sale for only $2, so I felt I had no choice. And now Jared and I both love the Bananarama Ding Dong! I think he was pretty skeptical when he saw it, but he's totally converted. Two bucks is not bad for an item of the week!

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Jared and I recently became real live adults - we got a Costco membership. Our membership cards now serve as not only our ticket into the warehouse, but as a symbol of our adulthood. This type of adulthood goes beyond legal recognition by the government that you are no longer a minor. The right to vote, the unnecessity of guardian consent, the eligibility to join the military, and all of the other things that go along with turning that magical age of 18 pale in comparison to the responsibilities and opportunities that are opened to you with a Costco membership. Once you flash your little membership card at the door, you are hurtled into a wonderland of shopping. And with that little membership card comes great responsibility. Once in that warehouse, you are surrounded by products that speak to your adulthood. Groceries, practical clothing (like dress socks and polo shirts), household appliances, furniture, etc. So why is it that upon entering Costco, we become like kids in candy store? Our wallets start burning holes in our pockets (or purses) and our eyes sparkle with the shopping wonder that surrounds us. And amidst all of that excitement and wonder, we are supposed to remain responsible adults and not spend money on things we don't need. The ability to remain calm and shop prudently in the face of so many wonderful items at such great prices requires an intestinal fortitude great enough to withstand the punches of impulse buying. And that kind of responsibility is what makes you a real adult.