Welcome 2012

3 01 2012

Happy New Year Everyone!

So, has anyone else made resolutions? I prefer to set goals for the year. Here are a few of mine. If you have any you want to share, please do so.

  • Get rid of the rest of the books. 

I’ve gotten my book collection down to a manageable level but I still have far too many. My goal is to have only one bookshelf full by the end of the year. I have a digital copy of every single book I possible could have and have stored copies on a hard drive so my Kindle isn’t overloaded. As it is, if I live to be 150 I will never get through all the new books I have yet to read….and that is if I stop today. Oh well, I can think of worse problems to have.

  • Improve my health.

I know I’m a geek but running through Azaroth and killing Orcs does NOT equal a fitness program. I need to actually step away from the computer (shudder) every now and then and actually venture outside. I actually live in a really cool place. I’m not out on my porch for 5 minutes before I see other humans actually walking around. Kids play, pets roam. The last place I lived I never ever saw that. In 20 years I never saw kids playing outside. Spooky. Anyway, my goal is to get in a walk at least every other day. Outside. I’ll take my phone. LOL. Me without technology is NOT pretty.

  • Go to church more often

Bet you didn’t see THAT coming, did you? Yes, the resident Techno-Geek, holder of advance science degrees is a Christian. It’s okay; I’m Catholic. That means I’m from the branch that believes in Evolution, Medicine and all of the other advantages of the 21 century. I’m also a firm believer that a healthy spiritual life is as important as a healthy body and education. It’s all about balance my friends.

  • Read more books

Again, it’s about balance. A little less time sitting in front of the computer screen and a little more time sitting and…oh, wait. Anyway, reading on my Kindle is a good break from the instant communication world of the Internet. Oh, heck, who am I kidding? I just need to get some of the books read so I can buy more.

Well that’s it for now. See you all soon!


Sproutwells are techie-holics!

14 11 2008

The Sproutwells are just your typical fruit and veggie family living
among humans. They are just trying to fit in our world. Like me, they are Techno-geeks! I’ve often worried that my family might one day hold an intervention to try and pry me away from my gadgets and gizmos! Anyone reading this blog is well aware of my geekiness! I’m cool with it as long as no one comes after my stuff!

Just last week, I HAD to have the lighting system shown in the previous blog post. But I mean come on! Look at it! It’s soooo cool and lights up the home theater perfectly. I spent all the time and effort to research the television, why not highlight it?

Then of course is the problem with the “workroom”. Some people have a garage, I have a separate room for building and repairing computers. Of course my family refers to it as “the abyss” because once a component goes it it never comes out (unless it’s been recycled into a new system!)

I like the Sproutwells because they remind me of me. Unlike some techno-geeks, I try to eat well. Freshfund makes it easy with their prepackaged fruit and veggies. I highly recommend them. Great for snacking in from of the Television OR the monitor!

Besides, their cartoons are so cute! Check this one out:

The Sproutwells
I still worry though, one of these days, I fear my family is going to hold an intervention. Hmmm….maybe I should build a ray gun…you know, just in case!


Soccer Moms Unite!

17 09 2008

Ok, now I will admit I don’t understand the whole soccer mom deal, but it sure is fun to watch! But I do know a few. Both are the kindest, gentlest and nicest people you could ever hope to meet….until you get them on the sidelines of their childs soccer game. Then Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan appear!

Both of them were telling me about this Freshfunds.com site and it’s a blast. Here is how it works:

  1. Buy specially-marked Chiquita and Fresh Express products or write in for a game piece (One per household).
  2. Collect the Fresh Funds points on the back of specially marked packages.
  3. Bid on weekly auctions, make donations or obtain rewards.
  4. Win unique prizes from Chiquita and Fresh Express.

It’s a great way to get some great stuff for essentially doing what you are doing right now. Personally, I’m a big fan of the Fresh Express Packaged Salads. They are quick, easy and really good. They have everything I want and it’s so much faster than assembling it myself. They are perfect for Techno-Geeks and Soccer Moms alike! For more information, check out freshfunds and take a look here for more of The Sproutwells.


JourneyLite – Weight Loss Surgery

9 08 2008

No, that’s not a UFO…it’s my digital scale. I was talking to a friend recently who had weight loss surgery and how it had changed her life. What could really be more high-tech that that? She asked me to recommend a good digital scale. I recommended the one I own.

She went to the JourneyLite center down in Tampa for her lap band surgery and said that she was really surprised at how nice and easy they made everything. She was treated like a friend instead of as just another patient. She said that the doctors and nurses really seemed to care about her as a person and not just a body.

Her specific procedure was the Lap-band system and she is absolutely thrilled with the results. If you are looking into weight loss surgery, I strongly encourage you to look into the Journeylite centers. My friend didn’t just lose weight, she became healthy. That’s what is important in the long run.
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