September 28 Basketball

“It’s not how big you are, it’s how big you play.” My son and I went to the gym again at long last and we did a mini workout together, rode the bike, the rower, then played basketball for over an hour. We had so much fun. We’ve never played basketball together before (I am…

September 27 Herbs de Provence

Herbs de Provence is a robust mixture of herbs made popular in the southeastern region of France. It is often used in the preparation of grilled meats, fish and vegetable stews, and is usually added before or during cooking. Today I purchased Herbs de Provence from World Market and made a delicious chicken meal for…

September 26 Double Unders

“When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story.” What is a double under? A double under is when you jump rope but swing the rope twice under your feet each time you jump up. I practiced today and got good enough to do 12 in a row!!! That’s a…

September 25 Miss Representation

“Women are complicated. Not because women are crazy, because people are crazy and women happen to be people.” Ok, since I watched the “boy” film yesterday, I had to watch the “girl” film today. This one was much more distressing. Yep, we all know how women are portrayed in the media. Sex kittens, sluts, cat-fighting…

September 24 The Mask You Live In

“We’ve begun to raise our daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.” This is a thought-provoking, conversation-provoking film that attempts to tackle the messages that our boys and men receive about being men. “Man up” is a common enough phrase that I don’t have to…

September 23 Tacos and Lies – Or Tacos and Truths

“The best lies about me are the ones I told.” Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of The Wind I made some delicious tacos and wrapped them in a lettuce leaf. Yes, I know that is nothing new. However, I have never eaten a taco wrapped in a lettuce leaf before. That sentence sparked such debate and…

September 22 Yoga Mala: 108 Sun Salutations

“The Sun represents the physical and spiritual heart of the world.  We salute the Sun to give thanks for a new day filled with life-giving light and sustenance.” MindBodyGreen In honor of the autumnal equinox today, I woke up at dawn, headed down to lululemon and set up my mat in the parking lot to…

September 21 Zombie Nightmares

“I always thought of the zombies as being about revolution, one generation consuming the next.” George A. Romero You knew this was coming. I am such a sap. I was watching the Thriller video over and over and practicing my groin thrusts a la MJ and guess what happened? I dreamed about zombies all night…

September 20 Thrill The World Practice / Pints and Planks

“Due to my strong personal convictions, I wish to stress that this film in no way endorses a belief in the occult.” Michael Jackson, disclaimer at the beginning of Thriller Music Video/ Mini Movie Today was an exciting day! After work I went to my very first Thriller Dance rehearsal. I’m going to do the Thrill the…

September 19 More Mary Tyler Moore

“I’m an experienced woman. I’ve been around… Well, all right, I might not’ve been around, but I’ve been… nearby.” Mary Richards, The Mary Tyler Moore Show Did you love her? On this day in history, September 19, 1970, the Mary Tyler Moore Show debuted on CBS. I wasn’t yet born in September of 1970, I…

September 18 Reading Nook

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” William G.T. Shedd I have to find a way to make my house more unappealing. I get home and it’s so comfy, cool and quiet that I just want to stay home. I haven’t had this problem before, having never been a homebody. But…

September 17 TEDx Talks Saturday

“Albuquerque is at the bottom of most good lists and at the top of most bad lists.” Max Baptiste, We Are This City, TEDx ABQ TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. TED talks are short, powerful talks on virtually any topic in the universe. You can find a gazillion really great talks on http://www.TED.com….