Saturday, September 18, 2010

Good Morning!

Albert Einstein, who discovered that a tiny amount of mass is equal to a huge amount of energy, which explains why, as Einstein himself so eloquently put it in a famous 1939 speech to the Physics Department at Princeton, "You have to exercise for a week to work off the thigh fat from a single Snickers." ~Dave Barry, Dave Barry Turns 50

Dakota woke me up before the crack of dawn today -- sort of a good news / bad news thing. Good: I'm getting stuff done! Bad: I'm SO tired.

My title gave me an earworm .... let me share *G*:

Day two of Weight Watchers was MUCH easier (for me, anyway -- DD had a harder time). My best WW friend? Salsa. It's zero points and I use it on everything. I use it as salad dressing, I put it in my food. Mmmm.... I do love salsa.

DD got an eye-opener at the bread store, though. We brought our points calculator, and she used it on bagels and donuts. ONE donut is 8 points (considering we get approximately 20 per day, that gives you an idea of just how bad it is). It's been giving us a lot of chances to talk about what is healthy and what isn't, what nutrients are less good for your body (like fat -- you need SOME healthy fat every day, but not too much) and which ones are best.


Note to my Nook: I really hate it when you run out of charge in the last twenty pages of a suspense novel. Really. Just saying. Conveniently, though, I can plug it in an read it if I must.

Still, I LOVE the free eBooks. I have a ton, and yesterday got "Scandal Sheet" by Gemma Holiday (thanks, Tori) for nuthin'. Smart folks giving away the first book in a series. I'm a sucker for a good series.


And now, I'm off to write. Did things backward today since I was up early. Wish me luck!


You Are Deep

You try to observe the world rather than judge it. You feel like you are here to learn.

You see every side to people. You know that things are complicated and nuanced.

You have trouble getting along with people who are flippant or silly. You crave substance.

You connect best with philosophical, thoughtful types. Your friends care about ideas.

Maybe 50/50?



MJFredrick said...

I got Scandal Sheet, too! Now to find time to read it...

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Dru said...

This is one of my favorite musical number from "Singing in the Rain."

I love getting free books for my Nook. Like MJ, it's the time to read them that I can't find.

I know what you mean about the WW points for food items.

Have a good Saturday.

Brandy said...

I didn't even have to click the video to have the song start playing in my head! *G*
Does your area have a kids exercise class? Our Y has KidFit classes for ages up to 11. Son's class is ages 7-11 and they play all kinds of games and the kids don't even realize they're exercising. (I take Son for the chance to play with other kids, though he's active at home and at MA.)
Salsa is a favorite of ours, too. *G*

Hope you have a awesome Saturday!

Tori Lennox said...

Giving away the first book in a series is an awesome way to introduce readers to said series. I've got a bunch of "first books" on my Nook. Of course, I also have 25 regular books in my TBR pile that I need to read. Plus all the wonderful ebooks I now have....

And yes, I hate when the charge runs out when I'm almost finished!