Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It didn't disappoint...

So I am totally obsessed with two series: 1) Harry Potter, and 2) The Hunger Games! When I learned that they were doing a movie of the Hunger Games, I got a little nervous because I love the books so much. They HAVE to do a good job on the movies! Well I saw the trailer yesterday and so far, it does not disappoint. I'm so excited! March, please come quickly!

Monday, November 7, 2011

You can help out

So I have this friend, Lizzie, who is the cutest mom ever to two of the cutest little boys ever. They want to add another lucky baby to their family through adoption. They are currently fundraising through a little something called Ordinary Hero. It's an online store that gives Lizzie 40% of all items sold. (You have to select her name and the pull down menu at checkout.) Check it out :)

Lizzie is also a wonderful photographer. She's doing a photo session giveaway, and you can have a chance to win it by buying something from Ordinary Hero or sharing their story and fundraising.

Check out their story and more details here at her blog. Good luck, Lizzy!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

There are no words...

OK, well maybe a few choice words crossed my mind during my traumatic experience yesterday. As my mom would say- "Gag me with a rubber twinkie" or something like that. My lunch yesterday went as follows:

I felt like having a delicious chicken salad. Grilled chicken, check. Other toppings, check. Organic spinach and spring greens, check. On my plate, check. Oh, wait a minute. It looks like one of the leaves is bad or has something on it. Better pick it out. Upon first glance, it appeared to be a dried curled up leaf stuck to another one. I touched it (obviously- I was picking it off) but it kinda stuck. And felt firm, yet soft and a little squishy. Oh no. It can't be. Upon closer inspection, it looked a little something like this:

My lovely pupa was a little less obvious because of the stuff that was making it stick to the leaf. Um, that was unexpected. And a tad horrifying, considering I was going to put it in my mouth and chomp it up. I was so freaked out that i immediately threw it down the disposal while gagging and almost knocking everything else to the floor. I didn't even think to get a picture, which I'm not even sad about because even posting this other picture for you all is making all the old feelings rush back, lol. Matt will be sad, however. He would have wanted to keep it and see it emerge from it's little home. Boys are so gross.

Needless to say, I did not have salad that day.

Organic is great, but not that organic. Hopefully I will get over this fear of salad soon!