One important link

by Joanne on March 12, 2010

It was a quiet Friday at work. Sue was off celebrating her birthday and the phones weren’t ringing.  It was, however a busy day for paperwork.  Who enjoys paperwork?  I have to take numerous breaks to get through the monotony of it.  It has to be done, simply overhead but a must. Ho Hum.

The one important link:  Sustainable Food – Sustainable Agriculture.  Buy local.  Here is the link on Examiner.

A movie review:   “Up In The Air” with George Clooney.  I just love that guy!  He is so real. So NOT Hollywood. 

DSC00661 A very enjoyable movie. The scenes were clean. The language was typical:  the occasional nasty swearing.   Seriously. Must they ALWAYS swear?   In my world, swearing very rarely exists.  I really don’t understand why it has to be included in our entertainment. 


In this movie, an organization flies it’s employees around the world to fire people for other organizations. Not a nice job at all.   Along comes a young, intelligent woman who has a brilliant idea to “E-Fire”.  Not popular with the executives who want to keep racking up the sky miles.   George Clooney’s character is told to show this woman the ropes.  This interferes somewhat with his usual stream-lined modus operandi. 


I always gage a movie based on whether both Ted and I stay awake to watch the entire film.  This one we both did.  It MUST be good

Some other ramblings….

I am getting back into cake decorating.  It has become my mission to embark on the more difficult cakes.  To help me with my task, I purchased this book:


Anyone familiar with it?   That’s a cake on the cover.  Cool! 

Friday foodie fun was as follows:

One of my all time favorite yogurts: FAGE.  There is a manufacturing facility in New York and I was hoping they would respond to an email I sent to them.  Haven’t heard anything yet.   I like the plain, fat free Greek yogurts the best.  I can then add my own fruit and nut blend for taste, flavor, texture, and crunch.


I had my lunch at work which was:

  • 2/3 cup broccoli slaw
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 3 grape tomatoes
  • 2 small radishes, sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup brown rice
  • 3 oz water packed tuna
  • 2 1/2 TBS Newman’s Own Low fat Sesame Ginger Dressing

It must have been my walk with Shane this morning that upped the appetite.  We went out for one hour EXACTLY which resulted in 3.95 miles. 

The other night I up loaded Pandora on my iphone.  That’s for when I’m on the run without Shane.  I would hate to be rude to our boy by listening to music while he was loyally at my side. 


Anyone have Pandora?  Do you like it?


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  • At 2010.03.12 18:34, meghan Ling said:

    Yumm, your lunch looked great! Thanks for the movie info…I need to see Up in the Air!
    Cute blog!

    • At 2010.03.13 00:21, kilax said:

      Did you see how Clooney kind of had a scowl on his face during the entire Oscars? I wonder if that was all staged. I really want to see that movie. The swearing doesn’t bother me though 😉
      .-= kilax´s last blog ..Signs of spring =-.

      • At 2010.03.13 08:59, Samuel Scialdone Jr. said:

        Hello Joanne and Ted, thank you for the birthday gift. I really appreciate it. Ted, maybe we can play golf next weekend. Joanne, your recipes look great. Now I’m hungry. Sam

        • At 2010.03.13 09:16, Alisa@Foodista said:

          What a lovely blog you have here! I haven’t seen the movie yet but I will after this 🙂
          .-= Alisa@Foodista´s last blog ..Moleskine Passed Down Recipes Contest =-.

          • At 2010.03.13 11:56, kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

            maybe i should get pandora on my iphone? hmmmm never tried it. but i love my kindle and read all my books on it now. never thought i would be a convert because i love the act of reading a book in hand-but i do love it!
            enjoy your saturday 😉
            .-= kalli@fitandfortysomething´s last blog ..Sister Day =-.

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              • At 2010.03.13 18:23, Joanne said:

                Meghan: Thanks.

                Kilax: You know, I did notice that. Weird.

                Sam: AH! We have to call you…Oh Happy, Happy Day to you! I think you might be catching up to Ted.

                Alisa: thank you. 🙂

                Kalli: I love the kindle. I only have one book on it so far because I have about 4 other paperback and hardcover that I want to work thru first. The kindle is so handy and what a great way to save the trees!

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