My new walking shoes came yesterday so of course it rained off and on all day and it’s threatening rain this morning so I’m going to wait to test them out on a real walk but I’ve been wearing them around the house and I love them. They’re a perfect fit and very comfy.
This vanilla ice cream taste test had the result I would have expected: Blue Bell Natural Vanilla Bean is the best. That stuff is heavenly. It’s the food of the gods. It’s… it’s… indescribable. And oh man it’s been a long time since I’ve had any. I’ve been trying to be “good”.
Speaking of vanilla, last night’s episode of Pati’s Mexican Table was all about that flavoring, which is originally from Mexico. Everything looked interesting. I don’t like shrimp though, and I don’t drink alcoholic beverages so there’s two of the three recipes that I would have to modify if I tried them. I’m not sure the drink would work as a non-alcoholic beverage. Without the alcohol you’re left with milk, condensed milk, peanut butter and vanilla. Somehow that sounds both tempting and scary.
The most and least trustworthy celebrities – No real surprises there. I’m not sure why anyone would trust any of them more than the others in the context they’re talking about – advertising. They’re being paid to endorse products, probably just reciting what’s on a script written by someone else.
Kjerstin Gruys is trying to go an entire year without looking at herself in a mirror. Um…. okay.
Teens and social networking – [yawn] Same old same old. Every generation of teenagers thinks they’re different just because they have a few toys to play with that their parents didn’t have.
Seven Myths About Caffeine – I’ve seen all of these in separate articles but I like that they’ve put it all together here. Caffeine is not all that bad for you; in fact, a little bit might be good for you. For a while I tried to cut down on caffeine and one thing I’ve noticed is that I don’t really feel less alert but I do a lot more bone-headed things (like looking in the pantry for milk or looking in the refrigerator for aluminum foil) when I’ve had little or no caffeine. Still, we’ve been told so often that it’s bad, most of us still think of it as a vice and I wonder if we cling to that partly because we want to believe we’re doing something bad.
Now, could someone please discover that premium ice cream is actually good for us?