Archive for September, 2012
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L’Shanah Tovah to my friends and family observing Rosh Hashanah.
Do you belong to MyPoints.com? I fairly regularly earn enough points to get free giftr cards. Generally I get restaurant ones. Makes me feel like I’ve earned a treat. Anyway, I want to applaud their customer service. HSN apparently doesn’t send them the info to credit my account when I make purchases from them. I recently had three purchases that weren’t credited. One of them, a biggie, I worked out with HSN. MyPoints took care of the other two within 24 hours, (which started on a Sunday). I really appreciate good customer servicer. There’s another one I have to wait another week on. We shall see if HSN steps up.
Giveawayoftheday.com has a nice photo editing program today. Visually it’s not for me with my poor vision, and it has a large footprint. One of the commenters suggested this free program, which I downloaded through CNet, so I felt safe about it. http://www.funny-photo-maker.com/. A couple of examples:
You know I’m a BzzAgent and review products they give me for free. I have two today
1 – I am totally in love with Covergirl in general, but I will definitely keep purchasing these products, COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation and COVERGIRL & Olay Pressed Powder. My husband (see $2 bill) hates makeup. He couldn’t tell (perhaps someone more observant could) I was wearing these, and told me how good I looked the first time I wore them. He doesn’t usually comment on how I look. Major thumbs up. My daughter (beer glass), who usually notices everything, came out to visit and almost immediately told me how good my skin looked, not my makeup, my skin. Another thumbs up. This makeup doesn’t settle in your nooks and crannies (or if you’re not an English Muffin, wrinkles), and really smooths out your skin tone. I’m a believer.
2 – I was sent coupons for free Glade Expressions room fresheners.
I had a hard time finding them. I went to two different Walmarts and neither had them. A local supermarket didn’t either. I went to Pathmark in Port Jefferson and found them both there, but a prices higher than my free coupons allowed. Being a good little bargain hunter, I was prepared. I’d downloaded a coupon online for $2 off two glade purchases. I did get them for free (if you disregard the price of gas).
I love the look and the scent of the oil diffuser starter kit in pineapple mangosteen. I wish the scent spread out more, but that’s true of all diffusers I’ve used. My livingroom is large, and I might want to have two going at once. Very pretty and pleasant.
The Glade Experssions starter kit comes with an elegantly shaped white squeeze sprayer. I got it in cotton & Italian mandarin. I’m using that in the bathroom, where a squeeze will be more often desirable. It’s also a pleasant scent which I’d prefer with more mandarin, but that’s just a matter of personal taste. It does the job.
Review: I broke down and decided to try Dermastore’s SmartLash. It’s not supposed to have the side effects of Latisse, so I felt pretty safe trying it. I used it once a day (not recommended twice) for about 3 weeks. I woke up last Sunday morning and when I went to put on my mascara, I saw dark rings around the iris’ of both eyes. It looked like someone took a magic marker and drew a circle around them. Very scary, monsteresque looking. I could have done an episode of Supernatural, if I could act. I called Dermastore Monday, and the customer service rep insisted that the product was all natural and couldn’t do any harm. I mentioned that hemlock is all natural. She may or may not have gotten the message. She kept saying it couldn’t discolor my eyelids. My eyelids aren’t discolored, so that may be true. She apparently doesn’t know what the iris is. I asked to speak to someone in charge. Got a call back Thursday. The person said she never heard any complaints like this before, but would surely keep on top of it, and asked me to contact her after I see my opthamologist, credited my card for the original purchase, and cancelled auto delivery. She couldn’t understand why the person I originally spoke to didn’t do that. Apparently she never met her. Okay, I know this has worked for some, but, I do not recommend this product. Just for the record, since I stopped using SmartLash, the thick dark rings have become thinner. I’m really hoping they go away.
This recipe is from Giada, and I call it a cheat recipe because it includes jarred marinara sauce (I used Newman’s because it was on sale, and is really good) My chopped carrots never got soft enough, and in the future I will use only ones I’ve teeny tiny diced, or perhaps a cup of frozen mixed vegetables. The pasta I used was small whole grain elbows. It is really delicious, and for me it’s a meal.
NEW PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake? A: Oh no. Wine made from fruit. Brandy distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up!
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio? A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one. If you have two body, your ratio two to one.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program? A: Can’t think of single one, sorry. My philosophy: No pain…good! Q: Aren’t fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food fried in vegetable oil. How getting more vegetable be bad?
Q : Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle? A: Oh no! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me? A: You crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around!
Q: Is swimming good for your figure? A: If swimming good for figure, explain whale to me.
Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle? A: Hey! ‘Round’ is shape! Well… I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.
And remember: Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways – Chardonnay in one hand – chocolate in the other – body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “WOO-HOO, what a ride!!”
1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans…
5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
I’m sorry I haven’t been around for a while. Not feeling great, and really being lazy about everything. Some kind of crazy stomach thing. May actually break down and see a doctor, eventually.
I do have a great recipe for you today. Made it yesterday. This is originally from the Hellman’s site. I made a couple of small changes, and will give you my version. I’ve always been kind of potato saladly challenged, but am so proud of this one.