I can’t get enough of this baby!

Seriously Prince George, can you BE any cuter?

 

So I’ve recently developed an obsession for judgmental baby faces. Sure, the smiles are adorable…but have you seen a baby throw shade? IT’S THE BEST THING EVER! 

 

 

So when buzzfeed posted a whole slew of pictures of Prince George and his judgmental faces, I almost died. Below are some of my favorites….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facts about Nickelodeon…

Hey 90′s Kids! 
 
Here’s some super fun facts about the channel we all knew and loved, Nickelodeon! Check out my favorites below or click HERE for the full article.
 
 

Whether you preferred the drama of Hey Dude, the postmodern sensibility of Clarissa Explains It All, or the gross-out humor of Ren & Stimpy, if you were a kid in the ’90s, there’s a good chance your favorite TV channel was Nickelodeon. Here’s what went on behind the scenes, as uncovered by Matthew Klickstein in Slimed! An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age.

1. Designer Tom Corey chose orange and lime green for Nickelodeon’s logo because they’re international distress colors.

2. There were many different recipes for the famous green slime that originated on You Can’t Do That on Television. A few key ingredients: Cream of Wheat, green food coloring, Johnson’s baby shampoo, vegetable oil, and occasionally cottage cheese.

3. Roger Price, creator of You Can’t Do That on Television, slimed kids for saying, “I don’t know,” because he found it annoying. And dumping water for saying “water”? That was just funny. After the cast started complaining about how much slime and water were dumped on them, they received bonus payments—$25 to $50 extra—for getting soaked.

4. The creators of Ghostbusters, released in 1984, tried to sue Price for stealing the idea of green slime. They dropped the lawsuit when he pointed out that he’d been sliming kids since 1979, so Ghostbusters must have stolen the idea from him.

6. You Can’t Do That on Television didn’t allow parents on the set. The kids weren’t allowed to take scripts home, either.

7. Nickelodeon Studios originally printed the blimp logo on its toilet paper. But visitors kept stealing it, so they switched to plain.

8. The Double Dare set was designed to look like a bathroom.

 

Courtesy of Facebook.com/DoubleDare

11. Double Dare host Marc Summers has OCD and sometimes struggled with all the slime and mess on the job.

13. Nickelodeon recorded a number of doo-wop bumpers, those short clips played between a show and a commercial, because research shows that kids respond well to doo-wop music.

14. On Pete & Pete, Little Pete’s signature red hunting cap was an homage to The Catcher in the Rye‘s Holden Caulfield.

15. Only Mark Mulcahy, who wrote and sang the Pete & Pete theme song, knows what it’s really about—or can easily decipher all the words.

16. There was almost a Clarissa Explains It All album. The group name: Clarissa and the Straitjackets. The first single: “This Is What Na-Na Means.”

17. The Midnight Society kids on Are You Afraid of the Dark? weren’t allowed to be shown lighting the campfire.

18. Alex Mack of The Secret World of Alex Mack was first written as a male character.

19. The polling for the Kids’ Choice Awards was originally done at amusement parks or McDonald’s.

23. E.G. Daily, the voice of Tommy Pickles on Rugrats, played Dottie in Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.

My Kittehs

Sooooo this is a slightly selfish blog…but it all has a point I promise. 

 

So this time 2 years ago my husband Dan and I opened our home to these two furry children…Oliver (orange) and Felix (black and white).

 

 

 

Awww… isn’t that cute? (Pretty sure this is the only time they slept together like this since we’ve had them)

 

And from that point on…our lives have never been the same. 

 

 

True, it was an adjustment….we even thought and wondered if we made the right decision. All my thoughts about interior design and decorating had to change since they were getting into EVERYTHING….

 

 

And yes….they get into trouble….

 

 

And can be costly at times….. Whether they get sick or…..

 

 

Bite their own tail……

 

(at least that’s what we think happened to Ollie…he chases his tail like a puppy, and one day last summer he caught it. He wouldn’t leave it alone, thus the crate and cone of shame. You can see the bandages in the second picture. He’s fine now.)

 

But their good moments always outweigh the bad. Both of these guys love to cuddle…

 

 

and provide LOTS of entertaining moments….

 

 

We really do consider them our furry children. 

 

 

So Happy Adoption Weekend to Oliver and Felix! 

 

Want furry children of your own? There is a WONDERFUL opportunity this weekend.

 

CARE is hosting an adoption event this Saturday from 1-4pm at Petco in Columbus. They will have several kittens, cats, puppies and dogs looking for a forever home. 

 

They are also providing micro chipping for $20 and low cost spay/neuter sign ups:

Bartholomew County cats: $10
Other cats: $30
Dogs: $60

 

So talk to the family and see if you are ready to welcome another family member this weekend and check it out this Saturday!

 

 

 

 

Have you seen Prince George?!?!

Have you seen Prince George lately?!?! He is soooo adorable!

 

Prince William and Duchess Catherine are on tour in New Zealand and Australia, and they brought Prince George along for the ride. And you know what that means….

 

BABY PICTURES! 

 

Someone check my temp…I may be catching baby fever after seeing this cutie! 

 

Check out this roly poly cutie if you haven’t yet. (Photos stolen from today.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Running thoughts….

Gotta love Buzzfeed….
 
 
I’ve definitely had all these thoughts run through my head while on a run. The longer the run, the farther down the list I go. 
 
 
Fellow runners- can you relate? 
 
 
*FYI- I’ve edited this list to keep it PG. 
 
75 Thoughts Every Runner Has While Out For A Run

1. What a beautiful day for a run!
2. This sucks.
3. Well, five miles is only two and half miles each way, which is basically two miles each way, so I’m really only running four miles. That’s not too far.
4. It’s starting to feel far.
5. How long have I been running? A year?
6. SIX MINUTES?! 
7. I can barely remember what my life was like before I started this run.
8. OK, concentrate. There are still four-plus miles to go. 
9. But who counts the first and last mile? This is pretty much an easy three miler.
10. Oh, poop! A fellow jogger!
11. Should I wave?
12. I’m totally gonna wave.
13. OOOK, they didn’t wave back. Never doing that again.
14. Just keep running, no one saw. Except that old guy who may or may not be averting his eyes.
15. Man, I think I’m hitting that “second wind” thing my gym coach was talking about.
16. Wait, never mind. I’ve been running down a decline. 
17. If I leap to avoid dog poop, does that make me a CrossFit athlete?
18. What the heck is CrossFit anyway?
19. Mental reminder: Google CrossFit when I get home.
20. If I ever get home.
21. If I had a heart attack right now, I wonder who would find my body.
22. OMG, I hope I never find a dead body. Joggers always find dead bodies.
23. Bodies. Body. Bod-ay. Runnin’ all day, no one can catch … may.
24. OK, I must be halfway done by now.
25. What?! Only two miles in?
26. Alright, stay focused. What am I going to eat when I get home?
27. I’m running five miles so I should probably eat five slices of pizza.
28. Or I could buy one pizza and ask them to cut it into five slices.
29. I should probably get a side salad too. 
30. …
31. Nevermind the salad actually.
32. Man, what are these people doing in front of me? Walking?!
33. Is this a contest to see who’s the worst at walking? Because you are both champions in my heart.
34. Maybe if I pound my feet on the ground they’ll hear me coming and let me pass.
35. Oh, poop. They didn’t turn around and now I’m right behind them. They’re going to think they’re getting mugged by the world’s sweatiest criminal.
36. You know what? Now seems like a good time to run in the street.
37. * Jumps off curb * Parkour!
38. Hi hi hi please don’t hit me with your car. 
39. Pedestrian pedestrianizing over here, let me cross. 
40. Thank you, Mr. Blue Honda. I’m trying to smile at you but it probably looks like I’m having a stroke. 
41. Actually, I wonder what I look like right now. 
42. * Checks out reflection in shop window * Yeesh.
43. Is that what I look like when I run? What am I, a newborn deer with a drinking problem?
44. Whatever, I must be almost done by now. 
45. Heck yes. Three miles down, two to go. It’s all downhill from here. 
46. Except for that very real uphill in front of me. Crap.
47. Wait, is that… Is that…
48. A DOG! 
49. Hi dog! You are so cute. You are now my mascot. I will finish this run for you, pup.
50. And — hello — what do we have here? Your family is adorable too.
51. Hope you like drunk fawns, adorable family.
52. Watch my bambi butt prance up this hill.
53. Holy poop, prancing is exhausting. I am exhausted. 
54. Honestly, I don’t even like running.
55. Why do I even run?
56. Why does anyone even run?
57. Why are we even alive?
58. OK, let’s not go down that road.
59. Focus. Focus on that sweet, delicious ‘za waiting at the finish line, calling your name with its cheesy breath.
60. Wait, less than one mile to go? I am KILLING this run. 
61. I AM THE SWIFTEST GOD OF ALL TWO-LEGGED CREATURES.
62. YES, including ostriches.
63. Honestly, I should sign up for a marathon.
64. What is it, like 30 miles?
65. That’s just 15 miles each way, which is practically 10, and 10 is twice five, and I can run five miles EASY.
66. That’s it, I’m doing it. Thirty miles.
67. Thirty-mile marathon…30-mile marathon…30 Rock marathon.
68. On second thought, I’ll probably just binge-watch every episode of 30 Rock. That takes a lot of dedication and I will be winded from laughing so hard.
69. But I could probably do a marathon IF I wanted. 
70. OK, almost home. Should I shower first and order pizza or order pizza and shower before it shows up?
71. Yep, definitely ordering first. I earned that pie.
72. Oh, no. Oh no. Another runner. Should I wave?
73. No, be strong! Do not get burned again. 
74. SHE waved first! Hello! Yes! We are both runners! Look at us run!
75. I guess running’s not so bad.

NPR FTW

Those folks over at NPR…they’re so clever….

So this past April Fools day, the pranks were everywhere on the interwebs. Even the smarties over at NPR got in on the fun and turned it into a social media experiment. 

They wanted to see how many people actually READ the article before commenting on it. 

 

 

So they posted this on Facebook:

 

But when you clicked through to the article…you got this message:

 

Congratulations, genuine readers, and happy April Fools’ Day!

We sometimes get the sense that some people are commenting on NPR stories that they haven’t actually read. If you are reading this, please like this post and do not comment on it. Then let’s see what people have to say about this “story.”

Best wishes and have an enjoyable day,
Your friends at NPR

 

 

And their response was huge! It also proved their point that most people who comment on posted articles on FB don’t actually read the articles… they just make assumptions by the headline and run with it. 

 

(Come to think of it, I would think that die-hard commentators would comment on the original article anyway, and not go back to the Facebook comment thread, but to each his own.) 

 

Check out all the great responses to those that “read the article” at this link: http://kotaku.com/a-reminder-that-not-everyone-reads-before-commenting-1557812641 

 

 

Duck Dynasty coming to Columbus!

duck-dynasty-Q

 

One of America’s favorite funny families is coming to Columbus August 23 at the Columbus North Gym…thanks to Blank Slate Productions and Community Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Martinsville!

Get your camouflage and duck callers ready for Willie, Korie and Si from the hit A&E show, Duck Dynasty! The three Robertson’s will be travelling to Indiana to talk about their show, their family and who knows what else is going to come out of Si’s mouth!

Floor chairs are $60  Sold OUT!
Floor Bleachers $55
Level 1 Bleachers $40
Level 2 Bleachers $25

You may purchase tickets the following ways:

a. Calling Blank Slate 812-343-9762 (leave a message if someone doesn’t answer)

b. Internet: www.blankslatepro.org

c. Midwest Computer Solutions on State Street: Open M-F 8:30 am-5:30 pm.

d. Blank Slate Production’s Facebook Page. 

Fight Stress and Fat with Dark Chocolate and Red wine?!?

YES PLEASE!

 

At least that’s what this article says….

 

http://www.poliquingroup.com/ArticlesMultimedia/Articles/Article/1146/The_Super_List_of_40_Superfoods_to_Fight_Stress_an.aspx

 

True- not everything we read on the internet is carved-in-stone truth. But that is hard to remember when you have your opinions and desires clouding your mind. 

 

and my desire is to eat Dark Chocolate all the time. 

 

But seriously- this article has a great list of super foods that aren’t super scary and some are even affordable. 

 

Check out the full article HERE…and here’s a list of some of my favorites…

 

Dark chocolate—the darling of the superfoods—has been found to reduce the risk of a number of stress-related diseases:  lower heart disease risk, a measurable drop in melanoma skin cancer rates, a lower diabetes risk, and better cognition in older people.
 
 
Coffee is packed with antioxidants that make it one of the healthiest beverages on earth. In addition to being beneficial for athletic performance and brain function due to the caffeine, coffee decreases disease risk, including cancer (lung, prostate, breast, endometrial, pancreatic, stomach, and colon), heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
 
 
Red wine is famous for containing the antioxidant resveratrol that has been shown to reduce muscle soreness after exercise, lower cancer risk, and promote insulin sensitivity. Along with red grapes and grapeseed extract, high-quality red wine has the ability to fight stress when consumed in small quantities and it also improves estrogen metabolism.
 
 
 
Asparagus is nutritionally rich, containing folate, vitamins A, C, E, and K, and chromium, which is often low in the modern diet and will reduce sugar cravings and stress eating. It’s also high in glutathione, that super antioxidant that is at the core of the immune system.
 
 
 Avocado is called an “anti-obesity” food by scientists because it’s jam-packed with nutrients and antioxidants that can produce a lower body weight and waist circumference, as was seen in an analysis of the diets of 17,567 Americans.
 
 
 Blueberries and related dark-colored fruits like raspberries and blackberries are on this list. What you may not know is that they are one of the most useful foods for building muscle and strength because they accelerate recovery. They help remove the waste products or “garbage” produced by intense training. Eat them alone or add them to high-glycemic carbs for better insulin sensitivity.