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Saturday, November 2

Six Word Saturday + Planet Pizza- Fairfield Review + Layla's Falafel - Fairfield Review

Happily pigged out for my birthday.
This week my birthday passed. I stuffed my face with cheese products, shish kebob , Starbuck's White Chocolate, White Chocolate Mocha and more sweets.

 I'm not from the North East so for a while I had to become accustomed to north east style pizza which is thin. In the New Haven Area, a popular pizza place is called Pepe's. There are famous around here everyone including my mate lives by it. They are stans for Pepe's Pizza. 

Bear always order the 'White Clam Pizza'.  For me Pepe's,is alright. I like the cheese, garlic and clams together but the pizza doesn't live up to it's hype to me. I have tried the New Haven location and the Fairfield and the verdict is still the same. I will eat it for sure if I'm hungry but I'm not a fan. The price, the seared crust and I can care less about the way the bake it (coal fired pizza). However living here for a couple of years I have figured out that if I order extra cheese the pizza is way better .

For my birthday I wanted to try something different so I opted for Planet Pizza. I have seen their flyers and since we had a coupon I thought why not. I ordered the Vegetarian Extra Large pizza light on the sauce. It comes with broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, peppers and onion. For extra toppings, I ordered extra cheese, black olives, artichoke hearts and sliced tomatoes. From a Midwestener's point of view it was simply wonderful. I have tried other Non-Pepe joints* and they did melt my butter but this was delightful. I knew with all the vegetables I ordered that the 'bread' part would be slightly soggy. That didn't bother me one bit. With that big pizza we ate two dinners and two lunches. Even bear a big fan of Pepe's enjoyed it.

 I also ordered a crispy warm cheesecake for dessert. It was cheesecake wrapped in what seemed to be a flour tortilla. Fried and then sprinkled with powered sugar. The cheesecake tasted like that Kraft ready-to-eat cheesecake filling. I tried it warm and cold. It wasn't bad warm, I think it it would have been better if glazed with a mix of cinnamon sugar on the tortilla or if it was an empanada like crust with cheesecake in the middle. I prefer it cold.

The funny thing is that I ordered all those extra toppings and dessert only to forget the coupon. It expires this December so I have enough time to use it and I will, trust me.

I ordered two shish kebab's from here. I was so excited only to be greatly disappointed when I tried it. The meat wasn't grilled which doesn't bother me. It was very tender. The sauce was weak and the wrapping wasn't a pita pocket or something similar it tasted like a wheat tortilla. It was just terrible put all together. I ended up pawning off my other half for Bin's next day lunch. We both agreed we wouldn't be going back to try that again. Which is too bad because I freaking love shish kebabs.

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* I will note Ikea and Bj's pizza is great. It's pretty much give you the vibe of frozen pizza but it's cheap and cheesy (the good way) so no complaints.

Friday, November 1

Women's Health Magazine - Weekend Challenge : Single - Leg Hip Raise - Graphic

I'm so doing this with my ankle weights on this weekend! 
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The Ultimate Pattern Fashion vocabulary - Infographic

click here for expanded version
My favorites are calico , liberty and chevron.
What's your favorite?

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image source: visual.ly

Thursday, October 31

Six Word Story

Today's six word story uses word of the day's from dictionary.com (phantasmagoric) and wordsmith.org (milquetoast). 

Writing Challenge:
Write a six word story using the word phantasmagoric or milquetoast.
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

I have been struggling with doing this blogpost all month. My thoughts and the direction I would like to go with bringing awareness wasn't flowing. Well it's the end of the month now and since I know I want to post something about this so I chose a TedTalk. Having witnessed abuse this video helps convey what I want to say.

Get help online:

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Quote of the Day - Madonna

Text says: I'm tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch,okay.- Madonna
So this quote has been in my draft folder since the beginning of this month. I haven't thought of any idea to write a blogpost around it so I'm just going to post it because I like it that much.

Are you tough and ambitious? 
Share in the comments.
source: Women's Rights News on fb

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The Official Song to Sing to Your Haters!! video - October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Great funny video from cleverpie on youtube. This sing is about trolling. All the profits for this song will go to beatbullying.org. Go to itunes to purchase. I had no idea that October was Bullying Prevention Awareness Month which is why this post is on the last day. Regardless of the month the information and spaces where people can come to against bullying and to get help are always helpful. 

When I was younger I guess you can say I was bullied. A male used to pick on me verbally but it really didn't bother me. I guess because it never got physical and he never stalked me, he never used his words but they never "struck" me. He only chose to do this in a classroom as well. What bothered me at that age was my home situation. Now that was stressful in my youth!

Are you or someone else you know being bullied?
If you are or someone else you know are feeling hopeless or helpless, please call the LIFELINE at 1-800-273- TALK (8255). 

Have you been bullied and want to share your story?
Share your story at whatdoyourchoose.org.

Anti-bullying links:
stopbullying.gov - Anti-bullying site for the usa.
nick.com - Anti-bullying page
whatdoyouchoose.org/- Anti-bullying campaign

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source for video: cleverpie

Wednesday, October 30

Six Word Story

At first I was going to go with "Sere will transforms goals into wishes". However that is more of warning than a story. By changing transform into past tense I made it into a story. For today's six word story I used m-w.com's word of the day sere.

Writing Challenge:
Write a six word story using the word sere.

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"Sitting Disease" by the numbers- Why standing is better than sitting - Infographic

Click here to go to larger picture.
I found this infographic and I had to share. This motivates me to use my adjustable tables more efficiently.

Other links:
juststand.org - Learn more about the importance of standing.
Sitting Time Calculator - Evaluate how much time you sit by using the sitting time calculator.
Calorie Burner Calculator - See the difference between sitting and standing with this calorie burner calculator.

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image source: juststand.org

Monday, October 28

Six Word Story

Today's six word story uses the word pecksniffian.

Writer's Challenge:
Write a six word story using the word pecksniffian.

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Time to Workout - Quote- Video

Anne Frank quoteI was failing myself last week. I skipped three days,  Thursday and Friday, I was out of town. Saturday, I was just plain lazy. I didn't feel up to it. Instead I felt up for scarfing down a box of Birthday Cake Oreo cookies. I bought them celebrate...you guessed it, my birthday. I ended up eating two rows in three days. They are so good that I really didn't feel bad for eating them. After I finally got sick of eating the very yummy cookies,  I motivated myself to press it out. Now I'm back on my routine, as expected I'm feeling better than ever.

Recently I have been watching Kuroko's Basketball. It's a sports anime so the moves are exaggerated and theatrical but that's what makes it fun. That is what gets me hyped. Every time I watch an episode from that series I feel like I could run a marathon. I have became so corny that every time I am doing an intense move in a workout I imagine myself as if I was the main character Taiga Kagami and keep pushing. That's what he would do even if it was to his detriment. I don't push to the point of chancing to harm myself though.
I laugh at myself  about visualizing myself as an anime character ( well female version anyways) but whatever works right? As long as I get it done that is all that matters.

As you know from my most recent Six Word Saturday I recently purchased dumbbells of 5 pounds each and a 10 pound kettlebell. To celebrate the purchase I decided to do an exercise that requires a weight. Jillian Michaels: Shred it With Weights Workout- Level 1 gives the option of a Kettle bell or hand weight. 
I must be getting into shape because this workout wasn't as intense for me as I thought it would be. I even put on my ankle weights for this video. It could be just the time of day I did it though since I decided to do in the morning instead of the evening which is my usual time.

What I recommend for this video:
  • Kettlebell or Weights for beginners
  • Yoga Mat

Kuroko Basketball gif
Kuroko from Kuroko's Basketball Source: rebloggy.com
Enjoy sweating it out!

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