October 28, 2009

Feedbag Fun For Friday


I have some very important information to pass along to all of my lovely readers. Information that you really should have. Information that just might save your life. That's just kind the of girl i am.

Okay, the life saving thing may be pushing it. Ooh ooh!!! Nope. It will keep you from being Bored To Death! Ha! Get it? Hello? Is this thing on?

Anyway, each Friday I sit anxiously on the edge of my seat, refreshing iTunes, drumming my fingers...um, i mean working really hard and focusing on my job... just waiting for the new episode of the Discovery News Friday Feedbag to be posted. (I get them as a podcast on my iTunes.)

All ya'll really need to start listening to it. I learn tons of very useful facts each week, which i then use to sound smart in group settings. Will, Jorge and James are the hosts and they are so funny. They are very sarcastic, which might explain why i like the show. James and Jorge each bring 3 amazing science stories to wow us with and Will moderates. You get to vote for you favorite story each week and somebody wins eventually.

This past week I learned about how dangerous spider sex is, woolly mammoths falling out of glaciers and about how the US got rick-rolled by a tropical storm. It was better than college.

Check them out. I promise you won't be disappointed.

October 26, 2009

It's Honey Baby!


Mary over at The Provident Woman is having a giveaway that you should all enter! It's all about honey, which you should know that I'm a bit obsessed with. She and her family keep bees and sell natural honey and beeswax products. Someday i will do the same!!!

She's pretty darn funny too boot.

Check her out: http://www.theprovidentwoman.com/

October 21, 2009

Disapproving

While on vacation in Oregon this past weekend (more to come), I met this very disapproving llama (is it a llama or an alpaca?)

He didn't seem to like the fact that I was laughing so heartily at him.

In fact he looked like he was about to spit at me. I back away slowly...still laughing.

October 9, 2009

The National Park That is Zion

Or if you what to get all technical, Zion National Park. Whatever.

I headed down there a couple of weekends ago with some girlfriends and had a blast. Okay, don't get me wrong here, i love men and enjoy their company immensely, but there is something so fun and freeing about going on a road trip with just the girls. We tend to let our hair down a bit more and act a bit goofier. I don't think we stopped laughing once the entire trip. Everyone that met us thought we were drunk...but we were most definitely not. Just saying.

The best part of the trip was a lovely horseback ride. I've been going to Zion for years and have never done this but now i think i will do it more. I mean riding is always fun and we got to see some parts of the park that i've never seen before.



This is our guide Dion. He was so funny, a true cowboy. Somehow chill and no nonsense at the same time. The entire ride he had a big stogie hanging out of one corner of his mouth and was cracking jokes out of the other.

This is my horse Maria. She was a pill but a fantastic horse.


A lot of people had mules to ride and Natalie's was so funny. Her name was Janay and she had a mind of her own! Everyone was supposed to stay on the left hand side...Janay was not having that. She is a free spirit, a wandering soul.

Turns out mules don't really give a hoot about there being a bit in their mouth. You can pull and yank and saw and they just keep on doing what they want. They are hilarious and I love them.

I mean come on, look at this face!

Those big floppy ears and soft, droopy eyes. They are just darling.

Needless to say, we had a great time on horseback (or mule-back, sorry Janay).

We also hit a few of the fabulous trails the park has to offer.

This is the end of the Canyon Overlook trail. It's so beautiful and if you lean out over the railing the wind comes rushing up the canyon wall really fast. It blows your hair straight up. Yes, i'm 4 yrs old.




I thought this next shot was cool. Big black thunderheads were coming in. Half the sky was dark and the other half bright and sunny.


And here is my favorite shot of the trip. This sign was on the back of the shuttle buses. For some reason it totally cracks me up.

I mean people should know not to feed wild animals right? But obviously people are doing it, and getting hurt and thus the signs. I'm just imagining the guy who got bit and the ranger says "oh hey! This would be perfect for a PSA. Can we take a picture of your stupidity?"

Ok, maybe i just have a morbid sense of humor. I'm going to leave now.

October 6, 2009

Dry, Cracked and Bleeding...


Those words describe the sad state of my lips. It ain't pretty. Winter is upon us here in the high desert and it is drier than a mouth after a saltine eating competition (don't ever do that by the way).

All of my skin is dry but my poor lips seem to take the brunt of it. I am always on the lookout for an amazing new lip balm to cure me and yesterday I found a great new one.

It's called LypSyl, which i'd never heard of before, but it has coconut oil...and i love coconut oil. It's also a bee's wax formula and i'm a big believer in bee's wax.


Anyway, i love it. It feels great, smells great, stays on for a long time and i think it's really helping.

Ok ready for the best part? Instead of twisting it to move the stuff up there is this:

It's a little bee! How cute is that? Pretty dang cute if you ask me. It might be the whole reason i bought it. Just saying.

I got mine at Rite Aid but i'm sure lot's of places carry it. Here is the link to the site if you want it.

I promise i will blog about something important and exciting....as soon as something important and exciting happens. Sigh.