The chill factor…
December 7, 2009
…is going to chatter my bones! Seriously, it’s pretty darn frightening out there. The high today is 27, and it’s supposed to snow for 3 days. Woohoo– (sarcasm) And yes, I did make another ‘cold weather’ reference as this post’s title.
This weekend was filled with festivities and friends, food and fun… and I can only assume that streak will continue 🙂 My butt feels a little better from Saturday’s fall. It’s all good… and so is a little ‘fu:
Last night, I made the mother & brother some oven roasted chicken and myself some garlic-teryaki tofu! Along side some delicious roasted bnut squash and sweet taters! On a bed of spinach, naturally.
And for dessert-
That tea taste like apple cider, I swear. Sugar free apple cider, that is. Very good.
Yesterday at the grocery store, I thought I’d pick up a new breakfast cereal (and it was on sale, too!)-
Nature’s Path Optimum Cereal, Cranberry Ginger 😉 The name sounds promising, right?
Unfortunately, I was let down… It wasn’t a bad cereal, I was just expecting so much more flavor. I liked the texture and would like the taste if it was labeled as what it tasted like- ‘Wheaty-bran cereal’… Thank goodness Mr. Banana helped me out.
Now I’m snacking on another new product-
with cucumbers! Athenos Roasted Garlic Hummus definitely has a strong garlic taste that I enjoy… for a few bites. Then I become overwhelmed. I prefer original hummus. I love the new packaging, though! Another bonus- 3.99 for a big tub!
Digression (…like my tag-line says, the rantings of an orange oddity!)
I’d like to take a little time to discuss education. Random, huh? Quite the contrary, actually.
Whether you are in high school, college, grad school, or are out there living your life as a big bad working citizen, you must realize how lucky you are. Sure, your teachers and professors are ‘out to get you’ with a plethora of paperwork… but be thankful for that. They teach you because they want to, and we learn because we have to. But instead of ‘having’ to, we should desire to. We should want to.
As a nation, we are so incredibly fortunate to have the natural born right to education. Many influential people in our nation’s history fought for their education, and we take it for granted. We fail to realize how lucky we really are!
With each day of school, each required English book, each page of notes.. we feed our intellect, our futures. As tedious a task school may seem, we really must take advantage of the free education. College isn’t free because further education IS important. We pay because we want to have a successful life. Many cannot afford the tuition and all the fees that follow, so if you plan on or are attending college, don’t let it go to waste. Don’t neglect your education. Please. Your brain has been there for you from the start and will always have your back… To put it simply:
Diligent student + school = one big, bright future
So, next time you want to blow off your homework, don’t. Be strong and considerate of your future and all that you can be. School is cool, man 😉