Tuesday Treasure Trove


 

Things of Note:

 
Not going to lie, I am pretty stressed this week. One of my design clients was supposed to have a sizable paycheck waiting for me when I got back from my trip to Ohio, had in fact directly said as much. Two weeks later, and no sign of said paycheck. No answer to my email last week, no answer to my phone call yesterday. And it’s stressing me out. When I expect to be paid by X date, and client agrees to X date, I then plan my budget/finances around having that money by X date (or at least near it). When it is suddenly not there and continues to not be there, bank account levels can get scary. I am going to call again later today, and every day until I get that paycheck. I hate having to turn into a nag in order to get paid, but if that’s what it takes to get what is owed, I’ll do it.

On a happier note, my new workout plan is still going strong, and I’m actually not getting sore the day after anymore, which is nice. Also, Ian & I had a really good weekend full of friends and good food and doing things outside of the house. And Sienna is, as ever, adorable. So it’s definitely not all Debbie-downer over here. 🙂

How’s your week going?
 

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100 Foods to Try Before You Die

Technically this should bee called 100 Foods & Drinks, since it has several beverages on it, but whatever. A friend had this on Facebook, and I was interested to see how many I had already eaten. (There may have been some intensive Googling, since I didn’t even know what some of them were) Turns out I am already nearly halfway there, sitting at 49 tried and tasted. I doubt I will ever get to the full 100, since some of these I just have no interest in eating/drinking/getting anywhere near my mouth. But it’s fun. See below in bold (I […]

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Book Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness Let me start by saying that I’m glad Alycia posted about this book and recommended it, because I probably wouldn’t have found it otherwise. It’s the story of Todd, the last young boy in Prentisstown, a town full of men on a world colonized sometime in the future. There are no women or girls, which is the central mystery of the book. And to top it all off, Todd and all of the men can hear the thoughts of every living creature, including each other, in a constant […]

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Tips for Insomniacs

  As some of you might know, I struggle with insomnia pretty regularly, and have for several years. Since I know I’m not the only one out there with this issue, I thought I’d share some of the things that help me. The combination of the below has helped me go from lying awake 2+ hours after bedtime and waking up multiple times in the night, to falling asleep within an hour of going to bed, and only sometimes waking up just once during the night. I know, still not perfect, but definitely a huge improvement for me. Here’s my […]

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Recipe: Picante Chicken Tacos

I got this recipe from my sister (yes, the same brilliant one who introduced me to the wonder of sweet potato casserole). It might be the easiest thing I’ve made with my slow cooker yet. This taco filling is TASTY and will make your house/kitchen smell amazing for the hours it cooks. And I totally made up the name, since she just called it ‘this tasty slow cooker taco recipe.’ 😉 Picante Chicken Tacos (Slow Cooker)   Things You Will Need ~1.5 lbs. chicken tenderloin (boneless, skinless) 1 jar (16oz.) of salsa, your preferred level of spicy 1 packet chicken […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove

A funny little video to start off: How to Piss Off a Frog. What Kind of Book Reader Are You? I’m a Chronological Bookophile Cross-Under Multi-tasker. 😀 Ladies Need Sex, Too. Self-explanatory, one would hope. This Canadian ad campaign is awesome and long overdue everywhere: Don’t Be That Guy. 50 Questions to Ask Your Spouse on Date Night. There are some good ones, and some lame ones, but take what you will. An awesome long-exposure photo captures the intricate (and beautiful) flight paths of moths. I love this essay by the husband of the author of the Fifty Shades trilogy: […]

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Sunday Confessions

1. I’m not sure this comes across in everyday posting (ok, maybe a little, just given the name of my blog), but I am a huge geek. As is the boy. Like, we bonded over playing World of Warcraft together when we first started dating. And, I still play The Sims 3 (though, admittedly, largely for the house-building and decorating. Ok, and maybe creating ridiculously complex family trees). And, I always have a library membership but have never had a gym membership. And, there are not enough bookshelves in our house to hold all of the sci-fi and fantasy books […]

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