Friday, May 25, 2007

word watch: prii

What's the plural of Prius? According to this post, it's Prii.

In Praise of Jazzercise

I'm both proud and embarrassed to admit this, but as of yesterday evening I've taken 50 Jazzercise classes since January 1st.

When you think Jazzercise, you may be picturing leg warmers and sweat bands, but let me tell you -- it's an incredibly good workout. 40 minutes of cardio, followed by 20 minutes of strength training and stretching means you don't have to do anything else to get a full workout. Different instructors and music that changes every class means you don't get bored. It's basically a dance class, albeit a relatively simple yet fast-moving one.

As Ben says, "This is the only excercise you've ever done where I don't have to push you out the door -- you actually *want* to go." And the proof is in the pudding -- I have muscle definition all over, have lost 7 pounds, and have enough dedication that I think I may have found an excercise regimen I can do for life... (Although I'm not the youngest person in class at all, there are also 70 year olds there... That Jazzercise attracts that range of ages is pretty cool!)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Observed: Jello Pudding Snacks

1 serving Jello Brand Pudding Snack, Chocolate: 130 Calories
Fat-free: 100 Calories
Sugar-free: 60 Calories

I think this sums up why the whole "fat free" thing doesn't really work. It's probably not the fat that's making you fat, it's the sugar.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Foodaphilia Austin

Don't you just love it when you discover that a friend has started blogging? I like how Kara announced her blog to me -- by tapping me in a restaurant meme, yum! (I love how she's been blogging for less than a month and already is more connected than I am!)

So here goes the restaurant meme...

Step 1. Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you. Include the city/state and country you’re in.

Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia (London, England)
ML (Utah, USA)
Lotus (Toronto, Canada)
tanabata (Saitama, Japan)
Andi (Dallas [ish], Texas, United States)
Todd (Louisville, Kentucky, United States)
miss kendra (los angeles, california, u.s.a)
Jiggs Casey (Berkeley, CA, USA! USA! USA!)
Tits McGee (New England, USA)
Kat (Ontario, Canada)
Cheezy (London, England)
tafka PP (Jerusalem, Israel)
Liza ("Northern" Israel)
Beth (Dublin, Ireland)
Emily (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Mamacita (Houston, TX, USA)
Sara (Austin, TX, USA)

Step 2: List out your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location.

Manuel's. Interior Mexican. Brunch. North location has a patio for the kid to run around on. I like anything they have with crab.

TacoDeli. Fast, yummy lunch. The Mojo de Ajo Tacos are fabulous.

Mirabelle -- Mmm. Fine dining and neighborhood restaurant rolled into one. Ben and I Mirabelle as our boy-do-we-need-a-date lunch date spot. (Not to mention our fast-evening-out date night spot.)

Trulucks -- Ok, the food is good, but the wine bar with it's CO2 replacement system is better. Silver Oak by the glass, anyone?

Mandola's -- what happens when one of the great Houston restauranteaur families moves to Austin. So family friendly they provide wipes!

Step 3: Tag 5 more people.

Right... This implies I actually have relationships with people in the blogsphere... Asha, maybe? Damon? Yeah, I suck. I read a lot of blogs, but they tend to be topic specific, and I don't comment that much.