Monday, November 5, 2007
1. Do you consider yourself petite, and why?
Yes! In terms of clothing, I avoid buying pants at all costs everything is too long. For a while I thought petite meant small old lady - or at least that's what all of the petite sections seemed to carry - clothes for small old ladies. I've always been short - I'm the shortest in my family of not tall people (my uncle is a Giant at 5'10").
2. How tall are you?
I'm 5'0" (60 inches).
3. Where do you shop for clothes?
secondhand shops (crossroads trading company); Banana Republic petites (when they have a sale); H&M for tops; Old Navy and Express used to carry their slacks in groupings of short, average and tall - they don't anymore and it's sad.
4. What obstacles do you find challenging when shopping?
Pants - I almost always have to mentally add $15 onto whatever the price is because I'll have to have them hemmed. I also have hips & a butt so the prepubesecnt pants in department stores don't work (I've tried). Also sometimes the waist line in dresses can be awkward and I don't do baby-doll; I don't have pencil thin legs adn don't need any help making my legs look short and squaty
5. Do you have small feet as well?
no - size 7/ 7.56.
Do you wear jewelry? If so, what kind of pieces do you usually purchase?
yes. earrings, rings, necklaces, I'd love to wear more bracelets but I can't/don't/choose not to wear bangle-type bracelets because my wrist and hand are both so small that most bangles either slip right off or just look silly. Not all cuff bracelets will squeeze in as much as I need either
7. If there was an event that catered to petite women of all shapes and sizes would you go? What kinds of things would attract you to such an event?
yes. Not crazy expensive (I don't by $100 jeans and $40 T-shirts), They have to understand that all petities are not built the same. I'd LOVE on-site alterations for pants.
8. Would you be interested in learning about upcoming fashion designers for petite clothing?
9. If you're not in the Toronto and or Ontario area would you want an event like this in your town/province?
yes, and I think there would be HUGE turnout. I'm in the California SF, Bay Area.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
"As part of many, but not all autopsies. The cranium is evaluated. A saw is used to cut the skull open around the circumference, the face is quite literally peeled down. In a case study that I witnessed at a conference, a girl suffered from an eating disorder and denied herself water because it made her feel bloated. Ultimately she died of dehydration and after seeing photographs of her brain, I will tell you it's like nothing I have ever seen. Drink water. If you don nothing else today... drink a glass of water."
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
I've actually been simi-productive in other areas of my live- I've organized my recipes in a way I think I might actually stick with; I've reorganized one of the hall closet (hence forth called the shoe closet); I've been to Ikea - twice - and didn't spend more than $30. I've rearranged the furniture in the living room 3 different ways...only to put it back exactly as it was before. I've rediscovered Miso soup and cheese rolls (I haven't had them together yet but that is the most obvious progression)
And now back to your regular scheduled program.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
The President of the United States
He's narrated everything from Batman Begins to War of the Worlds
He's even played a character called "the Boss"
And now - now, in 2009 a movie will be released called "The Human Factor" and Morgan Freeman will be playing Nelson Mandela.
Because really, who else could play Nelson Mandela?
Monday, September 24, 2007
Answer: I'd love to but I don't have the time to get a second Bachelor's Degree, do an internship for a year, then (finally) take the registration exam. I will, eventually, but not now.
"Money is a tremendous obstacle, Mueller agrees, adding that dietitians usually start out at a salary level approximately $10,000 to $15,000 lower than registered nurses. “RNs don’t need to have a bachelor’s degree; they are only required to have a two-year nursing degree, though many do go on to get their bachelor’s,” he says. “In dietetics, though, all of us have our bachelor’s, and at least 50% have a master’s degree. We are at a higher level of education than RNs, but starting out at a far lower pay level. Right away, from the very beginning, money is a problem.” To add insult to injury, reimbursement has been a continuing problem for RDs, whose contributions to wellness and disease prevention are often overlooked by the healthcare insurance industry."
(there's more where that came from: http://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/td_0303.shtml )
Friday, August 31, 2007
Need more incentive to start throwing stuff away? Read 100 reasons to get rid of it (Well, there aren’t really 100 reasons it's more like several reasons and lots of ways)
Looking for a place to take your old cell phones, digital camera, or computer monitor? Did you know you can trade in your old iPod and get a 10% discount on a new one? That you can trade in books or movies you don’t want anymore for ones that you do?
Some of my favorite reasons:
- Around 23 percent of people pay late fees on bills they cannot find.
- Because you don’t want to end up like the Bronx, New York, man who, in 2003, was trapped in his home under an avalanche of books and newspapers for two days before being rescued.
- Because what's the worst that can happen if you throw it out?
Read the full article in the March/April publication of Blueprint
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Apparently the new "revolutionary breakthrough in dieting" is this:
Apparently these are the key points. The diet fork has:
- Shorter and dulled teeth inhibiting user from grasping larger pieces of food at any one time
- Smaller triangular shaped surface area allowing dieter to hold less food than many other forks
- Uncomfortable grip compelling user to put fork down between bites, slowing the user's eating speed
So, make it uncomfortable and annoying and then you'll eat less?.... someone help me understand.
Monday, August 27, 2007
I still have neither the time nor the appetite for a full breakfast, but here's an idea of some of my grab-and-go morning workout snacks:
- a small handful of trail mix
- 1 graham cracker
- 1/2 an apple
- 1/2 of a breakfast muffin (more on this wonderful concoction of mine in later posts)
some other ideas from some of the ladies at fitsugar
*yogurt *banana *clementines
*small handful of cereal
*a piece of whole wheat toast (with or without peanut butter or jam)
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
I bring fruit, yogurt, and yummy leftovers each morning; so, though not ideal, this is what's in my snack drawer right now:
I keep my chai tea mix, soy milk and almond butter in the office kitchen.
Whole wheat fig bars and whole wheat english muffins are in heavy rotation. Plus a square or two of scharfenberger dark chocolate.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Sensitive Green Apple Peel: First note is that really smells like apples, real apples not apple flavoring, extract or some other artificial concoction - just apples. It has a nice, creamy consistency and was slightly tingly about 30 seconds after application. I left it on for 10 minutes. It tightened nicely but not to harshly. I could see this being a repeat purchase.
Oil-Free Moisturizer: OK...so,first things first. It stinks - literally, stinks. It smells like either steamed asparagus or broccoli (both lovely in their own right, but not a fragrance of choice for a moisturizer in my opinion). The label says " lightweight moisturizing antioxidant apple juice" so I was expecting a smell akin to the green apple peel. No such luck. As for how well it works, it is very lightweight, too light for me. Honestly, I only used it 4 times because I just couldn't get past the smell. Granted, the smell doesn't linger - it just makes the actual application unpleasant and rushed.
Overall: Although there are some nice products - and many more that aren't included in the "To Go"kit, if you're not already sold on organic face products, Juice Beauty probably won't sway you.
Don't toss your three servings of dairy a day out the window (you are getting 3 servings right?), just don't expect to shed pounds with every latte.
So, no more skinny cows well, except for the actual Skinny Cow ice creams...those are delicious and, hopefully, here to stay. yum.