Category Archives: Health

Scrubs for My Costume This Year

October means Halloween and Halloween means I need a costume. We always have a Halloween party at work and employees are supposed to not only wear a costume and makeup, but we are supposed to decorate our offices or cubicles and then everyone votes on the best decorations and the best costumes for both prizes and bragging rights.

Last year I decided to wear blue scrubs, latex gloves, and painted fake blood down my shirt and running down my arms. My props were a rubber Frankenstein doll laid out on an operating table, some surgical instruments and a strobe light. I was, of course, Dr. Frankenstein. It got a lot of laughs and I won second place for the office decor.

My idea for this year is to get another pair of cheap hospital scrubs and do something similar but different. I am going to get a blonde wig to wear under the surgical cap and a large rubber fake brain. Then I’m going to use light grey and black makeup to make me look like a zombie. I’m going to walk around like a zombie and offer people my brain, telling them that since I’m a blonde now that I don’t need it. LOL

Using Up the Fresh Foods

Since I’ll be gone for 10 on the business trip, I need to use up all the fresh food in the refrigerator and clean out everything so it doesn’t spoil.

I have an odd assortment of food on hand and would like some inspiration on what to do with it all. I have a site bookmarked for recipes and menus, called www.foodconnect.com and I’ve used it a couple times already. What I like most about this site is that the recipes submitted and shared are by real people, not fancy chefs who have a staff of 6 to fix everything for them and jump to their every command.

I’m going to send in a couple of my favorite recipes and have them do a free nutritional analysis on the recipes for me. That will be helpful as I try to keep track of the carbs and fat in my diet over the next couple of months. After all, beach weather is just 6 weeks away!

Too Much Work Makes Selena Grumpy

Gosh, it seems like all I do is work. Except for the trip to Colorado with the ski club, I spend way too much time on work. Especially all this travel – it is wearing me down.  I feel sluggish and fat and grumpy. Yuck.

With temps in the 50’s today, I think I’ll go for a long brisk walk at Centennial and try to clear my head. I know I need more exercise – this is a good day to start!

Pasta Tips

When I was in high school, I dated a guy who was from an Italian family. He was actually born in Italy and came to America with his parents and grandparents when he was 4 years old. So he had a year to learn to speak English and adjust to life in America before he started school. When I met him he spoke perfect English and so did his parents. His grandmother was the only one still struggling to adjust to America. She stayed home most of the day and cleaned and cooked, and never had to use much English.

His grandmother’s cooking was fantastic. She let me spend some time with her in the kitchen and watch her cook, especially on Sundays. In their family, Sunday was always a big family gathering after church, and they had a huge Italian meal together. We would do that, too, but my family liked to have a ham or roast beef for the Sunday meal, whereas they always had some kind of pasta.

I learned how to cook spaghetti and a variety of pastas from a real Italian cook. I can tell you that it is important to put salt in the boiling water before you add the pasta. For a big pot of water, add at least 2 or 3 tablespoons of salt.

She also added a teaspoonful of olive oil. Some people say that is supposed to stop the pasta from sticking together. But she told me that the olive oil is to stop the water from foaming. If you want the pasta to not stick together, you need to have plenty of water and it needs to be a full, rolling boil before you add the pasta.

so many choices

So Many Types Of Pasta

Loose Change 911

Found this video called Loose Change on Google video and was blown away with what it claims. Like any movie I go see, I like to go into it with an open mind, some of this movie may be fiction but I am not quite sure how much of this film is fiction.

I worry that maybe everything in my great country might not be as honest and great as I first thought. Not sure how much can be done at this point should the movie turn out to be true since so much has been done. But some questions need to be asked on a much higher level then my little old blog, so I hope that it gets done I am just not sure who and how to achieve this. In my opinion I do not believe that there is anything unpatriotic or wrong with asking questions about what happened on September 11th 2001.