Sunday, January 30, 2011

Voice of the Spirit

I love President Faust, and I LOVE Mormon Messages. This particular video was exactly what I needed to hear today, and is a great reminder to listen to and follow the voice of the Spirit, which is calm and quiet and leads to eternal life.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

a good read

I read a book last week. I actually only took an hour or so, but it was so great. It's called Food Rules. Michael Pollan wrote it, he's pretty wonderful. He also wrote The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four
and In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, both are also wonderful.

It's 64 rules about food that are awesome. Here are some of my favorite things from the book:

*Don't fall for the food industry's latest scam: products reformulated to contain "no HFCS" or "real cane sugar". These claims imply these foods are somehow healthier, but they're not. Sugar is sugar.

*The healthiest food in the supermarket - the fresh produce - doesn't boast about its healthfulness, because the growers don't have the budget or the packaging. Don't take the silence of the yams as a sign they have nothing valuable to say about your health.

*You're better off eating the real thing in moderation than bingeing on "lite" food products packed with sugars and salt.

*It's not food if it's called by the same name in every language. (Think Big Mac, Cheetos, or Pringles)

*Eat animals that have themselves eaten well. It's worth looking for pastured animal foods in the market - and paying the premium prices they typically command if you can.

*There is no such thing as a healthy soda.

*Old wives test: If you're not hungry enough to eat an apple, then you're not hungry. Food is a costly antidepressant.

*According to the National Gardening Association, a seventy-dollar investment in a vegetable garden will yield six hundred dollars' worth of food.

*Gas stations have become "processed corn stations": ethanol outside for your car and high-fructose corn syrup inside for you. Don't eat here.

It's a really funny and great book. Highly recommended. You can borrow it from me if you want.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

art for everyone

How cool is this website? They sell really neat prints for pretty good deals ...


Some of my favorites:

Also, I love this quote:

“Resolutions are like goldfish; if you never kept one alive for a week? Either care more or try other things. Just quit acting so surprised.” ~Merlin Mann

Sunday, January 16, 2011

post #100

Gwen (Brok's BFF) came to stay for a couple of weeks while our dear friends Matt and Julie went on a lovely trip to Brazil ... see how much fun they had here and here. We didn't have as much fun, but we did do a lot of hiking in the snow ...

(Brok FREAKED out when we saw this deer ... luckily we were in the car or we would've never seen him again).

ALSO, I know that half of my blog posts are youtube videos, but I really can't help it sometimes. I'm completely obsessed with this commercial (but I don't drink beer). I love the commercial, especially the music. The Asteroid Galaxy Tour is my new favorite band.

Maybe I watched it like 19 times on a graveyard shift, and we've probably watched it 100 times since then. And downloaded the song on my phone.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

a wonderful song

Have you heard this song? I love it, and this band.

Now watch this, it's adorable:

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Work is awesome ... no traffic stops tonight :)