Not the kind of excitement I wanted

My Sunday night turned out to be quite exciting — if “exciting” makes you think cursing, calling the internet provider and reconfiguring your connection.

I was in the kitchen, happily doing some Sunday food prep when I tried to check a recipe on my phone. I noticed it was on the 3G network and not the wireless … and when I tried to connect to the wireless, I instead got a message from the internet company.

Long story short, they blocked my access due to a “copyright infringement notice” — whatever that means. Someone at our IP address apparently illegally shared something with a name so vile I won’t repeat it. Since I had no idea what an .avi file even was until tonight, I don’t know how I could have shared one.

It took about an hour and two calls to the cable company to get the internet restored. The house’s tech guy (my roommate’s husband) changed our network password, too.

Not fun. Not fun at all. The only possible thing I could think of , after finding out .avi is a video file and racking my brain, was a video link I retweeted about a month ago of people falling off a treadmill. I deleted that tweet, and hopefully that’ll be the end of it.

A friendly reminder: Be careful what you share, boys and girls. From here on out, I won’t be sharing any more random videos (even if they are freakin’ hilarious), all the photos will be my own shots and I’ll only link to posts from trusted bloggers/magazines.

Sunday food prepThe brouhaha put a damper on my food prep — and caused me to burn my dinner (a quesadilla). I already had Lindsay’s Crock Pot Enchilada Casserole cooking, and once all was right in techland, I finished chopping some jicama, steamed broccolini and boiled up a batch of rice.

The rice was a find at Ross. I went looking for a new drip tray for my George Foreman Grill, since mine somehow got broken. Instead, I spotted Skinny Rice. It’s a white rice with a lower GI index and the nutritional benefits of brown rice. Probably too good to be true, but for less than $4, I was willing to give it a try. I cooked it in chicken stock.

Now, it’s time to take the casserole out of the slow cooker and head to bed. I might sneak in a few more rounds of “Angry Birds Star Wars.” It was this week’s free app at Starbucks, and — even though I’ve managed to avoid the Angry Birds phenomenon ’til now — I couldn’t resist.

Pancake breakfastThe day started off much better than it ended, even though I slept through my alarm. When I did wake up, I whipped up a Two-Ingredient Pancake and a side of turkey sausage. I topped the pancake with strawberry Chobani, which is a Power Food, so the whole meal only had 3 Points (in the sausage). I’d have thought TURKEY sausage qualified as a lean meat, but I was wrong. And I’m not sure why some Chobani flavors are PFs while others aren’t. (Pineapple and blueberry are not.)

It continues to baffle me why some foods are Power Foods and others aren’t. Soy milk is on the list; almond milk isn’t. Cooked oats are; raw ones aren’t … but I don’t like cooked oats. Given a choice, I’ll eat them cold any day.

I saw “42” Sunday, too. Excellent movie — and all the more powerful because it’s true.. So I can get to bed at a decent hour, I’ll talk more about it in another post.

The trees in the theater parking lot caught my eye because they’re in full bloom. Totally gorgeous. I was compelled to take a picture — no, make that two.

I see the close-up becoming the background for my next motivational saying … just as soon as I come up with one.

The reading glasses are happening. I ordered a pair on Friday, and I hope they get here soon. At the movie theater, I realized I should have sat way in the back, because in the middle of the auditorium, I developed a bit of a headache. That’s not normal, is it?

Blooming treeSpring in the trees

This morning is WI day. I’m curious to see if Simply Filling worked for me as well as I think it did. I sure hope so, because I think I’m going to do it again this week.

It really does help me cut out the junk.

Another thing that might help me cut out the junk: This 7-day real food challenge Melissa touted on The Clothes Make the Girl the other day.

Color me intrigued.


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