Saturday, May 31, 2014

Two Candidates for Best Male Celebrities to Crush On Celebrity Families in the News

Two of my favorite male celebrities have been in the news surrounding their families in the past couple months for very different reasons. Chris Martin and Ms Paltrow are getting uncoupled. Roger and Mirka Federer just welcomed their second set of twins into the world. Chris has the Mega celebrity actress wife versus Roger's former tennis professional Earth Mother wife. Ms. Paltrow has celebrity parents (her mom was Will's mom on Will and Grace). I loved her in The Royal Tenenbaums…quirky character, but not so much more recently with Robert Downey Jr in the Iron Man franchise…if they could have developed her character around the violent display she showed at the end of Iron Man 3 then she might have been more interesting and likeable. Chris Martin and Roger Federer are superstar sweethearts. Super nice guys. Chris Martin is one of my favorite musical artists. If I ever get to meet him I'd like to compare my favorite artists with his. I just have a feeling he might idolize some of the same singer songwriters that I do. Roger Federer may be the best human being to ever pick up a tennis racket because no one has ever done what he has done in his tennis career with craft and niceness. Nice is a surprising word to use when it comes to the mano a mano cutthroat game of tennis. Roger is the Maestro of tennis and Chris is the Maestro of Coldplay. I first heard of Chris at the Los Angeles Open or Farmers Classic at UCLA in 2011. Coldplay played at UCLA after the tennis tournament on a stage built miraculously on center court. I was a volunteer usher during the tournament and I got in for free. I had only heard of Coldplay because the song Yellow is on a set of karaoke CD's that I own and I have sung it a couple times. I have since followed Coldplay on Facebook. Chris did a seriously intense interview/live performance on the Howard Stern Show that I caught on YouTube. I'm a huge admirer of the guy and I wonder if the uncoupling has to do with him being with someone else or if he's totally single like me. He seems kind of attainable. It could do a lot for the popularity of the band if he's really single. Single women like celebrity crushes and it kind of ruins the fantasy when they marry.

Shakira - La La La (Brazil 2014) ft. Carlinhos Brown

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hip and Low Back Intermediate Pratyahara Class 65 Mins, 8 Limbs of Yoga ...

Lompoc, Got Meat?

Plenty of Places to Shop for Meat in Lompoc, CA This is what comes up when you search for butcher shops in Lompoc, CA. I had to add La Michoacana. It took me a minute to realize it was not there. I drive past #4 to go buy chicken burritos for lunch at La Michoacana. I cannot say that La Michoacana is better than any of these, but I can say it is the one I frequent. Bruces Prime Cuts has been in town for a very long time, and they have always been known to compete generously against the big grocery stored for fundraiser barbeques. They lost out by a slim margin to Vons with an organization I was once involved with.I do not know why Vons or Albertsons did not make it on the search because they both have super meat departments with excellent butchers. I love Food Cos. Their meat is okay, but it just does not have the fresh cut feel that Vons and Albertsons do. I think the Spanish speaking community in my town must eat a lot of meat, because a couple other Hispanic grocery stores with meat departments have not been listed. My sister used to live by #2. I am a little surprised they have so much yelp activity. I have only gone on yelp a couple of times, but I can tell you I prefer the burritos at La Michoacana. They are the only one that have a restaurant associated (right across the parking lot) with them as far as I know. I have a new bias for Vons as my son just got promoted this week and is the butcher's assistant there. Unfortunately, I am not a big meat eater, but I expect I will have a lot more to say about meat as time goes on. I am sure he is learning a lot about meat and best butcher practices. So stay tuned. I will be learning right along with him and I am sure I will have a lot to muse about when it comes to meat and butchers in the near future. La Michoacana Meat Market in Lompoc, CA | 1003 N A St, Lompoc, CA Bruces Prime Cuts 3 on Yahoo 115 E College Ave Lompoc (805) 736-6328 Carniceria LA Mexicana 11 on Yelp 201 S I St Lompoc (805) 736-4480 Carneceria La Mission 2 on Yelp 1410 Burton Mesa Blvd Lompoc (805) 733-3691 Carniceria Jalisco 928 N H St Lompoc (805) 735-2459

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Brunch for One on the Cheap, Everybody Is Alone Sometimes

Menu: Pineapple jalapeno poppers Bagel with cream cheese Good Cheer coffee Crockpot Surprise Good Cheap Pinot Grigio On your own to celebrate the three-day weekend? Food is the best comfort. You gotta eat right? Going to a buffet with the champagne mimosas flowing is a lot of fun. But unlike going to a movie it is not the most socially comfortable thing to do.So this weekend let's stay at home and celebrate on our own together. The menu for today's brunch is uber simple. Jalapeno poppers are the quickest easiest hot fancy snack that I know. And it has meat and veggies! Even at the most fancy all you can eat buffet brunches you will find bagels and cream cheese. And it is a holiday so let the good times roll and get your drink on with tainted coffee with your bagel and a nice cheap glass of wine with your poppers J Crockpot Chicken is THE most popular recipe on Sparkpeople.com recipes. In my household it has morphed so many times it is different every time. Chicken or pork, canned beans and/or dry beans, canned corn, canned tomato something, and maybe some fresh veggies like fresh diced carrots, or a bag of frozen vegetable medley. Fill it up with liquid, chicken bouillon, add ground cumin…you have a family standby for life…and it's great for brunch. Cooking for one in celebration times is an art. Jalapeno poppers are pretty efficient on the calories and can be stored in the fridge and reheated for about two days. Don't make a habit out of the Cheerful Coffee (even though a harmless couple of tablespoons of booze sure taste better than sugar). Keep munching on the Crock-pot chicken for up to 3 days. I found a great array of wines from Livingston Cellar's on the shelf at my local liquor store super cheap (1.5 litre for $5.99 plus tax). As a pretty big bottle this will last through dinner for a couple days. When a bagel and a cuppa won't do it because it's a holiday…spice things up…skip breakfast and lunch and celebrate with a brunch. This menu is perfect for those 3 day weekends when you can just kick back, listen to music, watch a couple movies. Everybody is welcome, but if the schedule doesn't call for a large party, don't pass up the chance to celebrate even if you are alone. Close

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Intermediate Advanced Yoga Class Namaste Yoga Episode 161 Lakshmi Ser...

 



 Cowabonga!  My hips feel good!!

Beginners Guide to Best Nutritional Practices for Peak Performance

Food as Fuel
If you have ever trained for a marathon or even a half marathon, you have probably tinkered with your food already. When we ask our bodies to move and go beyond the normal energy requirements of the normal resting metabolism rates, then the difference food can make in athletic performance is significant. When your fitness level is such that you can run or walk more than 3 miles you are ready to start thinking of food as fuel. One of the great a-ha moments of my fitness and nutrition life happened for me when I went on my first backpacking trip. I noticed the difference in the energy level of my body before a snack versus after a snack for the first time.The difference between satisfaction from hunger is very different than the feeling of moving with energy or ease because of the type and amount of food you are eating. So when you are running a marathon (I personally prefer halves), there is no question that your running life will be much easier to sustain with greater results in any category you choose to track when you focus on eating foods that will give your body enough energy to move you around and recover from everything you ask it to do. What are your eating habits now? What is your body type and age? Have you been active your entire life or is running a marathon or half marathon a whim? As always in any situation when you are focused on your health, you should be checked by a trusted medical professional…especially if you are already under their care for something. Listen to your body. Whether you are beginning to train for a marathon or ready to run one tomorrow the good news is carbohydrates are your friend. If you are at or close to your ideal body weight for your age and height, then you may find adding extra quality carbohydrate calories to your diet is necessary to avoid bonking in your workouts. Carbohydrates are the main component of nutrition in food and the only fuel used by your brain. You need carbohydrates…especially for recovery. A typical meal plan for training for a marathon would have about 60% carbohydrates, 30% protein and 10% good fats. Here is an example of a healthy meal plan. Breakfast: Bagel, fat free cream cheese, banana, and coffee or tea Morning Snack: Apple Lunch: Healthy salad with lettuce, carrots, cucumber, tuna, boiled egg, dried cranberry, fat free dressing of your choice. Afternoon Snack: Celery with peanut butter Dinner: Chicken Alfredo with Whole Wheat Pasta and Spinach. Evening Snack: Herbal Tea. Once you have decided to train for a marathon you will be kicking the calories you burn up quite a few notches. Eating healthy nutritious meals regularly is essential for success in fueling your body to give you the best results for races and recovery.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Slimmer Beef Stroganoff

Slimmer Beef Stroganoff Slimmer Beef Stroganoff Introduction Ready in 25 minutes. Minutes to Prepare: 10 Minutes to Cook: 15 Number of Servings: 1 Ingredients 1 lb. beef tenderloin tips 1 1/2 cups whole wheat bow tie pasta 1/2 lb. mushrooms, sliced 1/3 cup chopped onion 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour 1 (10.5 oz.) can beef broth Directions 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. 2. While pasta is cooking, trim fat from meat and cut into 1 x 1/2" pieces. Spray a large skillet with vegetable cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef and stir-fry 3-5 minutes until outside surface is no longer pink. Remove from skillet. 3. In the same skillet, add the olive oil and heat until hot. Add the onions and mushrooms and cook until tender, about 2-3 minutes. 4. Stir in the flour. Gradually add 1 cup beef broth, stirring until blended. Bring to boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Return beef to skillet and heat through. If stroganoff appears too thick, add more beef broth to thin as desired. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve beef mixture over pasta. Add dollop of sour cream, if desired.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Lou Reed-Satellite Of Love (with lyrics)

 



When verbal communication fails it's time to turn to the satellites for some love.

#TheCure - #CloseToMe - Hollywood Rock 1996 (+playlist)

Somehow I missed the Cure in the 90's when he wasn't playing the guitar all the time...honestly it looks like he focused better as a singer when he was playing the guitar rather than photographing...but way better singing if he's doing something else too!! 3##