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TGIF Coupon

Here is a coupon I found for T.G.I Fridays which expired June 30, 2011. $5 off of $15 purchase!

I bought my pedometer a couple of weeks back. Read here more about it.

I bought it from Amazon… I haven’t really shopped on Amazon before (I know… sounds ludicrous, but for most things I have found better prices elsewhere). In any case, Amazon shipping was GREAT. When I bought it the target delivery date was June 13 but I got it on June 10! Good job, Amazon!

In any case, the pedometer is really nice!!! I love it! When you take it out of the box, you have to put your battery in. Once it boots up you have to measure your stride length. The instructions in the manual are great. From start (putting the battery in) to using it (walking with it) took me all of 10 minutes. I think it is pretty accurate and reliable. I have dropped it like 5 times (not on purpose) and it still works great.

The only drawback is that the pedometer is always falling off from my pants and I have to keep putting it back in. The saving grace is it has a little clip on it that you can use to clip on your pants which helps a lot. Without this clip I think I would have possibly broken this already.

All in all, it does a great job of keeping my last 7 days count in its memory and works great. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

This morning I found a coupon that should make shopping really fun this weekend. 10$ off of 25$ shopping spree at J C Penny! Click here

Have fun shopping.

Lets go walking…

Yesterday I decided that I need to start walking more. Many reasons for this decision – main one being weather. It is too nice outside to not be able to spend some time outdoors with friends and family.

So what would I need to start my walking routing? I made a list:
– good pair of shoes
– pedometer – this one is really hard… I think it is very hard to find a good pedometer that actually counts your steps correctly.
– plan – where will I go for a walk? With someone? When?

I think I might be OK with my shoes, for now. I would eventually like to buy a pair that firms your butt. I think I will wait on it till I actually get my routine set.

I spent hours trying to find a good pedometer yesterday. I searched through numerous sites and eventually ordered the Omron HJ-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer. There are many sites that offered this pedometer at various prices. I bought it from Amazon – they had my money once they threw in free shipping. I cannot wait for it to arrive. I plan on writing a review on it, so stay tuned.

I don’t have a concrete plan yet. I think I am going to start slow and go for a walk around my office building. Enjoy the sun a little, the wind through my hair… AH summer. (That’s right, no spring here!).

How to make rice?

Since I have had my son (yes, I have a 2-year-old super active and naughty toddler running around my house) I have decided to learn cooking. I had to start at some point. So why not now. Today. Actually it was 2 years ago.

One of the first things I learned was – how do I make rice without having to spend any money on a rice cooker? Or without having a big blob of rice on my hands? I seriously do not like that. Rice is not supposed to be eaten like a big blob. In my opinion, each grain of rice should be cooked and not be stuck to its friend.

My grand ma who has been cooking since we was 8 years old (and today she is 95!!!) taught me this. At first she was shocked that I did not know how to make this but got over it fairly fast. She loves her grand kids but she knows better than to expect us to know or do any household chores. Yeah we were all raised like that – 5 rug rats she witnessed getting old.

Ok, so the recipe.

I know.

You will need:
– 2 cups of rice
– 6 cups of water
– Lemon juice – 3 -4 drops

Method:
– Soak the rice in 2 cups of water and keep aside for about 10 minutes.
– Put the remaining 4 cups of water in a big pot and set it to boil. [Handy tip – cover this pot with a lid. The water will boil faster and you will save some energy]
– Once boiling, add the soaked rice to it. Let the rice come to a boil. Stir occasionally.
– As soon as the rice starts boiling, add some lemon juice to it. Stir occasionally.
– Cook for another few minutes. Using a spoon, take some rice out on a plate and try to squish it with your finger. If you are able to do that without resistance, rice has been cooked. Warning – water and rice are both very hot at this point.
– Use a colander and strain the water out of the rice. I usually put this colander under running cold water (it stops the rice from cooking any further).

Use rice as needed. Enjoy!

 

Over the past couple of weeks I have been wondering about something… What do you do if you have made the biggest mistake in your life and now there is no way to fix it?

Maybe I should call this a rhetorical question and leave it at that.

I love…

COUPONS!!! Not using coupons whenever possible is such a waste of money!! My hard earned money will go where I please…

This morning I found this – IHOP coupon for 3 FREE MEALS!!! Worth it, I say so!!

http://ihopcorp.fbmta.com/members/UpdateProfile.aspx?Action=Subscribe&_Theme=30064771093&Inputsource=W

I also found this – Quizno’s celebrating their 30th anniversary by giving away free sub or free salad.

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