Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bottoms Up :)

    Do you ever have those moments when you catch yourself doing something that is totally routine to you, and then suddenly realize how odd it might look to the casual observer? I'm sure everyone has moments like these. I caught myself in one such moment today:

     I drink Apple Cider Vinegar for it's approximately 11 billion health benefits. Seriously, it's good for everything, from blood pressure to sore throats to making your hair shiny, no joke. I literally do not have time to list all the reasons ACV is good for you. Google "apple cider vinegar health benefits* and see how many hits you get. But I digress.

  Sometimes I will dissolve a few tablespoons of ACV in a large water bottle and sip it throughout the day, but more often I will mix about one tablespoon of ACV with a small amount of water and drink it essentially straight. As you might have guessed, the best implement for doing this is a cordial glass or shot glass. Most people do shots of liquor or cordial, I do shots of Apple Cider Vinegar with Water Chasers, and I do this for my health...........

My. Life. Is. Weird.

Anyone else care to weigh in about daily routines that make perfect sense to you but might look goofy on the outside?


Saturday, October 16, 2010

That I Freakin' LOVE men in Suits!

     Ladies and Gents, can we pause a moment and bask in the awesomeness that is men who like to wear suits?
I miss the days when men dressed up on a regular basis, when being a sharp dresser, good dancer, and other such refinements were the mark of a true gentleman. I"m not saying that these things don't happen now , but it is not the societal norm that is was when, say, our grandparents were young. Today my wonderful boyfriend and I went shopping for a suit for him to wear to our friend's wedding in a few weeks. Very dark gray with a subtle pinstripe, red dress shirt, black silk tie, YOWZA!!! Finding a boy who, in his own words, "loves the feel of a good suit", made me all warm and fuzzy inside. So, boys, listen up: YOU CLEAN UP SO NICE, DO IT MORE OFTEN!!! And to the ones that already do, you have my sincere admiration and appreciation:)

That's all, you can go back to whatever you were doing :)


Thursday, October 14, 2010

10 Things I Love in 10 Minutes

     I stole this idea from my lovely friend Nubby Tongue, who is currently living her dreams in California. Visit her here at http://nubbytongue.blogspot.com :) She is a breath of fresh air and an inspiration :) A short while ago I saw one of these lists on her blog, and I thought to myself, why not? These lists are fun, and will go much more quickly than a long, "about me" type post for anyone who happens to stumble upon my blog and doesn't already know me. For the sake of brevity (because Lord knows I could go on and on and ON), I'll try to keep this list to "things" or "activities", and will leave out people and ideals/intangibles such as "being in love" or "peace on earth",though I certainly love both of those, but that 's another type of list. Also, to keep me from over thinking it too much, I'm only going to give myself ten minutes. So, then, in the order that they occur to me, here are 10 Things that Lynn Loves:


1. Massages: Never underestimate the healing power of touch :)

2. Chocolate: Do I even need to explain this one? I savor good chocolate like some people savor Wine :)

3. Acting: My first love, my passion, and my solace :)

4. Water: Ocean, Lake, River, Stream, sight, sound, smell, immersion, I am a total water-baby, always have been, always will be :)

5. Hot Baths: I know this is sort of linked to #4, but I did say the first ten things that occurred to me, so here it is. When it comes to unwinding, nothing beats a hot bath, double points for hot tub or Jacuzzi tub :)

6. Sitting by the Fire: Bonfire, fireplace, wood-burning stove, doesn't matter, LOVE!

7. Cooking: It combines creativity and tangible expressions of love :)

8. Ethnic Food: made by people of that nationality, i.e. a Greek restaurant run by Greeks, etc.

9.  Comfy Clothes: Don't get me wrong, I love to dress up, but comfy clothes are just awesome :)

10. Music that touches you: Makes you want to dance, sing out loud, cry, laugh, move you to action, whatever, anything that wakes you up on the inside:)

So, there's that :) That was fun, I'll have to do another one of those ten minute lists sometime :) Anyone else care to weigh in? Ten Things you love? Let me know!


That maybe it was time to start another blog?

    Actually, I've been thinking this for awhile. To be honest, I created this blog last year, and wrote nary a word for many months, I think it was because I was never quite sure how to start it. But this seems to be a good moment. The pages have turned and we have arrived at a new chapter :) The smile on my face is absolutely genuine:) And with this positive "new adventure" energy, I begin a new blog :)

   Don't worry, I have no intention of abandoning The Kitchen is My Canvas (my original food blog) I admit I haven't had time to write in it for months, but I certainly plan to continue, hopefully there will be a new post this weekend. Actually, I'm trying to get in the habit of updating all of my blogs at least once a week, it's on a list of things I want to accomplish, but that's another story.

   So, why am I doing this? Because I think and I feel and I have a lot to say on many subjects. Think of this blog as a written record of the types of ramblings, rants, heart to hearts and tangential musings that would come about if I could just sit and talk with my loved ones every day and let them know what was on my mind. We are a far-flung lot, and one of the things I truly miss the most are the long talks. So, if my opinion is of any interest to you, or if you're mildly curious about what goes through my brain, here I am, peruse at your leisure :)

With Love,