Thursday, February 17, 2011

My mailbox has been a flurry of fun activity over the last few weeks. I've also been enjoying a bit too much retail therapy but that's going to come to an end very soon, my poor poor wallet. I recently arrived home to find some fun stuff in my mailbox and waiting for me on my front porch. I received my new cookbook from Georgie which I had been waiting for, LOVE IT. I am going to cook one new recipe a week and further to my pending vegetarian status I will do 2 days a week completely veg, Mondays and one other day but I'm not sure which. Not vegan because hello CHEEEEEEEESE but since I'm still trying to lose weight even cheese will be kept to a dull roar. ANYHEW.. Got the new cookbook. 

funky.. those inserts look like pez
I got my new Barefoot Science insoles. Back when I posted that my toes and the balls of my feet go numb when I am riding or running a few people thought I might have something but for the life of me I can't remember the name of it. Anyway TWO people said the same thing and my twitter pal Greg sent me an informative email and mentioned that I might want to try some insoles made by Barefoot Science.  Since his wine recommendations have always been winners I decided he is very very smart and I will listen to him. Seriously, he IS very knowledgeable about this stuff and it's worth a shot. I finally ordered them and was excited that they were waiting for me on my front porch, super speedy delivery!  With the sprained ankle situation I haven't been able to try them out yet but this weekend will be the first test. They sure look funky. I will be doing a post about them after a few runs.

this is going to be interesting
I got some AIRMAIL!! Airmail is so much fun. Over the summer my dad and stepmom stayed at my house for a week with some of her relatives from England, Ann and Jeff (maybe it's Geoff). We had a great week, I loved having them around and I think they enjoyed it, less so when I got home after wiping out at the race simulation, they hate that I cycle. The 'Brits' were adorable and very very nice and I loved listening to their accents. Anne taught me how to make a real cup of tea and we talked a lot about food. She mailed me a few cookbooks, one for cookies and one for tarts and pies. I won't be making anything out of these yet but I am perusing them. I will have to send her something back but I'm not sure what yet. 

starting at level 1
Last night my Vinturi arrived from Amazon. Considering I ordered it at 9pm on Monday night this is exceptional customer service. I am happy to report that I restrained myself and will wait until Friday to try it out. I will!

Tonight is a trainer ride for me. While I am riding I will list off all my bike parts cause I know what they are.  I am dying to take stuff apart now.. but I won't.

Go check out the Penguin for a cool giveaway!!  And follow her, follow her twice.

That's all I got...


JohnP said...

Get studying those parts! I will quiz you on them when we see each other next! :)

Let me know how those insoles work for you! Interesting...

I love accents! I can't speak British but sometimes I do understand some of their words :)

Two peoples, separated by a common language. lol

Matty O said...

HAHAHA one thing I have found is that anything alcohol or drug related ALWAYS provides GREAT customer service. Hope you are happy with it.

As for the insoles... awesome! I tried a pair of "miracle insoles" not sure what they were but I demanded a full refund. Gave me shin splints and I couldn't get rid of them for 3 weeks last spring. Careful.

Emz said...


MO's comment did crack me up. "I demand a refund!!"

One Crazy Penguin said...

Thanks for the shout out!

And good job with restraining yourself on the wine. More will power than I have :p

Jason said...

What a giant haul for you....awesome.

Cheese is hard but they do make vegan cheese and it does taste like the real stuff. Just look at the ingredients when you do buy it.

I can't wait to read your dabbles in vegetarianism.

BTW - I have a recipe for the sweet potatoes in my mind already that is going to knock your socks off....You will love it.

She said I need a goal said...

I updated and responded to all of you but blogger ate it.. stupid non vegetarian blogger..

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Now, those are interesting

I love you want to take your bike apart and love even more you wont

Bryan Payne said...

Very cool. Interested to see how they work out.

Julie said...

I can't wait to hear about the insoles...very interesting.