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Friday, July 30, 2010

Day 25: Amazon

No, not the Amazon, amazon.com.  I hopped on amazon.com to see how much their maple sugar is since I can't find it around here (verdict: waaay expensivo) and I happened to look down at the bottom of the page, the section that says, "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought."  I started cracking up, because the items were things like umeboshi plums, kukicha tea, shoyu sauce, and, of course, The Kind Diet.  Kind Lifers are taking over Amazon!  And wow, who would buy a case of Fig Newmans?  That's a lot of cookies.  And what does kukicha tea taste like anyway?  And mochi?

Last night was a pizza night (my son was so excited he jumped up and down yelling, "Hooray!"--I think I will do that the next time I get to eat a chocolate peanut butter cup) and I added some fresh basil from my Aerogarden to mine.  (I have a total black thumb--one of my goals in life is to learn how to garden.  I have great success with my Aerogarden, however.  I got one for my mom for Mother's Day--she is a master gardener, my parents' yard is absolutely beautiful--and all her poor Aerogarden herbs, save the mint, either kicked it or didn't grow.  How did that happen?  Maybe the Aerogarden really is the Garden for Dummies.  Actually, I think she just got a dud box of seeds.)  Very tasty.  It's quite a heavy meal, though, so it wasn't especially conducive to my trip to the gym.

To the gym we did go, though, and I kicked up my intensity level on the elliptical machine.  I was so proud!  People at the gym probably think I'm crazy, because Jeopardy! is always on one of the televisions and I listen to music and watch the closed-captioning and answer the questions.  I could totally go on Jeopardy!.  I had a teacher in high school who actually was on Jeopardy!.

I'm gearing up for this weekend, and will update everyone on the cupcakes (we're actually making a cake, my son is insisting) when I return.  Happy Friday!


  1. Mochi is DELISH! I can't get mine to puff up, but the cashew-date kind tasted like french toast to me. Also, I've read online that kukicha tea is the same as bancha or twig or toasted green tea, so I got some toasted and it is better than green tea to me. Regular green tea tastes bitter to me, so this takes some of the bitterness out for me. I wanna know what umeboshi are like. There's no way I'm gonna spend that much on something that might be gross! Have you tried sea vegetables yet? What are they like?

  2. Maple sugar should be EASY to find in Cleveland, especially with all the sugar groves in the area. You and Mike might want to take a drive out to Geauga County and find some...it's pretty out there (I have an Aunt in Chardon and right up the road is Richard-or maybe Richardson-farm, which has all sorts of maple products).

  3. Do they have a couples night on Jeopardy? If so, we would kick butt!