It was a long day at the airport! Holy moly. First, my flight was delayed for an hour because of “air traffic control” reasons. Then we boarded the plane and were told that there was a mechanical problem that was being fixed as soon as possible. Then I fell asleep because the air conditioning was off and it was SO. HOT. on that plane! Then I was abruptly awoken and told that we had to get off the plane, run to another gate and board a different plane. I ran to the gate, only to find that I could have saved my energy because it would still be another half an hour before we boarded again. I’m finally back, four hours later than scheduled…and I am T-I-R-E-D!! Phewfta.
Anyway…thank you for all of your wonderful tips on hair straighteners! I knew I had the right audience for that question 😉 (No offense of course, gentlemen readers!) I checked out the GHD and the CHI in particular – after the overwhelming response about them – and found both to have some amazing reviews! But as I was reading, I couldn’t help but notice that a link to the Solia line kept popping up as the website’s “customer choice.” There was even a chart comparing it to the CHI.
After a bit more research, I decided to go with the Solia because it offers the option of straightening, curling and flipping. Plus, the price was discounted and it came with free shipping and a free flat iron stand! I’ve never spent this much money on a beauty product before, but I think it will be worth it. I’ll be sure to do a non-food related review when it comes, if you’re interested! Again, thanks for all the help!
THE GUARDIAN BUDDHA
I was so flattered yesterday when Jenny from This Winding Road presented me with Julz’s Guarding Buddha Award! She said some super sweet things about me, and I would just like to reciprocate. Not only is her blog engaging, insightful and inspiring, but Jenny herself has such a “thoughtful” perspective – just check out her Thoughtful Thursday posts! – and is always open and honest with her readers. And to top it all off, she has a great name 😉 I highly encourage you to check out her blog, if you haven’t done so already! Then you can add another one to your list of must-reads!
This award was created to help us deal with our everyday worries and live easier. That’s definitely something all of us need, right? So of course I’d like to pass this award on to EVERYONE! So if you are reading this post, consider yourself awarded! Seriously, I encourage you to post this award on your blog and talk about how blogging has changed you and/or made life better for you. I know that for me personally, blogging has introduced me to an incredible new group of friends, and even though we may never meet in person (although I sincerely hope that we do!), I know that we will stay connected. That’s such a great feeling!
THE RETURN OF PAPA BENDER
Yes, that’s right! Papa Bender was back and in his element last night. I have missed his cooking so much!! On the menu for dinner was his yummy Surf & Turf Fajitas, and they did not disappoint! Here’s a look at the spread.
Don’t mind all the papers on the left. My ‘rents are building a house and have a lot of catalogs, house plans, etc. on the dining room table 😉 Anyway, Papa Bender had plenty of food for us! There were two different kinds of wraps – whole wheat flour and white corn.
The “surf” was grilled shrimp marinated with various spices.
And the “turf” was flank steak cooked with fajita sauce (from a packet). Mm, it had so much flavor. I swear, I could eat that fajita sauce with a spoon if it wasn’t 100% sodium! With the turf there was also marinated onions and red bell pepper, black olives and tomatoes. So much goodness!
I started out with the fajita you see below, and then went back for seconds and thirds of each of the “filling” components – needless to say, there weren’t many leftovers once we were done because everything was so tasty!! We had to gobble it up right then and there!
It was so great to have a Papa Bender meal again. And now I’m back at school But I enjoyed the time away and needed to get back because I’ve got a midterm and a quiz tomorrow – yikes!
I leave you with a gorgeous picture of the Arizona sunset. So peaceful. So tranquil. It was as though that Guardian Buddha was right next to me 😉 Talk about purple mountain majesty!
Here’s wishing you a wonderful start to the new week!