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Dec 12
2012

Cranberry Berry Goblet


This morning’s shake consisted of cranberries, strawberries, pineapple, spinach, orange juice and vanilla whey protein powder. I have no idea how much of each ingredient. I just drop in frozen pieces of fruit until I think, that looks about right and then I press “blend.” I’m hoping to try Almond milk in place of orange juice this week, although it still sounds a little too granola for me.

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2012

Cherrapine Shake


Santa came early this year and brought me a Ninja. I was having an extremely difficult time with my old blender and was pleasantly surprised to come home to a brand new blender just for my protein shakes. Yesterday, I made a Cherrapine shake, which stands for Cherry-Raspberry-Pineapple shortened and blended together, just like my shake. It contained cherries, raspberries, pineapple, spinach, a splash of orange juice, vanilla whey protein powder and of course, strawberries….

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Dec 10
2012

DIY Manicure Mixology


The first time I got acrylic nails I was a debutante in the Minneapolis-St. Paul cotillion. I wanted to go-over-and above and get a french manicure to match my over-and-above white ballroom gown. Excitedly, I sat in the salon, and watched as my cuticles were soaked, massaged and trimmed. After my nails were dry, the strangest thing happened. The nail tech began drilling and filing away at my nail bed. I thought by the time…

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Dec 07
2012

Vanilla Berry Smoothie


I’m on a healthy eating kick that started 24 hours ago. My girlfriend, Morgan, gave me a beginner’s protein shake recipe, so this morning for breakfast I blended frozen strawberries and blueberries, one tightly packed cup of baby spinach, a splash of apple juice and a scoop of vanilla whey protein powder. The result was very healthy tasting. I’m glad I added strawberries and may even add a drop of lemon next time to brighten…

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Nov 06
2012

POTUS


Four years ago today I stood in our Harlem apartment and watched CNN’s election center tally Ohio’s votes. The swing state held the nation’s answer to who would be president. As Wolf Blitzer called the state and shaded it blue, I began cheering and celebrating that truly epic moment. As CNN went to commercial, I could still hear cheering, and opened the window to hear the screams, shouts and hurrah’s of the entire neighborhood. I…

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