No News is Good News

This has been one of those weeks with a lot going on, but nothing really happening. Do you ever have weeks like that?

Sally playing tugI’m winding up my Sally-sitting this week. I can’t believe it will have been three weeks on Friday! Time flies when your days are centered on walks, feeding, tummy scratching, and tug/toss with the ball.

This is Her Highness playing tug, or as I like to call it, Cammy Rows a Dog. Yep, in lieu of official gym workouts this week, I’ve substituted dog rows. I just pull the ball toward me and use her not insignificant body weight (I’m not judging!) for resistance. It’s especially difficult once she plants her butt on the ground. :)

I also had some work assignments this week and accepted a “special project” that will complicate my upcoming days. From what I understand, I’ll be visiting a national drugstore chain (rhymes with “Tall Jeans”) to demonstrate the proper usage of a new piece of book binding equipment. This will be interesting for several reasons:
a) I’ve never bound a book with anything other than staples and construction paper, and that was in the 5th grade. (Book report, if you were wondering.)
b) I’ve never seen the equipment in question.
c) I’m not particularly crafty.

But I’m pretty good at winging it, and as evidenced by this blog, I really don’t need to have expertise on a subject to discuss it. :)

Dreaming cow yogurtIn other news, I tried a new yogurt this week: Dreaming Cow, a “New Zealand style” yogurt.

Verdict? Meh.

Beautiful packaging, but I found the yogurt to be both grainy and watery. The taste wasn’t bad; it was the texture that killed it for me. Maybe it was because I bought the plain variety? I dunno, but I think I’ll stick with my yogurt trinity: Fage, Chobani, or Stonyfield/Oikos. (But boy, is that last one pricey!)

By the way, I’ve been meaning to ask if anyone has tried any new-to-you yogurt brands lately? I generally buy plain and add my own…stuff.

Finally, here’s one of those things that would be funny if it wasn’t so wrong. I received this email from AARP a few days back:

AARP said I'm fat

Not a nice thing to read and I was all prepared to rant on it, but then my friend Beth did it (and in a brilliantly constructive way) so I don’t have to. I can just say, “Ditto Beth”.

Needless to say, I didn’t click on the AARP link. I don’t give clicks to people who call me fat. I do give clicks to Beth.

That’s it from me this time around. Hope you’re all having a great week!

And if you have a Powerball ticket, good luck! You’ve always been my favorite reader! :)



26 thoughts on “No News is Good News

  1. I tried a yogurt a few weeks ago that I really liked. It was Dannon Light and Fit Greek Yogurt. I got the pineapple flavor, and at 80 calories and I think 12 grams of protein, I thought it was a pretty good deal. I liked the texture too :))

    Will you be visiting the Tall Jeans in Jackson CA??

    • LOL No, the closest I’ll get to the Jackson, CA Tall Jeans is the one in Jackson, TN. Won’t be quite the same.

      I’ll give the L&F Greek a try sometime. Thanks for the rec!

  2. I like Trader Joe’s greek yogurt (I like the honey flavor, but they have plain too). I too do not do well with grainy…ick.

    Good luck with your book binding!

  3. Ugh, what an annoying email. Makes you sort of wonder what people are thinking sometimes huh.

    Also, I am super jealous of that beautiful dog. Of the owner, that is, not that the dog gets to tug. Hah! :D

  4. You always crack me up & now I really get your comment on my blog on the fat thing! ;) Sounds like you are keeping busy & happy to hear that! Where do you find those weird jobs on showing stuff to people?

    • I honestly can’t remember how I found this company, Jody. I think it was on Career Builder, but I’m not 100% sure. It was probably an ad that mentioned training and travel. :)

  5. I’m certain you’ll be visiting all the Tall Jeans in East TN. I’m happy to say there are three within walking distance of my new place. Silly, when you think about it. You also know I’m a total NOOSA fan and haven’t tried anything new since. I even went so far as to call their corporate office just outside Boulder to make sure their production wasn’t effected by the floods. I still buy Chobani plain in the bulk size (at Sam’s) to use in muffins, smoothies and other recipes).

    • I wish I did have the Tall Jeans in East TN, Sharon. Unfortunately, someone else gets that section of the state. :(

      I tried the Noosa and liked it okay, and I was hoping Dreaming Cow might be along the same lines. Not even close.

  6. Have you ever made your own yogurt? I bought this brilliant yogurt maker (makes one liter at a time).. it took me about 7 tries to get it right but I guarantee you that since then I have not been able to buy yogurt in a store..far too acidic! The secret is to bring the milk to the boil and let it simmer for about 15 mins, make it cool to body temperature, put it in yogurt maker with some ready greek yogurt, stir with WOODEN spoon and leave overnight.. try it and let me know! p.s. also saves a pack of money…

  7. AARP is kind of a d*ck… ;)

    We have Tall Jeans on every corner here…I think you need to do a nationwide tour! :)

    Row Your Dog is an excellent workout.

  8. I also make my own yogurt, and I am now totally spoiled. I will never go back to store-bought. My yogurt maker makes 2 quarts at a time, and it is a very simple process. Heat milk to 180 in the microwave, cool to 110, add freeze-dried yogurt starter and throw it in the incubator for 8 hours. I like to strain a lot of the watery whey out so it is nice and thick. It is so delicious! Been doing this for 4 years now.

  9. What a fun looking doggy! Sounds like you were kept very busy. Your new business adventure sounds like fun – I bet you’ll figure it out in no time.

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  12. You silly girl. I clicked on that link thinking I was going to find a new source to purchase some tall jeans!!!! ;-) Stonyfield Oikos is the only plain yogurt I buy. I also wrote my aarp story on Beth’s post. Her response was funny! I hope she sent a copy of it to AARP.

    When I started getting AARP invites in the mail, I would pop the card in their prepaid envelope and write “Not in a million years! You don’t have any values in common with me and support many causes I oppose.” They are finally on to me. The last card came with an addressed return envelope that required a stamp. Not even spending that much to reject them. :-D

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