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I have Netflix November 9, 2010

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I officially welcomed myself to the year 2010 with a Netflix membership. Under ten dollars a month and thousands of movies are at the touch of my fingertips. After I registered, I browsed through the myriads of titles, and quickly realized that I will probably lose my husband to the biographies and war movies (well, we have had five great years together; it was wonderful while our marriage lasted). I can even stream workout movies and Curious George episodes with Netflix. There was an option to stream movies through our Wii, but I am new with the technology so that step will have to wait.

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I went to a Moroccan restaurant November 4, 2010

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A few weeks ago, I ended my 40 day fast from spending money on restaurants and fast food. What better way to celebrate with good food, good friends, and a belly dancer (another first!). When we first arrived, I received my complementary mint tea. After about fifteen cups of tea, two bathroom trips, and a realization that the tea is loaded with sugar, I ended my love affair with the sugary substance. We ate soup, vegetables, lamb, chicken, quail, baklava, and an interesting camel cake.

 

took Elias trick or treating

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a cowboy with his pony with a full knowledge of the tastiness of candy made for a fun night. After the first house, I could see the sheer amazement on my son’s face when he figured out the magic formula, a knock of the door with three magic words “trick or treat” equals candy. After the first house, he wanted to sit on the ground and devour the tasty treats.

 

I took a cooking class October 26, 2010

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Thursday night at the Cypress Community Center, 9 ladies, 1 man, and myself joined together to learn how to cook healthy foods. Most of the woman who attended were old enough to be my mom, and one was definitely old enough to be my grandma. We made a white fish dish, stir fry, spaghetti, and rice pilaf. Since taking the class, I have made two of the dishes and they taste completely different (bad different, but not non edible bad).

 

I ate Quail October 21, 2010

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Chicken and lamb jumped out of the menu as some delicious choices for my entrĂ©e, but in the lower right hand corner, I saw “quail.” Normally, I would not have ordered quail, but this is a year of trying new things, so I gave it a shot. Lots of bones not so much meat. In fact, I made a little bit of scene when I swallowed a bone.

 

I got my hair cut at Platinum Strands October 18, 2010

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Platinum Strands is a salon located on Chapman Ave just a few minutes away from my parents’ house. Nine months without a haircut and a coupon convinced me that I needed to give the salon a try. The experience lasted only forty minutes, which was the same amount I paid for the haircut and a bonus scalp massage (which I almost fell asleep).

I was too embarrassed to pose with the sign in the background, so the sign will have to suffice.

 

I saw Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

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This fabulous edge of the seat thriller came out over summer time just waiting for Nicole to have a weekend free of consequences. Well that weekend has arrived. What’s not to love about a movie where cats and dogs join forces to fight evil. After seeing this epic flick, I am left with one question, “Why only 2.5 stars out of 10?”