When I was a kid, my parents made sure I ate just about every vegetable known to man, and it was the pits! As I got older though, Woolworth's (Cheeseburgers/Fries) or Kentucky Fried Chicken became my favorite restaurants of choice. As a popular and perky social butterfly, I was very much involved in community activities and clubs, causing me to miss out on dinner in many instances, so I wasn't mad about missing all those meals.
Yes, it's much much healthier, but I'll never be a vegetarian because cheeseburgers call my name all the time. (Sorry all my veggie friends-lol) Still, these days I enjoy broccoli, collard greens, tomatoes and brussel sprouts to ensure I get those vitamins everyone says you're supposed to have. I've even been known to eat a nice salad - but it must have some steak or chicken in it, please. Oops, I almost forgot about my kimchi. Yes, yes, I love that stuff!
What about you? Is your diet entirely different now that you're an adult? Do you crave certain foods? Do your kids like vegetables?
The other day I read a really good article about a kid's fascination with Siri, and it was really funny. As the story unfolded, the mother said, "it's not like Siri is real". Well... Susan Bennett, the very famous and probably very tired by now voice that you hear at Delta Airlines, or even for Coca-Cola ads, walks around the neighborhood just like you and I. And nope, she's not a computer. But she had no idea that her voice would be used as the North American Siri, the voice we all know and hear pretty regularly via the iPhone.
In fact, Apple didn't pay her, other than for the initial US text to voice recording that was completed all the way back in 2005. That's how Apple originally heard her voice. But sometimes the enunciation of a word or name is not quite right. Most of us probably live with it, but not Barbra Streisand. Nope - she got irritated enough to call straight to the top to have the way her name was pronounced changed. Sure enough, during the next update, that correction was made. (lol) Despite that, Ms. Bennett does pretty well, but don't ask her to explain exactly how well! (lol) Did you also know that there are Siri's all around the world? You'll find a different voice in Japan, Australia, China and more! Isn't that neat?!
2018 OLYMPIC FACT MAY SURPRISE YOU
A new record has been set that's not well known, and no medals will be awarded. Slightly over 2900 athletes are participating in the Olympics this year, and over 110,000 condoms have been distributed. Wow!
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Sometimes I can't help sharing a recipe strictly based on a catchy name, and this is no exception.
- 2 Orange Wedges, divided
- ½ cup lightly toasted shredded coconut
- ½ cup Cubed Pineapple
- 2 oz Fresh Orange Juice
- ½ oz Coconut Syrup
- 2 oz gin
- 1 cup filtered water
- 2 cups coconut sugar
- Scatter most of coconut on to a plate. Rim a martini glass with 1 orange wedge; dip rim of glass in the coconut. Set aside.
COCONUT SYRUP DIRECTIONS
Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add coconut sugar. Reduce heat to low; simmer 6-8 minutes or until mixture reduces by one-third. Remove from heat; cool. Transfer mixture to a Mason Jar. Refrigerate up to 3 months.
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