February 12, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Tired of talking solely about herself; Polly talks about snacks too….
Polly’s love of chips (tortilla not British) is renowned (in her own mind). Sadly, inhaling them does not always mesh well with her little bodily system… She decided to cease and desist….
No, silly! No ceasing and desisting from enjoying life’s wonders (for me that includes salty-crunchy things to eat). Just not every day (let’s call it ‘sporadically’); with some mindful acceptance (I like to get chip-faced sometimes and that’s OK); and compromise (“bean and rice” chips? Tasty yet corn-free? Say what, now?).
In the interests of ‘if you are going to do something; do it properly’ I don’t just grab a bag of the shelf and inhale. Oh No. It’s a multi-pronged endeavour: 1) gimme a bag (or 2) of Beanfields Sea Salt mixed with a bag of Beanfields Unsalted; 2) top those puppies with some iodized salt (is that ironic?); 3) shove ‘em in the oven ’till they are all warm and lovely; and 4) sit Polly down on the sofa to crunch loudly and force her understanding husband to turn the sound up on the tele.
No they are not paying me for this: I am happy to be an outspoken advocate of the family-owned, corn-alternative, high-fibre, gluten-free, non-gmo, triangle-snack makers of the United States of America. Thanks for existing Beanfields (and for your cool and trendy-looking chip-bags).
Yes, this actually does sum up a lot of what I have been doing since the last post.
Teaser: what do avocados, foldify, and Rapunzel have in common? Hopefully my next few blog posts (we won’t hold our collective breath, Polly. My readers are so wise…).
June 3, 2012 § Leave a Comment
On a scoop scale of ten; TT gets, well, 9.99 (recurring).
Tiny Tower. The one and only game I play on my iPad. It’s so simple. It’s so strangely satisfying. I have been restocking, personnel managing, constructing and marveling at the cute “bitizens” for MONTHS. Even with lawschool-work-study-exams-work-lawschool-proteinhealthyfatsbutlesscarbseating… (butless carb seating?)
Typical Polly, though, I have recently begun to question it. Why am I so enthralled with you, TinyTower, that I willingly devote 5-10 precious Polly minutes to you on a daily basis?
In essence, I believe it has my game-nerd heart. Those tiny bitizens. They are very endearing in the 8-bit glory AND they wear marvelous outfits to work. I want to be one.
There is some nostalgia in my addiction. It brings up memories of my other all-time favourite computer games from yester-year: come back Theme Park (original 1994 edition/PC); Trap Door (ZX Spectrum); Formula 1 (ZX Spectrum); and Nodes of Yesod (ZX Spectrum); those were good times….
There are some who have questioned TinyTower’s underlying philosophy (I read reviews before I “bought it” for FREE). Could that be so? Well. You get to build things. With money. And with the proceeds. You build more things. Get more money. Build more apartments. Rent to more bitizens because you need them to work in your shops and stuff. Evict anyone who is less-than-stellar in their duties.
Are they right? Maybe. I refused to evict anyone initially. Spent a few months with serious under-performers. That has changed significantly in the last month….
Erm. Pol. Power down. You are over thinking this…. It’s OK to just enjoy stuff without delving into an abyss of analysis…
I see. What you are saying is that though it might be a totalitarian regime where the overlord (moi) gets to control everything, is motivated by financial greed and acquiring stuff and which therefore goes against everything I hold dear, I should just shrug and say, “oh well”?
Sure why not. Seems reasonable.
Well. It IS fun for Polly and she knows that over-thinking isn’t always the best plan so onwards, I guess. Helps that I got a Planetarium recently and that you can rename your businesses: my ice cream parlour was inventively retitled: SheScoops.
They have a wiki, it seems: tinytowerwiki.com
April 6, 2011 § 1 Comment
Going back to an earlier promise…..(an update to the Monday-am-horror-moment-mid-dance-cool-down)…
Silly Polly. She should have logged into keas.com BEFORE writing the post.
Yes, all the drama was for naught. Turns out the super humans over in Healthy-Keas.com-Land had me covered: you are meant to ‘report your progress’ on Monday. I need not have fretted so about my lack of reporting during WonderCon and my assumed massive point loss.
Hence my sheepish feeling.
I put ‘report your progress’ in inverted commas because the full extent of my silly-headed-ness relates to this phrasing. Keas.com send a Monday email with that exact subject line: ‘report your progress.’ Yes. I know. Wow. Silly Polly is right.
Somehow, on Monday mornings, my brain translates ‘report your progress’ to mean ‘let’s take a look at how you did last week but you are not permitted to make any updates since the Sunday Night Cut Off has been enforced.’
But there is no Sunday Night Cut Off. ‘Tis just a figment of my imagination.
At 10am Monday when I finally logged in to Keas.com; that new knowledge brought overwhelming relief. If my Kea Power! Team Mates happen to read this, I am hoping that (along with the probable eye-rolling and ‘oh Polly’s') they will share some of that relief. Especially since more than 100 points were at stake and we would have been seriously off the mark. For the record, we are hanging out around 8th place; cashola winnings are if we make it to the Top FIVE….
*and yes, Polly did indeed just re-link to her post containing the link to her original post – gotta keep everyone in the shescoops.com loop, right? (maybe, Polly, but forcing your readership to navigate all over the place, will probably get annoying fast. The idea is to keep enticing them back….).
February 14, 2011 § Leave a Comment
…it’s a permanent residency situation; a ‘green’ card, if you will (oh gosh, Polly that was a terrible pun).
That’s right, it’s Week Four in my other place of residence – the Keas Health Challenge. (I know, where did updates on weeks Two and Three go? Let’s just say, I have been keeping busy with all manner of activities, some healthy (like keeping up with the Keas thing), some that earn me cashola (i.e. my job), and some that were a little too stressful (see the previous entry and know that I finished the puppy and the application is in).
Well. I am still loving this challenge scenario. Our Kea Power! team is ELEVENTH (as of this morning); and I am THIRTIETH (out of 207 of us). For the last few weeks, I have been strategic in my “To-Do” selection (‘strategic’ meaning that I picked three tasks that had the most points and that I knew I could accomplish). This morning, on my Kea Power! only comment stream; I posted the question: “Is it boring (or cheating) to pick the same to-dos as last week? I picked them because: 1) I will do them; 2) they have the most points (and I love points); and 3) it’s still a healthy approach to life, no?” I am curious for other thoughts.
I do feel a bit bad to pick the same things again since part of the idea is to mix things up and try new stuff. However, the big points are for those folks who either set up camp in veggie-land; who run – a lot; or who walk – a lot. There are points available for stress-relieving podcasts but only FORTY and I have a FORTY-FIVE point minimum for the sake of my team and my own chance to come away with TWO HUNDRED of these Earth Dollars. Sadly, because there are no dancey points available and because I am at a point in my life where the prospect of running does not fill me with joy (never say never); I choose to stay in the Land of Veg. For the record, I did write to them to suggest dancey-point-options and am ever hopeful they will show up one week (ideally with FIFTY available points. Yes, please, any Keas folks reading this; dance and fifty, dance and fifty….). Alright, Polly. We get the picture.
Of the many fascinating elements of this Challenge thing; it is really inspiring to learn of what other people do to stay (or get) healthy. In my opinion, being healthy (or getting healthier) is something that one has to consciously do because it involves eating food (and we choose the foods we eat and the quantity); it involves physical activity (and we have to choose how we accomplish this); and it involves consciously knowing that one is always able to choose a healthy path at any point in our lives (even if I it has been a couple of months/years/decades since we tried). Seeing how other people succeed, struggle, manage, etc.. is inspiring. After all, I struggle, succeed, manage, etc. too.
Thus, at least for this Week Four: Polly’s “To-Do” selections ensure she maintains her status as a permanent resident of Veggie Land.
September 29, 2010 § Leave a Comment
Just a quick post to say that my hubby and I made it to New York City! This trip is my birthday gift from the man in my world. ‘Tis rather neat. I will be posting a more thorough review of our mental and edible NYC nourishments ASAP. In the meantime, suffice to say, it is lovely to be here.