So Danny told me to write a new blog because he was sick of my old one.
Agreed, I haven’t written for a while, so I guess it’s time. I’ve been sick (I blame the lack of carbs… my body has nothing to fight off disease with!) I’m kidding, but I cannot tell a lie.
My non-diet diet has practically ceased to exist. I found girl scout cookies in my mother’s freezer… I was at their house alone, so all of the sudden it’s like I was thinking "if no one can see me eat the calories, they probably don’t exist!”
I am so sick of this.
The moral of the story is… I really feel soooo much better when I’m off the white bread and desserts… truly. My head craves them, but my front bum can do without. ;)
I interrupt this post to bring you the following MESSAGE:
There is a FABULOUS new restaurant in St. George. (And if you think that Olive Garden qualifies as a good restaurant I don’t know why you’d read my blog because I swear I am the anti-chain restaurant.
So it’s called “25 Main” and it’s on, you guessed it… Main street! Just up from the Tabernacle by Little Professor Bookstore … My buddies opened it… I had the pesto pasta today with mushrooms and artichokes and we had this tremendous salad with grapes, apples and (Get this!) “FIG” dressing… it was delightful.
And the gal that owns it is the same chick that did the artistic and culinary creation that was our Wedding cake (Designer cakes by Erin Dye). You can actually see our cake on her website... it's about 9 or so pictures in... the first white cake with pink flowers/designs and is like 4 or five layers (I can't even remember)... I just checked. It's 5 layers.
So if you make the trek to SG anytime soon… PLEASE check it out!!! Finally a place in St. George that isn’t the likes of Chili’s, Applebees or Sizzler… EEEK!
25 Main has such a cool vibe… and they even have a special “cupcake” bar for dessert… delightful! And all the art work on the walls looks like it was taken right out of that Smashing Pumpkins video where they play the cellos on the stars… you know the one?
Wraps, paninis, pastas, salads and sandwiches… seriously, you’ve got to check it out especially if you live in SG! (Darth Spencer, you’ve got to check it out.)
One other thing to mention…
I went to this “Ski to Live” camp this past weekend… for those of you not “in the know” (I’m kidding, I had never heard of it until Kristen Ulmer contacted my editor about writing a story for SkyWest Magazine)... well, it’s a ZEN ski and yoga camp… about how to listen to the inner voices (the doubter, the seeker, fear, anger, the critic, the controller, the protector, etc) … well, how to tap into or recognize the voices to ski like a crazy person (I definitely ski like a crazy person… I still haven’t figured out that whole “pole plant” thing)… but there was thins ZEN master Genpo Roshi that came to work with us in the evenings and we’d ski in the day and then do yoga… and all of this self work.
There were people from Utah, and some from back east and all over the country… there was even a lady that came from New Zealand to attend the camp. It ended up being a great experience… but I didn’t know if I was going to make it after the first night or two. My ski coach was a shaman healer who asked us to ski like different animals (my “hummingbird” was the fastest and my “snake” was the most effective… though I did find “jaguar” quite effective for the mini-moguls.)
Does this sound crazy? It was. But I’m going to write a story for the winter edition of SkyWest Magazine, so once I get my thoughts together in a more coherent form…