Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring... ?

For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come...
Song of Solomon 2:11-12a






I like the winter more...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Eat, drink, and.... count calories?

This new blog is making me want to post a lot... but anyway, I noticed that these days, knowing your calorie intake seems to be the "in" thing. Recently, they did some studies to find out America's healthiest fast food restaurants and the unhealthiest restaurants. I think you may be surprised to find such results:

Healthiest:
1. Panera (I don't like Panera, but they have free wireless, so ok.)
5. Corner Bakery (Their Pesto Cavatappi is so dang good, but friends keep telling me that I want to eat here too much)
8. McDonald's (Wow)

Unhealthiest:
D+: Denny's (But their buffalo wings are so good, especially at 12:30AM...)
D+: Carl's Jr. (I used to love the Western Bacon cheeseburger combo, but this place went down hill in my opinion... all this "deluxe" burger stuff, I never had it but it doesn't look good at all.)
F: T.G.I.Fridays, IHOP, Outback (They are on the "F" list because they have refused to give nutritional info on their food... one word: shady.)


Where have you been eating lately?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Spend your $... on me, for you?

On the widget below, I have a few recommended books that I think every Christian would benefit from. So go ahead and spend your money to buy these great books for yourself! As a caveat, I want to let you know that it is through something called "Amazon Associates," and I do receive some small compensation! But, if you are planning on buying these books anyway, why not spend some $ on me, for you?

I am planning to update the list every few weeks, so go ahead and buy it! And if you really insist on buying these books without spending it on me, I would still be very happy that you bought them so please go ahead and buy them at a bookstore of your own choice!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Google Reader.

I think one of the greatest things Google has created is Google Reader. Instead of bookmarking a bunch of different websites that you normally check, you can now subscribe to all of them, using what's called a RSS feed (the orange colored box on the right side) and read them all in Google Reader! It's almost like getting all your favorite magazines, newspapers, journals in one program. I've noticed that almost every website provides an RSS feed now. So get with it!

What does it look like?




Nice, huh? You can even email and share things so that others can see what you are reading.

So, here's what you do:
(1) Sign up for Google Reader
(2) Click on "Subscribe Me" on the right [either posts, comments, or both!]
(3) Then click on "Add to Google Reader"
(4) Start reading!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Welcome

Hello everyone!

This is a work-in-progress as you can see it looks kind of off... but welcome to my new blog site! Hopefully you will give me your thoughts on the things I've posted.

Some things to note

(1) On the bottom is an Amazon.com carousel... awesome! of books I recommend you buy for yourself.

(2) On the right is "Subscribe Me"... use Google Reader! I will explain what that is on my next post.