Up for the challenge?!?!?

Tomorrow starts the PK Fitness APU Summer Challenge.  PK Fitness is an interesting fitness app. Either with an Apple Watch (which I do not own) or a chest strap heart monitor it measures your “effort” as you work out. The goal is to be at 50+ effort for at least 30 minutes at least 3 times a week. 

One of the things I like about the app is it measures your effort doing anything, including your strength training. None of the other apps I use really does that. I mean Runkeeper you can say you did strength training for so many minutes and it calculates calories but it’s hard to know if that is really accurate. 

Today, Mark and I went to the gym where I spent about 40+ minutes doing strength training then walked 2 miles. It’s probably the longest workout I’ve done using PK Fitness. 95 minutes at about 61 effort. And I still need to walk the dog. 

I’m also doing the Nutrishop Summer Challenge with Mark. I’ve offered him $500 if he scores more points than I do. So far I think I’m ahead of him since I lost fat and gained muscle at the first check in and he went opposite directions from what he wanted.  

Well, Pittsburg just won the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row. So now it’s time to walk the dog. 

Two Months!!!

For Valentine’s Day this year, Erwin got me an orchid, in purple of course. I’ve never had an orchid before and have heard they are most temperamental. However, this one came with very specific watering instructions. Three ice cubes once a week. So… that’s what I’ve been doing and it’s made it 2 months! Looks quite nice in my office.


Crock-Pot Ladies Crock-Pot Cheesecake

OK, this is my first time using the “press this” add-on to Chrome. And wouldn’t you know it, it deals with food… but hey it’s CHEESECAKE, in a crockpot no less. Since I still haven’t gotten my oven fixed, I love my crockpot.  So you can check out the recipe below.

Crock-Pot Ladies Crock-Pot Cheesecake.

Of course, I have a nasty feeling that when my blood work comes back, I’ll be getting a call from the doctor’s office. To say the least I’ve not been a good girl of late. But tomorrow is another day and another day to start over.

Here’s a picture of the beautiful cheesecake…

Heart Attack on a Bun!



So today Mark and I decided to try out Five Guys Burgers and Fries. All I can say is HOLY CRAP! Actually it was quite the learning experience. Here are some of the things I learned:

  1. Check out the website and the menu BEFORE going… I would have ordered the “little” Bacon Cheeseburgers.
  2. One small order of fries is more than enough ESPECIALLY when you don’t order a “little” bacon cheeseburgers.
  3. 5 Guys Burgers are WAY more meat then In-n-Out burgers.
  4. 5 Guys Burgers meat makes me think of homemade burgers from fresh ground beef.
  5. More toppings available at 5 Guys.
  6. The grilled onions at In-n-Out WAY WAY better.
  7. I can have a BACON burger at 5 Guys.
  8. The special sauce at In-n-Out… nothing finer.
  9. I’ve never been a huge fan of In-n-Out fries, so big win for 5 Guys
  10. The big part though, is cost… In-n-Out – $10.68, 5 Guys – $25.78**

**Now to be far, I didn’t order fries for myself at In-n-Out and in the future I would order the less expensive little bacon cheeseburger.  5 Guys is really, really good but will be more for a treat than a regular occurrence.


My Vacation

This week I’ve been on vacation with Mark and his spring break. We haven’t done anything all that exciting. He’s content to sit at home and play on his computer. He’s also catching up on math… at least he hopefully has been catching up with math.

I’ve been working on the MagnusonHouse website. I’ve been adding the pictures from this past year from athletics.  The goal is to have the pictures available to the students and their families.

I’m also testing to see if this will post to Google+ when I’m done.

Here’s a little animusic for your listening and visual pleasure!

Happy Easter!

It was a good day… and it’s almost over and I’ve made progress on the new MagnusonHouse site… I have only one more set of volleyball pictures left to get posted. Then I need to start on baseball and softball. Hopefully I’ll get everything up this week while I’m off. The hardest part will be just getting files loaded to flickr… It can be SOOO slow… of course, it doesn’t help that I’m loading them via wireless… hopefully tomorrow I can get things set up to do the transfer via the back computer and a wired connection…

My father-in-law showed me this video today and it’s really quite cool… actually kind of fascinating… Enjoy


Welcome back to WordPress

I honestly don’t remember what possessed me to switch from WordPress back to BlogSpot, but it’s time to return to the legit blog site.  I also am hopefully going to get my photos for APU athletics up so the athletes can have access to them.

I just have one LITTLE problem… and if you’re reading this that means it was finally solved!  I’ve reached out to Dreamhost support already today on another issue and they’ve been great. So I’m sure they will figure out this issue as well.



I tried to catch some fog. I mist.
When chemists die, they barium.
Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.
A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a
seasoned veteran.
I know a guy who’s addicted to brake fluid. He says he can
stop any time.
How does Moses make tea? Hebrews it.
I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it
dawned on me.
The girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club,
but I never met herbivore
I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. I can’t put it down.
I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on
They told me I had type A blood, but it was a Type O.
A dyslexic man walks into a bra.
Why were the Indians here first? They had reservations.
Class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there’s no pop
Energizer Bunny arrested: Charged with battery.
I didn’t like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.
What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A
When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.
What does a clock do when it’s hungry? It goes back four
I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit
Broken pencils are pointless.