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Pass the Plate!

I am one of ten winners of a “Pass The Plate” plate from Club AmoenaKitchenAid will donate $5 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® every time a plate is passed and registered until December 2009. The promo says,

“Purchase a specially marked plate, created by KitchenAid and Villeroy & Boch, and register it online. Make one of your favorite recipes, put it on the plate, pass it to a friend, and you’re on your way to making an impact.”

My plate is not getting passed as frequently as I would like, due to a bit of a learning curve with the registration form. I guess that is what I get for passing it to guys.  Therefore, my new plan is a “virtual pass.”

Anyone who would like to receive a virtual plate-pass may email me and I will “pass the plate” to you.  You’ll receive one of my favorite recipes,  the url to register the “pass,” and its unique registration number. Register it and KitchenAid will send 5.00 to  Susan G. Komen for the Cure®without any cost to you!

For my first pass, I’ll send you one of my favorite recipes. This one will be for mini-muffins that are just perfect for a brunch or dessert tray. If you send me your address, I’ll also snailmail a pink silicone bracelet from The Breast Cancer Site so you have a souvenir of your generosity! You can also purchase your own plate to pass from the KitchenAid website.

Does that sound like fun? Email me for a pass!

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Fitness links:

I just emailed these links to several coaching clients and decided, in the name of efficiency, to post them here.

Recipes:

http://www.self.com/fooddiet great everyday recipes as well as ones suitable for entertaining guests.

http://www.hungry-girl.com Many of these are not necessarily healthy recipes for everyday, but they will get you through a craving. I made the carrot cake cupcakes for Scott’s birthday and they are terrific.

Exercise:

http://www.bodylastics.com I have the basic set with the DVD. Love the DVD!

http://www.collagevideo.com This is my favorite source for workout DVDs. I have the S.W.A.T. one in my wishlist, it uses the bodylastic tubing too.

Two sources for free workouts you can watch on your PC or download to your ipod

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/ipod-workouts

http://www.self.com/fitness

Bonus link: http://www.runpee.com

I don’t like to miss anything when I am watching a movie in the theatre, so I have a personal rule about drinking beverages during movies. However, for those who drink … I suggest runpee.com. Just type in the name of a movie to learn exactly when in the movie you can run to the restroom without missing anything important and they even summarize what you will miss while you are gone.

My Inga Collection

I get a lot of questions about my collection of Ingas on Facebook. For those of you who aren’t on Facebook, I have over 20 Ingas in “my friends.” Why?  Really, it is quite simple, when I joined Facebook… wait a minute, does anyone not know what Facebook is? Raise your hands.

Ok, it appears that there are a few of you. Facebook is a free, Internet-based, social network that I joined after graduating from Kepler College because I thought it would be a simple (keyword: efficient) way to keep in touch with fellow Kepler-ites. Did I say efficient? Sorry, it is though. I can stay in touch with friends, cousins, stepsisters, and colleagues all in one convenient place, and for someone who has been dubbed “her terseness”, this is a big deal.

So, I had no sooner joined and sent out “friend requests” or “join Facebook” invitations to everyone involved with Kepler than I received a “friend request” from an Italian guy who had started a group of Ingas. I teased him about collecting “Nordic women” but then checked his “Facebook profile” and realized his last name was “Inga.” Then I felt like a killjoy for having teased him about that and joined his group to make amends. What is cool about it is that we are from everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, from the US, Italy, Russia, Iceland. It is not a common name, but since Ing is an Old Norse god, the name does turn up in many different languages and countries. I like that I get “status updates” from friends in languages that I can’t read.

Have you met many people who share your name? I certainly haven’t. What experiences have you had meeting people with your name or finding people on Facebook?