Oreo cookies are 101 years old this year. In honor of the new flavor Watermelon, in Target stores now and hitting others soon, and their 101st, here are 13 Tibits about Oreos that may surprise you besides have a Watermelon Flavored cookie. Supposedly this flavor taste GREAT w/ the Golden Oreo. I'll have to give it the taste test soon! 1. The Oreo is wildly popular; so popular, in fact, that it's the world's best-selling cookie. These days, it can be found in more than 100 countries.
2. The original Oreo's cookie-to-cream ratio is 71 percent cookie, 29 percent, according to TIME. Now Oreos also come in Double Stuf and Mega Stuf varieties.
3. Oreos were sold by weight when they first came out! In fact, they cost 30 cents per pound.
4. Sure, the debut-version of Oreos came in the flavor we know and love today. But there was also a lemon meringue flavor.
5. In other countries, Oreos come in a variety of flavors unfamiliar to American cookie lovers. In China, for example, you can get green tea ice cream Oreos. In Argentina, you can get dulche de leche and banana Oreos.
9. The way that you eat an Oreo says something about your personality: Dunkers tend to be adventurous and social; twisters are sensitive, artistic and trendy; and biters are easy-going and self-confident, according to eatoutwell.com.
10. After popular demand, Oreos became Kosher in December 1997. The conversion from non-Kosher to Kosher took about three years and was probably the priciest ever, according to Cornell Food Science Professor Joe Regenstein.
11. What were they like before that? The original recipe called for pig lard, hence the whole not-conforming-to-Jewish-dietary-law thing.
The second half of Season 4 of 'Hot In Cleveland' on TV Land tonight is 'LIVE' @ 9pm! Yes, The FANTABULOUS Betty White is ready for more!!! THIS ROCKS! Something else that rocks.. Season 5 has been inked w/ 24 episodes.. also syndication! Not bad for a 91 year old huh! BETTY ROCKS! Check out Betty's FB letter to the fans!
New Sara Bareilles single 'Brave'on her new album 'The Blessed Unrest' out July 16th!.. the video made me smile and happy watching these peeps in the video. We all need to be 'BRAVE' at times, and sometimes that means busting a move/line dance w/ friends because you want too! Keep an ear out for Sara Bareilles new tune 'BRAVE' on MIX 94.7. Don't forget she's touring w/ OneRepublic and they will be at ACl Live @ the Moody Theater September 19th!
Henry and the crew from the Man Of Steel HIT movie did some training w/ the National Guard! They worked hard for the over $128 Million the movie brought in over the Thurs-Sun period in the U.S! ! WARNING THERE ARE SOME MAN CANDY MOMENTS IN THE THIS VIDEO LIKE THE PHOTO!
Do you have a tattoo(s) that you wish you didn't have? Are you tired of hiding them? Well, you can do what my co-worker friend Chelsey did. She called Devenir Aesthetics, 512-477-3778, for a free consultation. Devenir Aesthetics has the lastest in tattoo removal, and the treatments are done by 2 Fabulous certified Laser Technicians Alissa and Carol. They have 20 years of combined experience just at Devenir Aesthetics. The average tattoo takes about 10-12 treatments, depending on the size and color(s). If you are thinking about getting a revision tattoo, getting the ink out of the area helps out a tattoo artist too. Go to www.freshfaceaustin.comto find out even more, then give Devenir Aesthetics a call to get that free consultation.
Here are photos before and after Chelsey's 1st & 2nd treatments.
Before treatment After 1st treatment
After treatment #2
Chelsey's Experience of Treatment #2:
Chelsey's Experience of treatment #1: "I couldn't have asked for a better experience at Devenir Aesthetics. Carol is the laser therapist at Devenir Aesthetics who is removing my tattoo. Carol was fantastic and talked me through the whole process. Who would have thought she numbed your skin beforehand!? I of course knew this from our first meeting, but what a relief! After I sat with the numbing cream for about 30 minutes the actual laser part took no more than five minutes! So easy! Another great thing is the same time the laser is going there is also very cold air being blown on the tattoo. All you feel are little pricks. Starting with the check-in process all the way up to the check-out process, the staff at Devenir Aesthetics was so nice and caring. I have never had any kind laser treatment done to my skin so I was super nervous. Besides having the one tattoo I have never had any treatments on my skin, so needless to say I was kind of a baby going into my first session!
GIVE DEVENIR AESTHETICS A CALL TO FIND OUT HOW TO GET RID OF YOUR INK YOU DON'T LIKE! THE CONSULTATION IS FREE! NOTHING TO LOSE, AND LOTS OF 411 TO GAIN!
I dropped by the Home Consignment Center/Arbor Walk up North to say HEY to Kristin and the crew! Here are my 5 favs I saw on the floor. They are getting new merchandise all the time. New sofas, patio furniture , and things you don't see anywhere else. Like.. the HUGE Antelope head they have. It comes from a line of the BIGGEST ANTELOPE in the world and was caught by one of the Top 50 Big Game Hunters in the country. Plus there are lots of Big Boxes that have come in filled with new accessories, furniture and more!
Kristin sent me the heads up of more great new items you'll find on the floor @ The Home Consignment Arbor Walk.
- Upholstery Sofa shipment just arrived. NEW and made in the USA! Sofas, chairs, sectionals....All priced and out on the floor ready to go home with you today!
- Model home arrivals.
- Patio furniture: cast aluminum and all weather wicker sets (sofas, chairs, sectionals, dining sets, chaises, and more)
Both Home Consignment Centers , Arbor Walk w/ Herb and Shops Parkway Bee Cave/Rose, have jewelry. Herb showed me some great new pieces that are in. Here are a few to get a taste of the great selection he has. Something for everyone and all different price ranges. Also, Herb wanted me to pass along the word that your jewelry purchases help others in need. He helps out several charities which includes the Free Wheel Chair Mission. Helping others and saving money!! THIS IS A HUGE WIN WIN!!
Here are a few of the pieces you may run into at the Home Consignment Center/Shops Parkway Bee Cave w/ Janet & the crew! '
I wish all the Dad's a Happy weekend. I'm sending lots of LOVE to my Daddy Maurice. There are lots of things that my Daddy taught me... It's always good to get to an appointment a bit earlier, always shake w/ a firm handshake, songs that would drive my mom nuts.. lots of fun things like that. For 2 weeks in July every summer Daddy, mom and I (plus doggies Fi Fi & Mitzi) would pile in the car and road trip it to see family in Virgina. My Daddy wasn't one to hang at a rest stop very long. In the video, I show you what he did. I LOVE YOU DADDY...ALWAY & FOREVER...YOU ROCK!
ROT Biker Rally is in town all this weekend. A LOT of Bikes will be on the roads in and around ATX! Please be careful driving around this weekend. Look an extra time at a stop sign/light.. roller w/ a bit more caution.
The ROT Rally parade is tomorrow night/Friday (6/14) 7pm going from the Expo Center to the Capitol downtown. They are going for a World Record..
Gear up for the 19th Annual ROT Motorcycle Parade and Downtown Party held on Friday, June 14th, 2013! In 2006, the Guinness Book of World Records certified the ROT Parade as the "Longest Parade of Motorcycles Known to Mankind." The 11-mile Parade is escorted by Austin Police Department and stages at 7:00 PM and leaves promptly at 7:30 PM from the Rally grounds.
The Parade ends at the capitol building on Congress Avenue where thousands of spectators await your arrival for the ROT Congress Party. Thanks to the APD, the entire trip only takes 30 minutes. They efficiently close off side streets and control intersections, ensuring a safe and speedy trip to the downtown biker party. The 2013 ROT Parade is going to be bigger and better then ever - so saddle up and come ride in the Worlds Longest Biker Parade! (more 411)
I ran acrossthis list of Best Summer Songs, but I didn't see mine on the list. One of my favorite 'Summer Songs', Garth Brooks 'Friends In Low Places'. I'm not a HUGE country fan, but it was the song that was playing at the 'Paradise Club'/Omaha, NE during a certain summer in the 90s that I slow danced, for the first time, w/ Ted (So Romantic... LOL) . Ted became my hubby on June 30, 2001, so we're celebrating our 12th anniversary soon (or 21 years together, if the 9 years dating before counts). But Today, June 12th, is an Extra Special Day too, It's 'TED'S DAY'! He celebrates his HAPPY ?? today! I'm so HAPPY I get to share and celebrate another 'TED DAY'! Huey's ditto on that!
June is Men's Health Awareness Month. On Friday (6/14), Entercom ATX is going to wear BLUEto celebrate our men and their health. If your man is anything like my man Ted, then he isn't a fan of going to the doctor, or checkups of any kind. But we need to be strong and make them understand their good health is what we want. More frequent checkups really does help a man's health. If there is a problem and it is discovered on the early side, it makes the treatment and getting back to health much easier and more successful. Here's a video that you can share. Big Thanks to Anne for sending it out in an email! WE LOVE OUR GUYS! Please take care of yourselves!
THE SEASON HAS STARTED.. SNAKE SEASON! I ran into this story and I wanted to share. With things heating up, there is a bigger chance you will run into a snake. Just something to think about for a bit to make sure you are extra careful when you are out enjoying the summer heat in Central Texas, especially if you are walking your dogs/pets.
There are four main types of venomous snakes in north America including copper heads, cotton mouths, coral snakes and rattlesnakes. Texas has all four.According to experts in Texas, on average, two people die every day from rattlesnake bites. It's far more likely that any snake you encounter in Texas will not be one of the venomous species, however.
....If you are bitten by a snake experts also say you should try to identify the type of snake that bit you and get to the emergency room. Do not try to treat it yourself. Experts say that with prompt medical attention the chances of surviving the incident are better than you might expect" (KXAN)
Another reason ATX ROCKS! Hotties like Brad Pitt just drop by to say hey thanks for seeing my movie in ATX. Brad was at a lunchtime screening for his movie 'World War Z' @ Westgate theater. How COOL would it be to go to a movie and Brad Pitt just happens to be there. VERY COOL.. I'm jealous thought since i wasn't there, but it is another reason why ATX ROCKS! You never know who may pop up in town. Keep an eye out for lots of celebs this weekend w/ the ATX TV Festival going on, Mumford & Son's doing a Sat & Sun Show @ The ATX 360 Amphitheater, and the word is Mark Walhberg has been around the ATX area, seen yesterday in Pflugerville filming the movie Transformers 4... Aren't you glad you live in ATX!! IT ROCKS!!
I got an email from Hungry-Girl.com. If you haven't checked the site out, it's pretty cool. It gives you info about snacks and foods you shop for that taste good, but low in fat and calories. There are also a bunch of recipes that are similar to ones that have lots of fat, sugar and calories in them that taste good. They are revised w/ healthier options and they still taste good, or that is what is suppose to happen.
Today I was sent the 2 ingredient brownie recipe that is suppose to taste like a yummy brownie w/ out the butter/oil, egss and all the things that make brownies really yummy! Or course this is a brownie w/ no frosting, which there are recipes for that too, but this one would be considered a naked brownie... I'm going to have to try it out and see what it actually tastes like. Click here for the'YUM YUM BROWNIES'.. which I may progress to the 'SNICKERS BROWNIE' if that works out! Hungry-Girl is on the Food Network.. books.. She's doing GREAT being HUNGRY!!
Pascale Honore enjoyed watching her sons surf the waves near her home in Australia. 18 years ago she was in a car accident that made her paralyzed. She never thought she'd be able to experience Surfing first hand, until her friend Tyron Swan, a pro diver, came up w/ an idea how she could w/. duct tape. Check out the video to get inspired that anything is possible, if you put your mind to it!
I work w/ Chelsey. One day we got to talking about Devenir Aesthetics tattoo removal process. She has been thinking about getting a tattoo removed that she got when when she was a teenager. She was ready to give Devenir Aesthetics a call, 521-477-3778, and see what could be done.
A few days later, she let me know she was headed to Devenir for her first treatment. Devenir has the latest tattoo removal technology 'Fotona' by Lumenis. The treatments are given by TRUSTED CERTIFIED Laser Technicians Alissa & Carol who have over 20 years experience just at Devenir Aesthetics. The average tattoo takes about 10-12 treatments, depending on the size and color(s). If you are thinking about getting a revision tattoo, getting the ink out of the area helps out a tattoo artist too. Go to www.freshfaceaustin.comto find out even more.
Here are Chelsey's thoughts about her 1st treatment:
"I couldn't have asked for a better experience at Devenir Aesthetics. Carol is the laser therapist at Devenir Aesthetics who is removing my tattoo. Carol was fantastic and talked me through the whole process. Who would have thought she numbed your skin beforehand!? I of course knew this from our first meeting, but what a relief! After I sat with the numbing cream for about 30 minutes the actual laser part took no more than five minutes! So easy! Another great thing is the same time the laser is going there is also very cold air being blown on the tattoo. All you feel are little pricks. Starting with the check-in process all the way up to the check-out process, the staff at Devenir Aesthetics was so nice and caring. I have never had any kind laser treatment done to my skin so I was super nervous. Besides having the one tattoo I have never had any treatments on my skin, so needless to say I was kind of a baby going into my first session! My next session is in a few weeks, and I can't wait to see Carol!"
Chelsey's tattoo after the 1st treatment @ Devenir Aesthetics!
If you have a tattoo you do not want anymore, like Chelsey, give Devenir Aesthetics a call, 512-477-3778, for a free consulation w/ Carol or Alissa. Find out what they can do for you. No more hiding the tattoo, or giving yourself a hard time about getting it everytime you look at it or someone else asks about it. Free yourself from unwanted ink w Devenir Aesthetics!
They are unwrapping NEW fabric sofas, loveseats and chairs to get on the floor for you ASAP!! CHECK THEM OUT! !!
_________________________________ Hey, I got the heads up from Kristen at the Home Consignment Center/Arbor Walk that a new shipment of Patio Furniture made it's way in the store at FABULOUS prices. Here is a taste of what you'll find at both locations.. HCC Arbor Walk and also HCC Shops Parkway Bee Cave w/ Janet & the crew!
Here are my 5 Favs when I popped in on Janet and the Crew in Bee Cave.
Janet/ HCC South wanted me to invite you to come out and see what's in the boxes from their newest shipment of accessories and furniture...
Here are more NEWBIE GOODIES @ the HCC Shops Parkway Bee Cave!
Don't forget there is jewelry at both locations. Say hey to Rose/HCC Shops Parkway Bee Cave & to Herb/ HCC Arborwalk. You'll find everything from BIG TIME BLING, to antique, designer and hard to find pieces at FANTABULOUS PRICES! Dad's like jewelry too. Something to think about w/ Father's Day coming up Sunday 6/16! Here are a few of my Favs that Rose has right now.
Go to both locations, because they both get different/new things in all the time. Don't forget you can also consign your furniture, accessories and jewelry w/ the Home Consignment Center. You can make $$ and save $$ too! It's a Win Win! Check out their website and directions/hours of both Home Consignment Centers! THEY ROCK ATX!!