Sunday, May 27, 2012

Saving Money

You all know by now I like to save money wherever possible.  One area I've started exploring more is  I've used it a few times, and especially when they're running their promotions it ends up being quite the deal.  Basically, like with other deal sites, you pay significantly less than a gift card is worth.  Often with you can't apply it towards alcohol and have to spend a minimum amount but you still save lots of money or can have a nicer meal for the same price you'd normally be willing to pay.  Here's a link to their current promotion:

And here's a list of some of the restaurants they have gift certificates for that I like here in Cleveland!

Latitude 41N

And these that I haven't been to but would like to try:

The Nauti Mermaid
La Strada

There are numerous other places as well.  Check it out!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Another First/Last Date...

Last night I went on another First/Last Date to Dave and Busters.  We'll call him Mr. Spikey Hair.  I want to preface with this wasn't an awful date.  It just wasn't going to lead to a second date for several reasons.  Single men, consider the following a general guide to first dates/dating in general.

1. Texting your date the day of and saying "I think we should hold of eating there because it is mucho expensive" makes you come across as cheap.  I by no means was expecting an expensive dinner but putting it this way was just awkward.  Try saying, "let's meet for a drink" it's clear and doesn't make you sound like a cheapskate.
2. Super gelled spikey hair screams immature (but this would not be a deal breaker- hair can be fixed.)
3. Three mixed drinks (2 margaritas and 1 mojito) in the first hour, especially on a Tuesday and when your date is obviously only having 1, might be over kill.  Do you need to be buzzing to be with me?

I suppose none of these things were deal breakers for me it was just a lack of chemistry in addition to these misjudgments that have me decided that Mr. Spikey Hair will go into my archives of one date wonders.

I met this guy on but I've had much more success using Chemistry and Match.

On my 14 day free trial I met a guy that I casually dated for a year.  And, on a free communication weekend I met a guy I dated exclusively for a few months.  Sign up for the free trial- then if you like it I believe you should be able to get 3 months for the price of 1 right now!

On my 3 day trial of Match I managed a few dates with one guy.  Not the guy for me, but really nice.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Product Review: Silk Fruit and Protein

Recently my aunt and uncle who are vegetarian bordering on vegan asked if I'd tried Silk's Fruit and Protein drink.  I admitted I'd seen it but had been wary of trying it.  My aunt told me it was really good so the next time I was in the store I went ahead and bought the mixed berry flavor.

I ended up trying it and was pleasantly surprised!  It is very fruity and reminds me of Kefir, a liquid-esque yogurt drink.  There was a creamy quality.  I used it as a based for a mixed berry and orange juice smoothie and it was delicious while giving me an extra burst of protein and calcium. I have also had it plain and it is very drinkable.

So, if you're in the store and looking for something new or an extra dose of protein try it out!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Just a Pic

This week I sucked at going to the gym so I left happy hour early (GASP!) to hit up Zumba tonight.  I felt great afterwards and decided I should be documenting my progress with my body so here's a picture of my right bicep... try to see the little roundness to it... that wasn't there before.  Impressed?

Oh yeah, I'm getting there.

Double plus for me, I didn't buy the hot dog they were selling at work and instead had a big mixed green salad with grilled chicken and lite balsamic vinaigrette dressing!  I give myself a gold star for effort today!