Thursday, February 26, 2009

Health Test: I need lipo.

It's that time of year at work when employees have to take a health risk analysis.

Let's just say, last year I looked like I was going to die (on paper, at least.) But this year... I did, well...better.

Last year, my health related age was 30. This year, it was 28. I lost two years!! Woo hoo!

For the first time in a long time, my BMI is considered "normal"... though I hate that anyway. I mean, it's easy to by 5'0" and look obese on the record!

Anyway, I apparently still have high cholesterol and my triglyceride levels are also high. However, the numbers went down from last year. And I have high levels of good cholesterol, so the ratio is considered good. Oh, and I improved in practically every category from last year!

Here's what I don't like: With my height, a normal weight could be as low as 102 pounds. HUH?! Maybe I should try lipo... because that's the only way I'm going to get that small. What do you think?!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Paper Dolls: Dressed up!

I just had a wonderful night hosting Oscar Night America at the Gillioz Theatre! This year the Junior League raised more than $100,000 for Isabel's House, the crisis nursery of the Ozarks.

We had such a blast!

But I want to tell you about a new business called Paper Dolls--they let me borrow one of their dresses for the event.

It's such a cool concept. Kim and Hilary will get your size(s), come to your house with a dozen or so dresses, and then help you pick one! I think this would be a great party idea!

Kim and Hilary

I think it would be fun if a bunch of girls got together and threw a dress party. Just my thought! Especially if you are a part of a group that has an upcoming function... or, if you're like me, and just want someone to come over and tell you what looks good on you!

Anyway, thanks to Kim and Hilary! I had such a blast in your beautiful dress!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Scooter!

Ode to Thuy, her dog Cosmo, and her former Malaguti.

I flipped the switch.
I've gone totally Asian.
I bought a scooter!

I bought the scooter from my friend, Thuy, who is moving away from Springfield to find peace and happiness in a much higher altitude. (I'll let you tell her where she's moving.)

Anyway, I feel guilty because it is such a sweet ride...
but all of my friends joke about my Asian-ness coming out on the scooter! ha~

It's a Malaguti Yesterday, which is an Italian-made scooter.
It is no longer imported to the U.S., but it has a great reputation.
I'm thrilled to own it.
It is 49 ccs, and it can fit two people on it!
Jim and I took it to the Bears game on Valentine's Day.

Thuy has such a dynamic personality. She put bumper stickers on it like "scooter trash" and "bite me"...
and her helmet she passed on to me has a big eagle on it with stickers like "Ain't Nobody's Old Lady."
Love it! I'm keeping it all!
Now the challenge is to find an equally cool helmet for Jimbo.

So far, I've driven it to work twice!
It has a one-gallon tank.
It cost $1.59 to fill up.
Talk about going green!

And, Mom, in case you're reading...
I'm really safe on it, and I only take it on side roads.

Friday, February 13, 2009

This Really Happened: "I Don't Like Orientals or Blacks"

This really happened, Thursday evening in the newsroom (with little to no interpretation):

"Ring ring"

KSPR Producer: "KSPR News"

Guy: "blah blah...That weather guy you've got is top notch... blah blah... There are too many Orientals and blacks on TV...blah blah...and I really hate women giving the news. But that Oriental lady you have on now--I can understand everything she says."

KSPR Producer: "Thanks for calling."

I think that was supposed to be a compliment??

My producer was upset when he told me this...but I thought it was kind of funny. I joked, "Next time someone says something like that, tell them they better watch it or I'll come to their house and karate chop them... and then eat their dog."

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Korean Word of the Day

I've added a new gadget on here:



I just thought it was nice.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Adoption Story # 546

So, I have a biological aunt who lives in California. She is super sweet, and I call her IMO. (ee-moh, which is what you call your mother's sister in Korea.)

Anyway, I was talking to her (and my Uncle Stacy) today, and guess what I found out? I have a half-uncle, who is the son of a concubine.

What?

I didn't ask a lot of questions, but apparently, my Korean mother's father had a concubine. He had a son with this concubine, and then my Korean grandmother raised him.

How weird is that?

I don't know why I'm so fascinated by this, but I am.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

TOUCHed

The title of this post sounds racy, but really, I'm just excited about Touch Restaurant.

I never go on the south side of town because I don't live there. Plus, I always feel a little like I'm in cougar country. Sorry if that's offensive to anyone. It's not meant to be. I am just intimidated by some of the south side cougars.

Anyhoo...

My friend Megahn is in town, and she wanted to eat somewhere local... we were downtown for Artwalk, and we thought about going to Bijan's. However, she had been to Bijan's before. So, I said, "Why not go to Touch?" After all, former Bijan's owner, Mike Jalili, now owns Touch.

Anyway, Touch had great drink specials-- half off wine and martinis.

It also had a great happy hour menu (which we did not order from, but it looked good.)

But we were super-pleased with the sunset dinner menu.

We had a 3-course dinner for $15.95! I ordered the lobster bisque, the beef medallions, and creme brulee.

Megahn ordered hummus, chicken kabobs, and the flourless chocolate cake.

It was delicious. I even ordered something for Jim (who was at home, salivating through his text messages.)

We had such a great time, and I really enjoyed it. I've been to Touch before, but the first experience was horrible, and the second was just okay. I guess the third time's the charm.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

**I AM LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER TESTERS**

I am working on a series of stories, but I need someone to test out some products. Any takers? You may get a cleaner house, those jeans patched, your unwanted hair removed, and your car clean in the process.

The catch? You have to test them out and then let me interview you.

If you're interested, email me: msherwood@kspr.com

It's going to be fun!