Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Holy Intimidation, Batman

Last week I played in my first ever golf tournament. Now, please don't go thinking that I am a great golfer by any means. I actually was signed up to play by my coworker without being asked first. Oh, that Josh fellow! I think I would have passed on this altogether if I didn't already feel obligated. (Now, that's the truth!)Let me preface this: this golf tournament was just an opportunity to mingle with other professionals. Really--some golfers had never even played. We just like hanging out together and calling it a "networking" opportunity. I entered the tourney with the mentality that "everyone is here to have fun" and "no one is really taking this seriously." Of course, that was my mindset.
Introducing my group--a few intimidating but fabulous and fun golfers:

Jen: Really fun--worked at a golf course last year and played some major golf; really a natural at the sport and had some killer drives.

Brian: Very frequent golfer; playing in a golf tournament at Pumpkin Ridge with the other boys next month.

Rodd: Amazing golfer; the soon-to-be men's basketball coach at College of Idaho; coached for Boise State and several other programs.

John: My partner; played golf in college on the team who won the national tournament--aka, the best team in the country; past Admissions Dean at College of Idaho; could have played professionally but chose family instead.

Needless to say, the group played to have fun, but I was a "man among giants" in this case. On the bright side: I got a ton of free golf tips, often solicited. We had a great time, and I just love John--what an amazing man! I definitely survived my first 18 in a tourney and hope that this will spark a desire to spend more time on the links and maybe in play in a few more tournament rounds. Whew!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I Can't Believe I'm Doing This

Sometimes it is good to share secrets--and this is one secret that I really can't help but share.

I am sure you already know about this, but it is too great not to share! A couple of months ago, my friend told me about Bountiful Baskets, a produce co-op in Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, and Texas. I don't think this announcement could have come at a better time; Dane and I were really trying to eat more fresh foods, and I was sick of the grocery store produce going bad after the first few days.

So, here is the deal: you will order your "basket" of produce on Monday nights at 8:00 pm. Now, when I say 8:00, I really mean 8:00. Those baskets are sold in minutes sometimes! I am willing to stop whatever I am doing, even FHE with friends, to order. (Please don't think that I am a bad host!)

On Saturday mornings you will pick up your basket of fruits and veggies. Now, I was expecting to get just a few items my first time. The baskets are only $15! Well, I was pleasantly surprised to come home with two green WinCo bags of produce. You have to make sure to pick it up on time, or you could miss out though. Dane and I so graciously had our produce donated one week when we missed the pickup time by 10 minutes.

I can't help but tell everyone about how fabulous Bountiful Baskets are--I must add that everyone who has tried has really been impressed. My friend and her husband eat theirs for 3 weeks, and Dane and I try to get one each week to help us eat more plant-based diets.

Take a look at the website to learn more about this fabulous opportunity. You can't help but be happy about eating better, supporting farmers, and spending less money! I hope you will give it a try or ask me any questions!

Don't forget to check out their website HERE. SERIOUSLY! And really, I have a lot of competition in the Pocatello area, so I would totally appreciate it if you wouldn't steal my basket! Just kidding--but seriously!

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