Monday, July 18, 2011

Nicole's Choice

Here we find ourselves at another Monday. I pray this week goes a little bit smoother than the last!

It's Monday Morning, and It's Nicole's Choice!
Just some recommendations I might have for you to kick off your week.

First I would like to recommend a movie to you. Now this movie is a bit morbid - but I find it fascinating all the same. It's called "The Bridge," and it is a documentary about the Golden Gate Bridge.

Now you may be asking yourself, "What's so morbid about that?" Well.. the G.G. bridge is the most popular place in the world for people to commit suicide. Apparently it is super common. Not common like.. once or twice a year. We are talking more like close to 2 dozen. Check out this LINK, The trailer and description is all there. The film makers installed cameras at different angles, and for one year captured everything that happened on that bridge. Later they interviewed family members of the victims, and actual people who "attempted" to commit suicide. If you are fascinated by the human condition, and not afraid to expose yourself to taboo subjects, this may be the film for you.

Second thing I want to recommend is a TV series - The Tudors. If you have not noticed, Netflix now has all 4 seasons on Instant Play. Run, don't walk, to your computer and check it out. I LOVE the Tudors. Even if you think you would not like a period piece, at least watch the first episode. I assure you - you'll be hooked.

Next I want to recommend a blog to read and/or follow. I have been going down my blog list that I "follow" and picking out different blogs to introduce you to. Honestly, I am going in alphabetical order. The criteria - you have to at least written a post within the past week. There are a few I followed, and unfortunately, I am going to have to skip recommending them, b/c they have not written in over a month. I don't want to recommend you to follow a blog, that has no new material.

Today's luck pick is - Text to Life by "Text to Life" - this person does not give their name. The writer gives the following description of their blog: This blog relates the literature that I am currently consuming to the things that are going on in my life (or at least in my head). I am a reader. I am a writer. And when I do both is when I feel most alive.

This writer is quite profound, and truly talented. The layout is not complex, nor will you find frivolous give-aways and other crap (which sometimes.. annoy me.) The subjects are deep - and very educational. Check this person out and let them know I sent you, and let me know what you thought!

Moving on..

Recipe time!!

This recipe is my take on a classic.  You know the layered salad that people like to make for potluck dinners? The one with peas, sour cream, lettuce, etc? I created my own version - but made it more of a Tex-Mex dish!

Ingredients:

Tortillas
Lettuce
1 carton sour cream
1 package fiesta seasoning
lime juice
mexi blend 16oz shredded cheese
guacamole (1 carton)


Get a large glass bowl - layered the bottom with crushed tortillas. Then take the lettuce and shred it. Create the next layer (use as much or as little as you like. Take the lime juice and squirt the lettuce. Place a layer of guacamole. Then mix the sour cream and fiesta seasoning packet. Spread another layer. Top with the Mexi-Blend cheese.

Cover and refrigerate over night.

Easy!

Quote of the day: "There is no moment like the present. The man who will not execute his resolutions when they are fresh upon him can have no hope from them afterwards: they will be dissipated, lost, and perish in the hurry and scurry of the world, or sunk in the slough of indolence." ~Maria Edgeworth

Finally, a song for the week! I love the lyrics!

2 comments:

Leanne said...

Gotta tell you . . . I kinda like this whole schedule thing you are doing today. Today's post is the bomb (love the recipe and love the Movie recommendation and the blog info.) very cool, dear!!!

TV's Take said...

Your blog recommendation sounds great! I'll definitely go check her out.

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