I had several things all bouncing around in my head, so I needed a place to dump them out – you know, make room for new stuff!
I’ve been wanting to tell you for over a week that you really should check out the new Dawn Simple Pleasures dishwashing liquid. It’s the same great Dawn detergent (the superhero to a greasy pot’s villain), but it’s in a sassy little bottle that serves as an air freshener. I love it!
I’ve tried the Lemon and Tangerine one, so far – with my eyes on the blue one. I’m hoping they come out with a version for the Dawn Botanical’s Jasmine & Lavender – my favorite. Ooooh la la!
(Did I just Ooooh la la a dishwashing liquid? Someone spends a little too much time in the kitchen.)
The lemon/tangerine one was amazing, though. It had an uplifting quality to it – very spirited. The bottles are a little more costly than the other Dawns, but not much. Besides, they’re worth it. If you’re anything like me, you’re all about a great aroma. And, just between you and me, after my first bottle ran out, I actually bought a bottle of the cheaper Ultra Dawn and did the whole re-fill trick. The air freshening effects continued strong. BTW, the air freshening comes from little fragrant beads in the bottle of the bottle – encased in a plastic environment. When you get the bottle home, you remove a sticker from the front of the base and one from the back – releasing the great scents!
Next up: The Food Network looks like it’s mixing their daytime/evening programming up a little bit. It looks like there might be a little less Alton, which concerns me like, big time. Hopefully he’ll be back on more on other nights. The
good great news is that it looks like they may be putting Tyler Florence into the afternoon mix. I hope so, anyway – he’s one of the best. I guess it would be a really good idea to contact The Food Network and let them know who we love to see, who we like to see, and who we hope to never see again.
Speaking of speaking – as in speaking up – here’s something else I think we should all do more often. We should utilize those little “What did you think?” cards available at restaurants. If we have a great server, great food, and great environment – we should say so. Give credit where credit is due! By the same token, if we have a rude server with an I-couldn’t-care-less-about-you-than-I-do-right-now attitude (like we had last night), we should also let the company know about that. As well as the local manager. If this particular server had JUST been hateful and obnoxioux it would have been bad enough. She also did something that I honestly had never seen before. After she set the salsa and chips on our table, she licked her fingers!
I wanted to say, “Haven’t been at this long, have you?” but for one thing I was afraid she’d sneeze on my food, or worse. For another thing, it’s hard to talk with your jaw on the floor. Since the servers reflect on the entire Restaurant – the restaurant owners WANT to know what kind of ambassadors they have out there. This was a nationally known restaurant chain with a great reputation – The one in our hometown (Owensboro, Kentucky) is one of my favorite places to eat – so we went to one in a nearby town expecting the same thing.
Unfortunately nothing about it was as good – least of all the service. I most definitely have my “What did you think” card, and they’ll soon know!
Before wrapping it up, I’ll go back to a good note (I HATE to end a post on a bad one) – I bought The Biggest Loser Cookbook ( Pictured over there to the right —>>>> ) and it’s amazing. Not only are the recipes completely reasonable and easy to make, they look delicious! There are also a lot of great tips and advice for eating healthy. They also have a Fitness book out as well as a really awesome calorie counting book. They’re next on the list.
BTW, if you’ve never watched The Biggest Loser on NBC, you oughta check it out. Not only does it motivate you to take better care of yourself by eating right and exercising, it’s inspirational to see people overcome so many obstacles and achieve their dreams. After an episode, you feel like you could do just about anything! Plus, it’s downright entertaining on top of all of that.
It’s on tonight, so if you get a chance, drop in on all the colorful, determined, hard-working human inspirations. They’ll be glad to see you and you’ll be even happier that you saw them!