Five Fun Things on Friday and My Family Rocks!
|Thanks to Sara, Kate, and Val for the nieces and nephews rocks for my new magnet board!|
It’s been a while since I’ve done a post about fun things on Friday, but if you read about this week’s fun things I think you’ll agree they’re all worth sharing! Keep reading to hear more about why my family rocks, and other fun things!
Here’s the story about the nieces and nephews rocks you see in the top photo. In 2009 I did some house renovations and created a wonderful office. It took me a long time to decide what I wanted on the wall above my desk, but I finally had my contractor come back and make a giant magnet board that completely matches the room. Then for Christmas my nieces Sara and Kate, with help from my sister Val, surprised me with a complete set of rocks with the names of all my nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. How completely cool is that? Be sure to notice the very top group of three rocks that says “Aunt Kalyn Rocks!” The rocks are on a cookie sheet in the photo, but they’re now on the magnet board and I’m working on getting a photo of each person.
Fun Thing #2: Frog Leap Test!
A few weeks ago my friend Sandy from Reno sent me this completely addictive FROG LEAP TEST in an e-mail. Supposedly this is a second grade computer test in China, but whatever the origin of the test, I promise it will keep you entertained for quite a while. Even once you figure out the trick, you’ll still go back and try it over and over, just to make sure you can really do it!
Fun Thing #3: Get Off Your SoFAS!
This week the USDA released new dietary guidelines, including a recommendation for people to get off their SoFas! No, it’s not a recommendation for more exercise; SoFAS stands for Solid Fats and Added Sugars. I loved the new guidelines, including the LESS and MORE chart, and I couldn’t help notice how much the new guidelines support the South Beach Diet way of eating! (Via Web MD)
Fun Thing #4: Super Bowl Food to Match Your Team
Personally I feel like I should wear a sign that says “I’m just here for the food” when I attend a Super Bowl party, but if you’re someone who really cares about your team, you might want to make food that shows just which team you’re cheering for. In my latest post at BlogHer.com I ask Pittsburgh vs. Green Bay – Which Team Has the Best Food? Take a look and let me know what you think.
Fun Thing #5: Ice Can Be Beautiful!
I hope people who have been suffering in the winter weather don’t hate me for this one, but I was captivated by this video of Frazil Ice in Yosemite. True, I hate this stuff when it’s on the windshield of my car, but I think I’d love to go to Yosemite and see this in person. (Via Sue Bob on Twitter.)
Now it’s your turn to share! What fun things have you seen this week when you’ve been clicking around the web? Please share in the comments and let us in on the fun! If you need just a little more Friday Fun, you can use the label for Five Fun Things on Friday to see fun things I’ve shared on other Fridays!