Once Upon the 90's

A long time ago in the 90's I used to watch made for TV Disney movies.  There was a time when the Disney channel was known for these and came out with a new one about once a month.  And every now and then I stumble across one on the internet.  Last night I was taken back in time when I found Wish Upon a Star in my Netflix live stream.  It's one of those films that you completely forget about, but once you see it again you remember it like you saw it yesterday. 

The story is pretty chee-zay.  Two totally different sisters switch bodies by a wish made upon a shooting star.  Suddenly the nerdy sister is trapped in the popular sisters body and reverse for the other sister.  Recognize some one?  I believe this is one of Katherine Heigl's first main roles in a movie.  

Although there is nothing complex about the movie I never find myself bored, there is always something interesting happening.  Like Danielle Harris's character wearing a dominatrix outfit and putting on a live show in her school's cafeteria.  

Which naturally starts making all the students in the cafeteria go wild, including some out-of-control nerds.


And I'm pretty sure I used to own the exact same leopard outfit that mean girl has on...when I was 10...

Yeah the movie is pretty dumb, but it still takes me way back to another time.  So I appreciate it for the memory road.  The time in which I wore leopard print outfits, rocked to the Spice Girls, collected frog jewelry, and said 'whatever' too damn much (actually I still do that..hmmm...). 

Banana Nut Pancakes

Lately I've been pretty obsessed with banana's.  I have to admit, banana has always been one of my favorite fruits (probably because it's so starchy).  I've been trying to incorporate breakfast into my daily routine, which is new to me, and when I think of breakfast I think of bananas and pancakes.   So to make life easier I figured it was time to make some banana walnut pancakes.

I love pancakes because its pretty easy to make and requires few ingredients. I found a recipe here http://www.justataste.com/2011/10/banana-nut-pancakes/, but I made adjustments to it.  Instead of making my own dough, I bought Bisquick.  Then I replaced the pecans with crushed walnuts.  I have to admit, It was a pretty scrumptious meal.  

Just a hint, whenever you cook with banana's make sure you pick over ripe bananas so the flavor will be creamy sweet!

For an even easier breakfast with banana's I love spreading Nutella on an english muffin and topping it with fresh banana slices, absolutely devine.  Or throwing it in with vanilla yogurt and granola. 

Becoming Active

Being active can be a day-to-day struggle.  It's easy to get swept away in the daily grind and forget about your higher priorities.  I know this is very true for myself.  I have a good number of things I have been meaning to do for awhile and I'm sick of putting them off.  So here it goes, I'm officially being proactive.

It has been about two weeks since I stopped running frequently.  It actually wasn't due to being lazy, but rather injury - the dreaded shin splints.  Unfortunately a long break in routine makes it much harder to start again.  I kept telling myself at the beginning of each morning or end of each workday that I would go for a run.  A week went by and I never did, until tonight. Spending another night on my butt just seemed really crumby, so I got into my jogging gear and went for a two mile.  It felt pretty damn good.  

I'm really happy I have conquered my running slump, but other areas in which I'm slacking became more apparent as well.  I started blogging at the beginning of the new year.  I had a lot of goals that I wanted to achieve with a blog and eight months later...I'm still not achieving them.  Now I'm starting again, with hopes to actually achieve the goals I originally set for myself.  Hopefully this time I won't be consumed by slacker-dom and instead be active in working toward my goals.