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11 years ago @ The Simplist - Hearty Polenta and Sau... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yes, it really was that easy! Originally I had wanted to buy a slow cooker for this purpose, but then Terry said he happened to have a Dutch oven that would do essentially the same thing. I might still want to buy a slow cooker eventually, but for now I'm really enjoying testing out the Dutch oven. Terry says Staub is the best, even better than Le Creuset.

11 years ago @ The Simplist - Digitizing My Magazine... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks, Kara! I\'ll have to check out Vanity Fair before. I feel like when I\'ve read it in passing I have really enjoyed the articles. :)

11 years ago @ The Simplist - Starbucks' Version of ... · 0 replies · +1 points

That is very true, good points. I remember my boyfriend put it in the dishwasher once and I got really worried it would ruin the cup, but it seemed fine. Really the only reason I bought it is because it gives me that cool feeling of walking around with a Starbucks cup without feeling guilty about all the paper waste (and expensive coffee!) that comes with being a regular there. This way I get my emotional fix with cheap but tasty homemade coffee. ;) I think I am slowly starting to wean myself off of that desire. Eventually I\'d like to trade it in for something a bit more functional, but for now it serves its purpose.

11 years ago @ The Simplist - Unlearning Multitasking · 0 replies · +1 points

That looks like a really interesting book, I\'ll have to check it out! Thank you for the recommendation.

11 years ago @ The Simplist - Avoiding Evening Mind ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yes, I\'ve been thinking of canceling cable myself. I hardly ever watch it and when I do, I zone out and just completely waste time. I have problems with Internet surfing as well, it\'s another black hole that I can get easily sucked into and waste hours on if I don\'t watch it. :)

11 years ago @ The Woodwork - Sunrise at Mt Whitney · 0 replies · +1 points

The pictures are so beautiful. I'm surprised they were taken with a 2.5 megapixel camera!!! Looking at this post makes me excited to go hiking this weekend. :D
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11 years ago @ The Simplist - Time to Slow Down · 0 replies · +1 points

I go to Bikram Yoga in the Mission since it\'s a few blocks away from my office and I love it. The classes aren\'t too expensive to try ($14). I would love it if you would come with me one of these days! Let me know if/when you want to go sometime. :)

11 years ago @ The Simplist - Inspiration on the Bus · 0 replies · +1 points

That is a good point, Aarti. It can often have a negative affect when we compare ourselves to others since it can be somewhat disconcerting. She seemed so calm and in control I couldn\'t help but be inspired by it, though! I like to think it created a positive swell of motivation within myself. :)

11 years ago @ The Simplist - Time to Slow Down · 0 replies · +1 points

So true. I had such a good time at Bikram yoga and it was just what I needed to relax. :)

11 years ago @ The Simplist - Getting My Arms in Shape · 0 replies · +1 points

That is a great tip, Kara. I suck at pushups (maybe that is part of my problem?). ;) I am sure that really the most important thing is for me to do something, regularly, and keep at it. Still have to do my upper body workout tonight since I skipped out on it this morning. Whoops! I really need to get up earlier.