Today is apparently the 119th anniversary of the creation of the Sundae, that yummy soda fountain confection of ice cream, fudge, nuts and whipped cream with a cherry on top. Well at least according to Google!
I thought it would be nostalgic to write about some of these yummiest delicious treats. There is quite a lot to say about sundae’s it seems!
Over the years, the sundae has gone through new ideas, creativity and just basic trial and error ideas.
Classic Ice cream sundae
Hot Fudge Sundae
Banana Split (an absolute classic)
Here is a website that is dedicated to all things “ice cream sundae” - http://www.icecreamsundae.com/
Or how about the “most expensive sundae” for $1000 with the decadence of an edible 23K gold leaf (yes you read that correctly, for one grand you can have the most decadent sundae).
Here is some Canadian History: Alberta successfully created the biggest ice cream sundae in Edmonton in 1988 a whole whopping 24 tons
You can also send anyone who is deserving their own virtual Sundae
After reading a little bit about sundae’s … When was the last time you indulged your sweet tooth? Grab a spoon and dig into your favorite flavor and favorite toppings.
Get creative and don’t forget the maraschino cherry on top!
“We Learn …
10% of what we read
20% of what we hear
30% of what we see
50% of what we see and hear
70% of what we discuss
80% of what we experience
95% of what we teach others.
-W. Glasser” —Teach yourself something everyday!
I thought I wouldn’t rant on my blog … but today is the day!
I haven’t got sick yet, which is a feat for me because this time during the year is when everyone gets sick “crunch time” sets in and people pull more all-nighters and cram like crazy and try and write a whole term paper in 12 hours, start to finish (every university student has attempted this I am sure).
And every one in the library starts this chain reaction of coughing, especially on level 9 (but maybe that is because its more quiet) but seriously people stop coughing on the computers! I rarely use them since I carry my laptop around everywhere, but today I had to use one and it just had “infected” written all over it. There is this girl literally hacking out her lungs all over the place, I get your sick and it’s never a good time to be sick (especially now) but your sickness is now airborne!!! Which is just a vicious cycle
COUGHING ON KEYBOARDS = ECOSYSTEM OF GERMS!!!
Fact: The average keyboard carries over 4000 different kinds of germs - GROSS
Today I found out that March 21 (which was yesterday, oops) was World Poetry Day
I think Dr. Seuss is a poetic genius! Of course there are thousands of great poets. But, Dr. Seuss writes such simple verses and the content is well thought out (even in green eggs and ham), and his books simplicity help kids learn how to read!
If you haven’t read “Oh the Places You’ll Go” in a while - pull it out and dust it off because the as simple as this book is … the writing and the overall message is invaluable.
Or just click on the link (above)!
But there is something fresh about turning the pages of a picture book. So hopefully you have a copy.
Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don’t matter and
those who matter don’t mind.
“YOUR OFF TO GREAT PLACES”!
Make 1000 paper cranes and you can make a wish!
This weekend my friends and I got together and got inspired to make paper cranes for Japan, when we found out that for everyone made their is an organization that is willing to donate $2.00 for the reconstruction of Japan!
Even though none of us have made paper cranes in a very long time, we were able to figure it out easily after a few trial runs with construction paper (which is by far the hardest, since its so thick!) and then moving to loose leaf paper
and finally origami paper of course.
Then we made little paper cranes with very colorful origami paper too!
Between the five of us, we managed to get to about 110 paper cranes to donate to Japan! The donated paper cranes are going to be woven into an art installation after the organization (Students Rebuild) receives their goal of 100,000 submissions from all over the globe. The art piece will be a “symbolic gift from students around the globe to Japanese youth”.
Check out the link (next post) for more details on how you can be apart of this!
“A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue, that’s why there are so few good conversations; due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet” - Truman Capote
This quote I think still holds true today, probably even more relevant than in th past when it was written! If you really think about it, when was the last time you actually sat down and had a good, genuine conversation with someone?
Never mind the conversation you had over facebook on your lunch break, or the one you had on your cell phone that was rushed as you were thinking of a million other things and trying to multitask all at the same time. I mean the conversations that doesn’t involve acronyms and smiley faces
There really is a paradigm shift that has occurred with conversation, especially in the digital age. It is actually possible to go a whole day and not talk to anyone, in an open face-face dialogue. You can wake in the morning and engage with all the technologies in the world (lets face it they make interaction easy) without having an actual face-face conversation.
Maybe you had one today?
We need to keep having conversations. If you google “conversations” it comes up with the following search options …
- how to have an online conversation
- how to have an effective conversation
- how to have a great conversation
What!!! Why are we re-learning how to have a conversation? We have been doing it for millions of years!!!???
Posting Tumblr from my I phone and realizing there is a reason why we have laptops for times like these! Oh well there really is a first time for everything. But I will keep it brief this week, a change from the long paragraphs your used to Reading.
So I have been debating this idea of not appreciating the physicality of a book. There is just something different about the feel of having a book on digital devices and not being able to see the bound piece of literature. Reading all those pages and putting down the book gives the reader a sense of accomplishment! How does This work when your done Reading a book on ur iPhone or ipad? I realise kindle and Kobe have their place in learning. putting books on your shelf gives your place a sense of character!
Ok this already feels akward posting this blog from my iPhone. But here it goes …
These may seem like really mundane tasks … but how many of these things do you really know how to do?
1. Perform basic First Aid?
2. Perform CPR?
3. Change a tire?
4. Build a Fire?
5. Operate a computer?
6. Drive a manual transmission vehicle?
7. Give driving directions?
9. Make a simple budget? OK Excel is allowed
10. Speak another Language
11. Smile for a Camera
These are just a few things that sparked my curiosity while writing this blog. We really have to ask ourselves what experiences and knowledge’s are we giving up … when we buy into choice-assisted technologies to make our lives even more easier than they already are.
There are just somethings that we “just have to know” we need that experience and we need to be taught certain things like First Aid and CPR … but how many people actually have both of these and could use their skills in an accident on scene? There is no computerized device to substitute this knowledge.
- You can take your car to the mechanic if you don’t know how to change your tire
- You can turn up the heat when you get cold
- You can fiddle around with a computer for a while. get frustrated and then get a buddy from IT to show you the basics of computers
- You can choose never to drive a manual transmission car and only buy automatics
- You can turn on your GPS device to tell you where you are and how to get from point A to point B
You get where I am going with this …
But you have to know CPR and you have to do it well. Don’t ever loose this skill
Be Self Reliant and Learn how to do things without technology, because if their is a glitch in your system, what are you going to do?
Think about IT
“The Mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work if it’s not open”- Frank Zappa