Last night, while watching the evening news, I saw a story about a really dumb criminal who somehow managed to get the car that he stole stuck on the roof of an apartment building. Genius, I know. After hearing that, the Darwin Awards popped into my head and I decided to check out the winners of 2011.
The Darwin Awards are given to people who remove themselves from our gene pool by doing something really stupid to end their lives. This year’s winner is the Angry Wheelchair Man. Basically, this guy missed the elevator so he decided to ram his electric wheelchair into the doors repeatedly until he fell down the shaft. Second place is held by a guy who decided to plank on his balcony and I think you can figure out what happened there.
Since I’m not trying to win a Darwin Award, I kept my workout simple and away from elevator shafts. I’m having a hard time keeping myself entertained on the eliptical while doing cardio, so I decided to switch it up a bit and throw together a cardio circuit. It went a little something like this.
I did that baby twice while Munchkin napped and I was super sweaty by the time I was done!
Dinner yesterday was one of my favorite summertime foods. When I was younger, my parents sent me to Poland for the summers to stay with family. My aunt’s neighbor had tons of blueberry bushes and would always make fresh blueberry piergoi and bring them over for us. I looked forward to these babies every year, and when we were buying pierogi for our Christmas Eve dinner, I knew I had to pick up a few packages of blueberry.
Traditionally fruit pierogi are topped with a sweet cream sauce which is made with sour cream, a splash of milk and sugar. To lighten the sauce up, I used Greek yogurt, skim milk and a packet of Splenda. This totally hit the spot.
After dinner, I caught up on the first episode of the Bachelor. I’m not sure what I think of it just yet. A lot of the girls seem a bit off their rockers, but the first episode always has the crazies. So far my favs are Lindzi C. and Rachel. I really wanted to like the blogger from NYC and she seemed really nice, until she started balling her eyes out because some other girl didn’t like her. I think they try to get the girls a little liquored up to make the episodes more interesting. I am also tempted to read the spoilers because I’m impatient and hate waiting until the end to see who wins.
My belly is telling me it’s time for breakfast. I picked up something new at Target yesterday and I’m hoping it comes out as good as I hoped. Have a great Thursday!
Do you have any stories worthy of a Darwin Award? What foods bring back your childhood memories? Are you watching the bachelor this season?