Become The Fantasy

The September 8th issue of Sports Illustrated has a hilarious Point After titled Please Don’t Ruin My Fantasy. Some ladies got together and started a group called WAFS, Women Against Fantasy Sports. They even sell panties that say CLOSED FOR THE FANTASY SEASON and shirts that say I THOUGHT I WAS YOUR FANTASY. My question to WAFS  is “Have you tried playing?” If no, “Why not?” If yes, “Did you lose?” Ladies, let me let you in on a secret. Fantasy sports are fun. Sure, the first year is a little scary. You may be relentlessly ridiculed for asking questions like “Who is LT and why does everyone want him?” or “Isn’t Adrian a girls name?” But the payoff is worth it all. I’m now in my 4th season of Fantasy Football and during the games I spend time with my husband that we both enjoy. I challenge you to find me a guy who isn’t impressed that I know how many yards Larry Johnson had in the last game.  WAFS, you want your husband to think you’re a fantasy? Join his league next year. I guarantee his answer will be “You are!”

Recipe Crossover

I stumbled upon this while trying to throw together a meal from leftovers. Just thought I would share!

Meal #1
Pre-cooked rotisserie chicken
Rice
Side Veggie of your choice

Use 1/2 of the chicken for meal #1, then shred the remainder and store. Double your rice and store 1/2 for meal #2.

Meal #2
“Enchiladas” – Cammi Style :)

Mix together 1 can Cream of Chicken soup, 1 can milk, “1/4 cup”
(a couple of scoops) sour cream. Add onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper. (To be honest, I never measure the amounts. I do 1/2-1 palmful each of the onion, garlic and cumin, a few shakes of salt and a few grinds of pepper.) Heat.

Seperately, mix shredded chicken, rice, 1 can of black beans, 3/4 pack of shredded cheese, salt and pepper together. Fill tortillas with mixture and fold into 8×6 pan.

Pour sauce over tortillas and top with the remaining cheese. Cook for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Serve over lettuce and top with sour cream!

Green Works – Really Green, Really Works?

I’ve been seeing lots of commercials for Green Works cleaners, the new product from Clorox. Here’s what they have to say about their new “green” products:

Wanting to live a more balanced, natural life? Homes are an important place where we want to achieve this balance. With the aim of creating a practical way to green your home without making trade-offs, each product contains over 99% natural ingredients that are biodegradable. Green Works™ cleaners are not tested on animals and use recyclable packaging.

We are proud to offer a natural line of cleaners that clean with the power you’d expect from Clorox. They’re made with plant-based material without any leaving harsh chemical fumes or residue. We are excited to bring to market our first line of all natural products.

I’ve been wondering if they are really “green” products and if they really work! Has anyone out there tried them? I’m planning to go get some cleaner this week to try it out for myself as well.

Calling All Dancing With The Stars Fans…

Is it just me or is Cheryl pregnant? This is the only pic I could find from last night, but there is definitely something going on…

PICTURE SOURCE

Interesting…

BYU Quarterback 1977-1979: MARC Wilson (Marc was born in 1978)

BYU Quarterback 2006-Present: MAX Hall (Max was born in 2008)

Coincidence or Destiny? Go Cougs!

Aloha Friday #1

Kailani at An Island Life does Aloha Friday and here is what she has to say:

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

Here is my answer to Kailani’s question for today:


My question to you is:

Have you met anyone famous?

For my answer, see my Flashback Friday post. Leave a comment with your answer, then head on over to An Island Life for more Aloha Friday!

Flashback Friday – Meeting Ray

The last time I was at Abravanel Hall (besides the Alicia concert last night, but we’ll get to that…) was in 1993 when my Dad had the honor of opening up for Ray Charles as a comedian. I was always tagging along with my Dad at his gigs. I liked to see what was going on backstage and meet all kinds of people who spoiled me because I was so young.

I remember a nice looking woman wearing a BRIGHT red dress suit asking me if I would like to meet Mr. Charles before he went on stage. I said “Sure!”. Of course, I really had no idea who “Mr. Charles” was or why it may be cool to meet him. She guided him over to me and asked me to introduce myself. I shyly said “My name is Cammi…” and before I could go on, Ray reached out and grabbed my face. Which of course freaked me out. I stared directly at my Dad with a look of horror on my face. Ray calmly felt around, said hello, then reached down and grabbed my hands. He held my hands tight to his chest and said it was nice to meet me. I stuttered something out and then he was gone. He may have talked to my Dad also, but I was too shocked to notice what was going on. A little old lady who worked for Abravanel Hall took me to my seat so I could watch the show. Our seats were in the front row on the first balcony, stage right. I still remember being shocked to hear the songs Ray sang once he was on stage and recognizing that I had just met someone really famous. He was great to watch and hear in person. He was rocking back and forth on his piano bench so hard I was worried that he might rock himself right off the back and someone would have to come pick him up off the floor. But of course, he never did! I wish I had pictures from that night.

Alicia Keys Concert Review

The concert was everything I wanted it to be! Hooray! There were a few set backs before it started. We were stuck in traffic due to an accident:

And Marc’s seat was directly behind this:

But once it got going it was wonderful! Alicia’s opening act was Jermaine Paul – who also happens to be her backup singer. And let me tell you, he can SING!

Here we are in our seats. Check out the girl behind us. Hee hee! She must have not liked the flash.

Alicia made a few changes to her performance since I saw her last. (As she should - that was 6 years ago!) When I saw her in 2002, she seemed uncomfortable anywhere but seated at her piano. This time, she had some moves! She was up and dancing along with her backup singers during the fast songs. She also moved around between a microphone at center stage, 2 different keyboards on left and right stage and her grand piano just off of left stage. She sang a 2 hour set including old favorites like Fallin, A Woman’s Worth and My Boo, but she mixed in new songs like Lesson Learned, Go Ahead, Like You’ll Never See Me Again and Superwoman. My favorite surprise of the night? She sang a cover of Tender Love by Force MD’s as a duet with Jermaine. Check out this awesome video of the original song featuring Force MD’s in all their 80′s glory. 

I’m so happy she chose to perform at a smaller venue like Abravanel Hall instead of doing something at the E-Center or Energy Solutions Arena. The setting was much more intimate and everyone there was having a good time. Her voice is amazing. My favorite songs were just her and the piano. I wonder if she just plays and sings to herself a lot…I would! :) But maybe I wouldn’t last. My voice is hoarse today!

Alicia Tonight!!!

I can hardly wait! Goodbye is one of my favorite songs from her first album – Songs in A Minor. I still think she’s better live than recorded. Love it!

Stephanie Meyer….Blah

I know I’m taking a big risk (risk of death by stake through the heart…) by writing this post. And it’s a risk I’m willing to take. So bring on the comments!!

Stephanie Meyer was on Ellen today and she really rubbed me the wrong way. She came out acting like she had never picked up a pen and paper before, suddenly had a dream and ta dum! Twilight + 4 books were born.

Ellen: “But had you written before, ever?”

Stephanie: “No, no.”

Ellen: “Never?”

Stephanie: Nervously giggles

C’mon Stephanie. You must have written something before Twilight. You have a Bachelor’s Degree in English from BYU. The bio on your own Official Site says so. This was taken from the BYU English Majors Requirement page:

4. Because upper-division English courses require substantial writing, it is strongly recommended that students complete their Advanced Written and Oral Communications requirement as they begin their first upper-division courses, preferably in the second semester of their sophomore year.

Substantial writing. Hmm. I know you really meant to say “Other than the course work I did in college along with the other projects I’ve worked on that I didn’t have luck getting published before I became famous, I haven’t ever written.” Right? I don’t know…something about the entire interview just bugged me. Blah. Did anyone else see it? What did you think?