Queen of Pink

Loving all things pink, glittery, shiny and the list goes on

How to Peel a Kiwi

While going through emails today, I came across one that mentioned summer fruit salads.  I like fruit, so I decided to click on the link and see what came up.  At the bottom of the post is a video that shows how to make fruit ice pops.  In watching the video, I learned how to peel a kiwi!  It is so much simpler than the way I have always done it with a peeler, much like the way I peel an apple, cucumber, etc.  Watch the video and you, too, can learn something new today.  Have fun!

http://relish.com/articles/fruit-salad-recipes/?utm_source=relish-weekly&utm_campaign=2014-05-21&utm_medium=email

I’ve never inserted a link to a webpage before, so I sure hope this works.

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May 31, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Bike Shop

I don’t mind going to the mall and browsing in a new shop.  It doesn’t seem intimidating to walk into a store that’s in a line of stores.  I do find it intimidating though, to walk into a new store that you have to drive to, park in their lot and then walk in.  I had to do this recently, though, when I needed a bike cover for my new bike. I thought Wayne still had a bike shop in their downtown; I went there and it turned out to be a scooter shop now.  I had passed a bike shop on Middlebelt quite a few times in shuttling John back and forth from Lawrence Tech.  I decided I would head over there and see if they had one after first hitting Walmart and Target and finding nothing.  I park in the back lot of this bike shop and nothing stands out to welcome me in from the parking lot.  So I walk around to the street front door and am greeted? by a sign that tells me to use the parking lot door as an entrance.  Ugh!  So back I walk to the parking lot and use the back door.  I didn’t feel very welcomed at this door, but that’s beside the point, I think.  I was greeted by someone when I came in.  I asked if they had any bike covers.  He had just sold his last one and wasn’t expecting any more for a few days.  I walked around the store, but it was mostly bikes rather than cool accessories, so I left.  I don’t know why walking into a new place like this made me uncomfortable.  It wasn’t so bad, though.  I still like mall shopping better!

Anyway, I was at KMart a few days later and guess what?  They had a bike cover.  I just covered my bike;  it’s now protected from the rain when it has to sit outside. 

Are there stores that you think you might like to go into that intimidate you?

May 29, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

History of Eloise

A few weeks ago, I went to a program at the library called “History of Eloise”.  Eloise is the former insane asylum, poor house, hospital, call it what you will, that is located in Westland MI.  It closed it’s doors in 1982,  long before I arrived in Michigan.  A lady with the Friends of Eloise gave a talk about the history, duh!, of Eloise.  It was very interesting, but I found it most interesting to hear from a lady who couldn’t be there that night about how she had grown up living at Eloise (her father worked there and employees and their families lived on site). There was fencing that surrounded the Eloise grounds.  It was there not to keep the inmates inside but to keep regular folks out.  The grounds were so well-maintained that people wanted to come and picnic on the grounds.  This lady said when the kids got bored, they would go out to the fence, grab hold of the bars, and rattle them while screaming to be let out. They found this very entertaining as people would drive by.  When the Friends of Eloise was first formed, they went around the table asking why each person who came to that first meeting was there.  One gal mentioned that as a kid, she remembered her family driving by Eloise and seeing the crazy people rattling the bars to get out.  The one lady was there and laughed, saying they did that for fun.  I wish I had grown up in this area to see more of the history of Eloise.

During the Q and A after the talk, a gentleman in the back of the room stood up, said he was a ghosthunter, and that was that!  Ali had come with me and neither of us got to hear the conversation.  As soon as he said ghosthunter, people around us were whispering “he’s a ghosthunter!” with disgust and then they proceeded to carry on normal conversations.  How RUDE! (as Michelle Tanner of “Full House” would say.)  I would have found a conversation on ghost hunting interesting.  We were also told that the tunnels that ran under Eloise had been filled by the Fire Department, but I don’t know when they did that.  Exploring the tunnels could have been fun!

And in case you didn’t know, there is going to be a movie made with Eloise in it.  Some people are saying it’s about Eloise, but I think Eloise is just the backdrop for the movie. 

Do you have any experiences you remember in regards to Eloise?  If so, share them with me.  I would love to hear about them.

May 27, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment