No one ever believes me when I tell them I'm a real live Florida native. Yep, some of us aren't snowbirds!
Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE to cook! My family is Cuban and Sicilian, so Latin and Italian foods are some of my favorites, but I love to try new recipes and dishes as often as I can... Got a recipe you think I should try? Send it to me!
Some of my other interests are baseball (Go Rays!), wine, eating (hey, it goes with the cooking!), music, travel, and Boston, my cat. I also LOVE zombie shows--The Walking Dead on AMC is one of my favorites, and I'm also into Breaking Bad, HGTV, The Food Network, and The Travel Channel.
I've never been a morning person. Sure, I get up and get dressed when the alarm goes off because, like most people, I have to get to work on time or risk losing my job. But if I'm being honest, I'd much rather start my day after noon, so I can sleep in, sip coffee, and pet my cat.
Apparently, my desire to sleep in every day is going to set me up for failure! Forbes put together a list of 5 habits that super successful people all do...BEFORE 8AM! According to the article, lots of successful people have these 5 things in common, whether they're CEOs, inventors, business owners, entertainers, politicians, or anything else you can imagine.
1) Exercise. Get active and get the blood flowing first thing in the morning, and you'll set yourself up for a great day. Plus, staying in shape not only makes you look good, but you'll feel better mentally and physically. And doing it before work gives you a boost of energy to get thru the rest of the day (endorphins, people!).
2) Eat a healthy breakfast. How many of us run out the door at the last minute with a cup of coffee in our hands? Skipping breakfast ruins your metabolism, AND doesn't allow your body to fuel up with the right amount of energy you need to stay alert during the day. Get up a couple minutes earlier, and eat something! Or, prepare an on-the-go breakfast the night before that you can grab on your way out the door.
3) Plan your day. Make a to-do list, and cross things off as you go. I know it sounds silly, but seeing the list get crossed off will actually motivate you to get more done! Yay, accomplishment!(ps--don't forget to schedule a lunch break!)
4) Visualization. It might sound silly, but try to mentally envision your day, and imagine yourself being successful in everything you do. Positive thinking can change your outlook, attitude, and the way you interact with people.
5) Do the hard stuff first. We've all been tempted to push a big project or difficult task to the bottom of the list, but procrastination will only make it more stressful. Get the hard stuff out of the way early, and you'll have the rest of your day (or week, or whatever) to tie up any loose ends. Doing this will make your day get easier as you go along, rather than harder!
Now, go forth and conquer!
This is hilarious!
Jason Aldean announced a while back that he had been cast in a small role for a new Western called "Sweetwater." The official movie trailer has been released and it actually looks pretty good (if you're ok with violence, that is). But I don't see much of Jason in the trailer. Check it out!
Here's the movie poster! "Sweetwater" will be in theaters nationwide on October 9th.
Movie poster for Sweetwater. pic.twitter.com/eKu619tWl7— Jason_Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) September 24, 2013
I want to hear from the moms and dads on this one: Is it ok to publicly embarrass your child as punishment for misbehaving?
A mom in Australia listed tickets to see the boy band One Direction for sale on Ebay after her daughter came down with a case of a seriously bad attitude. Read the product description below:
Do you think mom crossed the line? Or is this an effective form of punishment for the daughter's disobedience? Sound off in the Facebook comments.
Looks like Zac Brown isn't too thrilled with the state of country music today--specifically, Luke Bryan's new tune, "That's My Kind of Night."
“There’s not a lot of the country format that I really enjoy listening to,” he told Vancouver’s 93.7 JRfm. “If I hear one more tailgate in the moonlight, daisy duke song, I wanna throw up. There’s songs out there on the radio right now that make me ashamed to be even in the same format as some other artist.”
Zac went on to talk about Luke's new song:
“I love Luke Bryan and he’s had some great songs,” Zac said, “but this new song is the worst song I’ve ever heard.
Uh oh...is there a fight brewing?