Friday, February 18, 2011

Fun Friday: Hot Mess Edition!

How was your V-day? Mine rocked! I got this from my wonderful boyfriend...


AND...


THE ZUMBA GAME!!! IT'S JUST WHAT I WANTED!!! What a sweet boy. (Note the card says "Serious card purchased long before today" HA--definitely not!). I played the Zumba game for the first time on Tuesday--it's definitely a fitness challenge and I HIGHLY recommend it!


And then Wes reacts to my gift to him. I think it's ironic that we both bought each other games--it's kind of like we were both thinking "Here is something to keep you occupied so you don't bug me." I'm kidding of course--we really do love each other :)

I also found this under my office door on Valentine's Day...



Awww--my honors students from last semester made and signed me a card. I was really touched. This is why I teach.


This week's funny video is--believe it or not--is Britney Spears' new video for "Hold It Against Me." Don't get me wrong--I really LIKE this song (and use it in my group fitness classes), AND I think Brit's body is bangin' (what are homegirl's fitness secrets?). HOWEVER, this video is a big, hot, crazy mess. It's like she's trying to do a lower-budget, less creative version of a Lady Gaga video. 

When you're watching this, be on the lookout for:

-Dancers getting dressed. Literally--zipping up.
-Product placement for Brit's perfume, Radiance.
-A big white dress with cheap rhinestone cuffs that are stapled to her arms.
-A clip of old-school Brit (a la "Hit Me Baby One More Time")
-What is that shooting out of the cheap plastic tubes on her fingers? Is that Gatorade? Paint? Highlighter? Tie-Dye? Nickelodeon gak?
-Brit on Brit catfight. A hint at mental illness? Really--why, just, why is this in there?
-Other randomness!!!



Whoa pony. Are you as confused and jaw-dropped as me? What do you think?  I'm no serious art critic, but I think my college minor in art (yay for 18 credit hours!) allows me to certify this video with "Artistic Hot Mess" status.


Moving along...


This week's recipe is courtesy of Wes! This is what he made me for V-day and I have to say...the boy did good! It's always nice to come home to a vegetarian meal on the table :)


Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Ingredients:

1 (19 ounce) can green enchilada sauce
1 1/2 cups water
1 cube vegetable bouillon
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup vegetarian chicken substitute, diced (optional)
4 (6 inch) corn tortillas, torn into strips
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. In a pot, mix the enchilada sauce and water.
2. Dissolve the bouillon cube in the liquid, and season with garlic powder, chile powder, and cumin.
3. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Mix in the beans, tomatoes, and corn. Simmer until heated through.
4. Mix in vegetarian chicken and tortillas, and cook until heated through. Stir in cilantro, and season with salt and pepper to serve.

You can also serve this soup with homemade tortilla chips (Which Wes did!). Here's a good recipe for those!


Now on to the music...


Many of this week's tunes were sourced from the Sirium/XM station BBC Radio One (British Pop Station). I love BBC One because they play a lot of techno-y pop and soulful stuff that we don't hear as much on American pop radio stations.

1. C'Mon - Tiesto/Busta Rhymes/Diplo
(As heard on BBC Radio One. Booty-shakin', Latin-y, techno--love it! Not to mention that the music video features some CRAZY breakdancing)

2. Katy on A Mission - Katy B
(Also heard on BBC--an upbeat, reggaeton, infectious one!)

3. What the Hell - Avril Lavigne
(*Sigh* I never thought I'd see the day that I said I liked an Avril song. But here is that day. This song has been stuck in my head for the past 24 hours!)

4. Moneygrabber - Fitz and the Tantrums
(Fun fact: The whole Fitz and the Tantrums album was written on an old church organ that the lead singer had in his home. That will give you an idea of the soulful-song of this song!)

5. I Do - Colbie Caillat
(Oh, Colbie--how do you know how to write such beautiful love songs?)



That's all peeps! Have a wonderful weekend and come back to visit me on Laura B. Fit!

Q.O.D. (Question of the Day): Can Britney Spears make a comeback? What was your *favorite* part of that video? Have you played the Zumba game yet? What do you think of it? Got a song or video or share? Post it in the comments! I heart sharing!

1 comment:

  1. I have not tried the zumba game yet. I have heard BOTH good and bad things about it. I think it would be fun to have, but I have heard that it isnt quite a fun as doing it in a class with others.
    I am glad to hear that you had a good V-day with your boyfriend. I also had a good V-day, I got some amazing gifts from my parents and I cannot wait till tomorrow when I get to utilize my gift and go and get a mani and pedi with my mom!

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