Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Interesting tidbit(s)


If you've read my earlier post, you know that I have an iPhone app that has like 6000 drinks stored on it. So I thought I'd share another recipe! It's called Lava Flow and it is suuuuuper yummilicioussss!!

◆ 4 oz. Light Cream
◆ 3 oz. Pineapple Juice
◆ ½ Banana
◆ ½ oz. Coconut Cream
◆ ½ cup(s) Strawberries

Blend all the ingredients with ice -except strawberries- until smooth. Put the strawberries at the bottom of a parfait glass and add the blended mixture. Serve immediately.

Did any of you hear about the proposal to have STD screenings and treatments in public schools starting in DC? Since DC has the highest rate of HIV infections the city is considering a proposal to have the screenings/treatments without requiring parental consent. I think it's an interesting concept and will be watching if and how it plays out in the school systems there- it could be a viable way to combat STDs that other states might adopt. I mean ignoring the issue that younger teens have STDs is not going to make it go away.

Also a female Sudanese woman was fined but not flogged, as several feared she would be, for wearing pants in public. She has to pay $200 or face jailtime. Two other women were also captured in the raid and were flogged. The journalist said she's not going to pay the fine and is going to take this opportunity to document conditions in prison. I say you go girl.

So Obama gave this huge speech to school kids, a speech I might add filled with hope and encouragement- despite the GOP's insistence that it was some sort of indoctrination campaign. BULLS***. His speech was peppered with his life experiences as a kid and other examples of other kids who triumphed. Basically he was saying- regardless of your circumstances, there is no excuse for not trying, and when you give up on yourself- you give up on your country.

:)

-- Post From My iPhone

13 comments:

amillionmilesfromeverywhere said...

oooooh, i loooove lava flows. thanks for sharing!

Sarah Alaoui said...

i love these news briefs that you do.

also, the Sudanese woman had the fine payed off on her behalf by friends and family and now she's angry over that because it wasn't helping her message get across.

Snake Charmer said...

Ooh thanks for the update Sarah :)

PerplxinTexan♥ said...

Only you would start with smoothies only to escalate into STD screening and brighter days for underprivileged and represented youth.

P.S. You should try mocktails. :)

Constructive Attitude said...

Can you make me that drink? Thanks.

And why wouldnt parents consent to that kind of treatment and screening.

JennyMac said...

Can you make two of these and I will be RIGHT over to enjoy one with you!!!!

sabrina said...

That looks delish, and I too thought Obama's speech was awesome. I watched it via The White House live feed. Very motivational.

kirstyb said...

ooooooooooh that looks yummy im gonna have to give it a try xoxox

Cheryl said...

Education is the reason I'm giving up on China....

Cheryl said...

And you typed all that on your iPhone?? I don't even want to type text messages on that thing.

Soda and Candy said...

It just makes my blood boil that some
parents kept their kids home rather than being intelligent and involved - for example, letting their kids watch the speech and then giving their own point of view on anything they disagreed with.

AL said...

so where do you get all those recipes ... i love em....
everytime i sit down to iftar im like i should have tried making that!

fuelMybrain said...

I think it's a great idea to give teens an avenue to get tested w/o having to through their primary care provider that also requires their mom to take them etc...

That drink sounds so yummy!