19 July 2008

Spread It Thick

The first Ferrero hazelnut and cocoa spread was created in the 1940s by a pastry maker called Pietro Ferrero (founder of the Ferrero company) in Piedmont, Italy. The product was known as "pasta gianduja", ("pasta" which means paste and "gianduja" which is the name of a carnival character famous to the region; this character can be found in the first advertisements for the product) This original form of the product was actually made in loaves and wrapped in tinfoil, so it could be sliced and placed on bread for mothers to make sandwiches for their children. Many children would throw away the bread and only eat the pasta gianduja! So Mr. Ferrero altered the product into a paste that could be spread on bread and packaged it in a jar. This version came to be known as "Supercrema gianduja" and was eventually renamed NUTELLA® in 1964.

We became victims to this brand while on vacation in Italy. It was everywhere and it was delicious. When we returned home from our trip, Nutella quickly made its way onto the shopping list and on our cupboards where it sits now, mostly empty!

103 questions raised

One Hundred & Three Questions People Might Ask

001. Whens the last time you ran?
At our camp racing away from my oldest son!

002. Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them?
Yes, one of my work pants has a hole right below the zipper.

03. What are you dreading right now?
counting things

004. Do you celebrate 4/20?

006. Favorite ice cream?
Chocolate chip cookie dough

007. When was your last doctor's visit?
Almost two months ago.

008. Do you get the full 8 hours of sleep a night?
Hardly ever at all... and certainly not in a row.

010. Do you believe in 'True love at first sight'?
I think so... i put my all into one... relying that she does the same.

011. What do you think of global warming?
It is a real problem although it seems hard to realize what we can do to make the difference when so many people think that there is no problem at all.

012. If anyone came to your house on your "lazy days" what would they see?
They'd see more than they'd want to see... and not just talking about the mess...

014. Have you ever been on your school's track team?
I was the track team... so, um... yes. (200M in 24s: far from great, but my best fastest 200M)

015. Do you own a pair of Converse?
Not any more, although i did have a pair of origional weapons back in the day

017. Do you eat raw cookie dough?
Used to all the time, but now it just seems weird to go in the bakery and dip into the batter.

018. Have you ever kicked a vending machine
Yes... i don't think that it learned it's lesson.

019. Don't you hate when the radio ruins good songs by playing them over and over?
Sometimes, but then if the some is real good then it should sound good over and over again.

021. Do you watch Trading Spaces?
No, but it I have a book about the show.

022. How do you eat oreos?
I split them in half, peel off the white to eat, lick the rest off then eat the cookies one side at a time.

023. Do you ever stay online for a really long time waiting for someone?
I have... just for my wife and I am still waiting. But really, it's me waiting for her to get offline so I can get through to her!

024. Are you cocky?
Not so much.

030. Could you live without a computer?
Today- yes.

031. Do you wear your shoes in the house?
When I am ready to leave the house. The rest of the time it is preferred to be barefoot.

032. At what age did you find out Santa wasn't real?
He's real. What are you talking about!?

034. How many phones, house phones and cell phones are in your house?
That work? Eleven... and most of them don't work. Not bad considering my next door neighbor used to work for a phone company.

035. What do you do when you're sad?
Hold back the tears, draw in the walls, listen to the silence in my head, find some music.

036. Who would you call first if you won the lottery?
My wife...

037. Last time you saw your best friend?
At 6PM.

040. Who or what sleeps with you?
My best friend.

041. Are you/have you ever been in love?
I am.

043. How do you like your eggs?
Sunny side up with a slight yet firm run.

044. Are you in highschool?

045. Is anyone on your bad side right now?

046. What jewelry are you wearing?
The ring, and three necklaces.

047. What's the first thing you do when you get online?
Go to Caloriecount or Facebook.

049. Do you watch Grey's Anatomy?
Not any more. I never know when it is on and my TV reception isn't good due to where I live. I' really like to watch Lost.

050. How do most people spell your name?

051. Would you wear a boy/girlfriends clothes?
Yes. I am right now. Don't tell her!

056. What are you doing tomorrow?
Counting things at work.

057. Is Justin Timberlake becoming the next Michael Jackson?
Maybe musically, but he's a long way off from Neverland. MJ is in a catagory all of his own.

058. Favorite name for a girl?
I have a list... and some are in play.

059. Favorite name for a boy?
Same as #058.

060. Will you keep your last name when you get married?
Yes, and I did. Although I did change it before I got married.

061. Your favorite restaurant you don't get to eat much at?
Two places now... Crazy Pizza @ Risto and Barbeque Barn

062. When is the last time you left your house?
7:09AM, 18th July2008.

066. How do you like your steak?
Medium well. With a marker that says Medium well.

067. Do you return your cart?
It's about 50/50. I love to push it with force into the cart racks.

069. Do you have a dishwasher?
Yes. She is fabulous at it too!

070. What noise do you hear right now?
Bourne Ultimatum movie and my ceiling fan rotating with party streamers flapping.

071. Would you survive in prison?
I will survive!

072. Next concert you hope to go to?
Blue Men Group, Lenny Kravitz or Third Day.

073. What was the last thing you ate?
51g of Reese's Pieces with a Batman theme.

074. When was the last time you said I love you?
Around 8PM to my youngest son.

075. Who is the youngest in your family
Define 'your family'- Me, my brother or my daughter. All three are correct.

076. If all of your friends were going on a road trip, who would be most likely to go?
The Freakin Rican.

077. Do you know anyone with the same name as you?
Yes. Two others with my first and last name that I am aware of.

78. How many shoes do you own?
Too many. I used to sell footwear and would have more pairs if not limited by my wife. Smart wife.

080. When is the last time you ate peanut butter?
At 10:51pm today.

081. What brand is your cellphone?

082. What's for dinner?
It was a yummy roast ham with pineapple and cherry filled glaze, side of cream potatoes and some carrots. I have a very good cook in the family.

083. What's the last thing you purchased?
Gas for the ride home.

084. Do your siblings ever pay for stuff for you?

085. Where is your cell phone?
On the counter.

086. Is your phone on vibrate or ring?
Beeps once then vibrates.

087. What brand are your pants right now?
American Eagle.

088. Ever been to Georgia?

089. Did you eat breakfast this morning?
Strawberries and a coffee-vanilla protein shake.

090. Do you like marshmallows?
Yes to flaming death quality.

091. What irritates you most on the internet?
How hard it can be to find some things and the unwanted ads and junk emails.

092. What brand is your digital camera?

093. Do you watch movies with your parents?
Not so much.

097. Do you own expensive perfume/cologne?

101. Do you like sushi?
No. I don't like fish but would eat a non-fish related sushi item.

102. Do you get your hair cut every month?
Not quite. I try to keep it as it is a fleeting covering.

103. Do you go online everyday?
Just about everyday. 3-5 days of the week for 10-20 minutes.

That's a lot more about me than you might have expected to know or learn. I know that there are a couple of questions missing from the sequence (not for any reason in particular) so if you have a question you would like to see in there, then comment away.

03 July 2008

My Top Three- Places You'd Go On A Missions Trip

1). Ireland... never a question, my world's most wanted destination
2). Thailand
3). Ecuador... at the moment... but where God leads

2&3 are Compassion related.