Sunday Stuff

Here’s my Sunday Stuff.  A random list of life, thoughts, and pictures from today

1. Sunflowers spotted

2. Betsey Johnson spotted

Love her stuff!   I wore a hot pink and purple Betsey Johsnon dressing to my wedding 10 years ago and would do it again in a heartbeat!


3. I got excited over two new-to-me brands of edamame

Hard to believe that the brand of a plant matters in terms of taste.

Some edamame is sweeter, some is “mealier”, some is mushier, firmer, has a tougher “skin” or shell on it; lots of variables.

Yes, I am quite the connoisseur.

Great source of plant-based protein

I don’t eat it for the protein, though.  I eat it because I like the way it tastes.

Especially dipped in this

4. I woke up with a kink in my neck that has been bothering me all day.  No matter what stretches I do, neck twists, self neck-massages I try to do, it’s still there.  Annoying little bugger.

5. I’ve been thinking about getting a new Macbook and selling this one that I bought (used) last year

One issue is that the screen seems so small (13 inches) compared to the big workhorse iMac desktop and I have a hard time clearly making out the photos that I’m editing and working on.  So it feels like I am taking stabs in the dark and working somewhat blindly.  But I can live with that.  Kind of.

The big, huge, un-liveable issue is the slowness.  Like molasses.

And the spinning pinwheel of death.

Beach ballin’ was never so un-enjoyable.

Mac users, you all know that pinwheel.  Where everything freezes up, won’t work, “application not responding” and you have to close eveyrthing, re-open it, pray it doesn’t happen again, and then it happens again.  Yep, that.

I am wondering if anyone has any thoughts on the Macbook Pros

It doesn’t have to be new.  I am fine with buying a year-old one on Craiglist or Ebay like I did before but now I know that speed is key whereas last year, I wasn’t editing as many photos with as many resource-hog programs running all at once.

I just need to know it will be faster than my existing Macbook

Any Macbook thoughts?

6. I have a dessert recipe coming next that involves white chocolate

In the meantime, I am off to grab a few White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites from the freezer


1. What’s some of your Sunday Stuff?

2. Do you find it interesting that the brand of a plant matters?  

And the brand is a reflection on the farm or region where the plant grows.

It reinforces that there is variation in all crops.  Some of it is natural variation; and some of it man-made, created or engineered, i.e. GMO’ed.

For example, tomatoes from some farms are firmer with thinner skins.  Peaches from certain regions are sweeter.  Grapes and apples are crunchier depending on where they were grown and how.  This Fuji apple from Farm A doesn’t taste like that Fuji apple from Farm B, even though they may both be local, organic, and Fuji’s.  Not trying to geek out, but I do like thinking about these things.

3. Any thoughts on Macbooks?  Your experiences, what you own, what you wish you owned, what you do or don’t like about your Macbook, etc.

Have a great wrap up to your weekend!

53 comments on “Sunday Stuff”

  1. I just found your blog not too long ago and love it. I was thinking of trying yoga out but don’t know the best way to start. I don’t have a lot of money to spend on classes so I was thinking if there was something online or books/videos that I can use?

  2. Haha I have a Macbook and have used it for ages but am now getting an iMac because for editing photos etc I need a) a bigger screen and b) something that doesn’t slow down as soon as I have iPhoto, iMovie and Photoshop all open at once!

  3. I had the same problem with my white mac book, but then I added 2 gigs of ram and I am good to go!!! No more pinwheel of death! And programs start up way faster….computer responds faster, etc.

    I have heard that even the bottom line macbook pro is great (4 gigs or ram, i think, compared to your 2 in the white macbook).

  4. Sorry my phone wouldn’t let me reply so I just started a new comment :) my husband actually just went online to a website called and bought the ram and then installed it himself. It costed under $100 I know that much! If you do know anyone who could install it for you, do that! (I’ve heard its very very easy, because the white MacBook already has 2 open slots for more memory/ram so all you do is slip it in. It was made with the ability to upgrade). If you don’t I know the apple store does do it, it just might be a tad more expensive.

  5. I had a Macbook for work and liked it because I got used to it. We just got new computers (HP) and I have to get used to all different stuff, but I think I like it better than the macbook.

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