Just Blog 3

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Just a list of the 12 Awesome-est Songs from the Just Dances 2 and 3:

  1. Jump in the Line (Shake Senora) by Harry Belafonte)
  2. Charleston by Mugsy Baloney
  3. Rasputin by Boney M.
  4. S.O.S. by Rihanna
  5. Viva Las Vegas by Elvis Presley
  6. Baby Girl by Reggaeton
  7. It’s Not Unusual by Tom Jones
  8. Dynamite by Taio Cruz
  9. Forget You by Cee Loo Green
  10. Land of 1000 Dances by Wilson Pickett
  11. Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba (THE BEST ONE!)
  12. I’m So Excited by The Pointer Sisters

One of my 12 Goals for ’12 (did I mention yesterday there are 12 of them?) is to Just Exercise More.  Yet another goal that carries over from last year – brace yourself for a few more of those as the week goes on…

To achieve this goal, I plan to dance.  Just dance.  2 AND 3.  And just do other things, like Just Wii Fit, Just Zumba, Just Long-distance Walk, and Just Swim (in the summer) but mostly Just Dance.  2 and 3.

I also plan to overuse the word “just” in sentences as often as possible: I am going to just eat dinner – do you want to just join me?  Then I will just shower, after which time I shall just dry my hair.

I was going to embed Youtube videos of the Just Dance routines included on my Top 12 list, but it would make this post very long and it just seems like a lot of work.  You are, therefore, encouraged to mosey onto Youtube and search for videos of all the Just Dance versions of songs I listed.  You might Just Enjoy It…3!

I am DYNAMITE....at exercising regularly!

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The Year of Blue Cheese

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A List of 12 Soups I Should Like to Make in ’12:

  • Pear Soup (with Blue Cheese and Bacon)
  • Roasted Tomato Soup
  • Lentil Soup with Sausage
  • Italian Wedding Soup
  • Tortilla Soup
  • Pasta and Peas (aka “Cheech”)
  • Chicken and Dumpling soup
  • French Onion Soup
  • Tuscan White Bean Soup
  • Portuguese Chourizo and Kale Soup
  • Minestrone
  • Cream of Parsnip Soup with Potato Crisps and Bacon

In developing this list, I used two main methods.  One was that I just wrote down names of soups that I have heard of or eaten before.  The other was that I wrote down names of soups whose recipes I specifically have read and want to make.

As for the first soup I listed – Pear Soup (with Blue Cheese and Bacon) – I actually just made and ate it tonight.  I have been having a love affair with pears since this fall, so when I saw a pear soup somewhere I thought, “YES!  THIS IS A GOOD IDEA!”  After years of thinking I disliked it, I have also recently come ’round on blue cheese.  So this recipe combining these two recent loves of mine plus the old standby love, Bacon, was something I had to make immediately, especially given the atmosphere of soup-making and eating that I hope to cultivate in 2012.

This soup was delicious, made all the more so by the inclusion of this “blue cheese” stuff.  I have decided to actively pursue blue cheese in 2012, in addition to making at least one soup a week.  Making soups falls under my 1st Goal for 2012, which is to eat healthier (a start-of-year goal that I have made for the last every year or so of my life, I believe) and cook more.

you taste like mold. like delicious, delicious mold.

So, 2012 Goal #1 – off to a a pretty decent start*!

*(not that I am making any claims to bacon or blue cheese being HEALTHY healthy, but they are REAL foods and were in pretty small doses and JUST SO DELICIOUS)

Twelve

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Twelve is a special and mystical number.

It is the number of months in the calendar year, the number of days of Christmas.

It is the number of Angry Men and the number of Monkeys that started that outbreak or whatever.

It is the number of cranial nerves you have, at least hopefully, without which you couldn’t do good stuff like smell, taste, and move your eyes laterally.

It’s the number of inches in a foot and knights of the round table and Olympian gods and goddesses.

It is the number of models of Cylon.

It will be the designation of the next Doctor, a regeneration to which I am both looking forward and dreading.  Looking forward to it because it is thrilling to get a new Doctor and all part of the magic of the show.  Dreading it because I love Matt Smith’s Eleven.  LOVE HIM, I say.

Twelve is also the number of our new year, and this week’s theme.  Gird yourself for some fascinating forth-coming duodecuple lists pertaining to my life!