Well, TWO bags to be exact.
Bag #1: Frozen Birds Eye Steamfresh bag of rice that was 50% off at Publix on Sunday
Bag #2: The last of the Gardein Beefless tips that have been in the freezer for a while now
Pop both in the microwave. Combine with hummus, feta cheese, and almonds. You’ve got lunch!
Pretty tasty too. I’m a fan of hummus with rice – it gives a fried rice texture that makes my taste buds happy.
An ode to my Hometown
This Friday the last manned space shuttle will launch from Kennedy Space Center. The end to an era is about to embark upon my hometown. Thousands will lose their jobs, millions of visitors will cease to visit, and the future of my childhood hometown becomes uncertain.
I may take the occasional jab at my hometown, but underneath the sarcasm and quips, there’s a big part of me who wouldn’t have wanted to be raised anywhere else. Titusville may have been small, but it was safe and full of people I loved.
My parents’ were a rarity among my friends. Not just in age and activeness, but in their careers as well. I would say about 75% of my friends had at least one parent (or close relative) who worked out at the Space Center in someway or another. The Space Center fed Titusville’s economy and helped it grow over the years. Heck, even my little brother worked at the visitor’s center (and his fiancee still does!)
Now, those friends’ parents are in a crazy predicament. Many of them have lost their jobs – or are in the process of doing so. It’s a sad, bittersweet time in Titusville. All we can do is sit back and wait to see what’s next.
I’ll leave the politics of Obama’s decision to end the space shuttle program out of this (I’m just a teensy bit bias), but I will say ending the program – and not instating a replacement one – is a travesty. Space travel is something America has prided itself on since the 1960s, now what? Only time will tell what the future holds.
I stumbled across this video on CNN about my hometown and wanted to share it with everyone. Yes, Titusville is small, nosey, and rundown, but it’s home and I love every inch of it.