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4 People You'll See Exercising in Colleywood

By Bob on October 5, 2015 4:09 AM | Read More

History will record that I'm not the MOST fit person in Colleywood. A bum foot with more titanium than a new set of Callaway golf clubs will do that to a person.

The bad news is that there's a LOT of metal in here. The GOOD news is that I get EXCELLENT AM radio reception Bob's Foot-350.jpg

I do try and live a reasonably healthy lifestyle. And after extensive research I've learned that moderate exercise may not help me live longer, but it will help me die slower. So I've got that going for me. 

My day typically begins with a four-mile walk inside the bubble that houses Colleywood and Baja Colleywood (known by some as Euless). It's an urban/residential mix and my only wildlife sightings are what I see on the sidewalks, streets and parking lots.

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There's a pattern here. I see the same "types" of people every day. The seasons change...the outfits are constantly changing, but the people...well, I've identified 4 distinct groups.     

 This guy is my SPIRIT ANIMAL. 

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Here's the Dish

Creamy Buttermilk Herb Vegetable Dip

A few weeks ago, eight of my closest girlfriends and I hosted one of our best-ever baby bashes. I adore giving showers with these women because no one gets overwhelmed with work. This time, Shelley handled invitations. Becky tallied RSVPs while Terri tracked down the group gift and Bev planned the menu. Linda and Debbie transformed my dining room into a gray-and-yellow, You-are-my-Sunshine-themed wonderland. Everyone filled the table with fabulous goodies. And all I had to do was clean house, send Bob to the ranch (it's dove season so he was more than happy to oblige) and make this delicious dip.

This yummy, Tabasco-infused dip perks up the taste of fresh veggies.

Vegetable Dip - 600.jpgWith the shower set for Sunday, I whipped up my contribution Saturday to save steps on party day. I adapted it from an idea in Fine Cooking Appetizers: 200 Recipes for Small Bites with Big Flavor (The Taunton Press; November 2010). Overflowing with creamy goodness, this crowd-pleaser features yogurt, light sour cream, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and low-fat buttermilk spiked with herbs, garlic, cider vinegar and Tabasco for that kick we Texans crave.

Talk about simple. You just stir the ingredients together in a large bowl and allow at least 15 minutes for the flavors to blend. If you're like me and want to make it ahead, just stash this winner in the fridge till serving time. 

At our shower, it looked pretty and proved a major hit plated with baby carrots (love that crunch!), grape tomatoes, celery pieces and pepper strips. You could also try asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower or just about any fresh veggie.

My talented girlfriends helped me fill the table for this yellow-and-gray, You-are-my-Sunshine-themed baby shower.

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In the Mirror

4 Skin-Kind Finds Under $30

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Finding the right skincare routine can be like walking a tightrope. I've gotta have beauty products strong enough to do the job without sending my sometimes sensitive skin over the edge.

That's why I like to play it safe with skin-kind finds like these. They're designed to deliver powerful results with no fear of unpleasant side effects. You can pick up these budget-friendly buys at your local Target, one of my regular haunts. (I shop Friday mornings to miss the crowd.) And now to the end of October, Target is offering special discounts on these and other fan favorites from Neutrogena, Aveeno and RoC. (Check the end of this post for details.)

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Playing Favorites


When Charlotte and I aren't hip-deep in period dramas (Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge) we love a good crime story. Film Noir is my favorite genre (anybody up for Maltese Falcon, Diabolique or Elevator to the Gallows?) so we're always on the lookout for a new movie or series to scratch that itch.

Over the summer we hit the jackpot, by finding two gritty noir-ish series that satisfied our cravings. First we got hooked on the Netflix original series Bloodline. Then, we capped off our summer with the terrific Rectify from The Sundance Channel.

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