Saturday, July 25, 2009

How To Reverse Bad Luck

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You'll Need:
Special cleansing herbs and oils
White candles

Turn general bad luck around by turning three times in a counter clockwise motion. Or, burn sage around your house to cleanse your home of bad vibes.

Step 4Take the object you believe is causing your bad luck and dispose of it by either burning it or throwing it under running water. You can also create what is known as a mojo bag by putting cleansing herbs such as agar and basil or purchase a pre-made good luck bag. Keep this with you or sleep with it under your pillow for three days.

Step 5Draw up a cleansing bath with hyssop and rue herbs and uncrossing bath crystals or purchase a pre-made concoction made for cleansing or luck. Arise before dawn for 13 days and every morning prepare a bath and take it first thing. Pour the water over your head while in the bath and use the remaining bath water to wash your doorstep for added protection. Take the remaining water out of the house and brush it off your front door instead of washing it down the drain.

Step 6Add uncrossing or cleansing oil to two white candles and light them immediately after your bath. Combine this with incense also made for luck, cleansing or uncrossing for added benefit. Pinch the candles after a few minutes so they will last the whole 13-day period and on the last day allow them to burn completely out on their own.

Monday, July 6, 2009

KickAss Cupcake Heaven And Other Junk

How is it that it's July 2009 and we've barely seen the sun here? I'd love to know where summer is hiding. This is getting ridiculous. I've yet to dig into any of my summer clothes and it's July 8th.

Thank you Thank you for all of your nice messages. My biopsy results came back and at first (if you can believe this) it looked like I was going back in for some more slicin' and dicin'. Fortunately for me, the report was misread by my primary care physician with the initial results given to me through her understanding of it.
Can you imagine how I felt when I got a phone call directly from my surgeon last night who explained the pathology report in a totally different light? No further treatment needed at this time. I almost peed myself (for the second time in one day)

Screw the weather, I just won the life lottery and couldn't be more grateful.

As promised, here's my cupcake report: I finally got myself over to Kickass Cupcakes in Davis Square, Somerville, MA to visit Sara Ross and her wicked awesome to-die-for cupcake bakery. Lucky for me, Sara is sponsoring me as an athlete this season and I am most honored to be sporting a fun cupcake or 2 on my racing attire as well as an occasional mitt of cupcakes to
consume for my sugar well being that needs constant nurturing dont cha know. :-) Ok, so Kerrie's got the healthy granola thing goin' on over there in Boulder, I got CUPCAKES! HA!

I briefly caught Sara as she was on her way out to do one last delivery of the day in her Mini Cooper loaded with, you guessed it, boxes of her signature cupcakes. After a quick chat, I was quickly surrounded by the overwhelming pleasure of cupcakes displayed in many different flavors as seen here. Good thing there is a partition of glass between the cupcakes and my fingers or things could have gotten ugly.

Yes, they even make Cheesy Catnip Kittycakes cutely advertised here by my tuxedo feline

This would be very friendly and helpful, cupcake masters Marybeth,Kevin and Jason
Carob Peanut Butter Pupcakes Bow WOW!

Fenway Park inspired treats

They even have a Dairy bar with Farm fresh milk in glass bottles and heavy cream pre-packaged ice cream from local farms. Yum.

Kevin forced me (ha ha) to carry out a cupcake in hand to enjoy on my journey home!

So, if you are local (Boston) and need to answer your cupcake cravings, or you want to send someone a treat from the bakery in or around Boston, here's the place to do it:
Kickass Cupcakes
378 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144