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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Soda Machines, Awards and MEME's. What does it all mean.

Over the weekend I was tagged and given another award. I'm the bomb and we all know it. I can't believe how lucky of a blogger woman I am. Thank You, Thank You. No pictures please, I haven't had my daily botox injections or my extensions put in.

Mimi over at Living in France presented me with this wonderful Award. Please check out her blog, she writes wonderful posts and is a dedicated commenter. She is hilarious, if you don't believe me check out her post "A Fart by any other name.....Is still Frikken embarrassing." If that post doesn't pull you in, I don't know what will. lol Thank you so much MIMI, for thinking of me. I must award this to four blogs, so here I go:

Mama Mel

I've been tagged by Twenty Something Mom. Check this out and everyone is invited to participate- MEME. Don't forget to check out her blog, you have to see her post A Poet who didn't know it. OMG what wonderful pictures and how cute is that poem?

Here are the rules of this
1. Collect the book that you have most handy.
2. Turn to page 161.
3. Find the 5th complete sentence.
4. Cite the sentence on your blog.

The Friars Club, Encyclopedia of Jokes - (Hey I'm at work and this was the closest book to me. I could have grabbed "Quickies" but I thought this to be more appropriate. What my company writes Jokes, Horoscopes etc for facebook, we have some crazy stuff happening here all the time.

Okay so this book, yeah racial jokes not very appropriate. Lets try again as I guess I was wrong.

The book Quickies, Fascinating Facts About the Facts of Life. Our celebrity content writer recently left the company and she placed this book, plus others on her desk. THIS IS NOT MY BOOK. I promise. She can attest for that.

"Although (their) actions are reprehensible, we agree that the voyeurism statute, as written, does not prohibit up-skirt photography in a public place."

Okay there you go. Sorry I'm not sure I like this MEME. Hmmm what do you think? I think I need someone to recommend a book to me. I haven't read anything since Sunday at Tiffany's.

SODA MACHINE, SODA MACHINE. I WANT A SODA MACHINE. The moment you've all been waiting for. So my sister purchased a Soda Machine. When she first told me I was like, "What, yeah that's really healthy." till I went on the company's website. This was nothing like I expected it to be. After reading all the information about the machine, I actually think this is pretty cool. Here is the website: http://www.sodastreamusa.com/

So here is what they say about nutrition:

Controlling Sugar, Carbs or Calories? Welcome to SodaStream
If you're looking for great tasting soda, but on a low sugar or no sugar diet plan, just cutting back on carbs or concerned about calories, SodaStream is for you. With a SodaStream home soda maker and over 25 delicious regular, diet and caffeine-free soda mix flavors to choose from, you'll enjoy freshly made, great tasting soda that fits your health and dietary needs.

Regular Soda mix flavors contain less sugar, calories, carbohydrates and sodium than national drink brands. Regular flavors are sweetened with a combination of sugar and Splenda® brand sweetener. Diet soda mix flavors contain no sugar, no aspartame and are sweetened with Splenda® brand sweetener.

SodaStream even has all-natural, unsweetened flavor essences for making refreshing, lightly flavored sparkling water. MyWater flavor essences are available in Orange and Lemon-Lime - just like squeezing a wedge of citrus into your seltzer.

So go ahead and close your eyes and take a sip. There's no mistaking the delicious taste of all your familiar favorites including Cola, Lemon-Lime, Root Beer and a whole variety of fruit flavors.

Here is what they say about Environment:
Americans drink more than 55 billion liters of soda and seltzer each year. That's almost 200 liters - about 600 cans - for every adult and child in the United States. And, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, that adds 10 1/2 cubic feet of packaging per American — over 3 billion cubic feet - in our landfills and recycling facilities every year. With a SodaStream home soda maker, you'll enjoy freshly made, great tasting seltzer and soda in just seconds ... and you'll be helping our environment by drastically reducing waste from store-bought cans and bottles. And with no batteries or electricity, you can use your soda maker in your kitchen, outdoors on your patio or deck, or on your boat or RV.Reusable Bottles Reduces Packaging:

No bottles or cans to recycle or throw away
Saves thousands of containers for a family of four in a year
Carbonating bottles last for three years

Highly concentrated soda mix minimizes packaging A family of four could slash their home soft-drink-related packaging usage by over 90%, simply by using a SodaStream soda maker. That's a whole lot of cans and bottles that won't end up polluting our environment. SodaStream's plastic carbonating bottles are reusable for up to three years, and Penguin glass carbonating carafes will last even longer than that with proper care. A typical American will toss away over 1500 aluminum cans (and/or hundreds of plastic 2-liter bottles) over three years — while a SodaStream owner will use just one or two reusable carbonating bottles or carafes that come with the home soda maker.

SodaStream's highly concentrated Soda mix syrups also dramatically reduce waste. A single bottle of Soda mix will make 12 liters of soda, the equivalent of 34 cans or six 2-liter bottles. Choose from over 25 regular, diet and caffeine-free flavors including Cola, Root Beer, Lemon-Lime and fruit combos like Cranberry-Raspberry, Apple-Peach and Pink Grapefruit. Take a sip, enjoy ... and feel good that you're helping the environment.

Saves Energy: No Electricity, No Batteries, No Transport Miles
No batteries or electricity
Reduces energy used to manufacture bottles and cans
Reduces gas and pollution from shipping packaged beverages
Eliminates pollution from batteries

Operating without batteries or electricity, SodaStream home soda makers are highly energy-efficient small appliances. Appliances that work without electricity improve the environment by cutting down on the emissions generated by electrical plants, giving us cleaner air and ground water.By operating completely on power supplied by the compressed air in the carbonator - an easily renewable fuel source - SodaStream does not contribute to environmental pollution made by batteries. Empty carbonators are returned to SodaStream to be cleaned, inspected and refilled with CO2 drawn naturally from the air. Carbonators are reusable as long as they remain in good condition.

Store bought soda and sparking water travels hundreds of miles from the bottling plant to the store shelf, usually in trucks that get fewer than 10 miles to the gallon. Instead, SodaStream uses the water that's already in your home, saving literally tons of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere.

Tell me would you buy one of these? What do you think about it? I'm considering it. I love the sparkling water idea. Hopefully my sister will comment on this explaining what is she loves and hates about the machine. I really thought this was going to be like the fountain machines you see in Fast Food restaurants. The downside I think is you can't make a cup of soda, you have to make a whole bottle. I think it would be more convenient to make it buy the cup and be able to choose your flavors. Like the Keurig Coffee maker. If you don't know what a Keurig Coffee maker is, OMG you're missing out. I LOVE MINE!! You have to google it!!


MiMi said...

You are TOO sweet! I love that you highlighted my fart thing. :)
I want that red soda machine. It's cute and I'm all about soda. No aspartame? That would be awesome!
You are a good bloggy friend, my dear. And I wish I had your job, it sounds fun and zany!

Vodka Logic said...

Too funny MiMi above me..

Thing is when people put links to other blogs in their posts I click and wonder off..and forget to go back or forget where I started. I do find some great blogs though.

Blog life is good.

Lisa Anne said...

You don't want my job, I'm an Accountant. The content writers get to have all the fun. lol

Mama Mel said...

Thanks for the tag/award! I'll post it later this week! :)

Amy said...

So I am just now getting to your blog, which means I am a bad blogger. I decided to go through my followers list and get to know them. I LOVE your blog! I need to visit more often, and certainly will.
Having a soda fountain in my home would be very counter productive as we are trying to get off soda, but my brother sure could use one! He buys so much soda, I think they are personally keeping Coke in business!

celyn said...
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celyn said...

The SodaStream is the best thing. I love not having to lug bottles and cans into the house. I love the emptiness of our recycle bin. Each family member has their own bottle, so no fighting over drinking all of one flavor. We have a beautiful carafe for when we have company.

I just feel good about being "Green" in an area that we all are guilty in not being at one time or another.

The product tastes great. The only flavor that is questionable to me was the Energy drink.

This product is available on KOHL's.com and I got it cheap as I had a discount coupon.

Lisa on your comment of making it buy the cup, it would not be efficient to do so. Your price point is better by the liter.

Good luck all and comment if you get one. Would love to know your thoughts.

Amy said...

Yeah on your award. I love coming by to see what you have going on. I always learn something new. My little one is bringing me my shoes I guess it is time to go outside for our walk.

R. Wallis @ TrueBeauty said...

Just stopping in from SITS to say HI! I am a huge Grey's fan and I love the quote you have here.

Happy Tuesday! Come over and check out my "5 DAYS OF GIVE-A-WAYS"!

TwentySomethingMomma said...

The line from your book actually made me laugh - I guess it was just sort of unexpected, LOL!

I also wanted to thank you for your awesome comment on my post, and to answer your question: I use a Nikon D40x to shoot pictures of my kids, and make sure that there's lots of natural light in the room so I can get those colors to be as vivid as possible.


Nicole said...

Uhm you love Greys!?!? Sold. I am following your lovely blog! =D

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Wow, thanks so much for the award! That is so thoughtful of you and it totally made my day!! :-)

Vicki said...

I LOVED the beginning of the post, absolutely beautiful!

On another note, I don't know what you are reading, but I just started When it gets Dark by Thomas DeBaggio, but it is an Alzheimer memoir, so if you want to wait until I finish it to do our "mini book club" that is cool, otherwise, so far it is a GREAT beginning!

Talk to you soon lady!

yonca said...

Thank you Lisa!
You're so sweet! (Hugs)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I couldn't see where to leave a comment on the post about your mom. I lost my mom when I was 5 years old. 36 years later I still miss her. ow blessed you are to have such wonderful memories.
Be strong.

celyn said...

I wanna be in the book club. Someone on one of your Time Travelor's post talked about a book called Lucky. I just read it and OMG amazingly dark book on rape. I will drop it off and you can enjoy the darkness too.

celyn said...

Other things are better left un-said and deleted. Sometimes being the bigger person prevails in the end. Let others form their own demise. All the while, don't forget to say it. Did you say it?-Lisa Anne (Smell the coffee Lisa)

Really? Can you live by your own words? Jessie's bday was 8/31. Can you really be the bigger person? I challenge you. I know this will make you mad, so chill woman. I have to continually push both of you, one day one of you, will realize this is stupid and not worth it. Nut up and be the bigger person.

Lisa Anne said...

your confused teh "better left unsaid and deleted" had to do with a post I had but deleted regarding goats in pannies post making fun of deaf people.

Transparent Mama said...

I am so glad to find another Grey's fan. I love that show. I wanted to thank you too for your support during the fires. It meant so much to me.

Lisa Anne said...


OH yeah, I did call and text Jessie on her birthday funny, no response, but at least I tried. Oh and I would have mailed her a gift, but they probably wouldn't give it to her anyway. I'm sure her sister will give her enough gifts for everyone. I'm over it, anything i post on here, is no reference to them trust me. Shoot I wouldn't give them the pleasure to even know they bother me, which they don't and I think it's hilarious he probably thinks i told you to ask if gage could go to the party when I didn't but thank you, but it's just funny, like he thinks he's punishing me. It's just funny gossip. I don't even know why I'm wasting time writing this. I'm so over it I don't even care, to much time has past to even worry about it anymore. there's so many other things I need to do and worry about then that. SHoot Gage is getting all A's on all the hard work, but flunking the easy work. Makes no sense, I'm tyring to work on him not rushing through the easy stuff, and the school not wanting to move him up a grade, especially when he gets D's on 4th grade work and A's on 5th grade work. He's not mentally ready to be older, though he still thinks he's 13. As far as I'm concerend, we are not missing out on anything. I'm perfectly happy with how life is and going and I think I'm going very well for where I am today. I'm sure the girls when they get older, just as Alex has done, will re-connect and they will understand, their mom's just a bitch. Anyway thats enough attention for them here, like I said my blogs got nothing to do with them and when it does I'll site names specifically in hopes they read it. Hey I even posted a family picture on my blog and all the kids, so I have no ill will. I just don't care to even have any thought.

I also haven't started a book club. Make a blog just for the book club. I know you too busy with Facebook, but create a blog for the book club where we all can post and stuff. I don't really do dark books, i want cute and funny.

Lisa Anne said...

Oh and every year I'll continue to invite them to Gage's bday party, even though I know they will never respond or go, but like years past I'll still invite.

thatdesigngal said...

Congrats on the award!!! Off to check her out!