Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ann Arbor Bucket List

In 30 days, I will be officially done. After playing with the idea of dropping out and being convinced not to (Thanks Em!), I've decided to forge on and complete the journey I entered upon in August of 2007. I've started to compile my "Ann Arbor Bucket List," the things I must do before I leave....

1. Taste the wonders of Insomnia Cookies (preferrably sometime after 12 AM with milk outside Markley)
2. Paint the Rock (tentatively set for April 17th)
3. Rick's + Skeepers + LIVE --> All in one night
4. Go kayaking
5. Swim at the IM building - I believe this is where Phelps trained
6. "The Imprint" =)
7. To be continued...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Spoiled Milk

I get weekly deliveries of a half gallon of milk but in the past I would commonly buy a gallon trying to drink it in a 12-day window before the stated date of expiration. Beyond a quick glance or a sniff test, when is it time to chunk the carton?

A simple internet search shows, "If it is more than six days beyond the stated expiration date, you can safely assume that the milk is spoiled (or well on its way to being spoiled). Although milk can remain edible far beyond the expiration date in some instances, this is the earliest stage at which the milk might become unsafe to consume. Other factors that affect the freshness of the milk is the temperature at which it is stored and improper handling, such as drinking directly from the carton (gross!)."

Live. Eat. Drink Milk.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Milk Bath

Due to Spring Break and the influx of assignments, papers and projects upon my return, I've been unable to provide readers with a sufficient update.

Here’s something to sip on though…milk baths. Cleopatra is well known for this luxuriant skin treatment. Milk exfoliates, softens and nourishes the skin. After my CR adventures, I have horrific tan lines (rashguard, bathing suit and neckline), and I wonder if milk could wash away my peeling skin and help soften the tan lines.