Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kittens, Cats, Busting The Seams Of The Shelters

Denver shelters have over 700 kittens and cats right now. It's getting cold in Colorado. Human shelters can use blankets too.

Denver Dumb Friends League
(303) 751-5772

Denver Rescue Mission
(303) 297-1815

Monday, October 10, 2011

March On, America!

Surprise. The focus of my blog and my life is to live and help others live healthier lives. My entire career was built on health and fitness. Loved it. Now, as a semi retired worker bee, at last, I have the freedom to speak my own truth without the threat of losing my job. This is about politics, and the health and fitness of our country’s citizens.

I have no intention of commenting on Mitt Romney’s faith, or Barack Obama’s birth certificate. This is about the social security deductions that came from my paychecks when I was a single mom in Aspen, of all places. Could I have used that few bucks to buy a meal for my son and I? Hell, yes! Could all of the people in the country that lost their homes have used a draw against their social security deductions that should have been in an escrow account? Hell, yes!

I’m a baby boomer. A child of the 60’s and 70’s when citizens marched and spoke up for their rights. I don’t care if it’s about Wall Street, or the banks, or the government. SOMEBODY took, or SOMEBODY allowed SOMEBODY to greedily withdraw my blood, sweat, and hard earned retirement insurance from wherever it should have been safe, and SOMEBODY needs to give it back.

March on, people! Eric Cantor, the grinning little Republican smart ass thinks you’re a mob. LOL. And congratulations on your tax exempt status. Be smart, utilize your skills and education, but march on. Do it until somebody is forced to recognize that we the people can no longer be robbed of our basic needs. We, our parents, and grandparents have worked for and deserve security.

To all of those greed mongers in the banks, government, and whomever deliberately caused our country’s meltdown, may you lose your home, your health insurance, and your dignity. I see many hard working family people now unemployed watching their children suffer. They would rather be in jail. They live in shame ... for YOUR sins.

March on, protesters! (Every person, every party) Grow up, Washington. America has had enough.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cafe Rio, An Affordable, Fast Service Restaurant With Vegan Options. THUMBS UP!

It sounds much healthier to call it a fast service rather than a fast food restaurant. When I visited the new Cafe Rio restaurant in Grand Junction, Co., I was instantly impressed by everything about their operation. Cafe Rio has restaurants in both the east and the western United States and is building more. In fact, they are open to the suggestion of new locations.

Cafe Rio claims to buy food directly from the farm. Not necessarily organic, but referred to as fresh, and I can attest to the freshness and the quality of the food put into my vegetable burrito.

The food is served in an aluminum deep dish with a cardboard top to take home what you weren't able to eat. The portions are enormous with the choice of black or pinto beans, plenty of fresh vegetables, USDA choice chicken, pork, beef, and salmon or sometimes other fish specials. My husband had Ahi Tacos. The great thing is that at www.caferio.com you can read about all of the foods that are specifically vegan, made with no animal products. There are no freezers or microwaves on the premises, as all of the ingredients are fresh. Homemade tortillas, pico de gallo, guac, and the prices, equally as fresh and fair. Although the food is put together lightning fast, once you take it to your table, the ambience is quiet and relaxing.

Now, here’s the clincher; Not only does this restaurant serve fresh, delicious, and affordable food fast, but they are philanthropic in their neighborhoods. They are involved in boys and girls clubs, glasses for needy kids, local schools, and many other kids programs.

Thumbs up to you, Cafe Rio! I give you a healthy and philanthropic THUMBS UP!!

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