Phoning It In

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 29, 2009

I spent the morning on the phone! Never fun, but I made a lot of progress with a few things that have been on the burner for a while now.

1) Kitchen Aid Customer Service rocks (and they have cute southern accents!) ;)

They are sending me a brand new blender even though I don’t have the receipt anymore! The only snag is I have to send back my broken blender, so I will be out of a blender for 10-14 days. I almost had a heart attack! I might use this as an excuse to buy a juicer with one of our wedding gift cards and do 2 weeks of juicing for fun! :) That would be fun to blog about.

I also broke my Kitchen Aid Food Processor the first time I used it (in June!). Don’t ask! bahahaha. I was trying to puree dates and let’s just say the inner spindle thing melted! I finally got around to finding the receipt today. I had to fax it to KA and they will be sending me a shipping label so I can mail it back to them, and then they will be sending me a new one.

So hopefully within a few weeks, I will have some new machines. Hopefully they don’t break again! I’m cursed! lol

2) I contacted Vita-Mix

I pitched an idea for Vita-Mix for the Green Monster Movement. I told them that I’d love if they could offer their mixers at a discounted rate to readers. They are so expensive and I know I can’t afford one, so hopefully they are willing to give a huge price cut. I’m talking HUGE price cut here. We’ll see if they bite. I guess it depends if they want to be affiliated with the GMM or not. Time will tell!

3) Glo Bar Packaging

My Packaging contact and I had a lengthy discussion about packaging for my Glo Bars. He told me all about the printing process and how I would have to purchase approx. 32 plates for printing. There is so much involved in it, but I think I have a good understanding now. I told him that I have 15 flavours now (and growing!) so I need a way to colour differentiate each flavour (sort of how Larabar does, but I don’t want the package to be opaque).

We discussed the Biofilm, which is completely biodegradable packaging. I don’t know about you, but if my bars could be in environmentally friendly packaging I would be over the moon excited. As you know it is my dream to have a biodegradable package. He said the only problem with biofilm is that the shelf life is reduced (typically around 6 months) and it can’t be in direct sunlight or the cellophane will dry out. Not a huge issue at this point though. He is sending me a bunch of samples to review, so I will of course be blogging all about it!

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The other day, I tried out a couple new Glo Bar flavours.

1) Peanut Butter and Jelly

Two words: It Bombed

The jelly made it way too sticky and the bars fell apart. I am now using it as a topper for my cereal. :D

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Onward and upward!

2) S’moore

This first attempt wasn’t bad, but it isn’t the final one yet. I have a cool idea that I will be trying out today.

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Thanks for all your help with suggesting names for the bars on Twitter! I will be doing a poll shortly.

Lunch was delicious and easy and satisfied my wrap addict self!

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Ingredients:

  • High pro + high Fibre pita
  • 1 Money’s Veggie Burger
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Kraft Light Balsamic
  • tomato
  • Hummus
  • Orange pepper

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Still going strong!

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Sketchie Spotting!

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Well folks, back to it.

I’m going to hit the treadmill in a bit. It is STILL raining outside. Grrr. The good news is, the rest of the week’s weather is supposed to be fabulous!

Ciao!

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Today’s question:

What are your biggest pet peeves when working out at the gym?

Mine were always:

  • Gross hair in the change room
  • People who didn’t clean off their machine
  • Grunting muscle men
  • People changing the TV that I was watching (without asking)

You? :)

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Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 29, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Glad you got things worked out on the phone. That’s great that you can get a new blender, and juicing might be fun to try out for a few weeks! Can’t wait to see how it goes!

With the Peanut Butter and Jelly, I know Larabar uses cherries as their “jelly” in their PB&J flavor, so maybe you could experiment with that? :)

xxoo
Heather

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Ruby Red Vegan July 29, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Oh my gosh, I would DIE with happiness if Vita-Mix does bite! Lately I’ve been making GM ice cream by decreasing the non-dairy milk and upping the frozen fruit in my GM. The problem is, my crappy blender can’t handle the texture like a Vita-Mix could. I really do hope that Vita-Mix joins forces with the Green Monster Movement, so good luck!

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Ruby July 29, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Pet peeve: really bad BO! Espesh when someone then works out in front of the airconditioning, thus spreading their “love” to the whole gym. Let’s just say I’m glad to be free of the gym! Other pet peeves are: people dropping weights (put them down! you are a wimp for dropping them…), people getting annoyed with you for changing channels on a TV 10 TVs away from them…

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christina July 29, 2009 at 5:07 pm

(1) REALLY REALLY smelly people

(2) not washing your machine off

(3) muscle men looking at you

(4) grunting muscle men

(5) people increasing their speed as you increase your speed/intensity

(6) people who are on the bike going as slow as molasses while reading their novel

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 29, 2009 at 5:23 pm

bahahah thanks for the laughs everyone! I agree with your pet peeves.

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Sam July 29, 2009 at 8:52 pm

My pet peeves are the trainers who try to lower your self esteem to encourage you to pay extra for personal training.

One this week told me my nutrition must not be great since I am an avid exerciser and my body hasn’t changed much. I said, “I come here for fun”

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Chelsea July 29, 2009 at 9:41 pm

People who come over and turn the fan away from me while I’m doing a cardio workout and am DRENCHED in sweat because they don’t like the fan and want it pointed at the wall so there’s not even a little chance they’ll feel it. Without asking.

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Marika July 30, 2009 at 6:04 am

My biggest gym pet peeve is when someone drops a weight back into its original position on a weight machine so it makes a loud CLANG. It always startles the crap out of me.

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Katrina (gluten free gidget) July 30, 2009 at 7:59 am

Having to wait to use machines is super annoying. (I am the most patient person ever… hahaha)
Bar flavor ideas: Cranberry Coconut, Girl Scout cookie flavors

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Kaley July 30, 2009 at 11:56 am

The only one I don’t get is the people going slow on the bike while reading a novel? Unless you are wanting their bike, why do you care??!

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Colette August 2, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Ohhh… I would LOVE a discount on a VitaMix blender. My Kitchen Aid blender just broke also – and I’ve only used it a few times. But now that I’m making GM’s all.the.time I can’t live without a blender.

Here’s hoping!

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