Thursday, April 30, 2009


Today I met two of my idols: Nastia Liukin and Carly Patterson! I have been mega fans of these two since I first heard of Carly in 2001. Most of you know my obsession with gymnastics, so you know how thrilling this was for me. I met these golden girls at a luncheon in their honor today in Dallas. The two Olympic Gymnastics All-Around Champions are not only incredible athletes, but great role models for all the young girls out there.

Local sportscaster Scott Murray interviewed the girls today and mentioned that when he interviewed Nastia's mom, Anna, just hours after she won the Olympic All-Around title, asking her how she proud felt knowing her daughter was an Olympic Champion, Anna said, "I am just proud that she is a nice, good person." And that's exactly what these girls are, teaching camps, volunteering their time for the Dallas Morning News Charities, working with gymnasts in the Special Olympics, and being positive role models for not only young gymnasts, but girls of all ages as well.

When they were asked how they kept their eye on the prize, through injuries, setbacks, and the call of being a "typical teenager," both girls mentioned making daily, weekly, and long-term goals. I was taught to make goals, too, but let's be honest, when was the last time I wrote down a DAILY goal besides "internal meeting at 4" or "doctor, 11:15?" Those aren't goals, they are appointments. It's time to dream big. Or small. Even if it's "Hit snooze twice," I'm ready to get on the dream boat. How about you?

I whipped up this downloadable goal reminder. Obviously goal #1 is "use this silly thing." So we'll see. Who's with me?

Pia The Pig

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

An Awesome Recipe: Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Lynn and I made this awesome Parmesan Crusted Chicken recipe on Monday night and I had to share. This is wayyy classier than a casserole, and was easy. The salad on the chicken was surprisingly delightful. This meal was so good, I didn't even notice I wasn't eating a million carbs. You even get to pound the chicken. Hello!

I followed this recipe exactly, but improvised when I ran out of bread crumbs. I substituted the bread crumbs for my Pepperidge Farm Herb-Seasoned Crushed Stuffing. Awesome!!

Pia The Pig

The 80's Were Awesome. The Commercials Were Even Awesomer.

I can't stop watching these 80's commercials on YouTube! It's a viscous, yet awesome circle of Related Video after Related Video.
My dreams could come true if only I could marry Zack, Zack, He's A Lego Maniac!

PS-I'm still waiting for My First Sony.

Tell me, what our your favorites?

Pia The Pig

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Awesomely True: Postcards From Yo Momma

Gotta love Moms.
Moms and their emails.

Well, thanks to a blog that lovely reader, Meghan, sent, Postcards From Yo Momma, we can all enjoy that cringing/confused/TRY TO KEEP IN MIND SHE MEANS WELL feeling we all may get from some Mom correspondence.

Here are some of my favorites, and there are a million more. Post your faves in the comments!

Disclaimer: My Mom is perfect and would NEVER write (or even say) anything that would suggest a post on PFYM.

With Love,
Pia The Pig


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