It’s downright scary to think of ALL the Halloween parties that are happening now. Plus, it’s always a challenge to find a costume that is outrageous, hysterical or even brilliant. This is made even more difficult when you are going to these parties with a date or your BFF, because you really need to coordinate the two costumes. Am I right, or am I right?
The vistas in Palo Duro canyon are nothing short of stunning. This is due to the almost ethereal light which illuminates this natural treasure. World famous painter, Georgia O’Keeffe, who lived in the Amarillo and Canyon areas of the Texas Panhandle in the early 20th century wrote of the canyon, “It is a burning, seething cauldron, filled with dramatic light and color.”
While native Americans had inhabited the canyon for centuries, the Spanish explorers who came much later first called the area “Palo Duro,” which translates to “hard wood.” The canyon was formed by erosion from the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River as the water moved sediment downstream. Over time, the wind and water gradually widened the canyon. It is now the second largest canyon in the United States, following the Grand Canyon.
Students who are in their first year of college have to deal with stress that they likely have never experienced before – from homesickness to anxiety over challenging studies. This stress can lead to weight gain in many first-year students, which is often called the “Freshman 15.” Anyone who has ever experienced this condition knows it’s more than just an old-timey expression. It’s real.
According to Teens Health, “College offers many temptations. You’re on your own and free to eat what you want, when you want it. You can pile on the portions in the dining hall, eat dinners of french fries and ice cream and indulge in sugary and salty snacks to fuel late-night study sessions. In addition, you may not get as much exercise as you did in high school.
“College is also a time of change, and the stress of acclimating to school can trigger overeating. People sometimes eat in response to anxiety, homesickness, sadness or stress, and all of these can be part of adapting to being away at school.”
Finally. Our long, national nightmare is over. It seemed like the spring and summer would never end. But, thankfully, the planets are aligned again.
Please join me in standing, taking a big, deep breath and then saying the words that we have all been longing to say since last February:
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL???
Labor Day, observed on the first Monday in September, is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to working men and women and the contributions they have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. As such, it is a perfect day for them and you to take the day off and CHILL!
With a hat-tip to George Strait for one of the best-known songs ever recorded about Amarillo, no matter what time you’re hungry – breakfast, lunch or dinner – MenuRunners home delivery has finally arrived in the Panhandle! Maybe you get your kicks on Route 66. Cool. But for those times you want to stay in, you won’t have to starve.
There are all kinds of reasons to order hot, delicious food from your favorite Amarillo restaurant and have it delivered to your front door by MenuRunners. Convenience is probably at the top of the list. After a long day at work or school, the last thing anyone wants to do is make dinner. So, don’t do it! Now you can save the prep time, cooking time and cleaning up time just by hitting the MenuRunners app.
It sounds like a bell!
For whom the bell tolls? It tolls for you.
That’s just a little American Lit riff to get you prepared for the upcoming semester. Like it or not, it’s time to get back to school. That beach book is about to become a textbook, and that sunscreen will be replaced by a computer screen.
The most demanding eaters – the “foodies” – have discovered home delivery from their favorite restaurants, and the world will never be the same! Before getting into the reasons for this trend, it’s interesting to understand foodies.
Writing in “Honest Cooking,” and with his tongue placed squarely in cheek, Reid Nichols said, “Just like everyone with a digital camera thinks they are a photographer, everyone who likes to eat seems to call themselves a foodie. I’m sorry, but just because you like to eat, doesn’t mean you are a foodie – it probably means you need to go to the gym.”
A strong case can be made that two biggest sports events on the planet – The World Cup and Wimbledon – are happening during the first two weeks of July. This can only mean one thing. It’s time to have a party!
Whether you’re a soccer fan, tennis fan or don’t even know that much about the players and teams, is really not that important. The BIG question: Can you scream GOOOOOAAALLL ! loud enough for the neighbors to call the cops? Yes? Cool. You’re ready.
Everyone starts with the same number of hours each day, and yet some people seem to do more with their time than others. How does this happen? They use practical life hacks for saving a little time, here and there, and pretty soon they’re finished and chillin’!
You can too. Here are five life hacks to put more time back in your pocket.