We all know the logo – the girl with pigtails with the collared shirt – she is Wendy. Wendy is the ubiquitous mascot to this international fast food restaurant. Since I was a young girl, I not only knew the logo but also knew the exits that they were located on frequently traveled routes. When I was young my father would enjoy stopping here, while I found the food not as tasty as other burger places, plus I wanted my toy in my meal. As I have gotten older and my tastes change, I have come to enjoy Wendy’s in a way I could not appreciate when I was young.
A couple of weeks ago I was watching television and saw advertisements for a new salad with strawberries and mangos. I was curious how this fruity flavor would play against the lettuce and chicken.
I decided to reach out and within a couple weeks I was given the opportunity to sample Wendy’s Summer Salads as well as thier other salads and three seasonal drinks that use Honest Tropical Green Tea as a base.
The Charger’s Have Left San Diego, Now How Do I Decorate?
Many readers know, I live in a Charger house and am a native San Diegan, and for me there was no other team to get behind but the San Diego Chargers.
Since the news broke that they are leaving I have done a lot of reading and had many discussions. For now the Chargers are still the Bolts, and the team colors are still yellow and blue – this could change down the line, but now it remains (I believe they just went through a uniform change a couple years ago, and the NFL rules state that changes can be made every 5 years).
Jason is a born, bred and lifelong fan and never planned on supporting another team. As he put it, he has 40+ years invested in this team, players and history and 100 mile move would not change that. As for me, I am a hometown girl.
I have mentioned in the past that one of my favorite things is when companies introduce new products. Since starting this blog I have discovered that jerky is one of my favorite things and that there are as many varieties as I am willing to sample.
As many readers know I am in San Diego, and I am a proud San Diegan. One of the highlights of my reviewing journey is when I have the opportunity to review local companies.
When I attended the Natural Expo West Show in Anaheim last year, I came upon True Jerky(previously known as True Gentleman’s Jerky). The thing that got my attention were the unique flavors and with the new release of their three turkey jerky flavors, my attention has been gotten again.
A funny thing has stated happening recently. My taste buds are not what they once where – let me explain further. The first thing that started happening was that I have noticed a spike in the increase of water I consume. I have never been a large water drinker, but Jason is, and it is starting rubbing off on me.
The second thing that has happened is that I can taste a pure food versus a food full of preservatives. Instead of the preservative laden snacks I used to eat, I have discovered that the preservative free food is much more flavorful. I have begun to learn the value of this quality where snack foods are concerned.
The quest for healthier snack foods was on my mind when I recently attended the Natural Expo West Show in Anaheim. I decided to attempt to focus my efforts when I was walking and came upon True Gentlemens Jerky. The thing that got my attention were the unique flavors that I had not seen before.
Disney on Ice/Dare to Dream – Win a Family 4 Pack of Tickets
I have been a fan of Disney movies, products and characters for as long as I can remember. I am such a Disney fan that I own 3 shares of the Walt Disney Corporation and will patiently sit and read the annual shareholder letter contained in my annual stock report.
While I love the newer Pixar themed movies, I really love the classics. One of my favorite classics is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and lucky for me the new show from Disney On Ice features this very classic set of characters. Disney On Ice’s new show Dare to Dream is coming to San Diego and not only are we going to see it but below you will find a chance to see it as well.
The San Diego Chargers, The Bolts, The Super Chargers, powder blue uniforms and tailgating, all San Diegan’s have a memory or two from either Jack Murphy or Qualcomm Stadiums of the Chargers playing. I know that I was always a fan because I am homegrown San DIegan and I believe in supporting the home team but only within the past 6-7 years have I learned about the Chargers. My husband Jason was born a Charger fan, his family had tickets on the 50 yard line and Charger season is looked forward to by every family member. Through Jason I have learned why they run, hike the ball or just go down on bended knee.
I always thought that once a city had a team, they had a team, meaning that they could not and would not let that team be lost or moved. I have heard for years that the Chargers did not exercise the option of leaving and kinda thought nothing really of it, I mean why would San Diego NOT have a team. Well the time has come when what I thought could not happen might happen – the Chargers ceasing to play here.
There are many reasons why they maybe should leave, but there are equally, if not more. reasons to stay. I, for one, can not imagine San Diego without our team, it seems like we will be loosing a bit of our home and what comforts that home provides. I am still undecided if I will continue to be a fan if they do leave – the thing I love about them is that they are San Diego, my home town!