Charlie Sheen has totally killed that word, or possibly he just brought it to light.  Maybe it was always a bit obnoxious?  It’s 5am, and I couldn’t sleep.  So rather than toss & turn after every “to do” possible crossed my mind, I flipped on the light, waddled out to the kitchen and made myself a cup of tea.  Cause I’ve got news for you, and I might as well use this sleepless time to share.

Thanks to you.  Each and every single one of you.  We won the Mango Mentor Competition!  Can you believe it?  I couldn’t.  Honestly, I was so very excited.  I definitely squealed.  John’s left for South Africa, but he AHHHHH’d via email, and Mom and Dad high-fived me several times.  It was great fun.  First off, I actually won an iPad 2, which I’ve been wanting something fierce, but just didn’t have it in me to purchase given my various other electronic paraphernalia.  I’m gonna use it like crazy.  And secondly, I’ll get to blog on, and who doesn’t like to talk a bit of mango? So thank you.

I’ll see you again on Sunday…


Hi Organic Spark Friends,

On a TOTAL WHIM, I participated in a video contest called “How to Cut a Mango” with the National Mango Board at the recent BlogHer 2011 Conference in Atlanta, GA, and funny enough, I made it to the Final 10. Ha!

I feel like I have finally redeemed myself from my 9th grade run for Student Council, where I used the tagline (my maiden name is Schrecengost) – “What the heck! Vote for Molly Schrec!”  I didn’t win.  And since Chester doesn’t rhyme with heck, you’re spared a similar campaign.

So, I’ll just say… I’d love it if you’d consider taking the time to vote! Here’s the link to see the video and vote:

Thanks friends!


Keep your eyes on your own fries.

When I was little, like 4, and sitting round the dinner table tattling on my older brother’s lack of eating something-or-other, my mom and dad used to respond by telling me to “keep your eyes on your own fries.” Funny, cause we didn’t eat a lot of french fries growing up. But, it worked.

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