Monday Musings + Super Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Christina Ross
Christina Ross
I'm a human being on planet earth. I've lived hundreds of lifetimes. In this incarnation I'm here to advance medicine.

1. I was able to snag a “virtual ticket” to the Thirty Seconds to Mars live streaming concert from Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC via VyRT  last Wednesday.

For a mere $15.00, us ticket holders were able to watch behind-the-scenes preparations + casual interviews with (from left to right) Tomo Miličević, Jared Leto, & Shannon Leto…

… as well as the full concert, which of course was awesome! I’ve been a big fan of this band for a while now, and jumped at the chance to see them perform live.

Although I would have loved to have been there in person, watching the concert live from my living room was the next best option.

Here’s a clip from one of my favorite 30STM songs, Alibi. In the short video I recorded, you can see the setup – my computer hooked up to our T.V. and stereo. The sound was great! More bands should broadcast concerts like this.

A few other favorite 30STM songs of mine:

  • Hurricane
  • 100 Suns
  • Closer To The Edge
  • The Kill

2. For the life of me, I cannot get my Silpat clean. Warm soapy water helps a little bit, but the silicone baking mat always feels a little sticky after drying. Help!

3. Two of my brown rice pudding recipes are on

Included in the slideshow of ”Surprisingly Healthy Holiday Puddings” are recipes by fellow bloggers. Go check them out!

4. There are a few holiday commercials that make me want to bang my head against the wall whenever they come on T.V. (which is approximately once every 10 minutes during the 7:00-8:00 a.m. news hour on channel 7):

  • the crazy Walmart lady
  • the even crazier Target lady
  • the obnoxious T.J. Maxx & Marshalls carolers perusing the mall for over-spenders

You know what I’m talking about. Right?

5. This, my friends, is an addiction in a jar:

If you haven’t yet tried it for yourself, I’m sure you’ve seen it on other blogs… so you’ve probably already been warned about how impossible it is to keep a spoon your fingers out of it.

Dangerous, I tell you.

6. I am d-o-n-e DONE with my holiday shopping. Hallelujah!

7. That cookie butter would be a tasty compliment to the Super Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies I posted on The Back Burner blog today.

These chewy and hearty cookies are from a family recipe, and I can’t eat one without a flood of memories from my childhood washing over me. They’re incredibly healthy, but also delicious… I think I’ll go nibble on one now ;).

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