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Barbara Burns blogs about eating right and a healthy lifestyle.
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Barbara Burns professes to be the “non-diet” dietitian, believing instead it is more important to promote and adapt a healthy lifestyle. For healthier living, she balances eating right, exercise and just the right kind of fun! Her personal and ...
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Barbara Burns professes to be the “non-diet” dietitian, believing instead it is more important to promote and adapt a healthy lifestyle. For healthier living, she balances eating right, exercise and just the right kind of fun! Her personal and professional focus has been to transform how we feed our kids and teens. As the Director of Child Nutrition Services at the Carrollton Exempted Village School District she now has the pleasure of doing this one school lunch at a time!
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Dusting off the Wii.



It's a term used way too often on the Internet the last five years and probably didn't have true warrant until 2011. The idea there is nothing to play on a system is absurd. Sometimes you have to go back to games you missed buying the first time around. They're cheaper usually, and we can all appreciate that.



But I digress. I finally get to use this term, only with my Playstation 3. I picked up the system on Black Friday back in November, with the main reason being the Blu-Ray player. After all, I have a 3DTV and have not been able to utilize that function due to not having cable, instead going with good old rabbit ears.



Rabbit ears, you ask? If you don't know what I'm talking about, all you need to know is that it's probably more humane to use real rabbit ears to try and find a clear signal some days than it is fidgeting around with these suckers.



Anywho, since Black Friday, the PS3 has basically been a Netflix device. I have three games for it, but I've been playing through the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword among other games. Sunday though, I finally decided to fire up the machine and actually use it for its main purpose.



Call of Duty: Black Ops came free with my TV. It's supposed to be super fun and gorgerous first person shooter and all that stuff. I'm not a huge fan of the series, so I figured I would quickly plow through it. Plus, when I installed the game - what is this, a PC? - it downloaded an update with 3D functoin. So hey, I pulled out my 3D glasses and low and behold, COD in 3D!



The game is fun enough, though I could use a wider variety of color behind black, white, shades of grey, shades of brown and of course red. I've seldom been wowed by graphics, and this didn't exactly do the trick either. Still, it's a fun thing to break in the machine. What I'm really looking forward to is MLB: The Show 12 in March. Being a big baseball fan, this is supposed to be the prime franchise to play. Let's face it, when you are a Cleveland sports fan, the only way to see one of our teams win a championship is through a video game.



So will the PS3 be dominating my playtime now over my Wii? Not a chance, but hey at least it doesnt' feel completely unloved. And Final Fantasy XIII is sitting on the shelf. I feel a need to play that soon seeing as the sequel just came out. Yeah... I'm really behind on my gaming.



Oh, and finally. I was at my father-in-law's birthday party Saturday night. My quasi-nephews (they are my brother-in-law's fiance's sons) made their own cards to give to him. This was on the back of one them:



















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I mean what 55-year-old man wouldn't want this wonderful DSI XL on the back of his birthday card, especially one whose never played a video game before in his life? Well, if nothing else, kudos on the drawing. I wish I could say I could draw that well, but writing is as far as my pencil talents go.

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