Tailgate 360- FOOD

September 17th, 2013 at 9:40 am by under Face of myFOX10

As much as I love football, I enjoy the food even more.  I tend to eat for as long as the tailgate goes on.  If the tailgate is an hour, I’ll eat for an hour.  If it’s five hours, I’ll eat for five hours.  I’m not sure why I do this, because on a normal day I don’t eat for five hours straight or really even an hour straight.  Regardless, its important to have a variety of football food at the ready.  Here are 8 Great Tailgate Foods, according to Askmen.com:

1. Chili

2. Potato Salad

3. Chicken Wings

4. Quesadillas

5. Chicken Skewers

6. Tomato Salsa

7. Cheese and Bean dip

8.  Chipotle Yogurt dip

If you’d like any of the recipes to these items, visit: http://www.askmen.com/fine_living/wine_dine_archive_100/118c_wine_dine.html

Happy tailgating!!


Smart Tips to Prevent Identity Theft

June 20th, 2013 at 11:14 am by under Face of myFOX10

Smart tips to prevent identity theft

With 10 million Americans affected by identity theft every year and the new electronic RFID chips installed in your credit cards and passports, identity theft is unfortunately set to rise.  Find out how to prevent these thieves from downloading all your personal information.

  1. Protect Yourself.  Protect your data from radio frequency theft. Passports and credit cards now contain RFID chips which contain your personal information. Thieves can download this information from up to 10ft away using an easily bought RFID scanner and you’ll never even know! Make sure your travel documents and credit cards are protected by using an RFID-blocking wallet or pouch!
  2. Put it on Hold. Have Your Mail Held At Local Post Office While Travelling. While you’re away don’t let mail stack up. It’s easy for people to access your mail and find out all your personal information from bank statements.
  3. Inspect. Check  your credit reports, financial statements and bills. Especially after travelling and as a force of habit anyway, always make sure you check those bills and statements to make sure no extra charges were sneakily put on.
  4. Take what you need.  If you don’t need all 4 credit cards, don’t take them with you. The more you bring, the more you have to get stolen.
  5. Report it. If you’re cards go missing on holiday, no matter where you are, report them as soon as you can and don’t wait until you get home. The longer they have your cards, the longer they have to help themselves to your cash.

Source: http://genxfinance.com/12-tips-to-prevent-identity-theft/http://www.yourcreditadvisor.com/blog/2006/10/the_ultimate_gu.html

Smart Camera Tips

June 20th, 2013 at 11:12 am by under Face of myFOX10

5 Ways to Prevent Camera Theft


A couple DSLR’s, a few lenses and some great shots can quickly equal vehicle prices. The difference being – vehicles are much more difficult to steal. Cameras on the other hand can be slashed, yanked, and pick pocketed in a blink of an eye. Here are five of the most common ways cameras are stolen and ways to prevent their forced change of ownership.

Opportunistic theft (car and hotel)
Perhaps the most common way anything is stolen is by opportunity; a car parked in a dark alleyway, a weak hostel door lock, or unguarded equipment in a public space. It’s a shame that thieves will break car windows, pick doors, and even snatch your items in public, but even still, your camera can be safe and sound. Use a Pacsafe® C35L Camera Bag Protector and lock your equipment to your steering wheel, a sturdy pipe in your hotel room, or to a chair. The mesh wiring will prevent your camera from being exposed to the outer world and the locks will keep the package from going anywhere without a key.

Slash-and-run (straps)
Camera straps with big yellow letters that say “NIKON D600” are hot targets for slashing. First off, they indicate that a $5 strap is holding $2000 camera and a $500 lens. Second, the yellow NIKON logo signifies that the strap is very easy to cut. Third, the stock strap screams inexperience with an expensive camera. Our advice: ditch the “steal me” sign and switch out for an inconspicuous black Pacsafe® Carrysafe™ 100. The metal wiring will deter a slash-and-go while the dark colors will keep you looking like a doe eyed tourist.

Stolen from luggage
It’s amazing how much is stolen from checked luggage each year. Recently, a TSA employee admitted to stealing $800,000 USD in electronics and other goods from luggage in transit. In an interview with him, he unveiled that theft from TSA is commonplace – some TSA employees even brag among themselves on what they’ve taken! The defense? Defensive luggage like the Toursafe™ series. With the ToughZip™ zippers to keep out people from poking into your luggage, and eXomesh® wiring to protect against slashes, this series is designed for one thing: giving you peace of mind when traveling.

Pick pocketed (Len’s Detachment)
Lens detachment is a very common pick pocketing method in crowded public areas. Lenses are designed to slip on and off a camera easily and efficiently and if you’re anything like us, we take great pride in the glass we use. Protect your lenses by keeping your camera inside a sling bag like theCamsafe™ V12. When not in use, simply slip into your sling bag, and when a shot opportunity arises, your camera is still at your side.

Slashed-and-run (bags)
Expensive camera bags scream “slash me” to thieves. The technique is simple – thieves know exactly where to slash to get the good stuff. Too high and all they might get is a pack of gum but just a little lower and both your DSLR’s and lenses falls out. Your defense: a slashproof bag with eXomesh® like the Camsafe™ V25. A thief’s knife doesn’t stand a chance to the metal wiring on the inside while the lockable zippers deter opportunistic thieves just enough to keep them on the run. This travel companion is meant for serious professional photographers who shoot in countries where theft is not a matter of if, but when.


No WRONG Choice with THIS Fork in the Road

May 21st, 2013 at 10:54 am by under Face of myFOX10

After the eating has ended and the digestion is done, I look back with so many more fond memories of our Fork in the Road Challenge than just the food.  What stuck with me as much as the food (literally) is that I truly enjoyed discovering so many quaint, friendly and inviting restaurants and diners.  I was shocked to learn just how many restaurants were tucked away that I never knew about… and I’m from here!

It’s hard to beat an atmosphere where you feel like joining in on a family reunion as opposed to coming to eat.  There is talk amongst the tables, never a shortage of customer recommendations, and the food reminds you of your grandma or aunt’s best recipe.  And, trust me, you won’t be disappointed with the proportions; you’ll be plenty stuffed when you leave.

I encourage you to take your own Fork in the Road challenge.  Use our map (link below) or come up with your own map, you won’t be at a loss for stops.  We could all use a little more Mayberry in our lives and there are plenty of wonderful places to get it.  Or you can watch Andy Griffith daily on myFOX10 :  )


Happy dining,


Fork in the Road map:


Crossfit Check-in

April 25th, 2013 at 3:25 pm by under Face of myFOX10

Well I’m happy to report I’m still at it!  As painful (literally) as some of the WOD’s (Workout of the Day) have been, I still go back.  I can see how people call it addictive, because you have such a sense of accomplishment once you’ve completed the workout.  I’m not joking when I say my feet and legs have been trembling half way through some of these workouts and I’ve thought, “I’m never going to make it.”  But I’ve found the strength (and some modifications : ) that have pulled me through to the end and WOW, it feels great to go beyond what you thought you were capable of.

I strongly encourage you to give this program a try if you’re really looking to push your limits.  It won’t be easy and you WILL be challenged, but you will never be bored.

Visit crossfitterrehaute.uhhg.org to learn more.

I look forward to seeing you there!


Crossfit Check-in

March 21st, 2013 at 1:41 pm by under Face of myFOX10

I’m still sore from my Crossfit workout on Tuesday, I think that’s good.  My tight muscles have served as a reminder when I reach for food; perhaps its my body’s way of physically making it harder to reach those unhealthy choices.

With each class I can’t say it gets any easier, in fact its designed NOT to get easier.  You’re supposed to always be challenging yourself.  But I can honestly say the workout can be modified to any fitness level and age since my partner last week was my friend Diane, who is 65 (I would have never guess that). She/we did everything the class did, but modified, and I didn’t feel out of place at all.  I’m loving the moments when I’ve completed the WOD (workout of the day), regulated my breathing, and thought, “I didn’t think I could do that.”

If you are looking for a great workout as well as a character builder, I encourage you to give Crossfit a try.  Contact them directly at 812-238-7848 or check them out on FB.

Be healthy,





First Crossfit Class. Check.

March 14th, 2013 at 2:17 pm by under Face of myFOX10

I registered, attended and survived my first REAL Crossfit class.  I must admit, I was a bit nervous about going into the “mainstream” class, but once I was there I understood what the trainers had been saying throughout the on-ramp class; that everything can be modified!  So, I was able to the moves, however, I didn’t complete the reps.  But believe me, my shoulders were still screaming the next day.  Okay, not screaming…  whimpering, but in a weird way it felt good.  It was a reminder that I did something to keep me healthy, pushed past a mind block and now I’m looking at my schedule to see when I can go back for more.  Who’s in?

Fond Reflections of the Fork in the Road

February 28th, 2013 at 5:13 pm by under Face of myFOX10
As the Fork in the Road Challenge wraps up and I look back on the month I’m so happy I was chosen for this assignment (and trust me I had many offers to take my place).  It was so fun to visit places, that even having grown up in Terre Haute, I didn’t know existed; let alone how good they were! I truly got a sense of Mayberry when I visited too (which you can see nightly on myFOX 10 :  ).  The camaraderie among the regular customers truly gave off a vibe they were a “diner family” and all were so welcoming.  The owners of these restaurants all have an interesting story, technique or recipe, some passed along from previous owners, families or pulled from their heritage; all equally charming.  And where many of the owners put in long hours, 6-7 days a week, none would have it any different.  Please look back at ALL the nominations (whether we visited or not) and go try them for yourself.
Thank you so much for sharing your favorite eating destinations.  I have an even greater appreciation for all that the Wabash Valley has to offer and look forward to the next Fork in the Road challenge!  See you at the diner :  )
Bon appetite!





I encourage you to take your own challenge and set out to discover new places as well.  And once you find them, be sure to share the enjoyment by leaving us a message on our FB page.

Bon appetite!

Fork in the Road Challenge

February 21st, 2013 at 3:10 pm by under Face of myFOX10

When I was asked to be a judge of “Fork in the Road” challenge, I didn’t really know what I was in for, but this has been so much fun.  Most of all, even being from here, I had no idea how many good, independently owned, places there were to eat. In addition to great, “home cooked” food, the atmosphere of the places has been as enjoyable as the meal.  There are no losers in this “Fork in the Road” challenge, our entire community wins by discovering new eating establishments and the restaurants win with exposure.  Week three is complete, our fourth and final week concludes with PIE.  Stay tuned and if you’re trying to decide where to eat, take a look at all of our Fork in the Road nominees.  Bon Appetit!

On-ramp workout #3- Union Hospital’s Crossfit Challenge

February 14th, 2013 at 5:11 pm by under Face of myFOX10

Ok, so last night’s workout was challenging, but I’m beginning to see how this program can become addictive.  During the workout I thought my legs were going to collapse under me, really, I’m not just saying that.  I was almost afraid to even attempt to jump on the 21″ box for fear of scraping my shins the entire way up.  But truly, after the workout was done, I had such a feeling of accomplishment and pride.  I will say it again, I would never push myself as hard as I worked out last night, but I can do it!  I hope by the time I’m through this program, I will learn my push MYSELF and not set the treadmill and at comfortable pace then tune into the TV.  I’m not there yet.