I have had good intentions. I had come up with great titles and even funny jokes.
But my time is precious. (Well, really it just runs out. Then, I feel guilty about posting it because it was totally yesterdays news.)
But for a recap here are some of the titles or subjects that I wanted to blog about:
Take that Justin Knox! Life should be a Musical Negotiations and Stolen Kisses Am I still in the running to have the first girl? Robyn is going to be twinkled Tell me you didn't throw out my food! I called 911.... now I'm in love The only reason to stay single
Probably at some point, I will still blog about a couple of these. But, if your interested in them now and just can't wait. Go ahead and ask.
Many of you have heard me rave about "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"
I watched the movie trailer in 3-D this weekend.
It is perfection for all those who's mind is constantly on food.
Haven't we all thought (at one time or another) that it would be pure bliss to have food fall from the sky? (Preferably, double chunk chewy chocolate chip cookies followed with a shower of ice cold milk) This author taps right into my heavenly day dream. The citizens of chewandswallow don't have the aggravations of normal people like grocery shopping, cooking for hours then realizing you are missing a key ingredient. They just simply walk outside with plate and fork and voila they have their 5 course meal.
However, tragedy strikes this little townwhen unexpected storm strikes the town. They narrowly escape.
The people who lived through the this time of chaos in their little town, are testimonies to me of why food shouldn't come from the sky.
Of course it shatters my dream, but brings perspective.
Muffins, I have decided, are a conspiracy of the devil.
I had a muffin this morning for breakfast. It looked so innocent there up on the shelf. It wasn't large. Just ordinary. I didn't even think to check what the nutrition value was. (I mean, please...it's a muffin!)
So let me raise a voice of warning to all those that are contemplating a Walgreen's Creamy Cheese Streusel Muffin.
It contains 540calories. Yep, 29 fat grams. Not only that....It wasn't even good!!! This means I can't eat my beloved Big Mac!
You might wonder why I mention God's Gift to hamburger lovers everywhere...
It's because the Big Mac has the exact same amount of calories and fat grams!!! Don't place the blame on the Big Mac. Muffin tops (like the one observed on the right) came to be because of the muffin. So to all my ladies that are trying to avoid this faux pas. Try not to eat the muffins and proceed to squeeze yourself into the jeans you wore when you were 12.
(I say these words because I love you all and don't want to see you end up in a tragedy like this)
I have such a bitter sweet experience with Target every time. I love the options. They fill my mind with endless possibilities. However, I am convinced they are one of my mortal enemies.
Example from just last nights shopping.
Simple one to begin with. Peanut Butter. I have had the same jar of peanut butter since I have moved in. I have about a quarter left in the jar. But, on the shelf I see a glorious jar of JIF extra crunchy. I decide I "needed" it. For a split second my eyes divert to the side to see a package with 2 extra crunchy peanut butter jars. Yum, "needed" to have them. This is a bargain, right? My justification... food storage???
Second.....I "needed" a hand crank flashlight. It can go in my 72-hour kit. But I "needed" another flashlight with batteries so I don't have a cramp in my arm from cranking a flashlight all night long. So, what do I do?
I get both.
I "needed" muffin pans. I tried to decide between regular, or extra large tins (maybe if I was lucky BOTH). Thanks to my conscious... aka April. I decided to settle on the regular size. Then right beside those pans was a cooling rack. I had been thinking for a long time about getting one. But just put it off. Oh, but not last night. I bought one. Definitely not on the list.
Like I say, Friend or Foe? All I know is that I left without the $120 that I came in with. But, I count it a blessing that Target didn't suck more out of me.
Target, you might have won the battle BUT you won't win the war. (Well actually...you probably will. But I like to talk a big talk)
So when there is something to be done I typically see just one way of doing it. Not that I have anything against doing it another way. Sometimes I just don't explore the options.
This past week I was at Wendy's grabbing a quick .99 (There is no cent mark???) value burger. I didn't want to break out the debit card for $1.08 meal. So I frantically go through my car and purse looking for the correct change.
I come up with 3 quarters, four dimes, 1 nickel and 3 pennies.
I loved that I had 3 pennies because that meant that I didn't have to get back any pennies.
So I gave my cashier my three quarters. Then I thought "ok, I still need .25 to complete the dollar." So I throw in 2 dimes and the nickel. Then I just needed .08. So I throw in the 3 pennies and another dime. I thought that would be perfect because then I would only get a nickel back. I gave the money to the cashier.
She comes back and says that I must have given her an extra nickel. I say back to her "Oh no, I gave you that much to you because I wanted to get a nickel back. Because I didn't want to get any pennies back."
She gives me a quizzical look and hands me back the nickel.
Then I have my Ah Ha moment.
I was so focused on not getting any pennies back that I overlooked that I actually gave her extra nickel.