Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Peanut Butter Saga

As someone who is allergic to peanuts, this crazy situation has not affected me. But for those of you who have an affinity towards peanut butter, my sympathies. I understand that peanut butter is awesome and necessary, and it's terrible that you now have to question whether or not your peanut butter products are suitable for eating.

I hope that you're coping well, and if you need support services, I'm sure that there are a ton of people out there (um, yeah, try your friends...that would be a good start) who could empathize with you. Unfortunately, I am unable to provide that service.

In the meantime, there are several non-peanut-butter snacks that might help you cope with cravings (notice that I did not say satisfy). And if you make any, be sure to let me know. :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Fling Candy Bar

I love trying new candy bars...the only problem is that so many of them have peanuts, peanut butter, hazelnuts, coffee, etc. (Category? Things that I'm allergic or have severe reactions to.)

This is not the case with the Fling Candy Bar, distributed by the Mars company. I guess they had to make up for taking away the Mars bar from me. (Yes, I know that they make Snickers Almond Bars now and that should be a good enough substitute for me...but I don't really want to test how closely these bars were made to their regular Snickers bars.)

Anyhow, back to Fling. Upon first glance, it resembles a Twix bar. But don't be fooled, it's totally a girlie candy bar - sort of like chocolate truffle filling on top of a meringue bar, covered with a chocolate that shimmers and has embossing on the bottom. So pretty!

That shouldn't stop you boys from trying it though. Show the world that you're secure in your manhood and try it!

Pictures to follow...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Biggest Fan of Short-Lived Shows

It's so sad, but I think that I'm the biggest fan of short-lived shows. Examples?

Really short lives...
Kitchen Confidential
Cashmere Mafia
Back to You

Not so short...but short, nonetheless...
Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place
Prison Break

I hope this short-lived thing isn't contagious...and that it doesn't affect the other shows that I like...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Prison Break - Cancelled

Yes, you read that correctly. So says Entertainment Weekly. And Yahoo News.

They'll come back as promised to finish out the season, but they haven't decided how many episodes there will be...or if it will be a TV movie?!

Plans for a goodbye party are in the works.



Saturday, January 03, 2009

Four Square

Okay, so this may date me, but I'm going to write it anyway...

On New Year's Day, the family (big family - small and big kids) got together to play some games and get some exercise. There was a 2 hour game of kickball, a warm-up for a game of Ultimate Frisbee, some biking, some basketball, and other random things (boys seeing who could kick the ball the farthest). Then everyone packed up to leave...except four people. Two of my cousins, my brother, and I decided to play a friendly game of Four Square. Do you remember how to play that? Anyway, the two boys decided that they would make the rules - only bubbles and high wires. I only understood half of that. So we start playing. It was 10 minutes into the game - probably 5 minutes were spent chasing the ball around - when I got my first demonstration of 'bubbles.' Silly boys. That's not a real rule. Well, I guess it was invented after I played it - or I never played the cheater way!

But I also was in the D square most of the game. Better learn how to use "bubbles" huh? Or just stick to Dodgeball...

Here's a new way to play four square - on a ping pong table!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Do-It-Yourself Oreos

What a concept. Looks like a party huh? Make everyone happy with a kit like this - people who don't want any creme filling, and those who like lots of it!

Happy New Year!