Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pepperidge Farm goes Petite

Pepperidge Farms now has little tins that can satisfy your sweet tooth.

Petite Pirouettes - rolled wafer cookies filled with either Chocolate Creme or Chocolate Hazelnut filling.

Petite Twists - little puff pastry twists in Cinnamon or Raspberry.

My brother bought some for me last night, so the cookies are on the dining room table patiently awaiting their taste test.

Free Chicken Week

Next week will be filled with free chicken! Both KFC and El Pollo Loco are giving away free chicken.

On Monday (April 27), KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) will be giving away a free piece of their new grilled chicken to every customer. (Info here)

On Tuesday (April 28), El Pollo Loco is giving away 2 pieces of chicken, tortillas, and salsa to every customer until 8 p.m. (Info here)

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I know that Islands makes spectacular veggie patties that you can have in any of their burgers, but now you can substitute a turkey patty too! So many choices.


I've been craving a turkey burger for a while now...well, I was...
But I don't have an appetite for much anymore. Oh well. I'll work on it.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Man vs. Wild and Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell and Bear Grylls together. Yay!

The two spent two days in Sweden's mountains, and Will did everything that Bear normally does. This might turn out to be my favorite episode of Man vs. Wild ever! Story here, but if you're lazy, it's scheduled to air in June.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Free Food on Tax Day

These types of promotions caused some controversy last year, but they're popping up again this year. If you're inclined to stand in line for some free food tomorrow (Tax Day - April 15), you may want to try Cinnabon - they're giving free Cinnabites from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Other deals are easy to find online. Cinnabon was just the one that sounded most delicious.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day

And your second annual reminder...Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day is upon us as well!

This year it will be on Tuesday, April 21 from noon until 8:00 p.m. It's your opportunity to try out their new flavors for 2009: Chocolate Macadamia, Mission to Marzipan, Orange & Cream, and Peanut Butter Cookie Dough.

Here are your details!

31 Cent Scoop Night - Baskin Robbins

Here it is - your annual announcement of the Baskin-Robbins 31-cent scoop night. This year, it will be held on Wednesday, April 29 from 5 to 10 p.m.

So drive on over, buy a scoop for 31 cents (you can always donate more to your local firefighters), and enjoy for a good cause!

More details here...

New Chocolate

I love imported much that I will wait (hanging on to the craving) and make trips to specialty stores to get my candy fix instead of getting the U.S.-produced version. Example? Cadbury - especially the Fruit & Nut. Yum.

Well, now Toblerone makes Toblerone Fruit & Nut! Whoohoo! Had it today. For dinner. HA!
How's that for a fat kid?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I Want To Be A Producer...

And it can happen with as little as $1!

With the 1-second film, you can be listed in the 90 minutes (yes, that is an hour and a half of credits) as an Associate Producer, a Producer, or even an Executive Producer. Of course, this all depends on how much you donate. Lots of celebrities have joined - many of them have just given $1, so you can easily out-do them! :)

If you're interested, check it out here.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hannah Montana Movie

This is not a review, nor an effort to encourage you to watch this movie. I won't be watching least I don't think I'll be watching it...unless my nephews for some reason ask to watch it. It's likely that I will watch Monsters vs. Aliens a few (dozen) times before seeing any Hannah Montana.

This is merely an announcement that my brother is going to watch it tonight. Not of his own will, but because one of our nieces turned 12, and this is her wish. So, out came the LED belt buckle with the message "HANNAH MONTANA I <3 U" scrolling on it. Luckily he had the good sense to change it to a happy birthday message for Syd before the public saw him.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Kogi BBQ Update

So the waiting paid off - instead of me having to seek out the Kogi BBQ truck, it came to me. :)

We got there early, and they got there late, but at least we got to try them. We got to meet some cool people - like our local oceanographer and natural disaster reporter from JPL! - and about half of the employees from the City of Glendale stepped into line in front of us, but hey, I guess that's what friends are for. We still got to try it, and got to share it with some of the fam.

I'll withhold my review for the sake of those who have not yet tried it and wish to without having read someone else's opinion about them...just wanted to update you on the taco truck following status.

Simpsons Stamps Part Deux

USPS is now previewing the stamps, which go on sale on my sissy's birthday! (BTW, that's May 7)

New link here!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Happy National Grilled Cheese Month!

Yes, April is National Grilled Cheese Month. I'll be squeezing the fun of a whole month of grilled cheese sandwiches into the remaining 3 weeks. Oh the combinations...this will be delicious!

Anesthesia Brain

My 5-year-old nephew had to help me solve today's crossword puzzle. The clue was: Houston's ____ Ming. I thought and thought and thought, and the name just wouldn't pop into my brain! I asked Aaron, my nephew, "What's that guy's name - he plays for Houston, the tall Chinese guy?"
Aaron looked at me and said, "Oh yeah, I have his game." Thought for a second and said, "His name is Yao! Did I help you solve your puzzle? Let me see!"

I'm blaming this on the anesthesia that is loitering in my system. But it very well be because my nephew is smarter than me.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Oreo FunStix

Honestly? I much prefer Piroulines over these. Actually, nothing has beat them (for me) as of yet - and it's been at least 15 years of trying to match the Pirouline quality.
But now I have 5 more 2-packs, so if you want to try, they're here in our pantry.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Jamba Juice Secret Menu

So I knew that I would be relying on Jamba Juice to help me feel better after surgery, and my brother introduced me to the Jamba Juice secret menu! I tried a couple, but I guess there's quite a long list of secret smoothies. The ones I tried were White Gummi (bear) - which is my favorite so far - and Pink Star (supposed to taste like Pink Starburst, but kinda tastes like Strawberry Runts).

Apparently there are Red Gummi Bear, Green Gummi Bear, Skittles, Push Pop, Fruity Pebbles, Sour Patch Kid, Chocolate Gummi, PB+J, and a ton more.

This recovery is going to be delicious! :)

Simpsons Stamps

The Siiiiimpsonnnnnnssss....

Check it out, there will be a preview of the Simpsons stamps on April 9. Story here, here. They'll also announce when these awesome stamps will be going on sale.

Back from Surgery

And so much to blog about!

First things first - my brother offered up his room so I'd be able to recuperate from surgery, so he's slept outside on the living room couch. The strangest thing has happened though. He's had this urge to clean the house. He got up, made his bed, cleaned the dining room table (Windex and all), swept the floor, and shook out the rug outside...and who knows if this is where it will end!?!

And this is not my imagination or an effect of the meds. I promise!

Anyway...more to come...