Saturday, July 26, 2008

Food we don't miss

Last week I found this list of "Discontinued Food ... that I really miss" published by somebody named Roger.

I am mystified. What ARE these things? Franco-American® Superiore™ Hearty Twists? Betty Crocker® 2-step preparation Noodles Romanoff?

To be fair, I have heard of a few items on the list, like Five Flavor Life Savers® with lemon and lime and Tan M&M's®.

In 2005 the boy-child really, really liked Kraft® Easy Mac™ Nacho Cheese flavor -- for a total of 97 seconds. But COME ON people, does the world really need State Fair® low fat corn dogs?

I didn't think so.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Batman needs more women

I went to see THE DARK KNIGHT over the weekend and while I enjoyed the movie I left feeling that something was missing.

Thanks to Bitch Ph.D. I now know why. This movie, like so many others, failed the Bechdel Rule. You'll want to read the entire post, but briefly the Bechdel Rule states that movies should have:

1) at least two women
2) who talk to each other
3) about something other than a man.

Oddly enough, MAMMA MIA! might just pass but I haven't seen it so I can't say for sure.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Team Obama

Okay so I went to an Obama fundraiser last night (and yes, I made a contribution) but I couldn't be officially considered an Obama supporter until my Hillary bumpersticker was covered (thanks Belinda!).

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Stuff I don't have in my kitchen

Over at Accidental Hedonist there's a post about "stuff in my kitchen" which made me want to provide a list of "Stuff I don't have in my kitchen."

1. A toaster oven
2. A Kitchen Aid stand mixer
3. Le Creuset anything
4. Pyrex anything
5. A crock pot
6. A bread machine/rice cooker/fondue pot (or similar)

I do, however have these things:

1. Many things made by Cuisinart
2. Cupcake tins (4)
3. Cast iron skillets (2)
4. Knives that cost over $100 each (3)

What about you?

Monday, July 7, 2008

Dinosaur Eggs can kill you

How many of YOU can say that you've been hit by a runaway motorized grocery cart?

I thought so.

Babycakes was minding her own business and I was making faces in the breakfast food aisle (the boy-child had requested something called "Dinosaur Eggs Oatmeal" which I did not want to been seen buying) when it happened. She was struck in the back by a cart driven by a 100-year-old woman. When she jumped out of harm's way, the motorized cart then rammed directly into our (regular) cart which then hit me full force, threatening to propel us and our Dinosaur Eggs all the way down the aisle.

I grabbed our cart to keep it from hitting me again when I realized that the driver still had her foot (hand? how do those things work?) on the throttle and that it was up to me to keep the rest of the shoppers from sudden death and dismemberment in front of the oatmeal and Cheerios.

So what did I do? I squealed of course. Loudly.

"Make it stop!" I think I said. Babycakes didn't squeal (she doesn't squeal) but calmly and cooly reached over and did something that made the cart stop moving. The 100-year-old driver looked around, re-adjusted her oxygen delivery system and corrective lenses, hit the gas (electricity?) and drove away.

And, in case you're wondering, the Dinosaur Eggs squealed too. Just listen.