Thursday, February 11, 2010

On The Plus Side, This Is An Indication That I'm Not Raising A Sugar Junkie

On some weird impulse, I bought a small bag of Reese's Miniatures at the grocery store today. Probably had something to do with being cooped up all week. Even though the streets/highways have been mostly clear, our driveway has been insane, since it's steep, curvy, and fully shaded.

I had a feeling that would be the spot

The first day that the snow fell, I tried getting out "before it got too bad." The snow was really wet, so I was hoping it would be all slushy and stuff. Nope.

I was right

Oddly enough, with the weird thaw/refreeze thing that was happening, I was able to get out on Day Two, but not Day Three. Out on Day Four, and now waiting to see what Day Five will bring.

Anyway, on today's venture out, we had to take Alex to an SSA-appointed doctor for evaluation of our disability claim. That went OK, and since the office was right next to a grocery store, it seemed like a good opportunity to make a supply run. And for some reason, peanut butter cups made it into the cart.

When I gave her one, her first question was, "What is this?"

"It's a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup."

(A moment later) "What is in the middle of that Reese's Cup?"

"Peanut butter!"

"What else?"

"What do you mean? Just peanut butter."

"Then what is this?" (Shows me a small, brown object in the palm of her hand)

I examine what she's showing me, and am already gearing up mentally for my angry letter to Hershey, along with the accompanying blog post and pictures, which of course I will also submit to The Consumerist...when I finally recognize what she's got, there.

"You tried to eat the paper cup, Hon."

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups: The candy you get to unwrap twice.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Good Gravy, I Loves The Internet

I just got rewarded (yay positive reinforcement for negative behavior!) for whining on Twitter about having to wait several months for the U.S. release of the final installment of Stieg Larsson's wonderful "Millennium Trilogy." You rock, Jennifer! Bonus points for the package arriving while I was snowed in with my back out and no television reception. Now, everyone in the states, be nice to me, or I'll tell you how it ends!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


Yeah, so...the "find your double" Facebook meme went on for several days before I really paid any attention to it, because there's only one celebrity that people have ever told me that I (and Bella) resemble, and I couldn't really find a photo of Bette Davis looking as dorky as I do in my Facebook profile picture.

BUT! Just LOOK at Alex and Van Johnson! It's eerie, no?