"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown

Thursday, April 16, 2009

From Cheerios to Chicken Tetrazzini

Hebba (aka: JeepGirl) is a fabulous list-maker. I’m serious. She makes lists for everything. I wish I could be that organized! See, I start making a list and somewhere along the way I lose focus or get sidetracked. Not Hebba. That girl is a list champion. One of my favorites is her periodic list of current addictions — and as I’m strapped for something to write about today, I thought it would be a good time to viciously steal kindly borrow her idea. So, without further ado, here are the things I can't get enough of:

Banana Nut Cheerios – Holy cow. These things are amazing! I’ve always been a Cheerios fan, usually gravitating toward Honey Nut, as I love anything with even a hint honey. But these bad boys are delicious. I pack them in zip lock bags for afternoon snacks at work, or grab a cup to munch on when I’m loungin’ round the house. At 100 calories a serving, I could do a lot worse. Plus, aren’t Cheerios good for your heart? Oh, Cheerios, how I love your banana-ie goodness. (Side note: I actually hate bananas, but love all things banana flavored. Oh, and banana pudding… I love that stuff!)

Gatorade Rain – The really light purple colored one. They say it’s “berry” flavored, but it doesn’t really taste like berries to me. Tastes more like cold, refreshing spring rain, flavored with a hint of heaven and caught in a bottle. Ha! Okay, so maybe it’s not really as delicious as heavenly rain -whatever that tastes like- but it’s pretty dang good, if you ask me. (Which you didn’t, so I’ll move on now….) Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm – Perfectly moisturizing, without being sticky. Plus it smells like honey. Need I say more?
Victoria’s Secret Sweet Daydream body fragrance – YUM! This stuff smells delectable. It’s a blend of apple, raspberry and vanilla. I keep a thing of body lotion in my bathroom for after-shower use, a tube of hand and body creme in my purse, in case my hands get dry when I’m out and about, and a tub of the body butter at my desk. Excessive? Probably. But the body butter is great for moisturizing your hands without leaving them all greasy, which is good when you’re typing all day. You don’t want a slippery keyboard! Or at least I don’t.
Cupid – Have any of you watched this new show on ABC? Basically, Cupid (you know, the god of love) gets kicked off of Mt. Olympus for making too many casual matches. So, he’s sent into the real world with the task of matching 100 people so he can return to his godly home – oh, and all of the matches have to be “true love," not just random hook-ups. Sappy? Predictable? Unrealistic beyond belief? Yes. But still charming.

Adam Lambert – Look, I know there are a lot of people bad mouthing this guy right now. Saying he’s weird or criticizing his sexual preference. But you know what? The bottom line is that this boy can sing. And not only can he sing, he can put on one heck of a show. He delivers week after week. And if he happens to like boys, well, that’s none of our business. What about Freddie Mercury, from a little band called Queen? Or Elton John? Or Boy George? Or Lance Bass? Or Clay Aiken? Leave him alone and let him entertain us, because he’s doing an amazing job. I’ve watched his last few performances more times than I can count. Love him.

Cooking – I’ve actually cooked two meals this week. That’s a record for me. At my house, leftovers last forever because it’s usually just me. And Toby totally doesn’t appreciate my chicken tetrazzini. Unlike Paul, who recently appeared on the Maury show. He apparently loved someone's chicken tetrazzini. Too bad that someone was his girlfriend's best friend.


Sally's World said...

wow, whats scary is that i can't buy any of thsoe things in the UK...never heard of cupid..okay, so American Idol is a must...how sad...but, hey, i cook!!!!

Lacey said...

I don't watch American Idol, but I've seen a few of Adam's performances on-line and I love him! That's saying a lot, considering I usually don't even know who's on the show in the first place!

And I'm totally with you with the Burt's Bees Lip Balm. I heart Burt's Bees BIG TIME.

Diane said...

I will definitely try those banana nut Cheerios (they ARE good for your heart). I'm like you with coffee-flavored stuff... hate the real thing... love the candy/ice cream/etc.

Missy said...

Banana Nut Cheerios are the BOMB! And, sadly the kids love them too! LOL

Casey said...

Cupid is a pretty good show. I hope it lasts.

SweetPeaSurry said...

I'm really enjoying Cupid as well. I didn't think I'd like the cast all that well, but I'm just ADORING them!!!

Jen L. said...

Banana-ie is my new favorite word. Do you like banana Runts? They are GOOD!

I heart Adam. I wonder if we're related to him? Have we pondered this before? Grandwillie's maiden name is Lambert. Hmmm...

Coachdad said...

Don't tell anyone, but I am right there with you on Adam from American Idol. Mad World was incredible.

Kim said...

We love cheerios too but I don't think Canada has the banana nut ones yet! I can't believe it. I would totally love these. I pack cheerios for Deaglan everyday as an after daycare snack!

I'm on the fence about Adam Lambert. Shaune and I are die hard Idol fans but I can't seem to warm up to him. We love Allison and I like Kris Allen too. I was sooooo glad Matt was saved too.

hebba said...

Oooh...thanks for the shout out! (I would be completely lost without my lists. I'm working on one for the things I need to get accomplished this weekend right now!)

Anonymous said...

I am so completely with you about Adam. He's brilliant and never gets a note wrong. I didn't know anything about his persuasion nor would it matter to me in the least. That boy has real talent and is going to sell records like crazy!

Jenners said...

So much to say!

The Little One loves those Banana Nut Cheerios! A snack I can feel good about (he doesn't like them in milk). Strange you don't like bananas but like banana flavored things.

Love your description of Gatorade Rain...perhaps you should go into ad copywriting.

I want to smell like you! Gotta get me some of that Victoria's Secret stuff. I always feel like they will kick me out if I go in that store --"you are NOT the type of person we want associated with our brand, Mrs. Slumph."

And I saw that Chicken Tettrazini clip on The Soup! So hilarious! When I saw it in your title, I wondered if you were referring to that!

And, I gave you an award. You can find it here:


septembermom said...

Adam is so talented! I'm hoping that he goes all the way. I'm going to check out the Victoria Secret's fragrance. I haven't treated myself to something from VS in a long time! Anything banana sounds good:)

Dan Felstead said...

OK...I've got the Cheerios and Burt's Bees covered. But now I not only have to buy a Kendall...I have to buy some purple Gatorade as well. I have to stop visiting your blog...it is getting expensive! Have a great weekend.


Mel said...

1 - Mmmm...Banana pudding! One day I'll have to write about The Great Banana Pudding Disaster of Christmas 2007.
2 - Did you ever watch the first version of Cupid (same show...seriously) with Paula Marshall and Jeremy Piven? I was so sad when they cancelled it, but I like this version too.
3 - Do you ever watch The Soup on E! (it's weird typing that exclamation point)? They have this clip from some show where the girl goes Chicken Tetrazzini all Southern-like, so that's the way the title of this sounded in my head. Youtube it.

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