Monday, January 24, 2011

I Am a Victim of Consumer Targeting

It happened. I was in Wal-Mart. I was in the check out line. I spotted something out of the corner of my eye.

NEW Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

Even smaller than regular Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

Oh Heavenly Day.


I feel like a part of one of Jim Gaffigan's comedy acts...

"How much denial are we in when we're eating [mini-mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups]?"

"There so small they don't really count. They're more like [Reese's Peanut Butter Cup] vitamins..."

"I'll only have one or twelve."

The most ridiculous part about it is that I ate the whole bag.


And before noon. Yes. It's true.


But the chocolate to peanut butter ratio is perfect! And they're already unwrapped so you don't risk tearing off the bottom of the cup or scathing the side of the chocolate!!! You just open the bag and, 'pop!'

I'm in big trouble.

And in total denial.

Mini-Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.


I'm ashamed.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Awful Quiet 'Round Here

The thing is, there is like eight feet of snow outside, it gets dark at noon, I have been up to my neck in grading, ancient history, and acting as adviser for ten gazillion clubs, and Laura has a new wee one who saps all of her time and strength.

Ahem.  Sorry, I'm teaching hyperbole right now to my freshman, and I got a little carried away.  I'm sick of winter and dark and cold though, and can't wait for the 90 degree heat it seems like I was just whining about yesterday.

Hyperbole aside, there hasn't been a lot of picture taking or projects to blog about.  I'm trying to figure out how to make edible whole wheat bread, instead of bricks like the Egyptians made, and I've started thinking about how to build a cold frame this spring so that I can start my garden in March instead of June.  Other than that, it's just normal day to day stuff, which doesn't seem to warrant any special attention...unless you are interested in the intricacies of my grading scale, or care to hear about my new Mouli.

OH! You DO care to hear about my Mouli!!

Look what my saintly mama-in-law got me for Christmas! It CHOPS WALNUTS! I'm sure it does other things too, as a matter of fact, I know that it shreds mozzarella like a pro, which is almost as cool as chopping walnuts because I hate shredding mozzarella almost as much as I hate chopping walnuts.  It doesn't do dishes or windows, but I'm not complaining.  Seriously, this is cool on a sliced bread level.

And there you have it.  My life.