Archive for March 8th, 2013

Five on Friday

Wow, what a slacker blogger I’ve been lately. I’d love to give you a song and dance about this excuse or that but ya’ll could probably one-up me on the level of busy you’re dealing with in your own lives so I won’t bother. Instead, I give you bullets! Five of ’em. You’re welcome.

1. Did you know food brands still put MSG in their foods? I thought this was just a Chinese food thing. Or Asian food thing. NOPE! I found MSG in Cheetos. CHEETOS! I mean, sure, not the healthiest snack anyway, but MSG? Yikes. What’s up with that?? On the plus side, you can buy “Natural” Cheetos that come in a tan bag (made to look like burlap I guess? Because burlap = natural?) and they taste 1,000 times better than regular Cheetos anyway. So why do regular Cheetos even exist anymore, huh Frito Lay? HUH?!?!

2. Jessica Simpson is looking pretty good these days. How the woman designed and already launched her new maternity line is beyond me. It seems strange that she would already have a maternity line when her first born is only 9 mos old, but maybe she put the gas on it since she was expecting baby #2 so soon and wanted to wear her own stuff? I don’t know. But as much as I hate to admit it, her stuff DOES look pretty cute. There’s no way I’d ever wear heels like these models, and the prices are a tad high, but it’s nice to see a bit more choice in the maternity wardrobe world.

3. I wish there were an easier way to eat grapefruit. I have a grapefruit spoon but even that doesn’t keep me from splattering juice all over my keyboard, monitor, desk and shirt. And thanks to the dozens of tiny seeds lurking in there, my hands always end up sticky from picking them out. Why must you be so tasty and healthy and yet leave me sticky and frustrated, grapefruit? Why? (Apparently I’m on a talking to food kick today. Just go with it.)

4. My favorite post I’ve read this week.

5. This last week was less than enjoyable at work. Frantic emails regarding mundane tasks like invoices and vendor contracts. Things that need to be done but are a huge, giant time suck that do nothing but leave me drained at the end of the day. That, coupled with the less than stellar weather has left me feeling a bit more anti-social this week than usual. So I’m giving myself props that when I was invited to my friend Alyssa’s 30th birthday sushi dinner, I actually went despite considering bailing when I not only forgot my wallet at home, but also got caught in traffic, made a wrong turn, and was about 20 minutes late. ┬áIt was a frantic hour and a half but I made it, and I had a great time chatting with some lovely ladies.

I read a quote earlier this week that said, “If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If it isn’t, you’ll find an excuse.” How true that is for a lot of things in my life. It’s one of those “things that make you go hmmm…” (Hello 1990s reference!)

Happy Friday!


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