Shaken Not Stirred

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Mexican Fortune Cookies

I was cleaning out the fridge today and I found a package of taco sauce from my last trip through the drive-thru. I'm still not understanding my purchase of the diet drink.

Anyway, before tossing the sauce, I noticed that they've written little sayings on the package. This saying was on mine--"Help! I can't tell where I am. It's dark and I can hear laughing". Taco Bell has made their sauces into pseudo-fortune cookies. Now I'm interested to see what the sauces that I did use say.

And yes, sometimes in life I do feel like I don't know where I am and that somewhere out there, someone who is watching me, is laughing. No paranoia. Cause I do think that some of the predicaments I get myself into are funny.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Shave Some Calories

I'm going to talk about food again. Maybe I'm obsessed with food again because I'm working out more and I'm now hungry all the time. Today I was craving some Taco B. stuff (you know the fast food joint--not spelling it out so that people who google the place won't end up on my blog). I know all you guys crave it every once in awhile.

I trekked on over there and ordered one of their combo meals. I normally don't like soda, so I told them to just make it a diet. And I'm thinking to myself, my meal is probably 5,000 calories already, so what is the difference between a diet or regular soda. The reason I ordered the diet (not to spare any calories) is because as a person, I'm already hyper--so absolutely no sugar for me. My friend who writes at the blog Spice the Egg can certainly attest to how hyper I can get. And one of my study buddies Maria just laughs when I say I want some ice cream/drumsticks.

So I'm wondering what do these servers think when someone orders a huge combo meal and then says I'd like a diet soda with that. Really it makes no sense.

Oh and by the way, the Duck had written a post about too much ice in drive thru sodas, I remembered to ask for my drink with no ice.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Fill Up

My advice before you go to the grocery store--eat a meal!

Never go hungry. My 100 dollars equals:
Different flavors of Totino's Pizzas: cheese, pepperoni, pepperoni and sausage, four cheese
Doritos: Blazing Buffalo Wings
Muffins: strawberry (the picture on it was of those old strawberry shortcake popsicles)
Drumsticks: not chicken but the ice cream kind
Assorted Hungry Man Meals
Assorted Pot Pies
A loaf of wheat bread
Sliced deli turkey
Sliced deli roast beef
Swiss cheese
Honey mustard
Shredded wheat cereal
Apple Juice
Orange Juice

I guess as the hunger wore off, I got healthier.

Monday, July 16, 2007


This is another one of my big questions! Why do some people do their yard work shirtless? I'm not talking about women. If they were doing their yard work shirtless, I would just think that there was a centerfold shoot going on and under the favorites, she had listed gardening. I'm talking about guys with bellies that hang over their pelvis. There really is no reason to do this. First of all, when you are doing yard work, the tendency when you ruffle up weeds and bushes, you rouse the bugs. Bug bites in places on your back that you can't reach is not pleasant. Secondly, you should put signs up that you are going to be shirtless one day in advance, so I know not to open my windows or look your way.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Practicing What?

Today, while jogging, I saw the strangest sort of exercise.

This woman was jog/walking, but in both of her hands she held ski poles. Yes, ski poles and she was wearing what appeared to be a winter cap, only it didn't have the fuzz ball thing dangling from it. But she was in shorts and a t-shirt. At first I thought that maybe she used the poles to guide her, that she needed them for sight. But as she got closer, I noticed that she moved them the way a skier would move them to help guide themselves down a mountainside. And then I knew that she wasn't blind because as I started to approach her she smiled and mouthed the words "good morning".

Was she building up stamina for something? Is this the way some skiers exercise? Maybe I'm a little ignorant in the new fads of exercise, but I've never seen anything like it.

I've seen people power walk, which looks kinda funny--at least to me it looks funny. I've seen bicycles built for two, and people actually using them. I've seen people do their whole treadmill routine, backwards (they actually walk backwards on the treadmill for an hour duration). I've even seen these work-out buddies punch each other in the stomach while they are doing sit-ups. I've even seen people ski on flat land. But I've never seen someone use the ski poles as part of their exercise routine. Makes me wonder what people will do to get in shape.

Monday, July 09, 2007

My Post Went Somewhere

I had a post and now it's gone!! Not sure where it went. I'm thinking to that same place that socks in the dryer go.

Anyway, I wrote a post about an on-line map taking me down one highway, taking an exit to swing around and retake the exit that I entered the highway with in the first place. Using this strategy would easily get me across the median that separated the state road. It couldn't take me down the street to make a u-turn or to a traffic light that allowed me to cross over. Nope, it took me onto a highway, off an exit and than back again. Go figure!!

I also like how sometimes these on-line maps take me down uncharted roads to get to one place that only needed a simple route to take. By the time I get from one destination to the next, I have virtually created angles and shapes only drawn in geometry class.

Has anyone else had funny incidences with these on-line maps.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

6 Weird Things About Me

I was tagged to meme about weird things about myself...I could actually write hundreds of weird things about me...

1. My bathroom has different towels for different that I use after I take a bath. One towel that I use for my face after I wash it or brush my teeth and a third towel that I use to wipe my hands after I wash them (either from using the bathroom, or when I wash them after anything).

2. I cannot drive in complete silence. I have to have the radio playing in the background.

3. When I study my notes for the first time, I have to rewrite them and then after that I can just study them again and again. On that note, I use to be able to highlight my books, but now I can't. So my favorite books like Blueprints for Internal Medicine look brand new, although I've read it twice.

4. When I do buy flavored chips, I still want to dip it into either sour cream or some sort cheese dip.

5. People have told me I'm weird because I don't like the beach. I don't like sand, I don't like the heat and I don't like to swim--three components of the beach. Therefore I don't like to go there.

6. I don't like writing anything in pencil. I feel that notes, even telephone messages should be written in pen.

I don't believe in tagging people. So I tag no one.