Saturday, November 03, 2007

Things I Learned This Week: 11/3/07

Because I want to spare you from experiencing some of the things I endured over the last few days, I post “Things I Learned This Week” each Saturday. I hope that knowing about at least one item on this list will make your upcoming week much easier.

! I learned that eating a peanut butter cup just before drinking my daily V-8 is like suicide of the taste buds.

! I learned that even if I haven’t eaten since 5:30 in the morning, taking a piece of the twins candy to snack on while they are trick-or-treating will still get me ‘talked to’ by some other parent who has no idea how hungry I am. And I swear that the fact that they were Milk Duds played no part in me needing to eat them.

! I learned that I can bake a pumpkin pie. That’s it, no joke for this one. Well, I did learn I could bake a pumpkin pie and not burn anything down, although next time I should remove the pumpkin skin and not fill the pie crust to the very top. I also learned that if I am going to go around bragging about making a pie to everyone at work that I had better bring that pie in for everyone to try.

! I learned that my coworkers are not yet ready for Christmas music on November 1st. Those fools!!!

! I learned that the best way for me to apologize to or ask forgiveness of my coworkers is to first put several drops of eye contact drops (wow that sounds redundant) in my eyes prior to approaching them. Why did no one tell me about this stuff? It’s amazing. Well, I mean it’s amazing for the fake crying thing. It hasn’t done anything for my red, dry and itchy eyes.

! I learned that I should not act too cocky before attempting to try something I have never tried before when with my coworkers. This is especially true when I find myself drag racing stock Pontiacs against other people from my company at the NHRA drag racing track prior to this weekend’s NHRA Winternationals. Who knew there would be a 60-year-old schoolteacher racing me and who knew she’d win. Now, please keep in mind I have nothing against school teachers or 60 year olds, but you’d think my reaction time would be quicker than hers. And no, my coworkers have not stopped reminding me of this fact.

And lastly,
! I learned that chugging eggnog after exercising in 85-degree heat is not the best way, or even the 26th best way, to quench one’s thirst.

***I got to do my first guest post over at AndreAnna's blog today. Feel free to check it out. I'd like to think I conducted myself in a dignified manner when handed the reins of someone else's blog. Or did I? Bwahahahahaha!!!!!!***


Lemon Stand said...

V8 and a peanut butter cup. Severe torture for the taste buds for sure!

You STOLE your kids Milk Dudds? Cool! So did I...

I could go on but I think I'll save this for my Around the Blogosphere post tomorrow... ;)

kat said...

Yay! I am all caught up again! Honestly it's the best way to spend my Saturday mornings!

I am so glad your writers strike ended so quickly!

Odat said...

V8 and pennut butter cup is almost as bad as orange juice after brushing your teeth.

Swistle said...

Stealing your eye drops tip--YOINK!

Patti said...

Maybe you should wait until after Thanksgiving for the Christmas music. That would be Monday the 26th.

Just a thought..

katherine. said...

okay....I get everything except eating candy from the girls' haul and the other parent objecting...


Open Grove Claudia said...

I'm so glad that I don't have to listen to Christmas Music on Nov. 1 - so glad. Happy Dance glad.

Morgan Leigh said...

Um yeah, eggnogg after exercising? Doesn't sound smart.

I'm just sayin'.

BtW- great job at AA's blog!

meleah rebeccah said...

"! I learned that eating a peanut butter cup just before drinking my daily V-8 is like suicide of the taste buds."

For the first time I am actually HAPPY to be allergic to BOTH peanut butter & tomatoes.

A lesson I will never have to face.

As for the MilkDuds...if only I wasn't allergic to MALT and CHOCOLATE I would have housed / stolen ALL of my sons MilkDuds.

Lemon Stand said...

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Airam said...

I've learned that I can't eat like a pig anymore the way I used to. My stomach just can't take it!

Crashdummie said...

Next time anybody comments about u eating ur kiddies cndy just his at them me wantzzz it, me needzzz it” ala Gollum.

Pffft, I listened to “Feliz Navidad” in June, beat that!

Hmm, never tried eggnog, is it any good?

CS said...

I always filch candy from my kids. They expect it. And I'll add to your first one: don't drink orange huice right after you brush your teeth. Ugh,

captain corky said...

"I learned that my coworkers are not yet ready for Christmas music on November 1st. Those fools!!!"

We'll break them togetehr Michael!

*~*Cece*~* said...

I heart peanut butter cups.

I'm SO ready for the holiday's!!!

Sassy Lucy said...

LOL, I steal Milk Duds and Whoppers from my kids and they are big enough to hurt me.

Yes, I would imagine that V8 & peanut butter cups would be icky.

You know what I remembered about pie baking this weekend???? That we need to put a drip pan down under the pie, my oven smells very much of apples and cinnamon now.

Great post.

brandy said...

We both have had bad experiences with peanut butter cups. This means we are destined for great things. Like world domination.

FRIGGA said...

I'm so super uper duper jealous!! You got to race a car? And you let a granny beat you!!!???!??!?