Monday, November 8, 2010

Various Thoughts

1. I was listening to the radio a few days ago, and someone was announcing an upcoming performance of "The Nutcracker". Except she made a mistake and mispronounced it. Instead, she ended up announcing an upcoming performance of "The Nut-Crapper".

2. Today I tried Diet Pomegranate 7-up. Meh. It's not all that different from the original. Don't bother. I was hoping for an intense burst of bizarre exotic fruitiness, but instead tasted the basic idea of plain 7-up with only a slight genetic mutation to it.

3. A few weeks ago, I was all excited because McDonalds was bringing back the "McRib". I tried one today and was very disappointed. It just wasn't as good as I remembered.
This either means they changed the recipe, or my memory is playing tricks on me.
It could also mean I'm just getting old. We old people remember all kinds of things as being better than they actually were.

4. When you haven't eaten meat and cheese and eggs for an entire week, a breakfast burrito is THE MOST AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS THING EVER. My taste buds were so grateful they decided to maybe forgive me someday for the whole vegan thing. (They need time.)


nonamedufus said...

The Nut Crapper. Now that'd be a whole different kind of performance. The dance of the sugar plum fairies would take on a whole new meaning.

Avitable said...

I'm not a fan of 7Up, regardless of the flavor. It's just boring to me.

whall said...

As a recognized expert on breakfast burritos, I must ask - where did you get yours? If you're ever in Austin, I'll treat you to Rudy's.

7up is a pretty good beverage you stir the bubbles out of when a kid is sick. That's my experience with it. As the kid.

Janna said...

nonamedufus: That's why you should never eat too many sugar plums in one sitting. Unless you really, really need something to blog about.

Avitable: Every now and then, I rejoice in the safe coziness of boredom. Especially when it can be consumed in liquid form.

Whall: Here in the bland/boring part of Michigan, McDonalds is the only place with breakfast burritos. I think of you every now and then when I see reruns of Adam Richman's "Man VS Food" Austin episode. He went to "Juan In A Million" and tried to eat eight breakfast tacos.

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

I've never had a breakfast burrito. Lots of regular burritos, though. I like burritos.

Did you know there are McRib fan clubs? They keep track of the return of the fabled McRibs, report where they can be consumed, and hang out together. I think that's weird, but, hey, we all need friends.

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

I had that same thought about the McRib...I remember it being better than it is now.

Oh, and if you haven't popped by my place in a bit, I'm doing a McRib experiment. My fiance has never had one and vows to never eat the thing. So of course I'm taking that as a challenge and detailing the results.

Kinda fun.

Janna said...

MikeWJ: The very best friends of all are the ones who smell like barbecue sauce. (Hallmark needs to make a card which expresses that sentiment in mushy poetic verse).

Chris: Excellent idea!