Tuesday, November 27, 2018

For Pretzel Lovers

Pretzel Bite with Salt Packet
Pretzel Bite with Salt Packet

Not chocolate, but these Pretzilla soft pretzel bites are yummy. And having them with salt is optional!


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Still Here

Came across a questionnaire on Facebook, so figured I'd waste some time and answer it here, just to keep this blog viable. It's been a bad few months.

💍 Marriages: Just the one.
🐶  Pets Right Now: None
🚑Surgeries: Yes
✒️Tattoos: No
👂🏼Piercings: No
✋🏼Quit a Job: Yes, a few
🌴Been to an Island: Yes
🚘What do you Drive: Don't drive
✈️Flown on a Plane: Yes
☕️Favorite Drink: Chocolate malteds, of course
Fallen in Love: Yes
🚑Rode in an Ambulance: Unfortunately, yes
🎤Sang Karaoke: No, and I don't plan to ever do it.
Ice Skating: Yes
🏄🏽‍♀️Been Surfing: No
🚢Been on a Cruise: Been on small boats, but no cruiseships
🏍Rode on a Motorcycle: No
🏍Own a Motorcycle: No
🐴Rode on a Horse: Back when I was a teen, didn't like it
🏥Stayed in a Hospital: Again, unfortunately yes
🍎Favorite Fruit: Banana
🌓Morning or Night: Night
🌈Favorite Color: Blue
📲Last Phone Call: fHubby
📱Last Text: Uh, it was probably my sister, months ago. I rarely use text.
💀Watch Someone Pass Away: No
☕️Coffee or Tea: Neither. Hot Chocolate
🍰Favorite Pie: None. I don't like pie.
🐶Cats or Dogs: I prefer dogs.
🍁favorite season: Spring, though it's been too many years since we've had a proper one.
🎅🏼Favorite Holiday: Not a big holiday person, but I do like Halloween.


Monday, June 25, 2018

Chocolate Snack

I've never had any Quaker Oats snacks before, but the chocolate in the name of these Chocolate Rice Crisps caught my eye during a recent visit to the supermarket and, of course, I had to try them.

Bag of Chocolate Rice Crisps

Chocolate Rice Crisps
The rice and what I guess is caramel flavors were more prominent than any chocolate flavor. They were decent and very crispy, but they really got caught in my teeth and are not something I would buy again.


Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Lactose Free

Over a year ago, I eliminated a lot of lactose and fructose from my diet to keep my IBS under control. That meant no milk, no ice cream, no wheat products, that sort of thing. Oddly enough, some cheeses, like cheddar, are low lactose and fine for me to eat. Recently, I decided to try Lactaid products. The milk is fine, even the two percent fat. And the chocolate ice cream is decent and quite creamy, even if it doesn't have the rich chocolatey goodness of Haagen Dazs or Edy's. But it's fine, especially when I tossed a handful of Nestle's mini chocolate chips into the dish. But it does not make for a good malted, unfortunately. The taste, even with Carnation Chocolate Malt, was somewhat bland and there were hardly any bubbles. Ah well, at least I can enjoy ice cream.

Lactaid Chocolate Ice Cream

Lactaid Chocolate Ice Cream with Nestle Chocolate Chips

Lactose-Free Chocolate Malted


Thursday, May 31, 2018

Quick Links

Oh, this poor, neglected blog. I spend too much time on social media these days, and hardly any time at all here. So, because I don't want this humble, little blog to die, here are some quick links.

This short western video is a delight.
You can help support Puerto Rico's recovery by buying this comic book anthology.
A fun library-related Kickstarter I supported.

Okay, only three links, but they're good ones.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Chocolate Chips

Yup, I'm still here. After all these years, it's hard to find things to post about that fit this blog's theme. Even sharing links is tough as most of what I read online these days is political.

But it's National Chocolate Chip Day, so that needed to be noted here.

Jeremiah Might've Broken Off More than He Could Chew
Jeremiah Might've Broken Off More than He Could Chew


Sunday, January 14, 2018

High School

I saw this questionnaire on Facebook.

What year? Class of...1970

1. Did you know your current partner? No

2. Make of your car? None. I didn't, and still don't, drive. My father drove a station wagon.

3. What kind of job did you have? None

4. Were you a party animal? No

5. Were you in Choir and/or school band? No. And you wouldn't want to hear me sing.

6. Ever get suspended from school? No

7. If you could go back, would you? Maybe a do-over would be nice. If I could be young again but retain the wisdom and knowledge I've gained in the years since. It's a matter of "if I knew then what I know now" sort of thing.

8. Still talk to the person that you went to prom with? Didn't go to prom. I don't even remember if there was one. I suppose there must have been.

9. Did you skip school? No

10. Go to all the football games? No, didn't go to any.

11. What was your favorite class? It's hard to pick just one. We had to take a semester of Speech and the teacher made that a lot of fun. A few other English teachers made their classes fun, too. The time we wrote song parodies (filking, though I didn't know that word back then) for Return of the Native was one such time.

12. Do you still have your yearbooks? Yup. Also my junior high yearbook. I'm a saver of things.

13. Did you follow the career path you imagined? No, because I really didn't have one. I didn't figure out what I wanted until after I quit my first round of grad school. In high school, I figured I'd go on to college and figure it out then.
I loved what I ended up studying -- psych -- but realized I didn't want to work in that field.