(Google and its byproducts–YouTube, Gmail, Google Reader–recently declared war on me, I think in response to me telling Google in no uncertain terms that I did not want a Google+ account. Seems like they took my rejection a little too personally if you ask me. Regardless, for some reason, Google Reader doesn’t seem to want to tell people I’ve posted lately. I don’t know why this is, nor do I know how to fix it, so if you missed a post, I apologize! It’s all Google’s fault! If you know how to fix it, though, please let me know ASAP, because it bugs me that my feed appears to have spontaneously combusted just for funzies. And/or retaliation.)
1. So…I might have gone a little overboard on the Chobani front last weekend.
In my defense (if such a defense needs to be made), Chobani was 10 for $10 at Jewel last week, so…not gonna not. I only buy Chobani when it’s on sale, and while I normally have some sense of self-control, I just couldn’t stop myself last week. AND THEN on Saturday the weather was great, so naturally I was all, “You know what I should do on this beautiful day? Go to Target.” I try to stay away from Target since it’s nothing but trouble for my wallet, but since I was there and, in the back of mind, I remembered hearing someone once say they found Chobani Bites at Target, I figured I might as well investigate. Lo and behold, my Target not only had three of the four varieties of Bites, but they were also SUPER on sale, so…not gonna not. I think I have enough Greek yogurt to last me until Memorial Day.
Now, if only I could find Flips…
(I’ve heard they’re sold at Wal-Mart, but as a loyal Meijer fan [ugh, what I would give to have Meijer in Chicago…], I do not shop at Wal-Mart except under the most dire of circumstances, and the lack of Flips in my life is not dire enough to warrant a Wal-Mart trip).
2. Speaking of how I spent my money on food last week, Trader Joe’s recently introduced me to a new fruit.
This is a Minneola, and it’s quite tasty — a lot like an orange, but with a thicker skin. I actually bought one for the first time a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it, so I bought another one last week and while eating it, decided to figure out what the heck a Minneola actually was. As it turns out, Minneola is a variety of tangelo, which pretty much was the most thrilling discovery of fruit-consuming life.
(Skip to 1:56) Half tangerine, half…’ello! ‘Ello! Gosh I loved that show. That line in particular was one of my sister and my favorites, so as soon as I found out I was eating a tangelo, I immediately texted her the good news.
3. Two years ago, I spent three weeks of May in Scotland through a program with my college. It was a fantastic experience and every time May rolls around, I wish I could jet off to Scotland again. The other day, I was poking around my college’s website and found the itinerary for this year’s trip. Not only have they expanded the program to now include several days in Ireland, which is jealousy-inducing enough as it is, BUT they are also apparently going to be in Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. I’m now wondering if it’s too late to re-enroll in college for the exclusive purpose of going on this Scotland trip again, because talk about the ultimate destination race! Although Edinburgh is really hilly, now that I think about it.
Edinburgh, I love you.
I also learned yesterday that the Edinburgh Zoo has a daily penguin parade, and I am NOT pleased that no one informed me of this until two years too late.
(Random fun fact: the image in blog header? I took that in the Elephant House in Edinburgh. You know, the place where J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter. THE SAME ROOM, THE SAME AREA OF THE SAME ROOM, where she wrote Harry Potter. Naturally I had to write while I was there, so I took artsy fartsy pictures of me writing, and, a month later, one of those artsy fartsy pictures became my blog header. Another random fun fact? My hands are almost the exact same size as J.K. Rowling’s.
I’m pretty sure all of this means I’m destined to write a worldwide bestselling series that defines a generation. You can all claim you knew me before I was famous and I’ll vouch for you 😉 ).
What were your favorite TV shows growing up?
Have you ever been to Scotland? Or raced internationally?