Hump Day Miscellany

Every Blog needs its schtick and I’ve decided that mine will be Hump Day Miscellany in which I try to aggregate a bunch of stuff that has bounced through the hallowed (or is that hollow) chambers of my brain in the last week).

I have some serious guilty indulgences, chief amongst them a serious Jell-O habit. I’m not talking about sugar-free Jell-O or seaweed Jell-O or any such nonsense. I’m talking about pure, sugar loaded, fake dye enhanced J-E-L-L-Ooooooo! I love the stuff. I love orange and cherry and raspberry the best. I love grape, too. I can eat it any time and I try not to care that 1/4 of a small batch is 19g of sugar. I should care, I really should but I love the fruity, jiggly goodness in my mouth. I love the cool and slippery way it glides to the back of my tongue and down my throat. I love the way it makes me feel like a kid. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Jell-O. How do I love thee? Fortunately when it comes to Jell-O I’m like a periodic binge drinker. I go through short intense Jell-O binges and then I go cold turkey for months.

I swam this morning and then dove into guilty indulgence Number Two – Frosted Mini-Wheats. I only let myself have them after swimming which is daft because a bowl of Frosted Mini Wheats pretty much destroys any value I got from being in the pool but boy does it make me feel great. Really great. I love the sweet, powdered sugar crunchiness swimming in milk. I ate a small bowl this morning – and then I ate another one. The swim was great, though – my legs are almost all better.

In other news – I got my iPod Nano! It came almost overnight from Amazon with no shipping costs. Sadly enough I also ordered a plastic case with lanyard to use while running and although the case only cost $2.99 they are robbing me on the shipping charges. $8.45 and it hasn’t even come yet. Dirty dogs. It’s one of Amazon’s partners but they do this thing where they pair a good deal from Amazon with some partner merchandise and then don’t extend the free shipping to the extra doo-dad because they aren’t shipping it – the partner is. I’m going to write Amazon a little note and tell them that this arrangement makes a mockery of their very fine service. Love my Nano, though! So teeny, so sleek, so functional. When listening to an audio book I can skip from one chapter to the next as well as fast forwarding and rewinding. I can play music and then come back to the book and it is right where I left it. I can put photos on it. The shuffle offered none of those features and constantly left me running along with my thumb pressed tightly on the fastforward button trying to find where I left off on my previous run. The iPod Nano is technology at its finest.

Here’s to reaching the short side of the work week!

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11 Responses to Hump Day Miscellany

  1. Firefly's Running says:

    Jello’s not so bad – nor the Frosted Mini Wheats. I can think of things that could be much worse.How are you feeling post-race?

  2. Firefly's Running says:

    Jello’s not so bad – nor the Frosted Mini Wheats. I can think of things that could be much worse.How are you feeling post-race?

  3. jeanne says:

    excellent on the nano–a well-deserved present, i’d say. oh, i have nano-lust, intensely.jello?? well, to each her own!… give me chocolate anyday..and instead of mini-wheats, cut out any wholesomeness and order me up a … DONUT!

  4. Lisa says:

    My two faves as well…Ipod Nano and Jell-o!!! I craved Jell-o when I was pregnant with my now 7 yr. old son. It had to be red, too. I didn’t care what flavor, as long as it was RED!!

  5. Bolder says:

    a jell-o confession?last time i heard a jell-o confession from a woman, it didn’t involve eating it…and, FMWs? those are bad? says, who? i want names. FMWs are as essential as air.nano, nice!

  6. WADDLER26.2 says:

    Glad you got your Nano!!! You’ll enjoy it.

  7. Fe-lady says:

    I love my nano too…but I find that it takes so much TIME to load the songs I want that I haven’t changed them or added to them since Feb. I need a nano nanny I guess!Jello? Give me pudding over jello! 🙂

  8. Mojo says:

    Jello isn’t such a bad indulgence. It’s fat free right?Now Jello shots on the other hand.. Those bad boys get me toasted real quick!Enjoy that Nano!

  9. Susan says:

    ohhh a nano . . . take a bite of jello, then lick you nano. Repeat many times.

  10. Jessica says:

    A) I, too, love Jello (perhaps not as enthusiastically as you) – it never fails to make me happy.B) I LOVE frosted mini-wheats!! Maybe I’ve failed to look at the nutrition facts – are they that bad for you????C) I recently won an iPod Nano at a company conference and feel guilty that I simply do not use it. If I go to the gym, for example, I like quiet – I like to think while I’m on the eliptical. Granted, I hear the noises around me but I can drown those out.

  11. Wanna-be 5k-er says:

    I always thought Jell-o was kind of a healthy dessert. I always pass it up in favor of ice cream, so I don’t think that is too bad to love Jell-o, it’s ok!! And re: the mini-wheats, my dh is a big fan of ’em, love that sugar!I am coveting the Nano right now. Gotta use up a little more of my Muvo before I can justify trading up:D Enjoy the music & the audio books!

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