Thursday, April 20, 2017

Val Has a Slack Attack

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Want to help the Missouri S&T Solar Car Team get to Australia?  http://bit.ly/2nxOVeh

There are still 19 days left to donate anything from a dollar (no perk included) up to $2,500 (your name on the side of the Solar Car).

Or suggest a name for free! 
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Just a couple updates on past topics. Because I don't feel like pouring my cold, cold heart and dark, dark soul into a real post today. I have two letters to write to my college young 'uns, and a fake book to fake-write by tomorrow. No need to make life stressful when I can be lazy, watch YouTube slot machine videos, and fondly reminisce about my big lottery win yesterday.
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SOLAR CAR TEAM UPDATE

The Missouri S&T Solar Car Team is cruising (get it?) right along on the way to their fundraising goal. In fact, they were so near their destination that they set a NEW goal! Yes indeedy! At last check, they had raised $2800 toward their original goal of $3000. Now they're on the road to FiveThousandDollarville!

We have a suggester in our midst! Our very own fishducky proposed a name for the new solar car. I don't know what it was, and she doesn't have to tell, but just between me and her...if you are the one who proposed "Solar McSolarface," I have it from a good source that it's probably not going to be the name the team selects. So you can try again. Don't cost nothin'!
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VAL HAS A SNACK ATTACK

Remember these?


Gone. All gone. And you know what else is gone?

THESE:


Also gone. Gone, baby, gone! They were suggested by blog buddy Kathy. Maybe not so much suggested, as I picked up the information from her, perhaps telepathically, what with us practically sharing the same make and model of husband, and neither of us having a penchant for suffering fools gladly.

The Cotton Candy PEEPS went first. They were okaaayyyy. Nothing to write home about. I guess they vaguely had an essence of cotton candy, since I knew that's how they were marketed, and the box with their name was sitting right there on the TV tray that I use as a table beside my OPC (Old People Chair). The disturbingingest part of the Cotton Candy PEEPS, besides their eyeballs being located all willy-nilly over their noggin...was the fact that they were PINK inside! That's right. The whole PEEP was PINK! That's unnatural, people! PEEPS are meant to be fluffy sticky white inside.

The Party Cake PEEPS were more delicious. Don't get me wrong. Val finds even the worst PEEP on its worst day (think THESE gems given to me by Hick and The Pony, found at Goodwill, quite possibly the survivors of a house fire) more tasty than than a gold-leaf-adorned gourmet dessert. But the Cotton Candy PEEPS were just not her thing. Whereas the Party Cake PEEPS, tasting mostly like a PEEP, possibly with a hint of vanilla, were more the texture and flavor she prefers.
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There. That should tide you over until Val regains her give-a-durn.

20 comments:

  1. Not a big fan of PEEPS, but I often buy a package of them for Mrs. Chatterbox at Easter time.

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    1. Nobody ever buys them for me. Except me. :(

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  2. Val--Well, I feel slighted. Your followers only deserve a half-a$$ed post?

    For shame, for shame, for shame.

    I hope you make up for it with a stellar book blurb tomorrow. And I also hope (and even more fervently) that I will be able to manage posting the book blurb post at a reasonable time tomorrow...

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    1. Hey! You're lucky you got HALF!

      Book blurb is DONE, Madam! Except for updating your link when yours hits the invisible blogosphere waves.

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  3. I have been overindulging on Bissinger's milk chocolate eggs, and you know I will do just about ANYthing for dark chocolate. I will be glad when they are gone. Willpower, zero!

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    1. Shhh...don't tell anyone, but in addition to DEVOURING TWO BOXES OF PEEPS...I have a stash of DOVE dark chocolate thingies that I picked out of a bag of assorted Doves that I gave the boys for Easter. They got all the milk chocolate. And I think there might have been caramel in there, too. But I only took the darks, because I don't want to be greedy. And they don't like them.

      How bad can it be? They are the size of Hershey Kisses, which I was NOT able to scam any of, and I limit myself to three pieces a day.

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  4. I didn't propose "Solar McSolarface," but I might have if I had thought about it!!

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    1. I don't mean to burst your bubble, but they probably won't be very receptive to "Fishducky Express" either...

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  5. I absolutely love Solar McSolarface!

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    1. Your 13-year-old self loves it MORE!

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  6. I'm with Joe, Solar McSolarface is a GREAT name!

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    1. Maybe the two of you can design a car on your own, give it that name, and enter the race this fall! I'm sure some of those wacky people you meet for park cleanup would donate some unusual items to your cause.

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  7. ps, I may too have suggested a name for the solar car - can't wait to see what they do choose!

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    1. I'm sure I'll have info when they finish the car and get ready to leave for Australia, even though Genius isn't making the trip.

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  8. The nice thing about living in a tiny house made of wood is that if you die you're already in a coffin.

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  9. I did not thoroughly enjoy the peeps, either. Not nearly enough cotton candy flavor. I did hit the 50% off Easter candy for HeWho loves chocolate. Unfortunately, I did not have my glasses on and got two bags of what I thought was malted milk balls .... turned out to be bubble gum! And a bag of Hershey's kisses in orange foil was not chocolate, but carrot cake flavored!

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    1. I had such high hopes for them!

      I hope HeWho likes to chew gum (might interfere with his Diet Coke consumption!) and also likes carrot cake.

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  10. When I age sugar (I don't anymore), I loved STALE peeps... oh I have a story, but too long for a comment.

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    1. You have to let that story out somewhere! PEEPS don't last long enough to get stale around here.

      WAIT! I still have that pack in the bedroom from last year!

      Excuse me...I have something I need to do.

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