Posts Tagged ‘Shopping’

pecan pie m&mRecently M&Ms came out with a Limited Edition Fall flavor. A lot of companies do this, and M&Ms does it a lot! In fact, I think M&Ms could duke it out with Oreos for the number 1 spot of “Most limited edition flavors per year”. Anyway, the flavor M&Ms came out with this fall was “Pecan Pie“. It was sold only in Walmart stores, and not even in all of them! You could (And still can if you wanna drop a large chunk of coin on them) pick them up from Amazon as well.

So, are they delicious? Worth the cash? Well, yes! They are delicious! In fact, they are one of the better M&M flavors I have tried. However, despite what they are called they do NOT taste like Pecan Pie! Not even remotely! I’m not even sure why they named them that really! There’s literally not a hint of pecan pie in the little candy coated morsels of goodness!

So, if not Pecan Pie, what’s the flavor? The closest I can think of, would be a Maple Log flavoring. Which lovers of Pecan Pie might recognize as totally not Pecan Pie! In fact, it probably should have been marketed as some kind of Canadian patriotic flavor. Perhaps released on the Canadian Thanksgiving. That at least would make since! Plus, you wouldn’t be disappointed biting into these expecting something that tastes at least slightly like pecan pie and instead getting a mouthful of Maple.

Still, it’s a delicious flavor, and well worth the cost, as long as you aren’t buying from someone overpricing on Amazon.

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As some of you know, I have been on a diet, and have been making some progress with my weight loss. However, Dieting alone just doesn’t cut it! Which is why I also have an exercise plan that works in conjunction with my diet. The exercises vary, from push ups, to sit ups, and also walking — and occasionally jogging!

While out for a 2 mile walk today, I found myself at our towns local oil museum, and so I decided to stop in and have a look, since the last time I was there, I was a wee tiny little tyke. In fact, it was so long ago, that I don’t even remember the event. The only reason I know I went there, was because my grandma took pictures!

Since I was at the Oil Museum, I decided I would make a video, and take you all on an educational tour of the Oil Museum. This only explores the outside, since I am not sure how well me jibber jabbing inside the museum would go over.

Before you watch, there are some things I want to point out. First, this video was taken using my cell phone, so the quality isn’t that great. I clearly need a phone with a better camera. The video is also very shaky, as my cell phone doesn’t have any type of stabilizer.

Now, you may have noticed that at some points the scene just cuts away and shifts into the next. This is because, like every classic movie, sometimes bits get left on the cutting room floor. Parts that were removed were just extra rambling, and long stretches of walking. Also a scene where a squirrel chilled on a fence. Then there was the “Chinese Herbs” exhibit which made no sense. So, I just cut it out. Nothing important.

Reflected candy corn.

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Halloween is almost upon us! It’s nearly time for all the little ghosts, ghouls and Goblins to come out to wreak havoc across the land! Are you prepared?!

Here’s a fun fact for you, Halloween is actually one of the only Holidays that I enjoy. Despite the fact, that I usually spend it alone, It is still my favorite Holiday. The reason for this? Well, there are a variety of reasons for this! First of all, It’s not really a family oriented Holiday like Easter, Christmas or Thanksgiving. Since, it doesn’t focus on family, I don’t find myself thinking about all people closest to me that I have lost. That’s always a good thing!

Another reason that I enjoy Halloween is the fact that it becomes much easier on October 31st, to find a good Zombie movie on Television! This year, with the start of The Walking Dead TV Series will be even better, because Honestly, the only thing better than a movie about Zombies, is a series about Zombies! Plus Halloween holiday episodes of Television shows are usually pretty snazzy too!

If those weren’t good enough reasons to love Halloween, I have just two words to say to you. Candy Corn. Yep, Candy corn, one of the best holiday candies ever created. Sure, it’s practically just pure sugar. Sure, it will rot your teeth out. Sure, it will probably put many people into a sugar coma. All that maybe true, but damn, is it worth it!

I remember, when I was a little tyke, I used to, like most children, attach the little bits of candy corn to my teeth, and pretend they were Fangs. I would then run around making silly little vampire statements like “I vant to suck yer blood!” in a cheesy Romanian accent. However, I believe the Phrase I prefered at the time was a quote from the movie Fright Night, “Your dinners in the oven!”, yea it was a stupid quote for a lame movie, but at the time I friggin loved it!

Anyway, I would probably run around for 15 mins or so, with my candy corn fangs. Honestly? I am surprised that my teeth being exposed that long to Candy Corn didn’t cause them to fall out! Hell, I suppose I am severely lucky that I still have teeth to call my own.

So, I was searching around on the Mego Museum website, which is a really good place to visit if you are into collectible Mego toys, or even if you just want to take a look at all the mego goodness. While surfing through the website, I came across this picture of these two love birds holding hands.

sitting in a tree.....

Awww, it’s so romantical!

The Godfather

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I remember when I was younger, my mother used to pretty much let me watch what I wanted. Within reason of course! She trusted my judgement on what I could handle. She was right to do so, because I knew what not to watch, because being human, I have the basic ability to tell when something is either going to freak me out, or scare the begeezus out of me. There were a few things I wouldn’t watch back in the day. The exorcist and The Shining being two of the biggest ones that stuck out in my mind.

One thing that I did watch a lot of was, Sci-fi flicks and Mobster flicks, though I doubt I would have watched a sci-fi mobster flick. Not because my little mind couldn’t handle it, but because that’s too damn cornballish even for me!

I loved Mobster flicks, and learned a great deal! I learned that Vinny and Vito were pretty common italian names, but nowhere near as common as Donald.

Yes, I said Donald! You read that right. I admit, that was slightly flawed, since I have learned that the most common Italian male name is probably Antonio, and that Donald isn’t very common at all! However, it seemed like every time I watched a Mobster movie, there was either a Vinny or a Vito. Occasionally both! Also, They were always led by some guy named Don. Yes, I have since learned that Don is not short for Donald. I have learned that there is no fictional character named Donald Corleone.

Yes, I did feel stupid. Although, thankfully I had the ignorance of youth to shield me.

Example of an American grocery store aisle.

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I really hate Grocery Shopping. Just thought I would throw that out there. That being said, I am about to groggily hop into the shower, scrub myself down, and then head out to do some shopping. Hopefully, by the time I finish this entry, and begin my march to the shower, I will have fully woken up. 

What do I hate about shopping for Groceries? Well, that’s not an easy question! There’s so much to hate! I’m not particularly fond of having to deal with all the people at the store. You know, the ones who park their cart in the middle of the aisle and then stand there talking to someone else, whom also has their cart parked in the middle of the aisle, thereby essentially blocking off that aisle so if you need something from the other side of their barricade, you are forced to go around them? You know the type? 

I also hate roaming around the store, grabbing what I want, and stuffing it into my cart. Then, after buying the groceries, I have to load them up into the car, then unload them into the house, and then finally I have to stuff those groceries into the Shelves/Fridge/Freezer. 

As I said, what’s not to hate? To top it all off, I know come next week, I have to do it all again! You know what would be really great? If people didn’t eat or drink. Then there wouldn’t be a need for Grocery Shopping! Of course, then I would miss out on important things. Things like soda, Cakes, Doughnuts and the occasional other goody that I ought not be eating but do anyway. 

This is quite simply the BEST shower curtain in the entire world! If the website that sold this wasn’t currently sold out, I would have this sucker ordered and waiting for it’s arrival. The website description is as follows…

They’ll think twice about using the bathroom, thanks to the bloody knife-wielding serial killer splashed across this vinyl shower curtain. What’ll really startle ’em is the sound and motion-activated “Psycho” music clip, complete with screaming woman.

Obviously this is a tribute to the classic hitchcock film Psycho. Not a fan of hitchhock or horror? Then this prolly wouldn’t be your cup of tea…but I myself think its the bees knees!