What I Learned This Week

This week I’ve learned that I really have no business buying girl-scout cookies because I don’t have sense enough to not eat them. Actually I learn that same lesson every year around this time yet I buy them anyway because my BFF’s daughter Katie is cute and irresistible.

I also learned that each Tagalong has seventy (70!) calories which makes me very sad because the tagalong is my favorite cookie and I could eat my weight in them. I have them tucked safely away in the cabinet and I will only allow myself four per day. One saving grace is that I can barely taste because I am still suffering from a big fat case of head congestion and a constant flow of snot. (I know, I know, TMI).

And since I’ve already had my four tagalongs today, I need to stop talking about girl scout cookies because OHMYWORD, I want another one badly! But Enough. About. Cookies.

I did learn a number of other things this week though, things that have nothing to do with cookies, so lets get right to it, shall we?

1. iHop is now serving a Bacon & Egg Cheeseburger. – I haven’t tasted it because it defies my breakfast/lunch separation requirement, but from what I hear its a big seller.

2. Vaseline lip therapy works great for a sore, raw nose. – Gross, but true. Look. I know that sounds a bit crazy, but when push comes to MYNOSEISRAWANDSORE, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. I initially bought a generic form of carmex lip balm, but the smell was horrible and caused me to gag. The Vaseline is pretty much odor free. AND, before you ask, even though I am only using it for my nose, I simply squirt a little dab on my finger and then apply it to my ol’ sore nose.

3. When the peanut butter is missing from a mouse trap, you will find yourself googling the words will and peanut and butter and evaporate? And the answer will have you thinking you should use probably just use cheese next time.

4. A new door knob and kick-plate can breath fresh life into a door. That is, once the door knob and kick plate are the same color.

5. The School Book Fair will be much more profitable if you host a Grandparent’s Day.

6. To get rid of the stupid black picture thing on Facebook, you can simply hit F5 and it will go away. (You can thank me later!)

7. The child sitting beside my child in the lunchroom will have a direct effect on how much of his lunch my child actually eats.

8. A Lincoln Navigator Limo ride is an excellent motivator for kids (and parents) to peddle sell 25 tubs of cookie dough.

9. Baking Soda, when used in the shower is a great product to strip the hair of various products that make it feel ‘heavy’ and ‘rough’.

What did YOU learn this week?


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  1. says

    Me too on the Samoas, and don’t hate me for this, but I hide my cookies in a cupboard, and because they aren’t out, sadly, I forget about them and then they go stale! That is sad isn’t it, and such a waste of amazing calories! Gotta get mine back out! (I also have to hide them so my hubby won’t gobble them down.)
    Gotta try the f5 feature and this Grandparents’ Day…tell me more. Maybe I should mention it to our school?

  2. says

    OMG! I love you!! that whole F5 thing !! Amazing!! 🙂 I instantly went to facebook and tried it and it worked woohooo. I just told everyone on my facebook about it as well 🙂

    So glad I do not buy girl scout cookies!! 70 cals shewee!

    Oh and have you ever used vicks vaporub!! The cream kind is amazing. It is not greasy what so ever and one bottle lasts a long time. 🙂

  3. Erika says

    Thin mints and samoas.. I had a box of thin mints but I never had any of them.. Avoiding sweets right now on my diet ( DIEt )but calorie counting or boring (healthy) eating. Praise the Lord the cookies are gone now! Thank you Jesus that my second childs PMS just in time and was glad to eat them. (yes she thin)sigh. Remember the days you could eat the box and not really notice physically wise.. sigh again. 🙂



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