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Thursday, January 25, 2007

It's Raining Smarties!

Last night, I had every intention of getting a run in, but after sitting in traffic for an hour and a half, I didn't much feel like stepping out into the pouring rain for a jog (some days, I completely understand road rage -- one of these days, I'm not going to shoot someone, but I will strangle them with my bare hands). Instead, I settled in for the evening in front the TV and scarfed down about ten rolls of Smarties (my husband saw them and bought a whole bag for me -- I curse and praise him for that purchase). I swear, those colorful little disks of sugar are like tablets of crack! I finally had to put the bag in a drawer.

Eh, some days just don't work out that well for a run.

In good news, I read an article this morning touting the "smart" effects of coffee: Apparently, caffeine is good for your brain, it makes you REAL smart. I can now add that to the long list of coffee's benefits that include: antioxidants, help with weight loss, help with digestion (makes you poo!), and wakes you the fuck up in the morning. Mmmmm, I L-O-V-E coffee.

8 comments:

teacherwoman said...

Mmmm, smarties! I love those too! But, I find if I eat too many, I get an upset tummy. The acid in my body doesn't really agree with them!

a.maria said...

oooooooh woman. i loves me some smarties. i'm so there.

as for coffee... i've never quite learned to enjoy coffee... i do, however, have an addiction to ice cold coca cola classic.

something tells me its health benefits aren't quite the same though!

miss petite america said...

i can't say i enjoy the coffee like u do, but i'm with ya on the smarties!! gobbling up 10 rolls of smarties take up so little space in your tummy!

Neese said...

Jess! I don't know if I should tell you this because you might get stuck in traffic rushing to get there and kill someone and then it'll be my fault.... BUT.. did you know they make GIANT SMARTIES!? I saw them at Walgreens the other day and was SO tempted to try em, they are in a wrapped roll just like the small ones but the disks are like 10x the size.

Jess said...

Neese:
I HAVE the giant Smarties! My husband bought a roll of them from Walgreens for me along with the bag (nothing says "I love you" like a LOT of sugar). And I have to say, the Smarties lose something in the larger form. They are not nearly as delicious. But, that may be just me -- I tend to prefer things in mini-form.

Taryn said...

Love the bit about coffee... you sing its praises so well! ;)

Neese said...

ok i probably won't get them, i kinda wondered if they would be different bigger

runner26 said...

I think the first post I ever read from you was about smarties! lol. I'm with you on the coffee analysis...though lately I've been into tea. Caffeine tends to do crazy things to me. Glad you're in for Chicago! It will be a blast!!