chemaccino good, but not good for you

Saturday, February 26, 2005
 
Necco, when did you stop trying?
I have been dismayed at the lack of quality in my conversation hearts this year. I knew I should expect some kind of decline, since Necco's been struggling for years, but the decline in quality this year is particularly noticable.
Many of my hearts have been malformed; misshapen and blobby. They also don't seem to have been pressed into the molding correctly, leaving an odd texture to the surface, which has affected the quality of the lettering on the hearts.
The 'conversations' on the hearts have always been a bit difficult to understand ( "URA 10", "URA CUTIE", and the recent "IM ME"), but now that the letters don't always stick and the stampers are often misaligned with their targets, the messages are now often unclear.

Below, a few of this year's special conversation heart messages, courtesy of the Necco quality control guy. Or rather, the lack thereof. See if you can figure out what they were supposed to say.

MORE

MAR
ME

LORE

YOU
& MF

RAGE
ME

BE
VINE

ALL
ME

REAM

GOI
LOVE

DE
MINE

EW
LOVE

#1
PAN

REAM
TEAM

SAGE
ME

E
MAR

MILE

NIC
GIR

ANGE

ALL
STAB

GOT
OVE

IT'S
OVE

MY
V5

BE
WINE

YES
EAR

MARRY
MF



Then again, maybe some of these are on purpose - some of these look like the work of an employee with relationship problems.


Tuesday, February 22, 2005
 
A Trader by any other name would still shop as sweet
A melange of brief poems

He goes by many names: Joe's, Giotto's, and Ming's
But when I'm there, it's hard to tell if price or quality is the thing

Oh!
Trader Joe!
How I love you so!
An enchanted forest!
of fresh broccoli florets!
at less than two-point-oh-oh!

I think I'll get this
oh, and this and this and this
wish I grabbed a cart

The first time I saw frozen asparagus spears
it did seem queer
that I'd never seen them anywhere before.
And I have finally stopped guessing
whether Annie's Goddess Dressing
is carried at any other store.

bag of raw almonds
finally affordable
I can keep first-born



Monday, February 21, 2005
 
Fuck This
My blood results came back and they want me to go and get tested again. AGAIN? AGAIN?!?


Thursday, February 17, 2005
 
Lesson Learned: Surprising Someone with Sweets Often Ends Badly
Pop over to CNN to read about how two teenage girls were sued over a random act of kindness.
Then again, 10:30pm is probably not the best time for banging on strangers' doors.

In wedding planning news, the dress hunt continues, and the drama heightens. Saturday saw us in a boutique shop with an incredibly rude clerk. Last night was lovely at David's Bridal, but it turns out that the dress I like, in addition to its potential to cause a rash from the itchy lace, was erased from the website, and discontinued. While I was trying it on.


Thursday, February 10, 2005
 
How do YOU celebrate it?
I celebrated my new health care coverage with a visit to the doctor. I DID have health insurance before, but it was the cheap kind that only helps in case of extreme disaster. NOW I have Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Garlic Blue Crossbow. And everything costs just $10/visit!

So I met with my PCP's RNP and got referrals for a GYN and a dermatologist. HOT!

Here's the part where everyone has to be all proud of me: I got my blood tested.
Not for any particular reason, just kind of a once-every-ten-years kind of a thing. Soon I'll know about cholesterol stuff, I guess. But what makes this HYUGE is that I am a total needlephobe and I have serious anxiety about the blood thing. Like, had-to-sit-in-the-car-for-a-few-minutes-until-I-felt-ready-to-drive level of anxiety. Hopefully, I'm good for another 10 years.


Tuesday, February 01, 2005
 
Pope's got nothing on this one
Have you SEEN the King of Nepal's HAT? Oh my GOD. Here's a link to a photo on nytimes.com. Holy CRAP.
This hat, I mean....
It's like one of those beer-drinking helmets, but with out the beer cans and with flags and stuff.

Beau says it's just part of the backdrop the guy is standing in front of but I say NO IT'S A CRAZY HAT.