Tuesday, August 26, 2008

the good, the bad, and the yummy

Here's a few new products I found and felt a need to share my opinions on...

My daughter brought this gem to my attention. It's a new Sharpie pen that - get this - won't bleed through paper. It's a nice pen without that feature and I use it for everything from writing checks to writing notes. But what I really am excited about is that you can use it in your Bible because it won't bleed through those thin pages. Check it out.

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Part of my daily morning routine is pour myself a bowl of my all-time favorite cereal: Honey Bunches of Oats. Sometimes I eat it twice a day. Since the original came out, Post has put out several different varieties that include different fruits or flavors. I've never strayed from the original because I don't care for fruit flavors in my cereal. But the other day I picked up two new varieties; chocolate and Just Bunches (which is just the little bunches of oats without the flakes).

I thought I'd like both since I like chocolate so much and let's face it, it's those little bunches that makes the cereal so yummy. But I was surprisingly disappointed. Chocolate cereal - no! I guess it's not just fruit flavors I don't like in my cereal. Just bunches - no! I need those flakes to balance out the taste of the cereal. I'll just stick with the original, thank you very much.

Back in July of 2007, I posted here about the new McDonald's iced coffee and how much I l.o.v.e.d it. But then in November, I was diagnosed with diabetes and could no longer partake of one of my favorite drinks. There was just too much sugar in it

But oh, happy day! McDonald's just came out with some new flavors and one of them is sugar-free vanilla. I had one today and I am doing a happy dance. YUM!


MightyMom said...

sugar free is good!! glad you found it.

Momma Roar said...

Great tip on the pen, thanks!

So glad you found a new drink you can enjoy!!!

That is T's favorite cereal too - and I believe (without even having to purchase it) that he'd probably say the same things. Stick to the original!! LOL :)

Short Stop said...

The Sharpie: VERY cool!!

I totaly remember that post about McD's. I think that is one of the first posts I read of yours. I was like "this is my kind of girl!" One of my favorite memories of you!! :)

I LOVE Honey Bunches of Oats. It satisfies my sweet craving so I don't attack the cookie jar! :)

Heidi Jo said...

the pen will be in my shopping cart the next trip to the store:0)


MightyMom said...

girl friend, if you can (or could) type NINETY words a minute, you DESERVE to brag!!!


I'm still trying to break 70, 67 is my highest so far.....

Penless Thoughts said...

I am a cereal purist, too.!!

Barb said...

Excellent and how true your quote is!

I discovered the pens too and use them all the time. I never thought of using to write in my Bible though. Ya learn something every day! Will definitely try it.

One of my favorite drinks if Starbucks Skinny Cinnamon Latte Dolce (think that is the right order of words)!!Add some artifical sugar and it's even better.

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The Woman said...

gonna have to get me one of those pens now

J-ME said...

Sugar free?? Oh! I will have to check it out.

I had heard about the new Sharpie, but didn't realize that it would work in Bibles. Thanks for the info!

Chocolate cereal.... NO! Not since I was a kid (many years ago!)and got sick after eating Cocoa Crispies... I've never wanted to try them again!

Mam said...

I am glad you can have your coffee again. I make iced coffee at home all the time. I use Splenda. Don't know if you can use that or not. I'm dealing with high cholesterol and have cut out some foods, but I can still have sugar if I want it.