Thursday Things


It’s Thursday, and doesn’t that sky look beautiful?

Well, you’re wrong.

It’s not beautiful.  it’s horrible.  Would you like to know why?

Because that sun is trying to melt us alive.


88 degrees before 6:00 AM…. See? It’s evil.

And those highs for the week?  Pure evil.

So, a lot of news this week (aside from the sun trying to burn us off the face of the Earth).

As you may have heard, a red panda escaped the National Zoo… Knowing my deep love of these cuddly critters, there was some speculation as to whether or not I may or may not have been involved…

The BF and I were both devastated that we missed what probably would have been our only chance to bring a red panda into our lives. If only we’d known… then we could have been there!  (I thought you were supposed break free NEXT month!  It’s ok, we’ll be there with the getaway vehicle next time, red panda!)

In other news, I saw this at the store and it BLEW MY MIND.

cookies n cream cereal

I know, your mind was just blown too.  Is it just me or have there been more new cereal flavors released in the past year than in the last like 5 years combined?  Not that I’m complaining…

I was strong the first time, “No, Natalie, you already have too much cereal at home.”

But then, they put it on sale, and all of my self-control immediately dissolved and next thing I knew it was strapped into my passenger seat.

I’m just kidding, I know cereal doesn’t need to wear a seatbelt.  I’m not that crazy…

Next Thursday I’ll let you know how it is.

Also, there was this… It was even on sale, and I resisted!

jif whip

Even though I really wanted to buy it.  Like really really.

Like walked around Target petting it and talking to it… whispering sweet nothings into its ear… but then I put it back, because it seems like I should be able to whip my own peanut butter, right?  Is it really that easy?  I’m not sure, but I’ll find out.

Then, also at Target, I found this monstrosity, which may have been the worst food-related creation that I’ve seen in a long time.

cosmo yogurt

Really, Yoplait?  What is happening over there?   “Women like cosmos, right? Let’s make yogurt that tastes like cosmos!” … I’m going to assume that a board of “brilliant” men came up with this idea.

Speaking of brilliant men, you must check out this video.  I imagine BF would have a similar experience if he were trying to use a moby wrap (which I didn’t know was a thing before watching that video).

My BFF sent it to me and at first I was skeptical… but then I watched it like 248293482349 times so…. sorry, bestie, I never should have doubted you!  (Honestly, I should really know better by now)

Let’s be honest here, he is MILES ahead of where I would be trying to use one…

On a related note, I just learned how to embed videos on here!  We all learned together, aren’t you so happy?  I’m sure you’re just as thrilled as I am.  THIS MEANS SO MUCH FOR OUR FUTURE TOGETHER!

Also, the BF shared this amazing Craigslist ad for a (slightly used) yoga mat with me… It basically made my day the other day.  It took my day from like a 2 to an 11.  AN ELEVEN!

And since I started with red pandas, I feel like I should end with them too.  Yet another reason why red pandas are the best animals ever:

I wish I could be that happy when I worked out – haha!

Have a great weekend, everyone!  I’ll probably die of heat stroke… but if I don’t, I will be sure to make you all a wonderful post to read.

Or maybe I’ll make one and set it to auto-publish just in case…

6 thoughts on “Thursday Things

  1. I thought about you today when the video news thingy in our elevators at work said that it was going to hit 130 degrees in the southwestern U.S. That is seriously crazy. Please do not leave your air conditioned house for any reason…unless another escaped red panda somehow ends up in your front yard.

    • We only made it to 119 (that I observed, at least)… I did have to leave the house a few times but luckily I survived…. so far. Unfortunately, no red pandas to report, only the usual bunnies and quail 🙁

  2. I was worried that the red panda workout video was your way of confessing to the panda situation at the National Zoo (is THIS what she means by “working on her fitness?!?!?!”) And, btw, there was not “some” speculation regarding your involvement; there was lots of speculation. LOTS.
    There should be laws against putting cereal on sale, because i go crazy. mostly bc it’s like i would cheating myself NOT to buy it at that point, right? My dumb grocery store likes to put things on “4 for $10” sale, which means…hi, at least four boxes of cereal at once.
    did i just see whipped peanut butter? i can’t know about that.
    i still love the moby wrap video and the yoga mat ad, per our earlier discussion about these things. we get so much work done; it’s a good thing we’re so focused.
    88 degrees by 6 am? NO. I know for a fact it’s supposed to be beastly hot today, and currently (6 am) it’s only 73 degrees. So i can only imagine your pain, but it must be significant. I still say you should come up here for the summer. 🙂

    • Do you think we could whip our own peanut butter? Do you think it would be the same? I guess we would have to purchase the pre-whipped kind anyawy just so we could compare. I have a coupon for the freaking stuff, too. THEY SENT ME A COUPON!! MY DEFENSES ARE USELESS AGAINST THEM!!!
      I just saw a bunch of my family friends took a road trip to STL and I was super sad, but then I remembered that YOU AREN’T THERE ANYWAY, so then I wasn’t as sad anymore.

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