thursday things

Have you ever wondered why bubble wrap was invented?  Or debated whether or not you should use it in your shipping?

Let me save you some time here, always use bubble wrap.  Always.  Or even the best of intentions can go horribly array.  Granted, a box full of broken Bouchon macarons, while tragically sad (and would probably be the very definition of “a box of sadness”), is still a box full of Bouchon macarons.  I still ate them.  Like macaron confetti.  If I’d had more wits about me, perhaps I’d have poured them into a bowl of milk and eaten them like macaron cereal.  MacaronOs.  Let’s get on inventing that, Kellogg, alright?

Also, I opened my e-mail today to find one from the BF with the subject title: “Who figured out a beaver’s behind tastes like raspberry?”  Naturally, my curiosity was piqued.  First off, a beaver’s behind tastes like raspberries?  That can’t possibly be good for survival in the animal kingdom.  But, long story short, if you see the ingredient “castoreum” in anything you’re eating… maybe you should stop eating it.  Just sayin’. Oh, and if you see “natural flavors” as an ingredient, it might be hiding in there anyway.  Hey, beavers are natural.  And so are their butts.  It might be easier to just not read that story and remain blissfully ignorant.

Something happened and I blinked and we ended up well into September.  During that time, Some Kitchen Stories released another gorgeous desktop calendar.  If you, like me, insist on staring at food all day while you think about food and eat food, hop on over and give it a look-see.

This video went viral, then we found out it was engineered by Jimmy Kimmel.  Come on, Jimmy.  All you have to do is wait, it’s only a matter of time before that would happen in real life!

Then there’s this guy’s burrito-rant which exploded all over the interwebs.  While I find it completely hilarious to read his rant (and I totally agree with his premise), I can’t help but wonder if the thought crossed his mind to simply ask them to remake his burrito?  You know, in a less-angry way?

Dominique Ansel Bakery, creator of the cronut, continued to make my brain explode with this new magic souffle concoction.  I need to get to NYC.  Stat.

Some amazing parents are making some pretty amazing lunches for their kids.  Is it too weird for me to turn one of the BF’s lunches into a Mario bento?  Heck, that might even get me to make my OWN lunch!

I can’t STOP watching this kid.  It’s, like, hypnotic.  He’s basically the coolest kid in the whole world.

Now, in blog-related news, I know that I’ve been neglecting you all a little bit over the past week and, whether you noticed my absence or not, I’ve felt super guilty about not paying enough attention to you.  So, even though this is the time of the year where I should be pumpkin-ing all the things, posting thousands of holiday recipes, and even more “getting ready for the holidays” recipes, this girl in particular is totally pooped.

So I’m going to take a short break, probably just a week or two…  You probably won’t even notice that I’m gone!

I’ll still be around on Instagram and Facebook, so if you miss me too much you can always find me there.  I even send an occasional tweet from time to time.

And to help ease the pain of my absence, I will leave you with the ever adorable fennec fox.

If you ever see one in the wild, IMMEDIATELY CAPTURE IT AND SEND IT TO ME!

JUST LOOK AT THOSE RADAR DISH EARS!!! HOW COULD YOU RESIST!?

10 thoughts on “thursday things

  1. a few notes:
    omg cutest fox ever.
    i would have completely eaten those macarons. no hesitation, even. just dried the tears and it would have been go time.
    burrito rant? best thing ever, b/c i feel like it sounds like either one of us when we go on crazy rants. and i love us when we go on crazy rants. :)
    good for you for taking a break. i will miss you on this particular space, but i know we will chat outside of this space. such a range of emotions.

  2. I’m sorry I can’t send you that souffle from nyc…I’m afraid it would fare even worse than the macarons. You’ll just have to come visit me and we can go get one together…and Shannon and the wee one should join too :) I can’t see any of these videos at work so this thursday things has been sad for me. I’ll have to visit again when I’m home. I’ll miss you in your absense but at least I have these fox pictures to keep me smiling when you’re gone…I will come back daily to gaze at them. I want one of these foxes so so badly…that little trotting/strutting one is like the cutest thing ever!!! Look at his smile! :)

  3. I LOVE THURSDAY THINGS. I’M YELLING BECAUSE IT’S REALLY HARD TO CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT. ESPECIALLY WITHOUT BUBBLE WRAP. The burrito rant? Totally justified. The kid dancin’? COME ON! Insane bento box lunches? No. I’d rather watch tv. But if someone made one for me? I’D DIE. I’D BE DEAD.

    Have a good rest, little bird.

    • I would love to see your ballet interpretation of dubstep. Do they have dubstep up north there?? and I know, those bento boxes! I die. Maybe Shannon would make some for us 😉

  4. I hate broken cookies…but you’re right…they’re still cookies. This is my first time visiting my blog, and I’m enjoying it greatly. Your Thursday thoughts had me smiling from ear to ear. Thank you for sharing!

    • Thanks, Monet! You’re so sweet! Maybe I should make some of your classic chocolate chip cookies to help ease the pain? 😉

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