Okay before we get started, let’s take a closer look at that tee from the cover photos!
True story indeed.
Anyway, what’s up everybody? Welcome back to #DoubleFML!
So, if you follow me on social media (which you should be already but if not, click the links on the side panel to do so NOW 😉), you would have noticed that I had numerous people point out that the apple slicer that I was so impressed with last post is actually an old invention. In fact, people were saying that these things have been around since 70’s Tupperware parties?!
Pardon me for being confused about which decade we’re in though. I mean, with all the skinny jeans, afros, flared pants (ie: bell bottoms), legalized weed and endless protests, it’s easy to get confused. So, clearly, I’m not the only one, the entire country is throwing it back to the 70’s lately!
But yeah, apparently, I was “late to the party” on this one (lol what’s up Rashatta?) because 2 others (thanks Pam Gorman and Angie Vona) even sent me these photos of slicers for pineapples and watermelon too!
Wow, I had no idea! To them, my last post must have felt like someone going on and on about a microwave as though it was newfangled space-aged technology!
Ha, I feel like I was frozen in time like Walt Disney or something. But hey, call me out of touch or whatever you’d like – that apple slicer is a game changer so whenever it was invented, I’m just happy to have it!
Speaking of old inventions, my girlfriend is finally going to teach me how to use my dishwasher. I know, crazy, right? But I grew up in a household where I WAS the dishwasher, so we never used ours. For my entire childhood, I literally hand-washed everything, merely inches away from a machine that could have done it all for me!
I know, the horror, right? But my parents didn’t think it would clean as well as we could by hand so there I stood, scrubbing dish after dish as the machine just sat there taunting me.
But now that I have an apartment that came with a dishwasher, I finally decided to try it out.
Unfortunately, the detergent packet (I refuse to say pod until this Tide thing blows over!) didn’t open after several attempts so I gave up and went back to hand-washing.
My girlfriend says that I just need to switch to powder or liquid though, so she’s going to help me give it another shot and finally move into the 21st century.
Yes, I know, I’m extremely late on that technology too obviously. But if you’re wondering, yes, I do have electricity and no, I do not churn my own butter.
Oh yeah, if you read my last post, you’ll notice that until now, I’ve been using the term “new bae” instead of girlfriend.
While I loved that term, I hadn’t quite thought through the fact that I’d eventually have to drop the word “new” at some point. And if you think that I’m going to ever run the risk of accidentally calling her “old bae” and getting stuck on the couch for a week you’re out of your mind! Girlfriend is a much safer term so um yeah, let’s go with that for now!
Anyway, how are you all navigating this crazy flu season? It’s been awful this year! I’m not usually one to get sick on a regular basis but I’m finally getting over being sick yet again and I absolutely refuse to catch another cold anytime soon.
So, with that said, if I so much as hear a cough out of anyone within 10 feet of me from now until summer, I might literally kick you or douse you in Lysol and rebuke you in the name of Jesus! Not today Satan, I’m good. I don’t care who or how old you are, you’d better keep your filthy germs to yourself! You’ve been warned.
“If I so much as hear a cough out of anyone within 10 feet of me from now until summer, I might literally kick you or douse you in Lysol and rebuke you in the name of Jesus! Not today Satan, I’m good.” – Fat Darrell
Okay so the Super Bowl is this Sunday pitting The Philadelphia Eagles against The New England Patriots. For those of you who still watch the NFL, what’s your pick?
Picking this one is bittersweet because despite being a 49ers fan, I used to work with The Philadelphia Eagles marketing department. My namesake ®Fat Darrell Sandwich was also sold in their home stadium for several years. I owe a lot of great memories to that organization, so it would be great to see them finally win the big one. However….
With that said, I actually picked The Patriots to repeat as Super Bowl champs at the beginning of the season and that prediction still looks pretty solid! It’s hard to bet against Tom Brady, especially with The Eagles starting their backup quarterback but either way, I just hope that it’s a great game.
If nothing else, I know that the halftime show will be amazing! Justin Timberlake is one of my favorite artists so I’m definitely looking forward to watching him perform. Oh yeah, and if you’re into prop bets, I’m betting that he brings out both N’Sync and Janet Jackson during his performance. Watch, you’ll see! NostraDarrell has spoken.
That gig with The Eagles was great though. It actually started off as a college internship that my buddy Dino helped hook me up with. I had no idea where to report on my first day, so I remember just randomly walking out to the middle of the field like I belonged there. That’s when I first learned that if you look confident and carry a clipboard, you can go almost anywhere in the world! I later tested that theory by gaining backstage access to a concert, but I should probably wait until the statute of limitations is up before I tell you that story!
Anyway, moving on (before I accidentally send myself to prison). Here are a few pics from Shine Pageants and Modelling’s 1-year anniversary celebration that I was honored to have been invited to attend this past weekend.
Shine is owned by my friend Karina Zevallos, who I met when I was a judge for the Miss Hermosa Latina Pageant that she won a few years ago. I still find it hilarious that the immature guy who wears pizza tank tops and Ninja Turtle Hats is constantly asked to judge style and poise! Go figure. But yeah, congratulations again Karina!
Okay, without further ado, let’s “taco bout” these fries y’all! More specifically, the all new French fries from…Taco Bell! Que pasa?
That’s right! If you haven’t heard, Taco Bell is now serving fries…or at least they are for now (the menu says they’re only for a “limited time only”).
You don’t normally think of fries when you think of tacos, so it sounds weird at first. It’s like going to Red Lobster to order a steak. Thinking it through, tacos and fries are both “go to” late night binge foods so I suppose it does make sense.
I still lowered my expectations though because I was a bit underwhelmed by the taco they launched around this time last year that had a chicken patty as a shell. This idea however has potential so I decided to give it a shot.
They have 2 different options on the menu. You can just get an order or regular seasoned Nacho fries (for only $1!) or you can get them smothered in beef, cheese sauce, tomatoes and sour cream.
While the smothered option sounds awesome (actually it sounds just like the loaded fries from Lattea that I told you about a few months ago), it’s easy to make anything taste good when it’s smothered in cheese and sour cream! So, for the integrity of this test, I decided to go with the regular Nacho fries with a cup of dipping sauce on the side.
As for the taste?
WOW! These are actually awesome! I tried the first 3 without any dipping sauce to gauge their true flavor without the cheese assist and yep, they’re really good!
The Mexican seasonings taste just like taco sauce. I’m normally a ketchup junkie with fries but in this case, it would actually take away from the flavor. The cheese was the perfect choice to accompany these and it really takes them to the next level. The term Nacho Fries is actually a perfect description of the taste. They nailed these.
For now, they only come in one size but again, they’re only a dollar. I’m sure the smothered versions are equally delicious so yeah, if you were on the fence about trying these out, give them a shot. They’re pretty tasty.
In fact, as far as fast food chains go, I can easily put these ahead of Burger King’s already. Burger king fries are just kind of “there” but nondescript.
The only cool thing about Burger King fries is when one accidentally drops into your order of onion rings. Otherwise, they’re just okay (sorry King, but your burgers are still awesome!).
I can’t place these above McDonald’s fries just yet though. And my fave is still Wendy’s.
Yep, I said it, I think Wendy’s has the best fast food fries! I like how they’re almost steak fries but still crispy. Good times.
Don’t get me wrong though, it’s not a blowout victory. McDonald’s is like 1b to Wendy’s at 1a. But I wouldn’t turn down any of these!
Hmm, Ronald McDonald? Wendy? Those redheads sure know how to whip up some fries! But yeah, of the aforementioned list, Taco Bell would be right there at number 3.
Who serves your favorite fries? Comment below!
Do you have another food item, restaurant or recipe we should all try out? Tell us in the comments below! Also make sure to join our Facebook foodie group, Phemomnomnomenal, by chicking here!
Since this post is an ode to fries, and we also discussed modelling earlier, I say we merge both sides with a French Fries fashion show! Wait, huh? Just go with it people…
Anyway, let’s take a look at these French fry themed clothing and accessories! Perhaps Karina should incorporate some of these into next year’s show?
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And now, on with the show!
Hey girl, can I get some fries with that shake?
Fry ties? Wait, what?!
Ha, these are great but the bow-ties in particular caught my attention enough to send me down this rabbit hole… look what else I found!
I have no idea where you’d wear half of these though. One of you needs to get married soon and send me an invitation so I have an excuse to buy one!
And yes, I know, you’re probably thinking that I should just wear one to my own wedding. I wouldn’t have to worry about using the term “girlfriend” or “new bae” if I dared to show up to the altar wearing a bacon tie though! I’d probably be using the terms “I’m sorry” and “single” a lot after that stunt though!
Would any of you dare to wear any of these? Comment below!
Oh yeah, before we move on, check out this French fry car holder! I don’t eat my car that often but this is pretty brilliant!
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Oh yeah, and here’s a random gif of WWE’s The Ultimate Warrior scarfing down fries…you know, just cuz. Enjoy!
I know that I’ve restated this several times but I feel the need to clarify once more since one of the shirts above may have misled a few of you into thinking that you could do a French fry chaser after your workout and still reach your fitness goals. While I encourage cheat days, you can’t cheat every day. If you eat junk every time you workout, it’s going to be hard to make progress! Besides, you don’t need to reward yourself with a treat every time you hit the gym. You’re not a puppy.
Secondly, this meme goes out to all of you who may be on the verge of quitting on your resolution because you’re “too busy.”
I’ve had a few clients like that over the years. They’d tell me how busy they are, yet they could tell me every detail about The Real Housewives of Atlanta and all of the other tv shows they managed to watch on a daily basis.
It all comes down to priorities and how bad you want it. If it’s not truly important to you, you’ll find an excuse. If it’s important, you’ll find a way.
There are plenty of creative strategies to sneak fitness into your daily routine. Even if it’s for 15 minutes. 15 minutes is better than nothing, right?
If you’re having a hard time figuring out how to construct a fitness routine that suits your schedule and lifestyle, brainstorm with a supportive friend or seek out a professional trainer. If you’re willing to put in the effort and have the will, there’s always a way.
Do you have a fitness question or accomplishment you’d like to share? Tell us about it in the comments below!
Fry Song – Rebecca Sugar
Aint Nobody Love you Like I Love You – Justin Timberlake (wait for me to say “I told you so” next post after his Super Bowl performance!)
Me and My Girlfriend – Jay-Z ft. Beyonce
Fashion – Lady Gaga (like taco bow ties…)
God’s Plan – Drake (You’re welcome John P…)
Do you have another song that fits today’s themes? Do you have a song that doesn’t fit today’s themes but is just so great we should check it out anyway? Tell us about it in the comments below!
Okay, well that about does it for this week but before we go, I’d like to send a quick birthday shoutout to my oldest nephew DJ! Or at least I always thought he was my nephew until my brother revealed that DJ doesn’t like ice cream cake? Hmm, we may need to run a DNA test now. Who doesn’t like cake? Especially ice cream cake? Huh? Blasphemy. Anyway, here’s to many more “not so little” guy.
Also, here’s a public service announcement to all of the guys who are currently in relationships. Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is coming up in just a few weeks so if you haven’t started shopping already, you’d better start or invest in a comfy couch since you’ll probably be sleeping on it until March. You’re welcome.
And while we’re doing reminders, here’s the part where I remind you once again to please leave a comment below before you leave! Don’t be shy…
Alright, that’s a wrap people. I hope that you all have a great week and be careful out there, this flu epidemic has people looking like the cast from The Walking Dead!
Stay healthy my friends and until next time, May the Fork be With You…
“I eat cake because it’s someone’s birthday somewhere…”