Food Swings

 

So, guess where I’m writing you from!  I’ll give you a hint…

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Sorry if that’s too much info but I did way too many squats at the gym earlier, so my legs are killing me!  I may not be able to stand for a while.  The bathroom is my new home.  I live here now…

I’d call for help, but not like this.  Every time I slip on something in the shower, my worst fear isn’t falling and cracking my head, it’s being found naked!  …especially if it’s cold.

At least that gave me a reason to use the “potty Elmo” gif which is one of my favorites of all time!

If I ever spot one of those toys, I should buy one for my office!  If nothing else, it’ll be a great reminder to eat more fiber…

Speaking of toys, my friend Tammy shared this on Facebook the other day!

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Hahaha yes, that IS a real game!  Here are the rules:

You have to plunge the toilet the number of times on the die.

2017-03-08_22.39.02When the poop flies out of the toilet, be the first player to grab it. If you can catch it in MIDAIR, you earn two tokens!

The player who earns the most tokens wins! 

That’s hilarious!  I may need to order it for our family Christmas gathering this year!  If you’d like one too, here’s the link to it on our Amazon affiliate page: https://amzn.to/2PvGObI

Remember you still get the same great prices and deals, we just earn a small commission for referring you so thanks for your support!

Anyway, it’s currently Sunday so it looks like I may miss church this week.  There’s no way I can go in this condition.  My legs still feel like bricks!  It would probably take me a half hour to walk to the collection plate! 

DHyMrAPerhaps I could try folding the money into a paper airplane or crumpling it into a ball?  If it bounces off one of the deacon’s chests and lands in the basket, do I have to call “bank” first for it to count?  Hmm… 

I need to finally act on the adult “heelies” idea I’ve had for over a decade.  You know those kids’ sneakers that turn into roller skates based on your foot position?  Well they should make them in adult sizes made to look like dress shoes!  I’d never be late for a work meeting again…

I should get a pass for missing church until at least October now anyway though because I watched the entire Aretha Franklin funeral! 

It’s fitting that it occurred around Labor Day since it was nearly as long as those Jerry Lewis telethons back in the day! 

Her funeral was followed by John McCain’s which was equally as long! 

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Chocolate chip vs oatmeal raisin…

People joked about Bill Clinton looking tired at times, but I give him props for sitting through both ceremonies! 

His seat for Aretha Franklin’s funeral was the trickiest because he was literally in every camera shot!  Honestly, if Ariana Grande were standing in front of me, I’d be caught checking her out too!  You’d also probably catch me ordering food, updating my Facebook status, nodding off and being shushed as I opened candy wrappers!

Anyway, RIP to them both.  They obviously deserved the recognition and fanfare, but I’m good on funerals for the rest of the year so everyone else, please hold on until at least 2019!

In between both ceremonies, I also managed to celebrate the beginning of the college football season!  I met up with members of the Atlanta Rutgers Alumni Association to watch the game at Murph’s Bar and Grill next to Suntrust Park home of the Atlanta Braves!

It was great to meet fellow Rutgers alums and they even provided us with cool swag! 

I tried not to be greedy but next game I’m coming for the thermal mug and tees I left on the table in favor of the playing cards since they were more unique!

Best of all, Rutgers won! 

#DoubleFML cI’m a diehard fan so that’s my team through thick and thin but my window of opportunity to brag has closed rather quickly these past few seasons!  So, while they’re still “undefeated” I’ve been running my mouth to everyone! 

They play powerhouse #5 ranked Ohio State next game though, so I may have to go into hiding for a few days after that one.  But hey, you never know!  Go RU!

Since I’m currently getting in shape for a few upcoming fitness projects, I had every intention of eating well at Murph’s until I spotted the PB Burger! 

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It was so deliciously odd that I had to try it!  (*that’s also how I chose several of my ex-girlfriends…)

Anyway, after an endorsement from the waitress, I decided to give it a shot!  It has bacon on it, how bad can it be?

Besides, I figured the peanut butter was added just for the sake of being different.  I expected that it was just a gimmick so they’d only apply a trace amount to say it was included but the other ingredients would take center stage and hide it in the background.  Boy was I wrong!  Look at this thing!

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That peanut butter is front and center like Bill Clinton at Aretha’s funeral!  It’s in your face like BAM!  A huge glob!

They didn’t hold back at all!  I respected their confidence although I was initially confused when the manager brought over condiments.  Hmm…do I dare?

After a brief huddle with the waitress, she recommended just spreading the peanut butter and skipping the condiments.  Since she’d had it before, I trusted her judgement so I only used the ketchup on the fries.

As for the taste?  It was surprisingly good!  The closest I’d come to this combo was when I made a weird turkey peanut butter and jelly sandwich years ago.  I would have never thought to spread peanut butter on a burger!

The patty was cooked to perfection, so you could still taste it along with the crisp bacon that tied all the flavors together!  It was really good!

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At least I’m consistent….

The layer of peanut butter blended well, I just had to keep my water nearby since it was a thick layer.  That’s not a complaint at all though.  Thick is good! (*also, how I chose several of my ex-girlfriends…)

I’m normally into crunchy peanut butter so I wonder if that could also work or if the crunch would be too distracting? 

I’m also curious how an added condiment might have changed the flavor.

In hindsight, I should have dipped it in a few of the sauces to find out, but I was starving and scarfed it down before thinking of the idea.  Whoops.

Anyway, if you’re ever near Murph’s, give it a shot and let me know what you think! 

Do you have another food item, restaurant or recipe we should all try?  Tell us in the comments below!  Also click here to join our Facebook Foodie Group, Phenomnomnomenal NOW!

Oh yeah, speaking of condiments, this fake meme is gross but hilarious:

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I don’t know if I’d try any of those!  However, I might consider one made of hot sauce…

Since I’m already sharing memes and I’m somewhat addicted to them, let’s do another quick round of “What Do You Meme” where I post funny content that’s been shared with me online recently! 

Although many schools started weeks ago, my home state of New Jersey always starts after Labor Day.  With that said, let’s kick things off with a few “Back to School Memes”!

This was always the worst!

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But this was always the best…  Plinko!

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Ouch! I got a few of these in Algebra…

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How the times have changed…

Unfortunately, this is how people are in 2018 (Thanks Tee Tee!)

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But stories like this give me hope…

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Hmm…

Soon….VERY soon…

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Relationship status…

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If you read the Bae Watch post, you probably thought I was exaggerating! Well, here’s a recent Associated Press headline that proves my point (yes, this is a real headline – Google it!)!  This explains the much of my dating history… 

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Every time…

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And this last one isn’t wrong…

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Anyway, enough of the memes but I also saw the following online and decided to order a few to check them out for myself.  It’s Flowering tea!

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It’s like an edible bath bomb!  Once you drop it into hot water, it blooms into a flower!

As for the flavor, they make several varieties but the one I bought (Eternal Love + Rising Spring…aww romantic, eh?) contained green tea, jasmine, marigold, amaranth and chrysanthemum. 

I know, not exactly “tough guy” stuff but the videos made it look cool and 2 of them only cost $4 bucks so hey, why not? 

Besides, that blend of ingredients is actually pretty powerful…especially the jasmine!   Here’s an infographic courtesy of Organic Facts:

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Impressive eh?

I’m normally pretty boring with tea though so the wildest I’ve gotten was when my friend Natalie in the UK had me ad milk a few times.  Flowers floating around is a whole new level! 

Ooh, I feel boujee again, like when I shopped at Whole Foods a few weeks ago!  Hmm, I suppose I should change.  This shirt no longer feels appropriate for “high tea”…

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I’d imagine most people know who that is, but just in case you’re lost, that’s legendary WWE wrestler Andre the Giant!

Thankfully they only included his first name though.  I’m not sure I could justify having the word “giant” on my shirt when I can barely reach the top shelf at the grocery store!

Anyway, allow me to throw on a button-up shirt before we proceed. 

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Pinkies Up!  #fancyAF

Okay, so here’s how it looks before.

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Hmm…odd.  It almost looks like a Brussel sprout (or a dime bag…).  Hopefully it doesn’t taste like one too!

Normally I’d use a mug but since I wanted to be able to show you in something clear, I picked up this Fall container. 

I’m normally pretty lazy with decorating my apartment each season so I’m quite proud  of myself for this purchase…even though it’s still technically summer.

Anyway, after pouring water in the container, you simply ad the flower and wait. 

I was going to film this for you, but it could take up to 10 minutes so here are a few photos instead.

Pretty cool right?! 

You can also reuse the flowers up to 3 times!  Actually, their exact wording was “steep” but it’s hard to say that without quoting Lil Jon and the East side Boyz “to all steep steep steep….” (*that’s not the actual lyric but don’t look it up if you’re shy!)

As for the taste?  It’s actually pretty good! 

It’s hard to describe but there’s almost a minty crispness to it.  I normally ruin regular tea with a ton of sugar but there’s enough flavor for this one to stand on its own.  Impressive boujee tea company, impressive indeed!

Actually, that “boujee tea company” is called Tea Bloom if you couldn’t read the label.

Like I said, the one I got was only $4 on Amazon so if you’d also like to dazzle your friends as you magically turn a Brussel sprout into a flower, here’s the link to purchase your own! https://amzn.to/2MNXtuh

Do you have a fitness question, goal or accomplishment you’d like to share?  Tell us in the comments below!   

Today’s Soundtrack

Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin

giphyNo Tears Left To Cry (DJ Linuxis Remix) – Ariana Grande

Rinse & Repeat – Riton ft. Kahlo

Complicated – Mura Masa ft. NAO

Big Bank – YG ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj

Tea for One – Led Zeppelin

Get Low – Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz

Do you have another song that fits today’s themes or that’s just so good we should check it out anyway?  Tell us in the comments below!

Okay, before we go, here’s your next batch of “Foodie Holidays” that occur between this and next post!

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Hmm, must be a slow season eh?  These are pretty weak! 

National “I Love Food Day”?  Really?  I celebrate that every day!  Didn’t we see several of these before?  Why isn’t National Hot Dog Day near July 4th?  Anyway, there’s your anticlimactic list, enjoy!

I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend.  I always say that 4-day weeks feel twice as long as regular weeks so hang in there?  We’ll get through this together!

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Until next time my friends, May the Fork be With You…

-Darrell

“Don’t quit your day dream…”

10 thoughts on “Food Swings

  1. Little “potty Elmo” is really cool! Thanks for reminding me of that little guy – I have an elmo in my closet and after reading your post, I am going to take him out and hug him. haha Love your flower tea taste. I am going to try this. By the way- nice shirt!!! Here is looking forward to September 10th – National hot dog day!!!

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  2. Interesting post! No comment about where you were when you wrote this post – haha. Those podsucles “got to go” Lol. I am not feeling them! Glad your RU football team got a win – here’s hoping they can keep it up! I really like your Andre the Giant t- shirt. Glad you enjoyed the PB Burger. My jury is still out on this one…..

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    1. Ha, hey, my legs were sore! Those popsicles aren’t real thankfully but yes, they look gross. Hot sauce I’d seriously try though! Ha, next time you have a burger, slap a little PB on there and give it a taste! You might like it lol Do it! Do it!

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  3. I don’t know where to begin to comment on… Potty.. PB in burgers (blah) my personal opinion.. You getting in touch with your feminine side having tea..or your dating synopsis 🤔 Way too much material here to have fun with lol

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