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.. just watch where you eat them!

.. just watch where you eat them!

Did you ever eat one of these?

Maybe when you were a kid?

I’m not sure if it’s a regional thing or not but growing up, I loved Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas.

It’s exactly what it sounds like .. a popsicle stick is stuck inside a rather long banana.. then it’s covered with chocolate and then frozen..

Couldn’t get enough of them when I was a kid but then they mysteriously disappeared from the local grocery store’s freezer.

When we opened up the deli and were looking over ice cream vendor lists, I saw this product of my childhood and said to Chief, “… we gotta go with this guy.”

He was like, “.. but he’s more expensive”

And I was like, “.. BUT. HE. HAS. CHOCOLATE. COVERED. BANANAS. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS????”

He said he didn’t.. well, actually he said he didn’t WANT to know but he went along with me.

And imagine his surprise when people my age saw them in our freezer and had the same damn reaction that I had. Can’t keep these suckers in stock!

So if you’ve never had one.. and come across one.. try it, you won’t be disappointed,

And if you never heard of them.. seek them out.. it’ll be worth it!

Well.. first of all.. I don’t drink out of cans.

Call it a character flaw but it just gives me the heebie jeebies.

Anyway.. I couldn’t find a picture of the bottle online and I was already half way through the one I was drinking and that wouldn’t make a cool picture so..

Anyway…

Let me tell you something.. I LOVE THIS STUFF!!

It’s sweet.. but not too sweet and the burst of peachy flavor you get when you take a swig is like taking a bite out of a really ripe, juicy peach that you snagged from your neighbor’s tree.

What I like to do with it is splash some into a glass of seltzer water which satisfies the kids need for soda but without all the sugar and calories of traditional soda. I’ve even poured it over shaved ice and added it to fruit salad.

So if you’re having one of those 100 degree days that we’ve had here for the past week, give this a try. It truly is GOOD STUFF!

.. Ok

Is it ME or is the universe out to get me and my hips??

I mean come on…

CHEDDAR? BAGELS? .. I’m so fucking there!!

Picture stolen from the Dunkin' Donuts site! My bad.. but free advertisement.. right?

Anyone who’s been reading my blog for sometime knows that I used to hit Dunkin’ Donuts at LEAST four times a day.

A few reasons for that..

None of them justifiable, come to think of it. Just laziness, I guess.. but it was too freakin’ expensive to make those runs EVERY FREAKIN’ DAY .. so I did the math for Chief and after he put his eyeballs back in his head, we agreed to ween ourselves off and get used to cheap coffee made at home. So I haven’t been all up in what’s new at the DD.

Once in a while we treat ourselves and when I drove through tonight I saw this picture of this really, really tasty looking treat. So I got one.

It was so warm and .. and.. CHEESY that I sat in the parking lot and ate it in the car. I was afraid that if I drove the THREE MINUTES home, it would lose it’s warmth and wouldn’t be as good.

‘Cause.. like.. yknow.. it would have NOTHING to do with the fact that I was sttaarrrvviiinnggg and I committed to greatly reducing my bread and sugar in take starting on Monday.

Heh. I’m Italian.. I fucking live on bread but I’ll give it a shot.

Anyway.. If you like cheddar cheese.. like bagels.. and like it all warm and gooey :: get your minds out of the gutter please.. it’s still early! :: then I suggest you give it a try.

Lets me know how you likey!!

… the funny thing is that I had just charged the camera and it was in my handbag the whole day! I just left my handbag in the wagon because I didn’t want to carry it around.

Fuck me.. I’m an idiot.

So considering everything that’s been going on, me and Chief decided to take a ride to a flea market that I found on the internet not that far away in Lambertville, NJ called the Golden Nugget.

I know.. funny name.

But we love flea markets and the two that we usually go to have become less of an actual flea market and more of a .. a.. I don’t know what.. but if you need a new cell phone case.. or fake designer handbag.. or bra and panty sets.. then they’re the place to go.

When I think about flea markets.. I think of someone cleaning out their attic and finding all kinds of old stuff.

That’s exactly the type of place the Golden Nugget turned out to be so we were tickled. And even though it was fucking 44 degrees with NO sun, it was worth freezing for because some of the stuff we saw was freakin’ amazing.

We got there around 8:30 and after about 2 hours, we had seen everything that there was to see. Unfortunately, the weather had kept a lot of sellers home and snuggly warm.

Since Lambertville is less then a mile away from New Hope, we made our way over there.

I love New Hope. If you ever get the opportunity to visit, you have to go. It’s this little town on the river that is eclectic and artsy and unusual and just a really cool freakin’ place.

New Hope is also biker haven because it’s a great ride getting there and then there’s a walking bridge of the river to get to Lambertville.. which is like New Hope Lite.

As we’re walking around, we see all these people in custom. At first, I thought it was a Harry Potter convention .. which Chief laughed at. He’s a Harry fan and I’m SO not so he was like, “.. so when did you ever see Pirates and Wenches in Harry Potter?”

I was just like, “oh.” and then was like, “.. well, I couldn’t tell because I didn’t want to stare in case they WEREN’T in costume”.

You had to be there.

Then this music started to play and he was like, “.. you like big boobed belly dancers, right?”

And I was like, “.. yea, not something that offends me”

So he grabbed my hand and we walked across the street to take a look.

Turns out it was the 1st Annual Reinassence Fair chuck full of Captain Jack Sparrows and wenches with jiggling, over-flowing bosoms. It was a trip and I loved every minute of it.

We went into all kinds of shops and bought hot sauce at Suzie’s Hot Shoppe and organic dog treats at the House of Chews.

Our meter time was running out and we had to get going. Neither of us wanted to leave but we had to. As we were walking ¬†back to the car, Chief said, “.. yknow. We needed this.”

I agreed.

He told me that he wanted us to come up for a weekend.. stay in one of the many bed and breakfasts in the area and just close life off for a while.

Like I said .. it was a great day.