flashback friday: marching into the past.

by Janetha on March 26, 2010

in meals,moves

yes, i know, the title to this post is ridiculously cheesy. there, i said it, so you don’t have to :)

hello and welcome to the weekend. soak it up, because those weekends are sneaky and never last long enough.

today is just going to be so random. so, so random.

meals

meal 1: mighty maple vanilla protein oats @ 8:45 AM

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favorite combo of protein oats. 1/3 cup dry oats, 2 cups water, cinnamon… cooked on the stovetop. stir in 1 scoop EAS vanilla premium protein powder in at the end and top with a TB of mighty maple peanut butter and a squirt of maple syrup.

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329 calories, 11g fat, 26g carbs, 33g protein

i came across a pretty funny post on the food network humor blog today. (thanks to caroline for turning me onto this blog, it rocks).. it was “the 8 stupidest food advertising slogans of all time”. so funny that i had to pass it along to you guys.. (all credit goes to food network humor blog). the funniest part is maybe not the slogan, but what they say about the slogan. enjoy.

1. They’re not just alrighta, they’re Ore-Ida:

“Worst. Slogan. Ever. First, it’s not even grammatically correct. Second, it doesn’t even rhyme! Third, and most importantly, IT IS THE STUPIDEST THING I’VE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE. Note to Ore-Ida: face it, no English words rhyme with your brand. Remember that before you come up with your next stupid slogan, which I pray is not something like “Grab a side-a Ore-Ida.”"

2. Campbell’s Soup: Mmm mmm good

“Mmm mmm good? That doesn’t even sound like a slogan. It sounds more like a grunting noise Cookie Monster would make upon hearing the Girl Scouts were in town. Besides, if the company wanted to be more honest, they’d just change their slogan to Mmm Mmm Salty and call it a day.”

3. Diet Coke: you are what you drink

“Great, so if we drink your product, we’re aspartylphenylalanine,  formaldehyde, and phosphoric acid. Do you really want to bring that to our attention? Stupid, stupid, stupid.”

4. M&Ms melt in your mouth, not in your hand

“Honestly, I’ve never eaten an M&M that HASN’T melted in my hand. At what frigid place were these slogan writers standing? The north pole? Iceland? At the foot of Martha Stewart’s bed?”

5. Subway: Eat fresh.

“If by “eat fresh” they mean “eat brown lettuce”, “shriveled tomatoes”, and “bread that almost always tastes stale even though it was supposedly just made,” then sure. That’s a great slogan. (And if the footlongs are only $5, why can’t I get out of there without spending $18 on a simple lunch for 2? Oh, that’s right, because it’s a gimmick. Nevermind.)”

6. The incredible edible egg

“Let this be a note to all advertisers: just because words can be rhymed, doesn’t mean they should be. Obviously it’s edible. It’s an EGG. And let’s be honest: is it really that incredible? It comes from a chicken, not the tooth fairy.”

7. Carlsberg: Probably the best beer in the world

“PROBABLY? If you’re not convinced, how the hell are we supposed to be?”

8. EVERY SLOGAN SMUCKERS EVER HAD

“Congratulations to Smuckers for continually coming up with some of the worst slogans in the food industry:

“With a name like Smucker’s, it has to be good!”
Uh, not really. What an ignorant statement. It doesn’t have to be anything.

“If you find a better jelly, you buy it!”
I will! Thanks for giving me permission!

“The only brand of jams that can make a piece of bread lively!”
I don’t really want my bread to be lively, thankyouverymuch. I’m actually perfectly content with it just sitting there lifeless.

“Smucker’s may be yummy, your tummy may be too, but your grocer’s freezer, is not far from you!”
I rest my case.”

bwahahaha.

anyway..

meal 2: turkey goulash + toasted flatout with laughing cow @ 12:00 PM

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you can check out the recipe for my goulash here. the only thing i wished when eating this was that i had added mushrooms. when i planned the meal, i didn’t buy mushrooms to put in the goulash because i thought marshall was eating dinner with me (and he hates the fungus among us). well, then he bailed. drat. one should always have mushrooms on hand.

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by no means the most photogenic meal, but it was delicious and filling.. which is what is important :)

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316 calories, 10g fat, 30g carbs, 33g protein

i got a funny email from my boss this afternoon. i am fairly certain the only thing he does all day is circulate funny emails throughout the inter webs.

it was a bunch of photos from failblog.org.. i forgot how much i LOVE to look at that website. seriously, if you are in need of a laugh, go to that website.

the email was titled “doomed from the start”  and had the following photos attached:

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so that was a nice afternoon delight. i told you this post was going to be all over the place.

meal 3: pineapple chobani + kashi golean @ 4:00 PM

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delicious.  and carb heavy. oh well, what can ya do?

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206 calories, 3g fat, 30g carbs, 18g protein

more random bits of information:

  • remember the handful bra that i reviewed? tina, the representative from handful, inc., contacted me to let me know that the handful bra is now available at runner’s corner in orem. just wanted all my local readers to know! the bra is awesome, go buy one :)
  • jenn i hosting her first giveaway evvvvver! go check it out over on girl heroes!
  • allie is the dopest. she sent me a really fun and fabulous care package full of luna bars, homemade granola bars, chewing gum and other fun goodies. THANK YOU!!
  • you know who else is beyond amazing? abby! she sent me some peanut butter, a chocolate bar and a cute card. THANK YOU!!

blog friends are best friends!

and i just found these on my camera. i love sneaky photos from marshall!

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moves

today was another insanity workout DVD day.. yeah, sorry, total lack of information in the moves department! i will be doing an upper body workout tomorrow, so stay tuned for that.

today’s workout was the plyometric cardio circuit and i loved it. i am hooked on insanity.

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time for flashback friday!

since i couldn’t think of anything specific to talk about for this week’s flashback, i decided to flash back to photos from several marches in the past.  or is it marchs? i don’t know.. i don’t really even care.. ha!  here ya go, enjoy!

2009

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2008

couldn’t find any of me..but here are a couple of goofs!

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2007

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2006

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2005

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did you participate in flashback friday??  i know elise did! let me know if you did too and i will link back in my next post :)

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well.. now i am just hanging out with the boy and the dogs, trying to figure out what to do tonight and what to eat for dinner!  not sure what this weekend will bring, but i look forward to relaxing.

hope you all have a great weekend! take a load off and have some fun!!

Qs~

1. can you think of any food slogans or jingles that are just ridiculous or funny that you would like to share with the class?

2. weekend plans?

xo. janetha b.

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Holly March 29, 2010 at 8:06 am

slogans…gah, i hate slogans. most of the time they are just dumb and cheesy. right on. i would like a list of decent slogans. however, that one might be uber-short.

loved the flashback per uszh…your niece is such a cute babay! gah, i have had the biggest aunt cravings ever. i know, aunt cravings. who knew there was such a thing? i wish my sisters would get on that. literally.

pineapple chobani has not been in my life for far too long. must fix.

hope you had a fabby weekend love – chat soon :)

Susan March 29, 2010 at 8:23 am

I’m sitting here at my office thinking I need to find something easy to make for supper this week – and then I see your goulash and problem solved! Yayyyy!!

I had a dream last night that I went to Utah to visit you and the battery in my canon died and I didn’t have a charger. It was awesome/horrible. See what extra sleep does to me? :P

1. I think I hate every children’s cereal slogan ever made. They’re so not grrrrrreat.

2. I finished my PT classes!! Now it’s time to study for the exams :

Therese March 29, 2010 at 9:40 am

OMG I thought the same thing when I first saw that Ore-ida commerical…I mean seriously a bunch of people sat around an advertising meating and were like, “That’s it…alrighta/Ore-ida. Genius!” Idiots.

Insanity is just amazing. I can’t get over it. I need to do a video of me doing the video so people can actually get an idea of how freakin hard these workouts are.

Computers suck! Sorry you’re having issues :( xoxo

Melissa March 29, 2010 at 10:17 am

Silly Rabbit, Trix are for Kids! ;o)

Meg @ Be fit Be Full March 29, 2010 at 11:05 am

OMG! Those slogans are hystericals! Love your clever comments with them all. I am now going to be laughing for the next half hour!

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