Lunch Labels?

I don’t know if you’ve been over to the Dymo website to check out all their awesome back to school stuff or not, but they’ve got some great stuff over there, particularly their Dymo label maker that makes some killer color labels that I would have killed to have when I was in school.

I was just teased relentlessly because I brought a lunchbox but I did it anyway because I just loved that thing. It was yellow Teddy Ruxpin, and if I could find one today I’d carry my lunch in it, I adored that lunchbox. In fact, I never grew out of that, to this day I collect and carry Bento to work with me every day, my favorite is my strawberry milk pink Hello Kitty onigiri bento but I’m getting off track, lol.

Basically if you carry a lunch box in 5th grade you’re asking for it, and I got it, these two kids would hide it or dump the food out and replace it with anything gross they could find during recess, and once they even threw it away and I saw it sticking out of the garbage. Well I was so tired of it and so embarassed that one week I brought a brown paper sack with my lunch in it and every single day one of the two girls who used to mess with my lunchbox would steal the lunch bag and eat my lunch or share it with her friends.

Well, one day I caught her doing it and I told the lunch duty and do you know what she said? Because it wasn’t my usual lunchbox she couldn’t prove it was my lunch, so the girl was never punished and I ended up going yet another week without lunch. I would have loved to have that label maker to label my lunch bag and prove that the lunch was mine, because let’s be honest, I just really wanted her to at least get yelled at by a teacher or something lol.

But it didn’t detour me, at least. To this day I bring lunch boxes (bento) with me to work and out when I’m going out, and guess what? Now everyone who sees my lunchbox wants one of their own. Life’s funny that way, nes pas?

Picnic Daydreams

Ahh! AHHH! New favorite website! How did Dean Deluca know I wanted gourmet food for a picnic? Magic, that’s how! Evil mind reading magic! They’ve got teas, oh holy thunder of the Gods, they have teas! And ice cream thingies, I don’t even know what kind most of those are in but it’s absolutely adorable! Of course I want to go picnic with the coffee ice cream in an insulated bento, though I know it’d melt but I suppose I can pretend it was supposed to be ice cream soup, lol. Actually I could likely put it in a thermos with a few ice packs or use a cooler instead? I don’t know how well that would work but I’m definately willing to try it.

And obviously, anyone who knows me can attest to this, I’m a cake fanatic. Me and Natalie share this fixation with eachother that start with frosting and ends with lemon custard, lol. The Seashell Cake is absolutely beautiful! That’s what you call mouth watering right there, and honestly I think I’m going to have to sneak over and steal it because, yes, look at it – theivery is in my future! I can’t let Nat see it, there’ll be a fight over it and I don’t want to die for real over a cake I don’t really have, lol. So there you have it, I’m going to be kind of a pig here and have a pretend ice cream and cake bento picnic with iced tea. And I’ll get pretend sick, but that’s ok, because if I’m pretending anyway I may as well pretend I have health insurance!

Schwan’s Time!

Ugh, I’m so tired. I was up all night, in fact it’s been about 22 hours since I last slept which isn’t too bad for me but for some reason I feel like I’m about to drop like a sack of bricks ( hehe, sack of bricks ), but being up so late was worth it because it’s Schwan’s day today! The Schwan’s guy was just here, and we got some bratwurst, some ice cream, a few frozen cheeseburgers, some corn dogs and curly fries to take us through the rest of the month since the next Schwan’s day is the 30th.

Just in time for us to buy some steaks, brats and burgers for the Fourth of July, though, so yay! There will be a detailed review on Hanamachi Lights of all of the new stuff we’re just trying for the first time, so watch for that!

Sugar from Brazil

I’ve been lurking around on big coffee and tea vendor sites like bocajava and yogitea, and I’ve been thinking about weird random things like trying to make green tea candles and looking into kinds of sugar, and I’ve been to this site that had some interesting things to say.

I didn’t realize, for instance, that 20% of the world’s sugar crop comes from Brazil, or that they even grew suger cane. I think it’s just because sugar’s something I take for granted, like most people, so I don’t really think about where it comes from or how much it costs, and honestly I really should be thinking about it – we all should. Because ethanol can be made from sugar ( didn’t know that, either! ), and with the world’s fuel crisis we’re going to need a fix, and we’re going to need it soon.

Actually, if Brazil is such a major player in the sugar world ( so much so that it basically controls world sugar prices ), then here soon it’s going to control fuel, too, because once you get into the sway Brazilian sugar priceshave over the sugar market you can start to see what kind of sway they’ll have over the fuel market, too.

Power Up!

Blogger_embedOkay, granted I don’t really love the idea of getting an Xbox 360, and I’ll tell you why. Because I’ve been so poor for so long that I’ve never even used a playstation – the last game station I used was a Nintendo 85 edition, and no I’m not kidding! I wouldn’t know what to do with an Xbox, so I’m afraid of them, I admit it! Lol.

But, I love the idea of a $100 gift certificate and 12pack of MAXXED energy pops, though, because I’m a soda fanatic and, as it turns out, a money fanatic, too, lol. On top of that I’ve been so tired and sluggish lately, the sheer amount of time I work a day has drained the life out of me, and I’d love to see if MAXXED really works and lives up to it’s name, and if I get to grab some free swag on top of that then all the better! Seriously, who doesn’t love free stuff?

If you’re interested in winning the Xbox 360 Elite Bundle even if you don’t have a blog to post it on, check out the MAXXED Keep Going Sweepstakes by clicking on my Energy Meter and giving me some much needed ‘energy’ to keep going in the sweepstakes!

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Daily Freebie: Senseo Coffee Maker

Ooh, freebies time! I know you secretly want freebies, you just don’t want to admit it. And I wub you, so I’ll tell you about a $70 coffee system for $15 shipping and handelling ( seriously, you can buy a crappy coffee maker for that, but this one’s so much better ).

You get the single serve coffee maker, some coffee pods, a canister to keep them in and a ton of coupons for your friends and family to get themselves some cheap Senseo coffee makers – and it’s from Phillips and Sara Lee ( backed up by Verisign and Paypal ) so you have nothing to worry about.

Now, I’ve got a friend who’s gotten her coffee maker and it’s definately real, she only paid (via paypal) s+h for it, so if you’re looking to get something for practically nothing ( or for Mother’s Day, if you hurry! ) I’d check out the survey over at Share – nothing beats free!

Schwan’s Day!

Whoo, Schwan’s day! I love Schwan’s day. We almost never spend over ten dollars or so for our order at the door, but we always try and at least get something – this time we got about a gallon of ice cream. Half a gallon of snicker’s candy bar ice cream, and the other half gallon is confetti cake, which is white ice cream with frosting ribbons and chunks of white cake in it, plus it’s got ice cream sprinkles! Yay!