Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Monday, February 20, 2006
What's worse than being sick and having no energy? Being sick, having no energy, and mild insomnia. So instead of stabbing myself with silk pins and sewing needles (or burns from the torch) I'm blogging. Hey, it's monday night and the only thing to watch is pair’s figure skating. WHY does she have rhinestones glued to her FOREHEAD?!? Sorry. I like Israel, but WHY??? They're not even the good ones. They look like the awful plastic ones. Anyway . . .
I was out picking up some things at the grocery store the other day, and turned down the coffee, tea, and cereal isle for a little stroll. What do you my unexpecting eyes fall upon? A very strange sight indeed. There, among the chocolate Luck Charms and pink Fruity Pebbles was something stranger still . . . with the words (and this is a direct quote) "Naturally Sweetened Chocolate Pearl-Shaped Cereal with Pirate-Shaped Marshmallows". Now I've seen my share of pirate's oats and whatever else the store brands try to pass off as name-brand substitutes. This wasn't one of those boxes. There was no cartoonish eye-patched, hook-handed bubble face with a fluffy bird drawn on it's shoulder. No my friends, this was a different pirate entirely. Johnny Depp was staring at me from the front of a cereal box. Captain Jack with his chocolate black pearls and little marshmallow pirates. I wished my dad had been there. So I went for the next best thing and bought a box so that I could see the look on his face. You see, my dad has found it amusing that after years of avoiding mainstream popularity, Depp has tied himself to a Disney franchise. Was the reaction worth the price of the cereal? Yes, it was indeed.
Johnny Depp, on a cereal box as Captain Jack Sparrow, dirty fingernails and all . . . harharharrrrr