Confessions of a Blogger’s Mind

by Sarah on March 24, 2013 · 13 comments

 Another Sunday, another ‘Confessions’ post.

And still another attempt to bring in random bits of pop culture related to the word confessions because I am so concerned about–and therefore unable to commit to–choosing the absolute best, perhaps alliterative, titlefor this list of random thoughts and live occurences I call “confessions” to make it appear thematic.

i've never actually seen this movie

(Just calling it “Confessions” would also limit my opportunities to bastardize accentuate fun clipart I steal from sites all over the internet.)


Whenever I look at a Japanese eggplant, all I can see is ‘duck.’


Although I used to be able to sit through two, maybe even three (!), movies in a row, I now have an incredibly difficult time lasting more than 15 minutes in front of anything on television.

I have to take breaks and roast squash or something.

yep. that did happen.


On Saturday, I popped in to Kroger for one thing–my favorite lettuce, on sale last week–and ended up getting a little carried away by the manager’s specials. [I was like a kid in a candy vegetable store.]

I made a beeline for one of the self-checkouts and ended up cutting off a man with his family, who kindly let me go first. Then, rather than hurry, I stopped to take a picture. [To which I, guiltily could hear him say to his wife in slightly exasperated tones, “Ella esta usando su telephono…”]

Because I then felt bad, I rushed out of the store without remembering to grab the $20 cash back I had requested.

Karma. She’s a sharp one.

[However, with five kids, I imagine they could use the money–which is probably what I saved on manager’s specials anyway–a whole lot more than I can.]


I like the burny bits the best.

I also like the word burny.


Saturday night (or should we say Sunday morning?) I woke up at 2:00 AM and REALLY wanted some baby spinach.

So I made a salad.

With oranges, carrots, mushrooms, champagne grapefruit, and Citrus Avocado Dressing on top.

That’s not weird at all.


 I’m starting to think I just don’t like to eat food warm.

First it was squash, then it was roasted turnips and rutabagas…

Now, it’s cabbage roasted in Orange Almond Pesto.

straight from the fridge, obviously.


In a shocking twist of fate, I had gone almost two weeks without eating nut butter.

Although I have not been anti-nut…

oats, apples, pomegranate seeds, peanuts, and pecans

 ….the thought of nut butter literally made me queasy.

Suddenly, in the midst of watching Argo on Saturday, I was struck by a peanut butter craving I had to stop everything to satiate.

The Honey Banana Peanut Butter was delicious.

But this morning I woke up, and the thought of nut butter has again become repellant.

What is happening to me????


This nut butter nausea is especially distressing as I forgot that I have had cashews soaking in the fridge for over a week.



When I saw watermelons at The Fresh Market on Friday, my first thought was, “Already?”

But more because I was super excited and really wanted one, than I was appalled at hurrying the seasons. :)


My review and giveaway post about Qrunch Burgers originally began:

True story: When I was thinking about the title of this post, I was not envisioning the actual Buncha Crunch chocolate Nestle product. I kept seeing a Cracker Jack-type box with the words Bunch-a-Crunch on it. This also somehow convoluted with Moose Munch, and now I’m not really sure what product I was originally thinking about. (It was not Little Debbie Star Crunch, however, although I did really like those as a kid and I’m pretty sure I can recreate them.)

True story: I almost just deleted that entire story to save for the moment when I do recreate Star Crunch,* so that I could then link back to this post and say, “True story: When I wrote that post….”

*Should that ever, you know, actually happen.

As I was going to post I realized I was thinking about was Crunch ‘n Munch.

So I deleted the whole thing.

So, I can’t promise any of those crunchy, munchy, or cracker jack-ery snacks to the winner of the giveaway…but I CAN promise coupons for free Qrunch burgers.

The winner of the giveaway is…

TT in NYC!

E-mail me. :)


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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle @ Eat Move Balance March 24, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Glad to know I’m not the only one that can’t watch movies anymore . . . 15 minutes TOPS, until I have to get up and “find something to do”. I get so BORED. lol.


Miss Polkadot March 24, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Thank you for providing me with a reason to end my week with a good laugh once again :).
Three movies in a row? Wow, I’d have never been able to manage that even back in time when I was still able to sit through one movie. Now if only I could claim my movie breaks were as productive as yours. Does prepping lunch for classes the next day every so often because I completely forgot until last minute count ;)?


Tricia @ Saving room for dessert March 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Well none of this surprised me :) How’s the weather? Where oh where is spring?


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm

I bought watermelon today. It couldn’t be helped. I need spring.


Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 24, 2013 at 7:51 pm

We are so alike, it’s awesome! Though my nut butter cravings have not disappeared…ever. In fact, they just grow every day!


Kristen @ notsodomesticated March 24, 2013 at 7:51 pm

You’re not pregnant are you? 😉 During my first trimester, I had no interest whatsoever in peanut butter. And normally I’m a peanut butter junkie!


Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets March 24, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I like the burny bits too, and I was hooked on Crunch and Munch as a child. I think you should recreate that one. :)


Maria March 24, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I was soclose to buying a watermelon at TJ’s today. But, I really didn’t feel like cutting one up, so I passed. How’s that for lazy?


Haley @ fullnfit March 24, 2013 at 9:55 pm

You crack me up! Yes, the Japanese eggplant is totally a duck.. and the burny parts are my fave, too. I put broccoli under the broiler–and forget about it–the burny ones go directly into my mouth. Okay, so maybe it’s on purpose that I “forget” about it 😉


Liz @ iheartvegetables March 24, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Dude, the managers specials at Krogers are the best!!! I basically try everything thing they have on sale 😉


Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli March 25, 2013 at 5:23 am

Hahaha! You CRACK me up girl! I literally just sat here and laughed for at LEAST 10 seconds over that bastardized box of Cracker Jacks! And seriously? I haven’t thought of Star Crunch in YEARS!

Omg, that would KILL me over the twenty bucks! Even after justifying the amount saved with those glorious yellow and orange stickers!

I have only just discovered the wonderful world of roasted cabbage…note to self: must try cold!


Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning March 25, 2013 at 10:29 am

Yes, you are SO weird. :) NOT.
I’m very ADD when it comes to sitting and watching tv, movies, whatever. But, I’ve kind of learned to force myself to just sit and relax and immerse.


Allie March 25, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Cold food is the best food! Not going to lie, I get more excited about leftovers than I do about round one–leftovers involve no effort, plus they can be eaten straight from the fridge–COLD!

And holy cow, I thought I was the only one with no TV attention span. It took me an entire day to watch one movie yesterday, because I kept getting bored, pausing, leaving, doing something else, coming back an hour later for another 20-30 min.


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