Thursday, October 15, 2009

Snuggies for Dogs?

by Meghann on October 15, 2009

I couldn’t help, but let out a little chuckle when I saw the following display at PetSmart this evening.

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Snuggies for dogs? You’ve got to be kidding me.

Does anyone own a human sized snuggie? If not I have a little secret for you… put your robe on backwards and voila – instant snuggie. ;)

Beside watching the Adventures of Balloon Boy this afternoon, the rest of my day was pretty dull and involved a lot of data pulling. Yawn.

At one point I did try this new (to me) bar that Mariani sent me.

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This was very sweet and very sticky. I actually had to cut half the wrapper off so it would pull away.

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Still it was tasty and if offered I would happily eat it again. :)

Dinner had to be quick so I wouldn’t be late to puppy training class this evening.

Enter Kashi Frozen Pizza.

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As always I jazzed up the frozen pizza with some left over shrimp.

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Much better!

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I had been meaning to try the Caribbean Carnival Kashi Pizza for a while. The mix of non-traditional pizza toppings certainly caught my eye. The overall flavor was sweet, but savory. My addition of the shrimp blended so well, I would have assumed they were originally suppose to be there. My only gripe was the lack of plantains on Kashi’s part.

Dear Kashi,

If you are reading this please add more plantains to your Caribbean Carnival pizza.

Thanks

-Meghann

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With my half of the pizza I made a small salad.

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Toppings included:

  • Spinach
  • Sauerkraut
  • Olives
  • Tomato
  • Broccoli

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Puppy class went really well tonight. Maddie is back to her happy-go-lucky self and passed all her training tests with flying colors.

In fact she did so well I bought her a new toy.

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She hated it. Obviously.

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I couldn’t think of anything else, but the Pumpkin Ice Cream waiting for me when I returned home.

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With the addition of crushed Chocolate Teddy Grahams it was worth the wait. :)

Florida Bag Ban..

Florida legislation is trying to pass a new law that would put a ban on disposable paper and plastic bags after a 5 year phase out in the state of Florida.

If passed this would be the first statewide legislation of its kind. The 5 year phase out would require a fee on all disposable bags starting with 5 cents per bag and raising another 5 cents each year after that. The intended fee should encourage patrons to purchase reusable bags and get used to bringing them on their own.

The ban would also have a profound impact on saving the environment by eliminating the unwanted waste of the bags and the process of manufacturing them.   

Personally, I am a firm believer in bringing reusable bags each time I visit the grocery store. This ban would have no effect on me. Well, except for the rare occasion that I am caught with out my reusable bags.  

I hate wasting so many plastic bags. Ultimately they serve their function of taking my groceries from point A to Point B and then go to the trash. From the trash they can end up in turtle bellies or other harmful places. Reusable bags are A-OK in my books.

However, this ban does intrigue me and I’m interested to see how the state reacts as it becomes closer and closer to taking effect. When it comes down to it the ban is ultimately taking away someone’s choice to use plastic bags and as Americans we hate having our choices taken from us even if they are the bad ones.

What is your take on this ban? How do you think others will react?

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BBQ Tuna

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Does anyone else watch 18 Kids and Counting? Well I guess soon it will be 19 Kids and Counting and if we are being politically correct it should be Almost 19 Kids, 1 Grand Kid and 1 Daughter in Law and Counting. What can I say? I am a sucker for the reality shows that more »

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Speed Intervals

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Maddie was a real trooper during the night. She didn’t have any accidents and only woke me up to go out once at her usual time. I spoke with the vet this morning and he told me to monitor her the rest of the day. If she continues to urinate frequently or has an accident more »

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