First things first. Philly, who also has a blog, asked me yesterday what the "theme" of my blog was going to be. Apparently my own snarky soap box is not enough of a theme. But to me, "theme" sounds an awful lot like "work," which we all know is for suckers. And while I most certainly am a sucker, I'm not a great believer in doing extra work, especially if it reminds me of 10th grade English class. Philly's blog certainly has a theme and it works quite well - I guess it's general theme could be called music and too-cool-for-schoolness. And yes, the latter is a technical term.
So, I guess I'll throw it out there and see if anyone has any ideas for what, if any, theme this blog should have.
Moving on to what I really wanted to share. My former roommate and general lovely girl, Liana, has a riotous sister, TK. A few years ago, TK took up a movement to ridicule certain products because she sees them as "Signs of the Apocalypse." They tend to be products that exhibit how very lazy we Americans have become. For instance, TK considers Campbell's Soup at Hand to be a sign of the apocalypse. I got into the act and added Smucker's Goober Grape... I mean really, are people that lazy that they have to have the peanut butter and jelly in the same jar?
For Christmas, TK gave me a tube of squeezable peanut butter for obvious reasons. And the other day, Liana called me up to tell me that TK wants to add Febreze's Scent Stories to the list, not because it's so lazy, but because it's just damn freaky. But I think I've got it all beat, by going back to Smucker's. That's right folks, creepy AND lazy, it's Uncrustables! Uncrustables are peanut butter and jelly "sealed" into bread with the crusts cut off and conveniently put in the freezer. Amusingly, Smucker's wanted to patent the PB & J sandwich, but the Feds would have none of it.
Feel free to send in any other Signs of the Apocalypse.