Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What's Up Wednesday

I stole a little bit of yesterday's post to tell you a little of "What's Up" today, but here are some other items that made headlines in my house.

The oldest child ddecided to bring out her inner pirate and got her leg stuck in a Pringles can. I am now writing a eHow article on chip container removal for those who may find themselves stuck in a can. It's easy to get off because once you pop, you can't stop.






The new stray that showed up at our house over a week ago has not been claimed by anyone and is now an official member of the family. Unfortunately, she has not been "fixed" and it seems she has come into that time, so I have spent outside bathroom breaks playing chaperon with a bucket of ice water to protect her from all the boys in the neighborhood. I have explained teenage pregnancy to her, told her that she has a long life ahead of her and not to have babies too young, but she is determined. She has an appointment at the end of the month to throw a wrench in the cogs of her biological clock.

I am currently writing a letter to Kool-Aid and to the makers of minivans. Both products are marketed towards child use and the creative geniuses behind them need to be schooled. The most popular and tasty flavor of Kool-Aid is loaded with red dye. This dye stains everything it touches from sweet little child lips to carpeting treated with a stain resistant chemicals. Can we please work on a dye-free formula that still preserves that fruity punch flavor? To the van makers, you promote your product to hold up to 6 kids and show how it makes a parent's life so much easier to have 24 cup holders inside the cabin. If you are going to include that many cup holders you are condoning the eating and drinking inside a van; so what is up with carpeted flooring and fabric seats. Can we work towards an attractive vinyl covering inside the cabin? That way after a road trip where all 24 cup holders were employed, I can take the van to the car wash and power spray the interior clean. OK creative product team, I expect you to get on this right away, mm'kay?

I guess the biggest news for you...the thing you care about the most....I received the gift cards from Williams Sonoma for my winning video/recipe in the Tasteful Selections contest. I am ready to throw the contest as promised for YOU to win, but I have a question. Should there be 1 winner of $500 or 2 winners of $250? So many of you voted and helped, I want to make this about YOU! Let me know either in the comments section or you can email me.

So that's "What's Up Wednesday"....What's up with you?

8 comments:

Tiffany said...

Wow! A leg stuck in a pringle can! Youch. it looks painful, hopefully you were able to remove it quickly.
I vote that you giveaway two!

Mama M. said...

I think you should just scrap the giveaway and send me the cards...then I can get my pots and pans and stop poisoning my family with the flakes off my old non-stick stuff. ;)

Actually...my vote would be for two winners. No...wait...one.

Ugh. I dunno?!!! That's a hard one!

Nikki Cupcake said...

i remember being younger there was a "clear" kool aid i think it was called kool aid invisible?

becomewhatyouare said...

That's why kool aid is so great for dyeing yarn! They do make invisibles, though.

Ummm, two or one. That's tough! sorry can't help because I can't decide.

Funsucker Extraordinaire said...

I would be happy to take the gift cards off your hands. But if you must split them, that would be fine too. Oh how I would love to hose out the inside of my minivan! Great idea!

Making It Work Mom said...

My 4 year old calls Kool-Aid - coolaye. Which somehow sounds much fancier than it is. She always begs for it at the store.

When we were teenagers we dyed our hair with Kool-Aid.

ex tx n tn said...

I think YOU should keep one because it was YOUR hard work and creativity that won it in the first place! Then you could give the other away if you so choose....BUT! If YOU find something for yourself that would help make your life easier I think WE could all be unselfish and let YOU enjoy your sweet victory. YOU are to sweet and WE don't want to be greedy.

ex tx n tn said...

I think YOU should keep one because it was YOUR hard work and creativity that won it in the first place! Then you could give the other away if you so choose....BUT! If YOU find something for yourself that would help make your life easier I think WE could all be unselfish and let YOU enjoy your sweet victory. YOU are to sweet and WE don't want to be greedy.

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