Yeah, that’s right.
Did you catch his epic performance at the VMA’s? If not, no worries. Just know that instead of toasting to the douchebags, jerkoffs and scumbags like my homeboy Mr. West, I am going to toast to a few things that deserve a lil’ recognition in my Everythingtarian life.
Side note: While conducting research for this post (yes, research!), I discovered the site Hot Chicks with Douchebags, and it’s awesomely hilarious.
Let’s have a toast to…Three Sisters Cereal!
Several weeks ago, I received three generous bags of their natural, sustainable and environmentally-friendly cereals to review for the blog. Needless to say, I was even more excited when I found out they are based in my homeland of Minnesota.
The first bag I ripped open was the Marshmallow Oaties…
For the sake of honesty, let’s just call these “healthified” Lucky Charms, kapeesh?
Anyways, I’ve scarfed the entire bag faster than I ate the Great Harvest chocolate chip cookie post-dinner tonight (which was indeed more calories than my actual meal – priorities, people) because in fact, Lucky Charms was one of my favorite cereals growing up. If you must know, my absolute favorite was Froot Loops, followed by Lucky Charms and rounded out by Kix.
But I digress.
I ate my first bowl and immediately refilled it twice.
Crunchy, marshmallowy and addicting.
Then, I experimented with them atop a deliciously fruity smoothie this morning…
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup organic skim milk
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1/2 small banana
Three Sisters Marshmallow Oaties cereal
drizzle of sunflower seed butter
Most often, I’ve been popping handfuls of these oaties at my work desk.
I don’t think I would buy them on the regular (not as filling or nutritionally-packed as I would like in my morning cereal), but for a reminiscent treat of my childhood every once in awhile, I love them.
Let’s give our second toast to…Dr. Zevia!
Let’s also give a toast to…my new collection of Ball jars!
I love how simple and classic they are.
Plus, they are perfect for holding bulk items for one (from l to r): red lentils, brown rice, wheat bran, walnuts, stevia, quinoa, almond meal, nooch, wheatberries, sunflower seeds, oats and shredded unsweetened coconut.
Most importantly, they make me happy.
Let’s give our last, and most important, toast to…my Uncle Tommie Timbertoes!
It’s his birthday today.
Aside from Daddy E and Mama E (pictured above), he is one of the best people I know.
In commemoration of his entering this world 50-some years ago, I leave you with this droplet of inspiration from Uncle Tommie Timbertoes himself…
It’s not what you have, it’s what YOU is. If you have a big house and lose it, isn’t YOU still there? If you have a good job and lose it, isn’t YOU still there? If you have a child and lose it, isn’t YOU still there? If you lose a finger or an arm or an eye, isn’t YOU still there? Find the YOU that’s still there, and there is where YOU is.
How’s that for a transition between starting with douchebags and ending with deep self-reflection?
That’s just YOU.
I mean me?