What to not eat
The other day I realized I was down to my last bowlful of cereal. Being a "have-to-eat-breakfast-or-will-die-of-hunger" kind of person, I checked out replenishments the very same evening at the local grocery story. I picked out two boxes of cereal. One of them was this:
You might wonder why anyone would voluntarily pick out cereals which promises high fiber, high protein and other high blah, blah. Well, turns out that I have had Kashi cereals before and remember liking them quite a lot. I couldn't remember which exact cereal type it was. But I reasoned with myself - it was a Kashi brand cereal - how bad could it be?
As it turns out, pretty bad. When I opened the box and emptied the contents into a container, my heart sank. For, this was what I saw.
Bits of what looked like round pieces of cardboard, interspersed with what looked like sticks. I got a jolt when I realized I was supposed to eat this.
To make it prettier, I added some soymilk to the mix. Hmm, now it at least looked nice. Well, time to sit back and enjoy.
Right. The first mouthful tasted like cardboard. I haven't eaten cardboard before - but I am kinda sure this is how it would have tasted if I had. By the time I chomped my way through the entire bowlful, my jaws were aching and I was off my morning schedule by some 10 minutes.
Boy-o-boy! I don't like wasting food - so the rest of the cereal has to be eaten up by me. Sigh! Its going to be a long 10 days (I am hoping the cereals will get over by then).
So, tip for the day is: Do not buy Kashi High Fiber cereals unless you like torturing yourself.
Tip for myself: Dear Archu, Kashi is a brand name. They can have many varieties of cereals under the same brand name. You know, kinda like all Toyota cars are not Camrys?
What to not see
This past weekend, my friend and I went to watch the animated movie Cars. With the tickets, we also got a huge bag of popcorn and a huge container of Fanta (when I say huge, I mean HUGE - we could have easily watched four movies with that supply - its a different story that we almost finished the whole thing by ourselves by the end of the movie thanks to not eating lunch) - rewards for watching lots of movies!!
Anways, we settled back to enjoy the show. I love watching movie-trailers almost as much as watching a movie itself. So, there we sat, A and me, busy munching stuff when a trailer for a kids movie flashed on the screen. One of the scenes was a little kid challenging another kid to eat worms. Yeah, worms. Eeeeew - gross! Then the next scene flashed - the kids were throwing the worms into some batter, to fry it.
What the !@#$! A and I tried really hard to control our gag-reflexes as we looked at each other over the bag of popcorn. Scene after scene of how the kids come up with different recipes for cooking worms flashed! By then I had shut my eyes (my self preservation instinct told me that all my digested popcorn and soda could only take so much). Finally they flashed the name of the movie: How to eat fried worms.
You got to be kidding me! They are making a movie about eating worms? Who is going to come and watch it? Are they planning to screen it in a special theatre where simultaneous cleaning-up will also be done for repulsed patrons?
Anyways, the second tip for the day is: If you see worms in the first scene of any trailer in the theatre, keep your eyes shut for the rest of it. And, recommend this movie to people you don't like - heheheh ;-P!
And miscellaneous facts:
When people have digital cameras, they will even take pictures of a bowl of cereal.
When people have digital pictures of a bowl of cereal, they will write a blog post on it :-P!