Monday, March 15, 2010

giveaway winner and a bad case of the mondays

first thing's first.  tha giveaway winna is...


so congrats, lady!!  now, go on over to bomobob's etsy shop and shoot me an email letting me know which one of his amazing pieces you just hafta have!

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well, it's monday.  obvs.  and i know how much we all love mondays.  i like mondays about as much as i like going to my yearly "woman's wellness" exam.  (fyi - i HATE it, in case you couldn't get that.)  so in honor of today (i.e. monday - i day i'm not particularly fond of), i'm going to share with you some other things i don't particularly care for.  no, this isn't a negative post.  no, i'm not complaining.  i am simply spreading vast amounts of useless very important knowledge that you need to go on today.  so here goes, here are the things that i highly dislike:

first, mcdonald's.  i've already mentioned in news you can use #12 how unfond of mcdonald's i am, so this is just reason #359735707328345 why i dislike the golden arches.  have you ever wondered what exactly is in a "chicken mcnugget"?  no?  okay, well you're much less inquisitive than i thought.  i'm going to tell you even if you're not wondering. the "chicken" alone contains seven ingredients, and that's not even including the breading.  per men's health magazine (i read it because there are hot guys in it), the “meat” in the mcnugget alone contains seven ingredients, some of which are made up of yet more ingredients. nope, it’s not just chicken.  it’s also such non-chicken related stuff like water, wheat starch, dextrose, safflower oil, and sodium phosphates.  the “meat” also contains something called “autolyzed yeast extract.”  (there's your vocabulary word of the day.)  then add another 20 ingredients that make up the breading, and you have the industrial chemical known as the mcnugget.  mmmm, sounds delicious.

{remember last year when that lady called 911 because mcdonald's ran out of chicken mcnuggets??  no?  well, it's a true story.}

when i spend more than five minutes on my hair and the second i walk outside it looks like this:
{i don't have red hair.  and i'm not this pale.}

having to work when the rest of the world is on spring break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ugh.

30 comments:

myra said...

haha, i laughed out loud at work. i'm in complete agreement with things you dislike. is it necessary for us to slave away while all those in school get to sleep half the day away?! i think the whole world should get mandatory spring break :)

jessalyn said...

sads that i didn't win.

i eat mcdonalds like once every few months when i am pmsing. sorry. i just do. it's gross yes. but pms me is even grosser.

you would look super hot with that hair. just sayin'

bananas. said...

I have the same hair problem. Damn frizzy hair genes. Thx ma!

And boo spring breakers. Way to make my life seem meaningless.

At least you're not alone. Lets hug.

Cara Smith said...

I agree with you on McD's. If we have to eat on the road we try to stear towards more natural choices. Yesterday we got roasted turkey to go from our fav BBQ place.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

WHAT-EVERRRRRRRR Mer... McD's totally said they make the nuggets with white meat now, they always tell the truth, don't they? DON'T THEY?!?! ;)

I usually get nuggets when I cave and go to McD's, so thank you for this - I will now figure out something else. I'll be happy when summer comes because I really love their Southwestern Chicken Salad thing. And it's better for me than that other stuff. I usually get stuck going to McD's because the boyf has a mac attack craving, or we are short on time and money and have to rush somewhere for lunch... no more nuggets.. .I'm officially skeeve. Thank you!!! ox

Lastly I feel your pain with the hair thing - I hate when I take time to do it and A) I don't get compliments and B) it looks like a poof ball! P.S. I always get compliments on my hair when it's day 2 of not washing it... WTH?

Bathwater said...

I don't like marshmallows they taste funny. I commend McDonald's on using less chickens in their food. Because as you know it is the factory farming industry that is killing this planet. As an Omnivore I am glad that they are slowly substituting yeast for meat.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Ahhh...humidity...don't you love it?

AuntBT said...

I'm so excited!!!! Thank you girly!!!

B-Dub said...

If you are going to make fun of my hair, well, at least you cropped a photo of your face in there to maintain confidentiality. And I can't help it that I am pale. The hubs made me live in the mountains of MONTANA last year. There is no way possible to get a tan in Montana. Ever.

Salt said...

Ew it IS spring break right now and my little brothers are all out of school. Jerks.

True story: The last time I ate a Chicken McNugget was when I was 18 years old. I never did again after that because I bit into a bone. There was a bone. In my McNugget. And then the lady at the counter told me that this was not an uncommon occurrence and would not issue me a refund. Never again.

foxy said...

There are only ONE MILLION other places I'd rather be today. I hate working when everyone is on Spring Break.

And I'm pretty sure Mcnuggets can be remotely activated to acquire weapons and attack the human race. We should definitely kill all the nuggets.

Amanda said...

That's so sick. I mean I knew that they weren't good for you but really? If the main ingredient in chicken isn't chicken, something is wrong.

What if your "wellness exam" was ON a Monday? Worst day ever?

Savvy Gal said...

HI this is my first visit. I hope you will have a better Tuesday. : )

Stacy said...

It's Houston - it sucks for hair! I walk outside and BAM! You can instantly tell I'm Jewish. Haha.

And I don't care what you say about McNuggets! They are DELICIOUS!!!!!!!

Lena said...

My hair does that too of course, I loved my college years in Austin and SA, no humidity! I left you an award on my blog today!

And I'm sad I didn't win the photo giveaway!

Ashley said...

Ok, don't hate on pale chicks. I'm deathly afraid of getting skin cancer and leaving my cutie pie baby boy alone without a mama, so don't hate ;)

And EW Chicken Nuggets! My kids are soooo never eating them again.

blueviolet said...

My hair does crap like that if I do anything more than sit in a chair!

Erin said...

I can't stand Mondays either and so my post for today is very lame and uninspired.

I am, however, giving you a standing ovation on the McDonald's part right here. It astounds me how many people feed their kids this crap regularly. We have it maybe twice a year and it's only out of necessity/emergency/etc. situations....ugh. so gross.

;-)

MiMi said...

I hate mondays and now I'm officially scared of the mcnuggets. I always suspected, but now I KNOW.

Kiera said...

jealous like whoa i didnt win. but im gonna go buy some of his work.

i cant wait to read the 911 story. awesome. HAPPY MONDAY

Cee said...

boo I'm sad I didn't win. I hate Micky Dees too...except for the sweet tea. Their sweet tea is pretty good.

Kristin said...

You and I are hair sistas. Any hint of humidity and I'm Monica when the gang went to Barbados!

Jen said...

LOL The hair is GREAT! And yes, Monday's suck!!

Rasha said...

Bahhaha that picture made me lmao.

Blissfully Enamored said...

1. yes....it IS odd that you love home depot so much!! :) jk!

2.i'm not gonna lie...i skipped passed the mcdonald's part...only b/c i really do enjoy the nuggets! dont ruin it for me!!!

3.i HATE the crazy hair days! sometimes, you just have to go for the ponytail!

4. don't be jealous that i am on spring break! :)

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK! :)

Ed said...

DUH!

Everybody knows that chickens don't even have nuggets.

The ones with nuggets are called roosters or cocks.


Nice try, McDonald's.

Shandal said...

McDonald's is the devil's house. Hate it! But I do eat a burger from there a few times a year. Ha!
I can totally relate to your hair issue! Hate that!

boots said...

haha i totally know how you feel!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah. We know that McD's along with every other fast food joint is shit on a shingle with fake flavoring.

But I will still eat their fries sometimes. You are not going to get me to stop either.

So there.

Nice photoshopping!

I am Trish Marie said...

Our town has no fast food other than McDonalds. Hate. Hate. Hate. I never eat fast food anymore. I went through withdrawl when we moved.

I have the same hair issue. My hair is wavy. And fine. Houston makes it frizz.