April 28, 2005

Pepsi VS Coke

I hate to interrupt the informative conversation on swinging the other way, but here it goes....

For a very long time I have identified myself as a Pepsi drinker. After all, I was raised on Pepsi in general and never particularly understood the appeal of Coke. I felt it was darker and more bitter tasting than Pepsi, which of course has 16 teaspoons of sugar per serving. Pepsi has always been my favorite...

And then the other day I got to thinking, as I was buying a six bottles of Coke, what happened to my love of Pepsi? After all, I say I like it better, but I almost always buy Coke instead of Pepsi. Sometimes it has been because it's on sale, often though I don't have the luxery of that excuse. I don't know the last time I drank a Pepsi, but I did drink a Coke yesterday, and the day before that, and the day before that, and you get the picture.

In my blame shifting search I have come up with some ideas as to why I now often buy Coke instead of Pepsi. Here are some of them:

1. Coke is available more places. Not often will you ask for Coke and hear the phrase 'Is Pepsi ok?', but if you asked for Pepsi you often hear 'Is Coke ok?'.

2. There is a Coke flavored Slurpee. Truely, I think this has been what turned me. I love Slurpees and my favorite Slurpee flavor is Coke (not the blue one, Dr Gonzo). It's great to drink a Coke and pretend it's a Slurpee, not that I do that... often.

3. As you grow older your sweet tooth gets less sweet. I think this is a valid reason, but I would love feedback on if anybody else has experienced it. It's true that today I would not eat a whole pack of Oreo's... but I did several times as a college student. Mainly because I could. I love fragments.

I hope this is at last a conversation all can provide imput on!

Posted by 10lees at 07:24 AM

April 26, 2005

My Fun Weekend

For once this weekend I actually got to go out and chill with people! It was very exciting and very fun. I was already up where my mom and step-dad live, because I had to watch their house while they were on vacation. Or rather, I had to feed the pets. Quizzie didn't seem to enjoy it so much, but free satillite TV and free internet always go over well with me.

As I was already up there, I was able to make plans with one of my friends from Starbucks. Me, her and her fiance hung out until midnight on Saturday; our adventure included Indian food (so good), driving around trying to find the cheap seats in one of the suburbs, teaching my friends the meaning of the words 'cheap seats' and watching the movie In Good Company. I guess it was one of the first times I'd been out with girlfriend in a while and it was just a lot of fun. And it makes me miss all of you in Minnesota... sniff!!

By the way, In Good Company is a good, very well acted, movie.

One thing I did have fun doing this weekend was surfing online dating websites. They were very amusing, and I found that some gentlemen need some serious class. Actually, the one guy I am pretty interested in (and we are talking) was one that I hit on, instead of the other way around. I think this must be the way to do get what you want. What is very fun to do is make fun of the guys' who hit on you and tell you inane things like 'I just want a girl to cuddle with', my response, 'You just wanna get laid'. They deny it, but we all know it's true...

Posted by 10lees at 07:56 AM

April 17, 2005

Movie Review: Millions

Seldom are there children's movies that can touch the heart of adults in a meaningful way. (A good unmeaningful example: the dog always dies, so don't cry.... hold on I just need a moment to compose myself....) Sniff, most children's movies fall into the trap of introducing someone just to kill them. Like Bambi's mother, we all know she wasn't vital to the plot.

Millions is different. It involves the change from the pound to the euro in England (something that, by the way, has not occured). It is a conveluted story, in the same way that life is conveluted. It is hard to describe and even though I saw it a full week ago I have not come up with better words to describe the story or it's impact. I don't want anybody to go in thinking it is going to be great, but it is an interesting story. I have never seen another like it and that has been what intrigued me more than anything else.

Whether you rent it on video or watch it in the theater's I would reccommend that everybody see this movie. But be warned: it is wholesome and doesn't contain much violence or sex... and it does contain Mormons.

Posted by 10lees at 03:41 PM

April 07, 2005

There May Be Some Sort of Precipitation, Quick Hit The BRAKES!

In another life this article may have been known as 'Worst States to Drive In'. I am rating 3 states (California, Minnesota & Washington), from best (spot 3) to worst (spot 1). You may be surprised, but all my witty adadotes will make you laugh - guarenteed or your money back (first you have to send me the money, I do apologize for the inconvience).

The 3 Spot:
California. I know, some of you may be surprised at this choice given the traffic in the big state, but everybody who lives here, or at least 95% of them, know how to drive a motor vehicle with almost no problems. The 5% that have problems are easy to avoid. You will occasionally see a tricked out Asian car weaving it's way through stand still traffic with the ease of a ballet dancer and a Califorian's response to a turn signal may be 'make me', but this just illustrates the skills you need to navigate. If you aren't going fast you stay in the right two lanes (unless you are a transplant from Oregon) and, the item that put them over the top, you can still drive 70-80 MPH in a rainstorm.

The 2 Spot
This was a hard decision: Washington. This state has several problems, the main one being the damn carpool lanes which gives those people who would normally drive really slow in the far right lanes an excuse to drive really slow in the far left lane. There also appears to be a problem with the driving the speed limit in the left-er (but not carpool) lanes, these lanes are made for people who are at least going 70 people, not 61. They also slow waaaay down when it rains, which is often and begs the question: if it rains all the time, why the hell are you always braking for it? However, most people know that if they don't let you merge you will hit their car and, overall, mostly polite because of the problems with road rage.

The 1 Spot
Minnesota. These people don't understand the concept of 'merge' or even really the word 'drive', 'speed', or 'don't brake really hard during a snowstorm or I'll rear-end you'. I knew one Minnesotan who blamed all the 'out of staters' who move to MN and then drive horribly. I thought it was that nobody moved OUT, which just proves it's all you natural born MNs that cause the problems (though not LoWriter, because she's only slightly crazy). Every time there is a snowstorm there is a mix of those that think 'I have a four wheel drive and can therefore drive 90MPH' and those that can't drive above 20. Everybody is CONSTANTLY braking HARD in traffic, which made me car sick even though I was the one driving. They also can't drive in rain and, occasionally, have problems understanding what the left lane is for. In a land filled with snow and ice some drunk Irish genius decided to design the highways with lots of turns, and inevitably some Minnesotans crashes their car during the first, second, third, and fifth snowstorms of the year. They also don't have Botts-dots, which the other two states do. Minnesotans are extrememly polite to some people, not store clerks, and not in their cars where some of them fly into a rage at the slightest provocation. I should probably close this by mentioning one way they drive well, when I think of one I'll let you know....

I hope you all enjoyed that and you didn't get offended by my mocking of those who are still living in Minnesota. You all know I miss braking during the first snow storm of the year. Sniff, it gave me a chance to enjoy the senary.

Posted by 10lees at 08:37 AM

April 04, 2005

Wendy's Frosty with Butterfinger

By now all of us have noticed the new Wendy's menu, they keep adding to it and making it more and more wonderful. Imagine my excitement when I saw that now you could get a Frosty with Butterfinger. My slogan would have been 'All the deliciousness of a Frosty with the added bonus of a DQ Blizzard'. So I ponied up to try this new delight.

Count me unimpressed. Not only do they not mix it up for you, instead they hand you a packet of 'Butterfinger pieces' and expect you to add in in yourself, but when added in it doesn't improve the overall taste of the Wendy's Frosty at all. In fact, it might just be that a Wendy's Frosty is better plain as it certainly isn't better with Butterfinger pieces and that's the best thing you could possibly add.

I am sure you will all have your own opinions on this delicate issue, but my reccommendation is to either buy a DQ Butterfinger Blizzard (aka the best treat in the world on a hot day) or buy a nice Frosty (aka goes great with a burger), but never the twain shall be mixed for me again.

Posted by 10lees at 10:45 AM

April 03, 2005

Another Year

The other day my mom emailed both my brother and I about My Dad's Memorial Page. It is also now in my links.

Posted by 10lees at 03:56 PM

April 01, 2005

One Year!!

This blog has been in existance for one year, Magaritas for all!!!

Seriously though, thank you all for a great year - and here's for a great year to come! I'll try and post more, I swear!

Are there enough exclamation marks!!!!! Hmmm, I wonder what 5 of them signify??

Oh and Happy April Fools Day, I hope you've been spoofed.

Posted by 10lees at 08:29 AM