Archive for the ‘People…really.’ Category

Cereal Fail

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Breakfast just hasn’t been the same lately. Our favorite cereal (and snack food), Purely O’s, has had a recipe change for the worse. It used to be nearly sugar-free and actually taste like oats (think less sweet and organic version of Cheerios), something I felt good giving Dash and Zella.
Now there is TRIPLE the sugar, plus molasses, and corn in the new Purely O’s recipe. And they didn’t even bother to let their customers know.

There is much discourse in the blogosphere about this very cereal. Lots of angry former customers wondering what a good replacement is for their favorite cereal. What can they give their kids to snack on? What can diabetics and people with corn allergies eat now? Anyone… ideas?

I’m really irritated about it, honestly. I’ve registered our complaint with the company and I’m hoping for the best. Maybe they’ll go back to the old formula. Kind of like how New Coke slowly faded away….

Let them know how you feel here:

Or call: 1-800-624-4123 between (7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CT, weekdays)

And lastly, join the facebook group: We Want the Old Purely O’s Back! Please Lose the Sugar, Cascadian Farm!

In the Neighborhood

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Out and about the other day and we found ourselves at this little playground in South Portland. Great place for kids with lots of good slides and swings and climbing things, and it even offers a little humor for those who can read.

super quotes

Makes me wonder just how much they paid per character for that sign and therefore how much they could have saved by leaving out all those quote marks. Just sayin’.

The Shape of Things to Come?

Monday, January 12th, 2009

So I got this email from Urban Outfitters today with what they say is the Shape of Things to Come. I am scared. Really and truly scared.

That the image is somewhat distorted should not affect your reaction to this nightmare of a fashion statement. I’ll admit that the sweater in the middle isn’t half bad, but can we talk about what’s happening to the right and left of it?

Maybe the captions should read: Bad. Better. Worse.

All I can say is there’s something to be said for not be trendy enough to rush out and buy the next big thing. Because apparently, the next big thing is really really ugly.

Restored and Refreshed.

Monday, November 12th, 2007

That’s how I’m feeling right now. Date night is good for the soul, I tell ya. We had a really good meal, good wine, ran into all kinds of old friends, and totally managed to avoid talking about Dash. I think the only time he came up was when other people asked about him. (Don’t worry little guy, it’s not like we forgot about you. Just having some much needed adult time/conversation.)

And it’s this good feeling that I’ve been holding on to and has kept me from getting totally pissed off at the 47 neighbors who have been out with leaf blowers all weekend long. Seriously people. How lazy are you? Unless you’re very old or physically cannot rake you do not need a leaf blower.* You need a rake. That’s all.

*unless of course you, my lovely readers, have a leaf blower. in that case, i applaud your efficiency.

$200 please

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Is it not supremely annoying to type in a domain name at register dot com only to find that someone owns it and isn’t using it? And they don’t even intend to use it. They just want your money so you can use it. Grrr…

And is it maybe just a little annoying when you find yourself thinking, “Maybe I’ll just pay the money and consider it an investment”? Grrr… again.