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Friday Follies: Once I Saw These, I Didn’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance…

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»


Right after we were married I fixed our transportation problem by buying Paula Jo a minivan. It was an underpowered box, but it sure was cool to us back then! Our first day we took it out camping. Loaded up the gear and headed to the Little Blanco River for a long weekend.

The first music we played in that ultra-modern compact disc machine thingie in the dash was the soundtrack to “Ghostbusters.” A fine movie in its time, and one of the first ones we ever went to see together. (Ah, romance!)

I still remember the exploding Stay Puft destroyer dude, and the tons of marshmallow crème that blanketed the streets of New York after that disaster. Couldn’t happen to a nicer place, we thought. And the music was cool too.

Now there’s a licensed product from that movie that nobody would have predicted was possible. (Okay, I didn’t predict it. If I had, I’d be rich and somebody else would be blogging about this product. Say la vee.) Stay Puft marshmallows. And not merely marshmallows, but caffeine-packed marshmallows. Fluffy zoomers. Coffee with so much cream and sugar in it that it’s solid, and white. (Rather like the way PJ wants her morning cuppa.)

Light, airy, sweet. And eating a whole box in one sitting will have you cleaning windows at three A.M. just like you used to do back in college when you tried out those little red pills that your suitemate sold. Can you imagine the fun you’ll have sharing these with your sister-in-law’s Girl Scout troop for their next S’mores cookout? (This only works if you don’t have a daughter in the group.) Or Rice Krispies Treats at the next pot-luck social? Oh, and Tom, if you’re peeking in: Marshmallows make great bait, and these will surely increase the fight in those pesky trout thingies you covet. You don’t have to spend hours trying to tie your bait only to get frustrated and buy some commercial flies anyway. Just cut, hook and toss, then stand back and bank those babies!

I’ve still got that movie CD. Maybe I’ll spin it up again, for old time’s sake, while eating my new snack favorite. A little more caffeine can’t hurt, right? Although I suppose this means I should go easy on the double-chocolate espresso latté with Dexedrine chaser

Enjoy the (Ghoulishly Good Goo) Heat!

Entries in this series:
  1. Friday Follies: Weirdest Snacks, Dumb (and Hungry) Burglars, and Why Google is Like Bananas
  2. Friday Follies: Cakes That Make You Laugh (Maybe), and Which Food Best Represents Your State
  3. Friday Follies: Green Bugs to Replace Red Meat On Your Plate?
  4. Friday Follies: How to Pour a Beer Every Second (Almost)
  5. How Beer Saved the World (and, You Heard It Here First!)
  6. Friday Follies: Become a Professional Beer Expert (And You Thought All You Had to Do Was Drink)
  7. What's for Dinner Gets Automated, In a Weird Sort of Way
  8. Follies Extra: Is That a Chile Pepper On Your Plate, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?
  9. Friday Follies: Oh, You Wanted the Mayo On the Side, Eh?
  10. Friday Follies: Eating Like a Monk During Lent
  11. Friday Follies: O No, You Got a Spork in the Salad Shooter!
  12. Friday Follies: Food Network Now Wants to Play Ball
  13. Friday Follies: Chile Underground Voted Number One Food Blog
  14. Friday Follies: Beer, It's What's for Breakfast
  15. Friday Follies: The End of the World is Nigh, and Bacon is to Blame
  16. Virtual Reality Gives “Cookie Monster” a Whole New Meaning
  17. Friday Follies: Do-It-Yourself Egg Art, and That’s No Yolk
  18. Burger Follies: A Fight Over Killer Burgers, In-N-Out in Texas, and Burger America Goes Second Edition
  19. Friday Follies: Once I Saw These, I Didn’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance…
  20. Friday Follies: Peppers Help Preggers to Pop
  21. Follies: Barbeque That Goes Where You Go, All Day Long
  22. Follies: How to Carry Your Liquor, and Don’t Do’s at the Bar
  23. Going to China for the Aquatics Championships? Don’t Eat the Pork…
  24. Zesty Chili Doesn’t Make Lingerie More Exciting for One Woman
  25. Follies: Edible Clay, Eu de Play-Doh, and a Website You Can’t Live Without
  26. Important News Concerning Two Essential Food Groups: Beer and Hamburgers
  27. Follies Extra: A Multitude of Uses for Beer (Besides Drinking)
  28. Chocolate’s Better’n Carrots, But Is Miracle Whip Really Good for Your Love Life?
  29. Who Says Lutherans Don’t Know How to Party? Watch This…
  30. There’s Something Big Stirring at UMass…
  31. Salsa Proves Too Hot for Owner; He’s Smoked…
  32. Would You Like Some Al Yankovic With That Veal Cordon Bleu? And Other Food-Music News
  33. A Salmagundi of Savory Silliness
  34. Doritos Situation Grave, and (Lust for) Alcohol Makes You Stupid
  35. “A Bear Walked Into a Grocery…” And It’s No Joke…
  36. French Ban Ketchup? This Means War! Again…
  37. Armadillo as Weapon, Bar Fun With Guns, and Another Humongous Burger
  38. Pizza as Vegetable? Okay; Why Not Chocolate, or Cheez Whiz, or Kool Whip, or …
  39. A Meal That Makes You Glad You Have Leftovers From Thanksgiving
  40. Why This May Be the Last Christmas Ever
  41. If You’re Going Out Into the Snow, Take Your Beer Along (Lots of It)
  42. No Eat Strong Pig, Eat Monster Gummy Bear Instead
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