Category Archives: snacks & drinks


blog post: 29.April.2011

one of my new favorite American chains, too yummy


Healthy Weight?

I’m seriously trying to eat healthier this year, after a long series of occasional half-assed attempts & fleeting fascinations with nutrition info in the past. I recently discovered the  Dr. Oz show too, which is now one of my favorite parts of day time TV.

We’ll see how this goes… heh, no but for real, so far.. not so bad. So who knows, this might actually be real progress, or so I hope. But yeah, either way it’s worth putting in the effort, cuz’ I’ve been spending a little too much money on vending machines & eating out in recent times, & there are a couple pieces of clothing I’m not ready to let go of simply cuz’ they don’t fit so nice anymore.

Now, being the neurotic numbers nerd that I am, I’ve found this BMI Calculator at the National Heart Lung & Blood Institute’s website handy, & possibly a little more trustworthy than others. However, we still know what they say, for a more acurate depiction consult a physician, did I mention I need to save money though?

Anyway, I’ve seen friends try the South Beach Diet, Weight Watchers, or just simply go vegan, & I’ve observed mild success as well as unenviable failure. As for me, I’ve pretty much concluded that there are only two food rules that work for me, especially if this is going to be a lifestyle change, & those are: that it’s not what I eat, it’s how much I eat (cuz’ there are certain guilty pleasures I doubt I’ll ever have the discipline to quit) & that variety’s the spice of life, I love the adventure of trying some new foods, & that’s probably my best chance at rounding out the load of vitamins & minerals we’re all supposed to be getting as well, right? & Please, if there’s something delicious you know of that you’re not sure I’ve tried, feel free to leave a suggestion in the comments.


National Automatic Merchandising Association

“NAMA is the national trade association of the food and refreshment vending, coffee service and foodservice management industries including on-site, commissary, catering and mobile. Its membership is comprised of service companies, equipment manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to operating service companies. The basic mission of the association, to collectively advance and promote the automatic merchandising and coffee service industries, still guides NAMA today as it did in 1936, the year of the organization’s founding.”


defined by Snickers as (a noun meaning) “A state of mind making you feel very strong and powerful, almost mayor-like.”

Ode 2 Mountain Dew

Mountain Dew is the best pop I know
nothin’ else for me, none,
no, a day without it, I can’t go on
other pop can’t compare to this one.

It helps me to sleep,
It helps me to wake,
though I can’t
drink it with cake.

Its my life force
it flows through my veins
without it I’m nothing
I go insane.

From the green bottle or can
to the liquid it holds
from the bubbles it makes
to the sweet sizzling sounds.

I savor every bit
don’t waste a drop
so I keep drinking
and can’t stop.

– Cody Learned written while in Grade 10 at Lincoln Northeast High School in Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.A.

published in “A Celebration Of Young Poets: Midwest – Spring 2004”


defined by Snickers as (a noun meaning) “A heightened yet fleeting state of accomplishment that makes you realize how unbelievably unmotivated you normally are.”

haystacks recipe

also known as non-bake cookies

in a pot melt:

  • a stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup of milk

mix in:

  • 1/4 cocoa powder
  • 2 cups of sugar

stir, let sit on burner until it gets to a rolling boil

then remove from heat, & mix in:

  • 1 large dash of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
  • 3 cups of quick oats (dry oatmeal)

drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet, let sit until it solidifies

Mountain Dew: 3 Dew Drinker Designed Flavors

blog post: 8.August.2008

Mountain Dew has been selling 3 “Dew Drinker Designed” flavors: Revolution, Super Nova, & Voltage, which all have added ginseng, & I’ve been drinking all three of them lately, they all seem fairly good, if you’re into soda pop with a shot of BVO in the first place, & apparently a person can go online & vote for what flavor he or she likes the best, but I doubt I’ll be taking part in that election, I’m just getting a kick out of mixing things up a bit.

cookie cakes recipe

a chocolate & vanilla combo, a sorta megaOreo
lots of sugar, & probably not very nutritional,
but they taste so good to me sometimes

the chocolate discs:

  • 2 boxes (super moist) devils food cake mixes
  • 1 1/2 cups shortening
  • 4 eggs

cut in shortening, & mix the other ingredients

roll into balls

place on cookie sheet & flatten each slightly

bake for 9-12 min (standard temperature, 350° F or so)

cool on cooling rack

the frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

mix together

place some frosting between 2 discs & you’re set

Free Rice

food for thought turns into thought for food as well

“FreeRice is a sister site of the world poverty site,

FreeRice has two goals:

  1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.
  2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on this site.

Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your vocabulary can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.

Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide. Thank you.”

I’ve been at the website today, got to 1300 grains of rice, with my highest & current vocab level at 36

Candy Blog

a blog, about candy, run by Cybele May

a neat extensive collection of reviews of several candies from around the world

Green Label Art

blog post: 30.March.2008

so, I bought a bottle of Moutain Dew the other day… cuz’ I like Mountain Dew, & the bottle was cool