Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hostess, a love story...

I have never eaten a Twinkie.

Or a Snoball.

Or a Ding-Dong.

In this age of American excess—where obesity is fast becoming the norm and cancer clusters crop up like dandelions—Twinkies, and other associated products, have become a symbol of a bygone age. When calories went uncounted and no one bothered to read the ingredients.

While other companies updated their classic recipes with varying degrees of success (new Coke anyone?) Twinkies have remained largely the same. Sold in crinkly packaging with a heart on the front. What little change has occurred has been in the form of product diversification (100 Calorie Twinkie Bites! The same chemically dependent formula—now smaller—with the calorie count on the bag!)

Twinkies are sold in gas stations, convenience shops, and grocery stores all over the country. Two to a pack, perfect for grade school friends pooling their allowance or a young couple lounging under the stars, contemplating life, death, and all the fun stuff in between.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Girly Girls

As those of you who know me are probably aware, I have never been a girly girl.

The clothes, the skills, even the vocabulary to discuss 'girliness' all passed me by during my formative years. I never learned how to put on makeup, throw together an outfit, or do my hair.

I can do a French braid, but I'm talking really do hair. Smooth and fluffy like all the other girls.

Recently, I've been making more of an effort. I am trying.

But I'm not there yet.

So, if I sometimes do the wrong thing... wear the wrong color... have frizzy hair... laugh too loud.

It's not that I don't care. It's just that I'm not there yet.

Blog Redux

It has been pointed out by the cutest guy at the third middle school I attended (yes, third) that I haven't posted in a while.

Thanks, Clinton, I have been busy.

I promise to post more in the future. I love you all, and I leave you with the certain knowledge that right now at this very moment I am sticking out my tongue at you.