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A Real Spudnut Moment

So, I come from an area I like to call surreal America.

Because it’s like real America (we enjoy Olive Garden, have an annual rodeo, drive trucks, and do our best to not elect democrats), but weirder. Things like this make the front page of the news

Radioactive tumbleweeds. Causing an oil spill. You can’t make this stuff up.

It’s also a place where Sarah Palin spends Thanksgiving

And, sometimes, gives illogical shoutouts to local businesses

We visited this weekend for Daddy’s Day, and after busting out a long run Saturday morning, we, like Sarah, had a spudnut moment
I’ve eaten many a spudnut in my day. But mostly I let other people pick them up for me, so I hadn’t hit up the actual shop in a long time.

Turns out?

This is the sort of store that you’d feature on Fox News.

The mix of over the top Americana with 50 year old booths and no sense of irony?

I love my hometown.

We got a couple spudnuts
(perfect recovery food, right?)

and I thought of how proud Sarah would be of us.

Know what they tasted like?


A Spudnut Moment

Know what I haven’t done in a grip and a half?

Posted a whole day’s worth of food.

So, here’s a day in the life.

I woke up exhausted and I downed two cups of unpictured coffee.

I’m an idiot and that was way too much liquid in my tummy, so I wasn’t digging  breakfast.  But I was off to teach and I knew if I didn’t eat something by calendar I’d be ready to eat the class pet.  So I ended up sticking one of these suckers
(Fact:  these are better if you call them La vache qui rit.)

On some Dave’s Killer bread
I adore hummus and toast in the AM (totally normal, right?), but I ate all the hummus last week and need to cook more chickpeas.  So this worked.

I grabbed my lunch
Weird mishmash of stuff.
Two kiwis, an apple, peanut butter (for the apple),  a hunk of Sin Dawg, crack oranges, and beef jerky.  I’ve been eating yogurt for lunches (and breakfasts) like it’s going out of style.  It’s kinda hit the point where it did go out of style.  Whoops.

(I ended up not eating the oranges, but I always aim to overpack-24 children + low blood sugar = hell)

And guess who I found in my class!  My friend from last year!  He switched schools!  Thankfully he’s less of a “friend” this year.

I got home from work and munched on some of these
These are crack.  I would possibly birth your children for a lifetime supply of these.

While I munched I threw together dinner.

1 can diced tomatoes + back beans I cooked the other day + chicken + brown rice + corn + spices = soup
More chips on there.  Way more.  But I hate soggy chips with a fiery passion so I add them as I go.

And for bed dinner

Which was disappointing.  Not because I don’t love popcorn or anything, but because I watched my girl Sarah give a shoutout to my hometown (first min and a half is all you gotta watch)

And since watching that?  It’s all one big Spudnut moment.

And by “Spudnut moment” I mean I would kill for a spudnut right around now.

What’s a food you want and can’t get?  I want spudnuts.  And more of that PB ish from Trader Joe’s.

blah blah blah

Over the weekend I traveled to the great state of Oregon, please note that great is crossed out. Oregon, if you want that title back, let me win the $150 million powerball next time.

I ran my first 5k and amazingly enough I didnt die during it. As you might know, I did go to one race before, back in november… when i was stalking ran into Tina Fey the silver medal winner of last years vice presidential election.

i dont know who’s bright idea it was to do races EARLY in the morning, but whoever it was is NOT my friend. I had to get up at nearly 6 am sunday morning for the 5k, and i did not wake up feelin like p diddy… [or brush my teeth with a bottle of jack]

[thats me in the mornings, fightin till i see the sunlight. and that is me extra happy and awake since it is christmas… can you tell im a morning person?]

oh and rewind champion meal late night before the race:

you guess it. the meal of champions. McDonalds – Proud sponsor of the US olympic team. that means it’s good for you. i promise.

anyways, we got to the race in time to pick up our free junk. there was free food too, but i wasnt smart enough eating machine wasnt smart enough to think of taking a picture of it. [she was smart enough to steal get some lara bars]

luckily I had conned a friend into waking up at 6 am and running 3 miles in the cold [sorry brad] so at least i didnt have to run alone!

it wasnt nearly as bad as i thought it would be, or even as freezing as i thought.

run run run, race race race, words words words, blogg blawg bloggy blawwggg, blah blah blah, stop talk talk talkin that blah blah blah [i b so good @ blawgging]

and, this was the “Race for the Roses” we finished and got our very manly colored roses

and the results *drum roll*


…..ok 450th place is winning… right? hey it was out of 1066 people.

we both finished with a time of 32:43

and wow are we WHITE.

OH YEAH! this race, sponsored by oh, i dont know, just my favorite thing in the world that isnt a girl with a money sign in her name, VITAMIN WATER.  oh and what did i NOT see at the race? VITAMIN WATER!  they gave us smart water, but NO VITAMIN WATER.  um… thats not ok.  dear vitamin water jesus, i ask you this is every post, GIVE ME FREE VITAMIN WATER.

Also on my trip to portland i stopped by so-lame [salem] i found two things there. the world!

and jamba juice, which i had NEVER been to before. damnnnn its good.  forget baskin robbins, i wanna open a jamba juice!

know what i didnt find there? a certain vegetable themed blogger whos name fits perfectly into the Black Eyed Peas song Imma Be…

My week in Sarah Palin… [by baby brother]

Admittedly, this post title sounded like a much better idea when Eating Machine and I were not drinking…

I think this has some major promise in becoming a blog of its own, as well as getting me arrested for stalking loving Sarah Palin.

Well it all started Wednesday evening, when Sarah Palin arrived in my town to spend thanksgiving.

Thursday morning [thanksgiving] my brother and I decided we needed to go stalk visit our dear old friend Sarah, so we grumpily got up at 6 am and went out in the freezing cold trotted on down to the annual turkey trot at the park, where Sarah Palin was going to participate in the run.

Big Sister says:  my mother has never been more confused.  “You’re going on a RUN?  In the morning?!”

She told me she’s pretty sure Sarah Palin is a magician for making that happen

[i am 2 people to her left in the grey sweatshirt]

well then i decided i needed a creeper stalker pic…

she was insanely nice. like i know everyone says she has to be nice because she is trying to sell books and such, but like she was way nicer then she had to be. she also had her whole family there, the little girl behind the one in red next to palin [the one you cant really see] is piper, who was running around everywhere. and Bristol was there- and was not friendly.

Big Sister says:  Bristol was a disapointment to Baby Brother, who had plans to marry her.  Not so much, sadly.

After her thanksgiving break Sarah had a book signing at the local bookstore on Sunday. the line was INSANE. people started to line up at 10 am on saturday, 26 hours before the book signing would start. I had friends who got in line around 5 am, that i was able to have hold a spot for me. I went to mcdonalds up the street to get them some food, and came out of mcdonalds to find this:

How many of you can say you ran into sarah palin at mcdonalds? Where else would you find Sarah Palin.  True Americans only eat MEAT.  From McDonalds. [please note, the line was this dense the whole way, and this is probably about 1/4 mile to 1/2 mile from the bookstore] sarah decided to get out of her car on the way to the book signing to say hi to people in line.

Hey Baby Brother, remember how we were going to walk around outside the line and talk about how we saw her at Shari’s to make everyone jealous?  We almost predicted the future!

After waiting and waiting, we had success!

Yes, Baby Brother owns that many copies of the book.  That’d be 4 more books than he will read in any given year.

Palin even stayed extra long, her 2 hour book signing lasted over 3 hours and she still could not get to everyone, before leaving she did go out and talk to and hug and meet the people in line who she was not able to get to.

and the front page of the newspaper….

well that was my week in sarah palin. please note, i only like sarah palin as a person, and an entertainment figure. NOT as anyone i would ever want to have elected to anything. that would be terrifying.  Or AWESOME!  Bump-Its for all!

well i can smell the chex mix my mom just made and it is calling!

Why did mommy wait to make it till I left?  Is it because I only eat the cherrios and the rice chex?  They’re the best part!

I love christmas time, it means my mom is always making the best chex mix in the world. What is your favorite holiday time food?

and ps, here is one of our vlog attempts uncut…