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I've been feeling a bit down the past few days and I think I have the perfect story encapsulating the last couple weeks. So, about the only thing interesting that happens on or about my birthday is I always get a buncha coupons emailed to me from various companies. So, since I had to go to court to deal with that parking ticket last week anyway, I decided to stop off at Rita's on the way home. If you're not familiar with them, just think of it as a mix between a dairy queen and an Italian ice truck. In fact, I only just 'discovered' the place a year or two ago despite there being multiple locations in the area. Their 'water ice' (I still can't get used to that term since it sounds so incredibly idiotic) is amazing in its flavor. Having grown up with the equivalent of food coloring and artificial flavors squirted onto an ice cube, it was quite a pleasant surprise. I bought a few quarts over the course of the summer last year and was looking forward to doing the same this year.

Anyway, they had sent me a B1G1 coupon for my birthday and I stopped off there after court, snagging two gelati's, cherry and swedish fish. I'd never actually tried the swedish fish flavor before, having bought it on a whim. I got home and put both in the freezer for later enjoyment. The next day I got those damn blood test results showing that my heart is pumping something more like strawberry jam than blood. This has resulted in an immediate cessation of all sugar consumption and both gelati's are still sitting in the freezer downstairs. I can't quite bring myself to just go and eat them, damn the diet, and yet I know I could never throw them away either. Not to mention I was really looking forward to finding out what swedish fish tastes like.



Oh, and my sister bought me a little chocolate cake on my birthday as well which we were going to end up having later that weekend. I wasn't nearly as interested in the cake but it's something else that went by the wayside. Feh. On the positive side, I received a hand-addressed letter in the mail today from some scammer wishing me a happy birthday and telling me I won a free trip anywhere in the US. My luck is just overflowing.

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socarefully
Mar. 30th, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
Just eat the gelato and the cake.......It is not strawberry jam so it should make a change to the rest of your blood.
henwy
Apr. 1st, 2010 08:57 am (UTC)
Well, the cake is gone and I didn't have any. A few days ago I went downstairs to see a quarter cut out of it and right through my name too. Then my mom took the rest over to my sister's place and I figure it's been gobbled long since.

The gelati is still sitting in the freezer. I figure if I ever decide to pop all my pills at once, I'll eat the gelati first.
socarefully
Apr. 1st, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
You know I do not think gelati is too bad for your blood sugar....I'm sure someone told me that (you know I'm diabetic right).
henwy
Apr. 1st, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
95-132 (g) they say on the website, depending on the flavor. So basically around half of what should be the average person's intake of carbs a day. I haven't actually set a target of exactly how many carbs I can have in a day but I just can't see one of these fitting in. Maybe I should divide it into 132 equally sized teaspoons and have one a day.
socarefully
Apr. 2nd, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
I can only imagine that they are pretty big.

Personally I would still eat it......You only live once.
henwy
Apr. 3rd, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
You only live once

Only if you're lucky. I have a lingering fear of reincarnation. The next turning of the wheel will not be pretty.
socarefully
Apr. 3rd, 2010 10:29 am (UTC)
Don't worry I am always nice to ants.
cmariewt
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
telling me I won a free trip anywhere in the US.

That's great! Let me know when you are going and maybe I will come along! I will be filthy rich once that Nigerian princess pays me 5 million dollars for that $1,000 I wired into her osshore account. You and I must be the two luckiest people on the planet.

I have never tried "water ice". There is no where to get it around here. I will admit I saw someone mentioning it on lj before and thought it sounded stupid. Glad to know it isn't just me.
henwy
Apr. 11th, 2010 07:02 am (UTC)
I've never actually heard the term water ice until just a few years ago. It was always called an Italian ice when I was a kid, which, even if it weren't Italian to begin with, makes more sense than water ice.
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