Monday, April 24, 2017

Hey, It's Okay

I got this idea from Glamour magazine. You can link up any day of the week. All you have to do is make a list of what you're okay about. Simple! Please do not link up a post that has nothing to do with Hey, It's Okay. It's rude.





Hey, It's Okay....


....to still be amused how worked up people got over the Unicorn Frappuccino.


....to be confused on why my daughter wants a fidget spinner. I guess they are all the rage at the moment. She can't take it to school though, because her teacher will take it away. "She's already taken like five fidget spinners," Natalie told me seriously.


....to have immediately thought, "Do I have to go?" when Tom mentioned a going away BBQ for someone he works with this weekend. Followed by, "If I have to go, can I bring a book?" Ah, the life of an introvert.


....to not be doing anything for Fiesta. Apparently it's the thing Texas does for like two weeks and it just seems like a crowded drunken mess to me. The kids actually have off school Friday for the Fiesta parade. Natalie was like, "Are we going?" and I was like, "Nope!" Too crowded. Nowhere to park. Pass.


....to love trying all the new drinks that are released. I tried the Unicorn Frapp, the Minute Maid slushie from McDonalds, and recently, the Froot Loop milkshake from Burger King. It basically tasted like the cereal with vanilla milkshake. If you like Froot Loops, you'd like the shake.








Sunday, April 23, 2017

Into Kawaii Stuff? Get A YumeTwins Subscription Box!

"It's so kawaii!" my daughter started shrieking when she was 9.

I had no idea what she was talking about.

"It's so kawaii!" she yelled at her stuffed animals.

"It's so kawaii!" she shouted when her mini burgers were served at a restaurant. (The waiter had a "WTF" expression on his face.)

"It's so kawaii!" she bellowed at a dress in Target.

"Natalie," I finally said. "What's kawaii?"

She stared at me as though I were the odd one. "It means cute in Japanese." There are animals who are kawaii too. They have wide black eyes. Natalie said this shirt was kawaii.






When I heard about the YumeTwins subscription box, I knew I had to try it. Maybe I'd even be cool for a minute in my daughter's eyes. When the box arrived, I told Natalie that there would be kawaii items inside.

"WHAT?" she screamed, making my ears ring. She's one of those loud girls who scream and bounce around when excited. I never understood those girls so naturally my daughter is one.




As she opened the box, she yelled, "I already know I love everything!"




So here's what she got:


A stuffed porcupine, which made her go, "OOOOOOO! I'm calling you Bun Bun!" It's proper name is Shinada Easter Bunny Nature. I've no idea how to pronounce Shinada.




A magnet, which is now on our fridge:




A bento box, complete with chopsticks, which Natalie has been learning to use:





A cup, which made Natalie shriek, "It's GUDETAMA!" and I was like, "Bless you," and she went, "NO! That's what it's CALLED!"




What? Huh?


She also got a Gudetama pen, and the magnet up above is apparently Gudetama too.





I guess the character is Gudetama? It's like a blobby eggy thing? I don't understand.




Look, I don't get this kawaii stuff. But if you have someone in your life that gets and loves it like my kid, pick up this box. It's not that expensive either. It's $29.99 a month, or if you do a 6 month subscription it's $28.33. It's free shipping worldwide, and the items in the box seem like great quality. My daughter has been loving on that Shinada toy (Bun Bun, remember?), and it's still in good shape. She's been using the Gudetama cup, and there's not a chip on it. (She showed it off to all her friends, who were like, "Where did you get that GUDETAMA cup?" and they started shrieking and my husband was like, "What the hell is going on out there?")



If you want a box, check out the YumeTwins website. And no, this isn't a sponsored post. I paid for the box, and I'll probably pay for others, because my daughter gets so excited and for a brief second, she does think I'm cool.




Even if I did think she was sneezing when she said Gudetama.



Thursday, April 20, 2017

We Don't Care That The Unicorn Frappuccino Is Not Healthy

When Starbucks announced they were making unicorn frappuccinos, I knew I was going to get one. I mean, I'm all about the colors. And you guys remember how I made some unicorn hot chocolate, so it was a no brainer for me. On the day it was released, I shopped at my beloved Target and then stopped off at the Starbucks inside. There was NO LINE, which was fabulous, because I heard some stores had lines wrapped around the store. Some stores are even sold out.





It is pretty! And the taste? Well, it was a mixture of sweet and sour. Some people reported that the sour part was disgusting. I didn't mind it, because I've always liked sour stuff. Remember those Warhead sour candies? I think they're still around, actually. But as a kid, I would impress people by sticking TWO lemon ones in my mouth. People would gather around and go, "How is she doing that?" Well, it's because I love sour stuff. (I could also put two of the hot Warhead candies in my mouth. I don't think they make the spicy ones anymore.)


I'd say that it sort of tastes like Nerds, but not quite. I didn't mind the mango taste but if you don't like it, you can request another syrup flavor. You could also leave out the sour bit, but then the drink would look quite plain.

Naturally, the Health Nut people had to share how unhealthy these drinks are:




This kept showing up on my Facebook feed, and I was like:




I mean, DUH, of course it's not healthy. I don't get why people freak out. And then I wanted a Snickers bar, so thank you for that.

I actually got a tall frapp, which is the smallest size so mine wasn't that bad. I don't go to Starbucks often either. I only go for the pumpkin spice frapp when it's out, and yes, there are posts against those too. I also had to try the pink drink, and I'm sure there are posts against THAT too:



Oh, and I get that lemon cake once in a while which is like 234897 calories. I don't drink coffee, so it's not my go to place, but I do enjoy a fruity beverage once in a while. And yes, I am fully aware that it's probably not the healthiest, but man, if I lived life without junk food, I'd be miserable. Most people aren't going to Starbucks to be healthy.

There are others who are all, "If you want a Mango shake, try THIS one," and they'd share a recipe. It was so hard for me not to comment, "No thanks. This sort of looks like diarrhea" because it was a yellow-y, orang-y mess.

I also saw some posts from direct sales people talking about how it's wrong of us to give Starbucks free advertising. "Have you been PAID? Why are you giving Starbucks free advertising?" one post implored. "Join MY team and get PAID to advertise!"

Again, I was like:



All those anti-unicorn frapp posts only make me want another one, so, well, I got another one:



It was a blissful afternoon of sipping my sweet and sour pretty drink, while reading a fantastic book. Health nuts, take note: we know it's not healthy.

And we're okay with it.



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