Friday Flotsam


Weird pumpkins

Why doesn’t Chipotle have queso?

It just dawned on my brain hole the other day – Chipotle doesn’t have queso. How are we living in a world where Chipotle does not have queso? I think that would be a BOSS move for them. A KILLER move. (But not a boss killer move. Just…making that clear.)

Qdoba has queso. Flying Burrito has queso. Moe’s has queso. Freebirds has queso.

But the monarch of burrito chains in all the land DOES NOT HAVE QUESO? Pft.

Is it because they think it’s not healthy enough? Bull honky malarkatude.

How do we make this happen? Can we start a petition? Tube tops? Host a rally? Am I asking too many questions?

Because this blog post is about to make your life a living hell.

Soap in a Hotel Shower

Who’s watching This Is Us?

I’m dying.

I haven’t watched yet! I saw the previews all summer and was like, “Okay this is going to be my soul’s new soul, I can feel it in my soul.” And then it came on and I completely forgot!

Tell me about it. It it AS good as the previews looked? Is it Parenthood good? Because I need my emotions to be tarred and feathered, tied to a cinderblock and thrown into the Mississippi river, never to be found again.

On a scale from my-toe-jam-is-more-interesting, to upping-your Zoloft online without perscription, where does it fall?

And I need the truth.

And I’m done asking questions.

Is that okay with you?

Just kidding, ha!



I have a dark confession to make. This is going to be quite tough for me to say, because it’s taken a very long time to come to terms with accepting that this is the kind of person that I am.

…I stick my fingers in the pickle jar.

I know. I KNOW. Just delete me now!


You can’t stick a fork in there. It never actually stabs a pickle. It just moves the pickles around the jar and you get so frustrated that you have to invent new profanity. Words so profane they make the old cuss words sound adorable.

Spoons don’t work.

Knives don’t.

Tongs are too big.

The pickles would slide right out anyway.

Nothing works.


Plus I’ve quite grown to enjoy the cold pickle water on my fingers.

Do I need friends?

Havarti Crab Melts

I have a new Havarti Crab Melt recipe on Wisconsin Cheese Talk! It is straight stupid. I mean, it murders the tuna melt. You’ll lose your mind. If you can, slide this lunch idea into your meal plan next week, if you feel like BEING AWESOME.

Pizza at Il Lazzarone

Weekend plans? I think we’re taking the grems to an apple orchard this morning. We haven’t done that yet this fall, so we’re teetering on the edge of classified failuredom. I swear though, if there are chickens just roaming around all willy nilly, I might have to sit in the car. You never quite know the bok-ing habits of these primal creatures! Are they feral? Are they tame? Are they expecting me to pet their heads? No. Just pass me an apple pie and let’s call it.

You can also hand me some queso if you want, since CHIPOTLE APPARENTLY REFUSES.




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16 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Kacy September 30, 2016 at 7:54 am #
    "This is Us" is soul-crushingly Amaze-balls. Hulu that shit.
  2. JC September 30, 2016 at 8:01 am #
    This is Us is good and well done. They make pickle forks-check out Amazon :).
  3. Bryn Broussard September 30, 2016 at 8:26 am #
    This is how it's done...
  4. Sarah S September 30, 2016 at 8:42 am #
    Freebirds has many advantages over Chipotle. Queso, toasted garlic, their BBQ sauce, and fresh limes to squeeze over your goodness! Feebrids for LIFE!
  5. Betty G September 30, 2016 at 8:47 am #
    I am loving This is Us. It's very well done.
  6. Caitlin September 30, 2016 at 8:48 am #
    I've only seen the pilot of This Is Us so far, but it was SO good. It's definitely worth watching! And those damn commercials totally got me during the Olympics.
  7. Steph September 30, 2016 at 10:45 am #
    I don't think I've seen queso on the menu anywhere. I live in Southern California. I did go to Georgia once and it was queso all over. Must be a regional thing.
    • Lauren October 2, 2016 at 9:35 pm #
      If you live anywhere near Los Angeles, PLEASE go to Homestate! Best queso ever.
  8. Dee @ The Kitchen Snob September 30, 2016 at 2:21 pm #
    As soon as I saw your question about This Is Us, I quit reading and immediately went to On Demand and watched it. I forgot about it too! And yes, afterwards I thought it was as good as Parenthood! It's so damn good. I hope all the other episodes are just as good as the first. Ok, then I went back to finish your blog post. So I didn't desert you completely.
  9. Stephanie D. September 30, 2016 at 3:33 pm #
    You must watch "This Is Us"! It is sooooo good!
  10. kendra September 30, 2016 at 6:58 pm #
    omg i actually know the answer to the cheese dilemma!!! apparently they haven't come up with a way to keep a more natural cheese all nice and melty all day without getting greasy or congealed. gross. but i guess they're working on it???
  11. Nicole October 1, 2016 at 10:08 am #
    This is us is.....AMAZING!!!!! I was devastated when parenthood ended. This show is renewing my faith in TV land again. You must watch from the beggining. Do it!!!
    • Bev Weidner October 1, 2016 at 12:23 pm #
      I'm caught up! I snapchatted the whole thing like a troll. :) I'm DEAD. LOVING IT. Ugh.
  12. Thea October 1, 2016 at 10:25 am #
    We don't have a Freebirds here. Now I'm sad. But, very happy to have watched the 1st two episodes of This is Us. Was feeling a big gap in my life without Parenthood and the Good Wife. So far so very good. Watch it.
    • Bev Weidner October 1, 2016 at 12:23 pm #
      I'm all caught up, and already in-over-my-head obsessed. :)
  13. Melissa October 6, 2016 at 12:47 pm #
    Already want to marry the dad of the triplets! Of course there is residual love for him from Gilmore Girls, are you excited about that coming back on Netflix? The other great show was the one with Sally Field as the eludes me.

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