Bawling My husband would not watch Steel Magnolias or the Notebook with me. He tried his best to watch a few scenes, but eventually retreated to the computer room and came out for a snack towards the end of these movies. When he saw me bawling my eyes out, he asked "is the movie good?", to which I quietly replied "yes". His response was head shake and a nod in disbelief. Poisoned The book Poisoned had a similar effect on me as the movies. I found myself crying as I read  it. Again, my husband queried, "do you like that book?". My answer was yes. When I shared some of the details about the children in hospitals dying from food poisoning, he replied "doesn't sound good". Poisoned, by Jeff Benedict," The True Story of the Deadly E. Coli … [Read more...]

Bacon Shake from Jack in the Box, flavor review

It's Valentine's day. I've been married over 10 years and my sweet husband still thinks of me every year at Valentines: buys me nice presents and takes me out. I can't imagine life with out him and feel secure that he feels similar. Reality is, though, I don't think I can ever expect him to claim "I love you more than bacon". Bacon, after all, is his favorite food and he'd eat it for every meal, if it wasn't for the poor nutritional value. Would he marry bacon? That's silly, but fun. My entire family loves the new Jack in the Box advertising campaign "If you like bacon so much, why don't you marry it?" (  My daughters laugh uncontrollably at the commercial "make it official; you may now eat the bride". Jack in the … [Read more...]