Friday, October 22, 2010


Currently, Oreo makes a Halloween Oreo.  The only real difference between it and original oreos is the filling is orange and there are nifty Halloween characters on the cookies themselves.  Or is it? 

You see, I would normally not eat an Oreo.  When I eat an original Oreo the filling to cookie ratio seems a bit low.  Fortunately, Oreo has addressed this issue with double stuffed Oreos.  With the double stuffed Oreo the filling to cookie ratio is now too high.  These are the reasons why I stopped eating oreos.  I found this out years ago.  So long ago, in fact, that I cannot remember the exact date.

While April was pregnant she craved oreos.  So while I was in the store looking for Oreos I came across Holiday Oreos.  Little did I know, that moment would change my life.  These holiday oreos solved all of my problems regarding oreos.  Now, I too can enjoy one of America's favorite snacks.  Finally an Oreo that meets all of my criteria for a quality Oreo.

These special segregated Oreos have more filling than a normal Oreo but less than a double stuffed oreo.  On top of this, as if it could get any better, they changed the color.  Now I just feel like it tastes better. 

I tell this tale not to impress upon my readers (yeah there's two of you) my love of Oreos but rather to admit that with the holidays quickly approaching I am more jazzed up about holiday oreos than the holidays themselves.  Don't get me wrong, I look forward to seeing my son open up his Christmas gifts, celebrate his birthday, kiss my wife on New Years Eve (the one in New York) and so on.  But with the addition of the Halloween Oreos to the Holiday Oreos I know have special oreos for three months.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

You know what really grinds my gears?

So this is what I think blogging should be all about.  Things that tick me off, make me mad, annoy me or just otherwise need to be pointed out so others can avoid the same level of "pissedoffedness" that I experience.  Well, today a couple of my good friends (yes Mark, I know it's hard to believe but I do think of you as a good friend (so we don't hang out on the weekends or talk on the phone, but I think being good friends is more than just that)) pointed out that blogging is so much more than that.  It's pizza and shoes or sports and examples of craziness.  It's what you want it to be.  So now, with the little free time that I have, I have to think of things to share with my hundreds (probably more like millions) of followers and somehow make it entertaining. 

I hope to share my opinion on world events, chicks, dudes, sports, beer, food, dogs, TV, movies, babies, family, crazy people, funny people, business, work, social life, politics, religion and just about anything else that comes to mind. 

So I have found that writing a blog is nothing like I expected.  I don't have to be in Washington DC complaining about this party or that, or even contemplating something serious.  Lite is the key.  It's like an iPhone app you don't have to pay for... it's lite... 

To end for tonight I'll share a funny moment in my day today.  A co-worker of mine came into the office and uttered a completely incredible phrase.  I enjoy it when people say innocent things that can be converted by only the most immature individuals to the perverse...  My co-worker was referring to getting customers into the door and said, "we should just slide up next to the back door and slip on in..."  No one else in the room caught it.  But I did.  I immediately notified Matt of the great thing I just heard.

If you don't think that was funny then you probably won't enjoy anything that is ever written on my blog.