Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Thoughts on a Wednesday

I didn't have anything specific to talk about today, but I have some random thoughts. That is always fun!

I had Lucky Charms cereal for breakfast today. It was my son's choice when we were shopping; I'm sure it was due to the marshmallows it contains. I never ate Lucky Charms cereal growing up. I was more of a Frosted Flakes and Cocoa Pebbles kind of kid. Not Cocoa Krispies or Cocoa Puffs, only Cocoa Pebbles; there is a difference. Trust me. I was surprised that I liked Lucky Charms when I tried it the other day. It wasn't overly sweet as I expected. I thought that marshmallows would add too much sugar to the cereal that is, most likely, covered in sugar. I will add that I eat it dry. Maybe it wouldn't be as good floating in milk. Do the marshmallows dissolve in milk? That might not be so good. So, I recommend Lucky Charms, but only if it is dry.

Total random topic. Do you know how hard it is to type "milk" when your name is Mike? I want to capitalize it and add an "e" at the end. You wouldn't understand unless you are named Mike. Even then you might not.

This might sound weird; I know that may be hard to believe. I don't know what the term would be for my affliction, hypochondriac doesn't fit, but I get freaked out about some illnesses easy. A good example would be when one of the kids has pick eye. As soon as they are diagnosed with it my eye starts getting itchy. Then I start thinking about it, and my eye gets more itchy, then I'm convinced I'm going to wake up the next day with it. I never do, but for the whole week that I am giving them medicine, I'm certain I'm getting it. Oh, and when one of the kids come home saying some kid was exposed to lice in the class? Forget it. I'm itchy all over for days. It's sad, really.

I was thinking about cars this morning. I don't know why, but I was thinking about the car we used to have when I was a kid. Like all cars from the mid 70's it was gigantic, had a huge engine and got about 5 miles to the gallon. While I was thinking about that, I wondered how big SUV's would have been back in that day. I know there were some precursors to the modern day SUV, but what would the consumer model Hummer have looked like back then? Compare the Hummer to a 1976 Cadillac Sedan, and it's really not that big. My guess is that it would require a small ladder to fold out in order to enter the vehicle, and have anti-collision lights on it so airplanes would be able to avoid the Hummer if one was driving near an airport.

That's enough for now.


Florinda said...

Well, you weren't kidding about being random.

I understand the pinkeye/lice thing; I'm a bit susceptible to imagining I have other people's symptoms.

Can't stand Lucky Charms. Don't like marshmallows or most sugary cereals. But at least you didn't skip breakfast.:-)

fdtate said...

No, the marshmallows don't dissolve in milk (Milke?). They get a little softer, making them easier to chew.

Mike said...

Florinda: I was thinking about having cinnamon toast with the cereal. That would really make it healthy. :)

fdtate: Thanks for the tip! They have an interesting texture when they are dry. I like it.