Monday, January 11, 2010

Maddeningly Unhelpful Advice-A PSA for Readers

First of all, don't forget to enter my contest for a chance to win a free t-shirt!

Now, I'd like to make a Public Service Announcement to readers everywhere. Do not eat and read at the same time. The following scenarios are examples of what could happen to you if you do not heed this warning. You may, for example, be eating pistachios (or some other form of nut) and be paying more attention to your book than the nuts. And you may stick an extremely rotten nut in your mouth. At this point you may, in an attempt to rid your mouth of the horrid taste, accidentally spit the nut out of your mouth in a spray of tiny projectile missiles that splatter the precious pages of your book.

In another instance you may be eating, oh, I don't know, reese's peanut butter cups (the bite sized, not the full ones). You take off the outer wrapper, but because you're riveted by the scene happening in your book, you may forget all about the brown interior paper (that has been colored to resemble chocolate) and pop it in your mouth with the blessed peanut butter chocolate combination. After a few chews, you may realize your mistake. It is not fun trying to separate the paper from the chocolate at that point (because you wouldn't dare want to waste chocolate).

So again, may I restate the important warning: Do not eat and read at the same time.

18 comments:

  1. HAHA! I have done things VERY similar to this. Frighteningly similar. But I still eat while I write. Not good.

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  2. Thank you for the laugh! I desperately needed it today.

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  3. lol! Gawd I hate how that paper feels on my teeth as I try to keep the chocolate in my mouth and get the wrapper out!

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  4. LOL! You rock.. thanks for the warnings. I'll keep them in mind.

    Jenni

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  6. So funny Kasie. I only get fingers smudges all over my books.

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  7. LOL! That is too funny, Kasie. Good advice. Ha ha. :-)

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  8. What's even worse is when your 17 month old has popped one of those Reese's Cups in her mouth, with the wrapper still on. Oh, the joys of fishing that out!

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  10. LOL.... Thanks for the pointer. And BTW Reese's try to trick you, I once had a double wrapped (the inside wrapper) so i took of the brown wrapper popped it in and there was a second. Yucks.

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  11. What genius decided to make that paper chocolate colored anyway? They should make it flourescent green for safety reasons alone. ;)

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  12. My reasoning against eating while reading has more to do with inadvertently gaining ten pounds!

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  13. You are so funny Kasie. I just love reading your blog.

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  14. Thanks for the smile! (Hugs)Indigo

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  15. I think this could also apply for talking on the phone and eating.

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  16. I am so totally guilty of this. I read during mealtimes every single day... and while I blow dry my hair (cause I'm mostly a freak). And I have to say that my favorite food-related reading disaster was when I was reading one of the Twilight books and was eating a burger or something that involved massive amounts of ketchup that dripped onto the pages, like blood... in a vampire book. :) It set me laughing at its appropriateness.

    That Reece's thing doesn't sound pleasant at all. And good on you for not wasting precious natural resources like chocolate. Your nobility in this matter outshines even your wonderful sense of humor. :)

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  17. I'm right there with ya, girl. But I still haven't learned the lesson. I totally eat while reading.

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