September 07 2010
Here’s three things that I liked this week:
1. Nivea Cool Body Wash
For years I’ve been using Old Spice Sport for my shower soap– but ever since that Old Spice guy started making me feel bad about myself I’ve been looking to switch it up. (I guess it’s possible that in the long run that ad campaign (as funny as it is) might be backfiring. I don’t make the connection between “Look at your man… Now look at me…” and have the end result of me feeling “good”…
So I’ve dabbled here and there with some other soaps. I refuse to buy Dove for Men because I think Dove is always for girls even if it says ‘For Men’ on it. I tried some seemingly ‘gender neutral’ stuff like Aveeno or whatever but they still seem to fall on the girl side of the soap world. And I won’t go as far over as Axe because… um… I’m not an Axe guy.
Anyway, recently I tried this Nivea Cool and I really like it! It’s my new soap! It’s refreshing and clean and I think it smells good– and the product doesn’t make me feel bad about not being on a motorcycle horse or whatever. And it’s called ‘Cool’ which automatically makes me ‘cool’.
2. Stonyfield Farm BaNilla Yogurt
I’ve been eating yogurt with berries and granola or whatever ever since my body told me I can’t eat Fruity Pebbles non-stop anymore. I used to get the Fage yogurt– but to be honest I was never crazy about it. It seemed pricey and sour. Like extra sour or whatever. But recently I started getting Stonyfield Vanilla yogurt which I liked more.
But the other day I accidentally bought Banilla flavored. I didn’t realize it until I opened it up and it was all gross yellow colored. I almost barfed. I thought the vanilla had gone totally bad all the way through. But then I looked at the label and saw it was banana and vanilla flavored. I was like, ‘Gross! I got the wrong kind!’ Then I realized I like both banana AND vanilla. And I ate it and I liked it and now it’s my new favorite yogurt. So there’s that.
3. Apple Slicer from IKEA
Soon it will be apple season and I’m psyched! Once the ‘good’ apples come out I seriously probably eat a couple dozen a week. I don’t like biting into apples I like slicing them up. It’s been my way for years. But recently I was in IKEA and I saw one of these apple slicer things. I’d never used one before. Not sure how common they are or what but I decided to buy one. It was like $5.00 I think.
I kind of assumed with most ‘kitchen gadgets’– there would be something ‘wrong’ with it and it would end up in a drawer forever. Like bad peelers or whatever. But these apple slicer things are pretty friggin awesome! (Am I the last person on earth to use one? I dunno…) It’s fun too! There’s something satisfying about slicing up an apple with one push and making it look all blooming oniony and stuff!
It also works well with other fruits too– like “Asian Pears”. Which I ate a bunch of the other day and I also like. It doesn’t work with blueberries though.