WHATamelonMore specifically, buying a watermelon at the farmer’s market for the third consecutive week.  This week I bought a yellow watermelon (as is clearly labeled in my awesome photo).  I chose yellow just because it was the biggest one available…but I’m glad I tried it out.  It’s somewhat more delicate than the red fruit.  I typically cube up the whole melon and fill the biggest bowl I owe.  Then throughout the week I have a delicious snack that I cannot eat too much of.  (Unlike potato chips, which we won’t mention again.)

Oh, I think it’s just a coincidence that all of my best decisions are food based.  We will see what happens in the world of the bopinion log!

Also on a general blog note, I’ve been trying to promote my posts via my personal facebook account primarily.  Facebook however, seems to be making it a little difficult for my friends to actually see these posts.  They are tending to get buried toward the bottom of my news feed, as well other people’s feeds as well.   If you’d like to get notification of when I post something new, I have two easy suggestions for you:

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ChipsLast week I made one of those really good decisions that quickly turned to a bad decision.  (In all honesty, I made a lot of those)

This time it was a big bag of Lay’s potato chips.  Original flavor, super thin and crisp.  I love these chips.  I love a lot of potato chips, but these are my favorite.  So that’s why it was a really good decision to pick up a bag at the store.

It quickly turned to a bad decision when I.Couldn’t.Stop.Eating the chips.  My self-control leaves something to be desired.

Monday morning what was left of the bag went with my husband to work, not to return home.


TJ_CoffeeIceCreamI’ve decided that the “Best Decision I Made this Week” post will be a reoccurring topic on my blog.  As a way to wrap up their week, some bloggers  share what they’ve been reading on the internet over the past week.  I get the idea behind these posts – it’s a quick snapshot into what the blogger has been up to outside of writing their blog.  So this is my spin on that idea.

This week, it’s Trader Joe’s Coffee Bean Blast ice cream.  After a long, drawn out week of temperatures in the  90s, it was just what I needed on Thursday night.  It also saved me from quitting the internet altogether while I was trying to figure out how to fix those little thumbnail pictures of my blog posts on facebook…but I won’t go into those details here.

This ice cream is my new favorite.  It’s rich, creamy and has a great coffee flavor.  A small scoop (or two) in one of our fancy dessert bowls is a great way to end an evening.

And while we’re talking about ice cream… the DC area loves frozen yogurt. There so so many frozen yogurt shops around town.  This I just don’t get.  Frozen yogurt goes on my list of things that are “a waste of everyone’s time and money.”  Just eat real ice cream!  Madison definitely did not have this phenomena. Not sure if this was because of the size of the town, or the state-wide devotion to dairy.  Either way, I’m sticking with the real stuff.