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Old 01-20-2012, 03:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Twinkie Apocalypse

I've got something funny to share that happened today, although it's really been going on for weeks now.

I watched "Zombie Apocalypse" a few weeks back, and the running gag in the movie is how Woody Harrelson has this craving for Twinkies and will stop at nothing to find them even though the world is crumbling before him!

So I got to thinking, hmm, I haven't had a Twinkie in years! In fact, I can't remember the last time I had one, maybe twenty years ago. But I remember the darn thing was really good!

So for the last few weeks I've been thinking about buying some Twinkies (I'm now on "maintenance" LOL). Then the other night I'm watching Letterman, and he starts joking about Hostess going in Chapter 11 and how there won't be any more Twinkies around. Then it's on CNN. I can't get away from Twinkies, they're everywhere I turn!

A few days ago, I'm at Walmart shopping for all my clean food, and I must have been in the wrong isle because out of the corner of my eye I see this big box of, you got it, Twinkies! I can't ever recall ever seeing them in a Walmart before, maybe I have, I just don't remember. So I decide to get the heck out of the isle before I'm too tempted and buy the box.

This all led up to tonight. I went to a different Walmart (I've got two different ones within 10 miles) looking for a new bathroom scale. I'm doing a little bit of food shopping as well, and right there, in the middle of an isle, is a shopping cart turned sideways and it's totally blocking through passage. Nobody is around; the cart is abandoned. And what's in it? A few frozen foods and you got it, a box of Twinkies!

3-4 frozen meals and 1 box of Twinkies in an abandoned cart. What are the odds??

I continue shopping. I made a deal with myself. If that cart is still sitting there after I go check out bathroom scales, I'm going to take the box out of the cart and buy it! It must have been ten minutes later when I returned to find the cart and the Twinkies still sitting there, still blocking the isle. So I picked up the box and started reading the Nutrition Facts. 150 calories for one Twinkie. 10 Twinkies per box. Nope, just can't do it. I ONLY WANT ONE!

So I put the box back in the abandoned cart and got the heck out of the store. But after weeks of practically dreaming of these fluffy yellow cream filled treats, and now having them literally following me everywhere I go, I am weakening!

Think of food as fuel for the body instead of feeding emotions

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