Tag: cereal

Know Your Knock-offs

Know Your Knock-offs

  You gotta love knock-off brands.  You can save money and you really don’t notice the difference in taste.  (Well, not too much.) Knock-offs are sly as they package their goods using similar color schemes as the original. And because product names are copyrighted, knock-offs must cleverly use titles that closely mock the true brand. …

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Breakfast Biology

Breakfast Biology

Learning Biology is as easy & fun as pouring a bowl of cereal! Way back in the 1700’s, Carolus Linnaeus never though his life work could be reduced to a bowl of Sugar Puffs. You see, Carl is the father of Taxonomy, the system of naming species of living things.  Using binomial nomenclature (a fancy-smansy …

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What Happened To Breakfast?

What Happened To Breakfast?

Experts agree.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s important as it “breaks” your “fast” between last night’s dinner and today’s lunch.  Hence the name, breakfast. I admit, it’s my favorite meal of the day. There is nothing I enjoy more than a bowl of cereal with a sliced banana and  maybe …

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Absurdity In Advertising

Absurdity In Advertising

I may have been away, but that doesn’t mean absurdity ceases to exist. It’s an ongoing thing.  And quite irresistible to boot. Here are just a few examples I have found recently….. Starting Your Day The Woodchuck Way. The box of Kashi Go Lean cereal touts it being made of “Naturally Sweetened Fiber Twigs.” Mmm, sounds delicious …

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A Soggy Cereal Saga

A Soggy Cereal Saga

  Blake sat with a puzzled look on his scruffy, morning face. He rubbed the sleep from his eyes and wondered what had happened to his favorite breakfast fare. Something was different.  It didn’t feel quite right. Wipe the milk from your chin, young Blake and I shall explain the cereal squeeze.          Here’s the …

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Can You Lend A Hand

Can You Lend A Hand

  Is it me? Is it my MS-riddled fumble fingers? Or is it an evil conspiracy of product manufacturers that I can’t open a bag, carton, container, jar or can without using some tool resembling the “jaws of life.”   Try opening a package of Gillette Sensor razor blades?  My God, King Tut’s tomb opened …

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Junk Drawer

Junk Drawer

    Everyone has a junk drawer.  A drawer where you stash stuff that doesn’t have a proper home. The go-to drawer when you are looking for something that can’t be found anywhere else. THAT’S the junk drawer.   My Odd Sock is no exception.  I have a “drawer’ of oddball, silly stuff that must …

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A Cereal Serial

A Cereal Serial

    It’s six in the evening and I’m already thinking about………breakfast.   Aren’t you?     I’m thinking about breakfast cereal in particular—I LOVE cereal! The cereal aisle is my favorite place in the grocery store.  So many choices.  So many special offers.  So many characters I’ve grown to admire…Cap’N Crunch, Sugar Bear, Toucan …

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