Monday, October 3, 2011

Safety First

You never hear about crops of
cheesecake getting recalled,
do you now?  No, you don't.
I was at breakfast this morning with two of my friends and I found out that we should not be eating cantaloupe.  Don't worry, I did not find this out because I tried to order some.  I ordered loaded hash browns with my eggs.  One of my friends ordered a side of fruit and asked about the cantaloupe.  This whole cantaloupe problem was complete news to me.  Not sure how I missed it.

Anyway, because we are all about safety first up in here, here's your PSA for the day:
Don't eat cantaloupe from Colorado.  And since you probably can't tell where it's from, hold up on the cantaloupe until this is all sorted out.

Apparently, something like 15 people have died as a result of contracting listeria from the tainted fruit.  I'm going to be honest here; I'm not really sure what exactly listeria is, but I know you don't want it.  I mean, I have enough of an idea that I didn't feel compelled to look it up to get extra information (don't worry, The Party will be by soon to tell us because he won't be able to stand that I didn't look it up).

I hope my sharing this information doesn't set off one of those Oprah things where the whole cantaloupe industry sues me for affecting sales.  Yes, I know I don't have quite the following or pull that Oprah does, but it could happen.  You don't know.

In other news, the Phillies are in the playoffs.  Right now they are playing the Cardinals.  The Yankees are playing someone too I think.  I really don't know/care.  You know why?  Because even if I was a total baseball fanatic, this isn't even real playoffs.  I mean it is, but it's like the playoffs to be in the playoffs for World Series.  Then it will be the World Series.  I believe baseball will end in December some time, so there's plenty-o-baseball left if you're interested.  If you're not,  you're SOL.  Football has started, so I guess you can distract yourself with that.  Or read a book or something.

I am very excited to report that Arrested Development will have new episodes coming out, followed by a movie.  For those of you who have never watched, I can't stress to you more strongly the need for you to go rent or buy the original three seasons and catch up.  The Party and I didn't start watching it until it was in reruns and couldn't have been sadder it was cancelled.   Really, go watch it.  

Can he even see
through those?
After 33 years, Andy Rooney is retiring from 60 Minutes at 92 years old.  I always liked him and thought he was clever/humorous, if sometimes overly cantankerous.  What I do not like are his eyebrows.  I fail to understand how television producers let that go.  No woman on TV would dare try such a stunt.  I am sure Andy Rooney told anyone who suggested fixing them,  "too bad, I like them this way."  I can't imagine any  female journalist even considering this.  No one would take her seriously.  We could probably discuss these types of male/female disparities all day, but instead, let's just be glad most people don't want their eyebrows to look like that.  It's distracting and a little bit scary and discomforting.

Nothing else too exciting this weekend.  So in summary:
1.  Don't eat cantaloupe, but don't say I said that.
2.  2011 baseball season has another 11 months to go.
3.  Find a way other than unfortunate eyebrows to make a statement (unless the statement you are making is that you are off your meds).


  1. His eyebrows have always bugged me too - but then, I really had no idea he was 92. I guess at 92 you would just shrug your shoulders if some producer told you to do something with your eyebrows. I'm sure that is the least of his worries. But, good grief - those things certainly do have a life of their own, don't they?!

    And the cantaloupe situation bothers me because it's on e the few fruits I REALLY love. And they're in season now. Bah.

    Awesome post!

  2. Admittedly, I spend a little time maintaining my eyebrows, and admittedly, I'm slightly younger than Andy Rooney. Yet I'm still quite positive if left to their natural state, my eyebrows wouldn't look like that if even I lived to be 193.

  3. cantaloupe is in season now? I thought it was in season during the summer?

    I agree - I could do nothing forever and my eyebrows wouldn't look like that! Mine and The Party's put together!


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