Has anyone else noticed that cereal has become less fun lately? It used to be that there was a toy inside sugary cereal, but now it's always like "collect 14 box tops and get a free spork," or "Eat 497 boxes of Sugar-O's and get diabetes." Recently, Mr. Darling and I bought a box of cereal, and it said that if you mailed in 3 box tops, you would get a free book from Hooked on Phonics. Yeah, cause that's what the kids want.
When I was a kid, we would buy the cereal for the toy that came inside, and then we'd open the box and reach our grimey little unwashed hands inside to rummage around for the toy, even though mom sad we had to wait, and then my siblings and I would get in a big fight about who got the toy last time and who gets to keep it this time, and then my mom would get mad and take the toy away and say that no one could have it. Ah, those were the good old days.
This is random and off-topic, but I watched part of the inaugural ball last night, and the reporter covering it on whatever station I was watching was wearing the ugliest dress I've ever seen. I'm no fashionista, and I typically don't notice red-carpet fiascos, but this was the worst dress I've ever seen in my life. If I find a picture, I'll share it.
Speaking of... nothing in particular... did anyone else notice that my Feedburner stat thing-a-majig says that I now have 190 readers? Don't get too excited, because I'm pretty sure it's lying. Yesterday I had 149 and now I have 190? I don't know about that. I mean, it would be nice, but it seems unlikely that 41 people felt suddenly compelled to subscribe to me yesterday. Anyone else noticing artificially inflated Feedburner numbers lately?
I'm feeling slacker-ish and unmotivated lately. Maybe one of these days, I'll dazzle you all with an amazing post. In the meantime, feel free to talk amongst yourselves.