Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hiding Behind Messy Hair


______I'm sitting at my freshly painted dining room table munching on cloudy, tinny-tasting ice cubes as I write this, trying to rattle my brains for a topic of some value to ramble on about. Like uh, these ice cubes? It's a chilling topic, but I promise I won't type in all ice caps to discuss it. HA. Ha. Haha. Please don't punch me.

______So when I was a wee sprout, I used to eat some strange things, and well, ice cereal was one of them. More specifically, ice wedge cereal. Because for some reason ice cubes form in wedges unless you possess a fancy-shmancy ice machine like my parents, but alas, despite the shape, we all still refer to tiny frozen water pieces as "ice cubes."

______I digress. Ice wedges totally need to be a thing, so let's coin this term while we can. Join the revolution: #icewedgesovericecubes on Twitter. If any of you actually tweet that hashtag, you're my hero(ine) of the week.

______Back to our intended topic: ice wedge cereal. It was a simple recipe, really: you pluck a bowl from the cabinet, dump a handful of ice wedges in there, and fill the bowl with warm water that crackles the ice from the inside out. Then you dig into that homogeneous mixture like a crab digs into his gnarly crab sand lair, thus freezing your insides from your teeth to your tongue. It's very chilly and flavorless, yet it simultaneously satisfies some strange need. Like a cat needs to scratch a post, young-me needed to munch on ice wedge cereal every few weeks.


______I also made potato chip and butter sandwiches. Totally the healthiest thing ever, check this out: you grab two slices of white bread, both bleached whiter than that one 36-year old man who still lives in his mom's basement, smother butter on both pieces, and finally smash some chips on one slice, making sure to distribute the chips proportionately across the buttery wasteland. Smack those two pieces together and shovel that in your mouth for a carb-laden adventure that'll have your mother rocking back and forth in a corner.


______There was nothing that satisfied the taste buds quite like that starch-o-rrific, greasy butter and chip sandwich. I guess my extremely healthy eating habits now stem from a subconscious repulsion of past noms.

______Have you eaten anything that would be deemed strange as child, or even now?


Top: TJ Maxx (similar)
Skirt: Moon Collection, via Modcloth
Booties: Charlotte Russe (similar)
Necklace: Charming Charlie
Ampersand ring: c/o BornPretty
Twist ring: c/o RoseWholeSale


Boheme.Fille said...

Uh-la-la, what a cute, cute outfit! Gorgeous skirt, gorgeous top, gorgeous boots!
Yeah, I have eaten some weird stuff when I was a kid. One thing that comes in mind right now: one slices of white bread, dip it in some water than put some sugar on a plate and put the slice there. Tadam, white bread with tones of sugar! :))Healthy too! :))

Frannie Pantz said...

I like the ice wedges idea--I'm in! I never thought of or heard of ice wedge cereal but I think I will introduce it to my kids LOL I love this skirt--so cute!

Ivana Split said...

my brain isn't really working...I used to like sea snails, I would collect and prepare them myself...they taste great with pasta, at least those two varities we have here.

Anyhow, I really do like this outfit on so many levels! The skirt is amazing( I adore animal print and what better than colourful animal print)...and well matched with the dark top and booties!

Rory said...

Love the colors of your outfit :)

Shirley said...

Okay wooAAHHH I have NEVER heard of ice cereal before...but I will have to try it because I am actually weirdly obsessed with eating ice...

xx Shirley

Samantha said...

Haha. Now, I've heard of a potato chip sandwich before, but never ice cereal! I can't think of anything odd that I've eaten except my childhood obsession with eating spoonfuls of sour cream. Everyone does that though, no?

And this outfit is smokin'! Those red boots, the lipstick, and the animal print skirt all look so good!

Isabella said...

I love how the elements of this outfit come together! The lace pattern of the top is so pretty and unique.

One could argue that your childhood snacks formed a "balanced diet," since one was no-calorie, the other high-calorie! I definitely ate ice wedges as a child and also enjoyed butter-sugar sandwiches, but I maintain that potato chip avocado sandwiches are REALLY good.


caffinatedlove said...

I love how the name of your post had nothing to do with the content. Love. XD

Naw, man. I had to eat healthy at home and I eat pretty healthy now. The weirdest I get is eating fresh peppers like they were apple slices but I'm not sure if that really counts as unusual.



megcasson said...

Your rant about ice cubes is funny.

I love your hair and this outfit is gorgeous.

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LyddieGal said...

I never knew ice wedge cereal was a thing... I've only ever heard of wedge salads.

Weird thing I eat - banana and sour cream. It's actually kind of like eating a banana with yogurt, only it has a significantly higher fat content.

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Kelly said...

Cute boots! ...and ice wedges?!


Ice wedge cereal?hmm, this is all new to me, lol. What a fun skirt, the lively print looks good on you, and your look lovely with your hair uncurled.
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Keit said...

Hahaha, I swear if I had a twitter I would totally use this hashtag :D Hmm, I can't think of any weird foods I've been eating, except we used to munch on this flower when we were little. It had honey in it and we used to suck it out :D
Love this funky outfit, and the hair is perfect, what's so messy about it?

Linda B said...

Ice wedge cereal...hmmm, I would try this. Only because at work I'll sit in the corner with a cup filled with the delicious ice wedges made for coffee, and eat those....
Hehe, so yeah! Yum!
And I always love seeing this leopard print skirt. It's so different from most leopard print in how colorful it is <3

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Jacqueline Stewart said...

ohhh, I'm loving this skirt and those red booties are pretty adorable :D I don't think I ate anything too strange as a child, or now... but i'm quite curious about the chip sandwich. Ha!

Rachel said...

I've never in my life been creative enough to eat ice cereal. What an invention! I do remember my grandma feeding us sugar sandwiches, which was white bread coated with butter and a liberal sprinkling of white sugar...those were considered pretty much the best treat in the whole world and I can't imagine eating them now.

Justine Prabucki said...

I love the idea of ice wedge cereal, also my parents fridge totally released ice wedges also! I can't think of anything too odd that I eat but it may just be because I don't deem it weird. Maybe I like to eat cucumbers with sour cream sometimes. Its kind of like a salad?

Katie Aman said...

Haha! When you said ice cereal, I thought you meant you ate your cereal with ice in it-but nope, just ice cubes and water! That was a surprise ending :)
My sisters and I used to fight over who got to lick the margarine wrapper when we were kids. To this day it still gives me the shakes and margarine isn't even allowed in my house, haha. Gross

You look so fun and funky in this outfit! The shirt has so many wonderful details and you are the only person who could pull it off. Your hair is getting so long! I think you've surpassed me now that I lopped mine off :)

Also, no worries on commenting, I have been horrendous this past month with school starting and all that. :) So I'm pretty sure I've been worse than you!

mochaccinoland said...

u really snack on very strange food indeed. the strangest food i ate in my childhood gotta be marmite mixed in plain rice porridge. actually, i still eat this from time to time. oh, my mum also fed me chilled condensed milk on plain crackers when i was a kid. hahaha.

i love your natural hair! it's so soft, alluring and pretty! lovely outfit dear <333


Marlen said...

hahah your ice cereal story sounds like...well, it sounds like poverty. my parents grew up in communism poland and used to tell me their snacks were bread with water and sugar on top. like wut. talk about depressing. my weird concoction as a kid was making bologna tacos. i used bologna as the shell, then dice up american cheese and sprinkle it on the inside of the shell, then ADD KETCHUP ON TOP. now it just sounds disgusting, but back then i was crazy over it haha. ew.

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Kristian said...

Your posts always crack me up. So silly and fun.

The outfit is lovely by the way.

jess said...

I love that top. It looks great with the skirt. I don't remember eating anything too weird but I'm sure I did.

Love Playing Dressup said...

such a funny post.. i am still laughing at the ice wedge obsession.. haha super cute

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