Weekend Threesome – 10/24/21

Here’s three nuggets from The Nest that aren’t made up of unidentifiable parts of a chicken, but still contains all of the filler…

As someone who majored in meteorology in college, I completely understand that the weather is not as predictable as most people believe it should be.  And TV weathercasters who have to come up with one forecast for a viewing area that may cover several hundred square miles will never be 100% accurate just on the variability of conditions over such a wide swath of terrain.

But when it comes to CURRENT conditions, I do kinda expect them to be somewhat right.  So when I check the weather before I go out for my hour long walk, like I did on Friday, and it says the weather for that day is going to be “cool and DRY,” I don’t expect to have this happen…

What are you complaining about?

OK, it wasn’t actually that bad…. but still.  It was already lightly misting when I stepped out the door, and for about five minutes about halfway through the walk (when, of course, I’m as far from my house as I’ll get) it was a steady light rain.  Since the radar was also blank when I left, I guess it has issues picking up small raindrops…

I got wet, but I guess I still survived….

Every Fall when the “monster cereals” return to stores, it always upsets me a bit because when I was a kid, they were a year round staple.  If you’re from the American continent, you know what I’m talking about…

Back when cereal would rot your teeth, and nobody gave a damn about it!

Back in the 80’s, it was perfectly legal to eat a bowl of Count Chocula in the middle of March.  He and his buddies Franken Berry and Boo Berry (And later Fruity Yummy Mummy, which was a rebranding of previously canceled Fruit Brute) were on grocery store shelves all the time.  Although the Wiki article on these classics from my youth doesn’t mention it, I seem to recall that at some point in the mid-late 90’s, General Mills axed all of the cereals except the popular Count Chocula… and I’m pretty sure it disappeared as well before they were all relaunched as seasonal treats in 2010.

Apparently the pigment used to make Franken Berry when it first came out in the early 70’s would turn your shit pink!

Count Chocula eaters never noticed a thing.

I can’t verify that, but I did throw up after eating a bowl of Count Chocula when I was about seven.  I can’t remember if it was brown or not…

Here’s the punkin that will be turned into this year’s squirrel o’lantern, probably sometime next Friday.  As you can see, someone’s already getting impatient to get the cutting started…

What, you didn’t think pumpkins bleed?  You underestimate Zeeba…

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17 Responses to Weekend Threesome – 10/24/21

  1. mydangblog says:

    Now that my husband works on a hot air balloon crew, I’ve learned that even if it looks nice outside, it’s not always balloon weather—flying conditions are very strict!

  2. My husband goes through three or four weather reporting things before he goes flying in his airplane and even THEY can’t totally predict the future (as in five minutes from now! He can sometimes get up in the clouds and run into a surprise rain or wind “thing”. I can’t wait to see this year’s squirrel-o-lantern. We got our pumpkin today too. We do the traditional/boring pumpkin carving thing. Although this year husband is threatening to forego cutting out shapes for the face and just drawing one on with black magic marker – yes – the magic has gone from my Halloween!

    Pam

  3. draliman says:

    Zeeba could get blood out of a… pumpkin, apparently.
    I’ll have me some Fruity Yummy Mummy, please…

  4. Clearly Utah was sheltered from the box monsters…we never have had “Fruity Yummy Mummy” or Fruit Brute at all. Man, I feel slighted now! I also was not aware that they’d relegated the Count & Company to ‘seasonal’ cereals. But I don’t wander the cereal aisle near as often as in past years. Lactose intolerance will do that to a person. 😦 And yeah, I could pour almond milk or some other faux ‘milk’ product over the cereal but it just ain’t the same. Plus who needs some 60 year oldie having a major heart attack because she was sitting around her house, watching cartoons and eating cereal for dinner..

    • FYM was blink and you’ll miss it. I only really remember it because it’s three years on the shelf coincided with the days when I watched a lot of TV and remember the ads. Fruit Brute couldn’t have been really popular either since it was the first one that got yanked from the lineup. But Mecca has all five mixed together in a box now if you’re feeling real adventurous. And despite what they show on the box, milk does NOT belong on cereal. Cereal is best eaten straight from the box!

  5. Willow Croft says:

    I can’t imagine how those would taste now, but man, they were good!

    • I know I liked Count Chocula, but I’m not sure if we ever had any of the others when I was a kid to taste them. I might have liked Franken Berry, but Boo Berry…. nah, I don’t eat anything that’s blue!

      • Willow Croft says:

        I think it was Lucky Charms and Froot Loops and Honey Bunches of Oats in the family…I do remember Count Chocula, but can’t remember trying the other two, either…

  6. I find it more disappointing they still allow them ANY time of the year! A lot of those red colored treats come from cochineal, a red color additive derived from a scale insect conveniently known as the cochineal scale. Cochineal is a naturally occurring compound (bugs usually are). Cochineal is known by different names on various foods (as well as on cosmetic labels): cochineal, carmine, carminic acid, Natural Red 4, or E120. It’s frequently used in pink pastries, some yogurts and juices use cochineal, and it’s common in lipsticks and blushes. Excuse me now while I barf just thinking about bugs in cereal boxes. 🤮

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