I still consider myself a newlywed even though I have been married a year. Maybe because I’ve had a hard time…adjusting. Regardless, everyone still treats me like a newlywed and I am so often asked the question… ‘do you cook?’


Um, excuse me?



Is there such a thing as not cooking?



I kid. I kid. I know there are plenty of you that don’t enjoy cooking and baking like I do. So I respond (while trying to hide a highly annoyed, dramatic ‘you-don’t-even-know-me’ face because I don’t just cook, I COOK)… ‘why yes, I cook.’



That generates a smile. Which turns into a smirk. 



‘Well since you cook, I bet you don’t like to clean.’



BINGO. I don’t like to clean anything.


I even get annoyed when I have to wash my face.



And don’t give me the ‘ew, that is gross’ thought – just remember last Saturday night when you fell asleep on the couch with a full face of makeup on, awoke groggily at 1 am, only to remember you still needed to cover your face in freezing-cold water and soap that burns your eyes. And for that moment you probably wondered if you could trick your mind into thinking that you sleep-walked upstairs to bed to relieve yourself from the guilt your broken-out face would  feel Sunday morning.



Oh wait. That probably wasn’t you. Because you probably have a life on Saturday night that does not including eating sea-salted chocolate and watching 27 Dresses. My bad.



So I hate to clean. I also hate laundry. I do many nice things for my husband, but laundry isn’t one of them. In fact, if I ever made the offer he would instantly decline, knowing that it would be a good 5 weeks before it was finished.




So imagine his excitement when I sent him this text message last night.













His response?










He may have a point.



Did you enjoy his open letter professing his love for protein bars?




I did, and decided to profess my love for these bars.






















They are amazing. Like OH.EMMM.GEEEE amazing. 



As in, I know no restraint when it comes to these bars. Please stop by Glo Bakery and order some NOW.





How do you like this creation?











Are you looking at this, wondering ‘hmmm, which pumpkin creation did Jessica make today?’










So I am.






Because this is just a pumpkin pie Blizzard from the good ole’ DQ up the road.











Sorry to disappoint, folks.






And because I have been all shades of negative lately, I am going to start posting my ‘something to be thankful for’ everyday. Feel free to join in.


Something I’m thankful for: my health.






And because it’s fun, I am going to start hosting…

Trivia Fridays!



Here’s how it works:


-3 questions are posted Friday morning. 


-You have until midnight (EST) Friday to qualify – leave your answer in the comments section.


-The comments will not be made public until Saturday. I will get it, but it will not appear. So please do not comment 324 times like I have in situations like these. One comment per person.


-Everyone who answers correctly will be entered into a drawing for an awesome prize EVERY MONTH. This means if you participate in FOUR trivia Friday’s in one month, you have FOUR chances to win. I sure am good at math.


-The prize will be different each time and announced on the 15th of the month. It may be small, it may be big. It may be tangible or not. It may be a lock of my hair. Who knows? Either way, it will be announced mid-month. 


-The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on the last day of the month. If the last day falls on a Friday, winner will be chosen Saturday.



Oh, and if you are super-excited that October is almost over and it is almost prize time? You lose. Because we are startin’ today and going through November. That’s SIX chances to win this go ’round. Thank my brother for this super-fun idea.



1. What 2002 feature film, starring Eddie Murphy, is considered the biggest bust of all time with a budget between 90-100 million and grossing only 4.4 million at US Box offices?

2. How many times can an NFL team play on a Monday night in a single season?

3. What is the most popular store-bought cookie in the US?





Thanks for playing!




If you’ve made your way here looking for a recipe, why not try one of these this weekend? 

Lobster Mac

Honeycrisp Apple Crisp

Chicken Romano with Lemon Butter Sauce

Loaded Steak Salad

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31 Responses to “Trivia Friday #1.”

  1. #
    Abby — October 23, 2009 @ 8:20 am

    I really really wanna order some GLO bars.. DO you have to get like a minimum of 10 though??? Whats your fav flavor.

    OH BTW.. YES we totally used to shop at the East End Co-OP. It was a total pain to get there bc there was always traffic on the parkway but their hot bar selection and bulk foods were worth the agony. It’s so cute and tiny, too. I miss it.. when we go home for Xmas we are gonna stop by!! :)


  2. #
    runningaroundnormal — October 23, 2009 @ 8:24 am

    I consider myself a newly wed as well even though we’ve been married over a year now. No shame:)


  3. #
    Spotty Prep — October 23, 2009 @ 8:34 am

    I love trivia!! Here are my answers:

    1. The Adventures of Pluto Nash

    2. 1

    3. Oreos


  4. #
    Mellissa — October 23, 2009 @ 9:06 am

    I am on of those freaks that likes to clean and organize!


  5. #
    Diana — October 23, 2009 @ 9:09 am

    1. The Adventures of Pluto Nash

    3. Oreos

    I have no idea about the second though. I’m not american so I know nothing about american football. :/

    Oh well :)


  6. #
    Julie @savvyeats — October 23, 2009 @ 9:22 am

    What a fun idea! I love it! And I think the prize should be some of your delicious scones ;)

    Here are my answers:

    1. The Adventures of Pluto Nash
    2. Three?
    3. Oreos :)


  7. #
    Angela (Oh She Glows) — October 23, 2009 @ 9:22 am

    You are so cute it hurts!
    I hate washing my face too. Every night I say to myself…ugh…this again!? ;)


  8. #
    VeggieGirl — October 23, 2009 @ 9:32 am

    1.) The Adventures of Pluto Nash

    2.) Trick question – there is NO limit.

    3.) Oreos


  9. #
    Kristie Lynn — October 23, 2009 @ 9:43 am

    Fun idea!

    1. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (definitely never saw it, haha)

    2. 3 times – I know my hubby wishes the Eagles would have all 3 of those opportunities each season :)

    3. Err… is this more a brand name, or a cookie type? Because if it were a name-linked cookie, I’d say Oreo, but if we’re just talking about a cookie type, I’d say chocolate chip.


  10. #
    Rosemary and the goat — October 23, 2009 @ 10:05 am

    Adventures of Pluto Nash
    Three games for NFL teams for Monday night football
    Oreo (my favorite)

    What makes me smile — looking at a picture of my 9 month old grandson and blowing him a kiss every morning.


  11. #
    veggiebooty — October 23, 2009 @ 10:35 am

    Before I answer the trivia questions, I just want to say that I completely relate to the not-wanting-to-wash-your-face thing. In fact, it’s so bad, that if I’m even a little bit sleepy, I make myself get up and brush my teeth before I settle back onto the couch because I *know* when I wake up later, it isn’t happening!

    Now, onto the trivia:
    1. The Adventures of Pluto Nash
    2. Three (I wish I didn’t know that.)
    3. I don’t know this one, but my best guess is Oreos. (Chips Ahoy would be my next guess, but I know I don’t get two!)


  12. #
    natalie (nono2yoyo.com) — October 23, 2009 @ 11:31 am

    ha ha ha! this post cracked me up! I loved hearing about the face washing thing. I’m so bad about that. I need to get better!! you must have a TON of clothes to not have to wash for 4 weeks! I hate cleaning and laundry too…i felt like i was writing that stuff!! I love the trivia idea..however I don’t think I know the 2nd question.

    1: Norbit?? (this show was the worst show in the world)
    2: no idea…darn it (do you love football or your husband, or both?)
    3: Chocolate Chip


  13. #
    Nicole (dishin') — October 23, 2009 @ 11:36 am

    You are too funny about the laundry. I can relate. I have way too much laundry to do right now. I blame it on my washer/dryer being in the basement of my apt building. Not a good excuse, I know.

    You’re so creative starting Friday trivia. How fun!


  14. #
    Noelle — October 23, 2009 @ 12:18 pm

    Ha ha I know many women that DO NOT cook. Seriously…it is a travesty for these men… well I will attempt to answer the questions.

    1. Another 48 hours. I watched the first one but the 2nd one stunk!

    2. I am going to have to take a guess at this: 16 times?

    3. Chips A’hoy choco chip cookies.


  15. #
    Molly P. — October 23, 2009 @ 12:37 pm

    1. Adventures of Pluto Nash
    2. Three
    3. Oreos


  16. #
    Y — October 23, 2009 @ 1:25 pm


    1) The Adventures of Pluto Nash

    2) Three

    3) Oreos


  17. #
    lowandbhold — October 23, 2009 @ 1:52 pm

    Haha, I hate cleaning too! I’m a clean freak, but I still hate it.

    This is a fun idea!

    1. The Adventures of Pluto Nash
    2. 2
    3. Chips Ahoy?

    Hard questions!


  18. #
    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — October 23, 2009 @ 2:44 pm

    1) The adventures of Pluto Nash
    2) 2
    3) oreo

    great game, Jess!!

    you and your bhubby are so cute!!

    I want to try those glo bars so bad! I just have to get through some bars in my house before I go ordering more LOL :)


  19. #
    brandi — October 23, 2009 @ 3:13 pm

    I don’t know the first two, but I’m guessing Oreo for the 3rd question!

    pumpkin BLIZZARD? I need a DQ break.


  20. #
    Liz — October 23, 2009 @ 3:18 pm

    This post made me smile! And just so you know I hate to cook, and my husband loves it. He hates to clean, I like it. Everything ballances out in marriage, one way or another! :)


  21. #
    Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) — October 23, 2009 @ 4:58 pm

    I love cooking, but hate having to wash so many dishes! Your husband’s reply was really funny! Congrats on being married a year!


  22. #
    chasingthenow — October 23, 2009 @ 6:48 pm

    If I could go 4 weeks without doing laundry I would be in heaven. Seriously!!! :) I hate laundry. It’s one of the worst chores if you ask me. And I think being able to go 4 weeks without doing laundry doesn’t mean you have too many clothes, it means you are a smart woman and a badass!


  23. #
    Peanut Butter Bliss — October 23, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

    i wish I lived near a DQ so I could try that delicious creation!! sounds fantastic.


  24. #
    carascravings — October 23, 2009 @ 7:50 pm

    I’m with you on this one…Love to cook/bake, but hate the cleaning that goes along with it.
    My hubbie is great about it though…I cook the meals and he does all the dishes…what a guy eh?
    Makes the whole process a lot nicer.


  25. #
    Danon Pascoa — October 23, 2009 @ 8:57 pm

    Luv the reads…pretty funny and quick witted – me likey!

    I also love games and trivia..so I will now stalk you for every week. I also love Pumpkin Spice blizzards from DQ but I add scor bites to them to make my ass bigger..

    1. adventures of pluto nash
    2. three max
    3. chocolate chip – chips ahoy

    waiting for drumroll…



  26. #
    The Candid RD — October 23, 2009 @ 9:58 pm

    I already fail at this game. But, I’d like to say you make me laugh SO hard! Nick does all the laundry in this household, first, but I like to clean. I don’t like cleaning my face though, an dI’ll admit I sleep with makeup on often. I don’t breakout, and I don’t wear a lot of makeup so I don’t really care. Plus, the more I Wash my fash the dryer it gets.

    And to answer your question about my computer, yes, it is a Mac :(


  27. #
    blueberrymuffins — October 23, 2009 @ 9:58 pm

    You are not alone! The thought of bending over and washing my face makes me cringe!


  28. #
    burpexcuzme — October 24, 2009 @ 1:41 am

    Umm…I don’t know the answer, but to #3: Oreos?

    Anyway. I don’t like to wash my face either. My mom says I wash my face like a cat because all I do is sprinkle, sprinkle.Also, a reason why I don’t wear any make-up is so I don’t have to bother washing them off. ;-)



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