1. My days are seriously screwed up. I went the majority of yesterday actually thinking that it was Monday, and talked to my mom for 10 minutes today thinking that it was Tuesday.

 

2. I was doing Tuesday Things because… it’s Tuesday, duh. Then 35 seconds ago I realized that it is Wednesday.

 

3. You know those powerberries from Trader Joe’s that so many of you keep telling me about? I finally picked some up on Saturday. We ran some errands and happened to stop by Trader Joe’s for some hot dog buns… and consequently ended up spending $60. Those were some expensive buns. Anyway… I’ve almost eaten them all. The berries… not the buns. I’ll tell you one thing they don’t give you power over: chocolate self control.

4. Speaking of Trader Joe’s, a bunch of you are sending me pictures of this chocolate-coffee-cinnamon spice grinder that is new? Yeah… well I’m jealous. Because my TJ’s doesn’t have it yet and I’m about to FLIP OUT.

 

5. And speaking of pictures, I’m pretty obsessed with all of the photos you upload to the How Sweet Facebook page. Anyone want to come take my photos for me? I’ll pay you in food and subsequent weight gain. And I guess I’ll buy you new pants then too.

 

6. Yesterday afternoon I bought a pound of ground turkey for Mr. How Sweet’s lunches the rest of the week. He ate all of it last night. This is… my life.

 

7. I’ve been listening to classical music today. Know why? I’M ADDICTED TO MY iPHONE. I actually feel anxious when I set it down and I’m not near it. Not good, my friends, not good. I’m saying sayonara to technology for the rest of today.

 

8. The sayonara part of #6 is a lie. Any guesses on how long I’ll last?

 

9. Beer-soaked french fries. These are a thing. A big thing. A thing that I need in my life like, yesterday. Get in mah belly.

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40 Responses to “Tuesday Things… On a Wednesday.”

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    Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons — July 6, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

    If it wasn’t for WIAW I wouldn’t even know it was Wednesday most weeks =) After spending the entire weekend away from technology…. i’m not budging from my laptop today! haha

    Hope you had a fabulous 4th of july weekend!

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    Michelle @ KissedBySweets — July 6, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

    Yes!! You bought the Powerberries I mentioned not long ago!! I’m so glad you love them!! The only next similar thing is Chocolate-Covered Pomegranate Seeds in Wal-mart!! Enjoy and eat some for me since we don’t have TJ in England!! Oh, and mochi ice cream too. Please eat that for me too. :)

    Michelle
    http://www.kissedbysweets.com

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    Alexandra — July 6, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    Don’t eat the powerberries before bed–something about them (different from just eating chocolate before bed) makes it hard to fall asleep!

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    • Jessica — July 6th, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

      Really? I actually had a horrible time trying to fall asleep last night.

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    Cait @ Urban Fencepost — July 6, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    Many a college night out of mine ended in beer-soaked french fries….though I don’t think we’re talking about the same thing….

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    Bev Weidner — July 6, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    My days are totally screwed up, too!

    Did you see this comment? YOU DIDN’T MAKE IT TO THE END OF THE DAY.

    Whoa, whoa. That was a bit much.

    Okay I need those fries. Pronto.

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    Holly @ The Runny Egg — July 6, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

    I can’t go to TJs until I forget about the powerberries — or else I may fill an entire cart with them. I just love them.

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    Alison (Fueling for Fitness) — July 6, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    I was doing fine…until I started looking at those photos. Now I’m starving. And I want some dessert. At the same time. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME!?

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    Hayley @ Hayley Daily — July 6, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    Beer soaked french fries…ooh, good find.

    I’m cracking up that you thought it was Tuesday. I’ve been the same way for the past few weeks since I have no more classes, or exams, or essays due. Every day feels pretty similar.

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    Allison — July 6, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

    I just saw that sugar, chocolate, coffee grinder at TJ’s last weekend! My dad and I stood in the aisle contemplating it for a very long time. Finally, we decided to pass on it because we were buying so many other things. I envisioned sprinkling it onto cupcakes. He pictured using it to marinate steaks. Interesting that it can be used in so many ways!

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — July 6, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    I must buy some of those powerberries!!! They sound incredible :)

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    Adrienne @ MIDWESTERN BELLE — July 6, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    We’re getting our first Trader Joe’s in Kansas City this month! CAN’T WAIT!

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    alex — July 6, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

    I bought the grinder last night! I went to Trader Joe’s to get protein powder. How did my bill end up to be $43? seriously, anyone who can go there for one thing..that’s admirable self-control.

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    Dishes of Mrs. Fish — July 6, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    Beer soaked french fries, yes please!

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    Annette@EnjoyYourHealthyLife — July 6, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

    AHHH I gotta try those powerberries too!

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    Christy — July 6, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

    I love those frickin’ power berries. I destroyed the whole bag in less than 24 hours. I cannot have them as I obviously cannot consume them in anything near a responsible manner. Also, am I the only one who sucked all the chocolate off to see what the “power berry” actually was? I hope not, because if I am, I just made an even weirder admission than I thought…

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    Cassie — July 6, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

    I felt the same way–long weekends are a gift and a curse in that regard…mostly a gift, who doesn’t want more time off :)

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — July 6, 2011 @ 6:56 pm

    I saw Ashley’s beer soaked fries yesterday and they looked…incredible! I want to make them for Scott. He would love me for that!

    And my days are screwed up this week too.

    Then again, I have major life bombs going off left and right so what’s a little day mix-up anyway.

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    Julie H. — July 6, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    I hate when I can’t get my brain to figure out what my head knows…..Ahhh.
    As for the Trader Joes…. I miss it. :( I moved and am all alone with out Joe!

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    Aimee @ShugarySweets — July 6, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

    What? Today is Wednesday? Totally kidding, I figured it out at lunch today. WAAAYYY ahead of you! So jealous about Trader Joe’s, my nearest one is about 40 minutes away so I only go once a month or every other month! However, I’m fortunate to have Jungle Jim’s…yeah, check it out!! http://www.junglejims.com/
    Total foodie love.

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    Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) — July 6, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    I am cracking up at number 6 about Mr. How Sweet! Love it. Oh, and beer soaked french fries? Sounds good to be true.. I need them asap.

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    Hannah — July 6, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

    Today driving to work I thought it was Wednesday….I literally was shocked to hear my Dad tell me it was Thursday (I’m from Australia). Lack of sleep is killin’ ma brain!

    Love love love your blog, I’m on it every day (even when I shouldn’t be at work hehe), and reeeally want to try those fries!!!

    xx

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    Kristen @ Change of Pace — July 6, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

    You are hilarious! And I swear today is Monday…

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — July 6, 2011 @ 8:46 pm

    I feel like I’ve lost a limb when I’m more than 20 feet from my iPhone, I know the feeling.

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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — July 6, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    yep im addicted to my iphone too and had it over a year!! i love it live it and probably spend too much time on it hsoe close to me KNOW that it is always on me, which sometimes is always a good thing if I want some peace and quiet haha

    ok have you tried the spicy black bean dip from TJS??? so good!

    love you!

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    Krystina (Organically Me) — July 6, 2011 @ 9:17 pm

    LOL, he ate a POUND of turkey in one sitting? I love men. No, I hate them.

    Why do I love them?

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    Katie — July 6, 2011 @ 10:46 pm

    Ugh, I hate it when I mix up the days of the week. It’s been happening to me more as I am no longer a member of the workforce. You’d think I wouldn’t care, but it screws me up in a major way.

    ALSO, I saw that you ‘liked’ my Yes, I want cake facebook page, which reminded me that I had created the dang thing in the first place. I need to pay attention to it…it’s on my list, and thank you for the reminder. ;-)

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    Trix — July 6, 2011 @ 10:47 pm

    On the bright side: Tomorrow is Thursday.
    And I am with you on the phone addiction. I have a wee Blackberry problem, myself …

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    Molly — July 6, 2011 @ 10:53 pm

    I can relate to #6..my husband will devour lunch meat by the pound as well. Sounds like we need to start buying 7 pounds for a week. Do the powerberries have cherries in them? Dried cherries are supposed to help you sleep

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    Ashley — July 6, 2011 @ 11:30 pm

    I have NO CLUE what day it is!!! I’ve been so messed up with the long weekend. I really thought today was Tuesday. Good gosh! That grinder sounds insane…I’ll have to tell my mom to keep her eyes peeled for it. So funny, she just asked about you today, and you happened to email me on the same day! I’m hoping to get an iPhone with birthday money, however I have a list of about 754 other things I need/want as well. Thanks for the link love!! :)

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    Kristin — July 6, 2011 @ 11:44 pm

    They have dark chocolate-covered pomegranate pieces at Costco. They are like crack. I say pomegranate “pieces”, but they’re really like pomegranate candy covered in chocolate.

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    Lisa {Smart Food and Fit} — July 7, 2011 @ 6:50 am

    The powerberries look delicious! Must to TJ’s and buys some today!

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    Kim in MD — July 7, 2011 @ 6:58 am

    Ha! I know what you mean about thinking it’s the wrong day after a Monday holiday…I do the same thing!

    I am going to have to try those powerberries-they sound amazing! I have seen the grinder at my TJ’s, either. I will have to keep an eye out for that.

    Beer Soaked French Fries? I haven’t never heard of such a thing! I clicked on the link, and they look so delicious! I have been baking fries for years now, soaking them in water and drying well with paper towels before baking (they are amazing), but soaking them in beer instead of water? Brilliant! I am going to try that the next time I make oven fries! Thanks for the link, Jessica! :-)

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    kristin — July 7, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    I had to laugh when I read number 6. My husband does the exact same thing! As terrible as it sounds, I’ve started hiding those special food things from him. I bought some All Bran bars (I love the chocolate chip ones) as emergency breakfasts for myself during some busy weeks, and I hid them as soon as I got in the house. He would have eaten both boxes in an evening had he known I had them, I know it!

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    Ann — July 7, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    I’ve never heard of beer soaked fries…the 4th of July messed with my internal clock, too!

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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss — July 7, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    I’M OBSESSED with those powerberries. my mom brought them home for me when I was in college and they lasted about three days.

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    Chrissy — July 7, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

    Yep… those powerberries are da bomb!

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — July 7, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    Okay I wanted that grinder today and it has WHEAT in it – really!?!?!? How can it have wheat!? Damn gluten.

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — July 8, 2011 @ 1:18 am

    Beer soaked fries!!!?? I HAVE to go and check this out!

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    Dominique — July 10, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    Does TJ’s make a version of those dark chocolate covered fruits with blueberry and acai? We have a similar product in Canada but with the aforementioned blueberry and acai and it.is.addictive. I had to hide the bag from myself and then found them again and couldn’t stop eating them. The blueberry and acai is my fave out of goji berries and pomegranate.

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