1. I will never stop eating my desserts like a five year old. Meaning, color overload. That being said, I usually only consider froyo to be a SNACK.

2. So a few weeks ago I was on a run around the neighborhood and almost had a heart attack when I noticed half a leg hanging from someone’s mailbox – you know, halloween decor. I jumped so high and the worst part was that there was a car behind me so I’m sure they got a good laugh. It felt like my heart actually stopped. BUT. It happened to me again on Sunday. Same house, same leg. I will never learn.

3. Remember that time when my husband asked me to make some chocolate chip cookies with leftover dough in the fridge, and I made two dozen and then he ATE EVERY SINGLE ONE before I got a chance to have one? That was last weekend.

4. Totally craving these chipotle shrimp tacos. Holy crap. Also: this bacon fried crunchy french toast. That may have to be dinner this week.

5. When it rains, it pours. Last week our air conditioner broke. This is a pretty huge deal if you’ve been reading and know how I like to freeze us out of house and home because I’m always so hot. Yesterday afternoon within one hour, I broke the lid to my crockpot (it was cast iron/ceramic), a bath and body works candle (like dropped from four feet, completely shattering) and then… the dyson vacuum. So I should just stop touching everything?

6. Related to that, I am seriously devastated at the loss of my crockpot. It’s been my most consistently used and probably longest used appliance. It appears that I have a very unnatural attachment to it.

7. This is pretty much the coolest halftime show I’ve seen. The 4:15 mark is where it gets really good.

8. The excitement I have over Anchorman 2 is also unnatural. I didn’t even enjoy the first one until like two years after it came out, but now it’s one of those movies that I can watch 10 million times. Joining the ranks of Dirty Dancing, Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect.

9. I saw an article last week that Candy Crush makes $400K a DAY. I hate that game. It’s like a drug.

10. All TV has redeemed itself for me. Homeland! You tricked everyone, right? No one saw it coming? I did not. Margaret is back on Boardwalk so now I’m not so bored. Nashville kills me every week because I’m in love with it. And the Walking Dead? Well I have a system now. I actually watch the Talking Dead first, then I watch the episode with my hands covering my face. I do not like to be surprised (read: devastated) by happenings on that show. Whyyyy am I so attached to them?

11. And even though this is obviously the BEST time of year, it’s also the worst because of: freaking horror movies and commercials. I’m hiding under the covers for the rest of my life.

12. We are back to having wild Saturday nights and by that I mean watching Suze Orman. I want a ten colorful leather jackets. This has been all about me. I’ll stop now.

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75 Responses to “Tuesday Things.”

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    Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) — October 22, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

    I am unreasonably excited for Anchorman 2 to come out. Also, Pitch Perfect is my jam. I think you and I are music soul mates. ;)

    I hate the commercials and horror flicks this time of year. They scare the poo out of me.

    Also, now I’m craving fruity pebbles…


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    Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate — October 22, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

    I saw an arm hanging out of the bed of someone’s pick-up truck and it scared the crap out of me! Oh Halloween.


    • kaka — October 23rd, 2013 @ 2:28 am

      nice comment!


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    Danielle — October 22, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    I love Tuesday Things! :)
    And your attachment to your crock pot…understood. I love that thing. I love how it saves dinner for us on busy busy weeks! If it broke, or died…it would be immediately replaced! Same with my blender! Just saying.


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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — October 22, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    Ahhh thank the lord jesus that Homeland is going to be good again — although I think they took that whole shenanigan one episode too long…


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    Ashley — October 22, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    I LOVE YOU even more now that you mentioned the OSU halftime show. Completely insane. And Homeland…YES! Geez oh man! Also, I was the same with Anchorman…barely laughed the first time I saw it. Can’t wait for #2!


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    Lisa — October 22, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    I feel ya. Our oven is broken. UGH! :(


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    Justine — October 22, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    You literally are one of the funniest people on earth. I can never wait for Tuesdays just to read this section. I lol at work like freak, but its worth it, because half of the stuff you say I do on the reg.

    LOVE IT!



    • Jessica — October 22nd, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

      thank you for reading!


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    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — October 22, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

    OMG this is totally a sick torturous time of year fro me. I want to like scary movies but I cannot watch them. I swear to God I am still having nightmares from Paranormal Activity which came out a long long time ago. My friend was talking about Paranormal Activity 2 so I saw it on TV and decided to give it a go. It was the middle of the day, what’s the harm? I stared at the wall and watched most of the movie out of the corner of my eye and was still scared to death. When will I learn.


    • Jessica — October 22nd, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

      my brother was just telling me about paranormal 3 and said he could barely sleep afterwards. he said the end of paranormal 2 is the scariest thing he’s ever seen.


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    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun — October 22, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

    Frozen yogurt – YUM! Looks so so so good!

    I love Nashville! Every week it just seems to get better and better!


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    Chelsea — October 22, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    6. I feel your pain. I use my crock pot at least three times a week and would be a very lost and devastated diva if something ever happened to it.

    7. TBDBITL!


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    Rachel — October 22, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    Jessica you are the best. I wish you shared your random musings DAILY. These posts are what I look forward to every Tuesday to break up the boring work day. Wah. #3- I am your husband. My husband has to be quick or he misses OUT on cookies/any dessert really


    • Jessica — October 22nd, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

      thank you so much – means the world to me!


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    Vanessa Selph — October 22, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

    2. I put a fake crow in my bathroom. *I* placed it there myself. It scared me half to death three days in a row. I had to take it out.


    • Jessica — October 22nd, 2013 @ 1:35 pm



    • Stacey — October 22nd, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

      This made me laugh A LOT. I did the exact same thing to myself last year with a sparkly crow from World Market.


    • Tracy — October 23rd, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

      That is funny.


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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — October 22, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

    Agreed on Anchorman 2! I quote that movie as obnoxiously often as I quote Mean Girls……which is a lot.


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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — October 22, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

    I love Suze and have spend many wild Sat nights with her while babysitting some yeasted dough :)

    And breaking your crockpot lid, the vac, the a/c going out, and the candle…oh boy. I have those streaks and they’re horrible! Do you like your Dyson (other than the fact that it broke)? I need a new vac and have wondered if I should just pull the trigger on one.


    • Jessica — October 22nd, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

      we’ve had ours for 5 years and i’ve really liked it! but i don’t know much about other vacuums so there could be something better out there.


      • Averie @ Averie Cooks — October 22nd, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

        The research on vacuums is like…epic. I just want to walk in and buy one :) LOL

    • Stacey — October 22nd, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

      I just bought a Dyson DC41 Animal after weeeeeks of research. So far, so good. But before I vacuum now I spend at least 15 minutes grumbling that a nearly $600 vacuum should clean the whole damn house itself.


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    Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs — October 22, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

    I’m so into the Walking Dead this season — I agree though, I usually end up watching a lot of it through my fingers that are covering my eyes :) Still so good though!


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    Stephanie — October 22, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    omg Homeland. finally. i was ready to quit.


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    Wendy @ All Kinds of Miles — October 22, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

    Of course froyo is a snack! What else could it be- dinner? Actually that sounds awesome, I think I’ll do that tonight.


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    cindy — October 22, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

    I elbowed a bath & body works candle and splashed hot wax all over an armchair…and cried about it. then I ironed most of it out, but it’s still kinda stained. waaaaah.

    and I ALWAYs watch Walking Dead with my hands over my face. I was hyperventilating the moment it began…oh, those two peeps are making out, great! now Phineas is gonna eat HER FACE. But, instead, someone torched her body.


    • Jessica — October 22nd, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

      you can iron out wax?! this is news to me.


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    Samantha — October 22, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    Sorry you’ve had a rough day with stuff breaking. You’re totally not alone. My clumsy self is always breaking, spilling, bumping, dumping stuff. It gets frustrating!


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    Deanna — October 22, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    Have you tried googling “replacement (insert brand) crockpot lid”? Because my parents replaced the bowl a year ago on the food processor they received as a wedding present 31 years ago. And it could be worse, my beloved salt pig fell off the counter and broke the glass cook top. $60 dollar salt pig: 1, $500 cook top: 0.


    • Jessica — October 22nd, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

      i might contact them because i don’t think they make mine anymore – but thank you, great idea! and omg… ouch.


      • Jessica M. — October 23rd, 2013 @ 3:46 am

        I found a replacement lid for my ancient crockpot at a thrift store. It was only 5 cents! As always, I love your Tuesday Things.

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    Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages — October 22, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    Oh my gosh, Suze Orman making you want colored leather jackets is like the funniest thing I’ve ever heard. <3 <3 <3 Although I'm sure she'd tell you not the spend the money.


    • Jessica — October 22nd, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

      i know – i want to call in and see if she will put me on the “can i afford it” segment.


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    Jesse — October 22, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    i can’t with the scary stuff, i am way too susceptible (is that the right word) to images! even hannah talking about her ocd on girls (and i’m not even ocd) made me think may be i was and have anxiety all night. so you can imagine how i run out of the room backward when my husband watches dexter.


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    Meredith — October 22, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    Yesterday, I saw a foot and a hand sticking out of someone’s back truck window at a stop sign and nearly called 911. I was like! “OMG! there’s a person trying to get out!!!” Got closer. Yeah…hate Halloween. Don’t mind me some candy though.
    ADORE! your blog. Always makes me happy no matter what’s going on. Your food is so easy to make and so tasty! Thanks for the time you put into it. ;0)


    • Jessica — October 22nd, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

      i am actually laughing out loud at this.

      and thank you so much!


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    betty (the sweaty betty) — October 22, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

    omg.. walking dead. I cant. the pigs.. wahhhhhh. I wanted to become a vegetarian after that scene sunday.

    so you like boardwalk empire? I got the first two episodes on Netflix since you spoke highly of it, but I didn’t really get into it much. which is weird cause we seem to have the same taste in tv. did it take you awhile to get into it?


    • Jessica — October 22nd, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

      i loooove boardwalk! but – 1. i am a slave to HBO and am pretty much obsessed with everything they do, 2. have a weird crush on steve buscemi and 3. appreciate it for the period drama that it is – it definitely isn’t mindless show like nashville or grey’s is for me, but i still love it. i actually thought the first 3 seasons were really good and this one is dragging!


  25. #
    Laura — October 22, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

    I feel the same way about Nashville – it just keeps getting better!


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    melissa — October 22, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    i’m SOOO glad Homeland redeemed itself. It was making me a little crazy.


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    HeatherChristo — October 22, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    Thank you so much for the Shrimp Taco love!! My husband is dragging me to Anchorman 2 this weekend, and wants us to go as characters for Halloween…


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    veronicabbee — October 22, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

    I think our husbands must have been separated at birth. I’ve actually taken to hiding the good snacks behind boxes of bran flakes in the pantry, because if I don’t I won’t get any. And apparently I need to do this with the pumpkin soup from Trader Joe’s as well. He ate two of them. I guess it’s good…


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    Christy @ My Invisible Crown — October 22, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

    2 things: I literally eat dessert like I’m 5. It’s a food group for me and if I could eat dessert first every single meal, I would I think we should have dessert for breakfast. the other thing, I keep my house like an igloo. My kids hate me!


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    Deb — October 22, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

    You can order a replacement lid for your Crock Pot. I shattered mine too, and it was a wedding gift! I was so thrilled to get a replacement lid for $15 (with free shipping). Do this through crock pot’s website. :)


    • Jessica — October 22nd, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

      thank you!!


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    Lisag — October 22, 2013 @ 7:37 pm

    Love Anchorman: as i am of the christina applegate (kelly bundy) era! I’m attached to my old crockpot too. I saved it even though someone gifted me a new & improved edition.


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    Kristina — October 22, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

    my best friend and I have been planning to see Anchorman II as soon as we heard about it, we could NOT be more excited. …and now we find out we are going to be on vacation together in L.A. the day it comes out – I swear we did not plan this, but it could not be planned better.

    our neighbor just put up his (sad) “cobweb” thing on the bush in his yard. and I have my two pumpkins painted and glittered in the Oregon Duck colors / logos. we are the opposite of scary.


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    Molly — October 22, 2013 @ 8:05 pm

    Hi Jess!
    I’m a LONG-TIME reader and just wanted to say that I am completely obsessed with these posts. So funny. I agree with like 99.99% of everything you say. Not “getting” Anchorman the first 10 times I watched it. Homeland. Walking Dead hiding (I love it but I’m crapping myself the whole time!). Boo to scary stuff. That said, I finally worked up the courage to start my own food blog. I’m only one week in and I love it. Everything is still rough around the edges, but that’s to be expected when first starting out, I think. Anyway. Thank you for inspiring me every day! You are such fun to follow! :)


    • Jessica — October 22nd, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

      thank you so much molly! love your blog name and your photos look great!! that white pizza is seriously calling my name.


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    Emily @ The Apron Blog — October 22, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

    The same thing happened to me while I was on a run last week… Some house had a zombie hanging from a tree with it’s bottom half missing. Scared the crap out of me!


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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — October 23, 2013 @ 12:22 am

    SOOO funny about the leg and the walk around your neighborhood! Someone put a fake plastic black rat in the ice maker at work and I nearly jumped out of my skin. And then I just spent the next 20 minutes wondering if it had been sanitized before it had been put in there…(I don’t want to know).

    Pitch Perfect is one of my FAVORITE recent movies. I saw it on a plane a few months ago and was laughing hysterically during the entire thing. And I am disgusted by that fact about Candy Crush. I’ve never played it…yet –> Don’t tempt me!


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    Julie — October 23, 2013 @ 12:51 am

    I still have never played Candy Crush!


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    Kathy F. — October 23, 2013 @ 1:21 am

    I have an ancient Rival crockpot with a substitute lid my mother found in a garage sale after the original lid broke. (The crockpot was my mother’s, purchased in the early 70s.)

    I bought a new saucepan last week. It came with a glass lid that fits the crockpot perfectly, so now I have a spare.

    Just a couple of lid sources to consider if Googling replacements lets you down…


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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — October 23, 2013 @ 2:47 am

    You need to stop having so many expensive thing in your house, then it won’t matter if you break them. ;) I’m totally kidding. Breaking stuff sucks, no matter what. Maybe you should eat more froyo to help you through the hard times. That’s what I’d do.


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    Elisheva — October 23, 2013 @ 6:09 am

    I’ve been a mad fan/ lurker on your blog for the last year. Love your posts!
    That said – not to freak you out – but when I’m pregnant I become a terrible butter-fingers and can’t be trusted with anything breakable.

    Just sayin… I do think you would be an awesome mom, though :)


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    Nicole de B. — October 23, 2013 @ 7:04 am

    I had the same kind of day yesterday. It was the first day of Mercury in retrograde. Things break, electronics go haywire and the universe is resetting itself. Superstitious??? MOI?? All I know is cut my hand three times and burned myself once making scrambled eggs. I don’t EVEN.

    Be warned. This lasts until November 10th.


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    Prudy @ butter, basil, and breadcrumbs — October 23, 2013 @ 7:23 am

    I always look forward to your posts… :-)

    Oh I completely understand how you were startled by the leg. My 21 year old daughter is studying theatrical makeup, and right now because it’s Halloween, she is practicing some pretty gruesome stuff. The other night I’m standing at my kitchen sink doing dishes, when I happen to feel something standing next to me. I look up, and there she is with half of her face gone!! Oh man, talk about heart attack!! She’s really talented…

    Oh, and the shrimp tacos? I couldn’t agree more. Bacon fried French toast? Love. :-) Thanks so much for sharing. <3


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    Shannon — October 23, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    You watch The Walking Dead after you watch The Talking Dead? Really? If so, that is amongst the funniest things I have heard regarding TV viewing! Both are my favorites.


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    Nicocobell — October 23, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    I’m totally with you on both the Anchor Man and the hiding under covers with all the horror movie trailers!

    I also have no idea why anyone loves that candy crush game.

    I totally want those shrimp tacos, like yesterday.


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    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — October 23, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    Did you watch Ellen two mornings ago when she sent her producer Andy through the Walking Dead haunted house?! You’ll pee laughing. So funny. He screams so much and yells “just stop it!” when they jump out at him.
    On another note, I’d die. Heart attack, die.
    Oh and I totally had a “break everything” weekend once. I shorted out my blender, my espresso maker stopped steaming, my coffee maker sprung a leak (yup, both coffee sources gone…which is why I French Press now bc you can’t “short” it out)…I sat in my bed and cried. Fun weekend!


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    Jamee — October 23, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    I hear you on the crockpot. Mine just stopped working about 6 months ago. We had been together for, I am guessing, over 10 years. It was really sad. Then I had to go on the pain staking adventure to find a new one. Reading reviews, agonizing over which one to buy. I finally settled on one and it is “ok” but nothing compares to my first crockpot.


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    Aljosa — October 23, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    Looks YUMMMY!


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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — October 23, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    Someone in Denver had a body laying on the driveway with a head under the garage door with blood everywhere. Yep, Halloween.

    You know I love Nashville. But even more I hate horror movies. I don’t need the stress. Friend called the other day and wanted to know if I wanted to see Kerry so I said sure; I thought she meant a mutual friend. She meant the movie Carrie. I didn’t want to be the biggest wuss in the world and renege after I found out so I went. UGH. The previews were even worse than the movie. Double Ugh.


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    Madelyn — October 23, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

    Oh man, I feel you on the creepy Halloween decor. A house near me has a fake body hanging by a noose from a tree in their yard; that thing freaks me out a couple times a week.


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    Julie — October 23, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    I know everyone always says “oh sisters separated at birth” and “sisters from another Mister” and all that crap. But OH MAN I need to just look in the mirror when I read your blog most days.

    OK schedule a trip to Atlanta. My daughter goes to college there. That’s where Walking Dead is filmed (lots of college student extras). Also, she went downtown on night and there was the Anchorman2 set! They met a bunch of crew people, the director and got to see a couple of scenes being filmed!

    I’ve had my crockpot since 1975. Still works though I’ve broken 2 lids and had to replace the cord. That thing is going to be buried with me. Works LOTS better than the ones they sell today too….

    Homeland, OMG love it. Nashville, OMG love it. Suze Orman, OMG love her! Candy Crush? OMG HATE IT!

    OK done now until your next post when you PROVE we were separated at birth….


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    Larry — October 23, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    I think I would smack a baby in the face if I could have about 5 of those chipotle shrimp tacos for lunch today. With some chips and salsa and guac on the side OMG.


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