Location: Palm Beach County, Florida, United States

Recently have been told I look like Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island. I hadn't heard that in years, but that is a good place to start as to what I look like, although she had a better bod. I have three boys and have been married for 13 years. Born of a Navy family, in Hawaii, one Mom, one Dad, one sister and one brother. The eldest of three children. BS in Applied Mathematics. Consider Pensacola my home town although I moved every 2-3 years of my life growing up. Currently work in the aerospace industry in an engineering position while being a Mom. Of Celtic heritage and very proud of it.

Friday, August 06, 2004


Over at Blog father Grau’s (Frizzensparks), they have been having a discussion on McDonald’s new McRuben and Slaw HERE. For some reason I think it is a funny post. The odd things that make you laugh.

First, I HATE cole slaw and right now, any family member that is reading this is laughing. It is the one thing that is guaranteed to activate my gag reflex. All cole slaw makes me want to vomit. The big family joke is if we’re having a meal and there is cole slaw, The Great Omnipotent One will say, “Hey! Try this slaw! I bought this just for you! It is different than the others. It is better. You will LIKE this one. I swear, it is the best one I have EVER tried. In my entire life. It’s like no other…” and on and on. The whole family chimes in eventually, placing their dig here and there. Just the mere thought of eating cole slaw will make me gag. And I know my blog sister Anathematized said in the comments that KFC is her favorite, but I remember distinctly that being the first cole slaw I tried and I remember feeling like I could not get to the commode fast enough as I hurled. I actually threw up. (Based on remembering the location of the bathroom... we were living in Monterey, so I must've been 2 or 3.)

Blech. Makes me shiver just thinking about it. Nasty nasty stuff.

Anyway, make sure you read the comments because my blog brother, Little Joe, actually gives a blow by blow ranking that made me laugh, breaking down the McRuben into categories, ranging from tastiness to scent. Overall, he gave it a 6. And I don’t know what I thought was funnier, the metrosexual swiss cheese or the reference Rubenesque. I laugh as I type that. Funny stuff. Funny guys.


Blogger littlejoe said...

See...I think I am wasting all my good funny bits on other people's blogs. I leave nothing but lame referrals, and angry stories for mine. Damn.

12:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surely no one at McD's is culturally educated? Ruben? I think (don't quote me) that he was a painter? (I will check with Sally - she is more reliable than the Net and rarely comes up with a porn link sadly). A company that has done more than any other to dumb down culture now desperately trying to halt a decline in its sales by appealing to a more upmarket consumer base...

Over here McD's and others like them have been told off about their target advertising (kiddies) demographic and been warned that they will be banned from advertising during peak kiddie TV watching time unless they are seen to do something to be combating child obesity. Nothing like shutting that stable door after the horse has bolted, eh?

Alex (enjoying his catching up)

8:07 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

Being into American gastroporn, I get the reference to a Ruben's Sandwich, but I still think it's funny, as Rubens liked painting the "larger lady", shall we say? "More burgers for the models! And yes I want fries with that, I'm going for serious flab here dammit!"

Metrosexual cheese *snicker*

10:21 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

This also reminded me that a Reuben is often attributed to Jewish Cuisine, when in fact the combo of meat and dairy makes it non - Kosher. Thanks to this post I've dug out my "Jewish Heritage Cookbook", and have been indulging all day. Thanks Bou!

1:52 PM  
Blogger Boudicca said...

Alex, it is a real sandwich and Sally is right, it is attributed a lot to Jewish Cuisine. We have a Jewish Deli here we frequent that makes an excellent Ruben sandwich. I just cracked up though, when LJ called it Rubenesque. I am still chuckling.

And LJ, keep leaving the funny comments here and there and it's cool. You have a wicked funny sense of humor. Always makes me laugh.

1:59 PM  
Blogger Tammi said...

Ok that settles it. We really are related. I have the exact same response to Slaw. Each and every time. And I too, get teased mercilessly.

Don't care - it's bad, yucky, icky, gross and not very good either.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Boudicca said...

When we go out when I'm in town, we'll forgo the cole slaw! :)

Actually, if we do the picture thing, we should do it with a big pile of slaw in front of us! heh heh heh!

3:50 PM  

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