Oct 9, 2014

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My Life’s Quirks – Probably My Silliest Post Ever

I’ve been doing some reminiscing lately.  Lots going on in my head these days and it’s making me think back about a bunch of blog related stuff, including some of my favorite posts.

One of my most favorite non-book-related blog posts (and one of your most favorites too) is this one.  Most of you call it my ‘Cheerios’ post.  When I look back at this, I wonder if I was a little drunk crazy the day I did this lol.  I am going to share my ‘Cheerios’ post with you all again today and as a bonus, I’ll share the ‘updated’ version that I posted in 2011.

Enjoy 😉


I’m sure that those of you who have children, grand-children or even younger brothers or sisters will appreciate my situation. There is one thing that truly makes me question everything I know about the universe. One thing that makes me wonder if magic is at all possible, or if Toy Story had any truth behind it. And that one thing is Cheerios. You know what I mean…

You vacuum and swiffer and sweep until there are no more Cheerios anywhere, then you turn your back and Pow!

The Cheerios are there!

Where do they hide? What do they do? That is what this article is all about.

In my ‘snack’ container is where I assume they are — where I assume they stay. But I am starting to believe they are intelligent and cunning and are able to escape without alarming anyone. I am thinking they are more than just a snack or breakfast food. They are very sneaky these Cheerios. They are very good at hiding. I often find them in the strangest of places — especially among my kids’ toys. The only explanation I can think of is that while no one is looking, this is what they are up to:

As I said, they are quite good at hiding…

…but they are sometimes unsuccessful and there are some casualties.

I often wonder how there are so many of them?! How is it that when I look down I only see two, then look again a couple of seconds later and I see 7! The only thing that comes to mind is that they must make like bunny rabbits.

They might freak me out and make me question my sanity, but I refuse to let them get to me. I kind of expect them to create an army one day, to avenge their dead…

But don’t worry about me, I already know how I’ll deal with them…


Now that was the original post. That went up June 10th 2010. I’m sure that you are all looking for an update. You are wondering if the Cheerios do indeed still drive me up a frickin’ wall. Well, I am happy to say that the Cheerios are not as abundant since the little toddlers are now three years old. But that doesn’t mean I am any less frustrated and puzzled – because the Cheerios have been replaced with Goldfish Crackers!

Oh, they look innocent enough…

But really, they are sneaky s.o.bs.

There are still casualties…

But most survive. Often, I find them next to a ‘friend’ in strange and compromising positions. That only convinces me that they think they rule my house and party with the gummies and the animal cookies.

Don’t you worry though. I can “take care” of them as I took care of the Cheerios. In fact, I have a newer, quicker method. *insert evil laugh* (I may have become a little more wicked thanks to them too…)

My dealings with Cheerios…and Goldfish Crackers. Just another one of my life’s quirks.

  1. Please tell me Jason help you with that. Please tell me those scenarios were his idea… Please! 🙂

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