Monday, October 15, 2007

These Are The Things I Can Do Without

I have been away from the blog due to chili. The non-profit of which I am a Board member sponsored a booth at the annual United Way Chili Cookoff last Friday. The theme was "Oklahoma Proud - First 100 Years," because our state is celebrating its centennial this year. The founder of our organization happens to be 101 years old, so we tied that into our theme. Our booth ended up being very labor intensive and turned into a four day all day process. It turned out well, though, and everybody liked our chili. My house smelled like chili for a few days.

While I was chili-ing and not blogging, a couple of products came to my attention that made me go "Hmmm." Hubby handed me a flyer from the newspaper and said, "We'd better stock up on this." He was referring to a product called Anti Monkey Butt Powder.
I did not know that such a condition as monkey butt existed. I was also unaware that it's a common term used by motorcyclists to describe the condition of their posterior after a long bike ride. Thus, the fact that there was a powder for it came as quite a surprise. But it makes sense and is probably a good product. Unlike the next, which I really don't think anyone needs at all.

Now, I like Jones Soda. They have some yummy flavors, and I like the fact that you can submit your photos and they may become Jones Soda labels. Because I am a photographer, and I think it would be awesome to see one of my photos on, say, Fufu Berry soda. However, I think they may be making a major marketing mistake with their proposed new flavor. Apparently, someone decided that football fans wanted to know what their favorite players' sweat tastes like, so they came up with a sweat flavor that has a "stinky football sock" finish. I think it's called Sweet Victory, which would be quite misleading.I was amused by the Harry Potter Bertie Bott's jelly beans with flavors like dirt, earwax and booger. I didn't want to eat them, but they were fun for kids because kids like grossout stuff. But seriously, does anybody want to drink sweat? I'm just saying.


Anonymous Di said...

Welcome back!! I noticed the other day that your one year anniversary as a blogger is coming up this month!! Congratulations! By the way, as a "biker b***h" I can tell you that there really is a condition called "Monkey Butt". I haven't had a bad enough case of it to need the powder, however...LOL And I have no desire to drink sweat. YUCK!!!!

4:33 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I think the Monkey butt powder is hilarious too, but maybe only because I haven't had a need for it.

The drink? Seriously disgusting-sounding.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Mom Thumb said...

di - You remembered my blogiversary, how nice! Glad to hear you haven't suffered the MB Syndrome. If you ever do, you can get the powder at Atwoods!

heather - Yeah, kind of like the "Friends" episode where they are drinking the grease. Ugh.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I've never seen the powder but I've definitely had MB myself after I drove out to Sturgis and back.

I don't know how some people can make the journey every year.

8:40 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Wow, I must not be all that great of a biker, because I cannot at all say I've ever thought of my butt as being like that of a monkey, EVER. Then again, maybe I just can't quite get past the "hairiness" aspect of the whole deal...

9:16 PM  
Blogger Mom Thumb said...

jeff - Maybe their butts develop callouses? Or maybe they just like being hard asses.

jess - If you go by the picture on the can of powder, they are referring to the monkeys with bald red butts. Not hairy, but still . . .

10:23 AM  

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