Monday, March 1, 2010

Chips Please

OK, so I have stuff to say, but it's all pretty random. Just bare with me.

First off, even though I am a wishy washy Catholic these days, old habits die hard, and I can't resist the "fun" of giving up something for lent. Giving up something for lent is a tricky thing. I am of the opinion that whatever you give up should not be a bad habit, because you should be trying to give that up anyways regardless of lent. I think it should be something that you really like and that will be a hard thing to sacrifice, but not necessarily something that's bad for you, like cigarettes or crack.

Well, I am a salt food junkie. You can keep your cakes and cookies, but I will tear into a bag of salty potato chip goodness like it was the last edible thing on earth. Hence, that is what I will be giving up for lent. Good bye sun chips, cheese puffs, baked lays, smart food (white cheddar popcorn), etc.

Let me just say that this is going to be a lot tougher than I thought. The first day I decided to give up chips, I went to the cafe for lunch and got the meal deal. Of course that comes with chips, and nooooo, I can't substitute with a stupid fruit cup because fruit is more money. Way to promote healthy eating by charging extra! I had to force myself to pay an extra $2 to eat a bunch of crappy melons while staring at the bag of sun chips that I couldn't eat, but hell if I wasn't still taking them since I paid for them. They ended up being donated to a hungry co-worker.

I am determined to see this through. Hell, maybe it will help me get a teeny bit tinier around the waistline. I hope that the Easter bunny will leave me chips in my basket on Easter morning.

OK, so I don't want to make my blogs too long, but I just want to give a big middle finger to Chilli's and The Body Shop at Perimeter Mall.

I am mad at Chili's cause ever since I was in high school I've been ordering the same thing off of their menu, the classic nachos. Chili's had the best nacho situation in town because they laid out all of the chips and made sure that each one had an even amount of cheese and beans. It wasn't just some mountain of chips thrown on a plate, it was the perfect set-up.

Well, I went in there not that long ago to find that they changed the cheese to some crazy cheese and added something else that I was not interested in, but the server said I could still get it the classic way. Thank God! (I am a creature of habit at certain restaurants, and Chili's is one of them.)

So a couple of Fridays ago I went in there and they changed it again, and this time with no beans, and no more requesting it the classic way. I hate you, Chili's! Why did you have to go and mess with a good thing? I also thought it was rather ironic that the manager, who went around to everyone else's table, didn't come by ours to ask how it was. Oh man, he better thank his lucky stars cause he would have heard it from me. I've had a relationship with those classic nachos since I was 16 years old! They've been there for me longer than all of my boyfriends! See how much a love salty foods? Why must I be deprived! Out of protest, I ordered a fajita and have refused to go back to Chili's, at least till I decide I'm in the mood for Chili's, but it won't be the same!

OK so I will save The Body Shop Rant for another time. That is a whole other bitch fest!

Despite my lack of salty, cheesy snacks, life is good!


  1. Was the nacho disaster before Lent? Maybe Chili's was trying to help you prepare?!?

  2. Geez, this thing is so hard to log in to.
    I know what you mean. Outback used to have the best crabcakes and sauce ever. Nick used to take me there every Friday when I was pregnant. They stopped carrying the crab cakes and I haven't been there since.

    I love sun chips too. I eat them every Friday.

  3. I feel your pain, I crave sugar and usually it hits me right after any meal. Gummy bears are my favorite but anything chocolate will suffice.

  4. I don't think I could give up chips (since I, too, am a salt-foof junkie!), and I applaud you whole-heartedly if you are successful in this endeavor!