Category Archives: junk food



why is it that my children were shocked

when i told them that i was born ‘before ranch’ (b.r.)?

shock and awe that i was alive when

cap’n crunch, doritos, $100,00 bars, pop tarts, ding dongs, cool whip, count chocula, and more

came to be

back in the day when food fell into the 

quick, easy, greasy, crunchy, sweet, and fun category

and lived to tell.


“my mouth doesn’t want to be quiet.”

-greta, age 4


frites by idaho.


The Idaho Potation Commission gave away a French fry-scented perfume ahead of Valentine’s Day.

The new perfume purports to give off the aroma of French fries in all their greasy, salty splendor. “Whether you’re at a drive through restaurant or dining in, it’s near impossible to not grab a fry and take a bite before you dive into your meal,” Jamey Higham, president and CEO of the Idaho Potato Commission, said in a statement. “The smell is too good to resist.”

Dubbed Frites by Idaho, the “limited-edition fragrance” was going for $1.89 per 1.7 oz bottle on the commission’s website before selling out. The fragrance, which the commission says captures “one of the world’s most irresistible scents,” is made from distilled Idaho potatoes and essential oils.

A recent national survey by the firm Pollfish found nearly 90% of Americans “find the smell of French fries irresistible.”The Idaho commission has additional potato merchandise available for those addicted to spuds, including a French fry holder, Idaho potato playing cards, a miniature potato-hauling truck, and a 3-foot-tall “Spuddy Buddy.”

“show me a person who doesn’t like french fries and we’ll swap lies.”

-joan lunden


credits: joe hernandez, npr, big talk productions, bbc

reckless abandon.


happy national junk food day!

how will you celebrate this special occasion?

if i had to choose, i’d go with

flamin’ hot cheetos, chips n’ dip, and cadbury carmello bar

care to share your favorites?

“foodstuffs absolved of the obligation to provide vitamins and minerals cavorted with reckless abandon.”

-michael lewis

if i could be doing anything, i’d be laying on the floor in my birthday suit eating junk food and watching something dumb on tv. – anita baker


IMG_0113 waking up on their first morning here,

the aussie  joeys begin their day,


junk food,

stuffed animals,





in the cottage

of their grandmother,


who loves them.

 life would be perfect if:

Mondays were fun, junk food was healthy, drama didn’t exist,

and goodbyes were only until tomorrow.

– author unknown