Anyone ever have one of those days where you are physically present, but wonder where in the world your mind went? Well, I seem to be having one of those summers…apparently my brain is chilling poolside at some resort in Cabo while I’m stuck in this 100 degree 500% humidity we callΒ HadesΒ Tennessee.



Today, I took a look around and realized that my “absence” is starting to catch up with me. Behold the following evidence.

Exhibit A: The GINORMOUS eggplant I just had to have from the farmers market over a week ago

…sad little bugger…

I totally forgot about him! πŸ™

Exhibit B: Remember this guy?

Tell me something, how is it that it’s already July and I have failed to even open the box?!

Exhibit C: The icing on the cake if you will.

This would be the salad that I made for lunch the other day. The salad that I placed in the FREEZER after taking 10 minutes to chop all the frickin vegetables for!

Exhibit D: Google Reader Overload!

Hey bloggies, I promise I haven’t forgotten about you guys!

Miss you!

Exhibit E:Β The fact that the dishwasher has been full of dirty dishes for TWO days and I have yet to put soap in it and start it…and I’m out of spoons…and forks…

Is it running right now?

Of course not!



Well, other than finding even MORE ways to incorporate my BBQ PB&J addiction?…wait, no I had that right


{Peanut butter pancakes layered with BBQ spice spike cottage cheese and topped with FROG preserves}

Hmm, why do I have an Amy Winehouse song in my head now?



Where has the time gone? How in the world did I use to work full time, go to school full time, AND have a life? Who can I pay to come over and make me ice cream? Just what exactly can’t I put BBQ seasoning on?

These are the questions I ask myself on a somewhat daily basis

Well, while I may be mentally check out on many things, there is one thing I don’t have question…

For those of you in blogworld who haven’t heard, the beautiful and talented Susan of The Great Balancing Act was recently diagnosed with lymphoma. As a health care provider, I understand the high costs of medical treatment which is why it warms my heart so much to see our community of bloggers banding together for such a great cause.

Mark your calendars and prepare to bid!

The Great Fundraising Act
July 25, 2011

Now, the only question that is truly important:

What goodies to donate?

Everything-But-Sugar Oatmeal Cookies?


PB&J Hummus Balls and a jar of the infamous FROG?

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24 Responses to Bueller?

  1. Priyanka says:

    Seriously its like an oven out there and to top it all the air conditioning where I work is broken, so inside i am freezing and outside I am melting πŸ™‚

  2. Can’t lie…kind of love seeing my blog popped up in your Google Reader. πŸ™‚

    I’ll gladly come over and make you ice-cream…BBQ flavor.

  3. lindsay says:

    its awesome you mentioned GFA from a medical perspective! susan auction/bake sale is gonna be HUGE!! can’t wait.

  4. Seeing as how I’m just about out of the FROGs (I’ve been trying to make my last couple of spoonfuls last for weeks now, haha) my vote is for that πŸ˜‰ (…not that it’s the food that counts, but rather, the donation – which is so kind of you!)

    days where i’m present but i don’t feel like it? oh, yeah. especially on a monday πŸ˜‰ oh, and forks? they’re the first thing that fill the dishwasher. drives me nuts. i’m convinced the rest of my family uses two forks with each meal or something, making me half tempted to eat a salad with a spoon instead of bothering with washing some! haha.

    stay safe in the heat!

  5. Mrs. Fish says:

    I know exactly what you mean, I feel like I’ve just been out of it this summer as well! My husband realized that I’ll be going back to work soon, and I’m not ready yet! Totally relaxed and ready for a new challenge of a new year, but not quite ready to give up the freedom of summer.

    I vote for your PBJ hummus balls. πŸ™‚

  6. PB&Jenny says:

    I always use that bueller reference.. though I’ve never seen the movie.

    Nor have I seen the clip until now. Im a poser πŸ˜‰

    whenever I’m not feeling “present” I just whip out my yoga mat. Works wonders in reviving my awareness. Have you ever tried? yogadownload.com has some really wonderful podcasts and meditation classes!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thanks girlie, I’ll have to give that a try…course the last time I took a yoga class, I spent the meditation part of the class dreaming of recipes for the blog…yeah, I was getting hungry! πŸ˜‰

      So glad to help refine your knowledge of 80’s pop culture! Ferris Bueller was an icon!

  7. Seeing a number that high in Google Reader would terrify me… as would that gigantic eggplant – they give me the heebie jeebies. But I WILL take that stack of pancakes and some of your beautiful weather please. It’s been so wet and nasty here that I’m starting to forget it’s summer!

  8. It’s been so hot here in St. Louis too…so much so that the A/C in my office building and my car can’t keep up!

    That’s a lot of unread blog posts! Good luck getting through them all πŸ™‚ Stay cool!

  9. I am soooo in need of some ice cream. I’ve been eating banana soft serve like it’s my job lately, but I need some new flavors! Seriously, the heat and humidity are crazy! My hair is not loving me right now either! It is a damp fro mess most of the time! Try to stay cool Heather!

  10. A lot of the time I wonder where my mind went. And I don’t even have an excuse(among the many, lol!). In fact I just realized the water has been on in my garden… for the last two hours! Oops. Jeez. I blame that on my ever growing Google Reader list of things to do. I woke up to 200+ this morning too! Oh my goodness! Things are out of hand, but I can’t bare(bear? I dunno. I swear English really is my first language, haha) to get rid of anyone!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Lol! I know! There are so many great blogs out there and I try to keep my list condensed, but it’s hard! I’ve gotten so behind with all my bloggy buddies…I miss them…and you!!

      I really need to work on that time warp machine idea…

  11. Anna says:

    Omg, ‘feels like 108F’? I can’t even dream a number that big here in dreary England. I’ll totally come over and make you BBQ PB&J ice-cream… you can pay me in vitamin D and, um… frozen salad? Yeaaah maybe not.

  12. Catherine Tyson DaCosta says:

    I say the anything but sugar cookies. Oh, and I have been using my Camelbak since I got it yesterday…LOVE it! I’ve already drunk so much water than I usually do! πŸ˜€

  13. It got up to 100 here today! BLEH!!! Too hot for me!

  14. janetha says:

    WTF–“feels like 108”?!?!?! YUCK. And you haven’t opened the box. I am not sure we can be friends…

    Can’t wait to see what you donate! Thank you for reppin TGFA!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      No problem! Just want to do my part! I think it’s so awesome that you put this together girlie! It’s going to be HUGE!

  15. Lauren says:

    The other day I meant to drive to the grocery store and after parking my car, realized I was not where I meant to be. D’oh! One should not be driving while mentally absent. Not going to lie, that pancake stack sounds… interesting. And 100% delicious. I’m down to try anything that involves BBQ seasoning and PB and J. You can make both and mail whatever you don’t donate to me. Please and thanks.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Ohmigosh! Going on auto-pilot while driving IS scary!

      I love that you don’t hate on the BBQ PB&J loving! People just don’t know what they’re missing, huh?

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