Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Often, when I'm going grocery shopping, I'll be forced to decide, "Which fruit do I want Daisy to smell like?"

Most of the hair products that we buy for her have some fruity scent. Currently her shampoo smells like watermelon and her detangler smells like green apple. The combination is disturbingly similar to the fruit salad we often order at our local diner. Although I do kind of love fruit salad, it's a totally different love than I have for my daughter. Very confusing on sleep-deprived mornings.

It's not just the children's hair supplies that are afflicted with fruity odors, it's a fairly large percentage of all cleaning supplies. Who decided that my laundry is supposed to smell like grapefruit, or that my dishes should have a lemony zest? Most of the time I'm eating foods that don't need lemon. I blame the marketing people. Pawns of the lemon lobby, they are.

And, as long as I'm yapping about grocery stores, can I say that it's odd that the power bars are in the ice cream aisle? What if I'm in that aisle and I only have enough time or money to pick one product? Power bar or ice cream? Power bar or ice cream?

Am I the good exercising Mike or the evil dessert-scarfing Mike? How do I decide? Have I grown a goatee? 1000 quatloos on the evil Mike! Now I'm just mixing my references.

Anyway, life is challenging in odd ways.

9 comments:

Pensive Turtle said...

Ice cream. No contest.

Mike said...

Awww, come on. What if it's the day before a long run? Do you even eat power bars?

Will said...

It's easy for me, I almost always get ice cream when it's on sale, especially if it's Breyers.

Janelle Renee said...

I wonder when they'll make a hair product that smells like the good stuff. You know like, chocolate, beer, wine, power bars...

I'm kids would rather smell like a twinkie than a strawberry, too. So they need to come up with better smelling products for them.

(Augh, I have to sign in AGAIN! I loathe BETA Blogger.)

Janelle Renee said...

Oops!

I meant to write, "I'm SURE kids would..."

I'm blaming BETA for my sloppy writing, too.

Mike said...

JR, Beta may have hurt your writing, but it compensated by enhancing my reading. When I read your post, my brain filled in the missing "sure".

Maybe Google is onto something here.

Mike said...

Will, Breyers, eh? I'm more of a fan of the ice creams that have all sorts of crazy crap embedded in them, ala Ben and Jerry's. Maybe it's just the latent Vermonter in me.

Miss Misse said...

I try to avoid that aisle all together. But it really doesn't make sense to have it there. At my grocery store the power bars are at the check out near the chocolate bars, so it's Power Bar or Chocolate bar? Not too hard, just get a chocolate power bar and all is well.

Mike said...

Miss Misse, have you ever eaten a chocolate Power Bar? Although it's my "favorite" flavor, it will never be mistaken for an actual chocolate bar.

Now, the Chocolate Brownie Cliff Bar, that's something almost good.