Since I arrived in Nashville, I have been subsisting on a steady diet of:
* Breakfast: egg on toast

* Lunch: one piece of bread with mustard and turkey (no cheese)
* Dinner: tomato soup with 4 Ritz crackers crumbled in.

Yesterday, my mom reminded me that I am NOT at the bottom of the hole (yet), and stop being ridiculous, and go buy yourself a brick of cheese, for crying out loud. I do have some savings, and the reason that I saved money for so long was to HAVE it when I NEED it. Now is one of those times. And so, I am allowing myself to spend some of my life-savings on Caloric Intake and Survival.

After much thought and prayer, I decided that I could allow myself a mid-afternoon snack. So I purchased two of my favorite ingredients: apples and peanut butter.

Adam’s, my favorite peanut butter, was nowhere to be found in this foreign store they call Kroger. I did, however, find what looked to be the next-best-thing: Krema Natural Peanut Butter. I took it home, and before opening it, noticed a suggestion on the label:

“For stirring tips, visit our website!”

Stirring tips? Intriguing! Now, I am one to follow instructions, adhere to the rules, even when it involves using the tube’s “suggested” amount of a 1” strip of toothpaste every time I brush my teeth. So, naturally, before proceeding any further with my snack, I checked out the website.

Their tip: “Oil separation occurs naturally, just stir it up!”

And once again, there went 2 minutes of my life that I can never get back.



  1. eclecticentertaining on January 10, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    My cousin, Sarah Lindsey, sent me an e- mail that you had arrived in town. I have two little boys and if I ever need a sitter, I’ll keep you in mind.

    A couple of thoughts…

    we have a fantastic Whole Foods in Green Hills, but it’s not cheap. I shop there for at least half of my groceries.

    secondly, visit for a product to actually help you stir your peanut butter. I use the Smuckers natural peanut butter with honey for my boys. It’s not organic, but it is all natural. I think I’m going to invest in this product.

    Welcome to Nashville!
    Laura Roberts

  2. ashley & jeremy parsons on January 10, 2008 at 11:18 PM

    I loved the latest version of your latest song (the one that will make you famous)! Your guitar skills sound really well, I can tell you are getting better and better – I like the little bit of twang the guitar sound has. also, I really am loving the 2 songs of Alex Paul’s that you sent – seriously the kind of music I could put on and work to and hum along to all day!!

  3. jjkissinger on January 10, 2008 at 11:46 PM

    So…I was exploring my WordPress account, and my friend Drew told me I could see how many people have viewed my blog each day, and also how they found my blog. So this one day, I had like 180 hits…and most of them were from your blog from the day you gave me a shout-out. You’re prolly the most popular blogger I know in real life. Still, I feel sort of guilty…like you linked me in as this big-deal guy, and your readers probably clicked the link, and then they were all “who IS this loser?” But I’m still thankful…

  4. ~lady j on January 11, 2008 at 2:40 AM

    okay, i don’t know when you wrote this but it’s 2:37 am on friday morning and i JUST read your blog and i wrote on mine like hours ago… and somehow, completely apart from each other, today we both wrote about apples and peanut butter.

    destined for a good friendship, we are. :)

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