Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Hot and Cold

Last time the Wife and I bought groceries at Winn-Dixie, we got a coupon. It was for $10 off a grocery purchase of $50 or more. And it expired last night.

Now, when I go grocery shopping, I need to eat first. Because if I don't eat first, I'm going to buy lots and lots of stuff. Like hamburger meat. And hot dogs. And steaks. And chips. And ice cream. And cans of SPAM. And Pringles. And ... well, you get the idea.

So, we decided to eat first. So we could keep it down to $50, you know. Which led to the usual back and forth:

"Where do you want to eat?"

"I don't know, where do you want to eat?"

"Doesn't matter, you pick."

"No, you pick."

And so on.

We finally settled on Wendy's. Since it was on the way.

So, we parked and walked inside.

Which led to the next back and forth:

"What are you going to order?"

"I'm not sure. What are you getting?"

"I don't know. Maybe a burger."

"Yeah, that'd be good. But those Frescatas ..."

"Yeah, or that chicken sandwich..."

And so on.

I finally settled on the Jalapeño Cheddar Melt. Hadn't tried one of those before. It was good. But I'm not so much into spicy. Oh, a little spicy is fine. But not too much. Just not used to it, you know.

So, anyway, I ate the Jalapeño Cheddar Melt. And it was hot. And when I was done, I didn't have any fries left, and my mouth was burning. So I finished my Coke.

Now, if you've eaten spicy food, then washed it down with a Coke or something, you know that all you're doing is washing away any impurities from your mouth, giving the hot, spicy stuff a clear shot at the inside of your mouth.

So now I'm sitting there with my mouth on fire. And no more Coke.

That's when I decided to get a Frosty. Because it's cold. And it tastes good. And it will help coat the inside of my mouth ... maybe ... and help the burning I'm experiencing from the Jalapeño Cheddar Melt.

I get my Frosty ... a small Frosty ... and sit back down.

Since my mouth is burning, I'm eating the Frosty at a pretty good clip. It's good. And soothing.

Until the brain freeze hits.

Now, I'm sitting there with my tongue burning and the top of my mouth frozen. And the Wife is laughing at me.

Yes, the Love Of My Life thinks this is hilarious. My pain is funny to her.

She finally stops laughing, we finish our meal, and leave.

I think I might order another one tomorrow.


  1. Hahaha... life and love in a nutshell. Great stuff.

  2. Specials of the Day 12/6...

    Specials of the Day for 12/6


  3. Sounds like Basil has found an excuse for indulging in a Frosty--must put out the fire, love!

  4. Cool, great new excuse for ordering a Frosty.... oh, wait, I never needed an excuse before, why should I start now?

  5. If you're eating something spicy the best thing you can drink is milk. It coats the inside of your mouth and your throat. Seriously. And it coats it for a long time.

    One of the meaningless tidbits of info I took away from high school theater, they wouldn't let us drink milk days before a production to ensure the milk wasn't coating our vocal cords (hence dampening our voices).


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