Cookie Monster Thursday Rundown

We have had a week full of 70 degree days. Not bad for January, right? Time for me to step out of the oppressive humidity and start my latest Thursday Rundown. Here we go…

Cookie Monsters – Do you know someone who is selling Girl Scout cookies? If so, please send them our way. PSYCH! I hate turning down youth fundraising efforts but we exhausted our Girl Scout cookie budget when Sidney purchased SEVEN boxes from someone at school. Needless to say, our pantry is well stocked. If you like trefoils or peanut butter patties, feel free to stop by our house.

Sidney left one box in her classroom at school.

Weekend of Movies – Over the weekend, our household went hard on 2020 award-nominated movies. We watched “Marriage Story,” “The Two Popes,” “The Joker,” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” They are all very different movies with different storylines and themes. I think I was most surprised by “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” because it wasn’t anything like I thought it was going to be…something I should have expected out of a Tarantino film. To be honest, none of the movies stood out to me as an Academy Award Best Picture film.

Me holding “The Joker” DVD that we rented from Redbox.

Fun Blizzard Flavor – On Friday night, we celebrated the weekend by ordering Blizzards from Dairy Queen. I gave Sidney a case of dessert envy when I opted for a new flavor called Oreo Cookie Jar. It contained Oreo cookies (big surprise), chocolate chip cookie dough, and hot fudge. It was so good that Sid got one the next night!

This was my Oreo Cookie Jar Blizzard from the other night.

1,095 Days Ago – A couple of significant (but not really) events occurred three years ago this week. First, I tried MOD Pizza for the first time. After enjoying my first pie all that time ago, I still feel the same way about the concept and restaurant itself…I love it! Second, I received a very unusual package in the mail. When I opened it up, I was the brand new owner of a potato! My fellow higher education social media professional at the University of Houston sent me the special gift from a service called Potato Parcel. Yes, completely bizarre.

On Jan. 15, 2017, I tried MOD Pizza and received a delivery from Potato Parcel.

The GOAT – When I wrote about the Jeopardy Greatest of All Time tournament last week, I admitted that I didn’t know if I would watch each hour-long show in its entirety. Well, I did, and I am happy about it. I enthusiastically rooted for Ken Jennings each night and to see him come out on top this past Tuesday was a thrill (I realize I am a nerd) for me. It was also a pleasant surprise because I did hear a spoiler that James won the tournament. How can you not be happy for Ken? In my opinion, you can’t find a millionaire with a better personality than him. Congrats, Mr. GOAT.

Ken Jennings is a very, very smart man (photo courtesy of ABC)

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We are now 4.16% through 2020. Be careful or the year will fly by! Have a wonderful weekend, my friends. Don’t Blink.