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a rant and a wish

for the past week or so – i’ve been having issues with my coffee.

every time i purchase a coffee from McDonalds lately, i end up wearing some of it!  there seems to be a slight leak under the lid.
it’s just bloody annoying.  i can understand it happening every now and then..but every single cup i buy?

i was driving into work this morning – enjoying the music and the commute – i get to work and out of the car…look down at my beautiful white, crisp blouse – and i am covered in coffee.  thank god i keep a sweater at work.
i continue to drink my coffee only to see drops on my desk and on my pants.
i shake my fist at you McDonalds – i am starting to love your coffee less.  i mean it was your lids that won me over in the first place.
And i know it’s not me…a friend in Florida said the same thing is happening to her.

yesterday i got off work a little early and was dying for a coffee…so i picked one up.  i got home and went to pick up the cup by the lid – and my whole coffee ended up behind my car.
don’t make me go back to Timmies – i really don’t want to!!

bah – rant over.

I’ve been on a gift giving mission these days.  who am i gifting?  myself!!

a couple of weeks ago i bought myself this beautiful burnt orange leather jacket from Danier.  it is gorgeous and i did need a fall jacket.  so i splurged.
then i decided to gift myself with a tablet.  why not?  i’ve been saving up cash for a while now and my birthday and Christmas is coming up – so i deserve the treat.

now i am trying to talk myself out of another purchase for myself.  well, at least hold off until the new year.  but i want it so bad i don’t know if i can talk myself out of it!!
i’ve mentioned it here before that i really want to get an Ab Doer Twist.  Badly. i think it would be a great addition to my work outs!!!
I can never concentrate enough on my abs and any little bit would help.

I doubt Santa will be bringing this little gem to my house – so sometimes a girls’ gotta take care of herself.

i mean look at it!  Ab Doer Twist – you are my Christmas wish.

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coffee, tea or me

it’s a random one today kids.

McDonald’s pissed me off this morning – again.

I take my hot coffee with a little bit of cream.  NO SUGAR.  by no sugar, i also mean no sweetener
face it, i am sweet enough.
If someone accidentally puts sugar in my coffee…i just can’t drink it.  I take a sip and my face looks like i just drank poison, or perhaps sucked on a lemon.
it’s just gross to me – i can’t have it in my coffee.

My tea??
i cannot have it without sugar. lol
it’s the complete opposite to my coffee.  and by sugar i mean sweetener.
if there is no sweetener i just can’t drink it!
why is that???

Iced Coffee??
it needs to be sweet.
so hot coffee – zero sugar.  iced coffee –  tons of sugar!!
why????
i don’t get it.
it’s still coffee….so why do i like one sweet and one not sweet?
i can drink the iced coffee without sweetener – but it’s not as refreshing to me when it’s not sweet.

i’m an odd one i know.

So i was finally at my breaking point at McDonald’s today.
all week, specifically asking them to not add the sugary syrup in my iced coffee, but to just replace it with sweetener…i always get it with NO sweetener…
by the time i figure it out, i have left the parking lot and am in a mad hurry to get my already late butt to work.
i mutter some obscenities to myself cause it makes me feel better…and drink the iced coffee…begrudgingly of course

today when i ordered – i asked Katie if she could please make sure to put sweetener in my iced coffee as they have been forgetting all week.
sure she says…no problem and sorry about that.

i get my coffee – and they even wrote on the lid that it was made with sweetener.
I was happy!!

they lied.

there was no sweetener in it.

they made me have grumpy face this morning.
no one should ever have grumpy face on Friday’s – it’s the law.

So that’s my story.  Katie has disappointed me this week.

on to other news…i woke up with this song stuck in my head….if you want it stuck in yours, click here!

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i don’t see the problem do you?

i pretty much know all the evening staff at my McDonald’s
not by name or anything, but now when i walk in…they know what i am coming in for.

living a healthy lifestyle requires you to make some adjustments to things…especially when ordering out
i used to feel really bad changing things up and making people’s lives more difficult…
but i gotta say…i am over it.

so when i first ordered my iced coffee – with none of that syrup crap…i got funny looks.
now they just smile and make it.

it makes my life easier not having to constantly repeat myself every time i order one
which is practically every single night.
after the gym, or after dinner…or during a walk.

my morning lady loves me 🙂
she knows how i take my hot coffee (double cream no sugar – cause i am totally sweet enough)
and we have a pleasant conversation over the speaker at drive thru
she recognizes my car…and my coffee is ready before i even get there
i get to the window…we exchange pleasantries, she wishes me a good day at work.
she even notices if i am running late.
she pays attention…
i think i love her.
she makes me my coffee – quite perfectly might i add…smiles and sends me off to work
and we do that every morning…it’s like we are married.
i feel like we have something special here.

so recently, i’ve been double fisting it in the mornings
i order my hot coffee…and now i’ve added my iced coffee special.
poor Katie (that’s my girls’ name) i totally threw her for a loop

but now she knows what i want – again…and gives it to me just the way i want it
and there’s something really awesome about someone knowing what you like
and making things as you like them.

is it too much?  have i gone too far?
i have a relationship with my McDonald’s…
i can’t imagine one day without an iced coffee.

there’s gotta be a 12 step for that.
i’ll deal with it once the summer dollar days are over.
until then…bring ’em on baby.

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amazing restraint

usually grocery shopping is an enjoyable experience for me.
i love buying ingredients and coming up with an amazing end result.

yesterday was not one of those days.

i was determined to roast a chicken.  i had a recipe i just had to try.
the cooking time wasn’t that long…

so i picked up all the veggies and spices i required for this recipe…
getting more excited by the minute.
that alone took me a good half hour.

the last thing i needed was the chicken…so off to the poultry section i went.
the recipe calls for a 3 pound chicken.
all the chickens there were about 6- 7 pounds.
not a big deal right?  just double the ingredients and cooking time.
well…i don’t know about you, but i do not have 3.5 hours to waste on cooking during a weekday.
hell i barely have that time on a weekend!

so i had to go put back every single ingredient and spice i had picked up and start fresh.
what the hell was i gonna make now?  i had no back up plan.
i debated buying a big ass tub of ben and jerrys… but didn’t

i figured it out quickly and ran around the grocery store and grabbed everything i needed.
as i was running through the aisles like a mad woman i noticed coke zero on sale…but you had to buy 2 cases.
i’m just little so i knew i would struggle carrying all that but helllloooo…it was a sale, and i am a coke zero addict.
i ran up to pay….and put all my items on the belt…and noticed that i accidentally picked up chicken noodle soup instead of cream of chicken.
all the items went back in my basket, one case of pop under one arm, the other in my hand…and an over flowing basket in the other.
i ran back and i got the right soup…and went running to the check out…
and as i was running oh so gracefully…the case of coke zero ripped open.  it was like a slow motion movie.
my legs did some funky move…as my knee came up to try and stop the cans from falling out…
i saved the day…however i am pretty sure i pulled a muscle or 12…and entertained my fellow shoppers.

drama over, i went home.  i cracked open a beer (leftover from Friday) and calmed down for a moment.
i didn’t want to cook my dinner with hate and resentment ya know.

dinner turned out to be crazy yummy…so in the end…it was all worth it.

i rushed and got dressed and headed to the mall.  i had to return a phone i purchased on Saturday…cause i didn’t like it.  it wasn’t working for me.  the guy said i had 14 days to exchange it…so off i went.

did i mention i am pms’d?
i think that would be important to know…so you can grasp my mood.

i gave the phone to the sales guy, explained my issue – no problem – all was well – he went off to get the phone i wanted.
then he asked if i used over 30 min on the phone.  i said i have no idea
then he gets on the phone to call my cellular provider to find out how many minutes i used…which i thought was weird.
anyways..dood comes back and says “here’s the problem”
because i signed up between billing periods, he won’t be able to tell me how many minutes i used for at least 3 days.  so he cannot give me a different phone AND i can’t use my phone for 3 days, until i find out how many minutes i’ve used.

i guess what they failed to mention to me when i purchased the phone was if you go over 30 minutes you are no longer entitled to an exchange.
i later learned it was only because the company that sold me the phone would have to incur the charge.

not my problem.

i returned my phone within my 14 day time frame…and would like another phone please and thanks.
he said no.

umm…i don’t think so.

so i got on the phone with my cellular provider…ya know…cause i have that sort of time and the need to be that irritated.
i did mention i was pms’d right?

i got transferred 3 times.  3rd times a charm.  this gentleman totally fought for my right to paartayyy…i mean he told me that this company was LYING and they could not deny me a new phone.

2 hours later…i got the phone i wanted.  it wasn’t the sales dood’s fault..but he wasn’t being helpful.
i did my best to seem pleasant and lovely…all the while seething and giving off way more attitude than i intended.
he gave me my phone…i retracted my cat claws and off i went.

did i mention this store was right across from Laura Secord…and a few stores down from Cinnabons???
did i mention i am pms’d?

i escaped the mall and went home to pick up the pup and take her to the park.
she needed to burn off energy and i needed puppy love.

she was having a ball…and i was being eaten alive by mosquitoes.
damn ankle biters
when i started smacking my head and doing my mosquito dance…i knew it was time to go home.  i didn’t want to embarrass the pup in front of her friends you know.
i felt creepy crawlers all over my skin for the whole drive home.
brrrrrrrr.

did i mention i pass a Dairy Queen on my way home?
Did i mention i stopped at McDonald’s and only got an iced coffee?
no cone, no apple pie…no McFlurry?
just an iced coffee.

do you know how hard that is for a pissed off hormonal woman??????

by the time i got home and settled it was almost 10
stayed up a while to unwind and took the puppy for a late night pee
and then collapsed.

my alarm didn’t go off this morning – or i slept right through it..or i beat the crap out of it in my sleep

so i was late
if someone offers me a chocolate bar…i may just eat it.

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dollar daze

I am so excited.
If you follow my blog, you will know one thing for certain.

I am a diet coke addict.

True story.

You would also know, that it’s not just any diet coke.  No, no…it’s gotta be McDonalds diet coke.

Any other diet coke just won’t do.

Soooo, my happy season has begun.
Dollar diet coke at McDonalds!!!
I can barely contain myself. Lol
I can get a large diet coke for ONE DOLLAR.

Oh it’s the simple things that make me so happy.

After the gym last night…I walked over to McDonalds and purchased my pop.  It was so beautiful out yesterday that my pop was actually sweating.

I sat outside…took in the beautiful night and sipped on my drink.

Heaven!
(So I have to pee every 10 minutes…it’s worth it.)

You know what’s even better???

The weather is getting warmer.  I soon will be able to saunter outdoors in my underpants.

(yes I do this – I look forward to doing this lol)

Nothing like sipping on a large diet coke whilst in yer panties
(unless it’s chugging back a cold beer on a hot summer day…in your panties)

This is the good life kids.

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good god

oy vay

i blogged some time ago about my favourite eat at McDonald’s…
it’s the Southwest Salad and a large diet coke.
seriously that is like Christmas for me.

usually one night after the gym i will get that for dinner.
i think why not – it’s a salad right?
how bad can it be??

you wanna know how bad it can be?  just download the nutritional information from McDonald’s…see for yourself.
oh lord.
i don’t know what inspired me to do something that stupid.

i would have much preferred never knowing…and carrying on in my own little bubble.

ugh..what am i to do now?

and really…how dumb do i feel believing even fast food places have relatively healthy things on the menu????

i am hooked on these salads…how do i just stop??

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not gonna happen

there are just some things i won’t give up to get to size sexy bitch
 
i think in the past, giving things up that i loved, was the reason for my demise.
the reason the skinny walls came crumbling down.
 
like i blogged last night…i got my new bras
and even though they are sexy sexy sexy
i still have a long way to go to feel as sexy as they look
know what i mean?
 
anyways…these are things i will not give up.  nope. not ever…even for size sexy bitch.
 
i know i’ve blogged here before about my crazy diet coke addiction.
not just diet coke.  fountain diet coke from McDonald’s…that indeed is my crack.
i could drink it every single day..no problem – but i don’t.
but i could.
and i won’t stop…and you can’t make me.
living right beside a McDonald’s makes it all the more tempting
(yes, that means my gym is right beside McDonald’s too lol)
i gotta tell you…i am a little sick.  sometimes i just want a salad from there to give me a reason to get the diet coke.
i’m not stopping.  nuh-uh.
 
Coffee.
never gonna happen.
you may appreciate that if you have ever been around me without a cup of coffee in my system.
I gave up coffee back in the day for about 2 weeks.
worst 2 weeks of my life…and probably for those who had to deal with me.
i had the worst headache and was in the worst mood.
i love my coffee.  i don’t think i over do it…i don’t drink copious amounts…
but it’s my drug in the morning….and my 2nd wind when i hit the 3 o’clock wall at work.
 
Wine.
need i say more???
lol
i am aware that it’s pretty high in calories
but i don’t care. tis true.  i care not.
a glass of wine in the evening – especially in the winter is a necessity…a survival staple
besides, my doctor strongly encourages me to drink
when i told him i enjoy my glass of red..he said i could enjoy 2 if i wanted
i think my doctor rocks.
he might be a closet alcoholic…but i love him
lol
 
if i were to say no to these things…do you know how miserable i would be?
i understand the concept of losing weight and being healthy…i do
but with the knowledge that i can never have something ever again…well that is indeed a recipe for failure.
 
and that goes with everything else.
the word NO does not exist for me.
instead i live by not now, not today, not necessary
 
i have not banned any form of bread, rice, pasta from my life
i simply have no desire to eat it.
but i can if i wanted to.
and simply giving myself that choice, makes me not want it at all.
 
just the other night i had a sub on a whole wheat 9 grain bun
it was delish – and not the worst thing i could eat.
it was after 2 days of wanting…so on the 3rd day i had it.  obviously my body was craving something in it yes?
 
anyways that’s my story.
size sexy bitch is attainable – without giving up everything and anything you love
plus…going to the gym now gives me more room for some sinful pleasures.
 
that is all.
now someone please get me a diet coke?!

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unbelievable!

 

i had a pretty good night last night.  i did my cardio, ate dinner, napped…spent some time writing at the blog next door…and then decided to see what was happening around the world.
I came across an article that had my head spinning like Linda Blair!!
I cannot believe some people.
 
There was an article about a woman suing McDonalds because of their Happy Meals – specifically the toys that come with it.
She is basically stating that the toys encourage her child to want to eat Happy Meals, which in turn will make her unhealthy and obese (in my words of course)
And…the kicker…..it makes parents have to say NO to their children.
 
Imagine a parent, having to parent their child!!!!
wow.
 
I remember Happy Meals growing up…and sometimes we ate them…not all the time of course.
If we were to throw a hissy fit for one…or for anything for that matter, my parents were quick to put us in our place.
 
What an odd concept…we didn’t get everything we wanted.  Imagine that!
 
I am not a parent.  I am an auntie to several awesome children…but a parent i am not.  But i don’t think you need to be a parent to understand the basics.  Feel free to tell me i’m wrong.
 
It just pisses me off to no end, that someone has the audacity to sue McDonalds instead of taking accountability for what their child consumes.
 
I get the world is a busy place to live in.  I get that sometimes a home cooked meal is a difficult option.  I get that kids can test your patience and that sometimes it might be easier to give in to a child’s temper tantrum than to try and talk it out.
i get all that.
 
But what i don’t get is why someone thinks it’s OK to sue McDonalds over a toy that comes with a meal????  AND i don’t get how there is a willing lawyer to take that case.
Wait i just spilled hot coffee on me…maybe i should sue McDonalds for a million bucks…cause hey…i didn’t know coffee was HOT!
oh wait, someone already did that. (ohhhh i went off i know…lol)
 
Parent your children.  it’s OK to say no.  Millions of parents have done so in the past.
Take responsibility of your children and the food they consume.  Just because there are Happy Meals in the world…doesn’t mean your child needs to eat them all the time.  If your child eats a Happy Meal – parent, that is on YOU!
Sheesh.  this really pisses me off!
 
I am in no way saying that McDonalds is an awesomely healthy place to eat – cause it’s not.
 
I am just sick and tired of the blame passers.  Sick and tired of people not taking accountability. 
I am just sick and tired of people out there looking for a quick buck.
 
Some people suck.  the end.
(i picked out the Happy Meal pic, cause it’s all bee’s – and that made me happy lol)
 
If you want to read the article i am talking about, you can find it here.


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say what you will

i love McDonald’s!

Ok, perhaps i should explain what it is that i love before you start throwing rocks at me.
I am not talking about Big Macs or the fries….although an oreo and smartie mcflurrie would be kind of awesome right now.

As you already know, i love me my diet coke from there.

But what i adore equally is their Southwest Chicken Salad.
Can you say yum??

A Southwest Salad and a large diet coke for dinner would be absolute heaven!

A lot of times after my walk, i would pick up a salad and head home…cause face it…who really wants to cook after walking 5 miles?

Not I.

Anywhoooo….can you tell what i am craving?  well look at it…betcha you want one now huh? lol

So that’s all i got today.  Anyone want to bring me a salad and a large diet coke? (minus the crunchy chips)
It’s stir fry day at work….and i don’t know if i am strong enough to say no.
A salad could potentially stop me from making a huge mistake lol

On to other most amazing news.  If you’ve gone to the blog next door you already know of my undying love for….Adele.

And so…you would simply understand that I screamed like a girl when i heard her brand new song yesterday…and blogged about it asap.
So i thought i’d share it here.  It’s amazing.  I dare you not to fall in love with her.


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