Saturday, January 24, 2009

Infomercials strike again

So, I've mentioned how I'm obsessed with infomercials before.

My obsession has struck again.

I bought a Magic Bullet.

But I needed it. Really, I did. I have to have mush and purees for another month, and it's the perfect size since I can't eat much.

And I've sort of been obsessed with it for a year. It's one of my favorite infomercials ever. I've been poring over the 10 second recipe book all morning. Seriously, chicken salad in 10 seconds? Awesome! Salsa? Guacamole? Frozen drinks? I'll totally have to have a Cinco de Mayo party this year.

I used it last night to make a protein shake. It was so yummy--never mind that it made me violently ill for three hours and detracted from my enjoyment of Admiral Adama and President Roslin finally doing the deed. I used 2 spoons of cottage cheese, a spoon of natural peanut butter, a scoop of sugar free chocolate truffle protein powder and a squirt of sugar free chocolate syrup. In less than 5 seconds it was a creamy, frothy cup of yumminess. That made me want to die.

Oh, and more good infomercial news? The Snuggies have been shipped!

It's NOT a robe!


  1. Brandi --

    Our Magic Bullet gets used 2-3 times a day. Our household would go into shock if we broke it or something. I never saw the infomercial though -- Boone's parents just bought one for us. You can make chicken salad in it? Maybe I should go read the manual or watch more TV.

    As for the Snuggie -- I cannot believe how many people I know who have ordered one. It baffles me. Seriously, I can't even think of anything else to say about it.

  2. We love our magic bullet.. (the only thing I wish is, that I had the one with the bigger "blender" size attachment, which came out after I bought mine) and the Snuggie? My four year old pretty much repeats that commercial word for word and tells me his favorite blanket doesn't cover his feet, and his arms when he's watching TV. He's like a mini informercial put on repeat

  3. Okay, now I really want a magic bullet. Nicole has made smoothies for me with hers and they are delish! And it is so small! The chicken salad thing just sent me over the edge because I love chicken salad. Go easy on your tummy okay?

  4. Hi, Brandi. So I'm outing myself as your blog stalker today. I figure it's OK since I'm sort of related to Chrysta, and Nicole and I already blog stalk each other. They can vouch for me.

    I just wanted to tell you that I almost bought a Wii Fit, all because of you. (I bought a Bissell Steam Mop because of Nicole, as has just about everyone I know, but that's another story.) I saw five at the store on Friday, went back today to get it and they're gone. Interestingly, we don't even have a Wii, but you made me want it anyway. I guess I'll just have to go to the gym that I pay for and never use.

    Also thought I'd let you know that you inspired me to join Weight Watchers again this morning, to re-lose the 60 pounds I lost 15 years and 2 children ago. Also went to the gym. (Woot woot!) I'm hoping that by commenting over here, "my" group won't be any wiser, except for the two aforementioned who I trust will keep it on the down low. I'm afraid to fail in front of people I know who know I'm failing. It's true.

    I'll be rooting loud and crazy for you.

  5. I have something similar that I got from Isagenix and I LOVE it! The kids want me to make shakes all the time. You need to put all those recipes on your blog though. They sound gooooood.

  6. Boy, it's a good thing I already watched BSG or I would have been all cranky at your spoiling! (Like we didn't know they were gonna do it)

    Anyhoodle...the magic bullet was the thing I always wanted to buy but could never bring myself to buy. Being overseas has stopped that problem. No infomercials and no walmart to walk through. Don't make me want to order it on the internet. :D

  7. Did they tell you that you would most likely become lactose intolerant after surgery? It is very common after bypass. The cottage cheese might have been the culprat. I couldn't eat dairy for years after surgery. I still can't drink milk. Melted cheese will make me sick for hours and I can only do ice cream, yogurt and cottage cheese in very small amounts. Do you remember how sick I got from the rich yogurt in Germany? The other thing that most people can't tolerate post bypass is real mayo. It makes my stomach churn to even think about it. Aunt Becky and I have a vivid memory of our first episode of dumping syndrome. We did it together on Chocolate.

  8. Both my kids think they "NEED" a Snuggie...They even want to ask Santa if his elves can make one and bring it for x-mas next year....I say put on a robe and cover up with a blanket and it'll feel the same =]


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