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flashback friday: marching into the past.

March 26, 2010

yes, i know, the title to this post is ridiculously cheesy. there, i said it, so you don’t have to :)

hello and welcome to the weekend. soak it up, because those weekends are sneaky and never last long enough.

today is just going to be so random. so, so random.


meal 1: mighty maple vanilla protein oats @ 8:45 AM


favorite combo of protein oats. 1/3 cup dry oats, 2 cups water, cinnamon… cooked on the stovetop. stir in 1 scoop EAS vanilla premium protein powder in at the end and top with a TB of mighty maple peanut butter and a squirt of maple syrup.


329 calories, 11g fat, 26g carbs, 33g protein

i came across a pretty funny post on the food network humor blog today. (thanks to caroline for turning me onto this blog, it rocks).. it was “the 8 stupidest food advertising slogans of all time”. so funny that i had to pass it along to you guys.. (all credit goes to food network humor blog). the funniest part is maybe not the slogan, but what they say about the slogan. enjoy.

1. They’re not just alrighta, they’re Ore-Ida:

“Worst. Slogan. Ever. First, it’s not even grammatically correct. Second, it doesn’t even rhyme! Third, and most importantly, IT IS THE STUPIDEST THING I’VE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE. Note to Ore-Ida: face it, no English words rhyme with your brand. Remember that before you come up with your next stupid slogan, which I pray is not something like “Grab a side-a Ore-Ida.”"

2. Campbell’s Soup: Mmm mmm good

“Mmm mmm good? That doesn’t even sound like a slogan. It sounds more like a grunting noise Cookie Monster would make upon hearing the Girl Scouts were in town. Besides, if the company wanted to be more honest, they’d just change their slogan to Mmm Mmm Salty and call it a day.”

3. Diet Coke: you are what you drink

“Great, so if we drink your product, we’re aspartylphenylalanine,  formaldehyde, and phosphoric acid. Do you really want to bring that to our attention? Stupid, stupid, stupid.”

4. M&Ms melt in your mouth, not in your hand

“Honestly, I’ve never eaten an M&M that HASN’T melted in my hand. At what frigid place were these slogan writers standing? The north pole? Iceland? At the foot of Martha Stewart’s bed?”

5. Subway: Eat fresh.

“If by “eat fresh” they mean “eat brown lettuce”, “shriveled tomatoes”, and “bread that almost always tastes stale even though it was supposedly just made,” then sure. That’s a great slogan. (And if the footlongs are only $5, why can’t I get out of there without spending $18 on a simple lunch for 2? Oh, that’s right, because it’s a gimmick. Nevermind.)”

6. The incredible edible egg

“Let this be a note to all advertisers: just because words can be rhymed, doesn’t mean they should be. Obviously it’s edible. It’s an EGG. And let’s be honest: is it really that incredible? It comes from a chicken, not the tooth fairy.”

7. Carlsberg: Probably the best beer in the world

“PROBABLY? If you’re not convinced, how the hell are we supposed to be?”


“Congratulations to Smuckers for continually coming up with some of the worst slogans in the food industry:

“With a name like Smucker’s, it has to be good!”
Uh, not really. What an ignorant statement. It doesn’t have to be anything.

“If you find a better jelly, you buy it!”
I will! Thanks for giving me permission!

“The only brand of jams that can make a piece of bread lively!”
I don’t really want my bread to be lively, thankyouverymuch. I’m actually perfectly content with it just sitting there lifeless.

“Smucker’s may be yummy, your tummy may be too, but your grocer’s freezer, is not far from you!”
I rest my case.”



meal 2: turkey goulash + toasted flatout with laughing cow @ 12:00 PM

you can check out the recipe for my goulash here. the only thing i wished when eating this was that i had added mushrooms. when i planned the meal, i didn’t buy mushrooms to put in the goulash because i thought marshall was eating dinner with me (and he hates the fungus among us). well, then he bailed. drat. one should always have mushrooms on hand.


by no means the most photogenic meal, but it was delicious and filling.. which is what is important :)


316 calories, 10g fat, 30g carbs, 33g protein

i got a funny email from my boss this afternoon. i am fairly certain the only thing he does all day is circulate funny emails throughout the inter webs.

it was a bunch of photos from i forgot how much i LOVE to look at that website. seriously, if you are in need of a laugh, go to that website.

the email was titled “doomed from the start”  and had the following photos attached:


so that was a nice afternoon delight. i told you this post was going to be all over the place.

meal 3: pineapple chobani + kashi golean @ 4:00 PM


delicious.  and carb heavy. oh well, what can ya do?


206 calories, 3g fat, 30g carbs, 18g protein

more random bits of information:

  • remember the handful bra that i reviewed? tina, the representative from handful, inc., contacted me to let me know that the handful bra is now available at runner’s corner in orem. just wanted all my local readers to know! the bra is awesome, go buy one :)
  • jenn i hosting her first giveaway evvvvver! go check it out over on girl heroes!
  • allie is the dopest. she sent me a really fun and fabulous care package full of luna bars, homemade granola bars, chewing gum and other fun goodies. THANK YOU!!
  • you know who else is beyond amazing? abby! she sent me some peanut butter, a chocolate bar and a cute card. THANK YOU!!

blog friends are best friends!

and i just found these on my camera. i love sneaky photos from marshall!



today was another insanity workout DVD day.. yeah, sorry, total lack of information in the moves department! i will be doing an upper body workout tomorrow, so stay tuned for that.

today’s workout was the plyometric cardio circuit and i loved it. i am hooked on insanity.


time for flashback friday!

since i couldn’t think of anything specific to talk about for this week’s flashback, i decided to flash back to photos from several marches in the past.  or is it marchs? i don’t know.. i don’t really even care.. ha!  here ya go, enjoy!


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couldn’t find any of me..but here are a couple of goofs!

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 IMG_1149  IMG_4732 grrroup


march 2006 178 Copy of sumhome 017 sumhome 131  


2005 011 2005 010

did you participate in flashback friday??  i know elise did! let me know if you did too and i will link back in my next post :)


well.. now i am just hanging out with the boy and the dogs, trying to figure out what to do tonight and what to eat for dinner!  not sure what this weekend will bring, but i look forward to relaxing.

hope you all have a great weekend! take a load off and have some fun!!


1. can you think of any food slogans or jingles that are just ridiculous or funny that you would like to share with the class?

2. weekend plans?

xo. janetha b.

57 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2010 5:57 pm

    mmmm your protein oats look scrumptious as always! QUESTION: How long does it take for all that water to get absorbed when cooking with only 1/3 cup oats??I usually just use 1 C and it seems to almost be too soupy.
    1. Smuckers def has ridiculous slogans. I can’t think of anymore right now haha.
    2. JOEY moves back to Boston tomorrow!!!!! I am soooo excited! We are going to dinner at a super yummy place and I also have to bake a cake for my friends surprise bday. Homework and baking till Joey gets in.

    Love you and always love reading!

  2. actorsdiet permalink
    March 26, 2010 6:04 pm

    i love slogans and jingles. but for some reason i can’t come up with one right now.

  3. March 26, 2010 6:07 pm

    I can’t think of any, which is odd since the annoying ones are always STUCK IN MY HEAD!!!

  4. March 26, 2010 6:15 pm

    LMAO at all of those slogans.

    You’re inspiring to look more into Body For Life – I’m going to do some NI math tonight :)

  5. March 26, 2010 6:26 pm

    The only thing I can think of is the old car called a NOVA and how it never sold in Spanish speaking countries because “no va” means “doesn’t go”. Those food ones were awesome though! The best was the part about Martha Stewart. LOL And those “fail” pictures. I can’t believe the bigger penis ad!!! Thanks for sharing those.

    And I actually did my first flashback friday post today. It was fun :) Thanks for the flashback trend.

  6. March 26, 2010 6:48 pm

    OMG I have a picture of that Cock Flavored Soup on my blog somewhere. I saw it in Kroger like a year ago and took a picture. I need to find that post.

  7. March 26, 2010 6:51 pm

    Thanks for all the humor :) I needed it after a tough week! I love me some might maple, but have no control around it usually, lol. I think I am going to do a flashback friday today! Sounds so fun!

  8. March 26, 2010 6:56 pm

    I’ve always thought the same thing about M&M’s!! Apparently the sugar coating on them was really innovative when they were creative, so the slogan is basically saying that they melt slower than chocolate chips or whatever. I rarely hold them long enough for them to melt, though!! And the lifehouse gummies are too funny…I can’t believe people don’t realize this stuff…Enjoy your weekend!!

  9. March 26, 2010 7:00 pm

    In my ghettofied neightborhood an employee at Aldi handwrote a sign for Cadbury Chocolate’s. “FINE ASS CADBURY CHOCOLATE’S, $3.99” Yea they wrote fine ass. I’m sure Cadbury just LOVES that lol.

  10. March 26, 2010 7:05 pm

    Those slogans are too funny!

  11. March 26, 2010 7:14 pm

    I found the cock soup post –

  12. elise permalink
    March 26, 2010 7:29 pm

    hahaha..i love the slogans! thanks for forwarding it. hooray for flashback fridays :)

  13. March 26, 2010 8:01 pm

    How about Wendy’s “It’s wayyyy better than fast food.” Um, no it’s not. It IS fast food and it’s just as bad for you as the rest of the bunch.
    Love this post! It had me giggling – especially those lighthouse gummies!

  14. March 26, 2010 8:33 pm

    Is EAS vanilla premium protein powder any good? What brand would you recommend?

  15. From Party To Hearty permalink
    March 26, 2010 8:34 pm

    One more slogan that is just ridiculous is 7-ups slogans! I know you have seen them… “Make 7 UP YOURS!” I just think that is crazy lol!

  16. March 26, 2010 8:46 pm

    The foot of Martha Stewart’s bed. AHHHAHA! Dying!

    Oh, I got one. Make 7-Up yours. Hey 7-Up, here’s a thought. Up yours! HA!

  17. lowandbhold permalink
    March 26, 2010 9:14 pm

    I love your flashbacks! You’re adorable.

    Weekend plans are finally getting to workout again. I am thrilled!!! And I’m working at my new job and going to a basketball game on Sunday.

    Have a great weekend Janetha B!!

  18. March 26, 2010 10:15 pm

    I hate slogans. They always get stuck in my head, ugh! Like that new subway commercial for 5 dollar foot longs, bugger! I love your flash back fridays. They always seem to have red plastic cups in the picture. haha! I think you much less of a beer drinker these days. Am I right? hehe! Have a great weekend!

  19. March 26, 2010 10:16 pm

    Ahh I love your posts! Flashback friday totally made my night :) I LOVE FAIL BLOG!! Always makes me giggle. I have no weekend plans yet, right now they include sitting at my desk reading your blog at work haha! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  20. March 26, 2010 11:08 pm

    I just saw that alrighta ore-ida commercial as i was reading this! so stupid, it doesn’t even make sense. maybe you should make slogans, you’re pretty clever! a jingle that i can’t stand is mcdonald’s “gimme back that fillet o fish” that’s always on the radio! ugh, who eats those anyway?!

    i love the flashback pics, those are some oldies but goodies : )

  21. March 26, 2010 11:46 pm

    Your food looks so delicious and healthy!

    Those food slogans are hilarious… especially the diet coke one. So bad for you!

  22. March 27, 2010 12:13 am

    That egg one is so ridiculous it’s hilarious.

    Love the hula hooping picture. I don’t know how many times I can tell you this but you are adorable. :-)

    No extraordinary weekend plans.

    Thanks for linking my giveaway to your blog!


  23. March 27, 2010 1:00 am

    Thanks for stopping by today and telling me that you think i could do a bikini comp and that I amaze you. Actually, you amaze me. you are so all over it with your blog, always with awesome posts, and you’re just so damn hot, too :) i love you honey!!!!!!!!

  24. March 27, 2010 2:36 am

    You know, I was feeling all miserable about being at work but then I saw your post which immediately cheered me up. Thanks love! These photos that your boss sent me made me giggle like the biggest idiot (can’t laugh out loud right now.. ;)). Hilarious! I love stuff like that. Cock flavored soup. Love me some dirty stuff. ;)

  25. March 27, 2010 2:47 am

    This post made me laugh SOO much! Just what i needed! :) Somethings are hilarious! 3 for the price of 3?! fail! haha! turkey goulash looks yum! *added to my list of ‘To make’* !!

  26. balancejoyanddelicias permalink
    March 27, 2010 3:15 am

    those websites are hilarious! thanks for sharing them, I had so much fun looking those pictures!
    I had very bad memory, I’m sure I’ve seen funny slogans but can’t remember any.
    weekend plan? work, bread party and a birthday party! :)

  27. hayleycepeda permalink
    March 27, 2010 4:20 am

    I. Love. Your. Blog. Those food slogans totally cracked me up!!! I can’t think of any funny ones right now, but I can always think of annoying ones! For some reason I’m always telling my cats (in a non-sing-song voice), “Nationwide is on YOUR side.” I guess they did a good job of making it stick in my head (though we don’t use Nationwide..ha ha!)

  28. March 27, 2010 4:50 am

    Love your excerpts from the websites!! So. freakin. funny. =D

    As always, I love your flashbacks and wish I had enough photos to do them every week!!

    This weekend I am checking out a new organic market downtown (!!), seeing a movie with the boyf, and going to a yoga show tomorrow =D


  29. March 27, 2010 6:28 am

    What a fun post. LOL Yay on the goody package from Allie. I love reading her blog.

  30. Susan permalink
    March 27, 2010 6:43 am

    Food ads are so ridiculous. I secretly love it though.

    I mean I love eggs, but that slogan is absurd.

    Have a great Saturday Janeeetha!

  31. Michelle permalink
    March 27, 2010 6:56 am

    The cock flavored soup takes the cake! LMAO

    My 2yo loved looking at the pictures of your doggies :-)

    Happy weekend!

  32. March 27, 2010 7:12 am

    I’ll definitely have to try those protein oats!

    This post was hilarious! I was definitely laughing out loud the entire time…gotta love the stupid ads!

    Have a great weekend!

  33. March 27, 2010 7:20 am

    I DEFINATELY want to try your breakfast oats! I love your blog :) you are on a great track to achieve what you want! Definately inspirational!!!

  34. March 27, 2010 8:44 am

    funnnnnny! i get the oscar meyer weiner jingle stuck in my head ALL THE TIME. weird.
    no weekend plans yet. boo. we’ll see where the wind blows me…

  35. March 27, 2010 9:06 am

    I didn’t have time to read all the other comments- did any one get “beef, it’s what’s for dinner”?

    Love this post- you are so ridic. photogenic. The doggie photos kill me every time and the sneaky ones from Marshall. The maple oats made me go make a PB/maple smoothie=thanks.

    Have a great weekend!

  36. March 27, 2010 9:59 am

    I’m not kidding, the other day I was honestly thinking about Smuckers jam and what stupid slogans they have. I loved all your other crazy slogans too. How ’bout “It’s not easy…being cheeezy. AIAIAIAIAI!” What does that even mean?!

    Have a great weekend hon!

  37. mom permalink
    March 27, 2010 10:50 am

    Oh my gosh those slogans are a riot!! I wish I could think of one to share – there are plenty of crazy ones out there. The sun is out, wahoo, working with computer guy again (cross your fingers) wish I could play golf, still too chilly! LOVE the flash back photos of you, Izzy, Mabes and friends! Thanks Marshall for the sneaky photos xoxo!!

  38. March 27, 2010 11:44 am

    can i tell you that i had sweet and sour tofu at whole foods yesterday and it was AMAZEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    anyways i feel like your turkey goulash slogan should be “things that julie should make and eat RIGHT NOW”

    love your face lovely

  39. March 27, 2010 12:31 pm

    hahah, slogans..gotta love (err, hate?) them.

    I thought mighty maple was discontinued?! Did you find them somewhere??

  40. March 27, 2010 3:02 pm

    Haha, I read FNH rather religiously, and I thought that post was hilarious too–sent it to all my friends:)

  41. March 27, 2010 3:27 pm

    I love those slogans…toooo funny.

  42. March 27, 2010 5:17 pm

    Haha…this was too funny. Thanks for the smile! :mrgreen:

  43. March 28, 2010 1:33 am

    I think EGGS are incredible! Not just taste an nutrition wise, but really philosophically. If you think about it, it’s so interesting and HUGE!

    And your creativity, rocks girl!
    A Q & A???

  44. March 28, 2010 7:59 am

    OMG, those slogans are hilarious :D Haha…I love Failblog. My afternoon is now going to be spent on Food Network Humor. Loves.

    The worst slogan I ever heard was McDonalds a few years ago about their chicken nuggets- “now with REAL chicken!” Um, WTF have people been eating all these years…yikes.

    Weekend is almost over here…yesterday I gym-d it up, had coffee with a reader and chilled. Today, gym again :D

  45. Errign permalink
    March 28, 2010 12:10 pm

    I LOVE FNH. My favorite posts from them are Ina Garten’s haikus – thanks for the reminder to head over there when I need a laugh! Happy Sunday, Janetha!

  46. March 28, 2010 1:15 pm

    Loved the food network slogans!
    I´m laughing so hard right now… hahaha!
    AH-MAZING post, as usual. Loved all the pics!
    Have a terrific week, Janetha ;)
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

  47. March 28, 2010 2:21 pm

    Yummy looking oats :)

    work work work boo hoo!

  48. Katharina permalink
    March 28, 2010 4:49 pm

    LOL!!!! Okay Janetha.. seriously. I nned to bookmark this post if I ever feel down. This was hilarious. I swear.. some of these slogans are so ridiculous.

  49. March 28, 2010 7:47 pm

    HEY the cheesier-the better! THATS WHY I LOVE YOU!
    bahahah those slogans!! GIRL cracking me UP!!!!!!!! soo ridic!

  50. March 29, 2010 2:40 am

    hahahaha that was hilairous, I laughed out loud BIG TIME! I totally agree with you about ore-ida potato slogan I have NO idea what they were thinking! and subway too…eat fresh my a*

    a bad one? “its way better than fast food, its wendys” I am prettyu sure anything that you can order at a drive through taht comes out in a square patty on a bun in less than a minute is fast food-just my two cents!

    your maple oats look SO GOOD! I need to try that soon and the pineapple chobani, I know itsone of your favorites too!!

    hope you had a great weekend, Janetha! love you

  51. March 29, 2010 8:06 am

    slogans…gah, i hate slogans. most of the time they are just dumb and cheesy. right on. i would like a list of decent slogans. however, that one might be uber-short.

    loved the flashback per uszh…your niece is such a cute babay! gah, i have had the biggest aunt cravings ever. i know, aunt cravings. who knew there was such a thing? i wish my sisters would get on that. literally.

    pineapple chobani has not been in my life for far too long. must fix.

    hope you had a fabby weekend love – chat soon :)

  52. March 29, 2010 8:23 am

    I’m sitting here at my office thinking I need to find something easy to make for supper this week – and then I see your goulash and problem solved! Yayyyy!!

    I had a dream last night that I went to Utah to visit you and the battery in my canon died and I didn’t have a charger. It was awesome/horrible. See what extra sleep does to me? :P

    1. I think I hate every children’s cereal slogan ever made. They’re so not grrrrrreat.

    2. I finished my PT classes!! Now it’s time to study for the exams :\

  53. March 29, 2010 9:40 am

    OMG I thought the same thing when I first saw that Ore-ida commerical…I mean seriously a bunch of people sat around an advertising meating and were like, “That’s it…alrighta/Ore-ida. Genius!” Idiots.

    Insanity is just amazing. I can’t get over it. I need to do a video of me doing the video so people can actually get an idea of how freakin hard these workouts are.

    Computers suck! Sorry you’re having issues :( xoxo

  54. March 29, 2010 10:17 am

    Silly Rabbit, Trix are for Kids! ;o)

  55. March 29, 2010 11:05 am

    OMG! Those slogans are hystericals! Love your clever comments with them all. I am now going to be laughing for the next half hour!


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