Sunday, January 20, 2008

the pie has left the building

OK, so after shelling out 24 bucks for a PTO pasta dinner and sitting by the door selling tickets for 2 hours and not getting a bite of any of it my rage was assuaged somewhat by a FREE PIE ! (Flash won the door prize). It was one of those pure refined sugar/refined petroleum super-long shelf life frozen pies with scary stabilized whipped cream on top, french silk flavor. Normally I can control my appetite and portion sizes, but the past 4 days have been ALL ABOUT THIS PIE... to the point of making myself sick. I'm happy to report that the last of the pie was consumed whilst watching Northanger Abbey on PBS tonight. So it's back to peanut M & Ms and Coke Zero. It was a sweet ride, the week of THE PIE.

7 comments:

Creepy Old Hobo said...

I'm having the same experience with a pack of Christmas marshmallow peeps.

Queen Scarlett said...

What'd you think of Northanger Abbey? I like Persuasion better. ;-)

Kristi said...

4 days? Now does that mean you thought about the pie for that period of time or you consumed it all over the space of 4 days? Because either way, I'm impressed. I have absolutely no will power once I start eating something sugary.

I stayed up late to watch Northanger Abbey too. It was the only Jane Austen I hadn't read.

Patty O. said...

I love your pie description. Isn't it funny how gross some prepackaged confections can be, yet how difficult they are to resist eating? It is amazing.

I can think of nothing better than indulging in chocolate while watching Jane Austen. I am really interested in what you thought of Northanger Abbey. Wasn't that the only Austen book that had not yet been adapted to film?

beckbot said...

I enjoyed Northanger Abbey; the actress was *quite* young-looking, didn't you think? The scriptwriter also changed the plot significantly early on, but the whole thing was only 90 minutes long, so what choice did s/he have? I thought the "fantasy" scenes were a little over the top (as they were meant to be, I guess). It struck me as more whimsical than most Austen adaptations, but the book is one of her earliest works, and therefore bears the mark of her age at that time (24, I think), so whimsy is appropriate. I thought it was cheap to throw in an actual sex "scene" (well, not really a scene, more of a tableau) when the book doesn't really even allude to such an occurrence.

RE: the pie. Around 2/3 of it was consumed by me over 4 days time. (Using the passive voice there helps me to mentally distance myself from the eating). I found myself actually bartering with my son for the last piece. It was pathetic.

Lindsay said...

lately I've really been into the smaller chunks of cake sold by grocery stores for $2.99. today we got a six layer lemon mousse cake. with all sorts of full sugar frosting goodness.

I actually wanted chocolate, but tony likes the fruit!

Lindsay said...

um where's my favorite blogger?