Monday, December 20, 2010

In Which I'm All Over the Place

Had a lovely weekend. I got to spend Saturday doing Christmas with my dad's side of the family and really enjoyed seeing them, even though I wasn't allowed to hug my cousin's five-year old, H, since she was recovering from the flu. Poor girl. We all got a good laugh though. She knows that, as the youngest, she gets to open presents first, but that that will change when Cate arrives. Well, Cate got presents this year, and the look on H's face when it was suggested that Cate go first this year was priceless.

My mom, stepdad, brother, husband and I celebrated together yesterday by going to the Dallas Museum of Art to see the Mourners. (I realize that just sounds weird, but it was really cool.) We spend a couple hours wandering around the museum before eating lunch and heading back to the house for presents.

Jeff and I got a new (300 lb) entertainment center. We are super excited because it's tall enough that we don't have to worry about Cate being able to pull the TV on top of her, and because it's too tall for Dobby to try biting things on the screen. Yay!

Did some last minute Christmas shopping today, after waiting 2 hours for an oil change. Finished some little details on the gifts I made for folks in Kansas, now all I have to do is wrap them all!

I am excited about my doctor appointment tomorrow. I'm praying they let us see her, not just hear the heartbeat. Surely, since we've hit 3rd trimester, they will. I also plan on asking the doctor some really random pregnancy-related questions. If I can remember them. (Like, for the past 2+ weeks, the blood has been pounding my left ear, almost nonstop. Why?)

Jeff and I have been arguing (not really....discussing, more like) about Cheetoes. I believe they are chips. He says they aren't. I say they're smack dab in the middle of the corn chips on the chip aisle, that makes them chips. He says they're not chip-shaped, therefore not chips.

I think he's on crack. What do you think?


  1. cheetos are technically a "chip". They aren't cookies, not crackers, not pie. WHat else would you categorize them as?? Chips! Sorry Jeff! (by the way you haven't done a blog update in a while)....*whistles*

  2. Cheetos are a brand of cheese curl made by Frito-Lay. They are technically known as a cheese-flavored cornmeal snack.[1] Cheetos was developed by Fritos creator Charles Elmer Doolin in 1948 along with a potato product called "Fritatos".[2] Until the late 1990s-early 2000s, the brand name contained an interpunct (Chee·tos appeared on the packaging), but it has since been removed.

    Cheetos are manufactured by blending corn and water. The mixture is heated under pressure, then extruded through a die. The texture of the snack is caused by contact with hot air, which causes steam in the mixture to expand, creating a bread-like snack.

    How many "chips" are extruded through a die?
    Pretzels and popcorn are in the "chip" aslie as well are they "chips" as well?

  3. I would categorize them as a "Cheese flavored snack".

  4. I've polled my coworkers (2 people, mind you) and the verdict is: You win, Jeff

    ALTHOUGH....when going shopping they both agree that they will write "chips" on their shopping list, and cheetos fit into that category. IE: corn chips, potato chips, cheetos can all be categorized as "chips" on a shopping list. :)

  5. Fascinating discussion here!
    My first thought was, "who cares" I love Cheetos and thats all that really matters right?

    I've got to agree with Jeff here though... I wouldn't call them a chip. They are a category of their own and usually get their very own shopping trip when I crave them.

    I always thought that they were really gross, until one epic night in a Vegas hotel room when I was consumed with munchies and the only thing I could find was a bag of Cheetos. I've loved them ever since!

    Sorry to hear that you are still dealing with this nasty heartburn. Take care and enjoy this very special Christmas!!!