Monday, July 10, 2006

Sweet Success

This weekend, the hubby and I went down the Jersey Shore to visit the ma-in-law. On Saturday, we took the obligatory ride to the boardwalk.

After being bullied into going into a fun house with my nephew, the hubby asked if I wanted an ice cream.

No, thanks, I replied.

Oh, I know, you're waiting to get a funnel cake, he said.

Nah, no funnel cake either. Too fattening, I said.

He looked at me like I was crazy. I probably am, considering the fact that I absolutely LOVE funnel cakes. But hell, I wasn't eating it. An entire funnel cake is worth a day's allotment of food. I'd rather eat 152 rice cakes instead.

Today, I'm thinking about how good it would have been. I've even considered driving down the shore to get one. But with the price of gas over $3.00 a gallon, I think I'll take a ride to the bookstore instead and buy Shopgirl by
Steve Martin, which coincidentally, was a great movie.

Okay, enough with my ramble. The point is that I was face to face with my nemesis - the delicious and wonderful funnel cake - and I didn't cave. Less than 15 weeks to our trip to Hawaii and I am going to look awesome in my bathing suit, since I don't plan on bringing any other clothing.


Greg said...

Ugh... 152 rice cakes? There is not one good reason to turn down a funnel cake!!! Shame on you!!


Shannon said...

You went down the Jersey Shore?? I'm from Jersey. Which boardwalk did you go to?

You're a strong woman to have resisted funnel cake.

Annie said...

Greg - I just keep telling myself the rice cakes taste delicious - even better than a funnel cake! It works for about five minutes... then I start daydreaming about the dreaded funnel cake again. It's going to be the death of me...

Shannon - We go to the boardwalk on Seaside Heights. It had been almost two years since I last visited. The beach was full of people, but did you know that you have to *pay* to walk on the sand now? Crazy!

You don't know how strong a woman I am, Shannon. That funnel cake is going to haunt me in my dreams tonight.

Both - Thanks for visiting and posting comments! Please continue to do so. I promise to visit your sites too.

Anonymous said...

funnel cakes are no big deal... the zeppoles, however, are from satan himself... mmm...


Shannon said...

That IS crazy that you have to pay to go on the sand!

acb said...

Maybe you could have eaten a 1/4 of a funnel cake. Yeah, sweet.