March 28, 2005

When Snacks Attack

I was sitting here snacking and checking email, having arrived home in The Greatest Torrential Downfall Since That 40 Day/40 Night Thing...and I lost a Cheez-It. As I was eating it. Seriously. I had a handful of Cheez-Its and was doing that hand-to-mouth maneuver (nothing fancy, 32 years of experience here) when something went haywire and a Cheez-It went astray. Lap? No. Floor? No. Under the desk? No. Time passes. Renegade Cheez-It fails to make an appearance. Until, many minutes later, it falls out of my sleeve. How does one get a Cheez-It up one's sleeve and how does that same person fail to notice it? And why didn't that same person just stay in bed today?

Posted by Chris at March 28, 2005 05:44 PM

What was the rest of your post about? I saw Cheez-It and now I can't think of anything else. lol

Posted by: groovebunny at March 28, 2005 05:50 PM

You know, Cheez-Its are fine, but maybe you ought to consider Chee-tos and Dori-toes also.

Posted by: jen at March 28, 2005 06:30 PM

Perhaps it wasn't really Cheez-Its that you were eating. Have you considered that maybe, just maybe they were some form of alien life form and that one of them, during a quick second that you weren't looking, tried to make a break for it, to get away so it could signal the mother ship? "Turn back! The world is full of giants and they will eat us! Turn ba--aggh!"

Of course, that's just a theory.

Posted by: patricia at March 28, 2005 06:35 PM

That's nothing. Today I was eating a hummous and avocado sandwich and the whole thing went down my shirt. It went missing for hours, then hit the ground when I went running.

Posted by: mrsmogul at March 28, 2005 07:49 PM

LOL! I do that so often that the first thing I do after dropping a Cheez-it/Cheeto/Pretzel/M&M or the snack food du jour, is point my arms downward and shake! Snacks always manage to fall into my sleeve when I am eating! That's so funny.

Posted by: ms.quilty at March 28, 2005 07:58 PM

Chris, I used to be a Cheez-it girl and then I discovered Cheese Nips. I'm telling you, once you have a Nip, there's no goin back to the Cheez-its. Trust me.

Posted by: lu at March 28, 2005 08:00 PM

Perhaps you were subconsciously trying to save a little snack for later. You know, the box of Cheez-Its is empty (you do have a pregnant wife by the way - this is not so far-fetched a scenario) then you go to change clothes, and wait! What's this?! Hot Damn! It's one last Cheez-It for your snacking enjoyment.

Posted by: donna at March 28, 2005 08:59 PM

My hubby is notorious for losing food. I don't know how because he's 6'1" and 150 lbs! Where does it hide?! I think that fact alone makes him a freak of nature. But in a good way of course. ;)

Posted by: Kitty at March 28, 2005 09:18 PM

LOL, I've done that. Of course, having kids, it's usually a cheerio for me.

Posted by: Rae at March 28, 2005 10:07 PM

I'm with donna - I think your sleeve was acting as a pseudo "flavor saver." All of the benefits of cheesy (pun!) facial hair, without having to grow the darn thing!

Posted by: supine at March 28, 2005 10:53 PM

Imagine if it would have gotten stuck in your pants and came out when you sat on the toilet..."How'd I pass THAT without noticing?!" Kind of like how corn comes out whole but with sharp edges and an orange cheek-streak. Oh gawd...this comment is just ridiculous!

Posted by: Geezitron at March 28, 2005 10:58 PM

That would make a great headline for a "cheesy" (pun intended hehehe) segment on some real life crime show...."When Cheez-its Attack and How to Protect Yourself"
I know you love the idea, just come to me when something strange happens, I can think of many ways to make it useful heehee!!!

Posted by: Nina at March 28, 2005 11:31 PM

I understand...completely...yesterday I lost a sewing needle (VERY LARGE) when I went to sew the book I am making when it just POOF disappeared! I have not found it yet...just wait until I am barefoot and forget I lost it! : )

Posted by: Gypsy at March 29, 2005 12:27 AM

How can it be raining SO hard on both sides of the country? It's been pouring for days here in Portland, too, you know.

Posted by: DeAnn at March 29, 2005 01:05 AM

I love Cheez-It so much I have to turn to Goldfish crackers. It's so much more bland so I'd stop eating after a few fishees. Cheez-it? There is no stopping me...until I'm thirsty for a Cherry Coke.

Oh thank god it was only in your sleeve. I'm sure any ladies with enough cleavage have experience losing stuff down there. I, on the other hand, am blessed with absolutely no such food guard.

Posted by: Oakley at March 29, 2005 01:48 AM

By the way, I'm not implying you have man boobs or anything. I'm just saying you're lucky you don't have boobs...

okay I'm putting down the pipe...

Posted by: Oakley at March 29, 2005 01:49 AM

You stole my cheez-its, man...

Posted by: etherian at March 29, 2005 03:06 AM

Boy, and you're worried about me. ha!

The rain was crazy wasn't it? I thought we were all going to be floating right out of here.

Posted by: Autumn at March 29, 2005 07:52 AM

I had the exact same thing happen with packets of sugar recently. I was carrying coffee, cream and 3 packets of sugar for my mother in law, and all of a sudden, I couldn't find the sugar. I thought I dropped in the parking lot. But then, 3 minutes later, they fell out of my sleeve. Bizarre, no? Perhaps there is some sort of strange interdimensional sleeve experiment going on in the DC area.

Posted by: bad penguin at March 29, 2005 09:50 AM

I can't decide what's more funny... this post or the comments. My only thought was that you should be grateful you found it so soon... you might have discovered it MONTHS later...


Posted by: sawni at March 29, 2005 02:28 PM