Wednesday, May 13, 2009

If A Tree Falls....

That slacker of a tooth fairy finally made it to our house last night with her lousy quarter. Sheesh.

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In yesterday's comments Jillybean waxed philosophical about dieting and eating in general. As she informed me, "...if you go ahead and eat the sundae and nobody actually sees you eat it, I don't think you need to count the points."

Which advice reminded me of a T-shirt I saw a gentleman wearing at our local Farmers' Market this past Saturday. It asked (rather plaintively, I thought)

If a man says something in a forest, and his wife doesn't hear him, is he still wrong?


I think I'll get that for Larry for Father's Day. I mean, if he bothers to return from his travels by then...

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16 comments:

  1. Jillybean is right, and did you know this as well - if you open a packet of biscuits and eat the broken ones it doesn't count either because in the process of breaking all the calories leak out. That's why I always break my cookies before eating them. You can have one more if you do it that way. And if you dunk them in your tea, all the calories sink to the bottom of the cup. Just don't drink the last bit of tea, you know the bit with all the sludge/crumbs. That's where the calories are hiding.

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  2. Her advice is completely correct...

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  3. As soon as I saw your post title, I immediately thought of the man in the forest. I've heard that before and repeated it numerous times!! Hilarious! Never thought about getting it put on a t-shirt.

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  4. Yes, he is still wrong. ;0)

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  5. I agree with Mum-Me, breaking the cookies makes all the calories leak out. Plus, I'm pretty sure that any ice cream eaten on Wednesday has no calories.
    If all else fails, force everyone around you to eat. If they all gain weight, you will automatically look thinner.

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  6. If you eat cookies or a candy bar at the same time you are drinking a diet soda then they cancel each other out.

    My kids gave up on the tooth fairy after she had been on "vacation" for six or seven teeth. They finally just started bringing me the tooth and asking for a dollar please Mom.

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  7. Jillybean is absolutely right. Also if you eat standing up it doesn't really count, because you really can't enjoy it as much.
    And that shirt. YES, of course he is still wrong! lol

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  8. That shirt is just silly. Everyone knows he is wrong. It does not have anything to do with who heard it....it is a state of being.

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  9. A quarter? You have a discount fairy. It's a dollar in Chicagoland!

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  10. My greatest moment in Weight Watchers was when I figured out that latte counted as "milk". Past that, I'm still trying to get my give-a-damn fixed, so I can go back...

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  11. I think my FIL has that shirt.

    When Jenn is here, I'll be on the West Coast. Go figure!

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  12. LOVE that t-shirt saying! Heh, heh. And I like what she said...

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  13. We have a slacker of a tooth-fairy too. She left fifty cents last night for the Princess, who wishes she could get a dollar like Stephanie Tanner! "She's lucky!"

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